Jim Garrettson founded TownHall Teleconferencing following a successful 20-year career in telecommunications. Although the Telecom market has been in a downturn recently, Jim is a firm believer in the future of collaborative communications. Specifically, he has founded Townhall with the intent of spreading the enabling power of the collaborative IP-based tools that have been recently brought to market.
In addition to bringing this organization to a quick success, Jim has also founded and created "The Potomac Officers Club" (POC). This Washington, DC-based club is unique in its formation as an organization designed specifically for senior executives. The POC has been growing steadily under his leadership with its mission of creating a board of trade to foster business growth in the Greater Washington area. Beyond his current duties at The Potomac Officers Club and TownHall Teleconferencing, Garrettson produces a widely-read newsletter for area executives.
Prior to founding TownHall Teleconferencing, Garrettson held the position of EVP of Sales and Marketing at Net2000, a competitive local exchange carrier. Garrettson has also gained experience in the start-up and Internet content distribution space as SVP of North American Sales with Cidera. He helped Cidera expand their satellite-based, edge network throughout North America. Before Cidera, Garrettson held the position of President, Teleglobe Business Solutions and SVP of Sales at Qwest Communications.
Jeff Lutton Partner and Vice President of Sales
Jeff Lutton, Partner and Vice President of Sales, is a 10 year veteran of the Telecommunications and Conferencing industry with extensive business development, sales and sales management experience. Prior to joining THTWeb, Jeff was Director of Sales for the Washington, DC Metro region of US LEC. Under Jeff's leadership, with his tenacious determination to be successful enabled his team to grow the branch revenue run rate from 4.2MM to 14.4MM over the two and a half year tenure with US LEC. During this timeframe the Washington team led the company in branch revenue growth along with winning an unprecedented office of the month for three consecutive months.
Before US LEC, Jeff spent 3 years with Net2000 Communications where he last served as Sales Manager for the Washington DC sales office. Under Jeff's leadership, his team won the President Cup's award for overall sales in 2000.
Jeff also spent 4 years with Telecommunications, Programming and Services where he was involved with Project Management and Business Development before being recruited to Net2000.
Jeff graduated from Penn State in 1993 with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering and Mount Saint Mary's in 1999 with a Master's of Business Administration specializing in International Marketing.