Management Team

Asha Potla

Asha Potla

Product and Marketing Manager

Asha is a product management professional with international experience in product management and marketing enterprise solutions. She has extensive experience in Agile product management and has hands on experience in new product development, customer engagement and product marketing. Prior to Vertel, she held Product Manager roles at Oracle and CA technologies and was responsible for developing enterprise software in Agile/Scrum environments. Asha holds a Bachelors degree in Mechanical Engineering and a Masters in Information Systems from Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS), Pilani. She also has an MBA (Dual major in Strategic Marketing and Analytical Finance) from the Indian School of Business, India. View their Linkedin profile

Bruce Quail

Bruce Quail

LMR Business Manager

Bruce Quail is considered a veteran in the mobile radio business, beginning as a radio technician before transistors were popular and gathering substantial experience in radio systems on three continents. He has held senior positions in Philips, Plessey and the R.F. Group and his entrepreneurial spirit is evidenced by his having run businesses in Australia and South Africa before joining Vertel in Perth over 15 years ago. Bruce holds the position of LMR Strategy Manager and is driving the future direction of Vertel’s mobile radio business. In his down time Bruce is passionate about dinghy sailing and flying. View their Linkedin profile

Bruce Reid

Bruce Reid

Sales Manager

Bruce is a sales and marketing professional with international experience in expanding and developing market share. As one of the founding team at NetComm, he was instrumental in positioning the company as a market leader through innovative sales, marketing and advertising/PR strategies. Bruce has recently returned from Europe where he worked for the past 18 years in managing global and regional PR and marketing programs for IT industry forums and vendors. View their Linkedin profile

Darren Macleod

Darren Macleod

Delivery Manager

Darren MacLeod began his career in telecommunications as a radio technician 20 years ago. During his time at Vertel Darren has been involved in the delivery of our fixed and mobile networks and more recently applying his field knowledge and project management training to managing some of our regional network roll out. Darren is passionate about delivering quality networks on time and on budget and responsible for deliveries nationally.

Hannes Naude

Field Operations Manager

Hannes Naudé has over 25 years of telecommunication experience gained working for Telkom South Africa and in 23 countries around Africa, Midlist East, and Europe after joining Aviat Network (then Harris Stratex). In 2007 Hannes and his family migrated to Australia where he worked for Vodafone and Optus on their transmission network upgrades, before he joined the Vertel Team as the Victorian Service Delivery Manager in 2010. View their Linkedin profile

Richard Illy

Richard Illy

Pre-Sales Manager

Richard has over 20 years of experience in Network Engineering, Consulting and Pre-Sales roles developing network solutions within and outside of Australia. Since Richard’s first job with Telecom Australia he has worked for businesses such as NICE Systems, AAPT and Cisco Systems. Richard completed his studies in Telecommunications Engineering at UTS and his MBA at MGSM. He is a Project Management Associate (PMI) at George Washington University and has achieved CCIE Service Provider (#4436). View their Linkedin profile

Sasha Stankovski

National Network Operations Manager

Sasha Stankovski has been involved in telecommunications sector for 30 years, beginning his career as a radio technician. He has been a part of the Vertel team for the last 15 where he started as Service Manager and has gradually moved into the National Operations Manager role. Sasha uses his wealth of knowledge in mobile networks and fixed wireless communications to manage Vertel’s day to day service operations and network performance, supported by his regional operations teams. An advocate of the Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) process methodology, Sasha has developed a structured approach for the delivery, monitoring, management and restoration of Vertel’s services. View their Linkedin profile