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Bill Ahlstrom Bill Ahlstrom
President & CEO

Bill orchestrates the day-to day operations of the TM Forum. A veteran of more than 30 years in the definition, development, sales, implementation and support of complex software-based solutions, primarily devoted to systems and network management and security. His focus has included global manufacturing, transportation and finance, communications service providers, healthcare, energy delivery and power generation, national, regional, and local government agencies, as well as strategic alliances and partnerships with other suppliers and systems integrators. He has served in a variety of executive leadership positions in Cisco, and CA Technologies, as well as in start-ups and small companies. Bill earned BA and MA degrees at American University, Washington, DC.


Nik Willetts Nik Willetts
Chief Digital Officer

Nik has been working the high-tech market for over 10 years, and is currently Chief Digital Officer for TM Forum. In this capacity, Nik is responsible for driving the Forum’s success and value-delivery across a broad range of competencies, including digital services. Previously, Nik has held a number of executive positions within the Forum including responsibility for marketing and communications, global events and IT. Prior to joining the TM Forum, Nik ran a successful consulting business working with multi-national companies including BT, WestLB and The Carphone Warehouse.


Apostolis Kallis Apostolos Kallis
Senior Vice President, Member Engagement & Sales

Apostolos Kallis is currently the Senior Vice President of Member Engagement & Sales for the TM Forum with full responsibility for driving the organisation’s growth through membership, conferences, training, exhibitions, webinars and publications. His team is also responsible for account management of the TM Forum’s global membership base. He has worked in the Telecommunications business for over 10 years and was previously Deputy Head of IQPC Exchange in London with P&L responsibility for over 15 conferences a year. As a freelance consultant, he has worked with a number of companies in the telecommunication software space advising on sales strategies and expansion plans across Europe, the Middle East and the US. Apostolos holds a BA International Business from the University of Brighton and an MBA in Telecoms from AUEB.


  Catherine Gibson
Vice President, Events

Catherine leads the Events Team at TM Forum, and is responsible for creating and executing the events strategy in support of the Forum’s strategic plans and membership engagement initiatives. She has extensive experience in the tech industry, and joined the Forum from Riverbed Technology, where she led Service Provider Marketing. Prior to that, she spent over 20 years at AT&T, leading their Enterprise Industry Events and Executive Forums teams, as well as their Customer Advisory Councils. Catherine earned a BA in International Affairs from Lewis & Clark College and an MBA in Finance from Vanderbilt University.


Brian Kuritzky Brian Kuritzky
CFO and Treasurer

Brian Kuritzky began his career with TM Forum 10 years ago and is currently the Vice President, Finance.  During that time he has held various positions within the finance group.   Brian is located at the headquarters office in New Jersey, USA.  From there he oversees all financial processes and transactions for the global organization as well as all internal and external reporting.  Brian holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from the Pennsylvania State University (Go Lions!) and a MBA from Centenary College.


Steve Bonadio
Vice President, Communications & Marketing

Steve Bonadio leads global communications and marketing for TM Forum. His responsibilities include marketing strategy and operations, messaging and positioning, branding and creative, product marketing, demand generation, web/digital/social marketing, public and analyst relations, sales enablement, and partner marketing. Prior to joining the Forum, Steve held senior marketing roles with leading software companies such as Oracle, and he spent the first ten years of his career as an IT industry analyst and consultant with firms such as META Group (acquired by Gartner). Steve holds a BA in Economics and Business from Lafayette College.