What sets us apart is our people. Our team has:
At Premiere Communications & Consulting, Inc., we continue to add highly qualified people to our team. We hire carefully and slowly, so we always can ensure excellence. All of our team leaders are certified engineers; they are designers and technicians with the expertise to anticipate your communications needs.
Jeff Woodlief — RCDD, President
Jeff provides overall strategic direction and operational oversight for the company, he has 22 years of experience in telecom and has been with Premiere since its founding in 1993. Jeff has also served as Vice President of Design & Construction for a National Infrastructure Provider, Managing Partner for a Fiber to the Home (FTTH) Design and Construction firm, Managing Partner for a FTTH Service company, and is currently serving on the Board of Directors for the Autism Society of North Carolina. Jeff earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration from East Carolina University in 1993 and lives with his wife and twin sons in Raleigh N.C.
Scott Woodlief — RCDD, Vice President - South Carolina Operations
Scott is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Wilmington with a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications. Scott currently oversees all operations of the South Carolina offices. With over 19 years in communications and cabling, and with his extensive experience as a project manager, Scott is an invaluable leader on projects large and small.
Doug Terry — RCDD/DCDC/NTS/RTPM, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer - Engineering
Doug has an undergraduate degree from the University of South Carolina and a Master’s Degree in Business Management from ECU. Doug’s attention to detail and precision has been invaluable in the engineering, estimating and budgeting of projects for the past 19 years at Premiere. Doug’s responsibilities include design-build projects, chief estimator, proposal integrity verification and the maintenance of legacy accounts. He has recently attained BICSI’s Data Center Design Consultant certification.
Matt Knowles — RCDD, Director of Sales & Marketing
Matt is a graduate of The University of North Carolina at Wilmington holding a BS in Business Administration with concentrations in Economics and Production Decision Science. Matt has over 18 years of direct sales and sales management experience in the telecommunications industry. During that time he has held various positions such as Strategic Account Manager for multiple G500 clients, and also as a Territory Manager for the Southeast and Mid Atlantic portions for the US. He achieved the professional designation of RCDD in 2001.
George DeMartz — RCDD - Operations Manager Raleigh Branch
George DeMartz is our Operations Manager for the Raleigh branch, with over 23 years’ experience in the installation, design and construction of mission critical data center space, commercial, pharmaceutical, military, and residential communications infrastructure he brings a depth of knowledge to Premiere. Prior to joining Premiere, George worked as both the Director of Service Operations and Director of Project Management for a National Infrastructure Provider installing, building and maintaining MDU and single family PON networks. While serving in these roles, he oversaw the activation, maintenance and service of over 200 Single Family and High Rise Residential MDU properties throughout the U.S. serving approximately 55,000 individual subscribers with a direct broadband connection to the home. George is an active (BICSI) Building Industry Consulting International member and received the professional designation of (RCDD) Registered Communication Distribution Designer in 1996. George’s vision into deploying new technologies will continue to help Premiere as we continue to develop our offerings within the emerging technologies in the Commercial space.
Jacob Kneer — Service Department Manager
The Service Department completes short term projects, whether quoted or on a time and material basis. Notice we didn’t say simple, as the Service Department handles complex Data Center and basic cable installations. Jacob ensures our Technicians are equipped with the proper training, tooling, and materials to complete any task. Jacob also assists the other branches with performance functions allowing our clients to see seamlessness between branches.
Barbara Bailey — Controller
Barbara Bailey joined Premiere Communications in March 2000. She currently holds the position of Controller. Prior to joining Premiere, she had a 14 year career with a Medical Malpractice company and held the position of staff accountant. Barbara attended The University of Miami and brings over 30 years’ experience and is responsible for the Accounting, Administrative and Human Resources Departments.
Jeff Begnoche — Charlotte Branch Manager
Jeff joined Premiere Communications in 2009 to help build our Charlotte Operation. Jeff studied at Ferris State University, and brings over 13 years of installation, project management and operations experience to Premiere. He currently oversees all day to day operations in our Charlotte office.
Joel Williamson — Myrtle Beach Branch Manager
Joel began his Telecom career in 1989 in the United States NAVY, and came on board with Premiere Communications in 2000 as a Field Technician. Over the last 15 years with Premiere Joel has worked his way up in the organization to currently Lead our efforts in Myrtle Beach as Branch Manager. In this role he is responsible for the Myrtle Beach P&L and all day to day operations. Joel continues to be a vital member of Premiere and a major contributor to our success in South Carolinas.
Dave Jobe — Estimator, Safety Manager
Dave brings 30 years of experience in the Telecommunications field to Premiere. Dave started his career with Premiere in 2000 as a Lead technician. Over the last 16 years Dave has held the Lead Technician position for 2 years, Operation Manager Position for 10 years and Service Manager for 4 years. Dave’s current position is Estimator-Safety Manager for the Raleigh branch. Dave handles safety related issues for the Company and estimates projects and service work for the Raleigh Branch. Dave holds the companies SP-FA/LV Low Voltage Electrical License and the Alarm Board License.
Alan Williams — Director of Layer II Systems
Alan joined Premiere Communications in September of 2016 to focus on developing new opportunities for the company. Alan brings with him more than 32 years of experience in the IT technology industry. He is broadly responsible for the company’s product and service strategy, positioning Premiere to continue its growth trajectory and delivery of Layer II System Product via protection methodologies in various vertical markets…Healthcare, Manufacturing, Financial Industry, Legal, Engineering, Insurance, Higher Education, and many others. Alan spent 12 years of his early career in the healthcare technology market and 17 years as an owner in a technology company where he was on contract to build another startup company which became the largest privately owned Fiber to the Home delivery system. He served that startup as VP Engineering Construction, VP Project Management, and VP of Sales Engineering. Most recently, Alan has spent 3 years in Business Development and Sales for a Data Center provider. Alan graduated from Wingate University with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration.
Si Weeks — RCDD – Purchasing Manager
Since joining Premiere in 2007, Si has held several positions. With 18 + years of experience, Si’s background includes installation, project management and purchasing. Si is currently the Purchasing Manager for the Raleigh office, overseeing all day to day logistics of the supply chain. Si provides direction and support to all branch procurement to ensure customer expectations and company goals are met.