About IPacket Networks

Management Team

Eric L. Pratt - CEO, IPacket Networks

Eric has a distinguished record of building highly successful, profitable organizations in the high-tech, telecommunications industry. Before joining IPacket Networks, Eric spent 10 years as the CEO of Taqua, an innovative technology OEM focused on VoIP, VoWiFi and VoLTE technology (acquired by Sonus Networks in 2016). Prior to joining Taqua, Eric’s background includes 20 years of experience holding various senior executive positions at Tekelec, Avatech Solutions, Telecom Technologies, InterVoice and DSC Communications.

G. Michael Eastep - COO, IPacket Networks

Mike has an exceptional record in the telecommunications industry. Previous to IPacket Networks, Mike dedicated nearly thirty years to building worldwide telecommunications networks and integrating innovative technology for equipment manufacturers and service providers. Mike was the VP of Operations at Sonus Networks, a telecommunications vendor that led the development of next-generation voice over internet equipment. Mike’s background includes serving on the Board of Directors for Sonus Networks India pvt. Ltd, and holding various upper management positions in engineering disciplines at Telecom Technologies and MCI. Mike holds six US and international patents in the area of Internet communications.

Luis Santos - SVP, Engineering, IPacket Networks

Luis brings more than 30 years of experience in telecommunications engineering, network design, and product integration to his role at IPacket Networks, where he is responsible for all network and systems engineering and design. Prior to joining IPacket, Luis spent eight years as Director of Vendor Product Integration at Sonus Networks. Previous to Sonus, Luis' background included 13 years of holding various key management and engineering positions at MCI Communications.

Don Heckman - VP, Operations, IPacket Networks

Don has more than 30 years of experience and progressive responsibility in diverse telecommunications roles. Don brings a wealth of network operational and engineering experience to IPacket Networks. Prior to IPacket, Don was the VP of Network Planning and Engineering for Qwest, where he deployed their fiber optic network and developed and managed operational and support systems for all network services and applications. Before Qwest, Don held numerous senior management and engineering positions at LCI and MCI Communications. Don is a proud former member of the United States Navy.