Gary A. Pudles is President, CEO and founder of AnswerNet. Since establishing AnswerNet in 1998, he has driven the growth of the organization through sales, acquisitions and partnerships, with his success earning him the prestigious “Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year” award.
Mr. Pudles is a nationally recognized speaker and expert on telecommunications, business motivation and business operations, and he regularly contributes to the award-winning website, Inc.com. His contributions have also been featured in Connections Magazine, Contact Management, Customer Interaction Solutions, DM News, Multichannel Merchant and Risk Management.
Outside the company, Pudles regularly addresses several leading industry organizations: the American Teleservices Association, the Association of TeleServices International, the Canadian Call Management Association, Disaster Recovery Journal’s Spring World and Fall World, and ICCM. Pudles is an instructor at The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and participates on the New Jersey Economic Development Authority’s technology advisory board.
Pudles earned a Juris Doctorate degree from the Washington College of Law at the AmericanUniversity. Pudles is also a founding partner of TextGen, a cloud-based communications platform that uses text or voice to collect data in real-time via a single telephone number or web portal and a founding partner of Splendtastic, a telephony and communication-oriented software company.