Meet our team members at Headquarters.

  • CEO / Founder
    Brian Kenkel

    Brian Kenkel CEO / Founder

    As CEO, Brian Kenkel is a hands-on leader who oversees the strategic direction, of the organization, as well as being an out of the box thinker and is always looking at ways to grow the organization. Brian is famous for restating to employees nationwide that Prime Communications’ core values, which include: trust, teamwork, passion for excellence, and legendary customer service.

    Previous to building and owning technology companies, Brian’s impressive entrepreneurial footprint included launching several other businesses over the years. He founded Prime Communications in 2001 and quickly grew it from a Nebraska-based company to a respected and sought after national enterprise technology integrator. Prime Communications has cornered the technology market by leading the industry with complimentary and cross-functional solutions for infrastructure, mobility and security. The company also supports many community efforts including donating technology solutions to local elementary schools.

  • President
    Chris Gille

    Chris Gille President

    With more than 20 years of organizational leadership in both corporate and high-growth start-up companies, Chris loves the challenge of building high-performing teams and developing infrastructure to scale businesses. A seasoned Operations leader, Chris has also held key positions leading business development, strategic partnerships and new product innovation for several companies including Intuit, GMAC Insurance, and Complete Nutrition.

    Chris prefers to spend any free time with his family, most often coaching one of his seven (yes, 7) kids in youth sports. If he can continue to steer his boys away from baseball, he plans to continue spending many summer evenings wakeboarding on the lake behind the family home or chipping polar vortex ice for a hockey pitch in winter.

  • VP of New Business Development/Founder
    Steve Kanne

    Steve Kanne VP of New Business Development/Founder

    Steve Kanne alongside Brian Kenkel founded the company in 2001. Kanne is an insightful technology solutions expert and successful business leader. Kanne has numerous industry certifications from leading technology manufacturers and trade organizations. Kanne served on the board of directors of a global entrepreneurship organization, chairing its strategic alliance partner program.

  • COO
    Jamie Bumgardner

    Jamie Bumgardner COO

    As the COO and VP at Prime Communications, Jamie brings almost 20 years of experience in the Security and Automation industries. Jamie began his career providing contributions to two fortune 500 companies in both Engineer and Management capacities. In 2006 Jamie joined the Prime team in an effort to expand the company’s technology offering. Prior to becoming the COO and VP Jamie held several positions within the company including the Vice President of Engineering and the Vice President of Operations. Jamie is an ASIS Board Certified Physical Security Professional (PSP) and is a strong advocate for the proper protection of assets through technology convergence and the application of advanced technology.

  • CFO
    Brett Dannett

    Brett Dannett CFO

    Brett Dannatt’s primary focus includes accounting, strategic planning, legal issues, property management, expense analysis and negotiations, administration, insurance, licensing and banking for Prime Communications. He joined Prime in 2013, bringing 25 year’s experience in the finance and accounting industry, including 15 years as a Chief Financial Officer for a variety of industries. Most recently Dannatt served as the Chief Financial Officer for a large regional convenient store chain.