LEADERSHIP TEAM

Meet our team members at Headquarters.

  • CEO / Founder
    Brian Kenkel

    Brian Kenkel CEO / Founder

    Brian Kenkel, Chief Executive Officer & Founder

    As CEO, Brian Kenkel is a hands-on leader who oversees the strategic direction of Prime Communications. Brian unceasingly strives to grow the organization and is famous for sharing with employees nationwide Prime Communications’ core values: trust, teamwork, passion for excellence, and legendary customer service.

    Brian founded Prime Communications in 2001 and quickly grew it from a Nebraska-based company to a respected and highly sought-after national technology integrator enterprise. Prime Communications has cornered the technology market by leading the industry in 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.

  • VP: New Business Dev/Founder
    Steve Kanne

    Steve Kanne VP: New Business Dev/Founder

    Steve Kanne, Vice President: New Business Development & Founder

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

  • COO
    Jamie Bumgardner

    Jamie Bumgardner COO

    Jamie Bumgardner, Chief Operations Officer & Vice President

    As the COO and VP at Prime Communications, Jamie provides almost 20 years of experience in the security and automation industries. Jamie began his career contributing his knowledge and expertise at two Fortune 500 companies in both engineering and management capacities. In 2006, Jamie joined the Prime team in an effort to expand the company’s technology offerings. Prior to becoming COO and VP,  Jamie held several positions within the company, including Vice President of Engineering and 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 Dannatt

    Brett Dannatt CFO

    Brett Dannatt, Chief Financial Officer

    Brett Dannatt’s primary responsibilities for Prime Communications include: accounting, strategic planning, legal issues, property management, expense analysis and negotiations, administration, insurance licensing and banking. Brett joined Prime in 2013, bringing 25 years of 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 convenience store chain.

  • VP: Infrastructure Operations
    Jeff Broz

    Jeff Broz VP: Infrastructure Operations

    Jeff Broz, Vice President: Infrastructure Operations

    Jeff grew up in Loveland, CO, but has deep Nebraska roots in the McCook area. Jeff received his Bachelor’s degree from the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Radiation Science and worked as a CT/MRI technologist until 2000. Since then, his career has been focused in the healthcare IT space where he has designed, built, implemented and supported solutions across the continuum of care. As a founding member of Banyan Medical Systems, Jeff was able to gain significant experience in the infrastructure/cabling space while implementing procedural solutions in the cath lab/OR, as well as virtual nursing solutions in the patient rooms.

    Jeff and his wife Chirsten reside in Elkhorn, NE and they have four children. Carson (18) is in his first year at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, studying finance. Delaney (16) is a sophomore at Duchesne Academy and plays volleyball. Keaton (13) is an 8th grader at St Patrick’s and is a creative whiz. And Jensyn (9 going on 15) is the boss. She is in 3rd grade at St Patrick’s and plays basketball, volleyball and soccer. Needless to say, there is never a dull moment in the Broz household!

  • VP: Security & Network Solutions
    Amit Malla

    Amit Malla VP: Security & Network Solutions

    Amit Malla, Vice President: Security & Network Solutions

    As Vice President of Security and Network Solutions, Amit’s focus is overseeing, planning and managing security operations. Amit joined Prime Communications in 2010 and since then has worked as a Systems Engineer and Project Manager for numerous enterprise clients. His background is electrical and electronics engineering and believes a disciplined engineering approach and attention to detail is what sets the company apart from the competitors.