Our Leadership and Strategic Advisors

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Jordan Alcott

Founder and CEO

Jordan brings over fifteen years of IT industry experience, which includes leading Fortune 500 global technology teams for over ten years. He has directed organizations focused on building and implementing current best practices in modern agile IT strategies, cloud computing, mobile technology, software-defined networking, and other IT functions across several industry verticals. He has served as the executive leader and architect overseeing Fortune 500 mobile and IT environments. Jordan is an expert in developing enterprise technology strategies, infrastructure design, managing tiered support, and guiding operational teams.


Previously, Jordan was the executive leader of the IT department for a biotechnology company. Earlier in his career, he oversaw the mobile technology department for an IT outsourcing firm as well as the global mobile technology environment for a Fortune 500 media company. His experience covers working with startups to Fortune 500 companies with complex compliance requirements such as HIPAA, FEDRAMP, ITAR, NIST, PCI, and SOX compliance.

Jordan grew up in Torrance, CA, and founded Alcott Enterprises in 2014.

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Frank Palase

Strategic Advisor and Board Member

Frank Palase has over 30 years of experience in the Telco/Media/Engineering landscape. He is a proven thought leader who delivers a competitive advantage by leading companies through Digital Transformations. As an engineer, he has a deep understanding of technology. Combining his strategic business and engineering acumen, he has helped companies build meaningful solutions to unleash innovation. Recently, Frank has joined Vlocity as their Chief Digital Transformation Officer in the Media, Communications, and Energy sectors. At Vlocity, he has led successful digital transformations at Telstra, Telecom Argentina, and, most recently, Verizon and AT&T.


Frank has held Senior Vice President positions at DIRECTV and AT&T. He has led many successful efforts to drive transformational change to achieve strategic objectives. Frank believes in modifying and developing paradigms for Business and IT to become more agile in creating Omni-Channel experiences. Over his career, he has had many significant achievements in building sales acquisition capability, CRM support environments, decision support models for next best action, SAAS and PAAS platforms, and building modern integration environments. The CRM efforts include successful implementations of a 30,000 agent Siebel and a 46,000 agent Salesforce capability. 


Frank holds two patents and is the winner of the TRACE3 OUTLIER award for 2015. 

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Chris Beaudin

Strategic Advisor and Board Member

Chris is a full picture business-minded technologist with over 30 years of industry experience.  He has served on both the CIO and CFO senior leadership teams of several Fortune 500 companies. Chris has worked in multiple organizations and different disciplines through his Marketing, Finance, and Information Technology career. As "CFO for the IT Department" at DIRECTV/AT&T, he was the finance lead for the annual $1.3B IT Strategy and Innovation budget. He played a critical role in building a "$30B entrepreneurial start-up" into a successful company for the employees and shareholders. 


After participating from inception to the blockbuster sale to AT&T, he took different senior leadership opportunities at Live Nation/Ticketmaster and for Nike and Dakine at JR 286. Chris brings a proven track record of enabling the Information Technology and Engineering teams while ensuring transparent financial oversight. 


Chris is the CIO of JR 286, a global leader in the manufacturing and sporting goods industry.

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Joe Diianni

Strategic Advisor and Board Member

Joe Diianni is one of the Founding Partners of the global managed IT service provider, Electric Red. Joe brings over 25 years of technology expertise working with market-leading businesses in corporate, education, and nonprofit organizations. Joe serves as the Virtual CTO/CIO and sits on the Advisory Boards for various organizations ranging from $100M to $500M in global annual revenue.  Joe Founded a rapidly growing cloud consulting company, Lumitado, in Charleston, SC, and merged to form Electric Red. Previously, Joe was Chief Marketing Officer / Chief Technology Officer at Emergys, a top SAP reseller in the US. Earlier in his career, Joe was the VP of Technology for the U.S. Green Building Council in Washington, DC.


Joe maintains extensive relationships and deep technical experience with SAP, Adobe, Microsoft, Oracle, IBM, and Salesforce. He has architected solutions for Pepperdine University, USAID’s AED, and LeCom Engineering.  Joe studied Technology, Politics, and Marketing at Pepperdine University, receiving his degree in International Relations. Joe is a recipient of the Computer-World Honors Award Program.

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Richard Alcott

Strategic Advisor and Board Member

Richard is a 25-year advertising media and marketing executive and an accomplished serial entrepreneur with four successful SaaS-based technology startups. His Tier 1 advertising agency experience consists of operational executive roles at Young & Rubicam,  Ammirati Puris Lintas, Initiative, based in New York, and Los Angeles.  He left the corporate agency world to help launch venture-funded AudioAudit, a disruptive third-party broadcast digital supply chain solution.  As EVP of Marketing and Sales, he successfully grew revenue and market share that supported AudioAudit’s fruitful acquisition by AC Nielsen. Richard's involvement in Otosound began in a capital raising function and transformed into leading the successful operational turnaround of the technology life science startup.  More recently, he is involved with several advertising-driven technology companies involved in music, entertainment, and digital solutions.  


Richard continues to consult with CapGenic Advisors as a Subject Matter Expert.  

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