Challenger Events was founded by Michael Cerullo a former USAF veteran who has held various Executive Level experience with Fortune 500 Telecommunications companies and Dmitry Tsiryulnik a network engineer who has 25 years building and managing some of the largest and premier event and hospitality venues in the world including the Hilton Time Sq, Jacob Javitz Center, and Lincoln Center. They saw that many companies can deploy a network but most lacked the skills to rectify issues quick enough or think outside the box for complex network deployment especially in the Event/Trade-show environment. Together they understand the efforts and planning that goes into each event may boil down to a presentation that may last only a few hours to a few minutes. This makes every show, event, launch, mission critical with zero tolerance to failure.
With this convection, they created a company with a team with network engineers that have implemented internet connectivity to many prestigious venues and headline events in New York City since 1998.
Chief Executive Office
Michael has been in the Telecommunications industry since his release from the United States Air Force in 2004. Since then he has held various senior management positions in different areas of the field including Sales, Operations, Customer Service, and Regulatory, working for some of the largest publicly traded companies such as Earthlink and Windstream. With the extensive knowledge gained while holding these positions, Michael was able to combine his experiences with that of his partner Dmitry to create Challenger Telecom, one of the fastest-growing startups in NYC.
Chief Technology Officer
Dmitry has been in the Telecom industry since the mid-nineties. His experience in building startup ISPs and the work he’s done with more established ISPs over the past two decades has been invaluable in establishing Challenger as a serious player in the industry from its inception. His extensive experience in providing network-builds and Internet services has been a significant driver in developing Challenger’s footprint.