The GIANT Solutions Leadership Team brings more than 90 years of telecommunications experience to bear in implementing the challenging solutions our customers face daily.
Our breadth of knowledge includes RF engineering/design, project management, team building, sales channel development, and best-in-class strategy adoption. These skills were honed in diverse organizations including the Navy, GE, Time Warner Cable, and well-known telecoms such as Frontier, AT&T, Lucent Technologies, and Sprint.
Dave Putman, Founder, Managing Partner
Now having 23 years of engineering experience, Dave co-founded GIANT Solutions with Scott Stockman in 2002, recognizing a need for sound RF Engineering principles and solutions with the carriers they had previously worked. Dave continues to head the company with Scott and is heavily involved in the design and deployment of customer solutions.
Prior to GIANT, Dave served as a RF Engineering Manager for US Unwired, a Sprint affiliate, overseeing the design, site development, network optimization, capacity planning, and FAA/FCC compliance for an 870-site network. He also has held numerous engineering positions with Sprint, allowing him to understand the needs of the customers he serves.
Dave served 5 years active duty in the United Stated Navy and holds a BS in Electrical Engineering from Union College. He splits time living in both Amsterdam and North Creek, NY
Scott Stockman, Founder, Managing Partner
Scott co-founded GIANT Solutions with Dave Putman in 2002 with a focus much as it is today- providing high-level, in-building RF engineering solutions to its carrier and enterprise customers. With 20 years of engineering experience, Scott continues to be a hands-on leader, highly involved with our customer designs and implementations.
Before founding GIANT, Scott worked with Putman as a Market Senior RF Engineer at US Unwired, a Sprint affiliate, executing RF build plans of a 400- site network throughout the Northeast. Prior to that, Scott honed his engineering skill and customer insight in various engineering positions at Sprint, its affiliates, and GE Power Systems.
Scott holds a BS in Electrical Engineering from Union College and resides in Stuyvesant, NY when he’s not performing as a singer/guitarist throughout the region.
Eric Pankonin, SVP, Business Development
Eric brings more than 21 years of telecommunications experience to the GIANT Solutions team. Joining GIANT in 2015, his responsibility is to develop and execute the market and operational strategies to ensure a great customer experience through its continued growth.
Before joining GIANT, Eric was the VP of Business Development of then-startup IntegraOptics heading their sales and marketing efforts His growth strategies led to nearly 700% growth to over $21M, twice landing it on the Inc. 5000 list. Prior to Integra, Eric held similar responsibilities as a Vice President for Time Warner Cable Business Class’s Northeast Region driving revenue of more than $100M, with additional experience with AT&T, Lucent Technologies, and others.
Eric holds a BS in Marketing Management from SUNY Plattsburgh and lives in Saratoga Springs, NY.
Mike Rosato, VP, Strategic Accounts
With over 23 years of telecommunications sales experience Mike has a demonstrated a unique ability to build lasting relationships with customers across the telecommunications industry. Mike brings these talents to bear in leading sales outreach efforts to GIANT’s Strategic Accounts nationwide.
Most recently Mike was the Carrier Sales Director for Wilcon. Previously, he was the Director of Strategic Sales at Integra Networks, Inc. During his tenure with Integra he led significant growth by adding new carrier customers and generating substantial overall revenue.
A resident of Fairport, N.Y., Mike served seven years as an active duty Naval Officer for the United States Navy. He earned his MBA in Executive Development from the William E. Simon School of Business and a Bachelors’ Degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Rochester.