About Us

Executive Leadership

Chris Crowe

Chris is the owner of t3 and is focused on customer success, employee growth and engagement, and ensuring t3 maintains a leadership position in the telecommunications industry.

Chris joined t3 in 2016 as its President, in 2020 became owner of the company. Chris has a 25-year background in telecommunications with much of that at the executive level at Ericsson. With roles as Vice President and General Manager of multiple divisions, he brings sales, operations, finance, and overall business management to the t3 team. Chris has a successful track record of growth in the wireline and wireless segments of the market.

Chris has a BS in Computer Science from Texas State University and an MBA from the University of Texas at Dallas with a concentration in Management.

Chris and his wife Betty live in the Dallas, Texas area with their two children.

Nathan Stout


Nathan is responsible for the welfare of t3’s employees, the optimum use of our financial resources, and efficient business processes supporting customers and t3.

Nathan assumed leadership of t3’s finance and human resources areas in August 2017. Prior to joining t3, he advised the company on a variety of financial matters. Nathan has over 35 years of business experience across several organizations in a variety of leadership roles including: mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance and strategy, banking, and technology strategy and development. He also has over 25 years of experience in the telecommunications industry.

His education includes an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and a BBA in Finance from Iowa State University. Nathan, and his wife Gretchen, live in Overland Park, KS and have three adult sons attending college.

Rob Falkner


Rob leads strategy, marketing and technology efforts at t3. His focus is on bringing innovative cost-effective solutions to our customers while adapting to market conditions and opportunities.

Rob has 30 years of experience in technology, with increasing responsibilities ranging from engineering, product management, and operations through strategy, sales and marketing. Bringing over 20 years of telecommunications knowledge, he works across t3, our customers, and our partners to drive growth and success for our customers and t3. Primary responsibility is to determine the long term positioning of t3 and the areas to invest.

Rob has engineering degrees from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign as well as a Master of Management from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University focused on marketing and finance. He is based in the Kansas City area with his family.

David Dawson


David Dawson leads sales and customer management for t3’s existing customers with his Account Management team.

David works with our customers on their current requirements, and he and his team support them to develop how to evolve their customer solutions and overall business for future success.

David has almost 30 years of experience in the telecommunications industry. Prior to joining t3, he held increasingly senior sales management roles with Nortel, Ericsson, and Syniverse, with a focus on Tier 2 and rural wireless and wireline service providers. His portfolio covers fixed wireless, LTE and 5G mobile, fiber, and optical networking services and solutions.

David received his Bachelor of Science in Engineering Technology specific to Telecommunications from Texas A&M University. He and his family reside in the Dallas, TX area.

James Patke


James is responsible for sales and new business development at t3. His specialty is in optical transport and switching, DWDM, FTTx, and wireless broadband solutions.

James is a seasoned sales professional, with over 27 years of expertise within the network infrastructure telecommunications industry. He has held increasingly senior sales and product management positions at like Motorola, Alcalte-Lucent, Nokia, and Ciena. Notably, James has key skills in driving sales and business development, with a particular emphasis on go to market strategy. His extensive experience and comprehensive understanding of the telecommunications supports t3’s growth with new customers and market segments.

James has a Bachelor of Arts from Loyola University of Chicago and a Master of Business Administration from Lake Forest Graduate School of Management. He is based in the Atlanta area with his family.