Leadership Team

“Brian Hepburn co-founded Empowered Networks in 1998, and has been with Empowered and Empowered’s predecessor Wandel & Goltermann Canada for his entire career. He has led Empowered as CEO since 2007, and prior to that was Empowered’s Chief Operating Officer. Brian is active with customers, investing significant time developing and maintaining the long term relationships that have been the cornerstone of Empowered’s business success. Brian is also active in the community, supporting several not-for-profit organizations including Big Brothers Big Sisters.”

Brian Hepburn


“Glen Emo co-founded Empowered Networks in 1998, and held the role of CEO up until 2007, when he assumed his current role of President and Chairman of the Board. Prior to Empowered Networks, Glen was President of Wandel & Goltermann Canada for 12 years, and before that he was in Sales and Services management at Hewlett Packard. Glen is a graduate in Electrical Technology from Ryerson Polytechnical University in Toronto.”

Glen Emo

President & Chairman

“Gary Mollon co-founded Empowered Networks in 1998. As CFO, he oversees the company’s finance, accounting, and tax functions. Gary was EVP Finance for Wandel and Goltermann Canada for 13 years. Prior to W&G, Gary was a partner in a public practice specializing in accounting, tax and auditing. Gary earned a Bachelor degree in Math from the University of Waterloo and received his Chartered Accountant designation.”

Gary Mollon

EVP Finance & CFO

“Mervyn Hann has led Sales for Empowered Networks since 2001. Merv was previously with NBTel where he was the Business Unit Owner for Wide Area Network Management. Merv’s decade-long career with NBTel also included positions as Regional Manager of Network Operations, Residential Sales/Service Manager, Major Account Manager and Business Analyst. Mervyn has a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) from Memorial University and is actively involved in community sports.”

Mervyn Hann

EVP Sales & Business Development

“Stephen Galbraith has led Engineering and Technical Services for Empowered Networks since 2001. Stephen joined the Empowered Networks team in 1999 following an extensive 22 year background with a large Canadian Service Provider where he provided leadership in Engineering and Customer Service departments. His expertise includes engineering, operations and developing and integrating network management solutions. Stephen is a graduate of the University of New Brunswick with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering.”

Stephen Galbraith

EVP Technical Services & Support

Leadership Team

Empowered Networks was formed through a management buy-out of Wandel & Goltermann Canada in 1998, after 12+ years of building the business. Our founders continue to be actively involved in all aspects of the business.


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