Meet the Team

Headquartered in the Boston area with operations in Hong Kong and China, we're a group of experts in engineering, supply chain, and manufacturing who share a passion for problem-solving.


We manufacture trusted relationships.

We can't bring China closer. But we can manage the raw materials more effectively. We've been doing it for over 20 years. And we know we can do it for you.

Our Leadership

Stephen Bates

Founder and Chief Executive Officer

Stephen founded Global Interconnect Inc in 1995. Prior to this, Stephen spent five years in the Interconnect Industry holding positions in Finance, Sales and Operations with Volex, a $450MM publicly traded UK based company. Stephen started his career in Commercial Lending with UMB (Kansas City) and Bank of Boston. He holds a BS degree from Babson College. Mr. Bates has held board positions with Crotched Mountain (Greenfield NH) and Champ House (Hyannis MA) and resides in Hingham MA with his wife and daughter. Their oldest son resides and works in Boston and their daughter is currently completing her senior year at St. Lawrence University. Sadly and unexpectedly their son Charlie passed away in April 2011 from SUDEP. Charlie and his medical challenges were the inspiration for starting Global Interconnect.

Todd Squire

Chief Operating Officer

Todd holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Bucknell University (Go Bison!). Prior to joining GII in 2004, Todd spent seven years with Booz Allen as a Management and Enterprise Systems Consultant for a variety of commercial and federal clients including the Federal Drug Administration, National Institutes of Health, Environmental Protection Agency, Department of Defense and Marriot International. Todd proudly serves on the Board of the Latham Centers as a way to give back to an incredible organization doing incredible work.

He interacts daily with Program Managers to provide input on overall supply chain strategies and solutions, members of the Quality department to review organizational trends and performance metrics, Procurement team to discuss supplier partnerships, safety stock initiatives and cost containment strategies, Logistics team to assess the effectiveness of GII’s various carriers and continual review of GII’s import/export operations, Engineering team from a resource, workload leveling and workflow standpoint, and last but certainly not least, daily interaction and collaboration with our China and Hong Kong based Teams to ensure GII is operating as a cohesive unit and executing short, mid and long term initiatives.

Robert E. Gray

Chief Technology Officer

Each day, Bob spends his time discussing new applications and process problems. He also focuses on how GII can integrate new solutions and special processes into a customer's finished device. Bob has years of experience at GII, providing manufacturing, quality, design, and leadership for the company's Engineering management initiatives. Prior to his time at Global Interconnect, Bob obtained many certifications, such as a High Reliability Soldering Instructor, a certified Quality Engineer, and a certified Quality Auditor to name a few. He has continued to take courses to further his education in areas such as contact theory, high reliability soldering, ACAD, and statistical process control. Throughout his career, he has worked in everything from high frequency components, to design engineering of high volume stamped contacts, to providing product support for Gyro manufacturing.

James Rosebush

Chief Strategy Officer

James Rosebush has a long track record of growing companies globally including Cisco Systems, Sapient Corporation, Smart Technologies, JP Morgan, MacDonald’s Corporation, MITRE Corporation, Bankers Trust, and many others, including start-ups and those in the medical technologies industry. He is a best-selling author and public speaker and has a passion for helping others become successful making effective sales pitches and speeches themselves. His background also includes six years in the Reagan White House as a senior aide to the President.

Dr. Steven Brooks

Chief Medical Officer

Dr. Brooks is the Chief Medical Officer of Global Interconnect, joining in 2017. Steve is a multi-faceted health care consultant, publisher, and clinical trialist. He was previously an Interventional Cardiologist who worked six years as a Medical Officer for the FDA in the Office of Device Evaluation (ODE). He has held industry and board positions with medical technology companies, as a consultant and embedded employee in a wide array of medical device companies, assisting in device commercialization. He has served in multiple capacities, including as a Medical Officer, in Regulatory Affairs and Health Economics. He continues to teach and mentor at Johns Hopkins University and University of Maryland. Steve has added his expertise in device usage, human factors, and physician workflow to assist GII engineers in their product design to develop optimized components. Dr. Brooks works seamlessly with GII engineers on design execution, product testing, as well as consult with GII customers on the regulatory process. Many new component designs or redesigns may have inherent regulatory implications with the US Food and Drug Administration. Steve is able to assist company’s regulatory personnel or perform these necessary services within GII for an easier transition and buildout.

Jonathan Goodwin

Director of Engineering

Day to day, Jonathan assists in customer communication and conversion of ideas to validated products. He facilitates engineering collaboration and communication with customers and internally, including our China based staff. Jonathan removes road blocks to assist in the best design solutions to meet customers goals as well as support methodical root cause analysis and resolve non-compliance in part performance. During his time at Global Interconnect, Jonathan has managed a team of engineers for the development and design of electro-mechanical systems, connectors and cable assemblies.

Troy Mauk

Director of Global Procurement

Troy L. Mauk has spent more than three decades honing a comprehensive skills and experience set in the electronics industry. In his early years in the Midwest, he worked in electronic distribution and as materials manager for warehouse locations in Chicago, St. Louis and Wichita. Subsequently, he advanced to cable assembly manufacturing as product manager for customer cable assembly lines and military connector assemblies for 12 years. As an opportunity in the medical field arose, he moved to assembly manufacturing for medical devices as a buyer/planner for critical care ventilators in Palm Springs. Mauk moved to the east coast for an emerging opportunity first as purchasing manager for Global Interconnect and then as its first director of global procurement. In his director position Mauk plans, manages and has responsibility for Global’s entire supply chain both domestically and internationally, advising in international logistics and planning and implementing international procurements.

Sarah Nugent

Quality Manager

Sarah has spent over 20 years in the biologics and medical device industry with focus on quality systems and ensuring product safety. Having a diverse background in employment history from research and development, validation engineering, Regulatory Affairs, contract manufacturing and quality systems, she finds quality systems and quality assurance to be the most rewarding as it crosses over several disciplines. Maneuvering through the heavily regulated medical device industry and balancing customer requirements is a challenge that she commits to embrace every day. Having worked for some very small companies to one of the largest medical device companies in the world, Sarah brings her vast experiences to the organization at Global Interconnect by managing and driving everything quality.

Cheryl Shaw

Director of Program Management

Prior to her time at Global Interconnect, Cheryl held roles in sales and marketing. She has taken those skills and experiences and has since applied them to her work at Global Interconnect. Cheryl spent the first nine years of her time at GII as a Program Manager, and now operates as Director of Program Management. Each day, Cheryl is tasked with managing multiple inventory programs for top tier medical and industrial accounts at Global Interconnect. As Director of Program Management, Cheryl is responsible for providing customer support in all areas, purchase order management of accounts, collaborating on engineering change orders as well as management of customer inventory.

Kyle Kruse

SVP, Product Solutions

Kyle Kruse is a graduate of Franklin Pierce University with a degree in Communications. He began his professional career by creating an exclusive partnership between Comcast and the Cape Cod Baseball League which required private investments and would broadcast the games on local television networks. Kyle’s passion for sales and marketing led him to an account executive role with the WB Mason Company from 2010-2013; one of the world’s largest contract office furniture and supply company that generates almost $2 billion dollars of revenue annually. Kyle produced seven figure sales annually and helped drive unique marketing campaigns that best aligned with the local market and economy. In 2014, Kyle made a the decision to leave a secure career and pursue his passion in helping smaller organizations achieve their growth goals by improving and scaling their sales and marketing processes. During this time, one of his greatest accomplishments came with a local media group in Boston that would help them land a private contract with TrueCar. In 2015, Kyle joined Global Interconnect Inc. (GII) as their business development executive and is now Senior Vice President of Product Solutions. Kyle and his team is focused on aligning GII’s products and services with medical device manufacturers throughout the world to add value and cost solutions for their custom connectors and cable assemblies.

Scott Burns

VP, Product Solutions

After attending Mount IDA College, Scott pursued a career in health, fitness, and technology. It was in those initial years of his career that he developed a passion for working with individuals to create and execute long-term scalable business growth strategies. Since coming to Global Interconnect, Scott has taken on the role of VP of Product Solutions, where he has transferred those personable skills from his prior work to now working with top tier Medical and Industrial OEMs. Each day at Global Interconnect, Scott is responsible for tasks that fall under new customer acquisition and business development. In addition, Scott works with our internal teams to build upon existing customer relationships. A Bourne native himself, Scott loves being able to work on Cape Cod each day and after hours isn’t too far – he and his wife live in Kingston, MA where they spend their summers on the beach and their winters in the mountains.

Jacqueline Christensen

Finance Manager

For the last 25 years Jacquie has been in the industry of finance, accounting, and administration; 14 of those years have been at Global Interconnect. Each day, Jacquie is tasked with a variety of administrative duties and assignments that come directly from the CEO, COO, and company Program Managers. Jacquie handles all day to day finance and accounting functions. As such, she is highly skilled in accounts payable/receivable, credits, reconciliations, and expense tracking. She is also responsible for the creation of weekly, monthly, quarterly, and annual financial reports. Most recently Jacquie has become the GII Director of Community Impact, getting the company involved in local community fundraisers and cause drives.