Empowered Networks was founded in 1998 by the team of Glen Emo, Brian Hepburn and Gary Mollon. They have been instrumental in building the “Empowered” culture and customer-centric approach to business that has been a hallmark of Empowered’s success over the last 20 years.

Brian Hepburn, CEO

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.

EVP Finance & CFO

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.

EVP Sales & Business Development

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.

EVP Technical Services & Support

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.


Lisa White joined Empowered Networks in 1998, and prior to Empowered was with Wandel & Goltermann Canada for 10 years.  Lisa works closely with Empowered’s CFO in finance, accounting, and tax functions and has led Empowered’s Accounting team as Controller since 2002.  Prior to that she was Senior Accountant for Empowered and Wandel & Goltermann.   Lisa obtained her CGA designation in 2003 and her CPA, CGA designation in 2014.