Telecommunications Professionals You Can Trust

Meet Our Team

Since 1982, the very beginning of the deregulation and privatization of the telecommunications industry, Southern Counties Telephone, Inc., dba Teleco, dba Voice Smart Networks, a private telecom company, has been serving Ventura and Southern California Counties. Starting from a small cabling and telecom company, we’ve grown as one of the largest and most respected telecom companies in California known for its exactitude in engineering and innovative, solution specific technical expertise.

Mark Wadnizak: President and CEO

Mark Wadnizak is the co-founder, with his father (deceased 1986), of Southern Counties Telephone, Inc. Seeing the trends in communications before they became trends, while President and CEO of Southern Counties Telephone, Inc., in 1983 Mark founded and was CEO of another company called Xenium Communications which invented state of the art software for computer telephony automatic call distribution (ACD) applications, and specifically invented the "call back in queue" software. This and many others of Xenium's advances were later adopted by all major telecommunications companies. Xenium had exclusive OEM contracts with Mitel, a Canadian company and one of the largest telecommunications companies in the world.

Mark's involvement in the telecom industry evolves around his technical expertise, superior engineering capabilities, and efficient customer service applications. Continuing his leadership role in the company, he still maintains his current certifications for Mitel, Inter-Tel and Shore Tel telecommunications systems; he is Cisco CCNA qualified.