FOUNDER, PRESIDENT and CEO
Mr. Arafeh established Configure in 1996 to assist clients with complex telecommunication contracting and billing matters. Mr. Arafeh served on the AT&T channel advisory council for several years and has been published in numerous trade publications.
Prior to Configure Inc., Mr. Arafeh was with AT&T in sales and marketing role. Prior to AT&T, Mr. Arafeh worked for SPL World Group, a large consulting firm serving customers with highly complex projects. Mr. Arafeh also co-founded Cygnet Labs, a medical documentation software company. Cygnet Labs grew to become the country’s 4th largest bedside medical software documentation company and was sold to a publicly traded company in 1995. At Cygnet Labs, he led the hardware engineering team and instituted user-group meetings that, at the time, were unique to the industry and was partially credited with the wide acceptance of bedside documentation when computer documentation at the bedside was new and very limited.
Mr. Arafeh continues his love for entrepreneurship to this day, he mentors many startups and individuals starting their own businesses. He currently serves on the board of directors of 2 other firms.
COO / CFO
Mr. Verdecchia has over 20 years of experience in accounting, finance, treasury, planning, information technology, human resources, risk management and corporate governance.
Prior to joining Configure, he was Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of Union Drilling, Inc., a publicly traded company in the energy industry. From November 2005 to May 2006, Mr. Verdecchia served as Director of Finance & Operations at Citrix Systems, Inc., a provider of access infrastructure solutions. From April 2004 to November 2005, Mr. Verdecchia served as a Controller at Coherent, Inc., a manufacturer of lasers and related photonics equipment. From April 2001 to April 2004, Mr. Verdecchia served as Treasurer at Lumenis Inc. (formerly, Coherent Medical Division), a provider of medical/aesthetic lasers and light based technologies. He also served as Manager-Finance at Hvide Marine, Inc. and as Internal Auditor at General Motors Acceptance Corporation.
Mr. Verdecchia holds a B.S. degree in Finance from the University of Maryland and an M.B.A. from Florida Atlantic University. He obtained his CPA certification from the State of Virginia.