Executive Team

Joseph Palacios, President & Co-Founder: Prior to co-founding GroupCast, Mr. Palacios worked 26 years within the SBC and AT&T "Bell System", culminating as Executive Director of SBC's Advance Technology Resource Center. Mr. Palacios retired from SBC in 1995 and went on to co-found the NNC Group, (purchased by Stericycle in 2005), which specialized in pharmaceutical recalls using broadcast IVR services. While at NNC Mr. Palacios designed a 3000+ port IVR system to launch phone and fax recall notifications to pharmacies and supervised the development of custom IVR applications for Ford Motor Company, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Unilever, Eli-Lily, Merrill Lynch, Morgan Stanley and Lehman Brothers and others.

Paul Langhorst, Chief Marketing Officer & Co-Founder: Responsible for guiding the national marketing and brand building efforts for SchoolReach and GroupCast, and specializes in developing partnership marketing and on-line strategies. Prior to co-founding GroupCast in 2002, Mr. Langhorst was the Director of Telecommunications for Enterprise Rent-A-Car. While at Enterprise, Mr. Langhorst developed and managed Enterprise's 1-800 Rent-A-Car branch locator system. Mr. Langhorst also served as the President and Vice President of the Mississippi Valley Telecom Association from 1997 to 2000, and was Vice President and President of the St. Louis Chapter of the Society of Consumer Affairs Professionals from 2006-2008. Mr. Langhorst holds an MBA from St. Louis University.

Joe Moore, Chief Information Officer: Responsible for developing the code base upon which GroupCast's IVR software is built. Mr. Moore and the development team are responsible for programming and managing individual client applications. In addition, Mr. Moore designed the primary and secondary server and network environments on which all client applications run. Mr. Moore has developed and implemented IVR applications for companies such as: Trane Corporation, SBC, Merrill Lynch, PCS Healthcare System, Wells Fargo, and Williams Communications. Prior to joining GroupCast, Mr. Moore was the Director of Software Development for Intertech, Inc. In addition, Mr. Moore proudly served the U.S. with an 8-year career with the US Air Force as a computer programming specialist and carries a double major in Computer Science and Mathematics.

Kyle Palacios, Vice President, Client Services: Responsible for post-sale customer service and support of all GroupCast clients. Literally the voice of GroupCast and SchoolReach, Mr. Palacios is a seasoned communications expert. Throughout his career, Mr. Palacios has directed teams responsible for serving Fortune 500 and high profile clients such as: Merrill Lynch, Johnson & Johnson, Morgan Stanley, Lehman Brothers, Unilever and Enterprise Rent-A-Car. As VP of Client Services at GroupCast, he leads and empowers a team of dedicated individuals focused on providing a world class and unparalleled customer experience.

Paul Meiners, Chief Financial Officer, CPA - Paul Meiners joined GroupCast in 2006 as CFO and LLC Member, after serving as GroupCast's accountant since the company founding in 2002. Mr. Meiners is responsible for finance, accounting, and human resources. Mr. Meiners is a licensed CPA in the State of Missouri and a member of the Missouri Society of Certified Public Accountants. Prior to joining GroupCast, Mr. Meiners was managing partner of the Brouder & Meiners CPA firm, an accounting firm specializing in small and mid-size business operation with an emphasis in acquisition and sale of closely held organizations. Prior to his career in accounting Mr. Meiners founded Meiners Security Systems, Inc. Mr. Meiners serves on the Accounting Advisory Board at St. Louis Community College, and also serves on various voluntary boards in St. Louis.