Leadership Team

Leadership Team

Andrew Knapp, CEO
Mr. Knapp is the President of Alliance Telecommunications Contractors Inc.  Mr. Knapp has been in the communications industry for over twenty five years.  He is a BICSI Registered Communications Distribution Designer (RCDD) and holds various manufacturer qualifications and certifications.  Mr. Knapp has a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) with a concentration in Finance and Business Systems from Seton Hall University, in East Orange, NJ.  Mr. Knapp has a BS in Business Administration from The University of Richmond, in Richmond, VA.
Patrick Brown, Operations Director
Mr. Brown is an accomplished Management professional with experience in Business Operations and Field Services.  Mr. Brown has been in the communications industry for over 25 years. He is an Avaya Certified Implementation Specialist who also holds various products certifications across the Audio Visual and Voice industries.
Robert Kist, Senior Sales Associate
Robert has been part of the Alliance team for over 16 years. Starting in Logistics, he has worked his way up to executive account management.  Robert’s professionalism and knowledge of the industry has helped Alliance land high level key accounts. Robert holds various product certifications across the Audio Visual and Voice Industries.
George Covert, Audio Visual Manager
Mr. Covert is the Audio Visual Manager, which comprises of overall management and engineering of the department.  Mr. Covert has been providing AV integration services for well over 20 years.  CTS, DMC-4K-E, XTP-E, and Biamp certifications as well as many industry standard certifications.  Mr. Covert holds an audio engineering certificate from the Institute of Audio Research, Greenwich Village, NY.
Mike Nolan, CTS, Audiovisual Senior Design Engineer
Mike has been in the Audiovisual Field for 18 years. During this time Mike has been involved with every aspect of the Audiovisual Field including Installation, Service, Project Management, and Engineering. Some successful projects include NBC, HBO, Royal Bank of Canada, JP Morgan, UGG, NHL, Farmers Insurance, NYU Medical, NYPD, and NY University. Mike joined Alliance Telecommunications Inc. back in 2012. As the Senior Design Engineer, Mike is committed to making every project a success by exceeding client expectations. Mike hold’s multiple Certifications in Crestron, Extron, AMX, BiAmp, Clearone, Audinate, Polycom, and Cisco.
Ricardo Leitao – Audio Visual Installation Manager
Ricardo Leitao is the installation manager at Alliance for the past 6 years. During his time at Alliance, Mr. Leitao has been working with the AV Team providing management and guidance  with the most advanced audio visual solutions.  Mr. Leitao has been in the AV and telecommunications field for over 35 years having certifications from AVIXA and Siemens. Mr. Leitao is certified in AVIXA CTS, Crestron DMC-D-4k and major audio DSP equipment, and has a mechanical engineering degree from “Universidade de Aveiro” in Portugal.
Tracey Santarcangelo, Human Resources Manager
Mrs. Santarcangelo is the Human Resource Manager for Alliance Telecommunications Contractors, Inc. For over a decade, Mrs. Santarcangelo has directed the recruitment efforts and administered benefits for the company.  In addition, she has obtained the PHR certification and been a member of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).  Mrs. Santarcangelo holds her Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Human Resources from The American University in Washington, D.C.
Calvin Holland, Finance Manager
Mr. Holland is Manager of Account Payables, Account Receivables and Payroll for Alliance Telecommunications Contractors Inc. Mr. Holland has been with Alliance Telecommunications Communications Contractors Inc. for 12 plus years. Mr. Holland is well versed in all versions of QuickBooks Desktop, Avalara Sales Tax software and preparation of various AIA forms.  Mr. Holland holds a ABA in Associate in Business Administration from Mountain State University (formerly Beckley Junior College) Beckley WV.


Alliance provides its partners with services for single, self-contained audiovisual multimedia rooms, engaging digital signage, interactive e-Learning classrooms, and global network integrations.


Alliance works with both basic and complex schematics. Our technical teams will collaborate with your team to assess and evaluate the requirements to come up with the best solution for you.


When you choose Alliance as your network integrator, we will provide you with 24/7 support and hassle-free solutions for every aspect of your cabling systems and ancillary requirements.


Alliance has many different case studies to share. Take a look at a few of the projects we have accomplished, and see how we have helped others with their specific needs.