Founders

Founding Partners

All five of Cerium’s founding partners are actively involved in our business and hold leadership roles across the company. Led by Roger Junkermier, Cerium’s leadership team embodies our culture of relentless commitment to client success. They foster a work environment where our core values Drive, Development, Flexibility, Relentlessness, and Collaboration are shared by all. Focused on creating an unstoppable organization that considers customer satisfaction as sacred, Cerium’s founders encourage employees to achieve their personal and professional goals while challenging them to reach even higher.

We still very much have an entrepreneurial spirit. We’re working to change and evolve faster so that we can continue to be of value to our customers and provide good consultative direction and guidance.

– Roger Junkermier, President Cerium Networks

Roger Junkermier, President

Roger Junkermier, is the founding member of Cerium. He provides the strategic leadership and direction to the organization. His 30-year tenure in the technology industry consists of sales and technical management roles with AT&T/Lucent Technologies along with his current responsibilities at Cerium. His wealth of experience in both the application and technical arena provides him with unique insights into technology solutions and how they can be leveraged to enable organizational initiatives.

Mr. Junkermier graduated Cum Laude from Eastern Washington University with a degree in Business Administration.  He has served on multiple national advisory boards for Avaya and Cisco. He also is on the board for KL Manufacturing, a technical apparel manufacturer in Spokane Washington.  Roger is a native of Montana, is married and has three daughters. He currently resides in Spokane, Washington.

William Junkermier, Vice President of Finance & Operations

Bill Junkermier, is a founding member of Cerium. Mr. Junkermier has an extensive background in finance and operational business management.  He provides the financial and operational direction to the organization, assuring efficient operation of processes and services.

Before Cerium, Mr. Junkermier has held financial and operational leadership roles for organizations such as Emerson Electric Corporation and N’Able Corporation. Bill is a graduate of the University of Montana in Finance and Accounting and holds a Master’s Degree from the University of Denver. He is a native of Montana, is married and has two daughters and a son. Mr. Junkermier currently resides in Spokane, Washington.

Christian Clausen, Vice President of Technology

Chris Clausen, is a founding member of Cerium. As Vice President of Technology, Mr. Clausen’s responsibility is to ensure the technical and design integrity of our solutions; to oversee implementation and integration processes and to serve as an escalation point for advanced troubleshooting requirements.

Mr. Clausen’s 40 years of technical experience, along with advanced industry certifications including Avaya, Cisco, and Microsoft, provides the technical leadership required from the business. Before joining Cerium, Mr. Clausen was an IT Professional at Lucent Technologies, McCaw Communications (now AT&T) as well as University Medical Center in Las Vegas. He is a native of Utah, is married and has three sons and three daughters. Chris currently resides in Spokane, Washington. 

Jamie Harris, Director – Sales

Jamie Harris, is a founding member of Cerium. Her 37 years of working with clients in the healthcare, financial and public sector industries provide a wealth of experience and depth to the organization.  Jamie’s broad product knowledge and multiple industry certifications including Avaya, Cisco, and Microsoft allow her to be a tremendous resource for our clients in multivendor solutions.

Before Cerium, Ms. Harris held sales and executive management roles with AT&T, Blue Cross of Montana and the Montana Corporation. Ms. Harris is a native of Montana, graduated from Montana State University in Business Administration and currently resides in Spokane, Washington.

Jim Wilson, Director – Sales

Jim Wilson, is a founding member of Cerium.  He has been providing clients with comprehensive technical solutions in Montana and Wyoming since 1987.  His accurate assessment of business initiatives, coupled with his depth of knowledge and certifications, has yielded long-term, productive client relationships.  Mr. Wilson is a consummate professional who our clients trust.

Before joining Cerium, Mr. Wilson held sales positions with AT&T along with Lucent Technologies. Before that, he was a financial advisor with Merrill Lynch for five years. Mr. Wilson is married, a native of Montana and graduated from Montana State University with a degree in Economics.

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