Scott Hobin

Chief Financial Officer

I take great pride in introducing the right technology to our clients while factoring their specific environmental needs and budgetary restraints into the equation. I am vendor agnostic, customer centric!

Scott Hobin is a veteran in the IP data networking industry, with over 17 years of experience and a proven track record. Scott Hobin started his networking career in 1998 at a Gold value added reseller directly for Cisco Systems, Planetary Networks. He focused on large enterprise and service provider networks from the core to the edge.

In 2000, he started Hula Networks with his two business partners. As a business owner and acting CFO his responsibilities and skill sets include:

  • Create policies and procedures to improve overall operational efficiencies
  • Manage all day to day operations, working with Hula operations team
  • Oversee and manage accounts payable and receivables
  • Establish and manage credit terms and SLA's with customers
  • Liaison with all vendors, involved in negotiations
  • Control and keep audits on all inventory levels
  • Responsible for inventory purchases and broker sales
  • Manage and run customer idle asset and consignment programs
  • Sales efforts and focus on large enterprise, service providers, OEM labs, and Web 2.0
  • Keep abreast of all partner technologies

His areas of data IP network expertise include design and integration in core routing and switching, data center build outs, service provider networks, application delivery and more. Hula's mission is to help our clients increase profits, decrease expenses, and mitigate risk. Hula Networks takes great pride in introducing the right technology to our clients while factoring their specific business needs and budgetary restraints into the equation. Customer centric, vendor agnostic.



In 2011 Scott was elected to the board of UNEDA as Treasurer where he currently is serving.

Scott's responsibilities and skill sets include:

  • Bank account maintenance - signing checks, and investing excess funds wisely
  • Financial transaction oversight Being knowledgeable about who has access to the organization's funds, and any outstanding bills or debts owed, as well as developing systems for keeping cash flow manageable
  • Budgets - Developing the annual budget as well as comparing the actual revenues and expenses incurred against the budget
  • Financial Policies - Overseeing the development and observation of the organization's financial policies
  • Reports - Keeping the board regularly informed of key financial events, trends, concerns, and assessment of fiscal health in addition to completing required financial reporting forms in a timely fashion and making these forms available to the board
  • Finance Committee - Serving as Chair of the Finance Committee

UNEDA is an alliance of more than 300 of the top used network equipment dealers worldwide. These secondary market suppliers work together to promote industry best practices, ensure the highest standards of product quality, and eradicate counterfeit and fraud in the secondary market.

Visit Scott's Linked In page for more inforation at: http://www.scotthobin.com/

Scott is is the owner and Director of Operations for the:
Hula Networks Piñata Charity

A series of meaningful, charitable events in Nicaragua, the second poorest nation in the western hemisphere, that reflect the values of Hula Networks. Each year, Scott and the Piñata Charity raise funds to help to alleviate the burdens of Nicaraguan residents in these areas by providing supplies to the elderly and hosting joyful Piñata celebrations. The Hula charity in Nicaragua is particularly meaningful to Hula due to principle family members living in the country. This Hula Networks principle along with direct staff of Hula participates directly and in person at each event.

Scott Hobin holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with emphasis in Marketing & Management degree from the California State University.

He is a husband and father of 3 sons and in his free time enjoys endurance races, mountain biking, snowboarding, photography, cooking, and spending time with family.




Recommendations

Here's what people who have worked with Scott have to say:

Peter Herschkorn
Principal, Total Solutions Telecom

Scott and I have done business together periodically over the years. Recently I had a customer moving into a new office over the weekend. It ended up they had the wrong equipment to support their network interface. It was crucial requirement, as they were going to have an office full of people show up Monday morning. I reached out to Scott on a Saturday, he called me back in minutes and worked with my customer to resolve their issue and deliver the equipment needed that same day. In the fast pace world of IT Infrastructure where application knowledge is crucial just as important is the effort you put forth the delivery results which truly impact your customers and put them in a position to succeed. Thank you for your effort Scott, it made all the difference.

August 10, 2015, Peter was Scott's client

Karl Roessler
Network and Security Team

Hi All, Scott helped us out the weeknd of 08/08/2015. He took time out of his day with his family to get us the needed equipment to get our network project back on track. I recommend Scott highly and look further to do further business with his company.

August 10, 2015, Karl was Scott's client

Philip Erdeljohn CCNA/CCNA Security/JNCIA-JUNOS
Senior Network Engineer

Scott is an immense pleasure to work with. He is always working to find a solution that fits his customer best, and is always accommodating. Scott's ability to tap into his portfolio of highly skilled staff makes him an extremely valuable partner when it comes to broad or specific equipment needs. His very easy going and personal demeanor is a great plus, but Scott is all business

February 26, 2015, Philip worked with Scott at Hula Networks

Taylor Smith
HIM Account Executive at HCTec Partners

Scott and his team are amazing to work with. He is extremely knowledgeable and is a great leader not only to his company, but to UNEDA, and the industry alike. It is always a pleasure to work with Scott, and I look forward to continue doing business with him.

December 28, 2014, Taylor was with another company when working with Scott at Hula Networks

Steve Anderson
Senior Account Executive at Inflow Communication Inc

I work with Scott frequently on customer requirements and support renewals. I have always found him to be responsive and thorough and recommend him wholeheartedly!

September 17, 2013, Steve was with another company when working with Scott at Hula Networks

Pedro Castillo
Global Sales Engineer Manager at Hula Networks

Scott is a dedicated Sales guru who can get things done quickly and reliably. Among many other things, Scott is not afraid to get his hands dirty deploying a solution, testing or just delivering equipment to a customer. Scott is a true professional and a pleasure to work with.

May 10, 2013, Pedro worked directly with Scott at Hula Networks

Gunnar Wolff
Privatee

It is great to know Scott and Hula Networks , fantastic company profile and extreme knowledge of the industry. Looking forward to doing more business with this company and Scott directly.
Regards, Gunnar

April 23, 2013, Gunnar was with another company when working with Scott at Hula Networks

Tamara Holbrook
Payroll Benefits Administrator at 1st United Services Credit Union

Scott is very knowledgable in the network field; and most of all very considerate and professional.

November 26, 2012, Tamara was with another company when working with Scott at Hula Networks

Lance Wilder
Sales

Scott has always had a geat attitude when we do business together. He approaches work like an opportunity to make friends with whomever he talks to. He's always fair and honest; transparent, even. He is knowledgeable and precise.
It's always been my pleasure to work with Scott.

August 21, 2012, Lance was a consultant or contractor to Scott at Hula Networks

Matt Eclavea
VP of Technology at Sacramento Kings

Scott worked with me on several occasions to acquire critical test equipment infrastructure. Usually the sales process was done during tight budget restrictions and specific hardware configuration and each time Scott was able to work with me on both budget/dollar amounts, as well as meeting our HW configuration requirements. Each time I have needed other vendor test gear, I have chosen Scott and his team as the first choice each time. Even under situations where other vendors have been in the mix, Scott was completely professional and understanding.

I would gladly recommend Scott's services, flexibility, and attention to detail to anyone looking for vendor test gear.

April 10, 2012, Matt was with another company when working with Scott at Hula Networks

Nathaniel Bernadeau
at Gallant Systems, LLC

Scott is a great person to work with.

February 27, 2012, Nathaniel was with another company when working with Scott at Hula Networks

Bobby Mahmoudi
Bay Area Account Executive at Dell Networks

Scott is top-notch professional who moves mountains to remove roadblocks to doing business. He makes relationships move forward whether they are burring rocket fuel or being pulled by horse and buggy. I found him to have integrity, to be personable, he’s trustworthy, very knowledgeable about his product and highly valuable resource. I would not hesitate to take his call related to any product or services he may represent.

February 22, 2012, Bobby worked directly with Scott at Hula Networks

Shaun Risley
Account Executive at SAP

Scott is a very dedicated and loyal friend whose hard work and ethical compass always positions himself, and his company, in the right light to help clients reach their corporate objectives. He has always put his client's needs before any of the needs of his organization and is the type of business partner that everyone would want on their team. I would recommend Scott and his organization for any client who is looking for a trusted adviser in trying to orientate their IT infrastructure and build strong lasting business relationships.

February 22, 2012, Shaun was a consultant or contractor to Scott at Hula Networks

Jon Hudson
Futurist & Principal Engineer, Office of the CTO

There are actually few humans on this planet that I have known longer than Scott. I would say my favorite thing about Scott is that you would never know working with him today at Hula, that he is one of Hula's founders. No ego, no pretense. Total customer focus. His long hours, responsiveness to customers, dedication to quality, willingness to do anything and everything to make it right is truly impressive. Happily I don't have to buy networking gear anymore, but if I did, I would get it all from Scott.

February 22, 2012, Jon was with another company when working with Scott at Hula Networks

William Roddy
TELECOM SPECIALIST

Mr. Scott provides great customer support, he recommends the product a client needs and provides a great price for that product. I recommend Scott and his company Hula Networks to any small or big company in need of network solutions

February 21, 2012, William was with another company when working with Scott at Hula Networks

Guy Fernandes
Owner, Network International, Inc.

Quality in service, Reliable & Expertise, to name just a few, would best describe Scott. After 10+ years dealing with Scott, without a glitch, I guess you can say the guy is solid.

February 16, 2012, Guy was Scott's client

Steve Hope
Associate Superintendent at Mountain View-Los Altos Union High School District

I worked with Scott on VOIP project for a public high school district. I found him to be very repsonsive every time we interacted. He always successfully engaged in finding solutions to any problem rather than offer explanations about why something couldn't be done.

February 16, 2012, Steve was Scott's client

Sharat Janga
Director of Quality Assurance at HP Security (ArcSight)

The recommendation is for Scott Hobin at Hula Networks.

I came in touch with Scott nearly 3 years back and started working with him on various equipment needs for the Interoperability. He has always been lightening fast in providing updates on the requests that came from me.

He is an easy person to work with and he is on top of the various trends in the Industry; I remember a situation where we were planning to deal with a platform X and he provided a better recommendation of product Y. This really made a good difference for my team.

He is very social person and do make sure that his clients are treated well.

Wish you all the best.

February 15, 2012, Sharat was a consultant or contractor to Scott at Hula Networks

Jason Heldt
Independent Market Research Professional

Scott is a beacon of reliability, who takes the time to notice and enjoy life. This translates into a hard working, responsible professional who will leave a lasting impression.

February 15, 2012, Jason was with another company when working with Scott at Hula Networks

Elliott Lothrop
Sr QA Engineer at Good Technology

I had the privilege of working with Scott Hobin as an Account Manager with Hula Networks. Scott Hobin is proactive, customer-service oriented, responsible and efficient employee/CFO always ready to put all his energy and stamina to get the job done. Scott Hobin is a great asset/Mentor to Hula and Any other company doing business with and or for.

February 14, 2012, Elliott reported to Scott at Hula Networks

Kevin McCann
President & CEO at Executive Strategy Group, LLC

Scott is a very likeable and motivated hard-worker. He handles challenges in a professional and cool headed way and always goes above and beyond the call of duty. He is a quick learner and adapts to a rapidly changing environment very quickly. When I hired him in the late 90's, we asked him to perform a job in technology sales that was a bit outside of his comfort zone, but he handled it like a champ and became one of our top performers! He builds long-term relationships with his customers and partners.

Scott's motivation, discipline and determination enabled him to continue raising the bar for himself and others, and led him to starting, running and succeeding in his own company that he continues to run with his partners today!

Scott is an inspiration and, despite his success, carries himself in a very humble way.

I highly recommend Scott as a vendor, partner or friend!!

February 8, 2012, Kevin managed Scott at Hula Networks

Chris Fenton
Major Account Executive, Enterprise Team at Rapid7

Scott was a channel partner for the product I was representing. Scott was very prompt and reliable for following up with potential customers. Scott also managed every deal from inception to close, all while being courteous and trustworthy. I highly recommend Scott to anyone looking to purchase technology gear.

February 8, 2012, Chris was Scott's client

Philippe Violette
Principal

I've worked with Scott for over 5 years and have continually been impressed with his business savvy and professionalism.

February 8, 2012, Philippe was with another company when working with Scott at Hula Networks

David Haffner
President at Magnetic Recordings

Scott is great: organized, efficient, energetic, and personable. Would love to have reason to work with him in the future.

February 8, 2012, David was with another company when working with Scott at Hula Networks

Kevin Allen
Assistant Project Manager at Johnstone Moyer, Inc.

Scott is a great guy, always upbeat and has that "go-for-it" attitude. Honest and trustworthy, a true team player and a great friend.

April 28, 2011, Kevin was with another company when working with Scott at Hula Networks

Mike Vigoren
We buy network gear and telephone equipment

Scott is a class act all the way.

November 19, 2010, Mike was a consultant or contractor to Scott at Hula Networks

Mark Rice
Regional Sales Manager at Delta Electronics

Scott is a great guy with a fantastic work ethic. Scott and I worked at Furture Electronics together were I would go to Scott for ideas and recommendation when handling certain account situations. I would be happy to endorse Scott on any opportunities that may arise for him.

December 7, 2009, Mark worked directly with Scott at Hula Networks

Lin Adlin
Manager

I worked on a number of projects with Scott, and found him to be extremely professional. I can say without hesitation that Scott is a valuable asset to Hula and to any company that employs him.

December 3, 2009, Lin was a consultant or contractor to Scott at Hula Networks

Lou Nguyen
Supply Chain Management

Scott was my account rep during my tenure at Amtech Microelectronics. Scott is a sharp and ambitious account rep. Scott has always been quick to help when I have needed fast answers for my customers. It's always a pleasure working with him as he brings a lot of energy and enthusiasm to the job. He knows how to understand the needs of customer and how to gather the right resources to help make them more successful.

November 24, 2009, Lou was with another company when working with Scott at Hula Networks

Derek Kidd
Sales Engineer at Diablo Sales

Scott and I worked closely together servicing several accounts in the electronics industry. He is an outstanding partner bringing vigor and enthusiasm to his responsibilities. There was always open honest communication, a high degree of professionalism and competency as well as a 'can do' spirit that seemed to affect many of his colleagues.

I also had the opportunity to work with him as a customer of Hula Networks and was doubly impressed, but not surprised, by his ability to determine our IT needs, recommend several solutions and help us select the most cost effective solution.

I would recommend Scott as both a business partner or service provider without hesitation. less

November 23, 2009, Derek was Scott's client

Patrick Shields
Named Account Manager at Intel Security

Scott is knowledgeable and professional. He is a trusted advisor and a pleasure to work with.

November 18, 2009, Patrick worked with Scott at Hula Networks

Kevin Zis
Senior Global Commodity Manager at Flextronics

I had the pleasure of working along side Scott when he was a fairly new sales person in high tech. I found Scott to be mature and composed well beyond his years, and knew he was going to be a successful and valuable asset to any company. He is easy to get along with, and always willing to help those in need.

November 18, 2009, Kevin managed Scott indirectly at Hula Networks

Tony Laskar
Founder & CEO

Working with Scott was extremely fun. We trained together in Montreal and without question, Scott set the standards in regards to sales. He grasped the technology and pitch quicker than most. A great guy and his hunger for success, is his strength. His commercial acumen is second to none.

November 17, 2009, Tony managed Scott indirectly at Hula Networks

Dave Burns
ISR Manager, Global Accounts

I have worked with Scott in different roles and relationships for over 10 years. Scott is extremely professional and maintains a detail oriented customer focus. Scott has exceptional follow through and delivers on commitments. I highly recommend him.

November 17, 2009, Dave worked directly with Scott at Hula Networks

Steven Faggiolly, AIF
Senior Plan Consultant at 401(k) Advisors

Scott and I have worked together for 7 years now and his integrity and genuine attitude are always on display to clients and colleagues alike. The growth of Hula Networks is a testament to the kind of professional, knowledgeable and stand-up person that he is.

March 7, 2008, Steven was a consultant or contractor to Scott at Hula Networks

Farzad Mobin
Founder and Chief Wish Maker at WishExpress

Scott is one of those guys that has access to info and supplies that no one else does. Turn around is quick and satisfaction is high. I recommend him for buying your telecom gear.

March 2, 2008, Farzad was with another company when working with Scott at Hula Networks

Dan Gravelle
Partner, FLG Partners, CFO

I had the privilege of working with Scott during an explosive growth time (500% annual growth rate) at an undercapitalized startup VAR. Scott was one of the top salesmen in the firm, seldom out of the top 5%, always a pleasure to work with. Even when orders had to held up, as a result of my needing to negotiate additional credit terms to finance our work capital growth, Scott was able to meet customer needs, expectations and keep them returning. It was clearly at these times when Scott demonstrated the meaning of "Value" in value added reseller (VAR). I highly recommend Scott, his firm and his ability to meet/exceed customer/client demands/requirements.

Dan Gravelle, CFO

February 22, 2008, Dan managed Scott indirectly at Hula Networks

Michael Eisbrener
Professional Marketer

Scott is one of the people you need to know in the industry. If he doesn't have the answer he helps you find it. If he doesn't have the equipment, he knows where to find it or has a better solution. In Telecom nice guys often finish first.

February 7, 2008, Michael was with another company when working with Scott at Hula Networks

Rodney Holbert
Business Development Consultant at APC Postal Logistics. Setting e-commerce businesses up with shipping solutions

Scott is a gentleman and a scholar. He is a stand up guy and a great person to do business with.

February 7, 2008, Rodney worked indirectly for Scott at Hula Networks