Nanette Kische

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About Nanette Kische

Nanette Kische brings more than 20 years of experience and in-depth expertise in managing voice and data for medium and large enterprises to her role as an UPSTACK Partner. She specializes in sourcing communications and networking solutions that maximize performance and cost efficiency. To that end, she’s developed a proven methodology for conducting contract audits that can yield significant savings. 

Nanette spent her early professional life as a Public Accountant, working with individual and corporate clients with financial reviews, audits and tax preparation. One of Kische’s accounting clients, a telecom agency, encouraged her to sell telecom during her slow accounting months. She quickly found success helping businesses with technology sourcing and made a career switch in the early 2000s.

Nanette and high school friend Mike Eaton crossed paths while working in the telecom space and began collaborating on consulting projects. In 2014, the two co-founded Stellar Connect, a full-service provider of IT services based in Thousand Oaks, California. Stellar Connect provides vendor-agnostic IT and telecom procurement, management and support to small and mid-market businesses. The company’s areas of expertise include voice, data, cloud infrastructure, UCaaS, network, business continuity and disaster recovery.

One of their more rewarding projects was a complete IT transformation for a regional bank in the northeast. They helped the banking organization pivot from a traditional hub-and-spoke network with critical resources at their HQ to a cloud-centric design with a fully redundant zero-trust network connecting their seventeen branches to Azure, their core provider, and the federal reserve. 

Nanette has a bachelor’s degree in accounting from California State University, Northridge, and in her free time, you’ll find her gardening, fishing, hunting, or hitting the road in the RV.


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Unified Communications

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Cloud Contact Center

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Network Connectivity

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Business Continuity

Recognition & Certification

  • Intelisys Silver TPC Partner
  • Telarus Gold Partner
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Nanette Kische