Nicole Nixon, Founder & CEO
Mrs. Nixon is the Founder and CEO of Listing Central, LLC. Mrs. Nixon has over 15 years in the telecommunications market focusing on subscriber data management on behalf of carriers across the United States. Mrs. Nixon’s data management focus began during her role as a Technical Analyst with Verizon. This is where she developed her first set of data requirements to automate subscriber listings in Verizon’s order management database. During her role at Verizon, Mrs. Nixon was appointed as Verizon’s SME (Subject Matter Expert) and selected to serve as a critical member in the industry ATIS/ OBF organization. In 2005, Mrs. Nixon became the executive manager, and appointed Directory Services SME, for all Time Warner Cable Markets where she managed and oversaw 4 million subscriber listings. Mrs. Nixon remained in this role until July 2010. She launched Listing Central, LLC 30 days later. Mrs. Nixon attended the University of Maryland University College.
Joy Thomas, COO
Mrs. Thomas is the COO for Listing Central LLC. Mrs. Thomas has over 18 years in the telecommunications industry with Fortune 50 companies where she served as an Operations Executive responsible for 1000+ employees across the East Coast Region. She has a rich mix of leadership proficiencies including Sales and Service, Quality Assurance, Program Management, Technical & Systems Support, Desktop Delivery, Customer Experience Testing & Self Service. Mrs. Thomas holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance from Howard University and a Master’s Degree in Information Science in Telecommunications from Johns Hopkins University.
Alan Payne, CTO
Mr. Payne serves as the Chief Technology Officer for Listing Central LLC. Mr. Payne brings over 25 years of IT experience with focus on process improvements, efficiency, and innovation. His expertise encompasses business assessments, data analysis, and operations for large, mission-critical systems in various government and commercial sectors including DoD, HUD, commercial banking, and political data management. Mr. Payne’s expertise also includes project management, enterprise-wide database development and integration, application design, application development, and implementation. Mr. Payne holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Information Technology from Strayer University.
Bryan Smith, CMO
Mr. Smith serves as the Chief Marketing Officer for Listing Central LLC. Mr. Smith is a seasoned marketer with experience in packaged goods, telecommunications, cable and software. Mr. Smith operates Blacksmith Consulting LLC, a management and marketing consulting firm. He also is an Adjunct Professor of Marketing in the Graduate School of Engineering at Drexel University and a Visiting Professor of Marketing at DeVry University. He began his career at Scott Paper Company in Philadelphia, and has held marketing leadership positons at AT&T, Motorola Mobility, at Insight Communications in New York where he ran the high-speed Internet business and at Clique Communications in Princeton, NJ. Mr. Smith has an undergraduate degree from the University of Virginia, and his MBA from the Darden School at UVa.
In Memoriam – Silverene “Renie” Spriggs
Renie Spriggs served as the original COO for Listing Central LLC and a mentor to Mrs. Nixon for 15 years. She sadly passed away in 2014. We owe a huge debt to Renie for her commitment, vision, and passion to Listing Central LLC.