Greatresponder.com – 2011-06-20 – Telecommunications and web hosting provider TDS Telecommunications announced few days ago it has named Phil LaForge the company’s COO (chief operating officer) of TDS Hosted & Managed Services and solutions.
He will play a primary role in the company’s merger and acquisition strategy, which includes finalizing several important company deals that TDS is expected to announce in near future.
TDS telecommunications and web hosting is targeting mid-market MSPs for acquisition, which LaForge said involve companies that are “growing very fast and needs investment.”
LaForge said his main role is to “remove obstacles to growth” for TDS’ acquired companies.
“Phil comes to TDS with an extensive background in the managed services industry. Most recently, he was vice president and general manager at Nimsoft (part of CA Technologies) in Campbell, California,” said William Megan, president of TDS Hosted & Managed Service. “Phil understands the hosted and managed services business exceptionally well and will help TDS expand in this exciting business segment.”
Prior to his work at CA Technologies, LaForge had a long tenure with CDW Berbee in Madison, Wisconsin.
He has also served as vice president of sales and COO at TEAM Companies in Cedar Falls, Iowa, which is now a TDS subsidiary.
As the eighth largest telecom provider in the US, TDS Telecommunications provides broadband Internet, phone and TV entertainment services in hundreds of rural, web suburban, and metropolitan communities in 30 states.
TDS also provides VoIP phone service, dedicated Internet, data networking, web hosting and hosted managed services, as well as manages the data center operations of VISI Incorporated and TEAM Companies which specializes in colocation, cloud hosting, and disaster recovery solutions for businesses of all-sizes.
Founded in 1969 year telecommunications and web hosting provider TDS Telecommunications with headquarter in Chicago, employed over 12,440 people as of June 30, 2009. Company continues to growth starting new telecommunication services and solutions for its customers in US.