Bubbler Executive of the Week

Last updated on July 2nd, 2019 at 09:59 am

Jon Ollman, market manager of southeast Wisconsin and northern Ill at TDS in Waukesha

Name: Jon Ollmann       
Title:  Market manager of southeast Wisconsin and northern Illinois
Company:  TDS
Company address:  20875 Crossroads Circle, Suite 800, Waukesha, WI  53186
Company web site:  www.tdsbusiness.com
Industry:  Telecommunications
Education:  BA in mass communications, ’93, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Hobbies and Interests: “Music, exercise, golf, travel, Green Bay Packers, Milwaukee Brewers, Milwaukee Bucks, friends and family.”
Favorite book and/or movie:  “Big Russ and Me,” Field of Dreams (movie)
Favorite musician/band: “(current) Ray LaMontagne, Jack Johnson, Cold Play
(old school) Outfield, the Cure.”
Favorite place to visit/vacation:  Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
Favorite local restaurant:  Trocadero, Bosley on Brady, Crazy Water
Words to live by: 
1) “There is no right way to do something wrong”
2) “Shoot for perfection and hopefully grab excellence in the process.”
What is your core philosophy for doing business? 
“Provide quality products at a fair and reasonable price that create a unique and positive customer experience. Under promise and over deliver to your customer.  Hire and surround yourself with people smarter than yourself and get out of their way!”
Who is your role model and why? 
“I have many but one in the local business community is Preston Cole, operations director, city of Milwaukee. He has a unique combination of professionalism, leadership, vision, style, humility and tact.  He has been a great friend and mentor.”
What was the funniest thing that has ever happened to you?
“I ran full speed into an outfield brick wall trying to catch a fly ball during a baseball game.  Not so funny at the time, funny now.  Explains a lot of things present day.”

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