Chief executive officer and founder
120 S. Wright St., Delavan
This year, Delavan-based Millennium broke ground on a new 75,000-square-foot office and warehouse that will serve as the rapidly growing fiber optic network materials distributor’s new headquarters.
The company was founded by James Kyle. Since 2004, he has led his team to acquire and develop a network of warehouses and services to help its clients plan, finance and build communications networks.
“We offer enterprise-level resources to growing fiber optic network owners,” Kyle said. “Whether it’s engineering, financing their projects, extending capital equipment rental options or managing their materials, we help our clients connect homes to their network faster and at a lower cost per home passed.”
Millennium is one of the fastest growing companies in America and has been named to the Inc. 5000 list seven times.
“Like so many entrepreneurs, having the mindset that no one can do this better than me drove the first 10 years of the business,” Kyle said. “(But) learning that allowing (employees) to do what they are good at gives them a sense of purpose and self-accountability that has resulted in explosive growth for Millennium and our whole team.
“We encourage everyone in the organization to be curious. Don’t just sell products and services, listen to the clients and find ways to help them meet their vision of success. Allowing and promoting curiosity allows a business as simple as a material distributor to be innovative and grow at levels that far exceed industry trends.”