Business Brief: Two added to IdeaTek leadership team
May 9, 2022
IdeaTek Telcom, based in Buhler, Kansas, has added the following people to its leadership team.
Daniel Solomon was recently named as IdeaTek Telcom’s chief financial officer. In this role, Solomon will help lead the company’s financial and strategic direction, plus forecast future growth. His career spans 25 years in strategy and finance leadership roles in energy, agriculture, industrial manufacturing, business services and risk management.
Mr. Solomon is also a founding partner at Elevar Partners, which provides advisory services and capital solutions for companies in the agriculture, industrial and energy markets. Prior to Elevar, he worked at Koch Industries for 15 years, serving in senior finance roles.
He has a bachelor’s degree in mathematical methods and computer studies from Northwestern University and a master’s of business administration degree from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.
Barbara Lawrence, Wichita, was recently hired as IdeaTek’s controller.
Lawrence will oversee IdeaTek’s daily accounting operations, including budgets and payroll. She also will help with the company’s strategic financial planning.
Lawrence received her bachelor’s degree in accounting from Rhode Island College and her master’s of business administration from Baker University. She spent 18 years with Textron, starting as an intern at the corporate office and was transferred to Cessna in Wichita. She spent the past five years with Star Lumber where she was the corporate controller.
About IdeaTek Telcom
IdeaTek Telcom, LLC, is a Buhler, Kansas-based broadband service provider with the mission of “fighting for internet freedom™.” IdeaTek uses a unique and innovative approach to deploy scalable, long-term fiber optic infrastructures, bridging the broadband gap in rural communities. The company has already successfully built over 3,600 miles of fiber throughout Kansas. IdeaTek has long been at the forefront on broadband equity issues and is committed to enriching the communities in which they operate. They were recently named to Inc. 5000’s list of fastest-growing companies for the eighth time.