Meet Our Leadership Team

Jerrod Reimer

President & CEO
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Jerrod Reimer

Jerrod joined IdeaTek Systems in 2012 as CFO. Taking over the reins as CEO of the newly formed IdeaTek Telcom in 2015, Jerrod led the strategy to retool IdeaTek into a world-class telecommunications company with an emphasis on expanding internet access to rural Kansas residents, commercial pods and educational facilities.

During his tenure as CEO, he has overseen sales growth of 89%, a 300 percent increase in IdeaTek’s customer base in less than four years and expanded the company’s footprint into nearly 50 Kansas communities.

Prior to joining IdeaTek, Jerrod spent 12 years at a global equipment manufacturer where he rose from intern to Director of Accounting and Management Information Systems for the $90M company.

Jerrod is a husband and father of three children.

Daniel Friesen

Co-Founder and Chief Innovation Officer

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Daniel and four other high school students formed IdeaTek Systems, Inc. in 1999 with only $250. He grew the company and, by 2007, was building fiber into the town of Buhler.

After leading the company through a stock purchase agreement with Zayo Group, IdeaTek Telcom was formed in 2015 with a focus of bringing high-speed internet to rural Kansas. Daniel currently holds the position of Chief Innovation Officer at IdeaTek Telcom and IdeaTek Equity Group — IdeaTek’s private investment arm. Today, IdeaTek has more than 100 employees working in the rural Kansas town of 1,300 residents.

Daniel is active on local, state and national boards. He serves on the Reno County Commission, is a member of the FCC BDAC Competitive Infrastructure Working Group and the Kansas Broadband Expansion Taskforce. He is also a licensed pilot, husband and father of four children.

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Barbara Lawrence

Clayton Delaney Engineering Manager

Clayton Delaney​

Vice President of Engineering
Craig Tyler

Craig Tyler

Director of Strategic and Financial Analysis
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Daniel Solomon

Chief Financial Officer
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Ethan Kaplan​

General Counsel
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James Krstolich​

Community & Public Relations Manager

Jonny Fosnight​

Solutions Architect
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Kent Hoskinson

Partner and Strategic Advisor
Megan Shearer Director of Talent

Megan Shearer

Vice President of Talent, Culture & Customer Acquisition

Nathan Oswald

Director of Sales

Ryan McAninch

Vice President of Operations & Construction Project Management
Thomas Garrett

Thomas Garrett

Vice President of Business Development

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Headquartered in Buhler, Kan., Ideatek is a 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. IdeaTek has long been a state and national advocate for broadband equity policy and has built nearly 4,500 miles of fiber throughout Kansas. They were recently named to Inc. 5000’s list of fastest growing companies for the seventh time.

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