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Empowering Rural America

Imagine a telephone company that is the "provider of last resort" in rural America but growing subscribers by a factor of 10 over 18 months. Last year, Mark Dzwonczyk joined the Board and was then promoted to be the CEO of Nicholville Telephone Company, a 110-year old regulated telecom carrier. Nicholville's subsidiary, Slic Network Solutions, is rolling out broadband internet to the unserved in rural New York, allowing many to connect to the Internet for the very first time. Under Mark's leadership, the company is experiencing rapid growth -- 5x subscriber growth in the past year and expected to double again in the next 6 months. Listen to Mark as he discusses principles of business leadership to managing fast growth while maintaining an existing business that provides critical services to its rural customers.

About Mark Dzwonczyk

Mark Dzwonczyk has spent the past 20 years developing telecommunication products and businesses. He is a recognized expert in next-generation telecom systems including conventional landline, voice over IP, and mobile network architectures as well as devices, such as handsets and switches for those networks. He has been Chief Executive of a variety of successful enterprises in the telecommunications industry, from start-ups in Silicon Valley to a 110-year old rural carrier in upstate New York. A skilled operations and teams manager, his experiences span all aspects of product and service companies, from design specs through supply-chain management and across national and cultural mores, with particular experience on business operations in China. You can learn more about Mark on LinkedIn:

Upcoming Guests 

Nikhil Arora
December 4th, 2013 Co-founder of Back to the Roots

Darrell Claridge
December 11th, 2013 Certified Financial Planner

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