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COMPANY VALUES

Greatness Is Where It Starts

We take pride in our company and and the work we do. Do great things. That is our starting point each day. We have great clients. We provide them with great service. Those services are performed and delivered by great people. Greatness is where it starts.

Responsiveness, Reliability and Resourcefulness

The 3Rs of client satisfaction and our commitment to our clientele. We are solutions providers. Subject-matter experts in our field. As a result, we respond reliably utilizing all of our collective resources to deliver for our clients on time, on budget, above expectations, in furtherance of the goals we share with our clients.

Bringing Tomorrow Today

Technology is ever-changing. Today’s cycle time of innovation has truncated from years to a matter of months. Our mission is to know what our clients need tomorrow today. By staying on top of innovation, by knowing where our clients will be in a year or three or five, we deliver best-in-class technologies and performance to our clients with a keen eye toward delivering tomorrow’s technology today.

Quality Drives Value

In today’s robust technology marketplace, the visionless run to the lowest common denominator. When you cannot compete in the field with a quality result, you compete on price. Our prices are competitive, but our success is been built on quality performance. Telecom services, engineering and technical services. Focused professionalism. You will find value in our commitment to quality in everything we do.

Fun

We like what we do. That is why we are in this business. Fun is found in success, in delivering a quality result, in mastering a critical solution for our clients. When work is fun, our lives are richer for it. We take that fun home with us each night.

TAEC EXECUTIVE TEAM

WALT T. OLESKI

CEO

Walt Oleski, a graduate from Western State University in Gunnison, Colorado, has over 30 years of executive level management and leadership experience. The consummate entrepreneur, he was co-founder of Science and Engineering and Analysis Corporation (SEACOR) and organically grew the firm to over $100 million in annual revenues, 60 offices in 3 countries with over 700 professionals. He subsequently co-founded GO Media, an online portal digitally connecting, automating and streamlining the automotive insurance claims industry. GO Media was successfully acquired by a leader in the collision claims industry.

Mr. Oleski joined Technology Associates International Corporation (TAIC), a Department of Defense (DOD) professional services company, in 2003 and was elected President and CEO in 2005. Under the leadership of Mr. Oleski, TAIC expanded from $10 million to over $55 million in annual revenue and from less than 100 to more than 400 professionals. TAIC was successfully acquired in late 2012.

During 2005, within TAIC, Mr. Oleski launched a new initiative; A commercial wireless group, focused on providing professional services to large wireless carriers. In 2011, the continued success of this services group compelled the creation of a separate company, Technology Associates EC Inc. (TAEC).

 

JAY W. SAMPLE

PRESIDENT

Jay Sample is President of TAEC providing leadership experience born of over 17 years of experience in the telecommunications sector, 14 of which Mr. Sample has spent at the executive management level. Mr. Sample is responsible for financial management, including projects budgeted at over $100 million, corporate development, and professional staff training. In addition to corporate oversight, Mr. Sample is actively involved in expanding client relationships and acquiring new business, with over $100M in sales to date. Working to create continuity and synergy among the company markets and divisions, Mr. Sample frequents each company location overseeing changes and innovations within the company. Mr. Sample joined Technology Associates in 2005, was appointed Vice President in 2010, and named President in 2014. Prior to operating within the telecommunications sector, Mr. Sample was a successful private real estate development professional. He is a graduate from Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah.

MARK GRIMES

SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT

Mark Grimes has over 20 years professional experience in the Wireless and Public Safety Telecommunications industry, as well as significant business development and management experience
in the following fields: Energy & Power Solutions, GIS, Security, Asset Management, Environmental Consulting, and Government Contracting. He is a business development and management consulting professional, with backgrounds in convergence telecom and synergistic professional disciplines, including Executive Management roles and Boards of Directors responsibility.

Mr. Grimes’ professional experience includes consulting, management, engineering, and deployment services for wireless and public safety telecom network infrastructure projects, currently serving as
TAEC’s lead implementation point of contact for the FirstNet National First Responder Broadband Network. He has lead the acquisition of new business in excess of $400M across his career.
Mr. Grimes expertise includes executive and director-level management, administration, operations, sales, and financial reporting; providing professional staff training on project and program management responsibilities; and corporate development activities that include a particular expertise in extending an existing company’s services portfolio into new sectors, forging collaboration, alliances, and expansion in league with strategic partners.

SUSAN KIMBROUGH

VICE PRESIDENT

 

Susan Kimbrough currently serves as Vice President of Wireless Operations for TAEC and oversees activities related to developing, maintaining, modifying and building network systems for large wireless carriers.  As Vice President of Wireless Operations, she is responsible for markets in the Pacific Northwest and the Midwest. She also spearheads business development efforts nationwide for the Company.

Since joining TAEC in 2014, she has grown the Seattle market from a three-person operation to over 18 employees, leading teams managing large-scale development volume across several carriers.  Over her twenty years in the wireless industry, Susan has held various roles managing departments and territories across the U.S. with large wireless operators, tower asset management companies, and smaller consulting firms. Throughout her career, she has developed an expertise ranging from overseeing various operational aspects, managing small and large-scale budgets, with a reputation for providing a superior product to clients.

She has a thorough knowledge of real estate, site acquisition, land use, entitlements, compliance, engineering and construction. In her spare time, she enjoys golf,  skiing, and travel with her family.