Leadership

Tom Mohl

Wise Connect President

Tom Mohl has served as the présidents of Wise Connect for the past five years and has executive responsibility for all aspects of the business. Prior to this role, he served as VP of operations for the telecom and satellite areas of the business.

During his 33-year career, Mr. Mohl has served in numerous roles in the telecommunication industry including operations, business development and recruiting. He has worked with several different companies over the course of his career including CDI, Volt and Adecco.

Because of his numerous experiences and opportunities, Mr. Mohl has developed keen insights as it relates to effective leadership and accountability models and has proven to be effective in achieving long-term business objectives. He has also managed large projects for a diverse number of telecom business lines and clients including Central Office Equipment Installation (COEI) and Outside Plant (OSP), installing and maintaining fiber, copper and wireless networks.

Randy Opliger

Chief Financial Officer

Randy joined the team in 2014 as its chief financial officer. He is responsible for directing and overseeing all financial, treasury, legal, tax, human resources, information technology and administrative activities of Wise Connect. As a member of the executive committee, he assists in setting long-term goals and strategies and aligning resources to meet those goals. Under Randy’s direction, his team significantly upgraded its financial reporting systems and processes.

Randy has held executive-level positions in the public accounting profession as well as the private sector. Prior to joining Wise Connect, Randy spent eight years as the CFO of a $300 million consumer finance company and was an integral part of a team that grew the business at an annual rate of nearly 25 percent over a six-year period. Randy raised $120 million in secured bank financing and led an S-1 filing to raise an additional $17 million in public investment note sales. That company was ultimately sold to regional bank. Randy has over 35 years of diverse financial-management background in various industries, including SEC experience. He received his B.S. from Wichita State University in 1979 and obtained his CPA certification.

Mickey Malkus

VP of Operations

Mickey has spent 35 years in the telecommunications industry, working on large project deployments, FiOS (fiber optic services), FTTP (fiber to the premise) and is experienced in budgeting and cost management. He worked 29 years with Verizon Communications where he successfully led management teams of special services, POTS , HSI and FiOS and BTL. He was instrumental in developing a production tracking system and logistic tracking system. Mickey brings a strong operations background to the team and has a proven track record of developing strong managers.


Contact Mickey
Phone: 971-344-6699
Email: mmalkus@wiseconnectinc.com

Jerry Betancourt

VP of Operations

Jerry has over 37 years of experience in telecommunications, 28 years were with GTE/Verizon. During his tenure with Verizon, he held several management positions like construction supervisor, customer operations manager and central office manager. His last assignment was area customer operations manager for Florida’s Southern Division. This has provided him with a diverse background in the industry. In his current role, he oversees managed resources for the eastern United States and project work across our national footprint.


Contact Jerry
Phone: 813-753-8150
Email: gbetancourt@wiseconnectinc.com

Vic Vawter

Vice President of Engineering

Vic has 40 years of experience in the telecommunications industry with responsibilities including business and organization development, operations management, client solutions deployment, and financial budget management. Vic has a track record in senior management as vice president of engineering, general manager of planning and engineering, and regional manager. Prior to senior management positions, Vic began his career in outside plant engineering, planning, project management and engineering management, and branch manager rolls.

Jim Heidelman

Vice President of Business Development

Jim has 35 years in the telecom industry with an award-winning sales career. Previous positions Jim has held include major account representative, national account representative, sales manager and VP of sales. Jim started his career at Donnelly Directory (Dunn and Bradstreet Directory Division) where he advanced from account rep, to national account rep, to sales manager. Jim then moved to MCI where he advanced from major account rep to national account rep. Jim held a position at Wiltel as a national account rep and then moved to Volt Telecom group where he advanced from national account rep to vice president of business development. Jim was Salesman of the Year twice at Volt, a six-time top sales producer and an eight-time President Club member. Jim was offered a position at Wise Connect six years ago as the vice president of business development, where he currently serves.

Kim Weaver

Director of Recruiting

Kim has worked in telecom recruiting for over 15 years. She was a senior recruiter for Ajilon Communications for seven years before Ajilon became Wise Connect Inc. She worked on high-volume outside plant and wireless telecom projects nationwide. She was a four-time President’s Circle award winner at Ajilon Communications. Kim has also been a project manager and corporate recruiter for the Eastridge Group, staffing major solar projects and recruiting for senior-level executives. Kim is currently the director of recruiting for Wise Connect, Inc.


Contact Kim
Phone: 702-296-6822
Email: kweaver@wiseconnectinc.com