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Justin Forte Named as CEO of INDATEL Services

Overland Park, Kansas – INDATEL Services is pleased to announce the appointment of Justin Forte as its new Chief Executive Officer (CEO), effective immediately. With over two decades of experience in the telecommunications industry, Forte brings a wealth of knowledge and a proven record of success to his new role.

Forte began his career in the telecom sector, working for industry giants such as AT&T, Verizon, and Sprint. While he enjoyed his time at these Fortune 20 companies, Forte felt the urge to work in a smaller, more agile organization where he could have a more significant impact, be integrally involved in decision-making processes, and be heavily involved in shaping the telecom leaders of the future.

His journey led him to Civic Plus, a smaller firm with fewer than three hundred employees, where he experienced firsthand the power of a tight-knit team working towards common goals. Forte’s passion for cultivating a collaborative and supportive culture has been a driving force throughout his career.

After a successful tenure at Civic Plus, Forte joined INDATEL Services as Director of Sales, where he played a pivotal role in driving growth and expanding the company’s reach. His success earned him Vice President of Sales & Marketing at INDATEL. His dedication and leadership qualities quickly earned him recognition, paving the way for his eventual appointment as CEO after taking time to gain experience in different industries ranging from technology startups to consulting.

In his new role as CEO, Forte is focused on three key objectives: growing revenue, controlling costs, and providing an unfair strategic advantage. He emphasizes the importance of building strong teams and empowering leaders within the organization to drive success.

Forte’s leadership philosophy is centered around fostering a culture of collaboration, innovation, and continuous learning. He is committed to investing in the professional development of INDATEL’s employees, ensuring they have the skills and resources needed to thrive in a rapidly evolving industry. Forte discussed his non-traditional view of a company’s organization, “My pyramid, you know, it is inverted. The CEO is at the very bottom. And the CEO works to push power up to the folks that are closest to the customer.” Forte’s employee-first leadership style has helped him build teams that embrace change while setting the bar high for customer experience.

Reflecting on his appointment, Forte expressed gratitude for the opportunity to lead INDATEL into the future. He is excited about the potential for growth and innovation within the company and looks forward to working closely with the team to achieve their collective goals. “I am honored to have been selected as CEO of INDATEL Services,” said Forte. “I am confident that together, we will continue to deliver exceptional service to our customers and drive success for years to come.”

INDATEL’s Board of Managers took careful consideration in evaluating Justin’s skill set and background when making this selection. “After an extensive search to find the best match for our values and aspirations, we’re thrilled to welcome Justin aboard. We are eager to begin this new chapter and work alongside him.” says Mark Lundy, INDATEL Board President.

As Forte assumes his new role, he remains committed to upholding INDATEL’s core values and building upon its legacy of excellence in the telecommunications industry.

About INDATEL Services

INDATEL Services provides fiber connectivity utilizing its unique independent member network. INDATEL’s members represent over 400,000 fiber-optic route miles and over 2.3 million serviceable buildings primarily focused on rural and suburban America. In addition, INDATEL serves its customers through its national aggregation PoP’s reaching over 700 independent providers currently operating in 47 states. For more information about INDATEL Services, visit www.indatel.com.