Pat serves as president and CEO of Nsight and oversees the day-to-day operations of Nsight and its subsidiaries, which include Nsight Telservices and Cellcom. During his involvement with the company that spans four decades, Pat has successfully guided Nsight through its expansion from a local telephone company to a premier telecommunications provider in the Midwest.
Pat's extensive industry knowledge has earned him many key positions in various organizations. Some of his involvements include: past chairman and current board member and officer for CTIA, past board member and executive committee member for the USTelecom Association, past president and current board member of the Competitive Carriers Association, past president and board member for the Wisconsin State Telecommunications Association, past board member of the Associated Carrier Group and past president of the Eastern Rural Telecommunications Association.
Pat has five children, four grandchildren, four stepsons, a son-in-law, daughter-in-law, and step daughter-in-law. He resides in Dykesville with his wife, Karen Van Gemert. He is a graduate of St. Norbert College and the Advanced Telephone Management program through the University of Kansas.
As vice president and COO of mobile services (Cellcom), Dan is responsible for developing and directing all aspects of the company's wireless operations. Prior to joining Nsight in 2001, Dan was a co-founder of US Xchange, which merged with Choice One Communications. He spent four years there as vice president of marketing and vice president of network. Previously, he served 11 years at Schneider Communications as a key member of its strategy and executive team.
Dan graduated from St. Norbert College with majors in business administration and mathematics and earned his master's degree in business from the University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh. He serves on the board of directors for the Associated Carrier Group (ACG), the Cellcom Green Bay Marathon and the Greater Green Bay Chamber of Commerce, while also serving on the executive committee and finance committee for the chamber. Dan has participated on committees for CTIA and the Competitive Carriers Association (CCA). Previously, he served on the WSTA board of directors, chairperson for the WSTA Wireless Council, and on the Wisconsin Public Service Commission Task Force for the interstate access charges. He and his wife, Lori, have two daughters.
As Vice President of technical services and Chief Technical Officer, Jim is responsible for all Nsight and Cellcom corporate engineering and technical operations. More specifically, Jim oversees wireline and wireless switching systems, fiber optic, microwave, LMDS, TDM and IP-based networks, broadband wireless and WAN data services, St. Paul Tower operations, strategic planning and engineering personnel.
He brings nearly 40 years of engineering and technical experience to his position. Prior to joining Nsight, Jim taught communications networks and systems at Northeast Wisconsin Technical College and held communication engineering positions at Michigan Technological University. He has worked for CBS television station and radio network in Chicago and consulted for AM and FM broadcast stations and business radio systems.
Jim holds a degree in electrical engineering from Michigan Technological University. He and his wife Mary live in Green Bay and have two sons.
A certified public accountant and graduate of St. Norbert College, Mark serves as chief financial officer and treasurer of Nsight. He oversees all accounting and finance operations, as well as governmental, public and stockholder relations for the company and the 14 companies that are managed within the organization. He has been with the company for more than 30 years.
Mark has held various roles in numerous organizations, including serving on the board of directors for the Civic Symphony of Green Bay and Greater Green Bay Habitat for Humanity, president of the Packerland Chapter of the Institute of Management Accountants, president of the Tri-County Optimist Club and chairperson of the WSTA Accounting Committee. He is a member of the Greater Green Bay Chamber's CFO Roundtable and Financial Executives International (FEI) - Northeastern Wisconsin. Mark is also a graduate of the Leadership Green Bay program. He and his wife, Elizabeth, reside in Hobart.
As vice president of human resources and chief human resources officer, Susan advises the officer group on strategic human resources initiatives and has helped move the company forward to better align it with the dramatic growth it has experienced. She oversees a wide variety of areas, including compensation and benefits, training, staffing, employee relations, safety, green initiatives and recruiting for the corporation.
During her nearly two-decade career in human resources, Susan gained experience at Georgia Pacific, KI and Greatland Corporation. She began her tenure with Nsight in 2005.
Susan attended Bethel University and graduated from the UW-Green Bay with a Bachelor's degree in developmental psychology with a minor in business, emphasis in human relations. She resides in Green Bay with her husband Bill. She has two children.
As co-chief technical officer, Lee is charged with all network engineering and operations. Lee has 36 years of experience in the telecom industry. He was hired by Nsight in 2008 to serve as the director of networking. Lee built the networking team and, under his leadership, Nsight’s network has been converted to a full packet network, the fiber network has undergone a major expansion, and network costs have been reduced. Prior to joining the Nsight family of companies, Lee served in various senior management roles at Schneider Communications, Schneider Logistics, US Xchange and Norlight Telecommunications. He obtained his business degree from UW-Green Bay. Lee served as a founding member of the board of trustees of the Green Bay Area Catholic Education (GRACE) System. As an active member of the Prince of Peace Catholic Community, he is a lector and usher, and has served on various committees, including the parish pastoral council and board of education. Lee serves as a traffic control team leader for the annual Walk to Marry to support Catholic education. Lee and his wife, Mary, reside in Green Bay and have three grown children and one grandson.
As vice president of fixed operations and technical projects, Bob leads the part of our organization with roots back to our founding. Fixed operations defines the copper-based and fiber-based services required to deliver data at the high speeds demanded by today's market. Prior to re-joining Nsight in 2009, Bob served as CIO at ACN Europe, BV where he launched Voice-Over-IP services in 16 countries and nearly as many languages. In his original stint at Nsight, Bob was CIO and president of Nsighttel Billing, LLC where he built the original development team that brought Cellcom's billing system in-house.
Bob was graduated with distinction from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with degrees in Mathematics and Economics. He and his wife, Lori, have three daughters and reside in De Pere.
In January 2008, Todd Whitenack joined the Nsight family of companies as the chief information officer and VP of information technology. Todd adds 24 years of experience to the information technology department. In this position, he is directly responsible for all of IT, including the development and maintenance of all computer systems, IT purchasing, billing, mobile applications and the customer websites.
After growing up in New Jersey, Todd graduated from the State University of New York at Brockport with a bachelor's degree in computer science. He completed graduate work in computer science at the Rochester Institute of Technology. Todd began his career as a software engineer and worked his way to his most recent position as vice president and chief technical officer at One Communications in Rochester, New York.
Todd and his wife, Sandra, reside in Appleton. They have two children, Katherine and Brian.