TDS Hosted & Managed Services, LLC Appoints New CEO for VISI and TEAM

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Experienced industry leader Terry Swanson selected to lead companies.

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Terry has a proven track record of constructing high performance organizations capable of delivering profitable growth and high customer satisfaction to middle market customers.

TDS Hosted & Managed Services, LLC (TDS HMS) announces the appointment of Terry Swanson as CEO of VISI Incorporated and TEAM Technologies.

With more than 25 years of experience in the information technology industry, Swanson has held top-level management positions with IBM, 3Com, Cisco Systems, CDW, and most recently with Sirius Computer Solutions of San Antonio, Texas. He takes the reins as CEO of VISI and TEAM on Sept. 15 and will work out of the VISI headquarters in Eden Prairie, Minn.

“Terry has a proven track record of constructing high performance organizations capable of delivering profitable growth and high customer satisfaction to middle market customers,” states Phil LaForge, COO of TDS HMS. “The addition of Terry to VISI/TEAM and to the TDS HMS leadership team will accelerate our path to hosted and managed services market leadership.”

About VISI and TEAM
VISI Incorporated provides data center services, managed services, hosting, and cloud computing services. It was acquired by TDS in March 2010. VISI operates SAS 70 Type II centers in St. Paul and Eden Prairie, Minn. with a total of nearly 30,000 sq. ft. of raised floor space.

TEAM Technologies operates three data centers located in Madison, Wis., and Cedar Falls and Des Moines, Iowa, with a total of approximately 26,000 sq. ft. It was acquired by TDS in December 2010. Multi-million dollar expansions are underway at both the VISI (Eden Prairie) and TEAM (Madison) facilities to increase data center capacity.

Combined, VISI, TEAM, and Arizona based OneNeck® have approximately 350 employees. TDS Telecommunications Corp. has full management responsibility and accountability for TDS Hosted & Managed Services, LLC.

TDS Telecommunications Corp. (TDS®) is the seventh largest telecom provider in the U.S. For more than 40 years, the company has been connecting people with high-speed Internet, phone, and TV entertainment services in hundreds of rural, suburban, and metropolitan communities across 30 states. Today, TDS has more than 1.1 million equivalent access lines in service and 2,700 employees. Business customers select from the latest technologies, including: VoIP (managedIP) phone service, dedicated Internet, data networking, and hosted-managed services. Visit or for more information.

TDS Telecommunications Corp. also manages the operations of VISI Incorporated, TEAM Technologies, and OneNeck IT Services Corp. through TDS Hosted & Managed Services, LLC. These companies employ more than 350 people who specialize in providing hosted application management, managed hosting, cloud services, and next generation data centers. Visit,, and for details.

TDS Telecommunications Corp. headquartered in Madison, Wis. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Telephone and Data Systems, Inc. [NYSE: TDS, TDS.S]. A Fortune 500® company, Telephone and Data Systems provides wireless, local and long-distance telephone and broadband services to approximately 7.1 million customers in 36 states through TDS Telecommunications Corp. and U.S. Cellular [NYSE: USM], its 84-percent owned wireless subsidiary. Founded in 1969 and headquartered in Chicago, Telephone and Data Systems employed 12,300 employees as of June 30, 2011. Visit for investor information.


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