Vantage Point continues to grow with focus on customer relationships and long-term strategic success.
MITCHELL, SD (August 15, 2022) – Vantage Point Solutions is proud to announce that Mike Loecker and Anna Callicoat have joined the Customer Relations team. Loecker, an industry veteran with nearly thirty years of industry expertise, will serve clients in the Western region of the United States. Callicoat, previously of Graybar, will work with providers in the Southeast.
For Loecker, it’s been a natural transition. “It’s like everything I’ve learned working with providers and utilities has led to this,” he says. “It’s a company that believes in relationships as much as I do. They have all the right players, the expertise, but no egos. It’s just focused on doing good work for good people, like it should be.”
Callicoat seconds the feeling of fitting right in. “Rural providers deserve thoughtful, meticulous, proven expertise from people who really care. At Vantage Point, that’s everyone,” she says. “It’s amazing to see a team – and join a team – that operates this way.”
Vantage Point’s Customer Relations team works with new and existing broadband providers to identify opportunities for their businesses, advocate for their needs, and partner with them to address challenges. Mike and Anna join four additional Customer Relations professionals on the team that, collectively, support providers in all 50 states and the Caribbean.
Companies in Mike and Anna’s territories should rest assured that they will receive seamless support, according to Darren Dierbeck, Vantage Point co-founder and Sr. VP of Customer Relations.
“We’re excited to have both of them on the team,” says Dierbeck. “They are professionals who understand strategy, who understand the market, who understand what broadband providers will need to lock in long-term success. They fit right in.”
Mike and Anna join Vantage Point at an exciting, significant time in the industry. With their focus on relationships and long-term solutions, they will assist broadband providers through opportunities and challenges including unprecedented grant funding, rapid technical advancement, increasing user demands, and ever-evolving cyberthreats. “With all this change, we must evolve our solutions,” Callicoat says. “Vantage Point is the right leader to help providers navigate to the future.”
“I’ve been in the industry a long time and Vantage Point is really respected, for a reason,” Loecker adds. “It’s exciting to be a part of.”
ABOUT MIKE LOECKER – Originally from South Dakota but now headquartered in Kansas, Mike Loecker brings nearly 25 years of industry experience helping utility and telecom providers engineer and deploy technical solutions. With a background spanning optical transport, power equipment, and access technologies, Mike’s experience and deep relationships across industries bring invaluable insight and experience to broadband and utility providers across the Western United States.
As part of the Customer Relations team at Vantage Point, Mike continues that work in the central and western states of Kansas, Colorado, Utah, Nevada, Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana, and Wyoming.
Mike holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Finance from the University of South Dakota. He claims he’s been fishing since he was old enough to walk, and is a devoted Labrador owner (ask him sometime how Beau is doing).
ABOUT ANNA CALLICOAT – Hailing originally from rural Arkansas, Anna Callicoat has seen first-hand the impacts of the digital divide. As part of the Vantage Point Customer Relations team, her work is inspired by the power of connectivity to change lives for the better. With several years in the industry, Anna has honed her focus on creating solutions for unserved and underserved communities by empowering the providers that serve them. Simultaneously a big-picture strategist and detail-oriented client advocate, she is known for bringing fresh perspectives to the opportunities and challenges facing broadband providers. Above all, however, she values relationships built on integrity and trust.
Anna offices near Charleston, South Carolina. In her role as Manager of Customer Relations, she works with broadband providers in West Virginia, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida.
In addition to her passion for rural connectivity, she is also a competitive equestrian and lifelong animal lover. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Business and Economics, Magna Cum Laude, from Sweet Briar College.
ABOUT VANTAGE POINT SOLUTIONS – BETTER BROADBAND MEANS BETTER LIVES. Vantage Point helps broadband providers bring that promise to life through start-to-FUTURE engineering, consulting, and OSP services tailored to the unique needs of each company, Co-op, and community they serve. Comprehensive services range from financial and regulatory consulting to engineering and cybersecurity to outside plant design, mapping, and inspection. With over 450 employees and hundreds of clients coast-to-coast, Vantage Point has the vast experience necessary to provide the best solution for any provider. Employee Owned and committed to the long-term success of their clients: Vantage Point Solutions, the BROADBAND PEOPLE.
Learn more: https://www.vantagepnt.com/2022/08/15/mike-loecker-anna-callicoat-join-vantage-point-solutions/