TDS Hosted & Managed Services, LLC: Appoints Clint Harder VP of product strategy

Strategist joins newly assembled executive management team

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DeAnne Boegli, National Public Relations Manager

TDS Telecommunications Corporation

608.664.4428 /

MADISON, Wis. (June 30, 2011) — TDS Hosted & Managed Services, LLC (TDS HMS) announces the addition of Clint Harder to its management team. Harder, a proven strategist in the hosted and managed services industry, joins TDS HMS as vice president of Product Strategy.

Serving most recently as a consultant for The Corvid Group, Clint has provided guidance to TDS Telecommunications Corp. and other companies on managed services best practices. He has helped his clients focus on long term direction, short term execution, and alignment of business lines.

Prior to this role, Harder was sales and development manager at CDW/Berbee in Madison, Wis. for nine years. He was primarily responsible for the strategy and product development of CDW/Berbee’s hosting and managed services business unit.

“Assembling a solid management team has been a top priority for us as we move quickly to build TDS’ presence in the hosted and managed services space. Clint brings with him a tremendous amount of knowledge and skill to help TDS build a solid and successful business,” says Bill Megan, president of TDS HMS.

Harder holds a Applied Mathematics from the University of California–Berkeley.

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As the seventh largest telecom provider in the U.S., TDS Telecommunications Corporation (TDS®) connects people with Internet, phone and TV entertainment services in hundreds of rural, suburban, and metropolitan communities in 30 states. With more than 40 years of experience and 1.1 million equivalent access lines in service, customers can select from the latest technologies, including: VoIP (managedIP) phone service, dedicated Internet, data networking, and hosted-managed services.

TDS Telecommunications Corp. also maintains management responsibility for the operations of VISI Incorporated, OneNeck IT Services Corp., and TEAM Technologies, LLC through newly formed TDS Hosted & Managed Services, LLC. TDS HMS specializes in colocation, cloud computing, enterprise resource planning and disaster recovery solutions for businesses of all-sizes. In total, approximately 2,950 people work for the companies both in local communities and at TDS’ national headquarters in Madison, Wis. Visit,,,, and for more information.

TDS Telecommunications Corp. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Telephone and Data Systems, Inc. [NYSE: TDS, TDS.S] Telephone and Data Systems, Inc., a Fortune 500® company, provides wireless, local and long-distance telephone and broadband services to nearly 7.1 million customers in 36 states through TDS Telecommunications Corp. and U.S. Cellular [NYSE: USM], its 83-percent owned wireless subsidiary. Founded in 1969 and headquartered in Chicago, Telephone and Data Systems employed 12,100 employees as of March 31, 2011. Visit for more information.