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Oberlin Stepping Down as BullsEye Telecom CEO, Successor Named

The replacement has worked with BullsEye since its beginning.

James Anderson

December 4, 2018

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Long-time BullsEye Telecom  executive Tom Tisko will assume head responsibilities for the company in a month.

The Michigan-based communications provider promoted Tisko to CEO. He’ll oversee profit and customer growth in addition to its technological developments. Tisko has a stated goal of guiding BullsEye to remain “at the forefront” of the multilocation communications market and help the expansion of next-generation solutions.

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BullsEye’s Tom Tisko

“We have an extraordinary group of experts at BullsEye, and I am honored to lead this team.” Tisko said. “Further, I look forward to continuing to work with our partners to provide market-leading solutions for our customers and positioning the company as a leader and pacesetter in the communications space.”

Tisko is a founding member of BullsEye who served as executive vice president from its inception in 1999 to 2017. He earned a promotion to COO a little more than a year ago.

He will officially take the reigns of the company Jan. 1. Current CEO Bill Oberlin is moving away from the leadership role and into a position on the company’s board of directors.

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BullsEye Telecom’s Bill Oberlin

“I am so proud of the company that BullsEye has become, with every single employee having a role in our success,” said Oberlin. “I know that I am leaving the company well-positioned for the future and truly cannot imagine anyone better than Tom in this role. It is Tom’s proven performance during his 20-year tenure that uniquely equips him to successfully lead BullsEye going forward.”

Oberlin founded the company after a stint at Sprint’s predecessor, Southern Pacific Telecommunications Company. BullsEye states that under Oberlin’s leadership it become the largest Michigan-based Competitive Local Exchange Carrier (CLEC) with a specialization in multilocation services.

He said last year that he wanted to expand BullsEye’s market leadership past the analog voice space.

“Now we’re establishing a reputation as the preferred VoIP and broadband provider in the multilocation space,” he said.

Check out Kris Blackmon’s video interview with some of the company’s executives to get a deeper sense of where it is positioning itself.

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James Anderson

Senior News Editor, Channel Futures

James Anderson is a news editor for Channel Futures. He interned with Informa while working toward his degree in journalism from Arizona State University, then joined the company after graduating. He writes about SD-WAN, telecom and cablecos, technology services distributors and carriers. He has served as a moderator for multiple panels at Channel Partners events.

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