High Point Networks Promotes Kelly Schlauderaff to Chief Financial Officer
High Point Networks has announced the promotion of Kelly Schlauderaff to Chief Financial Officer. Schlauderaff will be responsible for High Point Network’s financial strategy and execution as the company continues to expand throughout the Midwest.
“Kelly’s experience and leadership have been vital over the past five years as the company has experienced more than 400% growth. He has developed the values and initiatives required to lead us as we continue to expand, and we welcome him to our Executive team,” said Tom McDougall, President and CEO of High Point Networks.
Schlauderaff brings more than 10 years of experience in accounting and operations to his new role with High Point Networks. Most recently, Schlauderaff has served as an Accountant/Controller at High Point Networks where he was responsible for preparing and analyzing budgets, financials and forecasts, as well as payroll, purchasing and management of his growing team. Schlauderaff has been with High Point Networks since 2008.
Schlauderaff received his Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from North Dakota State University in 2003. He recently earned his CPA, and is a new member of the North Dakota CPA Society. He and his family reside in Detroit Lakes, MN.
“The last five years have been an excellent foundation for Kelly, and have prepared him for the challenges the company will face as we complete the construction of a new facility, expand into new markets, and add new product and service offerings throughout our footprint. Kelly’s dedication, loyalty, integrity and work ethic are consistent with the goals of High Point Networks. We are proud to announce his promotion to Chief Financial Officer”, concluded McDougall.
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Employees honored at High Point Networks for 2012 Business Year
Six employees at High Point Networks were chosen for their exceptional accomplishments this past year. President & CEO Tom McDougall honored the following employees for their high performance at the company's annual meeting and staff party.
Extra Mile Award
High Point Networks strives to achieve the highest level of service with its customers, vendors and team members. The Extra Mile Award recognizes an individual who makes every interaction count by going above and beyond what is expected of them.
Recipient: Shane Bryn
The Growth Award recognizes the person who has shown the most growth in the past year. The growth can be knowledge on products, certifications, or sales. But most importantly, growth as a person.
Recipient: Merrilee Hallaway
High Point Award
The High Point Award, the highest award, recognizes the person has proven and shown their passion for High Point Networks as a company. This lives the mission and values of what High Point Networks is founded on. This person goes out of their way to tell the value proposition story and the value of High Point's solutions.
Recipient: Justin Fetsch
Outstanding New Comer Award
The Outstanding New Comer Award is for an individual who has started with High Point Networks this past year and has made an immediate impact. This individual has taken the initiative to dig-in to learn new technology, processes, tools and systems in order to increase or maintain our level of customer and employee satisfaction.
Recipient: Chris Conner
Lewis & Clark Award
The Lewis & Clark Award recognizes an individual who explored new markets and new technologies in order to achieve their goals and increase HPN market share. This account manager achieved the highest growth in sales in 2012.
Recipient: Damon Andrews
The Teamwork Award recognizes an individual who puts team first. They are selfless with their own time to share their knowledge and expertise with those around them.
Recipient: Matt Peabody
The following employees were recipients of the "5-Year Award" for their years with High Point Networks: Scott Schneider, Mike Rerick and Kelly Schlauderaff.
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High Point Networks grows its Pay IT Forward Program
"Pay IT Forward" is an employer/employee matching contribution program that offers High Point Networks' employees the opportunity to make contributions to charitable organizations of their choice. This year, which was the second year of the program, the company's employees made contributions to more than 20 different charities, foundations and non-profit organizations totaling $21,250. Employees are encouraged to support a charitable cause that is personally meaningful to them, which included schools and churches, as well as local, regional and national organizations. The total contributions increased by 35% from the previous year. Read more
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High Point Networks recognized for its customer satisfaction by ShoreTel.
The ShoreTel Champion Partner Conference 2012 recognized High Point Networks as a Top NPS (Net Promoter Score) Partner for superior customer satisfaction. High Point Networks was one of only 30 partners globally to receive this honor for meeting the high standards set by ShoreTel for its partners through customer satisfaction surveys.
All ShoreTel awards were announced at the Partner Awards Dinner on November 8, 2012 in Orlando, FL.
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High Point Networks breaks ground on facility
Voice, data network solutions provider building in West Fargo
High Point Networks, a provider of voice and data network solutions, will break ground today on a new 24,000-square-foot facility at 728 E. Beaton Drive in West Fargo.
The ceremony will begin at 4 and include words from Claudia Greenley of the Fargo Moorhead West Fargo Chamber, West Fargo Mayor Rich Mattern and High Point Networks President and CEO Tom McDougall. A social will follow.
The company was formed in 2003 when McDougall purchased a Minneapolis technology firm he helped establish in the Fargo area.
Since its early days operating in a rented office space in West Fargo, the company has grown from four to 39 employees and opened additional offices in Bismarck; Sioux Falls, S.D.; Billings, Mont.; and Alexandria, Minn.
The design of the building will essentially be a working model of the products and services sold by High Point Networks, "including video surveillance, physical access security, data center design, video conferencing, managed services and network security," McDougall said.
"It will also provide the capacity to expand our product offerings to include additional cloud-based solutions such as hosted telephone systems, data backup and recovery, as well as a variety of hosted customer applications," he said.
The estimated completion date for the $4.5 million facility is Aug. 1.
By: Angie Wieck, INFORUM
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High Point Networks Honored by Extreme Networks at Global Partner Conference
Top Diamond Revenue Partner Award Recognizes High Point Networks' Outstanding Performance in Achieving Revenue and Certification Goals During 2012
High Point Networks, a value-added reseller (VAR) of information technology, announced that it is the recipient of Extreme Networks' 2012 Top Diamond Revenue Award, which was presented at the company's first Global Partner Conference recently held in Key Biscayne, Fla. Oscar Rodriguez, CEO of Extreme Networks, presented the award to Tom McDougall, President and CEO of High Point Networks, who accepted the award on behalf of High Point.
Extreme Networks' Top Diamond Revenue Award recognizes an exemplary partner who demonstrates outstanding achievements in both revenue and certification goals. Success is through annual performance based on the criteria of the top tier partnership goals measured.
During Extreme Networks' 2012 fiscal year, which ended June 30, 2012, High Point Networks achieved 187% of the revenue goal planned and over 100% of all certification attainment. High Point Networks has retained its Diamond Partner status for the last 5 years.
"We congratulate High Point Networks on receiving the Top Diamond Revenue Award at our very first Global Partner Conferences," said Theresa Caragol, vice president of global channels of Extreme Networks. "In addition to the outstanding revenue and certification achievements, High Point has demonstrated a solid partnership year after year through maintaining its top tier partnership level."
"High Point Networks remains committed to providing a best in class network for our many customers and receiving the Top Diamond Revenue award is great evidence we are meeting our goals," said Tom McDougall, President and CEO of High Point Networks. "We look forward to using the momentum of this award to continue the growth with the entire Extreme Networks portfolio."