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Tilson Announces Leadership Transition: Darrell Ingram Appointed CEO; Joshua Broder to Remain as Executive Chairman of Tilson and CEO of Tilson Infrastructure

For Immediate Release

PORTLAND, ME (01/09/2024). Tilson, a national leader in network development and information infrastructure services, announced a leadership transition today. Joshua Broder, the company’s Chief Executive Officer, will transition from this role and assume the position of Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors. His successor, Darrell Ingram, currently serving as Tilson’s Chief Operating Officer and President, will step into the role of CEO. Broder will continue as CEO of Tilson Infrastructure, a fast-growing telecom infrastructure developer and operator, focused on poles, towers, and fiber public-private partnerships.

Broder’s history at Tilson spans 17 years of rapid growth. In 2007, Broder joined Tilson’s technology consulting practice when it comprised of only three employees and in 2009, became its general manager. Broder bought the company in 2012 when it was still small. Under his stewardship, the company experienced extraordinary organic growth, earning placements on the Inc. 5000 list of fastest growing private companies for 13 consecutive years. Now with a team of over 1,400 professionals, Tilson has emerged as a national leader in fiber and wireless network design-build services, while also offering consulting services in telecom investment for private capital, broadband program planning and execution for government agencies, and digital transformation for the construction industry. 

“Working with great people has been my favorite part of leading at Tilson. Moving forward, I’m excited to continue those collaborations in different roles as I dig deeper into our work at Tilson Infrastructure as CEO there, and as Executive Chairman of Tilson’s already high-performing board. As I’ve spent the last year transitioning Tilson’s operations to Darrell, I’ve seen him live our values, especially in his focus on safety, composure, and respect. He has carefully and consistently invested in his leadership team as an engaged and hands-on leader. He has my total confidence. I’m excited for our continued close collaboration and the new heights I know he can take this team to,” remarked Broder.

Ingram, who assumed the roles of President and COO two years ago, will now step into the CEO position. Bringing nearly two decades of industry experience centered on building and leading teams, driving alignment on customer and company goals, and scaling service delivery organizations, Ingram’s leadership promises a continued trajectory of growth for Tilson. 

“Josh’s visionary leadership has significantly expanded Tilson’s portfolio and presence in critical growth markets,” stated Ingram. “He has laid a robust foundation for future success, and we are grateful for his unwavering dedication and guidance. Our commitment to growth remains steadfast, and I extend my gratitude to both Josh and the Board for entrusting me with the leadership of this purpose-driven organization. Our customers have given us big goals to hit for the next several years and I’ll be focused on execution for them, while sustainably scaling the company for its team members, customers, and shareholders. We are on a mission.” 

Tilson has initiated the search for a new Chief Operating Officer. The application details can be accessed through its open careers page.

About Tilson:

Tilson is on a mission to build America’s information infrastructure. Recognized thirteen consecutive years on the Inc. 5000, Tilson provides network deployment and information system professional services to telecom, construction, utility, and government clients. As a leading network design, build, and operating firm, Tilson builds high-performing technology project teams who take on the largest and most impactful information infrastructure projects in the country.

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