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PINPOINT PROFILE 

Pinpoint Holdings, Inc. is a diversified communications company providing local and long distance telephone, IPTV, Internet, and data center services through state of the art fiber to the premise and wireless networks. Pinpoint Holdings also delivers network solutions to telco, large businesses, government, education markets and more throughout the entire United States. With more than 175 combined years of experience, PinPoint Holdings has a national reputation as a builder and manager of fiber and wireless networks. Pinpoint Holdings is headquartered in Cambridge, Nebraska.

 

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OUR TEAM

Meet the Pinpoint Holdings Team

 
 

Dick is currently Chairman of the Board for Pinpoint Holdings, Inc., a diversified Nebraska communications company. Pinpoint Holdings, Inc. was incorporated in 1997 as a parent company of various telecommunications related subsidiaries. Dick, a graduate of Doane University in Nebraska, has 30+ years of experience in various media companies with 25 years as CEO of Cambridge Telephone Company, a Nebraska incumbent telephone exchange that has been in business for nearly 100 years. Today, the Pinpoint family of companies owns assets in cable television, Internet, CLEC, PCS Wireless, broadband, Fiber optic Long Haul, and Regulated telephone businesses.

Dick’s past service commitments include Chairman of the Nebraska Educational Television Commission, State of Nebraska Governor’s Excellence in Education Council, Board of Policy member of the Peter Kiewit Institute of Technology, President of The Kitty M. Perkins Foundation and Shoemaker Family Foundation, Board member of the University of Nebraska President's Advisory Council and as University of Nebraska Medical Center advisory board member. Current positions include board member of various private companies as well as a director of Digital Capital Partners a Chicago based data center investment group.

President and CEO - Pinpoint Holdings, Inc

Mike, currently serving as President and CEO of Pinpoint Holdings, has been in the communications industry since 1984 and has served in a variety of managerial roles. Mike began his telecommunications career with Huntel Communications and then spent 22 years as Vice President of Operations and Government Affairs at Great Plains Communications in Nebraska.

During his time at Great Plains Communications, Mike held various roles supervising all aspects of operations including outside plant, engineering, cable TV, marketing, and Internet services. He also spent many years representing the company before the Nebraska Public Service Commission and the Nebraska Unicameral, as well as the US Congress, the Federal Communications Commission, and various state and federal agencies. He also served as the in-house policy and political expert for Great Plains and was active in various political campaigns at both the state and federal level.

Immediately before joining Pinpoint Holdings, Mike also spent 5 years as part of the senior management team for Signal Telcom Partners. Signal owned and operated rural Independent local exchange carriers in 7 states. In this role, Mike oversaw all aspects of the companies, including capital expenditures, regulatory compliance, and day-to-day operations.

Mike was originally hired by Pinpoint Holdings in 2012 as the President of e-Care Nevada (which would later be renamed Nevada Broadband Networks), a Pinpoint Holdings subsidiary that constructed a fiber optic network between Las Vegas and Reno, NV. Nevada Broadband Networks partnered with the Nevada Hospital Association to build the network and utilized private capital as well as a Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP) grant. In addition to his role with Nevada Broadband Networks, Mike was also President of Pinpoint Broadband, Inc., a Pinpoint subsidiary that operated a fiber optic network in Omaha as well as a long haul fiber network from Chicago to Denver. He became President and CEO of Pinpoint Holdings on January 1, 2016.

Bachtiyer Kholmatov

Bachtiyer is the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of Pinpoint Holdings, Inc. He joined Pinpoint in 2008 as VP Finance and was promoted to CFO position in 2010. He is responsible for the oversight of all financial affairs of Pinpoint companies, strategic financial planning, M&A activities as well as management of Finance/Accounting team.

 

Bachtiyer has over 20 years of professional experience. Prior to joining Pinpoint he held positions in finance and accounting roles in various industries including international trade, food processing/manufacturing, IT/software and consulting services.

Bachtiyer holds an MBA from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln with emphasis in Finance; and BA in Economics from Novosibirsk State University (Russia).

President - Pinpoint Communications Inc

Tom currently serves as Executive Vice President of Pinpoint Communications Inc., Cambridge Telephone Company and Pinpoint Wireless, Inc. d/b/a BLAZE Wireless. As Executive Vice President, he is in charge of the day to day operations of the sister companies. Tom is responsible for expanding and improving the retail businesses associated with the Pinpoint companies. He also is directly involved with the regulatory processes that impact the business. Tom deals directly with the Nebraska Public Service Commission, Federal Communications Commission, USAC, NECA, as well as other local and national regulatory bodies and telecom industry organizations. Tom also plays an instrumental role in expanding Pinpoint’s competitive markets. This includes deploying Voice, Video, and Data services in new locations including the most recent wireless and IPTV launches in Southwest Nebraska.

 

Tom has been in the telecom industry for 15 years. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree of Business Administration from Ashford University.

 

Tom has been employed by Pinpoint for 15 years. He is active in the local Economic Development Corporation, is the past President of the Cambridge Community Investment Group, LLC, is the Chairman of the Nebraska Telecommunications board of directors and is on the Wireless E911 advisory council.

Dwight 'Doc' Wininger

Executive Vice-President, External Relations - Pinpoint Holdings, Inc

Dwight ‘Doc’ became Executive Vice-President, External Relations of Pinpoint Holdings, Inc., effective January 1, 2016. Before that, he had served as Executive Vice-President, External Relations and Vice-President for Governmental Relations and Business Development for Pinpoint Holdings, Inc., since September 1, 2012.

 

Before assuming his position at Pinpoint, Doc had more than 30 years of telecommunications policy experience as an employee at the Nebraska Legislature, the Nebraska Public Service Commission and in the telecom industry in Nebraska. Doc started as a Legislative Aide in 1980 and spent eight years working for the Speaker of the Legislature and the Banking, Commerce and Insurance Committee Chairman. From early 1988 until late 1994, he served as the Executive Director of the Nebraska Public Service Commission. He then spent two years as President of the Nebraska Telecommunications Association.

Immediately prior to coming to Pinpoint, for 16 years Doc was President of SBW Consulting, a division of Strain, Slattery Barkley, CPAs, a Lincoln-based firm providing services to Independent telecommunications providers. As President of SBW Consulting, he was responsible for developing policy strategies for his clients as well as assisting clients with their strategic planning. He is generally recognized as a preeminent Nebraska expert in rural telecommunications policy and is routinely called on to present seminars to policy makers and their staffs on telecommunications policy and finance history. He holds a Bachelors of Science Degree from Nebraska Wesleyan University (History) and a Masters of Public Administration (with an emphasis in Public Policy) from the University of Nebraska at Omaha.

In addition to his work in telecommunications, Doc is also well known in the athletic community. Since 1988, he has announced more than 1000 high school and college athletic contests and has been the Public Address Announcer for NSAA State football, girls and boys basketball and baseball championships for more than 20 years. He is also the current PA Announcer for the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s men’s basketball team.

Patrick Sherrill

General Manager Zona Communications

Patrick has served as CEO at Zona Communications since November 2006.  Patrick's primary focus in his work is to guide Zona in three primary charges; constructing and operating a superior broadband network, delivering high-quality telecommunications services, and providing the most innovative and customer-focused solutions in Zona's marketplace. During his tenure, the company has averaged 34% annual growth in customer revenues while limiting its average annual growth in discretionary operating expenses to only 4%.

Prior to leading Zona, Patrick served as Senior Director of the Southwest Region for CHR Solutions, a telecommunications consulting company. In this role he was closely associated with Zona as he helped support network planning, strategic direction and business plan development. During his 12-year career at CHR Solutions, Patrick was instrumental in identifying and fostering telecommunications business opportunities for a diverse range of clientele, including residential home developers, entrepreneurs, and Native American tribes.

Patrick has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Mathematics, magna cum laude from Angelo State University. He also holds a Master of Science degree in Industrial Engineering from Texas Tech University.

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