This father of 4 came to America in the early 2000s knowing that America was “the land of opportunity”, but that meant something more to him. Jay came to America with a “vision of providing other people opportunities.” He began his career in the wireless industry, starting off in sales at a kiosk, and has paved his way to becoming the CEO of his own wireless company.
Jay is a family-man who loves to travel with his family to any tropical island. While Jay is data-oriented and driven by the process, he is even more passionate about the people that surround him: “For me, when I leave this world…I want to leave something for others, a legacy, a source of income for generations to come.”
Nick graduated in the Philippines with a BS degree in Industrial Engineering, where he then moved to Pakistan in 2004. Shortly after, he stared at Time Warner where he launched the Cartoon Network, POGO, HBO, and Warner Brothers in Pakistan. 7 years later he moved to the United States where he started his journey with TCC Wireless. He began as a sales executive and has worked his way up to the position of COO. He is no stranger to rapid growth, as he and the TCC Wireless team grew from only a handful of T-Mobile locations to now 300+! He is the father of three teenage sons and has been married for 15 years. Not only does he love spending time with his family, he loves to travel (Bangkok, Thailand is his favorite spot). If you're looking to get on Nick’s good side, talk to him about his favorite action movies.
Eric received his BS in Accounting from the University of Illinois where he then gained 25+ years’ experience in his industry. At TCC he was brought on to help prepare the company for growth, and that’s just what he did. With Eric on the team, TCC grew to over 300+ stores. Eric loves being with a growing company because, “The growth provides people to be able to work their way up as I did, that’s really the fun part of the job. It’s nice to see people get the same opportunity as I did.” This father of two teenage boys is also a board member for Park Ridge Baseball/Softball. Fun fact: “I’m an accountant.”
Ala attended Saint Xavier for his master’s degree in computer science. While attending, he also worked as a web developer for the university. In 2011, he started as an IT Technician at TCC where he moved his way up to VP of IT. He is passionate about all thing’s technology and computers, more specifically the Internet of Things. Ala is a family-man and father of two. He would consider himself a homebody, but loves a lot of family fun, they even go strawberry picking! (P.S. Ala is suspected to have IT superpowers)
Brett began at Best Buy where he held a multitude of positions, he then moved to T-Mobile Corporate and now has 20 years of retail experience. He started at TCC Wireless in 2019 as a Director of Sales for the central region. Brett is a master of managing ever changing situations and rapid expansion. Seeing his people grow both professionally and personally is something that he values highly. Brett (a.k.a BK) is a father of four and has been married for 18 years. While he loves to travel, his love for food is incomparable. He is subscribed to multiple food channels and enjoys asian inspired foods.
From Miami to Puerto Rico to Chicago, Rooster has accumulated over 20 years of retail experience throughout his career. As the VP of People and Engagement, the journey of personal growth is something that he holds near to his heart. He is a firm believer that people are the greatest resource and asset a company has, that’s why he puts the people of TCC Wireless first with everything he does. This gamer boy loves sci-fi, more specifically “Star Trek and Star Wars (in that order).” Like much of the TCC Wireless team, Rooster is also a foodie! He loves a good lasagna almost as much as he loves his family. P.S. He also has an amazing signature pose.
Jimmy started his career at Best Buy in 2007 and quickly became an industry innovator in the virtual learning space. He has worked with companies like Adobe, Chevron, Super America, McDonald’s, and Polaris to transform their virtual learning programs. Jimmy is a master facilitator of leadership development programs from FranklinCovey, VitalSmarts, and Korn-Ferry; and often speaks as an expert on “people leadership” for local government institutions, special interest groups, and other retail organizations. Jimmy lives in Chicago, IL with his wife Erin, and their dog Pepper. (Oh, and he’s a man of many musical talents)
Angela has been in the cellular industry since 1999, making her an expert in the wireless industry. Angela’s story is a true testament of persistence, she has held nearly every position, starting as a Mobile Expert and has worked her way up to Director of Operations. At TCC, the people are what inspires her. Her coworkers are more than just someone she works with, “they’re family.” She is a big concert goer and also an avid sports fan. She loves all Chicago teams, but if she had to pick she would say her favorite team is the Chicago Cubs.
Danny has been with the wireless industry for 24 years and has worked with companies such as T-Mobile and Sprint. He has now been with TCC Wireless for almost 3 years as a Director of Sales for the central region. Throughout his time here, he has loved to see how his region and its people have grown. Being a part of the growth journey is something that inspires him. This 6’2” man with LOTS of hair comes from a big family and has “been everywhere” because he loves to travel. He is a big sneaker head and die-hard Chicago sports fan.
Frankie began his wireless career over 12 years ago. He worked for Verizon and AT&T corporate before coming to TCC Wireless. Frankie has grown his market within his time at TCC, making him no stranger to opportunity. He is a proud father of 3 children. He is a New Yorker by birth right through his borough of Queens although he “has no NY accent.” He bleeds through and through for his NY Giants, Rangers, Knicks but above all his NY METS! He's a movie buff, and an avid sneakerhead. He is known to have “a bit” of an appetite and loves to try all different cuisines. P.S. Catch him in New York ordering a BaconEggNCheese bagel
Jeff has been in the retail industry his whole life, growing up he helped manage pet stores owned by his dad for over 40 years. He has been in the wireless industry for over 10 years, starting as a Mobile Expert to becoming a Director of Sales. Jeff's passion is to help the people that surround him grow both personally and professionally. He says his greatest accomplishment is “developing multi-unit leaders across the country and helping my team achieve their dreams.” Jeff and his wife Daniela (married 6 years) have three children together. He loves the outdoors – doing anything from hiking to gardening!
“I collect New Balance shoes” - Jeff Szostek
Joe began his retail career in 2002 as a full-time sales associate and has held a multitude of positions throughout his time in the industry. Joe joined the TCC family in 2019 where he has since thrived. Outside of work, Joe loves to spend time with his wife-Jackie and their four bulldogs Pancakes, Rocky, MJ and Kobe. Joe loves to travel, might have a semi-problem collecting sports memorabilia. He is an avid Chicago Sports fan (even with the pain that comes with it).
Jeff has been in retail for 25 years, and is a master in the consumer electronics industry. People development is something he has excelled at throughout his career. Working with other leaders to help them accomplish both their personal and professional goals is the most rewarding part of process for Jeff.
Jeff was born and raised in Chicago and currently resides in the western suburbs with his family and their three magnificent dogs: Payton, Leo and Jack.
Fun fact: "Every day of my life is filled with dog hair, I live in a dog hair blizzard... No seriously- it like snows dog hair." - Jeff Soske