Vice President of Information Technologies

Karl joined TDS Telecom’s parent company, Telephone and Data Systems, Inc., in 1997 where he worked in the Internal Audit organization. In 2012, he was named Director of IT Infrastructure, Risk Management, and Security, where he served as the head of IT security, overseeing the company’s IT infrastructure and leading various application development teams. He was named Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) in 2018. In 2019, he moved into his current role with TDS Telecom.

Karl earned a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and his MBA from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. He is a CPA, Certified Information Systems Security Professional, and Certified Internal Auditor. Karl has been featured in Telecom Tech Outlook.

In his free time, you might find him at his cabin in northern Wisconsin with his wife and two kids snowmobiling, riding all-terrain vehicles, exploring the woods and shores of Lake Superior, or doing any other outdoor activity.

Karl Betz