PRESIDENT & CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
Jason Ellis joined Spring Mobile in April of 2001 as a founding partner and the company's President and Chief Operating Office. In a few short years, Ellis built Spring's management team and directed implementation of its operational infrastructure. In 2006, Ellis was promoted to CEO of Spring Retail Group, the parent company for Spring Mobile and its sister companies. In 2013 Jason led the banking process that resulted in the sale of Simply Mac and Spring Mobile to GameStop (NYSE: GME). Jason is currently the Senior Vice President of the Technology Brands division of GameStop. Jason sits on the board of the Salt Lake chapter of Head Start, holds a B.S. in Finance from the University of Utah and an Executive MBA from Pepperdine University.
SVP OF SALES & OPERATIONS
Brett M. Bradshaw joined Spring Mobile in April of 2001 as a founding partner. Bradshaw has been instrumental in establishing Sales, Training, and Merchandising programs for the organization and is responsible for all revenue divisions, including: retail sales, business to business, learning and development, recruiting, real estate, and all handset vendor relationships. Spring has been recognized among America's fastest growing small businesses according to Inc. 500. Bradshaw was recently recognized by Utah Business Magazine with their SAMY award for Utah’s best sales and marketers. Bradshaw holds a B.A. in Technical Sales with an emphasis in business management from Weber State University.
Tommy Aoki is the Division Vice President of Simply Mac and Cricket Wireless retail stores. He joined the Spring Mobile team shortly after its inception in 2001, where he served as the Utah North Regional Director until receiving the promotion to Vice President in 2007. In 2015, he joined the Simply Mac team, which earned him the unique distinction of being the only employee other than the President to hold a leadership role in all three of GameStop's Tech Brands Division. He holds a B.S. in Finance & Business Administration from the University of Utah and an MBA from Westminster College.
CHIEF OF STAFF FOR TECHNOLOGY BRANDS
Tiff Polmateer joined the team in February of 2015 as Chief of Staff for Technology Brands, overseeing the IT and Administrative teams. Tiff grew up in the wireless industry, her first job being a retail sales consultant at a Cingular authorized retail location in Upstate NY. She moved to Colorado to begin her AT&T career and worked in the indirect distribution channel in numerous capacities; most notably overseeing field execution, customer experience and Authorized Retailer distribution strategy. She is passionate about creating an effortless retail experience and “connected life” in general using mobility as a platform. Tiff studied at Hartwick College in Oneonta, NY.
VP OF HUMAN RESOURCES
Dave Buchanan started at Spring Mobile in 2007 as a Regional Director, after having worked at AT&T for 13 years. He has held various positions in the company, including director of learning and development and Senior Director of Human Resources. His responsibilities at Spring include overseeing all tech brands for employee relations, Human Resource Information System, payroll, recruiting, compensation and benefits, culture initiatives and training and development. He also currently serves on the Spring Mobile 501c3 Charitable Fund as the Leadership Officer. Buchanan graduated from the University of Utah with a BA in Organizational Communication and a minor in Japanese.
SVP OF MERGERS & ACQUISITIONS
Kent Forsgren joined Spring Mobile as Chief Financial Officer in 2007. His career includes an extensive background in accounting, budgeting, forecasting, M&A strategy and integration, and financial management. Forsgren served as CFO for a Sorenson Capital portfolio company where he played a key role implementing bank and board reporting metrics, aggressive Venture Capital strategies, and meeting financial growth goals and expectations. Prior roles include CFO of Forsgren Associates, Inc., and VP/CFO of Reagan National Advertising. Kent's board and committee experience includes serving as Chairman of the Board for the Make-A-Wish Foundation Utah Chapter, Director and President of the Oakridge Country Club, and member of the Farmington City Planning Commission.
SVP OF CRICKET
Matt Fidiam joined Spring Mobile 2015 as part of the Parrot Cellular acquisition. Matt started his career in wireless in 1994 after 14 years in commercial construction and development. At that time he saw an opportunity to join a small 3-store operation by the name of Cellular Systems in San Jose, Ca. He served as Vice President and General Manager of the firm for the first 9 years, growing the business to a total of 67 stores by 2003. At that time he was named President and CEO, when the employees bought 90% of the outstanding shares from the original owner via an ESOP transaction.
VP & DIVISIONAL CFO
Rex has been with Spring Mobile since 2007, In that time Rex has been successful at implementing process improvements and accurate reporting that has allowed the company to grow at an extremely fast rate. He has received the President's club award seven times for his outstanding achievements in leadership and other contributions to the company. he holds a B.S. in Accounting from Utah State University and a MBA from Pepperdine University. Rex is a licensed CPA in the state of Utah.