Kurt B. Thaus

Kurt B. Thaus
SVP and CIO, Telephone and Data Systems, Inc.

Last Updated: 02/07/2018

Executive Summary

Kurt Thaus serves as the Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer of Telephone and Data Systems (TDS), a Chicago-based telecommunications service company providing wireless, cable and wireline broadband, TV and voice, and hosted and managed services to approximately 6 million customers

Personal Attributes and Interests

  • While at Northwestern University Thaus certified in telecommunications.

Current Focus

  • Company Snapshot: Telephone and Data Systems Inc. (TDS), a Fortune 1000 company, provides wireless products and services; cable and wireline broadband, TV and voice services; and hosted and managed services to approxima

Key Challenges

  • Impairment Charge and the Cost of Unlimited Data: Douglas Shuma, SVP, Finance, and Chief Accounting Officer for TDS Telecom, on a November 2017 earnings call discussed with analysts "the impairment charge reco

Biographical Highlights

  • Born circa 1959.
  • Thaus earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1982.

Other Boards and Organizations

  • Former Member, Board of Directors, Supersibs
  • Member, Board of Directors, United States Cellular Corporation (2014-Present)

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