Singlewire Spotlight: Brad Jungemann

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How long have you been at Singlewire and what’s your position?

Officially 2006, but I started at Berbee in 2003, and joined the software group in 2006. I took a hiatus at the end of 2012 to move to Florida and returned to Singlewire at the beginning of 2015. I started in presales as a Cisco voice engineer, and then transitioned into full-time sales upon my return.

Please describe what you do at Singlewire.

I’m a Territory Manager who covers the South Eastern part of the U.S.; that include Georgia, Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia. I do my best to educate our clients on what InformaCast is, what it can do for them and why it’s a great solution.

What do like best about working at Singlewire?

The people and the culture we’ve been able to build. When I started with the team in 2006 there were eight of us; now there are more than 80. It’s crazy to think about how you can maintain growth and continually bring in great people who love the culture.

What’s been your favorite project you’ve worked on here?

There have been lots of good ones. I’ve been able to travel and meet people all over the world. I worked on the British Airways project where I learned that a restroom in London is what we refer to as a break room in the US. Hence the need to alert Cisco phones in the restroom (I think I asked five times why they needed those phones). I traveled to Asia with Cisco to educate local governments on the great things we do in the US. On that trip I learned that you don’t need traffic lights in Hanoi, Vietnam to have intersections with 1,000’s of scooters rolling past.

What have you gained from working at Singlewire?

Officially, I started with the group when I was 29. Today I’m 41, so I’ve evolved quite a bit personally and professionally. From gaining a better sense of what goes on in the world, to understanding why what we do at Singlewire is so important.

Where do you see Singlewire in the next five years?

Wow, always a tough question. For myself, I want to continue growing professionally, and expand my market and industry knowledge. If the growth in the last five years is any gauge of where the next five years will take Singlewire, the options will present themselves to me and I’ll do my best to be ready for them. I figure with the teams getting older, we’ll have to set up an office in Florida to accommodate anyone looking for a break from the harsh Wisconsin winters.

What are your favorite things to do outside of work?

I live in Florida, so golfing is a favorite, but I’m nursing a shoulder injury and looking to get back to it in 2018. I enjoy exploring the beaches with my girlfriend Melissa, and Fort DeSoto (St Petersburg) is one of my favorite spots. I also like boating around Egmont Key if the waves agree.

I am a foodie, so I like to either cook at home or find great restaurants to dine at. And nothing beats hanging out with my dog Mya as she looks forward to belly rubs.

If you could witness any historical event, what would you want to witness?

Washington crossing the Delaware River. It’s such a strong foundation of the United States. I lived in New Jersey while I was in the Air Force, so I visited that area quite a few times. Another would be seeing the signing of the Declaration of Independence.

Do you have any special talents?

I’m actually really funny, no seriously. Being able to make somebody laugh, I think, is genuinely a special talent. I can’t juggle, I am not good at card tricks, but if you’re looking for someone to get a group of people together to have a good time, I am your person.

What is the best concert you’ve ever attended?

Two come to mind. I saw Pearl Jam in 1992, and Eddie Vedder repel from the top of Alpine Valley into the crowd, which was fairly amazing. Also, I saw Snoop Dogg at a small venue in Madison, Wisconsin during a snow storm in February of 2012. He didn’t perform long, but put on a very engaging show.

Where’s your hometown?

Grew up in DeForest, Wisconsin, home of the Norski’s. One of my grandfathers was a local business owner in town, and my mother went to high school there. Most people know this town because of two things: a giant cow at Ehlenbach’s Cheese Chalet (you can order online), and a Pink Elephant just off of Interstate 90/94 at a gas station. I actually met someone who had driven from New York to Seattle and stopped at the Pink Elephant just to take a photo.

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