Seeing how happy our employees are to come to work every day and watching BullsEye grow to a $100 million company over the years have been incredibly rewarding experiences.
William H. Oberlin
Bill founded BullsEye Telecom in 1999. He served as CEO of the company from 2001 to 2018. He currently serves as Chairman. Over the past 20 years, his vision and determination have led the company to celebrate significant accomplishments. Bill has been a leader in the telecommunications industry for more than 40 years.
He was a pioneer from the onset of his career. As one of the first employees of the Southern Pacific Telecommunications Company (SPC, later known as Sprint), he established the first district sales office in New York City, the first regional office in Atlanta, Georgia, and went on to become the first President of a subsidiary company of SPC in Washington, D.C. selling facsimile equipment and services.
Bill moved on to become the Vice President of the company and led the Sales and Marketing team at Cable and Wireless. This led to him becoming the Chief Operating Officer (COO) at Allnet Communications in 1988 until it was sold to Frontier Communications in 2005. At Frontier, he was President and COO of Rochester Telephone, as well as more than 30 other Frontier Regional Local Exchange Carriers, many providing local, long distance and cellular services. Since Frontier, he has been the the CEO of Midcom in Seattle, and after a short retirement, founded BullsEye Telecom in 1999.
Under his direction, BullsEye Telecom has become the largest Michigan-based Competitive Local Exchange Carrier (CLEC) in the United States specializing in multi-location services. In 2004, the company was among the first to begin offering Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) to enterprise clients. In 2005, BullsEye was named 82nd in Inc. 500’s list of fastest-growing companies.
Bill’s strategic direction has also placed BullsEye at the forefront of technology and innovation, earning the company yearly accolades, including being awarded the Communications Solutions Product of the Year consecutively from 2011 to 2015; the Telecom Association’s Top 5 Partner’s Choice; Internet Telephony 2013 and 2014, Visionary Spotlight for the Channel Deployment of the Year in 2015; Channel Partner’s Optimal Business Challenge 2015, and 2016 Innovation Lab Awards. He has also been recognized by Channel Partners as being among the top 25 most influential leaders in telecom.
Bill has invested in numerous start-ups and continues to be active in the management and direction of various technology ventures. He is a graduate of Rutgers University in New Jersey. He also holds executive diplomas from Harvard and the University of North Carolina.
When he’s not golfing, Bill loves to cook.