Tom Huesgen is the Director of Infrastructure Management for vXchnge working out of St. Louis, Missouri and has been with vXchnge since 2014. Tom’s responsibilities include ownership and responsibility of infrastructure management database, management of vXchnge centralized inventory reporting, data integrity, NetSuite fulfillment, training and is involved in other infrastructure management tool sets. Tom has been happily married to Jenny Huesgen for almost 25 years and has three beautiful daughters. Nicole (23) is graduating from the University of Missouri St. Louis and is engaged to be married. Caitlyn (20) is a Sophomore soccer player at Maryville University in St. Louis studying communications and Hanna (17) is finishing her junior year in high school. Tom is a third generation Police Officer and was forced to retire from Law Enforcement after sustaining a gunshot in the line of duty. Tom has been coaching girls club soccer for almost 20 years. When not spending time with family or coaching Tom loves to spend time outdoors, preferably on a lake fishing with family and friends.
Why do you enjoy working at vXchnge?
I enjoy working at vXchnge because every day is a challenge. As a former Switch and Data employee, I've been on the same team with many of my coworkers and Senior Leadership before and I look forward to surpassing previous achievements.
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love that almost all of my days are never the same at vXchnge, and I get the opportunity to work with fantastic people every single day as well (Customers and coworkers). I not only get the chance to learn something new each day about our industry, but I learn a lot about my customers’ industries as wel
What is the best advice someone ever gave you?
My uncle Jim, when I was forced to retire as a Police Officer I had to figure out what I was going to do to support my family. The opportunity to go to a startup company called Switch and Data in 2000 was, in hindsight, the best decision I ever made and has shaped my professional life since that day. His guidance and wisdom gave me the confidence to take the leap and since that day I have had much success by putting in a lot of hard work, learning from many great mentors, great bosses and quality leadership.
How do you prefer to start your day?
In a perfect world, a cup of coffee with my wife as I organize my fishing gear and plan for a day on the lake. Most days, I settle for the coffee with my wife and prepare for what the business will bring my way.
What is the most interesting talent you have?
Teaching, coaching and mentoring female athletes. I have been coaching club soccer for almost 20 years and developed many very successful young ladies. Most importantly for me is coaching all three of my daughters and the time spent with them throughout their young lives and into high school and college. I have many long term relationships with my players and I enjoy getting updates on their academic, athletic, professional and personal achievements.
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About Kaylie Gyarmathy
As the Marketing Manager for vXchnge, Kaylie handles the coordination and logistics of tradeshows and events. She is responsible for social media marketing and brand promotion through various outlets. She enjoys developing new ways and events to capture the attention of the vXchnge audience.