Steve Leidholdt: President and CEO
Steve Leidholdt has been part of the communications industry for over 35 years. His career began with Southwestern Bell and several smaller start up companies. His desire to extend a high standard of customer service and quality to a level he could be proud of prompted him to start his own company in 1989. Over the past 35 years Steve has founded or purchased numerous technology companies.
In addition to his current responsibilities as President and CEO of STL Communications, Leidholdt has been involved in many parts of the communications industry on a national basis, serving as a board member and President of the North American Association of Communications Dealers (NATD) as well as various Partner/Dealer councils for AT&T, Motorola, Lucent and Avaya.
In support of the St Louis business community he has served as a board member for the St. Louis Regional Chamber (now known as Greater St. Louis, Inc) as well as board member of two St Louis area banks.
When Steve is not working he enjoys SCCA road racing, driving the STLCOM sponsored GT2 Mustang.
Greg Bell: VP of Operations and Technical Services
Heading up such strategic areas as systems installations, warehousing, purchasing and IT, Greg Bell possesses an in-depth understanding of the role STL Communications, Inc. plays in the success of its customers – and with twenty plus years of logistics experience and top notch people, he ensures the resources are in place to meet these demands.
Greg has built an excellent installations and services group, recruiting some of the most talented technical people in the St. Louis area. From project managers and software specialists, to technicians specializing in upgrades and new system implementations, the STL Communications, Inc. services group has the technical skills and work ethic to ensure success on projects of any size.
Beginning his career more than two decades ago in the grocery business, his relocation to the St. Louis area in 1996 opened new opportunities to demonstrate his dedicated work ethic and keen problem-solving abilities.
Dave Leidholdt: Vice President of Sales
Dave Leidholdt is STL Communication’s Vice President of Sales and comes to the position with many years of industry experience.
Dave graduated from Southern Illinois University with degrees in Avionics and Advanced Technical Studies and began his work career with McDonnell Douglas Electronic Systems as a member of the Quality Engineering team.
After 3 years of employment with them, he took a leap of faith and accepted a position with a very new and small (at the time) STL Communications as their ninth employee. He initially was STL’s first office manager, then purchasing manager and later moved to a full-time sales position in 1993.
Dave decided to pursue other ventures in technology for several years outside STL including a stint with a data focused company and a managed services organization.
In 2015, Dave reunited with STL Communications; first as a senior salesperson and now as Vice President of Sales. His 27 years of industry experience provide him with the extensive knowledge and expertise required to lead STL’s sales team.
Ellen Gore: Office Manager
Ellen Gore has over 30 years of experience in the world of accounting and human resources. She spent her first 10 years with STL Communications as a senior accounts receivable specialist. For the past 14 years, Ellen has been head of accounting and oversees the rest of the financial staff.
Ellen has two children, Jeremy and Jennifer, as well as adorable grandbabies and granddogs. Ellen’s responsibilities include all of accounting and finance, in addition to onboarding new employees, managing our 401k and employee benefits.