Terry D. Bryan
Co-Founder and CEO
Co-founder, Terry D. Bryan has been a leader in the telecommunications industry for over 30 years. Prior to founding TDB, he served as a key officer at three major telecom companies, including Kansas-based Sprint.
Prior to launching his career, Terry served as a United States Marine in Vietnam, where he was wounded in action. He was awarded the Purple Heart and the Presidential Unit Citation. Terry went on to graduate from Rockhurst University’s Executive Fellows program where he received a Master’s Degree in Business Administration.
Terry’s time in the U.S. Marines left a deep impression on him and he remains actively involved in improving veteran’s lives through several initiatives. He has served as a member of the Advisory Board of Directors for the Association for Service Disabled Veterans (ASDV). In addition, he is proud that TDB has adopted a veterans first hiring philosophy to benefit service members seeking employment.
At TDB, Terry is an engaged, hands-on leader who is committed to supporting his clients and employees. However, perhaps Terry’s most appreciated leadership trait is his approachability and readiness to listen. He always says, “People deserve to talk to people,” and he follows through on that motto by making himself accessible to clients and employees alike. If you need Terry, he’ll always be just a phone call away. Try it yourself! His direct line is (913) 327-7400.
Laird P. Simons
Co-Founder, President and CFO
Co-founder, Laird P. Simons draws on a long career of transforming start-up, turnaround and high-growth organizations into successful businesses. Prior to co-founding TDB, he was a Senior Executive at Sprint where he managed a billion-dollar business unit serving some of North America’s largest telecommunications networks in the industry.
In addition to his telecommunications experiences, Laird served as Assistant Vice President of Human Resources at Sprint where he was responsible for the complex employment and benefit-related workings of a multi-billion dollar organization. Laird used this experience in Human Resources to create a supportive, professional work environment at TDB—an environment that attracts top-notch professionals who take pride in their work for government agencies. Furthermore, Laird’s leadership enables TDB to provide high-quality staffing and benefits services to our clients.
Prior to co-founding TDB, Laird obtained his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of Kansas and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Rockhurst University. He also attended Columbia University’s Marketing Management Program.
As a leader at TDB, Laird provides strategic vision and executes action plans for improved financial, performance and profit results for every TDB client project. His impressive record of delivering strong and sustainable financial gains in markets nationwide benefit government agencies who are focused on using cost-effective methods to achieve exceptional results.
Donna K. Divine
Senior Vice President – Client Services
Senior Vice President, Donna K. Divine, joined TDB after a successful 15-year career in the Banking and Finance industry. As a former Senior Vice President of Finance and Operations at a prestigious banking group, Donna gained extensive experience managing diverse groups of employees and cultivating strong client relationships.
Donna remains involved with the Finance and Banking industry as a member of the Board of Directors at a local bank. Her volunteer work and past employment experiences have given her a keen understanding of the importance of client-focused, fiscally responsible operations and she brings this experience to bear in her duties as Client Services and Quality Manager at TDB.
Donna is known and appreciated by TDB clients as an excellent communicator and a hard-working partner on important and often complex projects. She is diligent when it comes to contract compliance—a skill that is deeply appreciated by TDB’s government agency clients.
Prior to joining TDB and launching her banking career, Donna received her Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from the University of Missouri.