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SDN Communications - Our People

Our People


Nick Kortan

Nick Kortan, VP of Corporate Operations, SDN Communications


Nick Kortan directs and oversees all aspects of the finance, accounting and credit functions. His job also includes analysis of financial performance, budgeting and strategic, long-range planning. Nick also oversees other corporate operation departments such as Human Resources, IT, Application Development, and Project Management Offices. 

Kortan joined SDN in his present position in November 2010 after working for eight years at Eide Bailly LLP in Sioux Falls.

At Eide Bailly, he worked as a CPA and audit manager who specialized in the telecommunications industry. He spent a lot of his time working with SDN and its member companies. Because of his interest in technology, he found the telecom business interesting.

He is a native of Tabor, S.D., and a graduate of Bon Homme High School in Tyndall. He graduated from the University of Sioux Falls in 2002 with a degree in accounting and business.

Kortan starred in football at USF. During his senior year, he was named the national NAIA Football Player of the Year.

“I was as proud of being an Academic All-American as I was of my on-the-field accomplishments,” he says.

His wife, Chelsey, is a physician assistant at Sanford Orthopedics. They have two boys: Henrik, 7, and Manny, 5.

“We’re kind of a sports family,” Kortan says. “If we’re not at games, we’re usually playing games at home.”

Contact Nick Kortan

Call Nick Kortan at (605) 334-7185