Star City Six – Todd Francisco
ALLO Communications (www.allocommunications.com) specializes in providing world-class communications services by creating gigabit communities, offering solutions to businesses, residents, and government entities. Todd Francisco is the business sales leader at ALLO Communications.
Tell us a little about your business.
We help businesses increase efficiency with clear phone calls and faster internet speeds. I have been with ALLO for almost 2 years now.
How did you get started in the business?
I began my career selling advertising in the yellow pages and transitioned into enterprise business sales.
What is the biggest challenge you’ve faced professionally?
Juggling work with family, mainly knowing when to stop working.
What has been your most important achievement professionally?
For me, it’s been helping anyone I can.
Tell us a little about your family.
I have a lovely wife, Tonja, who works at Smile Innovations Dentistry. We have 3 children (Bryce, Tianna, and Baylee), 2 dogs (Jack and Cooper), and 6 fish (that don’t have names).
What do you see as one of the biggest turning points in your life?
I was attending college and my punk rock classmate/friend told me he had a friend I should meet. I laughed at him and replied that it wasn’t likely that a friend of his would like me, and she’s probably not my style anyhow. Now we’ve been married for 21 years and are raising 3 very beautiful kids.
What is your favorite thing to do on a day off?
Work on my hot rod, a 1970 Thunderbird lowrider.
What is the most unique or interesting thing about you that most people probably don’t know?
Well, I’m an artist with a degree in Graphic Design who also currently designs and builds church stages and props.
What are you the most proud of?
My wife, who is my best friend, and my three kids. I have been blessed with such wonderful kids; my son Bryce attends UNL and is finishing up his freshman year, my daughter Tianna is a junior at Southwest, and the youngest, my daughter Baylee, is in 6th grade at Scott.
What is the best piece of advice you’ve ever received?
Not to be rich and famous, but to be well off and well known.
If you could choose only one descriptive word to be remembered as, what would it be?
If you had a theme song, what would it be?
Low Rider by War.
If you could have a super power, what would it be?
The power to heal people.
What local non-profit organization(s) are you passionate about or involved with, and are there any special reasons why?
The Lincoln Chamber of Commerce, Lincoln Independent Business Association, Association of Information Technology Professionals, and the Seven Oaks Neighborhood Association..
What is your favorite movie?
What is your favorite local restaurant?
Vung Tau Pho Grill or Pho Factory.
If you could have dinner with one famous person from the past or present, who would it be?
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