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  • Co-Founder & Senior Managing Director
    James Henry is a co-founder and senior managing director of Bank Street and has been actively involved in the communications infrastructure and services (CIS) sector for more than two decades. Bank Street’s CIS Investment Banking team has been at the forefront of transactions in the Bandwidth Infrastructure More
  • Partner
    John focuses on Internet Infrastructure and Enterprise IT Services investments. John is currently a member of the Board of Directors of Contino, euNetworks, Landways, Lemongrass, New Signature, SummitIG, and TerraPact. John previously served on the boards of ICG Communications (acquired by Level 3), New Global Telecom More
  • President and Chief Executive Officer
    Bob Udell is President and CEO of Consolidated Communications, Inc. (CCI), a leader in providing broadband and businesses communications across its 24-state fiber network. Consolidated (NASDAQ: CNSL) is dedicated to turning technology into solutions, connecting people and enriching how their customers work and live More
  • Managing Director & Senior Research Analyst
    Colby Synesael is a managing director and senior research analyst specializing in the communications infrastructure and telecom services industries. Mr. Synesael has been covering the communications infrastructure and telecom services industries as a senior research analyst since 2006. Prior to joining Cowen and More
  • VP
    Jeremy Bye has led the carrier and wholesale division as vice president of Cox Business since 2011. He previously led the network and Cox Business operations teams in the company’s Virginia market since 2006. He originally joined Cox’s New England system in 2002 where he led carrier sales and service More
  • CEO
    Hugh has over 20 years of cross-industry technology experience, from data networking to fiber optics to wireless infrastructure. He spent the early half of his career in Silicon Valley, helping to start and grow several start-ups in Silicon Valley, such as ONI Systems and FiberTower. In these roles Hugh helped bridge More
  • Executive Director
    Murray was born and raised in New York, New York and earned a Masters of Business in Information Technology from Fordham University. His Major was Utilizing Technology for Competitive Advantage. He graduated from Rutgers College where he majored in Communications and Minored in Parties. He has been General or More
  • Co-Founder & CEO
    Marc C. Ganzi is the Co-Founder and CEO of Digital Bridge Holdings. Digital Bridge is a leading global investor and owner in wireless infrastructure assets and businesses. Formerly Mr. Ganzi was the Chief Executive Officer of Global Tower Partners. Mr. Ganzi was the sole founder of Global Tower Partners ("GTP") in More
  • Infrastrucutre Director
    Mr Jan Vesely joined EQT Partners in September 2010.Prior to joining EQT Partners, Mr Vesely worked as Analyst at Goldman Sachs in Frankfurt focusing on German and CEE transactions.Mr Vesely holds a master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Mannheim and Portland State University.
  • President & CEO
    Brett Lindsey was named President and CEO of Everstream in February 2014. Previously as Chief Operations Officer of OneCommunity, a nonprofit organization dedicated to transforming Northeast Ohio’s economy, Brett oversaw the $100 million expansion of the network that powers Everstream. He brings more than 25 More
  • President & CEO
    Kurt Van Wagenen has been the President and CEO of FirstLight Fiber since October 2013. Prior to FirstLight, Mr. Van Wagenen was President and CEO of FiberTower Corporation from 2008 until 2012. From 2001 to 2007, he held executive positions at NEON Communications, including President and CEO from January of 2007 More
  • President & CEO
    Richard “Rick” D. Calder, Jr. is GTT’s president and chief executive officer, appointed by GTT’s Board of Directors effective May 2007. He brings over two decades of experience in the telecommunications arena to GTT. In his role, Mr. Calder has full strategic and operational responsibility for the More
  • Engineering Manager
    Jon Zatlokowicz spent 23 years traveling the globe as a Naval Nuclear Electrician before he planted his roots at Integra Optics. We couldn’t be happier that he did. In three short years, Jon transitioned from a member of our sales engineer staff to the manager of a dynamic engineering team. In this role, Jon and More
  • President & CEO
    Mr. Biltz was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of Lumos Networks in April 2012 and as a director in May 2012. He served as director for NTELOS Holdings Corp. from 2006 through May 1, 2014. He also served as a director for iPCS, Inc., a wireless service provider from 2004 to 2009 and served as Chairman More
  • Director, Global Network Acquisition
    Frank Rey has been with Microsoft since July 2013, he is responsible for network infrastructure acquisitions globally supporting Microsoft’s mobile first, cloud first build-out. Prior to joining Microsoft in July 2013, Frank spent 2 years as VP of Capacity Management at Hibernia Networks, managing network More
  • MD
    Jason Hill leads the Telecom, Media and Technology groups at MVP Capital. He has advised on more than 100 telecom deals, including M&A and capital raising transactions for fiber, tower, wireless, datacenter and landline communications companies and has worked with companies of all sizes and at all stages of their More
  • Partner
    Ridgemont Equity Partners
    George Morgan has been a Partner at Ridgemont Equity Partners and its predecessors since 1998. He has led the firm’s telecom investment activities for the last 20 years. During that time he has been an investor and/or board member in a variety of leading telecom infrastructure companies including Kerrville More
  • Regional Director, Cloud & Service Provider Segment, East Region
    Jason manages a team of account executives responsible for the Cloud & Service Provider Segment in the eastern region. Jason has held numerous positions in his 20+ years of data center industry experience focusing on various end user customer segments and channel partners. His current focus includes MTDC, cloud and More
  • President
    Darren has been with Skywire Networks since 2013. Darren has 25 years in the telecom and technology industries, with significant background growing and leading organizations that design, sell, build and operate communications infrastructure networks in the NYC region. Darren has held senior leadership positions with More
  • Senior Analyst
    Senior Analyst Erik Kreifeldt tracks the global market for enterprise and wholesale network services. He manages product development and forecasting for TeleGeography’s bandwidth pricing research, specializing in European and Middle Eastern markets. Before joining TeleGeography in 2006, Erik was an optical More
  • President, Sales & Business Development
    Ron Mudry is President of Sales and Business Development for Uniti’s fiber division. Having previously founded Tower Cloud, Mudry brings more than 30 years of rich experience to our leadership team. During his tenure at Tower Cloud Mudry created an organization that became an industry leader in fiber, small More
  • President & CEO
    Kenny Gunderman is president and chief executive officer of Uniti Group Inc. He has 18 years of investment banking and private equity experience and is focused on expanding and diversifying Uniti’s real estate portfolio. Gunderman previously served as the co-head of investment banking at Stephens Inc., where More
  • Chief Executive Officer
    Alexander L. Gellman is the Chief Executive Officer of Vertical Bridge, the largest private owner and operator of wireless communications infrastructure in the US. Prior to co-founding Vertical Bridge, Mr. Gellman was President and COO of Global Tower Partners, the largest privately-held tower company in the United More
  • MD
    Jennifer Fritzsche is a Managing Director and Senior Equity Analyst at Wells Fargo Securities where she has focused on the Telecommunication Services and Tower sectors since 1999. Jennifer started in telecom equity research in 1996 with EVEREN Securities, where she was promoted to senior analyst after serving two More
  • President & CEO
    Jonathan S. Adelstein is the President & Chief Executive Officer of WIA–The Wireless Infrastructure Association. Since he became President in 2012, over 100 new members have joined the association, the annual wireless infrastructure show has broken participation records, a new association was formed in Europe, More
  • Co-Founder, Chairman & CEO
    Dan Caruso is the chairman and CEO of Zayo Group Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:ZAYO), a global provider of communications infrastructure services. As a founder of the business in 2007, he has led the company from startup to IPO. Today, Zayo serves more than 7,700 carrier, content and enterprise customers and generates $2.6B in More
  • President & CEO
    As President and Chief Executive Officer of ZenFi Networks, Ray applies proven industry management expertise to deliver cutting-edge communication network solutions to the market. Ray oversees all aspects of the business operations, effectively leading a team of experts to solve industry problems created by the More

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