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2018 Atlanta Summit Speakers

 

Don Bishop

Don Bishop

Executive Editor and Associate Publisher, AGL Magazine

Don Bishop joined AGL Media Group in 2004. He helped to launch and was the founding editor of AGL Magazine, the AGL Bulletin email newsletter (now AGL eDigest) and DAS and Small Cells magazine (now AGL Small Cell Magazine). He served as host for AGL Conferences from 2010 to 2012, appearing at 12 conferences. Bishop writes and otherwise obtains editorial content published in AGL Magazine, AGL eDigest and the AGL Media Group website. Bishop also photographs and films conferences and conventions. Many of his photographs have appeared on the cover, in articles and in the “AGL Tower of the Month” center spread photo feature in AGL Magazine. During his time with Wiesner Publishing, Primedia Business Information, and AGL Media Group, he helped to launch several magazines and edited or managed editorial departments for a dozen magazines and their associated websites, newsletters and live event coverage. He is a former property manager, radio station owner and CEO of a broadcast engineering consulting firm. He was elected a Fellow of the Radio Club of America in 1988, received its Presidents Award in 1993, and served on its board of directors for nine years. Don Bishop may be contacted at dbishop@aglmediagroup.com.


Bernard Borghei

Bernard Borghei

Co-Founder and Executive Vice President, Operations,Vertical Bridge

Bernard Borghei is responsible for Vertical Bridge’s daily operations, regulatory compliance, vendor management, engineering services, human resources, and emerging technologies. Borghei has over 25 years of experience in wireless industries and before co-founding Vertical Bridge, he served as Senior Vice President and Partner at Global Tower Partners (GTP), where he oversaw domestic and international market operations, including a portfolio of more than 6,500 towers and 12,000 managed properties. Borghei has also held executive and senior management positions in operations, engineering, sales, supply chain, site development, and customer care at several wireless operators and service providers including SkyBitz, Wireless Facilities, Inc. Western Wireless International, and at Triton PCS where he successfully ran operations across 24 different countries in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, North and South America.


Gina Cacciatore

Gina Cacciatore

Director of Technology, Verizon Wireless Headquarters

Gina is responsible for Network Wireless Regulatory & Compliance (nationwide). This encompasses RF/Spectrum and Licensing Compliance and Management, FAA/FCC Licensing and Implementation, NEPA/Section 106 Compliance, Environmental Health & Safety, Regulatory Reform, Audit/Assurance and Company Vehicle/Fleet Management. A premier technology company, Verizon Wireless operates the nation’s largest and most reliable 4G LTE network.

Prior to her current role, she served as Associate Director of Network Real Estate for Verizon Wireless, managing the administration, policy, and procedure of all Network Wireless cell site leasing and property management. She also served as Real Estate/Regulatory Manager of the Florida Region with Verizon Wireless, where she managed power engineering, site modifications, business-to-business in building systems, cell site property management, in-bound collocation management and overall real estate/regulatory management for all embedded sites in the Region.


Carrie Charles

Carrie Charles

President, Broadstaff

Carrie is an Entrepreneur, Coach and Thought Leader. She is the President of BroadStaff, a Staffing Firm that specializes in the Wireless Telecom Industry. She is also a Master Certified Life, Business and Career Coach.

For over 20 years, Carrie has helped thousands of individuals grow personally and professionally. She has helped companies such as General Dynamics, Hewlett Packard, and Eli Lilly and attract, retain and develop their employees.

She is also a professional speaker and author. She has been a featured expert on NBC, HSN, and Clear Channel networks. Carrie served her country as a Telecommunications Specialist in the United States Marine Corps.


Amelia De Jesus

Amelia De Jesus

President, Women’s Wireless Leadership Forum (WWLF)

Vice President of Tower Operations, Crown Castle

Amelia is a very collaborative and highly accomplished professional with exemplary leadership skills and a diverse background of project, asset, construction management and site background developed over 19+ years of business and telecommunications experience. In her current role at Crown Castle as Vice President of Tower Operations, she is responsible for the general management and operation of tower operations.

Her educational background includes Bachelor of Science degrees in Finance and Marketing (Magna Cum Laude) and Master of Business Administration in Global Management. She’s a member of the National Association of Professional Women and several Wireless associations.

Amelia continues to be extremely passionate about the education of young leaders and the enrichment of women. As President of the Women’s Wireless Leadership Forum (WWLF,) she leverages her leadership to help women advance their career opportunities and gain the competitive edge in our ever-evolving Wireless industry.

She values integrity, dependability and hard work. Her customers and employees are her priority. Coaching and advocacy for women is her passion, and her daughter is her motivator.


Cameron Galbraith

Cameron Galbraith

Product Marketing, Sitetracker

Mr. Galbraith helps great companies scale effectively. He leads product marketing at Sitetracker, Inc., whose software powers the successful deployment of critical infrastructure. Previously, he led product marketing and sales operations at OpenGov, Inc., a government budgeting and performance management software provider, that he helped grow from 60 customers to over 1,600. He began his career in finance focusing on middle-market private equity investments and distressed debt. Mr. Galbraith graduated cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in International Studies from the University of California, Irvine.


Rick Heilbrunn

Rick Heilbrunn

President and COO, AGL Media Group

Mr. Heilbrunn has built and led finance and accounting organizations for companies in start-up, turnaround, and fast-track growth cycles. He combines strategic and tactical finance expertise with high-caliber general management qualifications, superior leadership skills, management/finance consulting experience, and credentials as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA). He is an entrepreneurial finance executive contributing energy, drive, and focus to successfully link finance with core business competencies through technology-driven processes and solutions. Mr. Heilbrunn has been successful in helping early and mid-stage organizations secure capital and build core finance and operational capacity. During the past 25 years as Founding Principal of his named consulting firm and later under StartOps, LLC, his portfolio of clients has included a number of diversified public and private companies including a national real estate development organization with a portfolio value in excess of $4 billion and a $4.5 billion+ financial services organization. He has significant experience with venture-backed companies including as Chief Financial Officer and Founder of SquareLoop, Inc.(with Mr. Biby), a wireless software company; and Vice President and Corporate Controller for HomeVest Financial Group, a financial services company pioneering a patented mortgage instrument, and as Senior Vice President of Finance and Administration for United Property Services, helped raise almost $20 million of venture funding. Mr. Heilbrunn holds a BS in Business Administration from the University of Florida and is a Certified Public Accountant. Rick Heilbrunn may be contacted at rheilbrunn@aglmediagroup.com.


Tom Leddo

Tom Leddo

Chief Strategy Officer, Md7

Tom Leddo has over twenty years of experience in wireless real estate, including developing and promoting new business concepts, maximizing business efficiency and negotiating. He has been on the Md7 team since 2004 and has served in a variety of roles including helping to establish the company as a start-up, developing and leading operations, sales/BD, marketing/branding, expanding service offerings as well as developing new offerings and overseeing a variety of strategic opportunities.

Prior to Md7, Letto served as a Principal for BridgeWest, LLC, a private equity firm in San Diego, which focused on wireless infrastructure. He also successfully founded and managed two niche tower companies from inception to sale, one in Arlington, Virginia and the other in Mexico City, Mexico. He entered the wireless industry in 1995 with Columbia Spectrum Management in Vienna, Virginia by negotiating complex, multi-party microwave relocation agreements on behalf of wireless carriers that secured FCC licenses in the initial PCS auction.


Anthony Lehv

H. Anthony Lehv

SVP & General Counsel, ExteNet

Anthony joined ExteNet in 2016 as its general counsel and heads up the company’s legal department, bringing 20+ years’ experience as a telecom and corporate attorney. Prior to joining ExteNet, Anthony was a partner in the telecom and real estate practice of Prince, Lobel & Tye, a Boston based firm representing tower companies, small cell, and DAS operators. He previously served as the General Counsel at NextG Networks through its acquisition by Crown Castle in 2012, and held senior roles in the legal department at American Tower from 2001-2011. Anthony graduated from The American University Washington College of Law and obtained his BA from the University of Michigan.


Keith Pennachio

Keith Pennachio

Executive Vice President, SQUAN

Keith Pennachio is the Executive Vice President for SQUAN and services as the Head of Corporate Strategy and Business Development. Keith’s experience spans the ecosystem of wireless network planning and development. He has frequently played the role of consultant and trusted partner for services companies, tower infrastructure owner/builders, original equipment manufacturers, and the investment community. With a focus on wireless communications, he began his career on the operator side of the business with Omnipoint in 1997 (now T-Mobile) and transitioned shortly thereafter to the consulting side where he has held senior executive roles in operations, sales and strategy for WFI between 2000 and 2010, where he played an instrumental role in growing the organization to nearly 3,500 employees globally. In 2010, Keith joined Compass Technology Services, Inc. as a Partner where he played a key role in the diversification of services and broadening of client relationships, which led to the sale of the company to Jacobs Engineering in 2013. Keith holds a BA in Communication from William Paterson University and an MBA from Georgia Tech.


Greg Pettine

Greg Pettine

Co-founder and EVP, Business Development, EdgeMicro

Greg is a data center industry leader with a superior track record for achieving revenue and profit goals. His deep knowledge of data center requirements and trends has been instrumental in building multi-million-dollar businesses from inception to successful exit. Prior to co-founding EdgeMicro, Greg led strategic alliances for Schneider Electric’s Data Center Service Provider group. There, he focused on the cloud and colocation markets, implementing business drivers around speed-to-market, capital preservation and cutting-edge design. Previously, Greg served as VP, Data Center Solutions, for CB Richard Ellis (CBRE), the world’s largest real estate service. Prior to CBRE, Greg executed DCI Technologies’ disposition of $200 million dollars of enterprise data center inventory. Greg was also a co-founder and VP at Endur Inc., a developer of enterprise computing campuses that was acquired by a Fortune 100 corporation.


Brandon Reed

Brandon Reed

Senior Manager Siting Advocacy – South Region, T-Mobile, USA

Brandon Reed serves T-Mobile’s South Region spanning eleven states and one U.S. territory. Brandon’s primary responsibility is to collaborate with local market teams to promote installations of telecommunication infrastructure, as well as, manage federal, state and local legal and regulatory requirements impacting cell site deployment. His approach to public affairs emphasizes creation of strong community relationships and alliances that open doors to innovative business opportunities.


Sonya Roshek

Sonya Roshek

Vice President, Field Services, B+T Group

Sonya Roshek has more than 20 years of leadership and telecom operations experience in the areas of construction, organizational development, profit and loss, labor relations, staffing, training, quality/safety, estimating, procurement, material management, and real estate. Sonya has championed new lines of business including outside plant (Fiber to the home), DAS, Small Cell and Distributed Infrastructure (Car Charging stations) across the US. She previously worked for an OEM and Large GC Turnkey Vendor providing deployment leadership for projects. Sonya has led large-scale projects including completing a multi-discipline green-field wireless build with microwave overlay for a new carrier spanning two Canadian providences. Ms. Roshek has also served as project lead for both the wireline and wireless network installations for the 2002 Olympic Games and managed the integration of more than 10,000 cells in the Remote Integration Testing Center (RITC). Sonya is working with the National Wireless Safety Alliance (NWSA) taskforce to advance and standardize the tower industry.


Steven Strickland

Steven Strickland

Director, Enterprise Solutions Group, ExteNet Systems

Steven Strickland’s team works closely with Real Estate owners and Wireless Service Providers (WSPs) in sales and solution development of converged communications infrastructure, including fiber networks, neutral host DAS, Cellular as a Service (CaaS), rooftop applications, tenant services and building management. Prior to ExteNet Systems, He worked as Director of Business Development at GTS, a Georgia-based Veteran-Owned Small Business (VOSB) specializing in the deployment of broadband, large-venue cellular, small cell, and in-building technologies. Previously, he was Vice President at Essentia, a managed infrastructure services “startup” based in Charlotte, and NICE Systems where he sold advanced analytics software across the Southeast US and Latin America. He began his telecommunications career at AT&T, where he worked for over 10 years in progressing management-level roles across global enterprise sales, business field services, project management, OSP engineering, and network operations. In his final role at AT&T, Steven led a team responsible for $42M in annual revenues, and over $100M in ongoing enterprise and government outsourced programs.


Bryan Tramont

Bryan Tramont

Managing Partner, Wilkinson Barker Knauer

Bryan Tramont offers strategic counsel to Fortune 100 companies and trade associations, as well as small and mid-sized telecommunications and media companies, on all aspects of communications law and regulation. He regularly advises companies as they develop and evaluate new business opportunities in the technology, media, and telecommunications sectors. Before joining WBK, Bryan served as Chief of Staff of the Federal Communications Commission under Chairman Michael Powell. As Chief of Staff, he managed all aspects of the agency’s operations. Before being elevated to Chief of Staff, Bryan served as Chairman Powell’s Senior Legal Advisor, as well as prior stints as Senior Legal Advisor to Commissioners Kathleen Abernathy and Harold Furchtgott-Roth. He currently is an adjunct law professor in Catholic University of America’s Communications Law Institute and a senior adjunct fellow at the University of Colorado, Boulder. Bryan has been recognized by leading publications like Legal 500, Chambers USA, and Washingtonian as one of the nation’s top communications lawyers. In 2017, he was named to the inaugural Legal 500 Hall of Fame List, which highlights individuals who have received constant praise by their clients and who have been recognized by the Legal 500 as an elite leading lawyer for six consecutive years. He has been awarded The Best Lawyers in America © 2017 “Lawyer of the Year” for Media Law and “Lawyer of the Year” in Communications Law in 2016. In 2016, he was also named one of the Top 10 Washington, DC Super Lawyers. Bryan serves on the Commerce Department Spectrum Management Advisory Committee and previously co-chaired the Committee for three years. He is on the Board of Trustees at William Woods University and has served in numerous leadership positions for the Federal Communications Bar Association, including President for 2010-2011.


Rob Tymchyshyn

Rob Tymchyshyn

CEO and Co-founder, FieldCLIX

Rob Tymchyshyn is CEO and Co-founder of FieldCLIX, a Field Operations Platform designed to help improve operational and financial discipline for complex field construction programs. FieldCLIX is a proven solution with over 15,000 field deployments supported across multiple wireless construction companies.

Rob brings 20 years of experience in the Telecommunications and Cable industries and has led major strategic, operational and technology initiatives at over twenty global operators across the United States, Canada, U.K., Brazil, Australia, and the Caribbean. Rob holds a BSc and ME in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia where he also played goalkeeper for their Division One soccer program.


Ken Wedholm

Ken Wedholm

Eastern Regional Sales Manager, STEALTH Concealment Solutions, Inc.

Ken “Kenny” Wedholm is a concealment industry veteran who’s spent 21 years and hundreds of hours managing installation projects for STEALTH. As Regional Sales Manager, he leads an Eastern sales rep force that is second to none.
 


David Weisman

David E. Weisman

President, CEO and co-founder, InSite Wireless Group, LLC.

David is President, CEO, and co-founder of InSite Wireless Group, LLC. He was previously President and CEO of Mountain Union Telecom, LLC from 1999 until its sale in 2006. Prior to founding Mountain Union Telecom, LLC, he was of counsel to the law firm of Shulman, Rogers, Gandal, Pordy & Ecker of Rockville, Maryland, and prior to that a principal in the Washington, DC law firm of Meyer, Faller, Weisman & Rosenberg. Mr. Weisman received his law degree from the George Washington University National Law Center with honors, an LLM in taxation from The George Washington University National Law Center, and is a graduate of Brown University. He is admitted to the Bars of the District of Columbia and the State of Maryland and is a member of the Federal Communications Bar Association and the American Bar Association. Mr. Weisman is a member of the Board of Directors of the Foundation for International Community Assistance (FINCA), a microfinance organization in 23 countries, the Personal Communications Industry Association (PCIA), and the Parkmont School in Washington, DC. He was formerly Vice President/Counsel to the Radio Club of America, Inc, one of the oldest wireless associations in the United States. Mr. Weisman has been involved in the wireless industry as an attorney, investor, and executive for more than 30 years.

InSite owns and operates over 1,900 tower and land sites as well as over 30 DAS projects including continuous, end-to-end DAS in the MARTA subway system currently under development in Atlanta, as well as the DAS serving 40 underground stations and over 22.5 miles of underground tunnels in the Boston MBTA, and is completing the final phase of DAS construction in the Los Angeles Metro System.


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ALT Amphenol Wireless Black and Veatch Caldwell Compliance CALWA Clearfield Extenet Foresite Group insite Mokan NB+C NATE NATE WIN Pennsylvania Wireless Association Phoenix Tower International SAM SQUAN SiteTracker Source Wireless Solutions T-Mobile Times Microwave Systems Wireless Infrastructure Association Womens Wireless Leadership Forum

 

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