SQUAN has appointed Carolyn Hardwick as national director, business development. While her primary responsibility is to lead business development efforts in engineering and expansion as wireline, fiber and wireless carriers continue to converge and intensify pressure on operational excellence.
An experienced wireless communications professional, Hardwick has garnered a wealth of industry knowledge from her past professional experiences that she will leverage in this new role and has a proven record of successfully supporting business expansion efforts throughout her career.
Prior to joining SQUAN, Hardwick served as National Account Director at KGPCo, managing Multiple System Operators (MSOs) in the cable telecommunications sector.
She has held director level positions at both Bluestream Professional Services and SBA Communications Corporation managing client relations, contract negotiation, business strategy, marketing and identification of new revenue opportunities.
Additionally, throughout Hardwick’s decades in the telecom/wireless industry she has worked in roles, includingproject manager / business development manager at Infinigy Engineering, business development / outside sales at Graybar Electric Company, site development manager at Southeast Towers, LLC, and Property and construction manager at AIRGATE PCS / ALAMOSA PCS / SPRINT-NEXTEL.
Hardwick currently serves as president of the Women’s Wireless Leadership Forum (WWLF). She is also a member of the global organization, Women in Cable Telecommunications (WICT), as well as ten State Wireless Association Programs.
While SQUAN has embraced diversity since its inception, the company will leverage Hardwick’s leadership status in WWLF to improve upon the organization’s efforts to encourage and support women’s ability to take on leadership roles at SQUAN and throughout the wireless/telecom industries.