With more than 2,700+ wireless network installations completed nationwide, Connectivity Wireless delivers best-in-class consulting, engineering, project management, installation, monitoring, maintenance and creative funding services to customers in any industry vertical, MNOs, and MSOs.
Connecting people and communities through innovative and seamless wireless networks.
We create frictionless in-building experience to our customer’s customer.
We are fanatical about being easy to work and addressing your pain points.
We deliver the highest in-building network quality at the lowest data cost of service.
We always meet our commitments on budget, within scope, and on time.
We all take the availability of basic services for granted, and we expect these to be available wherever we are regardless of where our journey takes us. Today, basic services include more than electricity, water and other utilities, it includes wireless.
Ubiquitous wireless coverage and capacity is an essential and fundamental service. Today, we check our mobile phones an average of once every 12 minutes and we are spending more than five hours a day using our phones. This trend continues to grow as we move beyond our mobile phones to include access through our companion devices which are always on and always connected. The dependency upon the quality of this ubiquitous connectivity is now taken for granted.
Unfortunately, more than 40% of large U.S. buildings and office spaces have noticeably poor indoor wireless coverage and only 5% of commercial real estate space has a dedicated in-building wireless solution, even though 75-85% of mobile data usage today is happening indoors. According to market research, the benefits to robust in-building wireless systems is material – with more than 85% of building managers saying wireless connectivity in all areas of the buildings is imperative.
In-building wireless systems are a natural extension of the service provider networks, and they need to be carrier-grade, with high availability and high performance. This is what our customers’ customers expect, and this is what we do at Connectivity Wireless. Since 2008, we have designed, engineered, deployed, integrated, operated and managed systems with a carrier-grade DNA.
Whether you are a property owner, real estate developer, or wireless service provider, we are here to help you to address your customers' needs. We can partner with you to deliver a carrier-grade, next-generation in-building wireless solution that enables your customers to have affordable, ubiquitous wireless connectivity.
With a background in real estate and corporate development, Paul has worked in the mobile tower industry for over 20 years. Prior to joining Connectivity Wireless, Paul was the founder and president of Neutral Connect Networks. Previously, he served as President of Corporate Development at Vertical Bridge, and CEO of CiG Wireless Corporation before successfully merging CiG into Vertical Bridge. Prior to CiG, he founded and led TCP Communications as its CEO, bringing it to a successful sale with a portfolio of over 250 towers. In the early years, he worked for SBA Communication as Director of Acquisitions. As an entrepreneur and business leader, Paul has successfully built and developed numerous businesses in the real estate and retail arena before making the cell tower industry the focus of his career.
Bob Fugate serves as Chief Financial Officer of Connectivity Wireless and Neutral Connect Networks. From 2015 to 2019 he was President of RFA Management LLC, a family investment and management office. Previously, Bob served as Chief Financial Officer of five companies in the communications services and technology sector over a 26 year period. Beginning in 2000 he served as Executive Vice President & CFO of Cbeyond, Inc., which grew from startup to nearly $500 million in sales and was sold in 2014. Previously, he served as CFO for Splitrock Services, Fuego Technology, General Wireless (later Metro PCS), and Mobile Telecommunication Technologies (Skytel). Bob began his career at MCCA, a wireless services company, and, following graduate school, worked in investment banking at Prudential-Bache Securities in New York. He received an MBA from Harvard University in 1987 and an undergraduate degree in finance from the University of Mississippi in 1983.
Thom is a proven business executive with more than 30 years of experience in the enterprise and emerging technology sectors developing solutions and supporting clients' business needs in the areas of strategic planning, business development, sales, operations and engineering. As Chief Revenue Officer at Connectivity Wireless, Thom develops strategies to accelerate the deployment of distributed antenna systems (DAS), Wi-Fi and small cells in partnership with all major wireless carriers and building/venue owners. He holds a bachelor of science degree from Redlands University and an M.B.A. in finance from the University of California, Irvine.
Chris brings 25 years of sales, marketing, and new business development experience to the Connectivity Wireless team. As a senior executive working in the telecom, computer and technology industries, he contributes to the transformation of organizations through innovative enterprise-wide initiatives that build brand value and generate sustainable, profitable growth. As Chief Revenue Officer (Venues), Chris manages the business development efforts for Connectivity’s managed services business. Prior to Connectivity Wireless, Chris held multiple leadership positions at JMA Wireless, Corning, Sprint and AT&T. Chris received his undergraduate degree from Duke University and holds an MBA from The University of Virginia (Darden).
As one of Connectivity Wireless' founders and the business start-up Chief Operating Officer, Blake brings significant depth of experience to the Connectivity Wireless executive team. As Chief Strategy Officer, Blake oversees key areas including product development, branding, marketing, business process, strategic initiatives, innovation, and return modeling. With more than 25 years in telecommunications, 20 years of which are specific to in-building wireless, Blake provides key guidance and support for the broader Connectivity Wireless team. Prior to Connectivity Wireless, Blake directed a regional Custom Network Solutions group deploying greater than $200M in wireless assets for Sprint Nextel which included the design and deployment of in-building wireless networks for many of today’s Fortune 500 companies. Prior to his wireless carrier work, he worked as a site development consultant responsible for the design and construction of major fiber rings as well as cell site infrastructure during the wireless industry’s initial rapid-launch of the PCS/DCS networks in the late 1990’s. Blake holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from The College of William and Mary in Virginia and has maintained a Project Management Professional certification in good standing since 2005.
Judy is a financial professional with more than 20 years of experience in both private and public companies in the telecommunications, technology and wireless industries. Prior to joining Connectivity Wireless, Judy was the Divisional Controller of Pike Corporation and UC Synergetic, Inc. and CFO of Utility Consultants, Inc. Judy holds an MBA in Finance from Pace University, a BS in Accounting from The University of Alabama and is a Certified Public Accountant.
Steven is a Georgia licensed professional engineer specializing in electrical engineering and wireless telecommunications. He has a proven track record of evaluating emerging technologies and creating strategic solutions for indoor and outdoor wireless coverage. His leadership and experience have accelerated business growth with the successful integration of 300+ million square feet of wireless coverage. Steven holds a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering from Auburn University.
Alessandro has been directly involved with the design, engineering, installation and management of high-density Wi-Fi networks for the past 7 years, first leading the Ruckus Large Public Venues team globally, directly involved in more than 40 deployments, and then at NCN as overall technical lead for LPV networks, also driving new strategies for Networks Monetization and Analytics. Main projects for Very High-Density Wi-Fi include 2014 FIFA Soccer World Cup, Angel Stadium (Anaheim, CA), Golden One Center (Sacramento, CA), Bankers Life Fieldhouse (Indianapolis, IN), Camping World Stadium (AKA Citrus Bowl - Orlando, FL), Wimbledon Tennis Centre (London, UK), Honda Center (Anaheim, CA), Colorado State University Stadium (Fort Collins, CO), among many others. Alessandro held key technology roles at Nokia, Cisco Systems, Juniper Networks, and Ruckus Wireless, always leading pioneer initiatives that involved new technologies and pilot products. He was directly involved with the first GSM, 3G and 4G mobile networks in Latin America and Europe.
James Smith serves as Senior Vice President of Network Operations where he leads the team of Connectivity experts who ensure that our customers' networks perform to world-class standards. James has been in the telecommunications industry for 25 years and has a diverse background working for technology companies ranging from large corporations such as MCI, Verizon, and Ericsson to small start-up companies deploying the very latest in wireless technologies. James has been with Connectivity and previously Neutral Connect Networks for over 2 years and has a background in program management, Wi-Fi deployment, network support, DAS implementation, large venue sales, and wireless carrier management. James has worked with all the wireless operators to contract and deploy some of the largest DAS projects in the world and has managed relationships with major sports venues and leagues to provide cellular and high-density Wi-Fi networks for major events across the country.
Howard has more than 32 years of experience in the telecommunications industry, of which the last 11 years have been focused specifically on wireless network installation, project & deployment management, and quality assurance for Connectivity Wireless. He brings highly regarded construction oversight skills to Connectivity’s operational management team. As VP of Deployment, he leads construction teams from site survey and design, through bidding processes, planning, and the deployment phases of wireless network solutions. He is responsible for managing a large team of Deployment Managers as well as Construction Managers while also ensuring quality assurance for all wireless network solutions across the nation. Since being with Connectivity Wireless Solutions, he has been involved in 2700 plus wireless network installs totaling 300+ million square feet of wireless coverage. Prior to his role at Connectivity Wireless, he developed small business experience as a telecommunications business owner where he owned and operated a business for more than nine years. In this role, Howard focused on the turnkey deployment of voice and data networks including backbone infrastructure for copper and fiber optic networks, while also supporting phone systems, PBX switchgear, and VOIP products.
Mark brings more than 25 years of wireless industry experience to the Connectivity Wireless team. As Vice President of the project management office and estimating teams, Mark ensures that projects are efficiently scoped, budgeted properly and delivered on time. Under his leadership, Connectivity Wireless has developed a track record of high customer satisfaction among stakeholders, including property owners, management companies, and wireless carriers. Prior to joining Connectivity six years ago, Mark owned and managed a wireless services company focused on deploying base stations, DC power systems, and ancillary RF equipment. His professional experience includes various executive management roles for leading technology companies, including overseeing teams that developed and deployed smart antennas and RF fingerprint technologies, developing technology paths for early network initial buildouts of analog systems, and leading deployment teams in the execution and delivery of market-wide technology upgrades and overlays, including TDMA, CDMA, LTE, and others. Mark studied Business Management at Liberty University and served 12 years in the Army Reserves.
Gopal is a senior level telecom professional with 25 years of experience in multi-faceted technology, solution design, consulting and marketing for all aspects of wireless modalities, networking, and device integration. Gopal serves as Vice President of Technology and Sales Engineering to provide technical guidance on new and developing products to support Connectivity Wireless’ solution portfolio and sales efforts. Gopal has designed, optimized, and deployed solutions for more than 1,600 venues (Fortune 500 clienteles, covering all vertical types). He has a comprehensive understanding of wireless (Mobile Operators) business models, and in providing go-to-market strategies for product development, evaluation, vendor selection and price negotiations. Gopal has an MBA in technology management from University of Phoenix and Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from University of Pittsburgh.
Mike is an industry veteran bringing 29 years of infrastructure experience to the Connectivity Wireless team. With extended leadership roles at industry leaders such as Ruckus Wireless, Cambium Networks and Zyxel Communications, he has experience in all aspects of business development, revenue generation, and customer acquisition. As VP of Wi-Fi Sales, Mike specializes in taking issues that are meaningful to customers and working with them to mold solutions enabling their businesses to thrive. His team focuses on creating true partnerships to accelerate the development of new avenues of business, ensure maximum customer satisfaction, and help customers reach their business goals through technology.
Todd is a senior level telecommunications executive with 25+ years of experience in wireless and broadband network services. He has proven skills and experience developing sales, operational, and technology programs that have delivered both revenue and technology advancement for his previous and current firms. He has developed strong relationships across the industry with carrier, OEM, and network services companies. His experience comprises in company strategy, P&L management, technology integration, and peak operational performance. He also holds a PMP Certification as a professional project manager. Todd's background includes building a startup wireless network, advanced network technology deployment for TDMA and 4G networks, completing a merger with an international company, deploying LTE networks for the US Military, successfully winning and delivering a national sole source contract for 4G services generating $58M of revenue, deployment of large scale fiber network services and developing company models for 5G and managed network services deployment.
Kimberly Hardy Buggeln brings 30 years of sales and marketing experience to the Connectivity carrier sales team, including 10 years of management for some of the most well-known wireless corporations in the industry. Prior to joining Connectivity Wireless, Kimberly worked at AT&T managing DAS and tower portfolio assets across 29 states and served as AT&T’s escalation manager for Verizon and T-Mobile. Previously, Kimberly held several leadership and business development roles for various rural cellular carriers to build out tower portfolios and oversee indirect and B2B sales channels, media relations and daily operations. Kimberly’s background also includes assisting tower build-to-suit companies acquire, build and sell their portfolios. Her background also includes serving as the Market Sales Director for SunCom, TeleCorp and AT&T Wireless, where she was responsible for the start up of a new market covering more than one million licensed population selling tri-mode cellular services in Southwest Louisiana and Southeast Texas. Further, she launched and managed the first Cellular One in Southwest Louisiana, managed Concho Cellular One in the Texas Hill Country, and served as a VP of Sales for Viaero Cellular One. Kimberly is an active member of the state wireless associations and Women in Wireless, and has served on the board of directors for Cellular One of Lake Charles, L.A. and Cellular One of San Luis Obispo, CA.
Shane has more than 15 years experience in the telecommunications industry, including tower development, land use planning, real estate and in-building distributed antenna systems, Wi-Fi and small cell projects. Prior to joining Connectivity, Shane was in operational and project management roles in Nevada, California and Illinois and now focuses on building ownership relationships and wireless carrier transactions nationwide.
As the VP of Contracts for Neutral Connect (parent company of Connectivity Wireless), Kristen oversees all aspects of contract development for enterprise and carrier customers to ensure mutually beneficial partnerships for all parties. She has 15 years of telecommunications experience centered on leasing, sales, and acquisitions. Prior to joining the team, Kristen held strategic positions in contracting, sales, marketing, and client relations at TCP Communications, CiG Wireless and Vertical Bridge. She is a graduate of Framingham State University.
Deb serves as the Controller for Neutral Connect (parent company of Connectivity Wireless). She has diverse accounting experience across multiple industries such as technology, healthcare, software, consulting services, and public accounting. She is a proven leader of financial operations with comprehensive experience in all areas of operational accounting and reporting. Prior to joining the team, she held accounting positions at both public and private companies including Epiq Systems, Nuance Communications, BearingPoint, Hewlett Packard and McKesson. Deb received a BBA in Accounting from Emory University and is a Certified Public Accountant.