In 2008, four veterans from top wireless service provider organizations got together to discuss an idea.
With the first widely adopted smartphone released in June of the previous year, the industry was poised for explosive growth stemming from the shift in cellphone user behavior that would reshape the wireless industry and forever transform the world around us.
Determined to wade into these uncharted waters to define and harness this new wave of opportunity, these pioneers set out to build a new company centered on delivering in-building cellular networks; a company that would simplify the complexities of designing, installing, and maintaining in-building wireless systems (DAS) and deliver world-class engineered systems alongside world-class customer service.
They called the Company Connectivity Wireless Solutions (CWS).
Since that day, CWS has relied on the right blend of wireless industry savvy, technical and engineering mastery, specialized deployment expertise, and a commitment to understanding and staying ahead of the ever-evolving wireless climate to continually predict, guide and meet end-user needs.
Having actualized their original mission, successfully delivering superior carrier coverage to almost 3,000 buildings and venues across the U.S., it is in this same progressive spirit that Connectivity made the decision to merge with third-party operator Simplifi Wireless Group in 2017, making diverse DAS funding options available to enterprise customers – for the first time – and offering the “industry’s friendliest terms” to wireless carriers looking to provide improved service to valued subscribers.
Today, Connectivity continues to lead the market in DAS integration and holds to its pioneering roots – harmonizing proven processes, experience, and a little bit of vision to make world-class in-building cellular coverage a simpler, more achievable reality for its customers, partners and vendors.
Began with Sprint as Primary Customer
AT&T, Verizon, and T-Mobile Become Customers
Developed End-User Focus
123% Growth Over FY2010
Migrated to 3POs as Customers and Partners
AT&T Project Shutdown Followed By Verizon
Developed EnterpriseTM and SimplifiTM Product Offerings
Industry Recognition and Market Success Validate Connectivity’s Direction
Merged with Simplifi Wireless Group
Unprecedented Growth & Success
2,700 Projects To Date
Greg brings more than 25 years of wireless telecom experience to his position as CEO. A highly regarded leader and pioneer in the in-building wireless industry, Greg Jacobs has led Connectivity Wireless to be a leading provider of in-building wireless solutions throughout the U.S.
Prior to founding Connectivity Wireless, Greg was a founding member of Sprint-Nextel’s in-building wireless organization. Seeing an opportunity in the in-building wireless market in 2007, along with his co-founders, he built Connectivity into the industry leader that it is today. The company continues to execute on aggressive growth strategies, having successfully deployed more than 2,500 distributed antenna systems across 50 states.
A native of Atlanta, Jacobs holds a BA from the University of Georgia and in Suwanee, Ga., with his wife, Amanda, and two sons, Owen and Ben
Keaveney is a career CFO working in entrepreneurial organizations experiencing high growth or change. Keaveney holds an MBA in Finance from Pepperdine University (1989), a BA in Accounting from Villanova University (1986) and is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA).
Prior to Connectivity Wireless, he was the CFO of Innotrac Corporation, a $150 million rapidly-growing eCommerce fulfillment business traded on NASDAQ. Keaveney engineered a $114 million take private LBO.
Keaveney was the CFO of BeavEx, Inc, a $300 million Logistics business, with 5,000 drivers in 100 branches serving 47 states. He began his career with Deloitte in NYC and spent 16 years managing high-growth businesses in Europe.
A 25-year veteran of the wireless industry, Eric Ellis brings more than 15 years of in-building experience to his position of COO at Connectivity Wireless. Having held various, executive-level operational positions, he employs dynamic leadership and comprehensive business strategies to optimize operations and facilitate growth.
Ellis was an early leader in the in-building wireless industry helping grow Custom Network Solutions at Nextel Communications. His previous experience includes VP of Operations for DAS/Small/Cell/Enterprise, Tempest Telecom/Bluestream; President, Capital Connect Wireless, LLC; and National Director of Solutions Delivery and Sales Engineering, Sprint Nextel Corporation.
Ellis holds a BA from Campbell University.
Thom is a proven business executive with more than 30 years 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 Executive VP of Sales and Marketing at Connectivity Wireless, Thom develops strategies to accelerate the deployment of distributed antenna systems (DAS), WiFi and small cells in partnership with building/venue owners and all major wireless carriers.
He holds a bachelor of science degree from Redlands University and an M.B.A. in finance from the University of California, Irvine.
Bryce Bregen has more than 20 years of sales management and channel development expertise in telecom and wireless. Since joining Connectivity Wireless, Bregen has aggressively expanded direct and indirect sales channels, including enterprise, carrier and manufacturing/ distribution partners, to drive 2,100+ DAS installations and extend in-building wireless services to all major markets across the U.S.
Prior to Connectivity Wireless, Bregen held sales executive positions with several in-building wireless companies and was responsible for driving sales revenue growth and expansion into multiple distribution channels. He also previously managed nationwide sales for wireless and telecom companies, delivering services to Fortune 1000 companies across a wide range of industries, including government and education, hospitality, healthcare, telecom and wireless.
Bregen is a BICSI corporate member as well as presenter for the BICSI organization on DAS trends. He is also a member of the DAS Standards Committee of the HETNET Forum, a council member of The HETNET Forum, a presenter for the American Architect Institute, an ACUTA corporate member and presenter, and Carolinas and Atlanta Wireless Association member.