Our success is a direct result of our talented team members

Our foundation is built on integrity and striving for excellence

We drive results for our clients

Our customers will be delighted with every Connectivity interaction

Core Values

About Connectivity Wireless Solutions

In 2008, Greg Jacobs together with other 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.

Since that day, Connectivity Wireless 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.

A Leader in In-Building Wireless Integration

After 10 successful years, deploying more than 2,700 in-building wireless systems, Connectivity Wireless Solutions was acquired by M/C Partners in February 2019.

At a time when the industry is approaching another transition point with the evolution of in-building wireless solutions toward next-generation neutral host solutions, M/C Partners’ investment enables Connectivity Wireless to expand its services and solutions to support the next wave of wireless technologies, including managed Wi-Fi, CBRS, LAA, multi-carrier small cells, intelligent network edge devices, 5G and beyond.

Today, Connectivity Wireless continues to lead the market in in-building wireless system integration and holds to its pioneering roots, proven processes and industry experience to make world-class wireless connectivity a simpler, more achievable reality for its customers, partners and vendors.

The Connectivity Story

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2008

Began with Sprint as Primary Customer

2009

AT&T, Verizon, and T-Mobile Become Customers

2010

Introduced Enterprise Customer Focus

123% Growth Over FY2010

2012

Integrated Third-Party Operators as Customers and Partners

2014

Converged Networks Introduced to DAS Market

2015

Developed EnterpriseTM and SimplifiTM Product Offerings

2016

Industry Recognition and Market Success Validate Connectivity’s Direction

2017

Merged with Simplifi Wireless Group

2018

Unprecedented
Growth & Success
2,700 Projects To Date

2019

Acquired by M/C Partners; Poises Connectivity Wireless to Offer More Solutions to Customers

Square feet of coverage 500+Million Across all verticals

Meet TheLeadership Team

Stephen Bye

Chief Executive Officer

Stephen is a senior executive with more than 27 years of experience working for wireless, cable and wireline service providers in the U.S. and several other countries.

Prior to joining the Connectivity Wireless, Stephen served as the President of C Spire responsible for the day-to-day operations of the company with three lines of business, including wireless, home services and enterprise business services.  Stephen also served as the CTO of C Spire and is the former CTO for Sprint.  He has also held a range of executive positions at Cox Communications, AT&T, BellSouth International, Optus Communications and Telstra.

Stephen has a BE (Hons.) in electrical engineering from the University of Tasmania (Australia) and a BSc (Hons.) in banking and finance from the University of London, London School of Economics (UK).

Stephen is a Chartered Engineer, a Senior Member of IEEE and a Fellow of the Institute of Engineering and Technology.  Prior to his career in telecom, Stephen served as an officer in the Royal Australian Navy.

Keith Paglusch

Chief Operating Officer

Keith is a seasoned global executive with more than 39 years of operational experience leading teams at wireless and wireline companies  in addition to tower and industry engineering/consulting/deployment service providers.

Prior to joining Connectivity Wireless, he most recently served as both the Chief Network Officer and Chief Integration Officer at C Spire.  Prior to C Spire, he led operations in both North and South America for LCC International (now Tech Mahindra) as well as serving as the SVP Global Quality Assurance. While at LCC he provided engineering, technical consulting, and deployment services to all of the major wireless carriers and many equipment manufacturers both domestically and internationally.

Keith has held senior level operational and strategy roles in the tower industry at both Mobilitie and Global Signal.  He also has held executive management roles in the carrier/service provider marketplace at Windstream, Open Range communications and Sprint.  During his 18 year tenure at Sprint he lead the initial buildout of the Sprint wireless network and, in addition to many other positions, served as their SVP Operations and Chief Procurement officer.  Prior to Sprint, Keith worked at AT&T, Mountain Bell and Southwestern Bell.

Keith has always been passionate about building and operating quality networks, execution using disciplined program management principles which deliver on commitments, developing and leading high performing individuals and teams with specific attention to customer service and achieving committed financial objectives.

Keith is a graduate of Southeast Missouri State University.

Steve Keaveney

Chief Financial Officer

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.

Thom Antonopoulos

Chief Revenue Officer

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 Chief Revenue Officer 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.

Eric Ellis

Chief Network Officer

A 25-year veteran of the wireless industry, Eric Ellis brings more than 15 years of in-building experience to his position of CNO 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.

Bryce Bregen

SVP, Enterprise Sales

Bryce Bregen has more than 25 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 former council member and member of the DAS Standards Committee of the HETNET Forum, and a presenter for the American Architect Institute.

Glen Baxley

SVP, Carrier Sales

Glen has more than 26 years of experience in the telecommunications industry.  Prior to joining Connectivity Wireless, Glen worked at Simplifi Wireless Group, Mobilitie, Mycom Network Services, Nortel/Ericsson and MCI.  Glen has held various leadership positions in the wireless industry; VP of Wireless Solutions, Director of Wireless Solutions, Senior Account Executive, business development, project management and network engineering management.

Some of the key projects Glen has been part of during his wireless career include the initial deployment of LTE into the Verizon Wireless network, the rip and replace of AirTouch’s AMPS/CDMA wireless networks from Motorola to Nortel equipment in Southern California, Las Vegas, Georgia and Michigan, and the initial network build out of the Sprint PCS CDMA network.

Prior to his career in wireless telecommunications, Glen served nine years in the U. S. Marine Corps. Glen holds a bachelor of science degree in electrical engineering from Texas A&M University.

Steven Morris

VP of Engineering

As VP of Engineering, Steven is responsible for evaluating emerging technologies and creating strategic solutions to indoor and outdoor wireless coverage through next-generation cellular, Wi-Fi, and public safety systems. His background is in electrical and wireless engineering with a focus on system design and optimization. Under his leadership, he and his teams have successfully integrated 300+ million square feet of wireless coverage.  His experience and industry knowledge has accelerated business growth and led to the development of new go-to-market solutions.

Steven holds a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering from Auburn University.

 

Jeff Frye

VP, Construction and Program Management

Jeff Frye brings more than 20 years of wireless telecommunication, site development, and operational expertise to the team. Jeff has over 13 years of experience overseeing a large portfolio of multi-million dollar indoor/outdoor DAS and small cell networks throughout the U.S.

His leadership and industry knowledge have helped to successfully launch some of the nation’s first neutral host DAS and small cell networks. He previously served as Executive Director of Program Management for ExteNet Systems and has held other leadership roles as Director of Network Engineering and OSP Construction, and Director of Operations for various Commercial Carriers and Integrators.

Jeff has a Bachelor of Science in Management and is a certified Project Management Professional by the Project Management Institute.

Mark Power

VP, Network Operations

Mark brings 25 years of telecom and in-building wireless operations expertise to the Connectivity Wireless team. Prior to joining Connectivity Wireless, he founded and served as president of New Vector Communications for nearly 10 years providing services for OEMs, tier 1 and 2 carriers across multiple markets including macro site development, in-building services, and network upgrades.

Mark’s background includes director-level oversight for OEM deployments, systems testing, and maintenance services.  Mark received his initial telecom experience serving in the U.S. Military for 12 years and studied business management at Liberty University.

James Smith

Area VP, Carrier Sales

James brings more than 20 years of experience in the telecommunications industry to the team, including key roles focused on in-building wirelesss solutions for Verizon Wireless and Ericsson. He has led the development of such projects as New York’s Grand Central Terminal, the University of Oregon campus, McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas and athletic facilities for the University of Alabama and the NFL and MLB.

Andy Gattorna

Area VP, Carrier Sales

Andy brings a 20+ year sales career in technology and a focus on distributed networks (indoor and outdoor small cell and DAS solutions). Prior to his current role, he was responsible for West Region sales at ExteNet Systems, who was acquired by Digital Bridge in 2015 for $1.4 Billion.

Andy holds a BA in Business Administration and Management from Northern Arizona University.

Judy Chen

SVP, Finance

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 a MBA in Finance from Pace University, a BS in Accounting from The University of Alabama and is a Certified Public Accountant.

Andi Brown

Director of Human Resources

Andi has 10 years of Human Resources experience and holds a SHRM-CP certification, which recognizes expertise and leadership in the human resources field.

She has 20 years of experience as an executive assistant and is a veteran of the United States Air Force. Andi joined the Connectivity Wireless team in 2013.

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Andi Brown

Director of Human Resources

Stephen Bye

Chief Executive Officer

Stephen is a senior executive with more than 27 years of experience working for wireless, cable and wireline service providers in the U.S. and several other countries.

Prior to joining the Connectivity Wireless, Stephen served as the President of C Spire responsible for the day-to-day operations of the company with three lines of business, including wireless, home services and enterprise business services.  Stephen also served as the CTO of C Spire and is the former CTO for Sprint.  He has also held a range of executive positions at Cox Communications, AT&T, BellSouth International, Optus Communications and Telstra.

Stephen has a BE (Hons.) in electrical engineering from the University of Tasmania (Australia) and a BSc (Hons.) in banking and finance from the University of London, London School of Economics (UK).

Stephen is a Chartered Engineer, a Senior Member of IEEE and a Fellow of the Institute of Engineering and Technology.  Prior to his career in telecom, Stephen served as an officer in the Royal Australian Navy.

Keith Paglusch

Chief Operating Officer

Keith is a seasoned global executive with more than 39 years of operational experience leading teams at wireless and wireline companies  in addition to tower and industry engineering/consulting/deployment service providers.

Prior to joining Connectivity Wireless, he most recently served as both the Chief Network Officer and Chief Integration Officer at C Spire.  Prior to C Spire, he led operations in both North and South America for LCC International (now Tech Mahindra) as well as serving as the SVP Global Quality Assurance. While at LCC he provided engineering, technical consulting, and deployment services to all of the major wireless carriers and many equipment manufacturers both domestically and internationally.

Keith has held senior level operational and strategy roles in the tower industry at both Mobilitie and Global Signal.  He also has held executive management roles in the carrier/service provider marketplace at Windstream, Open Range communications and Sprint.  During his 18 year tenure at Sprint he lead the initial buildout of the Sprint wireless network and, in addition to many other positions, served as their SVP Operations and Chief Procurement officer.  Prior to Sprint, Keith worked at AT&T, Mountain Bell and Southwestern Bell.

Keith has always been passionate about building and operating quality networks, execution using disciplined program management principles which deliver on commitments, developing and leading high performing individuals and teams with specific attention to customer service and achieving committed financial objectives.

Keith is a graduate of Southeast Missouri State University.

Steve Keaveney

Chief Financial Officer

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.

Thom Antonopoulos

Chief Revenue Officer

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 Chief Revenue Officer 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.

Eric Ellis

Chief Network Officer

A 25-year veteran of the wireless industry, Eric Ellis brings more than 15 years of in-building experience to his position of CNO 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.

Bryce Bregen

SVP, Enterprise Sales

Bryce Bregen has more than 25 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 former council member and member of the DAS Standards Committee of the HETNET Forum, and a presenter for the American Architect Institute.

Glen Baxley

SVP, Carrier Sales

Glen has more than 26 years of experience in the telecommunications industry.  Prior to joining Connectivity Wireless, Glen worked at Simplifi Wireless Group, Mobilitie, Mycom Network Services, Nortel/Ericsson and MCI.  Glen has held various leadership positions in the wireless industry; VP of Wireless Solutions, Director of Wireless Solutions, Senior Account Executive, business development, project management and network engineering management.

Some of the key projects Glen has been part of during his wireless career include the initial deployment of LTE into the Verizon Wireless network, the rip and replace of AirTouch’s AMPS/CDMA wireless networks from Motorola to Nortel equipment in Southern California, Las Vegas, Georgia and Michigan, and the initial network build out of the Sprint PCS CDMA network.

Prior to his career in wireless telecommunications, Glen served nine years in the U. S. Marine Corps. Glen holds a bachelor of science degree in electrical engineering from Texas A&M University.

Steven Morris

VP of Engineering

As VP of Engineering, Steven is responsible for evaluating emerging technologies and creating strategic solutions to indoor and outdoor wireless coverage through next-generation cellular, Wi-Fi, and public safety systems. His background is in electrical and wireless engineering with a focus on system design and optimization. Under his leadership, he and his teams have successfully integrated 300+ million square feet of wireless coverage.  His experience and industry knowledge has accelerated business growth and led to the development of new go-to-market solutions.

Steven holds a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering from Auburn University.

 

Jeff Frye

VP, Construction and Program Management

Jeff Frye brings more than 20 years of wireless telecommunication, site development, and operational expertise to the team. Jeff has over 13 years of experience overseeing a large portfolio of multi-million dollar indoor/outdoor DAS and small cell networks throughout the U.S.

His leadership and industry knowledge have helped to successfully launch some of the nation’s first neutral host DAS and small cell networks. He previously served as Executive Director of Program Management for ExteNet Systems and has held other leadership roles as Director of Network Engineering and OSP Construction, and Director of Operations for various Commercial Carriers and Integrators.

Jeff has a Bachelor of Science in Management and is a certified Project Management Professional by the Project Management Institute.

Mark Power

VP, Network Operations

Mark brings 25 years of telecom and in-building wireless operations expertise to the Connectivity Wireless team. Prior to joining Connectivity Wireless, he founded and served as president of New Vector Communications for nearly 10 years providing services for OEMs, tier 1 and 2 carriers across multiple markets including macro site development, in-building services, and network upgrades.

Mark’s background includes director-level oversight for OEM deployments, systems testing, and maintenance services.  Mark received his initial telecom experience serving in the U.S. Military for 12 years and studied business management at Liberty University.

James Smith

Area VP, Carrier Sales

James brings more than 20 years of experience in the telecommunications industry to the team, including key roles focused on in-building wirelesss solutions for Verizon Wireless and Ericsson. He has led the development of such projects as New York’s Grand Central Terminal, the University of Oregon campus, McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas and athletic facilities for the University of Alabama and the NFL and MLB.

Andy Gattorna

Area VP, Carrier Sales

Andy brings a 20+ year sales career in technology and a focus on distributed networks (indoor and outdoor small cell and DAS solutions). Prior to his current role, he was responsible for West Region sales at ExteNet Systems, who was acquired by Digital Bridge in 2015 for $1.4 Billion.

Andy holds a BA in Business Administration and Management from Northern Arizona University.

Judy Chen

SVP, Finance

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 a MBA in Finance from Pace University, a BS in Accounting from The University of Alabama and is a Certified Public Accountant.

Andi Brown

Director of Human Resources

Andi has 10 years of Human Resources experience and holds a SHRM-CP certification, which recognizes expertise and leadership in the human resources field.

She has 20 years of experience as an executive assistant and is a veteran of the United States Air Force. Andi joined the Connectivity Wireless team in 2013.