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The leadership of PTI has a diverse set of skills and experience, and are dedicated to accelerating innovation, driving operations, and leading our team.

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Dagan T. Kasavana

Founder & Chief Executive Officer

As founder and CEO of Phoenix Tower International, Mr. Kasavana guides the strategic direction of the company, oversees capital investment and sales,...

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Dagan T. Kasavana

Founder & Chief Executive Officer

As founder and CEO of Phoenix Tower International, Mr. Kasavana guides the strategic direction of the company, oversees capital investment and sales, development activities across various countries and transaction types, and leads all other significant corporate initiatives, personnel matters, financial oversight and day to day operational matters for the business. Mr. Kasavana founded PTI with a focus on transparent, mutually beneficial transactions and business with its customers, landlords, wireless site developers, owners, and owners of infrastructure and the communities PTI does business in as well as the development of a scalable platform to own and operate wireless infrastructure across multiple international markets and product classes. 

Prior to founding Phoenix Tower International, Mr. Kasavana was Senior Vice President of Mergers & Acquisitions for Global Tower Partners from 2006 to 2013.  In that role, he was responsible for overseeing all mergers and acquisitions conducted in both the United States and Latin America, including the negotiation, closing, and integration of the acquisitions of thousands of towers and other wireless infrastructure. During his tenure, he played a key role in the growth of the company and oversaw more than $1.5 billion deployed towards the acquisition of wireless infrastructure.

Prior to GTP, Mr. Kasavana worked at Ernst & Young, LLP in auditing (1998-2004) where he practiced as a Certified Public Accountant and transaction advisory services (2004-2006). He specialized in providing expertise to clients in the areas of technology, wireless infrastructure, manufacturing, and telecommunications.

Mr. Kasavana graduated from Fairfield University with a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting.

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Tim Culver

Executive Chairman

As Phoenix Tower International’s executive chairman and a member of the board of directors, Mr. Culver advises the CEO and board in all strategic mergers and...

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Tim Culver

Executive Chairman

As Phoenix Tower International’s executive chairman and a member of the board of directors, Mr. Culver advises the CEO and board in all strategic mergers and acquisitions and financing transactions. Mr. Culver was previously the general counsel and senior legal advisor for Global Tower Partners from the time of its founding to its sale. Mr. Culver, along with Mr. Kasavana and other GTP team members, completed multiple bank and bond financings and strategic M&A. Furthermore, Mr. Culver and Mr. Kasavana oversaw the international expansion of GTP. Prior to his appointment at GTP, Mr. Culver was a partner in the real estate department of Edwards & Angell, LLP.

Mr. Culver is a graduate of Northeastern University School of Law and Macalester College. He is a licensed attorney in New York and Massachusetts.

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Michael Bremer

Chief Financial Officer

As Chief Financial Officer, Mr. Bremer oversees strategic planning, financial reporting, accounting, tax and treasury for the company.

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Michael Bremer

Chief Financial Officer

As Chief Financial Officer, Mr. Bremer oversees strategic planning, financial reporting, accounting, tax and treasury for the company.

Mr. Bremer previously held several executive positions at Discovery Inc. from 2007 to 2019, including EVP Corporate Finance, CFO International, and CFO/COO Latin America. During his tenure he contributed to the company’s 2008 IPO, growing international EBITDA to over $1 billion, and the $15 billion acquisition and integration of Scripps Networks. Prior to Discovery, Mr. Bremer served as CFO International of Dean Foods Company from 1999 to 2007 leading the international expansion of a $10 billion CPG business, and as a consultant for Bain & Company from 1996 to 1999.

Mr. Bremer holds a Master of Business Administration from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and a BA in Economics from Grinnell College.

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Marcella Barry

Chief People Officer

As Chief People Officer, Ms. Barry has global responsibilities for leading overall human resources strategy and its alignment to key business initiatives. Ms. Barry also oversees the PTI WINGS Foundation...

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Marcella Barry

Chief People Officer

As Chief People Officer, Ms. Barry has global responsibilities for leading overall human resources strategy and its alignment to key business initiatives. Ms. Barry also oversees the PTI WINGS Foundation.

Ms. Barry previously served as the Chief Human Resource Officer at Design Within Reach, a Herman Miller Company, for ten years and spent time on the front line overseeing and executing integration and M&As, showcasing her abilities to develop and build human capital that aligned brands for tremendous growth, scale and success. She carries with her extensive experience in talent acquisition, organizational development, change management, and leadership strategy. Prior to Design Within Reach, Ms. Barry served in various Human Resources leadership roles at Vertrue, AVON Products and Bally of Switzerland. Ms. Barry is a Board Member of Quorum FCU and serves as Vice Chairman of the Board, Chairman of the Governance Committee and member of the Executive Compensation Committee.

Ms. Barry holds a Master of Science in Adult Education and Human Resources Development and a Bachelor of Arts, both from Fordham University. Additionally, Ms. Barry is certified through SHRM and holds Executive Leadership Certifications from the Higher Ambition Leadership Institute and Yale School of Management.

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Cathy Piche

Chief Operating Officer - International

As Chief Operating Officer – International, Ms. Piche leads the Commercial and Operations teams with responsibility for driving innovation, efficiency, and customer service excellence across the global portfolio...

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Cathy Piche

Chief Operating Officer - International

As Chief Operating Officer – International, Ms. Piche leads the Commercial and Operations teams with responsibility for driving innovation, efficiency, and customer service excellence across the global portfolio.

Ms. Piche brings more than 25 years of telecommunications experience. In her most recent role as EVP and COO for Crown Castle’s Tower business, Ms. Piche acted as a tireless champion of customer-centric thinking. Prior to this, she held several leadership roles at Crown Castle including Area President for multiple markets and supporting the company’s small cell portfolio. Before joining Crown Castle, Cathy was a senior leader in sales and operations at American Tower.

Ms. Piche holds a BA in Economics from Michigan State and received her Master’s in Urban Planning and Architecture from the University of Michigan, where she currently serves on the Alumni Council board.

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Shylesh Moras

Senior Vice President of Operations and Development

Mr. Moras oversees the operations of Phoenix Tower International’s assets across all markets globally.

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Shylesh Moras

Senior Vice President of Operations and Development

Mr. Moras oversees the operations of Phoenix Tower International’s assets across all markets globally. He is responsible for new site development, site maintenance, regulatory compliance, implementation of ESG/energy programs and reporting, vendor management, engineering services and implementation of process and cost optimizing programs.  In addition to other key corporate initiatives, Mr. Moras supports the sales and leasing team with collocations and the M&A process by overseeing physical due diligence.

Prior to joining Phoenix Tower International, Mr. Moras was a principal with Morrison Hershfield Corporation (MHC) and the director of operations for the telecommunications division. In this role he was charged with the operational and financial management of a team of 75+ engineers, architects, project managers, construction managers, CAD designers, and support staff located in six offices engaged in the design and construction of wireless infrastructure facilities. Mr. Moras was responsible for the development of processes and resources, management of existing customers, and generation of new business. With over 14 years in the telecommunications industry, his knowledge ranges from tower engineering, cell site design, and construction management to project and program management. He has extensive experience providing technical due diligence services for acquisitions and acted as Morrison Hershfield’s lead technical advisor for several initiatives involving projects in the U.S., Latin America, and Europe.

Mr. Moras graduated from McGill University and holds a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering as well as a master’s degree in structural engineering.

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Miguel Garrido

Senior Vice President, Global General Counsel, Head of Compliance

Miguel is a seasoned executive with over 25 years of experience in M&A, securities law, infrastructure and general corporate matters,... 

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Miguel Garrido

Senior Vice President, Global General Counsel, Head of Compliance

Miguel is a seasoned executive with over 25 years of experience in M&A, securities law, infrastructure and general corporate matters, both in-house and at international law firms. Prior to joining PTI, Miguel spent the last six years as general counsel, chief legal officer, head of compliance and secretary to the board for Telxius, a global digital telecommunications infrastructure operator. Before Telxius, he spent eight years as head of the M&A, commercial and financing of the legal department of the Telefónica Group, S.A and five years as director of legal affairs – mergers & acquisitions for Telefónica Móviles. Before moving in-house, he was an associate with both Allen&Overy and CMS Spain.

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Scott Lewis

Vice President of Next Generation Solutions

As the Vice President of Next Generation Solutions, Mr. Lewis oversees PTI’s line of business focused on in-building DAS, outdoor DAS and small cell connectivity, edge data centers and...

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Scott Lewis

Vice President of Next Generation Solutions

As the Vice President of Next Generation Solutions, Mr. Lewis oversees PTI’s line of business focused on in-building DAS, outdoor DAS and small cell connectivity, edge data centers and enterprise private networks to support the next generation of wireless.

 

Mr. Lewis previously led commercial sales for the wireless business at Corning optical communications from 2018 to 2021 where he contributed to launching in-building 5G solutions for two major mobile network operators. Prior to Corning, Mr. Lewis served in leadership roles in wireless infrastructure firms, including American Tower Corporation where he served in various management functions from 2001 to 2007 and again as the head of wireless engineering and deployment function from 2011 to 2016. At American Tower Mr. Lewis contributed to the rapid expansion of DAS and fiber optic networks during the launch of 4G in the United States.

Mr. Lewis holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of Alabama and a Bachelor of Science in Engineering from Cornell University.

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Charles Duntze

Vice President of Corporate Development

As VP Corporate Development for Phoenix Tower International, Mr Duntze is responsible for leading growth and business development...

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Charles Duntze

Vice President of Corporate Development

As VP Corporate Development for Phoenix Tower International, Mr Duntze is responsible for leading growth and business development initiatives at Phoenix Tower International across all geographies.

Before joining Phoenix Tower International, Mr. Duntze was CFO of Hivory, SFR’s tower carve out in France. He lead the creation of that entity as a greenfield tower company with 10k sites fully autonomous from its Anchor MNO (who remained a shareholder). He lead the overall process of equity investment in the company by KKR and ultimately the disposal of Hivory to Cellnex end of 2021. Prior to that, Mr. Duntze was head of Corporate Development in SFR, B2B Sales operations manager for Altice Holding Company and other positions in Finance, Consulting.

Charles has an Engineering Degree from ENST Telecom Paris in France.

 

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Josh Wade

Vice President, General Counsel, Mergers & Acquisitions and Financing - US

As the United States Vice President and General Counsel of Phoenix Tower International, Mr. Wade manages the legal and asset management aspects of the US...

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Josh Wade

Vice President, General Counsel, Mergers & Acquisitions and Financing - US

As the United States Vice President & General Counsel of Phoenix Tower International, Mr. Wade manages the legal and asset management aspects of the US business and other corporate governance and related administrative tasks for the Company.

Prior to serving as US General Counsel to Phoenix Tower International, Mr. Wade served as General Counsel to Wireless Capital Partners (“WCP”), a national wireless lease and tower aggregator, as well as a real estate lawyer in the Los Angeles and New York City offices of the law firm, Duval & Stachenfeld LLP (“D&S”), which is one of the largest transactional real estate law groups in New York City.

While at WCP, Mr. Wade was responsible for managing the legal and diligence portions of wireless leasing buy-outs, ultimately overseeing the diligence, acquisition, and asset management of hundreds of wireless lease buy-outs as well as overseeing the sale of two portfolios originated by WCP and other aspects of corporate governance. While at D&S, Mr. Wade represented large private equity groups in connection with their commercial real estate investments (including office, multi-family and hotels/resorts) as well as high-end retailers in connection with their retail leasing negotiations within large urban areas such as Los Angeles, New York, Miami and Las Vegas.

Mr. Wade holds a Bachelor of Business Administration with a focus in Marketing from Western Michigan University, as well as a J.D. degree from Southwestern University in Los Angeles, where he served as a member of the Southwestern University Law Review. Mr. Wade is admitted to practice law in the State of California. 

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Natalie Morales

Vice President of Treasury & FP&A

Ms. Morales oversees global treasury and capital markets operations, including liquidity management, asset and liability management, and capital funding.

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Natalie Morales

Vice President of Treasury & FP&A

Ms. Morales oversees global treasury and capital markets operations, including liquidity management, asset and liability management, and capital funding.

Prior to joining Phoenix Tower International, Ms. Morales worked at The Bank of Nova Scotia, a leading financial institution in North America, Latin America, the Caribbean, and Asia-Pacific. She held multiple positions within the Global Banking and Markets and International Banking divisions, and most recently worked as Associate Director on the Global Loan Syndications team assisting Latin American corporates in the structuring, underwriting and distribution of bank market loans. Ms. Morales began her career as an Equity Research Analyst for one of the top five investment banks in the U.S.

Ms. Morales graduated with honors from the University of Costa Rica with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration.

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Andrew Timms

Vice President of Finance

As the Vice President of Finance, Mr. Timms oversees Phoenix Tower International’s treasury activities, financial planning, financial analysis, and finance operations across the US, Caribbean, and Latin America.

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Andrew Timms

Vice President of Finance

As the Vice President of Finance, Mr. Timms oversees Phoenix Tower International’s treasury activities, financial planning, financial analysis, and finance operations across the US, Caribbean, and Latin America. His responsibilities include providing financial counsel to PTI leadership to maximize revenues and operating cash flows, building long term value and ensuring business strategies are executed effectively.

Prior to joining Phoenix Tower International, Mr. Timms worked at Itaú Unibanco, the largest non-state controlled financial institution in Latin America, where he most recently led the corporate finance and FP&A team in New York, and previously was a Portfolio Specialist for the asset management group in São Paulo.  He also held the position of Senior Strategic Planning Analyst for Companhia Nacional de Açúcar e Álcool, a private equity venture in the sugar and ethanol sector in Brazil that was sold to BP Biofuels for $680 million.  Andrew began his career as an M&A Analyst for Energias Renováveis SA, also a private equity venture.

Mr. Timms graduated with honors from the University of Texas at Austin with a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics and Latin American Studies.  He is also a CFA charter holder.

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Carlos Travaglia

Chief Accounting Officer

Mr. Travaglia oversees the overall accounting functions with a global team of accounting professionals maintaining day-to-day financial operations, issuance of financial reports, management of ledgers, financial accounts, and internal controls...

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Carlos Travaglia

Chief Accounting Officer

Mr. Travaglia oversees the overall accounting functions with a global team of accounting professionals maintaining day-to-day financial operations, issuance of financial reports, management of ledgers, financial accounts, and internal controls.

Prior to joining Phoenix Tower International, Mr. Travaglia. worked at Amazon Web Services as Sr. Manager of Partner Core Operations. Prior to AWS,  he served as CFO for tower company Andean Tower Partners, leading the sale of the business and integration from Torres Unidas to Digital Bridge.  Prior to ATP,  Mr. Travaglia had several positions in controllership and finance at Apple Inc. with focus on the Latin American region contributing with the expansion into Chile and Colombia. Mr. Travaglia started his career at Baxter Healthcare International with positions of increasing responsibility such as Argentina Country Controller, Mexico Director of Finance, Director of Internal Control and Global Reporting and Consolidations.

Mr. Travaglia graduated from the University of Rio Cuarto, Argentina with degree of National Public Accountant and holds a Master of Business Administration from University of St. Thomas, MN. He is a Certified Public Accountant licensed in Virginia and Florida.

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Marc Cabre

Senior Director, Mergers & Acquisitions

As the Senior Director of Mergers and Acquisitions for Phoenix Tower International, Mr. Cabre provides comprehensive financial and strategic oversight of the acquisition of new businesses and wireless infrastructure assets across all of PTI’s markets.

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Marc Cabre

Senior Director, Mergers & Acquisitions

As the Senior Director of Mergers and Acquisitions for Phoenix Tower International, Mr. Cabre provides comprehensive financial and strategic oversight of the acquisition of new businesses and wireless infrastructure assets across all of PTI’s markets.

 Prior to serving as Sr. Director of M&A to Phoenix Tower International, Mr. Cabre was a Director of the Transaction Advisory Services practice of KPMG in Mexico and the United Kingdom, where he performed financial due diligence, vendor assistance, and negotiation support for complex M&A transactions for corporate and private equity clients. Marc led and delivered large projects in a wide variety of industries in Latin America and supervised all aspects of financial due diligence engagements throughout the transaction process. Prior to joining KPMG, Mr. Cabre worked in several M&A and corporate development roles in Spain and assessed a wide range of businesses and built financial models and valuation reports for potential transactions.

Marc has a Bachelor of Business Administration from ESADE Business School in Barcelona, Spain, and a Master of Business Administration from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of of Business.

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Lazara Hurd

Senior Director of Leasing

Mrs. Hurd oversees the development and implementation of Leasing strategies, systems and policies supporting lease-up initiatives, and ensures lease compliance for the company’s portfolio.

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Lazara Hurd

Senior Director of Leasing

Mrs. Hurd oversees the development and implementation of Leasing strategies, systems and policies supporting lease-up initiatives, and ensures lease compliance for the company’s portfolio.

Mrs. Hurd has more than 20 years of commercial and corporate real estate experience. Prior to joining PTI, Mrs. Hurd provided advisory services to mid-size organizations through the various stages of the commercial real estate lifecycle. In addition, Mrs. Hurd has held strategic position in corporate and commercial real estate within DHL International, CBRE Group, and Office Depot.

Mrs. Hurd graduated from Miami Dade College with a degree in Business Administration.

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Guilherme Cadar

Senior Director of Tax

As the Senior Director of Tax, Mr. Cadar oversees Phoenix Tower International’s tax strategy, structuring, and compliance, as well as supports deals and other M&A activities across the U.S., Latin America, the Caribbean, and Europe.

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Guilherme Cadar

Senior Director of Tax

As the Senior Director of Tax, Mr. Cadar oversees Phoenix Tower International’s tax strategy, structuring, and compliance, as well as supports deals and other M&A activities across the U.S., Latin America, the Caribbean, and Europe. His responsibilities include providing tax counsel to PTI’s leadership to optimize tax efficiency and comply with filings, building long-term value and ensuring effective tax compliance in line with the execution of business strategies.

Prior to joining Phoenix Tower International, Mr. Cadar worked at Yamana Gold, a Canadian-based precious metals producer with significant production, development, exploration properties, and land positions throughout the Americas, where he was the Director of Tax in their Toronto headquarters. He also held the position of Tax Manager at PricewaterhouseCoopers and he began his career as a Tax Analyst at Globo Network, the largest commercial media conglomerate in Latin America and the second-largest commercial TV network in the world.  

Mr. Cadar earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, a Master of Laws in Corporate Law from the Instituto Brasileiro de Mercado de Capitais in Rio De Janeiro, and specializations in Transfer Pricing and International Tax from the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants in Toronto.

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Garrett Quinn

Director, Regional Strategy

Garrett has 26 years commercial experience in towers, telecommunications and technology across Europe, The Caribbean, and the US...

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Garrett Quinn

Director, Regional Strategy

Garrett has 26 years commercial experience in towers, telecommunications and technology across Europe, The Caribbean, and the US.   Prior to joining PTI, Garrett was Director of Casserna Business Consulting, a specialist B2B commercial strategy consulting firm. Garrett was previously Group Chief Operations Officer for Digicel Business, Caribbean, and Latin America.   He spent 7 years working at eir Ireland, in Change and Account Management.  Garrett holds a degree in Economics, a H/DIP in Business & Financial Information Systems, an MBA and completed a leadership development program at Wharton.

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Mauricio Campos

Director of Information Technology

As the Director of Information Technology, Mr. Campos oversees all aspects of PTI’s technology strategy, including core business applications, infrastructure, development, and telecommunications.

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Mauricio Campos

Director of Information Technology

As the Director of Information Technology, Mr. Campos oversees all aspects of PTI’s technology strategy, including core business applications, infrastructure, development, and telecommunications.

Mr. Campos brings over fifteen years of experience in the field of information technology. Before joining PTI, Mr. Campos held the position of Senior Global Information Technology Manager at Millicom International, where he was responsible for the organization’s productivity tools, security and IT infrastructure, along with the implementation of large projects such as transforming the company’s IT support culture to a self-service oriented culture, cloud technology implementation including the migration of datacenters, creating business intelligence platforms and the development of robotic automation processes.  Mr. Campos has also held senior positions at Ricoh Latin America where he was focused on business transformation, Enterprise Resource Management systems, and he led the Information Security Management ISO 27001 certification.

Mr. Campos graduated from Universidad Nacional de Costa Rica with a Bachelor of Science degree in Information Technology.

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Alexander Tude

Director of Tower Development

As the Director of Tower Development, Mr. Tude oversees PTI’s tower development in the United States, Latin America, the Caribbean, and Europe.

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Alexander Tude

Director of Tower Development

As the Director of Tower Development, Mr. Tude oversees PTI’s tower development in the United States, Latin America, the Caribbean, and Europe.

Mr. Tude brings over twenty years of experience in project management of telecommunication implementation, including strategic planning, quality assurance, and increasing of growth and profitability in global companies. Prior to joining Phoenix Tower International, Mr. Tude worked at Peony Tech as the Managing Director and provided consulting services for telecommunication companies. Mr. Tude also served as the Vice President, Latin America, of Blue Skies Networks, an American telecommunication company that provides satellite and communication solutions, where he led company operations and was responsible for positioning the company as a main supplier for clients in the U.S. and South America.

Mr. Tude earned his bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Rio de Janeiro and a Master of Business Administration from the Instituto Brasileiro de Mercado de Capitais in Rio De Janeiro.

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Carolina Mosquera

Director of Treasury

As the Director of Treasury, Ms. Mosquera is responsible for cash management globally, capital structuring, negotiating debt agreements with financial institutions and maintaining financial discipline for the company.

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Carolina Mosquera

Director of Treasury

Ms. Mosquera is responsible for cash management globally, capital structuring, negotiating debt agreements with financial institutions and maintaining financial discipline for the company.

Prior to joining Phoenix Tower International, Ms. Mosquera worked at FMS Bonds, a leading underwriter of land-secured financings in Florida assisting in the execution of more than 300 transactions totaling $4 billion, and approximately $2 billion of secondary-market trades. Ms. Mosquera held multiple positions within the Infrastructure underwriting team and was responsible for establishing the institutional trading relationship with Municipal bond investors such as Private Equity, Mutual funds, Pension and Hedge funds. During her tenure company revenue grew by 60%.

Ms. Mosquera graduated from Florida Atlantic University with a bachelor’s degree in Finance and a double major in Real Estate, she has a MBA in Finance from the executive program at Florida Atlantic University and was a former Financial Industry Regulatory Authority Securities broker (FINRA).

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Raul Oliveros

Director of Energy Services

With more than 20 years of experience in telecom power critical infrastructure and towerco industry, Mr. Oliveros guides the strategic direction and manages PTI Power Solutions Portfolio (Energy Services)...

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Raul Oliveros

Director of Energy Services

With more than 20 years of experience in telecom power critical infrastructure and towerco industry, Mr. Oliveros guides the strategic direction and manages PTI Power Solutions Portfolio (Energy Services).  Prior to Phoenix Tower International, Mr. Oliveros was Director International Energy Services for SBA Communications from 2019 to 2023. In that role, he provided leadership for business strategy, business development, sales, solutions portfolio, applications engineering and project implementation. Responsibilities also included coordinating operations, service delivery and back office functional areas support for marketing, finance, legal and tax. Prior to SBA, Mr. Oliveros worked at Emerson Electric from 2007 to 2019 as Vice President Latin America Flow Solutions, Customer Care Director, Caribbean and Central America General Manager, Planning Director Latin America and Business Development Coordinator. He provided leadership and oversight of sales, operations, services, marketing, finance, customer care, product management and new product deployment activities. Prior to Emerson Electric, Mr. Oliveros held various positions at Booz Allen Hamilton, Vialux, and Axtel Telecommunications. Mr. Oliveros holds a Master of Business Administration from the Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia and a BS in Industrial and Systems Engineering from ITESM (Monterrey Tech).

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Vivek Dave

Director of Global Real Estate

Vivek is a proven leader in the wireless industry with over fifteen years of experience in the areas of real estate, in-building solutions, and business development. ..

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Vivek Dave

Director of Global Real Estate

Vivek is a proven leader in the wireless industry with over fifteen years of experience in the areas of real estate, in-building solutions, and business development.  As the Global Head of Real Estate, Vivek leads PTI’s wireless infrastructure leasing program, covering thousands of properties that PTI markets and manages for its partners.

 Prior to joining PTI, Vivek worked for BAI Communications (formerly Mobilitie) and Ericsson in their Chicago area offices.  While at Mobilitie, Vivek was responsible for developing and growing wireless network infrastructure business with Mobile Network Operators (MNOs) while also helping lead the real estate deployment of several thousand small cell installations across the United States.  While at Ericsson, Vivek led large scale site acquisition, construction, integration, and optimization projects on behalf of MNOs across the Midwest region of the U.S.

 Vivek holds a Juris Doctorate from Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago, Illinois as well as a Bachelor of Business Administration with a focus in Supply Chain Management and International Business from Michigan State University.  Vivek is admitted to practice law in the State of Illinois.

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Javier Orozco

Global Controller

As Global Controller, Mr. Orozco oversees accounting operations, technical accounting, internal controls, financial reporting and compliance for the company...

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Javier Orozco

Global Controller

As Global Controller, Mr. Orozco oversees accounting operations, technical accounting, internal controls, financial reporting and compliance for the company. Mr. Orozco is responsible for creating and implementing financial policies and procedures, ensuring efficient and accurate accounting practices. He oversees the preparation of quarterly and annual reports, including financial statements and disclosures. Mr. Orozco’s expertise extends to technical accounting and compliance matters, including revenue recognition, lease accounting, business combinations, and consolidation accounting.

Notably, Mr. Orozco played a pivotal role in establishing a shared service accounting center in the Dominican Republic and Colombia, managing a team of over 30 professionals and serving more than 20 countries globally. He also led the transformation of the accounting close process, achieving a five-business-day monthly close. Additionally, Mr. Orozco spearheaded the creation of the technical accounting and financial reporting teams, successfully completing over 60 regulatory and financial audits.

Prior to joining Phoenix Tower International, Mr. Orozco worked as an Assurance Manager at BDO USA, Inc., where he oversaw audit engagements, advised clients on economic and regulatory risks, and resolved complex accounting issues. He also played a key role in business development activities and was responsible for ensuring engagement profitability. Before that, he served as an Audit Supervisor at Marcum, LLP, where he conducted financial statement audits for various industries and supervised audit staff.

Mr. Orozco holds a Bachelor's Degree in Accounting from Florida Atlantic University. He is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) licensed in the state of Florida and Vermont and is a member of several professional organizations, including the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Florida Institute of Public Accountants, and the Vermont Society of Certified Public Accountants. He has also completed certifications and programs in Business Analytics, Leading with Finance, Sustanible Business Strategy and Leadership and Management from renowned institutions such as Harvard Business School and Wharton Business School.

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Mariel Bobadilla Gómez

Director of Asset Management- LATAM & US

Mariel Bobadilla serves as the Director of the Asset Management Department for Latin America, the Caribbean and United States...

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Mariel Bobadilla Gómez

Director of Asset Management- LATAM & US

Mariel Bobadilla serves as the Director of the Asset Management Department for Latin America, the Caribbean and United States. In this capacity, Mrs. Bobadilla oversees the relationship with third party property owners who owns the land in which PTI’s towers are located, focusing in creating a strong alliance with such landlords that facilitates the ongoing operation of PTI’s towers across Latin America, the Caribbean, and United States.

Prior to joining Phoenix Tower International, Mrs. Bobadilla worked as a lawyer, specializing in corporate law.

Mrs. Bobadilla graduated from the University Iberoamericana (UNIBE) with a Bachelor of Laws, LLB (equivalent to JD) and completed a master’s in business administration at the Pontificia Universidad Catolica Madre y Maestra (PUCMM). More recently, obtained a Postgraduate Degree in Business Management from Barna Management School. Mrs. Bobadilla is admitted to practice law in the Dominican Republic. 

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Dan Gechtman

Senior Director of U.S. Sales

Mr. Gechtman oversees all day-to-day operations of PTI’s U.S. customer leasing and drives the Sales Department’s strategic business plan across the nation.

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Dan Gechtman

Senior Director of U.S. Sales

Mr. Gechtman oversees all day-to-day operations of PTI’s U.S. customer leasing and drives the Sales Department’s strategic business plan across the nation.  Mr. Gechtman is also President of SectorSite, a PTI company, and full service telecommunications services provider.    

Mr. Gechtman has over 20 years of experience in the build-out and development of wireless infrastructure and has expertise from site acquisition and land development to the integration and commissioning of sites on air.  Mr. Gechtman brings skills and resources including contract negotiation, construction management, land development, and project management.  Prior to joining Phoenix Tower International, Mr. Gechtman, was the Founder/Owner and President of SectorSite, LLC, a national communications site development company with a specialization in the development of full-turnkey site development and deployment of all major technologies.

 

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Stephen Orchard

General Counsel - U.S.

As US General Counsel for Phoenix Tower International, Mr. Orchard oversees the day-to-day legal operations of PTI’s US assets...

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Stephen Orchard

General Counsel - U.S.

As US General Counsel for Phoenix Tower International, Mr. Orchard oversees the day-to-day legal operations of PTI’s US assets including traditional towers, rooftops, billboards and cutting edge DAS installation projects at some of the country’s most iconic buildings.

In 20 years of private practice prior to Mr. Orchard’s career at PTI, he managed and operated Law Offices of Stephen Orchard representing parties during complex commercial and residential real estate transactions. The firm provided additional services in the areas of civil litigation and bankruptcy. Mr. Orchard frequently guest lectured on complex matters of business law at Florida Atlantic University during his time in private practice. Mr. Orchard successfully navigated legal matters on behalf of his clients in the courtroom and at the closing table, bringing a wide variety of legal experiences to his role at PTI.

Mr. Orchard obtained his B.A. from Florida Atlantic University, and his J.D. from Nova Southeastern University. Mr. Orchard is admitted to practice in the State of Florida, the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida, and the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida.

 

Latin America and Caribbean

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Michelle Brea

Vice President, General Counsel - Latin America

Michelle Brea serves as the Company’s  VIce President, General Counsel for Latin America & Caribbean, 

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Michelle Brea

Vice President, General Counsel - Latin America

Michelle Brea serves as the Company’s  VIce President, General Counsel for Latin America & Caribbean.  In this capacity, Mrs. Brea oversees PTI’s relationship with third party property owners who own land that PTI’s towers are situated on, with a focus creating an alliance with such landlords that facilitates the ongoing operation of PTI’s towers across Latin America and ensuring PTI’s landlord relationships are strong. Mrs. Brea is also responsible for oversight of all legal aspects of PTI’s business operations in the Dominican Republic.

Mrs. Brea has more than 12 years of experience in the telecommunications sector. Prior to joining PTI, Mrs. Brea was Legal Manager for Tricom, S.A., one of the largest telecommunications companies in the Dominican Republic, and has held several positions at the Central Bank of the Dominican Republic and other Financial Institutions prior to that.

Mrs. Brea graduated from the Universidad Iberoamericana (UNIBE) with a doctorate in Law, and completed a Master in Corporate and Economic Law, in the Dominican Republic.

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Hermes Figueroa

Senior Director of Sales, Latin America

As the  Senior Director of Sales for Latin America, Mr. Figueroa oversees the PTI’s Sales initiatives, leasing, and customer relationships across Mexico, Central America, South America, and the Caribbean.

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Hermes Figueroa

Senior Director of Sales, Latin America

As the Senior Director of Sales for Latin America, Mr. Figueroa oversees the PTI’s Sales initiatives, leasing, and customer relationships across Mexico, Central America, South America, and the Caribbean.

Mr. Figueroa has more than 25 years of telecommunications and information technology experience.  Prior to joining PTI, Mr. Figueroa held various senior positions within Siemens and Nokia, including Vice President for Enterprise in North America, Head of Market Development and Vice President of Sales for Local Operators in Latin America.  Mr. Figueroa’s extensive experience gives him a deep understanding of customer needs, customer focus, and knowledge of the complete value chain of the wireless and wireline telecommunication infrastructure business.

Mr. Figueroa earned a Bachelor’s in Computer Engineering from the Universidad Simon Bolivar in Venezuela and a Master’s of Business Administration from the University of São Paulo in Brazil.

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Arnulfo Sanchez

Director of Operations, Latin America

As the Director of Operations for Latin America, Mr. Sanchez oversees the operation of Phoenix Tower International’s assets across Mexico, Central America, South America, and the Caribbean.

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Arnulfo Sanchez

Director of Operations, Latin America

As the Director of Operations for Latin America, Mr. Sanchez oversees the operation of Phoenix Tower International’s assets across Mexico, Central America, South America, and the Caribbean. He is responsible for the structural engineering integrity of the assets, site maintenance, access, security, vendor and cost management.

Mr. Sanchez has 25 years of telecommunications and tower infrastructure experience with expertise in site acquisition, permitting, power, Build-To-Suit deployment, collocations, maintenance, structural engineering and due diligence. Prior to joining PTI, Mr. Sanchez was Director of the Shared Service Center Operations for Latin America at American Tower Corporation and held several positions at IUSACELL and NEXTEL in Mexico.

Mr. Sanchez holds a bachelor´s degree in Civil Engineering and master’s degree in Business Administration from Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey in Mexico.

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Darren Long

Senior Director of Operations, Europe

As Senior Director of Operations in Europe, Mr. Long has direct management and overseas strategic operations of Phoenix Tower International across Europe....

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Darren Long

Senior Director of Operations, Europe

As Senior Director of Operations in Europe, Mr. Long has direct management and overseas strategic operations of Phoenix Tower International across Europe. He is responsible for day-to-day oversight on all operational aspects of the tower and network assets in the company’s European markets including site development, site maintenance, access and safety, regulatory compliance, vendor selection and management, structural integrity and engineering services, operating processes, budget and cost management, and efficiency and optimization programs. He performance manages our teams and supports developing our talent. In addition, he supports our regional sales, leasing, and assets teams in driving customer service excellence with market-leading cycle times, and provides M&A assistance for new market entry and new portfolio acquisitions.

Mr. Long is a seasoned leader who came to Phoenix Towers International with over 21 years of experience, knowledge, and passion across disciplines and leadership roles developing, operating, and managing shared communication infrastructure and their teams.

Before joining Phoenix Towers International, Mr. Long spent 12 years at American Towers Corporation holding various operationally focussed leadership roles, supporting business operations and growth across Africa and Europe. Latterly, as Vice President of European Operations he led regional efforts to review and evaluate the efficiency and effectiveness of business operations across France, Germany, Spain, and Poland with over 30,000 sites and more than 500 employees. He developed BPM strategy, identified best practices, implemented standardization, continually identified ways to optimize costs, reduce cycle times, systems innovation and automation, regional environment and sustainability, M&A and new market start-up and portfolio integration. Mr, Long was a member of the European Management team and international integration team for France, Ghana, Germany, Poland, Spain, and Tanzania, and during his tenure, held the role of leading an international multi-cultural multi-language team integrating the largest portfolio acquisition in their company's history culminating in Team of the Year award. Before American Tower, Mr. Long was Managing Director of a communications infrastructure service company providing a wide range of communications infrastructure services to mobile phone companies across Europe including, new site acquisition; landlord relations; site management; sites development; program management; regulatory building and environmental permitting; third-party vendor management; managing collocation applications and developing advanced workflow reporting.

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Sarah Cullen

Senior Director of Human Resources, Europe

As Senior Director of HR for Europe, Sarah Cullen oversees talent acquisition, training, engagement, benefits and...

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Sarah Cullen

Senior Director of Human Resources, Europe

As Senior Director of Human Resources for Europe, Sarah Cullen oversees talent acquisition, training, engagement, benefits and compensation, employee relations, and employment law compliance across all markets within Europe. In addition to the full life cycle with HR, Ms. Cullen supports the Global Wings initiatives and partners with our local communities to uphold the core company values.

Prior to joining PTI, Ms. Cullen had extensive experience providing guidance and support within startup organizations in the IT security and software industries, building employer brands and enabling organizations to scale while creating their people strategy. Ms. Cullen is a commercially focused HR professional with a keen passion for marrying the business objectives to the people strategy to enable high performing teams. She brings experience across all functional areas of Human Resources, with specialization in team building, performance coaching, employee development & engagement, and employment law compliance.

Sarah Cullen qualified with a BHons in Human Resource Management from the National College of Ireland.

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Giuseppe Tricarico

Senior Director of Sales, Europe

As Senior Director of Sales, Mr. Tricarico is responsible for PTI’s sales operations across all European markets.

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Giuseppe Tricarico

Senior Director of Sales, Europe

As Senior Director of Sales, Mr. Tricarico is responsible for PTI’s sales operations across all European markets. Mr. Tricarico brings over twenty years of experience of Telecommunications Sales to the main European Telco Operators and Broadcasters, leading the sales in the EMEA region and, recently, for one of the major Tower Companies. He has been successfully involved in the start-up and development of markets and customers, in the identification of new opportunities to increase turnover and search for new prospects, as well as in the coordination and development of the sales team.  Cadet at the military academy of Modena, he got a Master Degree in Computer Science at the University of Turin. He spent more than twelve years serving the Italian Army as Officer in Command, in UN and NATO missions abroad.  

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JS Falisse

Chief Financial Officer, Europe

As Chief Financial Officer for Europe, JS Falisse oversees strategic planning, financial processes and reporting, accounting, tax and treasury for PTI’s European markets.

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JS Falisse

Chief Financial Officer, Europe

As Chief Financial Officer for Europe, JS Falisse oversees strategic planning, financial processes and reporting, accounting, tax and treasury for PTI’s European markets.

An Accountant by training, Mr. Falisse previously held several lead accounting and finance positions at Discovery Inc. from 2008 to 2021, including SVP Corporate Finance, Transformation Finance Officer, CFO Eurosport, and Global Controller.

During his tenure he coordinated the $15 billion acquisition and integration of Scripps Networks and the resulting company transformation program of over $3 billion, participated to the acquisition and integrated over $1 billion nonfiction and sport television networks in Europe, created and led a 250-employee global accounting organization and processes.  Prior to Discovery, JS served as CFO of Orange group in the Americas, merging global telecommunications service providers in 225 countries, and as a consultant for PwC.

JS Falisse holds a BA in Applied Economics from Universite Catholique de Louvain, Belgium

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Leon Arango

General Manager, Colombia

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Rommel Duran

General Manager Ecuador

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Rocio Estremadoyro

Regional General Manager, Peru, Bolivia & Argentina

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Caroline Farrugia

General Manager, Malta & Cyprus

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Javier Campos

General Manager, Chile

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Javier Fernandez

General Manager, Bolivia

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Jorge Barrientos

General Manager, Mexico & Central America

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Adrien Villechalane

General Manager, FWI

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Xavier Pavoux

General Manager, France

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Sinhue Ferula

General Manager, Italy

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