Our leadership team has been involved in the wireless industry since its inception and have been directly involved in the deployment of billions of dollars of wireless infrastructure over the last 3 decades. We also have deep experience in developing wireless infrastructure in historically and aesthetically sensitive locations.
CEOBrad Davis is a 25-year telecommunications and technology veteran with deep experience in corporate, private equity and early stage growth companies. He is recognized throughout the industry for his track record of creating shareholder value and developing high performing teams with a culture of customer focus. As CEO of Airwavz, Brad is responsible for day-to-day management decisions and for implementing the Company’s short and long term plans. He is also the direct liaison between the Board of Directors, of which he is a member and the Airwavz management team. Brad is the former President and CEO of DukeNet Communications, LLC a regional fiber optic network company. When named President during the Dotcom Crash of 2003, the business was in decline and valued at $45 million. By 2010, he led the sale of DukeNet at an enterprise value of $274 million, creating a joint venture with Alinda Capital Partners, a New York based private equity firm. In 2013 DukeNet was sold to Time Warner Cable (now Spectrum) for $600 million. Brad received an MBA from Queens University in Charlotte, N.C. in 1987, where he is an adjunct professor in the MBA program teaching operations management. He holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from North Carolina State University. Brad and his wife Lynn enjoy spending time at their family cabin in the Blue Ridge Mountains of VA.
Mark A. Horinko
PresidentMark Horinko is a successful telecom executive with more than 30 years of experience in wireless network strategy, network architecture and design, product development and large –scale network operations. As President of Airwavz, Mark is responsible for multiple, large-scale wireless and telecommunications network deployment projects totaling more than $1billion as well as development of five new industry-changing business and operational models. Prior to Airwavz, Mark founded N4 Group, a strategic consultancy serving telecommunications service providers, governmental, public and non-profit entities. In 2001, Mr. Horinko founded and served as Executive Vice President of Conterra, LLC, an access broadband carrier delivering broadband infrastructure to rural markets. Mark is active in the telecommunications community and belongs to several industry associations include the Fiber-to-the-Home Council, Carolina Wireless Association, Rural Fiber Fund and Southeast Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors. He is also a charter member of FiberFete.
Chief Information Officer and Vice President, Network OperationsTom Fabbricatore is an experienced Telecommunications veteran CIO and Business Operations leader with over 25 years of executive management experience. Most recently Mr. Fabbricatore was the founding partner for a CIO Advisory and software development consultancy called InFluent Solutions. His expertise and leadership have helped numerous telecommunications clients transform their operational and business support systems. As Chief Information Officer and Vice President of Operations, Tom is responsible for Airwavz Information Systems and Network, Customer and Business Operations. Prior to founding InFluent Solutions in 2011, Tom served as senior vice president and CIO for Deltacom Inc / Earthlink, a publicly-traded telecommunications service provider. Prior to joining Deltacom Inc, in 2007 Tom served as the Chief Information Officer for US LEC, where he was able to transform and re-align the company’s Operational and Business Support Systems. Tom’s industry experience spans numerous transformational and evolutionary events in the Telecommunications industry all with rapidly growing and publicly-traded companies. His background includes a broad range of responsibilities from Sales and Sales leadership, to business operations and Information Systems. Tom holds a BSBA from the University of Florida and has attended Northeastern University’s Data Communications program in Boston, MA.
Vice President, Construction ManagementJoseph Perrigo is a 17-year telecommunications and construction management veteran, having most recently served as Director of Commercial Construction - East for Charter (formerly Time Warner Cable). As Airwavz's Vice President of Construction Management, Joseph delivers strategic direction on all commercial construction activities including meeting financial performance and operation objectives. Joseph serves in a hands-on role, working closely with vendors and partners to build Airwavz wireless infrastructure platforms within confined timelines while minimizing impact on building owners' and tenants' day-to-day business. Joseph previously served as Managing Director of Deployment and Construction at DukeNet Communications, based out of Charlotte, NC, prior to being purchased by Time Warner Cable. Prior to DukeNet, he worked within Duke Energy in the telecom and nuclear power divisions. Joseph is a Magna Cum Laude graduate of Belmont Abbey College Business Administration and is a veteran of the United States Air Force.
Vice President, Technology and ArchitectureDavid Herran is a forward-thinking strategist and visionary technology professional who has directed the acquisition and management of complex technology infrastructures to drive growth and revenues during his more than 15 years experience in the wireless and telecommunications engineering market. As Vice President of Technology and Architecture at Airwavz, David is responsible for defining and implementing the Company's technology and architecture roadmap including addressing next generation technology decisions to ensure the company is supported and positioned for growth. Most recently, David served as director of Product Management, Carrier Services at Charter Communications (formerly Time Warner Cable Inc. and before that DukeNet Communications) where he assessed new opportunities, managed product roadmaps and provided life cycle management, for the Company's mobile backhaul line of business. During his tenure at DukeNet Communications, David held various management positions including Vice President of Network Architecture and Technology Planning and Director of Product Development. David holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology, earned his Master of Business Administration from the McColl School at Queens University of Charlotte and is a licensed Professional Engineer (PE). David is married with two daughters and is an active member of many Charlotte community organizations.
Vice President, FinanceShawn Kocher is a senior financial executive with 20 years of hands-on leadership experience developing a unique mix of accounting and strategic change management skill sets. Shawn is accomplished at developing relationships with and maintaining the confidence of CEOs, Presidents and Board Members. Shawn Is a Certified Public Accountant and serves as Vice President of Finance at Airwavz. His responsibilities include but are not limited to leadership and coordination of company financial planning and budget management functions. Shawn recently served as Chief Financial Officer for Garretson Resolution Group, Inc where he oversaw all financial aspects of the company as it grew from 60 to 360 employees and from $32 million to $50 million in revenue. Shawn has also served at a Big 6 public accounting firm, and in private industry and at publicly-traded companies.
Michael A. Gutschmit
Chief Financial OfficerMichael A. Gutschmit is a senior financial executive with more than 20 years of broad-range financial and management experience. As CFO of Airwavz, Mr. Gutschmit is responsible for developing, implementing and overseeing financial processes and strategies for the company. Most recently, Mr. Gutschmit served as Treasurer and Chief Investment Officer of Square 1 Bank and was among the original organizers of the bank's holding company, Square 1 Financial. Prior to Square 1 Bank, Mr. Gutschmit held positions of President and CFO of two textile manufacturing companies in North Carolina. Mr. Gutschmit has also served as an M&A and Private Equity analyst for Brown Brothers Harriman & Co. in New York and Tokyo. Mr. Gutschmit is an active angel investor, participating in ten seed-stage investments over the past eight years. He holds an M.B.A. from the University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School and graduated cum laude with a B.S. in Finance from Georgetown University.
Director of Sales Operations & Customer ManagementDanielle Boukedes is a 20-year telecommunications sales executive. A highly-effective communicator, she excels at establishing relationships with vendors and employees in all levels of management as she plans, prioritizes and manages complex projects within budget and established timelines. As Director of Sales Operations and Customer Management at Airwavz, Danielle is responsible for achieving salesforce effectiveness and productivity. She oversees all aspects of planning, reporting, sales process optimization, sales development as well as client and vendor contract management. Prior to Airwavz, Danielle served as Client Services Manager and Client Senior Account Manager at Time Warner Cable and DukeNet Communications. During her 13-year tenure, she was responsible for selling and supporting the companies' major national wholesale and carrier accounts, identifying the needs of customers while forecasting for growth and managing orders and contract validations. She was also the main point of contact for escalations and troubleshooting. Danielle resides in Cornelius and is an active member of the community.
Director of Business DevelopmentJay Cutler has more than 32 years of highly-skilled telecommunications expertise and the interpersonal communications skills to translate complex telecommunications infrastructure into real-world market deployments. As Airwavz’s Director of Business Development, South Central region, Jay is responsible for project management of the design and installation of Airwavz’ wireless infrastructure platforms, negotiating with carriers, manufacturers, fiber providers, integrators and property owners to complete projects and provide services and relationship management post installation to ensure satisfaction and compliance. Prior to Airwavz, Jay held multiple senior-level Radio Frequency (RF) engineering and technical positions at Lockard and White, Inc., Sprint and Nextel. Jay retired from the United States Air Force in 2004 after 20 years of service and currently resides in Houston, TX with his wife and nine children.