Group Created with Sketch.
Volume 21 No. 1
  • Created with Sketch.
  • Created with Sketch.
  • Created with Sketch.

Well-connected companies

The following are firms that install distributed antenna systems at sports facilities to improve coverage for mobile devices.

American Tower
Headquarters: Boston
Executives: James Taiclet Jr., chairman, president and CEO; Tom Bartlett, executive vice president, CFO and treasurer; Ed DiSanto, executive vice president, chief administrative officer and general counsel; Hal Hess, executive vice president, international operations and president, Latin America and EMEA; Steven Marshall, executive vice president and president, U.S. Tower division; Amit Sharma, executive vice president, Asia
Venues: Daytona International Speedway, with work ongoing at International Speedway Corp.’s 11 remaining racetracks; United Center

Boingo Wireless
Headquarters: Los Angeles
Executives: David Hagan, CEO and director; Peter Hovenier, CFO; Nick Hulse, president; Dawn Callahan, senior vice president, marketing and sales
Venues: University of Arizona’s Arizona Stadium, University of Nebraska’s Pinnacle Bank Arena, Soldier Field

Crown Castle
Headquarters: Houston
Executives: Benjamin Moreland, president and CEO; James Young, COO; Jay Brown, senior vice president, CFO and treasurer; Blake Hawk, executive vice president and general counsel
Venues: Amway Center, Consol Energy Center
Note: Acquired California-based NextG Networks in 2012

Headquarters: Salem, N.H.
Executives: Chris Crowell, president and CEO; Vala Afshar, CMO and chief customer officer; Dan Dulac, vice president, solutions engineering; Padraig Hayes, CFO
Venues: Gillette Stadium, University of New Hampshire’s Whittemore Center, Velopark in Nova Santa Rita, Brazil

Headquarters: Lisle, Ill.
Executives: Ross Manire, president and CEO; Oliver Valente, executive vice president and COO; Eric Lekacz, executive vice president, business development, strategy; Tormod Larsen, vice president and chief technology officer; Dan Timm, executive vice president and CFO
Venues: Barclays Center, Circuit of the Americas, Jordan-Hare Stadium, Marlins Park, Michigan Stadium

Goodman Networks
Headquarters: Plano, Texas
Executives: John Goodman, executive chairman; Ron Hill, CEO and president; Cari Shyiak, COO; Randy Dumas, CFO; Scott Pickett, CMO and executive vice president, strategic planning and M&A; Audrey White, president, business operations; Scott Willis, executive vice president, sales and business development
Venues: Busch Stadium, Dodgers Stadium, Lucas Oil Stadium, Pepsi Center, University of Phoenix Stadium

Headquarters: Newport Beach, Calif.
Executives: Christos Karmis, president; Bryon Davis, senior vice president, strategic operations; Mike McNelly, senior vice president, national site development; Monnie McGaffigan, senior vice president, wireless coverage solutions
Venues: Arrowhead Stadium, Churchill Downs, Honda Center, Nationwide Arena, Time Warner Cable Arena,
Tropicana Field

Telecommunication Properties Inc. (TPI)
Headquarters: Dallas
Executives: James Chiles, president; Jeff Alexander, vice president and chief technology officer; Vicki Clark, CFO; Jerry Mull, senior vice president
Venues: AT&T Stadium, KFC Yum! Center, Madison Square Garden

Source: SportsBusiness Journal research