Who We Are
Chief Executive Officerdwiest@nextedgenetworks.com
Doug has over 30 years of experience in telecom, fiber and wireless networks and tower companies. He has held senior management positions at American Tower (COO), Lightower (CEO), Nextel (Regional VP) and EdgeConneX (EVP) among others. Doug has an MBA from the Marriott Business School at Brigham Young University, an MS in Telecommunications from Golden Gate University and a BS in Psychology from Brigham Young University.
Chief Financial Officercmaguire@nextedgenetworks.com
Chris has more than 20 years of experience in the wireless communications industry. He has worked in both public and private companies with an emphasis on private equity and hedge-fund backed businesses. Before co-founding NextEdge Networks, Chris headed a consulting group providing advisory services to private-equity firms, hedge funds and family offices seeking wireless and renewable energy investments. Previously, Chris served in senior financial and management positions for such companies as American Tower, GoldenState Towers and Silverado Power. Chris received his BBA in Accounting and Finance from James Madison University.
As a co-founder of Modus with more than 17 years of experience in the Wireless Telecommunications Industry, Erik has helped forge Modus into an innovative industry leader in Wireless Network Development. With extensive experience managing regional turnkey development projects in particularly challenging jurisdictions, he has successfully developed big picture opportunities for his clients while accelerating on-air goals. Prior to Modus, he worked at Parsons and was responsible for negotiation and legal review of the company’s wireless division’s national and regional contracts, a function he has maintained with Modus. Before entering the Wireless industry, Erik worked as an attorney in the San Francisco Bay Area. A graduate of Santa Clara University and The University of San Francisco School of Law, Erik is a member of the State Bar of California.
As a co-founder of Modus with more than 17 years in Wireless Telecommunications Network Deployment, Chad has had extensive experience managing large-scale turnkey projects throughout the Western United States. Chad has helped mold Modus into the solutions-based industry leader it is today. Prior to Modus, he served as the Northern California Regional Manager for Parsons’ Wireless Communications division (formerly The Alaris Group). Chad holds dual Masters degrees in Public Administration (MPA) and Urban and Regional Planning (MURP) from the University of Colorado, and earned his B.S. from Michigan State University.
As a co-founder with more than 17 years of experience in the Wireless Telecommunications Industry, Ryan has been active in Real Estate and Land Use Entitlements for 20 years. Ryan has led multiple development teams throughout the Western United States focusing primarily on Outdoor DAS and Fiber Solutions. Prior to entering the Wireless Industry, he worked in Investment Banking for Wells Fargo. A graduate of Santa Clara University with a B.S. in Commerce, Finance, Ryan has an active Real Estate Broker’s License in the State of California and Washington.
VP Business Developmentjhockensmith@nextedgenetworks.com
Jennifer has over 23 years of experience in wireline and wireless telecommunications. Prior to joining NextEdge Networks, Jennifer was the Vice President, Wireless Sales at EdgeConneX and before that the National Network Development Manager for LightSquared, responsible for the wireless ‘greenfield’ network strategy and design. Jennifer has held Director and Vice President positions with various companies with a focus on operations and wireless network design. She has led successful network integration efforts in Baltimore and Washington, DC for AT&T and Cingular Networks and full network replacement for PrimeCo in Chicago. While at Berliner, Jennifer developed and led the Mid Atlantic region into a full service telecom vendor. She owned her own consulting firm for four years and is presently the Vice President of the Illinois State Wireless Association. Jennifer has a BBA in Marketing from the College of William and Mary.
VP Corporate Developmentjricci@nextedgenetworks.com
Mr Ricci has 25 years of experience in the communication and information technology industries. He has worked in both public and private companies in services and infrastructure sales and operations. Prior to joining NextEdge Networks, John held various senior level management positions at SBA Communications, SpectraSite, GoldenState Towers and Ericsson. John received his BA in Business Administration and Communications from the University of Pittsburgh, is PMP certified, a California licensed General Contractor and holds a California Real Estate license.
HR & Operations Managertchung@nextedgenetworks.com
Tora has over 10 years of related experience in Human Resources. Prior to joining Modus, she served as the Human Resources Coordinator – Sales and Marketing for the wine industry leader Constellation Brands. Before transitioning to HR, she spent 10+ years in the Film industry running production offices and supporting producers for studio features like The Hulk, Superbad and Syriana and more recently directing an animated commercial and producing award-winning short films for the Scary Cow Film Collective. Before that, she worked in Development and Events Production for the San Francisco, Mill Valley and Sundance Film Festivals. Tora majored in Comparative Literature at Smith College and Film Studies at UC Berkeley.