With a background in real estate and corporate development, Paul has worked in the mobile tower industry for over 20 years. Prior to joining Neutral Connect Networks, he was the Vice President of Corporate Development at Vertical Bridge. Previously, Paul was the CEO of CiG Wireless Corporation for over three years and successfully merged CiG into Vertical Bridge. Prior to CiG, he founded and led TCP Communications as its CEO, bringing it to a successful sale with a portfolio of over 250 towers. In the early years, he worked for SBA Communication as Director of Acquisitions. As an entrepreneur and business leader, Paul has successfully built and developed numerous businesses in the real estate and retail arena before making the cell tower industry the focus of his career.
Tyler KratzFounder & SVP of Business Development
Tyler founded DAS Communications, the predecessor to NCN, in 2011. Prior to founding NCN, Tyler was a sole principal engaged in buying, leasing, selling and assigning wireless spectrum at one point controlling over 250,000,000 MHz/POPs. Tyler oversaw the construction of wireless systems on limited amounts of this spectrum in different parts of the US and still maintains spectrum holdings and operating networks. Prior to his work in the telecommunications industry, Tyler practiced securities law and acted as an analyst in the investment banking and hedge fund sectors. Tyler is member of the California and the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) Bars and is a charterholder of the CFA distinction.
Ira Levy served as the CFO at iWireless until joining NCN/5Bars where he headed financial, regulatory, real estate and administration functions for iWireless, a $100M business unit which was majority owned by T-Mobile. Prior to iWireless Ira lead Mozido fund raising efforts where he raised over $200M to launch the MVNO e-commence business across the USA, Caribbean, Mexico, Latin America, China, Australia and Africa. Ira has more than 30 years of progressive senior financial leadership experience in the wireless industry starting from his early days at Houston Cellular, Southern Cellular, Primeco, Verizon and Metro PCS.
Jeff Frye, PMPVice President Operations
Jeff Frye serves as Vice President of Operations and brings more than 20 years of wireless telecommunication, site development, and operational expertise to NCN. Jeff has over 13 years of experience overseeing a large portfolio of multi-million dollar indoor/outdoor DAS and Small Cell Networks throughout the US. 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.