The candidate is Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer with American Tower Corp. (NYSE: AMT). He joined the company in April 2009 as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer and assumed the role of Treasurer from February 2012 until December 2013 and again from June 2017 until June 2018. Prior to joining American Tower Corp., the candidate served as Senior Vice President and Corporate Controller with Verizon Communications, Inc. (NYSE: VZ) from November 2005. In this role, he was responsible for corporate-wide accounting, tax planning and compliance, SEC financial reporting, budget reporting and analysis and capital expenditures planning functions. The candidate previously held the roles of Senior Vice President and Treasurer, as well as Senior Vice President, Investor Relations. During his 25-year career with Verizon Communications and its predecessor companies and affiliates, he served in numerous operations and business development roles, including President and Chief Executive Officer of Bell Atlantic International Wireless from 1995 through 2000, where he was responsible for wireless activities in North America, Latin America, Europe and Asia. In addition, the candidate served as Chief Executive Officer of Iusacell, a publicly traded, nationwide cellular company in Mexico; Chief Executive Officer of Verizon’s Global Solutions Inc., a global connectivity business providing lit and dark fiber primarily to global enterprises; and an area President for Verizon’s US wireless business, responsible for all operational aspects in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic states. The candidate began his career at Deloitte, Haskins & Sells. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of Equinix, Inc. (NASDAQ: EQIX). The candidate earned an MBA from Rutgers University, a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering from Lehigh University and was also a Certified Public Accountant.
Founded in 1995, American Tower Corp. (NYSE: AMT) is a leading independent owner, operator and developer of wireless and broadcast communications real estate. Their global portfolio includes over 170,000 communications sites, including nearly 41,000 properties in the United States and more than 129,000 properties internationally. In addition to leasing space on wireless and broadcast towers, American Tower Corp. provide customized solutions through their in-building systems, outdoor distributed antenna systems and other right-of-way options, managed rooftops and services that speed network deployment. Market Cap: $69.7 billion.