Board of Directors
As CEO of 5G LLC, Matt is responsible for setting up new business for rooftop monetization, tower business for wireless, and internet connectivity. As an experienced technology executive, Matt has worked with telecom network carriers, super techs, technology providers, property groups, and design engineer firms. Matt brings a unique layer of access and understanding that translates into better solutions for clients.
Matt has nearly 25 years of experience in telecom deployment, technology solutions, and business strategy. He drives innovation through new product offerings, technology adoptions, scaling, integrations, and cost and efficiency programs. He is one of a handful of people to work behind the scenes with technology giants to help them develop new ecosystems of vendors, establish pricing models, and help with go-to-market plans.
Matt believes strongly in doing good business with good people and feels the key to business success is to keep things simple, make sure everyone understands where value is being generated, and for everyone to focus on value generation. He feels the 5G LLC model is extremely simple – build a pipeline and process with full transparency that shows each party to the deal what they are getting from it. This makes the company a friendly, trusted group of advisors.
Prior to joining 5G LLC, Matt was EVP – Rooftop Strategies at CBRE, CEO at Cquince, VP/Head of Sales and Strategy at Bluestream, VP/Program Development at Nexius, VP/National Wireless Operations at Adesta/G4S, Turf Director for At&t, Black & Veatch, VP/Project Management Office at Alvarion, VP/Service Delivery at Zayo Bandwidth, Director/IT Integrations & Service Delivery at Level 3 Communications, Network Design Engineer at McLeodUSA, and Tech Services Rep at IBM.
From his early IBM career installing central office switching, Matt has always focused on innovation especially in his role with multiple carriers including Level 3 and Zayo. He has been responsible for national deployments for OEMs like Alvarion, a prominent Wimax solution provider, and for general contractors like G4S, Black & Veatch, Nexius, and KGPCo where he ran national wireless, data center and network deployment programs. He earned several awards for gaining market share with a successful deployment of cell sites at Black & Veach, Nexius and BlueStream, an important experience in providing 5G LLC the ability to have discussions and contracts with major carriers.
Matt was awarded a patent for “Local calling, least cost routing and quality of service over a softswitch network” and received awards for “‘OnTap’ auto routing processes and system.” Matt has been the program lead for carrier initiatives that were awarded AT&T’s Vendor of the year and Verizon’s Top Performer. Matt is most proud of the top performing scorecards he achieved with the National Wireless Carrier’s which has been a key contributor to his success.
Matt earned his Bachelor of Arts with a focus on Business Administration, MIS, Accounting, and Economics from Luther College.
Matt spends most of his free time with his family boating, fishing, and attending football games.