Over 30 years experience in the telecommunications and utility industries. Prior to joining Tower Cloud I founded and served as VP and GM of Progress Telecom's wireless division. Through my vision, leadership and execution of the strategic plan the business was very profitable. Producing strong revenue and EBITDA growth. Developed a large portfolio of tower leases. Successfully
Over 30 years experience in the telecommunications and utility industries. Prior to joining Tower Cloud I founded and served as VP and GM of Progress Telecom's wireless division. Through my vision, leadership and execution of the strategic plan the business was very profitable. Producing strong revenue and EBITDA growth. Developed a large portfolio of tower leases. Successfully negotiating master tower and land lease agreements with all Tier 1, 2 & 3 wireless carriers. During my tenure with Progress Telecom I also held other senior executive positions leading Business Development, Sales and Marketing departments. Prior to joining Progress Telecom, I enjoyed successful years with Progress Energy (Duke Energy). Leading key teams on both the regulated the non-regulated side of the utility. Guiding diverse new strategic initiatives that were primarily focused on improving business practices and enhancing revenue growth in both the telecommunication and real estate arenas.
In summary, a very successful record of accomplishments as a visionary leader producing strong top/bottom line results within both public and private organizations. Significant experience in creating, executing and leading strategic business plans. All exceeding revenue, profit, and growth objectives.
Exceptional visionary leadership, highly motivated and respected, demonstrates executive presence, and excellent customer and interpersonal skills.
Specialties: •Created initial sales, marketing and business development teams at Tower Cloud, Inc., a startup mobile backhaul transport company. Achieved profitability within the first two years.
•Founded the wireless site development, construction and leasing division within Progress Telecom. Successfully matured new business unit into a $15 million annual revenue producing company. Developed a portfolio of over 500 tower leases and gained credibility for industry best practices.
SVP - Sales, Marketing & Business Development @ Responsible for all aspects of Sales, Marketing & Business Development for Tower Cloud's Ethernet (IP/MPLS) end to end backhaul network solutions. Primarily supporting Tier I,II & III Wireless Carriers throughout the southeast transporting voice, video and data from cell sites to mobile switching centers. Also, responsible for dark fiber leasing, IRU's,swaps and partnering relationships. Development of new revenue streams that support Wireless Carriers strategic initiatives, such as Small Cells, DAS and Special Events. Brand development, media relations and strategiclly positioning the company for success. From February 2012 to Present (3 years 11 months) VP Sales & Business Development @ Responsible for providing the vision, strategic direction and leadership related to all Business Development, Sales, Engineering and Operational activities for an agressive alternative access provider. Focusing on new altermnative backhaul solutions for the wireless carriers. From July 2006 to March 2012 (5 years 9 months) VP & General Manager @ Provided the vision & leadership to drive site development activities related to leasing Progress Energy's utility infrastucture for wireless antennae and base station collocations. Responsible for Business Development, Sales, engineering and Operations. From March 1999 to July 2006 (7 years 5 months)
BA, Business Administration & Management @ University of South Florida From 1973 to 1980 George N. Townsend is skilled in: Contract Negotiation, Ethernet, Telecommunications, Wireless, Start-ups, Mobile Devices, Cloud Computing, Business Development, Strategic Planning, Negotiation, Leadership, Project Management, Wireless Networking, Broadband, New Business Development
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