Mr. Schwartz was appointed our President and Chief Operating Officer in May 2018. He joined the Company as Chief Strategy and Development Officer in August 2015. Prior to joining our Company, beginning in October 2013, Mr. Schwartz served as Chief Executive Officer of STI Brasil, LLC, a company focused on developing shared fiber infrastructure for wireless operators in Brazil. Prior to STI, from November 2009 to September 2013, Mr. Schwartz served as a Managing Director of Unison Site Management, during which Unison acquired and managed cell site easements throughout the United States and sold its site portfolio to American Tower.
From June 2006 to October 2009, Mr. Schwartz was Managing Partner of Woodmont Partners LLC, a strategic consultancy to telecom, media and technology companies including software, wireless and cable companies. Earlier Mr. Schwartz was Executive Vice President of IDT Telecom from 2001 to 2006, and led corporate development, product management, and the wireless division. In 1996, Mr. Schwartz joined The Associated Group to launch Teligent, and became Teligent’s Senior Vice President of Corporate Development, leading functions including strategy, capital markets, investor relations and M&A activities through the startup, initial public offering, and the sale to Liberty Media.
Mr. Schwartz also served as Director of Corporate Development at Nextel where he was responsible for supporting key strategy, M&A, and capital markets initiatives, including the strategic investment in Nextel by Craig McCaw’s Eagle River in 1996. Mr. Schwartz holds an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from George Washington University’s School of Government & Business Affairs.