Ajay Ghanekar is a Managing Partner at Ubiquity where he is responsible for all aspects of investment processes, operational excellence, and value creation strategies across the platform.
Previously, Ajay served as an Executive Director at Verizon where he was responsible for the design, performance and deployment of Verizon’s network in the Eastern half of the country. In this role, Ajay provided oversight for Verizon’s network build in the East Territory with an annual capital budget of $3.5 billion and an expense budget of $2 billion. Ajay led network transformation efforts driving over $250 million in capital retention and over $100 million in annual expense savings.
Ajay managed teams of over 500 network employees to deliver business goals.
Ajay is a futurist and strategic thinker who likes to challenge the status quo and drive organizations to achieve success. Ajay has experience in creating a culture of innovation and excellence while meeting demanding goals.
Ajay earned a bachelor’s degree in Electronics Engineering and a master’s degree in Financial Management from the University of Mumbai.
Jamie Earp is a Managing Partner at Ubiquity where he is responsible for all aspects of investment processes, operational excellence, and value creation strategies across the platform.
Previously, Jamie served as the Managing Partner of RCP Holdings, a communications infrastructure company. He also co-founded Branch Communications, an infrastructure development company, raising and deploying over $100 million in equity and debt. Jamie was integral in growing the company’s operations to over 900 owned & managed assets in 38 U.S. states and Puerto Rico, with combined leasing and services revenues topping $20 million and a combined enterprise value of over $150 million.
Prior to co-founding Branch Communications, Jamie provided a wide range of management, financial, business development and government relations activities to various business organizations. This included serving as Vice President of Public Affairs & Business Development for the NC Chamber, spending 8 years in Washington, DC working with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and U.S. Senator Elizabeth Dole, and advising a variety of associations and political advocacy organizations.
Jamie earned a BA in Political Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, a JD from George Mason University School of Law and an MBA from UNC Chapel Hill’s Kenan-Flagler Business School.
Gregory Dial is a Managing Director & Chief Revenue Officer at Ubiquity Operations. Greg is responsible for overseeing Internet Service Provider business for Ubiquity as well as supporting overall Ubiquity strategy. This includes managing Sales, Marketing, Billing and Customer Service at One Source and future expansion locations.
Greg led Verizon’s HQ Technology Planning Group, overseeing $4B in wireless network build capital, end to end network deployment and Verizon’s initial 5G rollout. Greg has broad Product Development experience, managing a variety of Verizon flagship products including Verizon Cloud, Push to Talk, Unified Communications and Verizon Messaging services.
Greg is a technology executive with 25 years diverse experience across wireless, wireline and cloud communication spaces also a noted industry expert on 4G / 5G Radio Access and Private Network development.
Greg brings global experience, designing and selling networks in over 20 countries, specializing in emerging markets across South America, Asia and Africa.
Greg earned a BS in Business and Finance from Wake Forest University, and his MBA from Farleigh Dickinson University.
Bryan Quisenberry is the Managing Director of Finance with Ubiquity Management responsible for driving finance and accounting excellence across all investments and supporting strategic decisions.
Previously, Bryan founded an independent advisory firm focused on increasing enterprise value of middle market clients through transformation of finance and accounting functions.
Bryan spent over 13 years at Ernst & Young LLP advising clients and providing hands-on support with cash flow management, contingency planning, transaction due diligence, carve-outs, post-merger operational integration, and improved operational efficiency. Bryan also assisted and advised clients on improved corporate analytics, litigation support, contract disputes, and fraud investigations.
Bryan earned a B.B.A. in Accounting from the University of Georgia and a M.S. in Accounting from Southern Methodist University. He is a Certified Public Accountant in the state of North Carolina.
Patrick O’Leary is a Managing Director at Ubiquity Operations where he is responsible for all aspects of identifying, engineering and closing business opportunities. Pat is also responsible for project implementation and providing oversight for Ubiquity’s networks.
Previously, Patrick served as a Director of Network Engineering at Verizon responsible for budget management, national cost transformation, procurement, auditing, standardization and supply chain management for the Eastern half of the country. During his fourteen-year tenure at Verizon, he led a team of 16 senior managers and a total of 250 employees and contractors, managing an annual budget of $3 billion.
Patrick earned a BS in Aviation Maintenance Management from Lewis University.
Emir Fazlic is a Managing Director at Ubiquity Operations where he is responsible for all aspects of project evaluation, permitting, design, engineering and vendor management .
Previously, Emir held leadership roles at Verizon on the network engineering team where he was responsible for all aspects of their fiber network buildout in the Midwest. Emir was directly responsible for managing multi-million-dollar annual capital and expense budgets.
Emir earned a BS in Computer Science from Webster University and an MBA from Columbia College (Columbia, Missouri).
Sean Tokic is an Associate at Ubiquity where he is responsible for evaluating, capitalizing, executing, and managing new and existing investments under the firm’s umbrella.
Previously, Sean served as Assistant Vice President in the Corporate Strategy & Development Office at UMB Financial Corporation (NASDAQ: UMBF) focused on M&A, divestitures, capital planning, corporate strategy formation and support of line of business strategy creation and digital evolution.
At UMB Sean worked on acquisitions and divestitures with total deal value north of $400 million and raised $200 million in debt capital.
Sean earned a BS in Finance and Economics from the University of Kansas.
Ken Carter is a Vice President of Business Development & Partnerships where he is responsible for developing partnership arrangements to drive efficiency and improve operating margins.
Ken served as a Director of Business Development at Consolidated Communications, a publicly traded telecommunications conglomerate. At Consolidated, he focused on key growth markets, new initiatives, M&A and managed major enterprise clients and carrier relationships.
Ken also served as Director of the Engineering and Operations team at FairPoint Communications, which was later acquired by Consolidated Communications, where he managed an internet service provider with 300,000 users across 22 states.
Prior to joining FairPoint Communications, Ken served as National Sales and Service Manager for Spirit Communications (now Segra) where he was responsible for regional sales teams and call centers across 5 states in the construction of a metro and long-haul fiber network that connected a consortium of 20 rural independent telcos.
Ken earned a BS in Physical Sciences from the University of Arkansas.
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Chris is Vice President of Smart Buildings where he is responsible for Planned Communities and Multi-Tenant Fiber negotiations and deployments.
Chris served as Vice President & Lead Consultant for a Frontier Communications responsible for expanding and refreshing key MDU partnerships while creating new business opportunities with major REITs and Property Developers.
Chris also served as National Director of Multi-Tenant Business Development & Sales for Verizon Communications. Chris was the responsible for Multi -Dwelling Contracting & Sales Engineering for over 3 million MDU units realizing 1B in annual Fiber Broadband sales revenue.
Chris brings over 20+ years of Executive leadership experience deploying Fiber Optic networks that future proof properties and provide Broadband Choice.
Chris completed his education at Northeastern University’s coop Marketing Program. Chris is a Master Black Belt in Six Sigma and hold Executive training certificates at Duke University and the University of Maryland.
Colleen Casey is VP Networks for the Southwest Region at Ubiquity and has responsibility for all end-to-end build of fiber networks in markets throughout Arizona and Southern California.
Colleen has an extensive leadership background with laser focus on driving business operational efficiencies, delivering results, and consistently exceeding business objectives. She’s a hands-on leader recognized for effective collaboration and delivering organizational success through role clarity, mission, confidence building, and empowerment. wireless
She previously served in various leadership positions at Verizon over a 20-year period, including her field role over the NY Metro & NE markets with responsibility for all aspects of designing and building Verizon’s wireless network ($700M annual capital budget & $540M annual operating expense) and her HQ role spearheading the national effort to improve the wireless network operating model which delivered a cumulative $1.5B savings in operating expense within a two year period.
Colleen has her Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) and is a licensed Professional Engineer in New York State.
Kim Wagner is the Director, Human Resources at Ubiquity where she is responsible for developing and executing human resource strategy in support of the overall business plan and strategic development of the company. She has 20+ years of experience in this field and has been involved with start-ups, acquisitions, and mergers.
Kim believes in making connections with those she works with and is focused on employee development, ensuring compliance, assessing needs, and enhancing the overall employee experience.
Kim earned a BS in Management from the University of Missouri and an MBA with a Human Resources emphasis from William Woods University. She is a certified professional in human resources through the Society of Human Resource Management.
Prabhu Maragathavannan is the Vice President of Network for Smart Buildings at Ubiquity where he is responsible for all engineering, design, construction and implementation of MDUs and smart infrastructure.
Prabhu is an industry veteran with 20+ years of experience in innovation and growth strategies in the telecom industry and has held various management and technical positions with multiple Tier 1 Wireless carriers. He planned and implemented several critical projects including Presidential Inaugurations, Super Bowls, National Conventions, NFL Games and NASCAR Races. He developed standards and guidelines for multiple 4G/5G technologies including Private networks, CATM, NB-IOT, LAA and CBRS deployments for Indoor/outdoor applications that are being used nationally by Tier 1 wireless carriers.
He has received multiple awards from Verizon wireless and AT&T for innovation and cost optimization including the President’s award for a proprietary forecasting algorithm.
In Verizon, he recently led the Private networks team as part of their HQ planning organization. He also led the first centralized engineering organization within Verizon supporting nationwide deployment of all enterprise projects. He handled RF design, Optimization, Implementation and real estate functions for Global enterprise, Business markets and Public Sector organizations. Besides this, he was responsible for capital allocation and prioritization of the budget to the submarkets and developed several tools and algorithms that are used nationwide.
Prabhu has an MBA from UNC Charlotte Belk College of Business and a Master’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of Texas at Arlington.
Shane Turley is the General Counsel at Ubiquity where he is responsible for all legal and regulatory matters across the platform.
Most recently, Shane served as Executive Vice President, General Counsel for Conterra Networks, a broadband infrastructure company that sold in 2021 to Fiera Infrastructure and APG Management.
Before Conterra, Shane served as General Counsel, Corporate Secretary, VP-Compliance for AvidXchange, Inc., a software and electronics payment company; Vice President-Legal, Corporate Compliance Officer for PAETEC Holding Corp., a $2 billion publicly traded telecom company acquired by Windstream in 2012; and as Regional Counsel for Telcove, Inc., formerly a publicly traded telecom company headquartered in Pennsylvania.
Shane began his legal career as an Associate Attorney at the international law firm of McGuireWoods LLP, in Richmond, Virginia.
Shane earned a BS in Business Administration from Milligan College, and a JD from Widener University School of Law.
Vince Cacioppo is the Vice President of Finance with Ubiquity where he is responsible for driving finance and accounting excellence across all investments.
Previously, Vince was a Controller at Summit Partners, a $35 billion private equity firm focused on investing in technology, healthcare, life sciences and other growth-industries.
Prior to joining Summit Partners, Vince served as the Chief Financial Officer at Legacy Star Capital Partners, a $300 million energy focused private equity firm. Earlier in his career, Vince was a Fund Controller and Valuations Associate for Contrarian Capital Management, a $4 billion asset management firm.
Vince earned a BS in Finance from Marist College and a MS in Accounting from St. John’s University. He is a Certified Public Accountant in the state of Connecticut.