over 50 years of collective experience
Justin is the founder and CEO of Strategic Venue Partners (SVP). Justin brings a unique background in finance, marketing, renewable energy and wireless solutions to the company’s leadership team. Recognizing the need for critical infrastructure in the enterprise market, Justin founded SVP with a vision to provide seamless connectivity to all types of venues that meet today’s modern demands and are easily adaptable to future connectivity needs.
Prior to founding SVP in 2017, Justin served as managing partner at Altus Power America, a Blackstone and Goldman Sachs backed renewable investment fund with more than $800MM of committed capital. Prior to Altus, Justin co-founded Wind Farm Capital, a Barclays and Fortress backed wind energy investment fund, which was merged with American Wind Capital and sold to Hannon Armstrong, a US REIT. Justin previously founded Level Communications, a wireless infrastructure firm focused on distributed antenna systems and wireless development. Wireless Capital Partners funded by Goldman Sachs and Citibank backed acquired Level Communications in 2006. Justin began his wireless career with Fidelity Communications, where he was a co-founder. Fidelity Communications was a cellular tower development firm focused on tower development in the northeast.
In his role as Co-Founder and CFO, Chad assists with the overall strategic direction of SVP and ensures the SVP team has what it needs to deliver connectivity solutions to businesses.
Prior to joining SVP, Chad was the President and Chief Financial Officer of MasterImage 3D, a technology company that provided pioneering 3D solutions for theaters, mobile devices and gaming. Chad has also worked at Lighthouse capital where he structured and advised symphony 3D technologies. Chad attended Emory University and holds a bachelor’s degree and MBA from the University of Hartford.
Kevin joined Strategic Venue Partners (SVP) as COO in January 2022. With a seasoned background in engineering, designing and operating wireless infrastructure, Kevin plays a vital role in helping SVP accomplish its mission of transforming America’s enterprise and venue landscape with fast, secure and bespoke wireless network solutions.
Prior to joining SVP, Kevin served in a variety of management positions with AT&T over his 25-year tenure, most recently as the company’s Vice President of Radio Access Network Engineering and Construction responsible for the planning, design, build and performance of AT&T’s nationwide wireless network including 5G and FirstNET. Kevin holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from West Virginia University and a Master’s in Telecommunications from the University of Maryland.
As Chief Business Development Officer for Strategic Venue Partners (SVP), Darlene oversees the development and implementation of in-building wireless connectivity solutions for venues across the nation. She identifies areas of opportunity for increased connectivity for existing venues and assists businesses with the most modern connectivity options for new construction. Darlene brings extensive knowledge of distributed antenna systems to SVP.
Darlene is a wireless industry veteran with more than 20 years of experience, including 17 years in various leadership roles at major wireless telecom companies. Prior to joining SVP, she served as vice president of enterprise for JMA Wireless, where she led a successful enterprise sales strategy. Darlene has aided business development at many notable companies throughout her career, including BlueStream Professional Services, Mobile Access and Sprint’s custom network solutions group.
As Executive Vice President and general counsel, Christopher evaluates and leads investments in wireless infrastructure technology for SVP. He also heads up the company’s corporate operations and legal affairs and is responsible for daily operations and investment transactions.
Prior to SVP, Christopher was counsel at Altus Power America, a Blackstone and Goldman Sachs-backed renewable investment fund, where he was involved in all facets of the development process for utility-scale and commercial & industrial distributed generation solar energy projects. Chris previously worked in the legal department at CHANEL, Inc. and served as a judicial intern to Federal Judge Cheryl L. Pollak of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York. Chris holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from New York University and a Juris Doctorate from Brooklyn Law School.
As a Vice President focused on strategy and corporate finance at Strategic Venue Partners (SVP), Sean assists with the overall strategic financial direction of the company. He brings a background in banking and operational roles, with a focus on the technology, real asset and infrastructure industries, to SVP. Sean’s background helps him drive the day-to-day operations of the company.
Prior to SVP, Sean was an investment banking associate at BNP Paribas in the bank’s corporate and institutional banking practice where he focused on mergers and acquisitions and private capital advisory. While at BNP, he worked on transactions predominantly in the hard asset and infrastructure verticals and across all phases of sell side and buy side engagements. Prior to BNP Paribas, Sean was an analyst at AGC Partners, an investment bank with a focus on technology, media and telecommunications.
Sean holds a bachelor’s degree in political economy from Williams College.
Andrew Chavez is the Senior Vice President of Sales & Business Development for Strategic Venue Partners (SVP). In this role, he is responsible for setting strategy, new business development and managing the overall client relationships for the Sales & Venue teams.
Andy joined SVP in April 2023 and prior to that, he led the North American Sales & Marketing Team for Extenet Systems. Andy brings with him more than 25+ years of leadership experience in the Digital Infrastructure industry.
Andy has held multiple leadership roles prior to SVP, including holding an Executive Advisor position at Tupl, North American Sales & Marketing at Extenet Systems, where he successfully delivered YOY growth, while building a high-performing team that significantly increased the company’s valuation goal, and Nokia, where he successfully led the North American team in signing the largest contract in the history of Nokia.
Andy holds a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration from Colorado State University and attended the Graduate School of Business at the University of Denver, as well as the Kenan-Flager Business School at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Kevin Shea is the Senior Vice President of Project Management & Construction for Strategic Venue Partners (SVP). Kevin is a wireless industry veteran with a wealth of experience across a multitude of disciplines within the wireless infrastructure space. Kevin holds a PMP certification from the Project Management Institute and will be responsible for establishing scalable and repeatable operational processes for the quality execution and implementation of SVPs wireless solutions offerings.
Prior to joining SVP, Kevin served as the Director of In-Building Solutions at USA Groups where he expanded the company’s offerings and built the in-building vertical from the ground up. Kevin is recognized as a Subject Matter Expert in Public Safety DAS and has contributed to code change efforts and national training and certification programs. Throughout his career, Kevin has found himself at the helm of many high profile and high stakes projects for World-Class Clients. A self-proclaimed dinosaur in the Cellular DAS industry, Kevin has been on the front lines of new and emerging technologies since the early days of the very first BDAs.
Kevin is a Pro Board trained and certified firefighter and has served the communities that he lives in as a volunteer firefighter, school board member, and zoning board member. He currently lives in Florida with his wife, two kids, and a growing roster of rescued animals.
Megan is the Vice President of Marketing for Strategic Venue Partners (SVP). Megan brings a unique background of telecom-focused marketing, commercial real estate, and investment banking to the company’s executive team. Recognizing the unique value proposition that SVP brings to the wireless infrastructure industry, she joins the team with an eagerness to amplify the company’s share of voice and how it’s solving problems for enterprises, venues, and carriers seeking better connectivity.
Prior to joining SVP, Megan served as Vice President of Account Management & Digital Marketing at Jaymie Scotto & Associates (JSA) – the premier PR, Marketing, and Event Planning Agency in the telecom industry. During her time at JSA, she directed the strategy and digital communications for dozens of tech & telecom companies with ranging focuses in voice, data, cloud, fiber optic cables, and more. Also during her time at JSA, she founded, grew, and managed a successful platinum solutions partnership with HubSpot, the leading CRM, marketing, sales and customer service platform for growing companies.
Prior to JSA, Megan held commercial real estate investment analyst positions with J.P. Morgan Chase and HFF – Holliday Fenoglio Fowler (now JLL).
Maurice brings more than 15 years of experience building multi-million dollar projects to Strategic Venue Partners (SVP). As director of Construction, he directs construction resources and manages the delivery of SVP’s solutions within venues.
Over the years of holding construction management positions at various telecom companies, Maurice has gained experience in DAS installation, the installation of data systems and electrical systems and other systems that are crucial to the success of SVP’s customers. Maurice has held positions at Linx LLLP, American Tower and more. He was also a minority stake owner and project manager for Cogent Electric.
Eric joined Strategic Venue Partners (SVP) in February 2020. As the company’s vice president of business development, Eric drives solutions for various types of organizations with the planning, development and implementation of telecom infrastructure sales using SVP’s groundbreaking managed service model.
Eric brings more than 30 years of telecom and marketing experience and a proven track record of profitable business growth to SVP. Over the years, Eric has specialized in C-suite customer relationship management in a range of hospital systems and real estate venues. He’s previously held positions at American Tower Corporation, Hormel Foods, Johnson & Johnson and NuVasive.
Eric resides in North Carolina with his wife, Tammy, and dog, Max, where they enjoy hiking and kayaking in the North Carolina mountains.
Andy brings years of creating custom wireless solutions for various types of businesses to Strategic Venue Partners (SVP). As vice president of business development, Andy looks for ways to develop and implement optimal connectivity solutions for businesses across North America.
Prior to SVP, Andy served as vice president of sales and leasing for Neutral Connect Networks, where he improved users’ mobile device experience. He previously served as Extenet’s executive director of business development for 10 years, where he oversaw the identification of wireless carrier needs to the execution of providing solutions for all network engagements. Andy has also held positions with New Century Education and Pearson Education.
As vice president of business development, Al looks for ways to deliver the latest in-building technology to solve customer connectivity requirements across all business segments within North America. Al brings SVP 30 years of experience in delivering customized in-building systems for enterprise, healthcare, education, transportation, and sports venues, as well as outdoor solutions for large carrier network deployments.
Prior to joining SVP, Al was the Director of Carrier Accounts at SOLiD, where he was responsible for DAS sales, contracts, and new product introduction. Prior to SOLiD, Al was the Senior Sales Manager at Samsung Network Systems (Samsung) for the Verizon account where he was responsible for the sales and market introduction of their LTE enterprise femto and residential femto in-building products. Prior to Samsung, Al held numerous positions in sales and project management at Ericsson in support of AT&T’s and T-Mobile’s large scale network deployments of 3G and 4G technology.
As Vice President of Business Development, Susan strives to build strong, trusted relationships with SVP partners and customers, delivering upon promises, strategic planning and understanding key industry drivers.
As a seasoned client relationship/sales professional with 25+ years of demonstrated growth, experienced in technical sales and national account management for two of the top DAS integrators in the country, an equipment OEM and a leading engineering services provider, as well as wireless leaders AT&T and T-Mobile, she brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the SVP team.
Prior to joining SVP, Susan acted as Director, Venue Sales for Boingo Wireless, Area Vice President, Enterprise Sales for Zinwave, and Senior Director, Wireless Solutions for Connectivity Wireless Solutions, among other impressive titles in her 30+ years of telecommunications experience.
Travis Timian joined Strategic Venue Partners (SVP) in February of 2022 as Vice President of Business
Development. In his role, Travis works nationally to support connectivity solutions in the Healthcare,
Hospitality, Commercial Office, Retail and Venue verticals.
Prior to joining SVP, Travis spent the last 12 years of his career in technical sales and management roles,
specializing in delivering complex solutions from the ground up. Most recently, Travis spent 5 years at
Corning Optical Communications where he was responsible for DAS and Small Cell sales in the
Southwest. Travis brings a vast knowledge of the enterprise sales process and ecosystem players to the
As Senior Accountant, Steve oversees day-to-day financial operations and ensures the highest quality accounting standards are maintained at Strategic Venue Partners. He is currently focused on scaling SVP’s accounting procedures to better serve management given the rapid growth of the company’s wireless portfolio. Steve brings over a decade of accounting experience to SVP. For twelve years, he served as a corporate accountant at Greenwich Associates, a leader in investment management and banking consulting services. He rose to the position of Accounting Supervisor at Greenwich Associates before joining SVP. Steve received his degree from the University of Connecticut and brings extensive knowledge of accounting policies and procedures for SMBEs.