Justin Marron Joins Strategic Venue Partners as CEO

Los Angeles, CA. August 3, 2017. Strategic Venue Partners, Inc. (SVP), an innovative provider of wireless infrastructure investment and services for enterprise real-estate venues, announced today that infrastructure investment veteran Justin Marron has joined the Company as CEO. Mr. Marron has an 18-year track-record of infrastructure development in the fields of corporate finance, wireless infrastructure operations and renewable energy development. He has held senior management/ownership positions at such top-tier firms as Altus Power America, Wind Farm Capital and Wireless Capital Partners.

Marron joins the existing executive team, Rich Grimes (COO) and Chad Aaron (CFO), to complete SVP’s robust senior leadership team. Tiger Infrastructure Partners LP, a leading mid-market private equity firm that invests in growing infrastructure platforms, is SVP’s financial
partner.

SVP provides its clients end-to- end solutions to help them seamlessly navigate the complexities of the Wireless Infrastructure market. SVP’s unique approach includes:

Trusted Full-Service Partnership:

SVP oversees the entire wireless infrastructure solution – from design to integration to capital investment.  Venues gain the secure, long-term financial benefits from a partnership with SVP alongside comprehensive technology control.

Frictionless Wireless Infrastructure Investment:

SVP provides immediate execution with no capital investment required for the venue. SVP venues are not dependent on wireless carrier capital or access fees, and avoid recurring capital investment in system development and upgrades.

Infrastructure as a Service:

SVP operates and monitors in-building distributed network systems (DNS) and outdoor DNS/Macro systems and facilitates reoccurring system technology upgrades. In addition, SVP ensures maximum pricing and execution certainty through a network of strategic partnerships across the leading wireless service providers, OEMs, distributors and integrators.

SVP’s business strategy leverages its industry expertise and financial capital amidst ever-increasing consumer demand for optimum wireless connectivity. SVP provides in-building wireless infrastructure services for a variety of venue partners, including: class A office space, mixed-user properties, high-end residential, health care facilities, hospitality, retail complexes, sports/entertainment, airports, universities and public-private venues. “We continue to hear from venue-owners that they want a new kind of option in wireless infrastructure that provides a customizable, full-service partnership from capital to a long-term total technology solution,” said Justin Marron, Strategic Venue Partners’ CEO. “Our experienced leadership team and partnerships were constructed to take the complexities and burden out of in-venue wireless connectivity.”

“I have known Justin for several years and respect his prior success at scaling platforms similar to SVP,” said Emil Henry, Tiger Infrastructure Partners’ CEO & Managing Partner. “His presence will enhance SVP’s unique business model and increase SVP’s ability to deliver wireless infrastructure solutions for enterprises in a diverse universe of industries.”

About Strategic Venue Partners

Strategic Venue Partners, Inc. is an innovative wireless infrastructure investment and development provider specializing in full-service solutions for enterprise venues including system design, integration and management, capital investment and overall technology control. SVP’s Managed Services business model provides a trusted long-term partner that invests capital and ongoing upgrades with no required investment. SVP’s experience encompasses some of the largest and most complex public and private wireless infrastructure projects throughout the United States.

For more information on SVP, visit https://www.strategicvenue.com

About Tiger Infrastructure Partners

Tiger Infrastructure Partners (Tiger) is a middle-market private equity firm that invests in growing infrastructure platforms. Tiger targets investments in communications, energy, transportation, and related sectors, primarily located in North America and Europe. Tiger Management and other sophisticated institutional investors are key investors in the firm.
For more information on Tiger, visit http://www.tigerinfrastructure.com

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SVP Contact:
Sharon Senaga, ssenaga@strategicvenue.com
626.793.8882

Seasoned investors to fund in-building DAS and small cells

[source: rcrwireless.com; author: Martha Degrasse]

An investment firm backed by one of Wall Street’s most prestigious hedge funds is financing a new company that will fund in-building infrastructure for enterprise customers. Tiger Infrastructure Partners, backed by hedge fund pioneer Julian Robertson’s Tiger Management, will fund DAS and small cell systems through Strategic Venue Partners, founded by wireless industry veterans Rich Grimes and Chad Aaron.

Read the full article at rcrwireless.com

Industry Veteran Grimes Launches Enterprise DAS Company

[source: aglmediagroup.com]

Former inSite Wireless Group COO Rich Grimes and Chad Aaron have formed Strategic Venue Partners (SVP), a company focused on enterprise in-building DAS, focusing on major and mid-sized enterprises and real estate assets, in addition to public-private projects and locations that align with wireless carrier coverage priorities.

Read the full article at aglmediagroup.com

Industry veterans launch new wireless infrastructure firm, Strategic Venue Partners

Class A office space is among the types of venues for which SVP will provide in-building wireless infrastructure services.

[source: firecewireless.com; author: Monica Alleven]

An industry veteran who led AT&T’s early efforts to deploy distributed antenna systems (DAS) at airports and other big venues just launched his latest venture, a company focused on enterprise in-building systems called Strategic Venue Partners (SVP).

Rich Grimes, co-founder of SVP with Chad Aaron, a veteran of the corporate finance industry, helped develop AT&T’s DAS strategy starting around 1995. He has since gone on to establish other businesses and led InSite Wireless Group’s DAS and small cell strategy until March of this year.

SVP will provide end-to-end solutions to help enterprises navigate the complexities of the wireless infrastructure market. It’s targeting venues that Grimes describes as part of an underserved middle market: medical facilities, sports/entertainment, hospitality, universities, Class A office space, high rises, mixed-used developments and retail space. Tiger Infrastructure Partners is SVP’s financial partner.

Read the full article at fiercewireless.com

Strategic Venue Partners Launches Innovative Wireless Infrastructure Firm; SVP Founded by Industry Veterans with Financing Commitment from Tiger Infrastructure Partners

Strategic Venue Partners, Inc. (“SVP” or the “Company”) announced today the formation of an innovative company focused on comprehensive wireless infrastructure solutions for enterprise in-building distributed antenna systems (“DAS”). Its founders, Rich Grimes and Chad Aaron, have over 20 years of industry experience. Tiger Infrastructure Partners LP (“Tiger”), a leading mid-market private equity firm that invests in growing infrastructure platforms, is SVP’s financial partner. SVP will provide its customers end-to- end solutions to help them seamlessly navigate the complexities of the Wireless Infrastructure market. SVP’s unique approach includes:

  • A Focus on Underserved Markets. SVP’s toolkit is well suited to provide solutions for major and mid-sized enterprises and real estate assets, with additional expertise in public-private projects and locations that align with the enterprise venue priorities of the wireless carriers.
  • Customized Solutions. SVP has a proven track record providing customized licensed cellular and unlicensed systems across multiple venue and asset class types. SVP provides unique solutions to our customers, including: consulting services, engineering, design, construction, implementation and ongoing management and ownership of complex wireless infrastructure technology solutions.  SVP also provides resources, support and assets to address the constantly advancing wireless infrastructure requirements of an enterprise’s real estate assets

Amidst ever-increasing consumer demand for optimum wireless connectivity, SVP’s business strategy leverages its industry expertise and financial capital to provide in-building wireless infrastructure services for the following types of venues: medical facilities, sports/entertainment, hospitality, universities, Class A office space, high-rises, mixed-use developments and retail space.

In addition to securing a substantial financial commitment from Tiger which will be deployed in wireless infrastructure for the benefit of SVP’s customers, the Company has also formed several strategic alliances with some of the most highly-regarded companies in the business. These alliances will help provide technology solutions, long-term customer support to clients and opportunities to expand the SVP platform of solutions.

“It’s exhilarating to be part of starting a new company in an industry where there is clear market demand for our expertise and business model,” remarked Strategic Venue Partners’ Co-Founder Rich Grimes, who has spent more than 20 years in senior leadership positions in the wireless telecommunications industry across carrier, infrastructure and finance. “Today, the wireless infrastructure sector is dramatically shifting as a result of the evolution of wireless technology, carriers’ business strategies and user demands. We have assembled industry-leading resources, including strategic relationships, to innovate in-building wireless infrastructure for venues and enterprises. We believe SVP is uniquely positioned to leverage its wireless design, execution and operational capabilities as well as its financial expertise to reduce the challenges facing our customers.”

“We are excited to support SVP and help create a new wireless infrastructure platform,” said Marc H. Blair, Tiger Infrastructure Partners’ Managing Director. “We believe that the SVP team has the right expertise and strategic relationships to address the increasingly complex wireless communication issues facing enterprises, especially in the underserved middle market.”

About Strategic Venue Partners’ Co-Founders

Richard M. Grimes/Co-Founder

Rich Grimes has over 20 years of experience in senior leadership and national responsibility positions in the wireless telecommunications industry. His expertise includes wireless infrastructure design, development, project management and operations. For more information on Rich Grimes, visit https://www.linkedin.com/in/rich-grimes-78b0aa5/

Chad Aaron/Co-Founder

Chad Aaron becomes a principal of SVP after a diverse career in corporate finance. For the past seven years, he has held a leadership position as President/CFO at Masterimage 3D, Inc., a technology company that developed and deployed 3D systems for digital cinema theaters globally. For more information on Chad Aaron, visit https://www.linkedin.com/in/chad-aaron-931a561b/

About Strategic Venue Partners

Strategic Venue Partners, Inc. (SVP) is a wireless infrastructure firm focused on complex wireless infrastructure technology solutions for in-building distributed antenna system (“DAS”). SVP’s core competencies involve engineering, design, construction, and management of wireless infrastructure technology solutions for major enterprise real estate assets as well as for wireless carriers. For more information on SVP, visit https://www.strategicvenue.com

About Tiger Infrastructure Partners

Tiger Infrastructure Partners (Tiger) is a middle-market private equity firm that invests in growing infrastructure platforms. Tiger targets investments in communications, energy, transportation, and related sectors, primarily located in North America and Europe. Tiger Management and other sophisticated institutional investors are key investors in the firm. For more information on Tiger, visit http://www.tigerinfrastructure.com

SVP Contact: Sharon Senaga
ssenaga@strategicvenue.com
626.793.8882

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