Industry veterans launch new wireless infrastructure firm, Strategic Venue Partners


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.

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