Boingo Wireless (NASDAQ: WIFI), the leading distributed antenna system (DAS), small cells and Wi-Fi provider that serves carriers, consumers, property owners and advertisers worldwide, announced the appointment of Roy H. Chestnutt to its Board of Directors and to the Steering Committee. The appointment, effective immediately, expands the company’s Board leadership to further drive long-term value creation for shareholders.
“Roy brings a wealth of experience leading strategy, business development and operations for global telecommunications giants,” said Mike Finley, Chief Executive Officer of Boingo. “His proven track record and insight into the global wireless industry will contribute greatly to Boingo’s strategic direction.”
Mr. Chestnutt most recently was Executive Vice President, Chief Strategy Officer for Verizon Communications, Inc. where he was responsible for the development and implementation of Verizon’s overall corporate strategy, including business development, joint ventures, strategic investments, acquisitions and divestitures.
Mr. Chestnutt held leadership roles with Motorola Networks, Grande Communications, Sprint-Nextel and AirTouch. He previously served as director for the GSMA and chair of the Chief Strategy Officers Group which included 25 global strategists from the world’s leading wireless carriers. Currently, Mr. Chestnutt serves as a senior advisor at Blackstone and VMware Inc., a board member for Telstra Corporation, Saudi Telecom Company and Digital Turbine, Inc. and a non-executive partner at Delta Partners. He holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of San Francisco and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from San Jose State University.
About Boingo Wireless
Boingo Wireless, Inc. (NASDAQ: WIFI) helps the world stay connected. Our vast footprint of DAS, Wi-Fi and small cells reaches more than a billion people annually, making Boingo one of the largest providers of indoor wireless networks. You’ll find Boingo connecting people at airports, stadiums, military bases, convention centers, multifamily communities and commercial properties. To learn more about the Boingo story, visit www.boingo.com.
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