Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Arete Capital Partners
Since 1988 Mike has consistently distinguished himself as a leader in the highly competitive wireless industry. He was Chairman and CEO of SunCom Wireless, a company he also founded. There he led the company’s development, establishing SunCom Wireless as the first member of the AT&T Wireless Services Inc. network of affiliates as well as one of the leading wireless services carriers in the Southeast. He previously served as Chairman of Triton Cellular Partners, L.P., which specialized in acquiring and operating rural cellular properties. Mike earlier served as President and CEO of Horizon Cellular Group, which became the fifth-largest independent cellular company in the U.S. Prior to Horizon, Mike served as President and CEO of Metrophone, a cellular carrier in Philadelphia, the nation’s fourth-largest market.
Mike has served on the board of directors of Cellular Telecommunications and Internet Association (CTIA) since 1990 where he has held many offices including serving as its Chairman.
Mike received a B.S. in economics and secondary education from the University of Maryland and an M.S. in business policy from Columbia University.