Widelity

Our Team

There is a depth and breadth of experience across the Widelity team that brings enormous value to our clients. Widelity professionals have held senior-level positions at both large corporations and small start-up ventures. We have launched businesses and products in a variety of industries, built wireless telecommunications networks and technologies, created new systems and processes, and managed professional services engagements.  We’ve run operations, IT, sales, marketing, and finance groups for public and private companies.  Collectively, the members of our team have worked as consultants, managers, executives, and even founders of other companies.  We’ve been professors, inventors, investors, project managers, analysts, site designers, engineers, marketers, and installers.  There’s little we haven’t seen, and it’s that fusion of our hands-on capability and management level experience that makes us so very effective for our clients.

Corporate Leadership

David Wiley

Chairman

Practice Areas:  Business Advisory, Network Deployment, Business Development

About: David has nearly three decades of sales, professional services and management experience in the telecommunications industry. He is a high integrity, dynamic manager known for leading successful corporations through complex start-up, turnaround, and high-growth cycles. Prior to founding Widelity, he served as the Vice President of Operations Planning and Support for First Avenue Networks, a major broadband fixed wireless company. He also served as Vice President of Services at MobileAccess Networks, a leading provider of in-building wireless solutions, where he was responsible for the successful implementation and maintenance of multi-million-dollar projects on time and within budget. Before joining MobileAccess, David was a Director at XO Communications where he led national network deployment and service initiatives. Prior to that, he was Director of Business Operations at Iridium, and managed systems development and delivery at Verizon and as a consultant at Accenture. Throughout his career, David has capitalized on market opportunities to drive revenues, profits, and team-centered cultures. He combines strong organization and communication skills with a proven ability to conceptualize, architect, and implement successful solutions for complex customer needs.

Education:  College of William and Mary, MBA, BA, Economics

Location:  Washington, DC

Enjoys:  Family Vacations, Work, Skiing, Hiking, Biking, Running and Walking with Jennifer, Courtney, Lindsey, Whitney and/or our ugly dog, Tippa

Paul Altoz

Paul Altoz

CEO / CFO

Practice Areas:  Business Advisory, Finance

About: Paul is a multi-skilled telecommunications industry veteran with experience in the wireless, in-building, long distance, satellite, and CLEC segments. His unique blend of operational and financial expertise has focused on Accounting, Budgeting and Reporting, Program and Project Management, Contract Administration, Operations and Process Development and Internal Controls. He combines strong organization and communication skills with a proven ability to develop and execute on management’s objectives.

Education:  Virginia Tech, BS, Accounting.  CPA licensed in Virginia

Location:  Washington, DC

Enjoys:  Running, Baseball, Travel

JB Meeks

JB Meek

Managing Director

Practice Areas:  Business Advisory, Operations Management, Reporting & Analysis

About: JB is an advisor to businesses in growth and transition stages, leveraging over two decades of his extensive multi-industry expertise and record of operational improvements for efficiency-minded management teams. He has served as a director of operations for the National Automobile Dealers Association, WellDoc, and MobileAccess Networks, where he built the back office, planning, delivery, and support capabilities of the company to position it for successful exit.  His experience includes building new business units, process engineering, operations management, funding, asset sales, and acquisitions.

Education:  Washington & Lee University, BA, Economics

Location:  Washington, DC

Enjoys:  Cycling, Backpacking, Golf, Skiing, Grilling

Parag Singh

Parag Singh

Managing Director

Practice Areas:  Business Development, Technology Strategy, and Network Engineering

About:  Armed with more than two decades of sales, professional services, and management experience in the Telecom industry, Parag addresses industry needs with innovative solutions and high-quality engineering expertise to get the job done with high integrity and exceptional customer service. Utilizing a blend of excellent consulting skills with an entrepreneurial discipline, Parag has built and led profitable service and software organizations with core capabilities in next generation networks, mobile devices and applications, and cloud computing, SaaS, and data analytics.  Before joining Widelity, Inc., as head of consulting division for TeleworX, LLC, Parag successfully directed multi-$Mn engineering programs in wireless, cable, and broadcasting sector in North and Latin America. His efforts forged new partnerships with technology vendors and established TeleworX to be a joint solutioning partner to Tier 1 service providers. Prior to TeleworX, Parag enjoyed a successful engineering career with Siemens, A.G. as a Senior Wireless Executive. While at Siemens, he managed concurrent large-scale mobile network design and implementation projects in Asia and Europe. His early career commenced in the wireless arena with Siemens as a RF and Network Design Engineer.

Education:  Johns Hopkins University, MBA, Strategic Management, Manipal Institute of Technology, BSEE, Electronics & Communications

Location:  Washington, DC

Enjoys:  Travel, Soccer, mixing EDM

Heather Helmig

Human Resources

Practice Areas:  Recruiting, Human Resources, IT

About:  Heather handles Widelity’s human resource needs.  From vetting applicants, to onboarding, to managing benefits, to maintaining Widelity’s top talent, she is the go-to person for all things HR.  Prior to Widelity, she was an executive assistant in the financial industry before becoming an IT/software specialist for an online learning company.

Education:  Ohio University, BS, Business Administration

Location:  Washington, DC

Enjoys:  Hanging out with her husband and 2 daughters, watching movies and reading

Lisa Libby

Lisa Libby

Finance

Practice Areas:  Finance, Accounting, Business Process, Reporting & Analysis

About:  Lisa is a project manager specializing in payroll and financial reporting with nearly 20 years of experience in the Telecom industry. After being recruited to manage HR and Payroll for Widelity in 2011, she has since sourced and implemented back-office systems for timekeeping, payroll, and contract management, and established required processes and procedures.  Lisa also provides various operational and financial reports to management as needed. Prior to Widelity, Lisa served in project management for XO Communications, NAS, and Verizon Avenue where she worked in provisioning, process engineering, business analysis, requirements, and financial and operational reporting.

Education:  James Madison University, BS, Psychology

Location:  Washington, DC

Enjoys:  Soccer, Travel, Fine Cuisine

Sanford Jewett

Consultant

Practice Areas:  Satellite, IoT, Strategy, Positioning and Business Development

About:  Sanford is a veteran of the mobile & satellite industries, having worked in various sectors of the wireless industry for over 30 years.  He helped bring into existence some of the modern telecommunications networks that today are the engine for communication and commerce worldwide, launching new services including pagers, cell phones, mobile satellite phones and broadband terminals, and more recently M2M (or IoT) solutions.  His broad experience, gained from working with a variety of network operators, gives Sanford a rich understanding of wireless technologies and business models.  Over the years, he has worked in many different countries, and held management positions in a number of functional areas — Business Development, Strategy, Marketing, and Operations. This broad exposure has afforded him an understanding of market dynamics and cultural norms, and a deep network of contacts worldwide.  On the satellite technology side, he has worked with a number of the leading MSS and FSS operators (L-Band, Ku-Band, Ka-Band, S-band.)   On the terrestrial wireless side, he has worked with cellular operators (GSM/LTE, CDMA, WiMAX) as well as cable MSOs and ISPs.

Education:  Yale University, BA, Economics

Location:  Washington, DC

Enjoys:  Hiking, Tennis, Ice Hockey, Art, Music, and Literature

Principals

Gain Bunten

principal

Practice Areas:  Managed Services and Operations Development

About:  Gain has over three decades of Telecommunications and Information Technology management experience focusing on communications product development and services development & support. Prior to joining Widelity, Gain managed his own consulting firm serving clients in the voice and IP industries and headed Service Development for Cable & Wireless’ Global Markets division serving large multinational clients in North America, Europe, and Asia. He was responsible for overseeing the implementation of an integrated global network management platform.  Establishing and developing operations centers (NOCs) in Bangalore, India and Hong Kong, Gain’s team employed a global network management platform in support of Managed Network Services products successfully serving the United States, European and Asian markets. He has extensive experience in conceptualizing and developing managed services solutions from a client’s and vendor’s perspectives.  A service operations expert with a sound grasp of developing and integrating operations process development based on ITIL with OSS tools to enhance operations staff efficiency, he is well versed in all business elements required to achieve effective operations management.  Gain is also experienced in developing business continuity and disaster recovery models and plans.

Education:  The George Washington University, MS, Telecommunications, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, BA, Biology Sciences/English – Journalism

Location:  Washington, DC

Enjoys:  Hiking, Running, Fishing, Boating, and other outdoor activities

Barry Graves

Barry Graves

Principal

Practice Areas:  Network Design and Engineering

About:  Barry has over 25 years of experience in design and deployment of wireless communications systems including public safety 2-way radio, point-to-point broadband wireless, macro cellular networks, and in-building wireless distributed antenna systems. His experience includes R&D management, product management, network engineering, site acquisition, and construction.  His previous positions include Director of Engineering at InnerWireless, Director Broadband Wireless Engineering at XO Communications, Director Broadband Wireless Engineering at Nortel Networks, and Senior Product Manager at Nortel Networks.  Barry has significant international experience having completed in-building projects in China and Hong Kong. His career has also taken him to Singapore, Pakistan, Israel and several European locations.

Education:  Texas A&M University, BS, Engineering

Location:  Austin, TX

Enjoys:  Classic Cars, Water Sports, History, College Football

Mike Laskey

Michael Lasky

principal

Practice Areas:  Media, Broadcast, Service Management

About:  Michael has over thirty years of business management and consulting experience in the technology and communications industries. Prior to joining Widelity, Mike was the Managing Director of the Stargazer Foundation developing products and services for emergency responders.  Prior to Stargazer, he developed and launched PropertyChannel.com, a joint venture of Cox Newspapers, Tribune Company, Knight-Ridder and Advance Publications. Mike also spent a number of years in television and satellite communications including time with Bell Atlantic Video Services overseeing the creation of interactive services, and managing the programming acquisition. He was Vice President of Programming at SKYPIX as well as the Director of Film Acquisition. at Showtime/The Movie Channel.

Education:  Cornell University, BA, Fine Arts, Johnson Graduate School of Management, MBA

Location:  Washington, DC

Enjoys:  Movies, Music, Fine Wine

Steve Martinez

Steve Martinez

Principal

Practice Areas:  Network Design and Engineering

About:  Steve is a senior professional with over 25 years of experience in planning, deployment, and operations of wireless and core network solutions. He has extensive direct customer experience, with multiple industries including carriers and enterprise clients in domestic and international markets.  He is PMP certified, and is fluent in both English and Spanish. Prior to joining Widelity, Steve was a Director at StarVox where he managed complex IP telephony and bandwidth projects for a variety of corporate clients. His previous experience includes Director at NORTEL, Network Deployment Director at MobileStar, Sr. Project Manager at Inner Wireless, World Wide Talk and Crown Castle.

Education:  University of Central Florida, BS, Electrical Engineering

Location:  Dallas, TX

Enjoys:  Viticulture, Fencing