Christopher J. Davis (President, CEO & Founder)
Chris brings nearly 20 years of wireless infrastructure industry experience to Varsity Wireless after beginning his career in real estate finance and accounting. Chris was a pioneer in the development of distributed antenna system (“DAS”) infrastructure for wireless carriers - operating one of the first true neutral host DAS at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, California, as well as land mark installations at Wynn Las Vegas and Boston’s subway system. Chris was also President of LCC International’s tower unit, Microcell Management, Inc., where he oversaw the development, management and ultimate sale of 196 communications facilities to Pinnacle Towers. Before making wireless infrastructure the focus of his career, Chris held senior finance and accounting positions with J. E. Roberts Companies (a Goldman Sachs venture) and Ernst and Young’s real estate group (Kenneth Leventhal & Co.), where he earned his CPA. Chris has a degree in business administration from the University of New Hampshire and lives in Boston, Massachusetts.
Brian Orlandi (Vice President & COO)
Brian contributes over 20 years of wireless industry experience to Varsity Wireless including roles in program management and operations leadership for Sprint Nextel, Bell Atlantic Mobile and AT&T Wireless. As system development manager for AT&T Wireless, he successfully managed the aggressive expansion of new cell site deployments for the Northeast region from 2000 to 2006. Brian held leadership positions in tower development at Crown Castle and outdoor DAS solutions with American Towers where he implemented real estate and regulatory standards as well as construction specifications for the burgeoning technology. Brian studied architectural technologies and construction management at Wentworth Institute of Technology. Brian is a founding member and current director of the New England Wireless Association (NEWA) and serves on the board of trustees of the Newman School in Boston, Massachusetts. He lives with his family in Stratham, New Hampshire.
Michael Ashley Culbert (Site Development Manager)
Ms. Culbert is responsible for all activities surrounding the perfection of Varsity Wireless assets including review of underwriting documentation and regulatory materials as well as implementation of quality control procedures and document management systems. She tracks and manages site development milestone completion, project financial obligations and close out documentation and procedures. Prior to joining Varsity Wireless, Michael performed development and deployment services to both carriers and their vendors for more than 20 years. She has been providing leadership and project oversight for wireless programs since 1998 including cell site hardening, modifications, new site builds, phase 1 roll outs and consolidations. Prior to her entry into wireless, Ms. Culbert spent more than 13 years in a paralegal role supporting law firms focused on corporate and commercial real estate transactions. Michael is an avid golfer and lives on the Seacoast in New Hampshire.
Francis D. Parisi, Esq. (Legal Counsel)
Fran brings a wealth of real estate law and wireless industry development experience to Varsity Wireless, that include program management consulting roles for national wireless carriers, infrastructure providers and their vendors. Over the past fourteen years, he has operated a sophisticated real estate law and consulting practice focused on offering challenging siting solutions to clients like, Sprint, Nextel, and AT&T Wireless to name a few. Prior to the formation of Parisi Law Associates, P.C., and Terracord, LLC Fran practiced Real Estate, Corporate and Securities Law at Redding & Associates, Goldenberg & Muri, and Rich, May, Bilodeau & Flaherty, P.C. Fran graduated from the University of Illinois and holds a Juris Doctorate from Boston College Law School. He lives in and is an active member of the community in Cranston, Rhode Island. Attorney Parisi is a member of the Massachusetts and Rhode Island Bar Associations.
Stephen J. Kelleher (Director of Development)
Steve has been involved in real estate development for most of his career, more recently focused in site development in the wireless industry. Prior to joining Varsity, he formed KJS Realty, Inc. (“KJS”) providing acquisition, zoning and development services to wireless carriers and infrastructure providers, like AT&T Mobility and Global Tower Partners. He also founded Vertex Towers, securing development rights on a number of sites throughout New England that were ultimately acquired by Varsity Wireless. Prior to the formation of KJS and Vertex Towers, Steve provided acquisition project management for Maxton Technologies, Tower Resource Management and American Tower Corp. maintaining and securing property and regulatory rights for numbers of tower sites and antenna locations throughout New England. Steve served in the Massachusetts Air National Guard and earned his degree in History from Bridgewater State College. Mr. Kelleher lives in Norfolk, Massachusetts.