Doug Wiest – CEO – NextEdge Networks
|Mr. Wiest has over 30 years of experience in telecom, wireless networks and tower companies. Doug, along with Titan Grove, helped form NextEdge Networks in November of 2016 as a spin-off from EdgeConneX’s wireless division, Edge Wireless. Prior to NextEdge Networks, Doug held the position of Executive Vice President at EdgeConneX since 2009 and managed Business Development and the Wireless Services Division. Prior to EdgeConneX, Doug was President and CEO of Lightower from July of 2002 until 2009, recently acquired by Crown Castle. The business began as a startup under the ownership of National Grid (NYSE:NGG), a UK-based utility company. Before engaging in the Lightower opportunity, Doug was the COO of American Tower (NYSE:AMT), the largest tower owner and operator globally. Doug managed the tower, services, manufacturing, tower lighting, RF engineering divisions as well as IT development. Doug has also held executive operating positions at Nextel, McCaw Communications and Pacific Telesis, a Regional Bell Operating Company acquired by AT&T.|
Doug has an MBA from the Marriott Business School at Brigham Young University, an MS in Telecommunications from Golden Gate University and a BS in Psychology from Brigham Young University.