Brings over 20 years of financial experience to company’s growing infrastructure portfolio
17 November 2020 [New York] – Transit Wireless, a leading 5G wireless infrastructure company, announced that Jeff Garte has joined the company as chief financial officer. In his senior leadership role, Garte will drive financial strategy to facilitate the company’s growing 5G infrastructure buildouts and support its expanding public-private partnerships (P3s). Garte is based in New York City and will report directly to Melinda White, chief executive officer of Transit Wireless.
“With Jeff’s background in global telecommunications and extensive financial leadership experience, he is an excellent addition to our senior leadership team,” said White. “He has thrived in high-growth, high-performance environments, and his significant expertise will be invaluable as we continue to advance our 5G-ready fiber networks in New York City and beyond.”
In his new role, Garte will be responsible for overseeing the financial strategy and leadership of the company, including FP&A, accounting and IT.
“Now is an exciting time to join Transit Wireless,” said Garte. “The demand for connectivity continues to increase, and Transit Wireless is acutely positioned to meet this need. At a time when public resources are so stretched, we provide innovative 5G technologies without adding any fiscal strain on the government or taxpayers.”
Jeff comes to Transit Wireless with more than 20 years of financial and operational experience in public and private companies. He previously served as CFO of Globecomm Systems and has held executive level financial roles at CSC Service Works, Hibernia Networks and AboveNet.
Garte earned his MBA from Columbia University in New York City and also holds a bachelor’s degree from Hamilton College located in Clinton, NY.
About Transit Wireless
Transit Wireless is a leading 5G wireless infrastructure company that provides cellular and Wi-Fi connectivity to large infrastructure projects including the New York City subway system. Transit Wireless and its majority shareholder BAI Communications, finances, designs, builds, operates and maintains wireless networks to connect millions of customers each day. The Transit Wireless subway network is an award-winning public-private partnership with the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) and provides service to all four Tier One wireless carriers. The network was honored with the Wireless Broadband Alliance (WBA) Award for ‘Best Wi-Fi Deployment to Connect the Unconnected in an Urban Environment’ and the prestigious 2018 IDC ‘Smart Cities North America Award.’ Transit Wireless is a proud supporter of the MTA and Literacy Partners annual ‘Subway Reads’ campaign and won a 2018 Honorable Mention in the MTA’s Genius Transit Challenge. Find out more about Transit Wireless at transitwireless.com.