What We Do

Rivada Networks’ Dynamic Spectrum Arbitrage technology turns networks into markets. With demand for mobile data growing at nearly 50% a year, we face an urgent need to use wireless spectrum and networks more efficiently. Rivada’s technology answers that need.

Dynamic Spectrum Arbitrage allocates LTE network resources to wholesale buyers of wireless bandwidth, while its Open Access Market allows bidders to buy that bandwidth a year out, a month out, or in real time in response to projected demand and market conditions. The Open Access Market, modeled on the successful and proven markets for electricity supply, radically lowers the barriers to entry into the wireless market by ensuring that supply and demand are matched every hour of the day, on every cell site on a network. This in turn makes possible a wide range of new business models to take advantage of that bandwidth.

The current market for mobile data is dominated by the carriers’ monthly per-device subscription charges. But these fail to capture the full diversity of potential uses for mobile data. Growth in mobile-data demand in the coming years will be dominated by machine-to-machine communications and Internet-of-things applications. Many of these new uses stand to benefit greatly from the ability to buy inexpensive capacity at times and places where networks are currently underutilized. Even traditional operators will be able to provide better, faster and more consistent service when they can buy capacity on an as-needed basis.

We can’t make any more wireless Spectrum But we can use it better. Much Better.

Our Technology

OPEN ACCESS MARKET
OPEN ACCESS MARKET

Rivada’s Open Access Market brings fairness, transparency and ease of access to anyone who wants to keep the world connected wirelessly. Rivada’s technology allows 4G bandwidth to be purchased a year ahead, a month ahead or in real time, offering unprecedented flexibility in how networks are used, managed and owned. To learn more about what Open Access means for the future of wireless, please see this paper by
Prof. Peter Cramton: www.openaccesswireless.com

DYNAMIC SPECTRUM SHARING
DYNAMIC SPECTRUM SHARING

Dynamic Spectrum Sharing Wireless spectrum is too valuable and too scarce not to be shared. But sharing doesn’t need to mean Wi-Fi-style anarchy. Rivada’s patented spectrum-sharing technology is called Dynamic Spectrum Arbitrage. It allows any 4G network — or any part of that network, down to a single base station — to serve your customers for the duration of a lease. Those leases could last an hour — or a year.

ENHANCED LOCATION-BASED SERVICES
ENHANCED LOCATION-BASED SERVICES

Your smartphone knows where you are. Sort of. Some of the time. Other times, its best guess about your location is a big blue circle that could encompass several city blocks. Rivada’s Enhanced Location-Based Service yields at least a five-fold improvement in location accuracy, even when a GPS signal is unavailable. Coming soon to a smartphone near you.

Unused Bandwidth is
Highly Valuable

Our People

Board of Directors

Declan J. Ganley

CEO, Rivada Networks

Declan is primarily a telecommunications entrepreneur, having built businesses across Europe, Russia, and the United States. Representing Rivada Networks, Declan received the Louisiana National Guard Distinguished Civilian Service Medal for his work during Hurricane Katrina.

Michael P. Jackson

Former Deputy Secretary US Dept of Homeland Security

Michael Jackson served as Deputy Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security from 2005 until 2007. In this role, Mr. Jackson served as Department of Homeland Security’s chief operating officer, with responsibility for managing the day-to-day operations.

GENERAL RICHARD B. MYERS

Former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff

General Myers became the fifteenth Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff on Oct. 1, 2001. In this capacity, he served as the principal military advisor to the President, the Secretary of Defense, and the National Security Council.

PETER GOLDSCHEIDER

Managing Partner EPIC (Investment Bank)

Peter Goldscheider has 25 years’ experience as a senior executive in finance. Before jointly establishing EPIC, he was Vice President for Marketing and Sales and Member of the Board of Zürich Kosmos Insurance Company in Austria. He began his professional career with IBM Austria.

GEORGE FORESMAN

Former Under Secretary US Dept of Homeland Security

George Foresman was confirmed by the United States Senate in December 2005 as America’s first Under Secretary of Preparedness at the Department of Homeland Security. On March 31, 2007 he became the first Under Secretary for National Protection and Programs at DHS.

ADMIRAL JIM LOY

Former Dept Sec US Dept of Homeland Security

Admiral Loy completed a 45-year career in public service in 2005, retiring as the first Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security, a position that he held from 2003 to 2005. In this capacity, he was involved in all aspects of consolidating 22 separate agencies into one unified cabinet department as well as managing the day-to-day activities of the agency.

FIELD MARSHAL THE LORD GUTHRIE

Former Chief of the Defence Staff, United Kingdom

Field Marshal Guthrie was Chief of the Defense Staff in the United Kingdom between 1997 and 2001 and Chief of the General Staff of the British Army between 1994 and 1997. He is a member of the House of Lords. He was created a life peer after retiring as Chief of the Defence Staff.

DON DE MARINO

Chairman US Arab Chamber of Commerce

Don De Marino is an international businessman and former government official. He served as Deputy Assistant Secretary of Commerce and as Director of the U.S.-Saudi Joint Economic Commission. He is presently Chairman of the National U.S.-Arab Chamber of Commerce.

Gabriela Lippe-Holst

CEO of Acqupart AG

Gabriela co-founded Acqupart and Acqufin, two international investment management companies, and currently serves as the Chairperson of the Board at Acqupart and CEO of Acqufin. Prior to this, Gabriela spent nearly 15 years at Swiss Re between Zurich and New York where, as a Managing Director, she held legal and risk management responsibilities that extended to Latin America.

Gov. Jeb Bush

Former governor of Florida

Jeb Bush was the 43rd governor of the state of Florida, serving from 1999 through 2007. Prior to and after his tenure as Governor, Bush was actively involved in the private sector helping to build the largest full service real estate company in South Florida and owning and operating successful consulting and investing businesses.

Gov. Martin O’Malley

Former governor of Maryland

Governor O'Malley served two terms as Governor of Maryland from 2007-2015. Prior to that, he served two terms as Mayor of Baltimore. He co-chaired the National Governors Association's Task Force on Homeland Security and was the first Maryland governor to deliver interoperable radio communications for all of Maryland's first responders.

Senior Management

Joseph J. Euteneuer

Co-CEO & CFO Americas

Prior to joining Rivada Mr. Euteneuer served as Chief Financial Officer of Sprint Corporation from April 2011 until December 2015. Over the course of his nearly 25-year career in telecom and media, Euteneuer has held CFO and EVP positions at Sprint, Qwest Communications (now CenturyLink), XM Satellite Radio, and Comcast.

Francis O’Flaherty

Chief Operating Officer

Francis is a founding member of Rivada Networks and has over 20 years’ experience in technology planning and operations. Francis has been a part of Declan Ganley’s management team for over 14 years. Previously, Francis worked with Accenture in their High Tech Strategy practice in London.

Clint Smith

Chief Scientist

Clint has over 20 years of experience in all aspects related to fixed and wireless telecommunications including system design, project management, budgeting, operations, sales and management. He is an internationally known technical author whose books and industry trade articles are used extensively in the telecommunication industry.

Orla Fitzpatrick

Chief Financial Officer

Orla is a senior finance professional with over 20 years’ experience in the telecommunications sector. Previous senior management positions include Senior Finance Director at Nortel Networks from 1998 and Commercial Director EMEA at Ciena from 2010. She is a fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants.

Chris Moore

Head of Business Development

Chief Moore leads the Rivada business development effort. He retired as the Chief of Police of the San José Police Department after serving for over 30 years as a police officer. In 1999, Chris served one year as Counsel to U.S. Attorney General Janet Reno.

Peter CRAMTON

Chief Economist

Peter is a Professor of Economics at the University of Maryland and European University Institute. Since 1983, he has conducted widely-cited research on auction theory and practice. He has advised numerous governments on market design and has advised dozens of bidders in major auction markets.

Ken Fields

Director of Market Development

Ken has over 30 years of investment/risk management experience. He began his career on Wall Street managing proprietary capital for Shearson/Lehman Brothers and Bankers Trust, then spent 10 years as an external portfolio manager for Goldman Sachs Alternative Assets.

Brian Carney

Head of Corporate Communications

Brian is Senior Vice President for Corporate Communications. He was a member of The Wall Street Journal’s editorial board from 2004-2014 and editor of The Wall Street Journal Europe’s editorial page from 2004-2005 and 2009-2014. He has won several prestigious awards for his writing on economics and business.

Vince D’Onofrio

VP & Network Strategy Director

Vince is a 29-year veteran of the wireless industry. Among other industry milestones he directed the technical team responsible for the initial rollout of Nextel Communications across North America and functioned as regional lead for the first GSM network deployment, now part of Vodafone.

Conor Allen

Senior VP & Head of Market Technology

Conor has served as Global Head of Research and Development for NYSE Technologies, as a Director of Options Trading Strategy at Cowen & Co. Conor has over a decade of experience building low latency systems for both exchanges and trading firms.

Todd Rowley

Senior VP of Business

Todd joined Rivada after 16 years at Sprint, where he was responsible for leading certain strategic partnering and commercial deals. He also led Sprint’s strategic efforts to develop and execute a rural LTE coverage strategy through partnerships with rural and regional carriers.

Peter Campbell

Chief Information Officer

Prior to joining Rivada, Peter was CIO with Sprint Corp. His management experience includes network engineering, construction, provisioning, maintenance, regulatory matters, labor relations, customer service and finance. He has significant experience in successful vendor management, outsourcing and contract negotiations and IT transformation.

Joseph Sanzo

Chief Network Officer

Joe has more than 26 years of professional experience in telecommunications consulting, design, engineering, development and operations. He has lead the deployment and operation of major wireless networks in North America, Europe, Middle East, Asia and Australia.

Pierre Elisseeff

Chief Financial Officer, USA

Previously Pierre was vice president and business unit CFO at Sprint Corp, where he oversaw the Enterprise/Wholesale and Postpaid Consumer businesses. Pierre earned an MBA with honors from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. He also holds a PhD in engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Stephen Bye

Chief Technology Officer

Stephen has more than 24 years of experience working for wireless, cable and wireline service providers. He has served as CTO for both C-Spire and Sprint Corp, and has held various executive and engineering positions with Cox Communications, AT&T, inCode Wireless, BellSouth Corporation and BellSouth International, Optus Communications and Telstra.

Bill Esrey

Senior Vice President of Wholesale

Bill Esrey is Senior Vice President of Wholesale. Bill brings over 27 years of experience in the telecom industry working for Sprint, Ameritech, and Centel Corporations. He served in Sprint’s Global Wholesale organization as vice president of operations, product, marketing and global sales.

Mexico City

Sean Ganley

VP, Business Development

Sean is Vice President of International Business Development at Rivada Networks. Sean has 18 years of international business development, sales, and senior management experience across the telecommunications, internet and renewable energy sectors.

Eric Walker

Senior Management Team

Eric has been involved in many network roll-outs over the years. They have included Winstar Communications’ build-out for the GSA in Cincinatti and Nextlink’s roll-out in thirty NFL cities. He has worked with all major carriers, including AT&T, T-Mobile Sprint, and Verizon Wireless, as well as Microsoft’s TV white space roll-out.

Peter Tenerelli

Senior Management Team

Peter is Director of Technology Adoption. His focus for the last 15 years has been on the deployment of innovative and disruptive technologies in the telecom sector. During his 25-year career, Peter’s roles included deployment of mobile networks, process development and regulatory strategy. He has been involved in many “firsts,” including rollout of the first digital cellular and the mobile WiMAX networks.

John Meyer

VP Technical Services

John has 30-plus years of experience in the mobile communications industry. Prior to joining Rivada he spent 15 years in wireless engineering and deployment with Velocitel, Inc. He spent more than a decade with AT&T and Motorola as a software engineer.

Juan Ludlow

Head of Strategy LatAm

Juan is a mathematician, computer scientist, philosopher and inventor. He is a former executive of the Cofetel and entrepreneur with 25 years’ international experience in telecom and IT. He is devoted to the transformation of the telecom sector in Mexico.

Luis Guillermo Alarcón Lopez

CTO LatAm

Guillermo is chief network director for Rivada Mexico. He has 26 years’ experience in practically all aspects of telecom, from technical, operational, commercial, financial and strategic activities to regulation and telecommunication policy in Mexico, Latin America and worldwide.

Enhanced Location Based Services

Location, location: Rivada’s new technology will change what it means to know where we are.

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Rivada Turns Networks
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