Joseph E. HartChief Executive Officer
Joseph E Hart was appointed as our President and Chief Executive Officer in October 2018. Mr. Hart served in this capacity on an interim basis beginning in July 2018. Prior to joining the Company, from November 2015 to March of 2018, Mr. Hart was the CEO of Aero Communications, Inc., which was a private equity owned company that performed installation, maintenance, and network design and construction for the telecommunications industry. From 2006 – 2014, Mr. Hart served as the Executive Vice President of Network Infrastructure Services and Wireless Operations for Goodman Networks, Inc., a provider of end-to-end network infrastructure, professional services and field deployment to the wireless telecommunications industry. For the previous 25 years, Mr. Hart served in various executive leadership positions for AT&T and other various telecommunication and wireless companies. Mr. Hart holds a master’s of science degree in Systems Management from the University of Southern California and Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Baldwin-Wallace College. Mr. Hart’s extensive management experience in operations and corporate strategy in the telecommunications industry allows him to provide significant input to our Board of Directors and develop and grow our management team.
Michael Rutledge Chief Financial Officer
Michael Rutledge joined the Company as Chief Financial Officer and Secretary in September 2021 with more than 16 years in senior financial leadership as Chief Financial office and Vice President of Finance at both public and private organizations. Mr. Rutledge began his career in the Audit and Assurance Services practice of EY before entering the corporate world.
He has three decades of experience in corporate accounting and finance, including expertise in public offerings, SEC reporting, mergers and acquisitions, Sarbanes Oxley, treasury management, process improvement, and all phases of audit, tax, and reporting. Additionally, he has served on several Boards and led negotiations of senior debt restructurings. He is a CPA in the State of Texas and received his B.B.A. in accounting from Texas A&M University.