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.
Jarrod Watson Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Watson joins the company with more than 20 years of corporate financial leadership experience with large organizations including Fortune 500 companies Yum Brands (NYSE: YUM) and McKesson (NYSE: MCK).
Prior to joining ADDvantage Technologies, Mr. Watson served as Chief Financial Officer of Southland Holdings, a large privately held heavy civil construction company. In that role, he led all departments of finance, accounting, treasury and human resources. During his time there, he led several large transformation initiatives designed to position the company for growth. Prior to that, he served as Head of Business Analytics & Forecasting for Pizza Hut US, a Yum! Brands subsidiary, the largest restaurant company in the world. In that role he led all areas of financial analysis and forecasting. Mr. Watson has also held financial leadership roles with increasing levels of responsibility for several companies prior to that. One notable example includes ADC Telecommunications (currently operating as part of Commscope [NASDAQ: COMM]), a publicly traded telecommunications equipment manufacturer.
Mr. Watson received an MBA from the Owen Graduate School of Management at Vanderbilt University and is licensed as a Certified Public Accountant.
Jimmy TaylorPresident – Wireless
Mr. Taylor is a 35-year veteran of the wireless infrastructure and telecommunications industries. He has extensive experience in both operational leadership and business development, creating a solid foundation for process improvement as well as organic and transactional growth. Mr. Taylor has held multiple senior leadership roles, especially in site development and deployment. He started his career at Houston Cellular and PrimeCo PCS and then joined Crown Castle International, one of the world’s largest tower asset management companies. He was the Regional VP of Southwest Operations for Crown Castle for almost 10 years, where he was responsible for site development, deployment and leasing operations. He was VP of Site Development at Goodman Networks and President of the Teltech Group and Cotton Telecom. His robust experience and contacts in the wireless infrastructure services industry will help Fulton reach its full potential as the industry prepares for significant growth related to 5G.
Mr. Taylor holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Texas at Austin and a Bachelor of Arts from Angelo State University.
Reginald Jaramillo President of Telecommunications
Mr. Jaramillo began his career with ADDvantage Technologies in 2019 serving as the company’s Director of Financial Planning and Analysis where he developed planning and analysis processes from the ground up. He was born into an entrepreneurial family and grew up working in the Leal’s Mexican Foods family restaurant businesses located in West Texas and Eastern New Mexico. Subsequently, he spent five years working in the financial services industry for Wells Fargo Financial and American General Financial Services. Prior to joining the company, Mr. Jaramillo worked for 15 years in the telecommunications industry for Cox Communications, Time Warner Cable and most recently Suddenlink Communications (Operated by Altice USA NYSE: ATUS) where he spent 10 years serving in various fiscal and operational leadership role, which included VP of Fiscal Operations, VP of Business Planning, and VP of Field Operations
Mr. Jaramillo graduated from New Mexico Military Institute. He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from Midwestern State University, an MBA from Texas Tech University, and is nearing completion of a Master of Science in Accounting from Texas A&M University-Commerce.
Scott A. FrancisChief Accounting Officer
Scott A. Francis has been a Vice President since September 15, 2008, our corporate secretary since August 6, 2009, and our Chief Accounting Officer since March, 2019. From September 15, 2008 through March, 2019, Mr. Francis served as our Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Francis has over 25 years of finance and management experience. Prior to joining ADDvantage, he served as a controller of accounting at Vanguard Car Rental USA, Inc. from June 2004 until September 2008. Prior to that, he served as manager of financial reporting for WilTel Communications, Inc. from 1997 through May 2004. Mr. Francis is a certified public accountant with a bachelor of business administration degree in accounting from Oklahoma State University.