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Executive Team

Rick Suarez, Group President

Rick Suarez leads MasTec Network Solutions, a worldwide telecom industry leader, as Group President. He is responsible for the financial well-being of the company, business growth, and bottom line performance. Rick has the overall responsibility for planning and implementing the strategic direction of MasTec Network Solutions.

Rick attended Florida Atlantic University where he obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering.  He is also a University of Miami alumnus where he earned his Master’s in Business Administration as well as his Master’s in Industrial Engineering.

Rick began his career in telecommunications with Southern Bell in Florida in 1988.He held various positions including Outside Plant Engineer, Planner, Construction Manager, Digital Loop Carrier Manager, Director of Engineering and Construction and General Manager. As Vice President of Construction and Engineering at AT&T, Southeast, Rick was responsible for the planning, design and construction of wireline and wireless communication, data and video network for the AT&T Southeast Region.

Rick worked as an engineer for many years before choosing to move into construction management, overseeing thousands of technicians. “I wanted to work with the people who were building what I designed,” he said, foregoing a progression into the corporate workforce. Rick joined MasTec Network Solutions in 2011 and has continued to build upon his reputation as a compassionate leader, always ensuring the best for employees and customers by instilling an employee covenant built on mutual respect and trust.Personally experiencing every facet of the telecom industry helped him develop into a leader known for his deep appreciation of MasTec’s employees and the challenging work they perform every day.



John Vento, Executive Vice President – East

John Vento is MasTec Network Solutions Executive Vice President – East. In his role John is responsible for Deployment and Project Management Organization, which includes network design, engineering, site development, site construction and integration services across the United States and Puerto Rico.

John Vento’s diverse telecommunications career began in 1986. After obtaining a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting and Finance from the University of Bridgeport in Connecticut, John began his career in cable television where he held various positions, responsible for outside plant engineering and construction, customer installation and operations. During his career John has held executive management positions with cable television operators, wireless carriers, start-up telecommunication service organizations and large national OEM and turnkey service companies operating in the United States, the Caribbean and in Western Europe.

Later John led business unit start-ups, development and operational turnaround of large national service organizations. Additionally John’s background includes financial management, business development, mergers and acquisitions as well as construction and engineering.



Ramon Mas, Senior Vice President

Ramon Mas currently leads the MasTec Network Solutions M&A (Mergers and Acquisition) initiative.  He also heads up LaunchPad Services, which is comprised of Site Acquisition and A&E services.  Additionally, Ramon is responsible for International Telecom operations with a focus on Latin America.

Since joining MasTec in 1994, Ramon has held several senior management positions and has contributed to the implementation of administrative and operational procedures for various MasTec divisions nationwide. Ramon is credited with developing the Wireless and Central Office (EF&I) service lines within MasTec and later served as President of the Network Services group, which encompassed Wireless, EF&I and Enterprise Network Services.



Todd R. Smith, Chief Financial Officer

Todd serves as MasTec Network Solutions Chief Financial Officer. In his role as CFO, he maintains the financial controls in the markets, as well as ensures the accuracy of project accounting. During his tenure, Todd has played a critical role in the integration of acquired companies by streamlining accounts, cutting costs and redundancies, and implementing new processes and systems.

Todd joined MasTec Network Solutions as the Director of Operational Finance in June 2011 and was promoted to CFO in 2015.

Todd became a Certified Public Accountant in 1996 after graduating with a Bachelor’s of Arts in Accounting from Wofford College in Spartanburg, SC. Todd entered the telecom industry in 2002, working on the Cingular Wireless account for Ernst & Young, LLP. Todd enjoyed a progressive tenure at Ernst & Young starting as a Staff Accountant, being promoted to a Senior Accountant, Manager, and finally Assurance and Advisory Senior Manager.

Todd relocated to Atlanta, GA in order to work on the Cingular Wireless, now AT&T, account for Ernst & Young and his interest in telecom grew from there. “Telecom is always going to be changing and expanding. It is always reinventing itself; never getting stale.”

His success and enthusiasm for telecom drew attention from Commnet Supply, who recruited him to be their Chief Financial Officer in 2005. In his five years at Commnet Supply, Todd devised and implemented cost reduction programs that consolidated multiple locations and resulted in a 20% decrease in fixed costs.

Todd believes that MasTec is well positioned to capitalize on all of the opportunities that come from the change and perpetual growth of the telecom industry.



Jason Noseworthy, Business Development Vice President

Jason Noseworthy is the Senior Vice President of Sales, responsible for sales strategy and execution, business development support, and coaching and performance management for a team of sales executives.

Jason began his extensive career as a field engineer traveling the world for Qualcomm. He has managed teams and implemented complex telecommunications projects domestically and in over 36 countries internationally.

From leading 22X IBSC cutover activity to 22X SBSC in Chelyabinsk, Russia, to CDMA equipment certification in Telekom, Indonesia, Jason has seen telecommunications in ways that most domestic-based leaders have not. In his role as Director of Technical Marketing at Ericsson Wireless, he managed a team of domestic and international technical professionals, spearheading global marketing activities.  His experience integrating technology while navigating varying cultures in so many international communities, helped to round out his leadership style, eventually driving him into a marketing and sales career.

Jason joined MasTec Network Solutions in 2014 and has worked diligently to build and strengthen national customer relationships. His focus on providing business development support for prospecting, marketing, and closing has helped bolster MasTec Network Solutions’ place as a leader in the telecommunications infrastructure industry.

Originally from Alberta, Canada, Jason, his wife, and two sons live in San Diego, California, and enjoy their time together surfing, snowboarding, hiking and golfing. He enjoys taking his family to many of the international destinations he has explored over the years.