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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.

Dave Cundiff, Executive Vice President of National Program Operations

Dave Cundiff has been in the telecommunications industry since 1990. His experience began in Jacksonville, FL with Southern Bell, leading Central Office Engineering and Operations teams. By 1993 he had moved to leadership positions in the emerging Wireless Industry where he spent the next 25 years of his professional career designing, building and operating Wireless networks for BellSouth, Cingular and AT&T. During this time, not only did he lead numerous organizations with the focus of building and evolving the wireless networks from 1st generation through to 5th Generation Technology, but he also led key strategic and operational teams in the creation of Cingular Wireless, the Acquisition and Integration of AT&T wireless, and the integration / acquisition of the Cingular Wireless network into the National AT&T global network organization.

In support of the AT&T acquisition of BellSouth, Dave led multiple teams with the purpose and goal of ensuring all operational plans and synergies were identified and achieved. Post-acquisition, Dave led the Southeast Wireline and Wireless teams, as AVP of Construction & Engineering, with direct responsibility in engineering, operations and Maintenance. In doing so, Dave was successful with achieving best in class financial and operational results.

In his most recent engagement with AT&T, Dave served as Vice President of The National HQ Construction & Engineering Program Office. He led the National Construction & Engineering Program Office with the key responsibilities for all methods and procedures associated with the wireline and wireless builds along with overall leadership of all National Build Program Management. In his HQ leadership role, Dave worked closely with the leaders of Finance, Strategy, and Business Development teams within AT&T to support and lead future strategic planning and tactical execution.

In 2018, after 28 year with AT&T, Dave retired and began his second career with MasTec Network Solutions as Executive Vice President of National Program Operations. In this leadership role, Dave leads the National Program Office in support of the Multi-Carrier Wireless Construction and Engineering strategic and tactical initiatives.

Throughout the years Dave has been a leader, mentor and friend to many in the Wireless Industry.

John Vento, Executive Vice President

John Vento is MasTec Network Solutions Executive Vice President. 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.

Ranjit Verma, Executive Vice President

Ranjit Verma leads Technology and Network Strategy, responsible for developing services for new technologies like 5G, Private LTE, IOT and network virtualization through M&A and partnerships.

Ranjit has over 25 years of rich and diverse experience in technology strategy, digital transformation, service management, operations excellence, merger & acquisitions, and strategic partner management supporting Telco Network ecosystem from RF planning, design, BSS, OSS, NOC, RF optimization, transport – microwave and fiber, EPC, core, analytics, R&D and service management supporting all technologies.

Ranjit joined MasTec Network Solutions in February 2019 and played a pivotal role in the acquisition of QuadGen Wireless Solutions. He previously worked in startup companies like B.yond, Tellius and Celcite where he ran Global Services leading to successful acquisitions. Working for Amdocs, Ranjit lead teams across the globe including in South America, NAM, EMEA and APAC.

Ranjit obtained his Bachelor of Engineering in Electronics and Telecommunications from India. He migrated to US seeking the American dream and is now settled in Ashburn, Virginia.

Ramon Mas, Senior Vice President

Ramon is currently Senior Vice President at MasTec Network Solutions.

In this role, he is responsible for heading the Professional Services organization which is comprised of multiple divisions; including the Network Services Group providing EF&I/Data Center services, the Engineering Group providing outside and inside plant design services, and MasTec’s International Telecom Operations with a focus on Latin America.

In addition, Ramon provides support to MasTec’s Mergers and Acquisition activity for the Communication Group.

Since joining MasTec in 1994, Ramon has held several senior management positions, assisting MasTec’s corporate leadership in implementing administrative and operational procedures for various MasTec divisions nationwide.

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 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.