Shervin Gerami is not your typical CEO. Sure, he trained at Harvard and Wharton. Yes, he oversees day-to-day-operations at TeleWorld Solutions and leads the company’s product and service development strategy departments. And, of course, he’s a proven entrepreneur, having previously founded and grown three companies in the IT, Internet, and Enterprise Mobility sectors, and been named an Entrepreneur of the Year finalist by Ernst & Young.
Aside from all of that, Shervin can also bring the beat. He integrates elements into his EDM tracks in the same way he plans and navigates business, ensuring that the baseline is the best it can be, and layering in the sounds one-by-one to create a sick composition. In the boardroom, his baseline comprises stellar people. He layers in an open-minded approach to problem solving, a keen understanding of operator challenges, and deep technical and business expertise. Ultimately, he composes customer solutions unlike anything else offered by other wireless integrators.
In addition to harboring an uncommon and at times unsettling ability to create an analogy out of just about anything, he also collects superheroes. Does he see himself as Superman, Batman, or the Incredible Hulk? You’ll have to ask him yourself.
Sales & Business Development
Senior Vice President, Solutions and Partners
Robert has a deep history in wireless and networked communications, beginning more than 20 years ago when he served as advanced engineering support for Comcast Metrophone, which is known today by the less-wieldy name AT&T. Today, Robert is the Senior Vice President of Solutions and Partners for TeleWorld Solutions, leveraging the company’s design, engineering, testing, and analysis offerings to provide value-rich solutions for clients.
Robert has a knack for developing client relationships in the communications industry. He’s worked as a consultant and has been a team member at Sprint, Nextel and Omnipoint Communications (then T-Mobile). Robert is also a certified mixologist and part-time home brewer. Ask him about his theory on the origination of ancient civilizations while he whips up a concoction, Tom Cruise Cocktail-style. Just don’t ask him to cheer for that Washington football team – he’s an Eagles fan all the way.
Karen K. Walker
Senior Vice President, SmallCellSite.com and Marketing
In a business that is all about improving communication, Karen is the one you want by your side. Whether she’s cultivating and strengthening relationships with clients or collaborating with coworkers, Karen’s work as Senior Vice President of SmallCellSite.com and Marketing capitalize on these communication skills. She honed her business development skills as a serial entrepreneur prior to joining Teleworld, and now she combines biz dev with sales and marcomm to bring a “forest and trees” perspective to TWS.
She could tell you all about her collaborative approach to problem solving and how she builds long-term relationships with clients. But we think she should talk about her obsession with gourmet burgers, MCM furniture, and vintage dishware. If you live in Colorado, she can also sell you a house. For real.
Senior Vice President, Business Development and Strategy
Michael brings over twenty years of experience as a senior executive with measurable results in the technology arena, improving corporate performance for organizations across multiple departments at Fortune 500 companies including Bloomberg, Comcast, Nextel, and Sprint. Today, Michael is the Senior Vice President of Business Development and Strategy for TeleWorld Solutions, expanding TeleWorld’s offerings into new markets such as IoT, M2M, smart cities, and the US Federal Government.
Michael is also an avid tennis player. Having played for Penn State University in his younger years, you can still find Michael out on the courts maintaining his love for the game. Just as tennis starts with love, Michael pursues his passions as a renaissance man in his love of the arts, history, and science fiction. In his spare time, he enjoys coaching his kids sports teams, entertaining company, drawing, painting, and science fiction. Leveraging Michael’s creativity, he loves working on new technological solutions and loves the Art of the Deal. Michael serves ACE’s on the tennis court – and in the board room.
Vice President, Technical Solutions
Anand is the guy at TeleWorld Solutions who has the hookup. As Vice President of Technical Solutions, he connects businesses and engineering services. He also led the development of SmallCellSite.com, a marketplace disruptor that brings carriers and property owners together (think Tinder for asset selection. Really.). Anand brings deep leadership, business development, and strategy skills with him to TWS. He spent more than two decades at Verizon Wireless, where he started his career as an associate RF engineer and rose through the ranks to become the Director of Network.
Anand’s Carolina roots run deep. He’s a Panthers and Hornets fan and is insanely loyal to his alma mater’s football and basketball teams, the University of North Carolina-Charlotte 49ers. Maybe you’ve heard of them? And no, he’s not related to Mahatma Gandhi—although the answer to that question can change after a few drinks.
Director, RF Engineering and Solutions
Craig comes to TeleWorld from Sprint’s Custom Network Solutions group where thinking outside the box was the only way to think. From oDAS to in-building, small cells to macro site development, Craig has experience in all phases of network deployment. These experiences have enabled him to easily navigate between carriers, OEMs, and third-party operators, forging long-term relationships and generating new business for TeleWorld.
Having played basketball at George Mason University and professionally abroad, Craig developed a love of all sports. Residing in Southern California, he and his family spend most weekends hiking, surfing, swimming, and team sports. As a father of three, you won’t find Craig lounging on the beach. He spends most of his free time coaching his children’s many sporting events, although he did find time to get his MBA from the Graziadio School of Business and Management from Pepperdine University.
Vice President, Design, Optimization, and Simulation
At TeleWorld Solutions, Jong-Hak Jung leads the engineering team focused on designing, building, and supporting 3G and 4G networks nationwide. He has more than a decade of experience in network design, optimization, and standardization in wireless, gained from positions at Sprint and Clearwire after graduating from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln with an M.S. in Telecommunications Engineering.
Though Jong-Hak loves network design, stick an Arnold Palmer in front of him and he’ll gladly regale you of his latest outing on the links, which was “too long ago to remember” (last weekend) where he really didn’t do “that well” (10 over par).
Vice President, LTE, VoLTE Optimization, Dimensioning, and Analytics
Bhupinder takes care of end-to-end RF engineering services for TeleWorld—everything from standardization, network design, optimization, and capacity forecasting to HetNet strategy and design. He also manages the development of customized solutions for clients, including SON validation, capacity dimensioning and forecasting, and HetNet deployment and optimization.
Prior to joining the TeleWorld team, Bhupinder designed network solutions at Clearwire, Sprint, and Motorola. Not only does he have serious engineering chops; on a coffee or tea break (black with two sugars, please), he will talk your ear off about cricket and soccer (Germany and Borussia Dortmund). Think that’s funny, do you? Good luck trying to make him laugh.
Vice President, DAS, Wi-Fi, Small Cells, and Enterprise
Scott is the leadership team’s “Jack of All Trades.” He has skills in engineering, project management, business development, and operational management. At the moment, he’s putting those skills to use by leading operations for TeleWorld Solutions’ turnkey DAS and Small Cell services and managing the company’s DAS deployment team.
Prior to joining TeleWorld Solutions, Scott spent 10 years with Sprint and Nextel Communications. His telecom experience spans a broad range of industry verticals and venue types in both the public and private sectors. But, to be honest, we’d rather have Scott cook us a meal and play us a song — he’s apparently composed more than two dozen of them.
Vice President, Technology, Benchmarking, Design, Capacity, Network Management
Matt works out of the Chicago office where he supports critical accounts and special projects. Matt brings more than 25 years of wireless experience to the team, including strategic planning, network deployment, vendor management, capacity planning, network design and optimization, and carrier certification for devices.
Matt gained most of his experience during an 18-year tenure at US Cellular. He loves Chicago sports (Blackhawks rule!) and Jeeps and vividly remembers when car phones were the height of wireless technological innovation (we secretly believe he’s keeping one in the closet, just for nostalgia’s sake).