Brian D. Jacks
Brian D. Jacks, a veteran in the wireless industry, provides leadership, strategic direction and structures for success for companies as they build lasting value for shareholders, customers, and beneficiaries of corporate philanthropy.
Applying over 25 years' experience in leading diverse teams in the telecommunications industry, including successful subsidiary launches, Brian founded BD Strategy to help promising businesses become marketplace leaders. Among his executive-level strengths, he has a reputation as a highly effective negotiator for procuring contracts and commercializing business ventures. His keen ability to account for practical and human factors and brainstorm creative solutions has gained buy-in for projects and joint ventures.
Previously, Brian provided leadership at Crown Castle International (CCI), holding positions such as President and Chairman of the Board of two Verizon Wireless joint ventures and Area President of Tower Operations where he had P&L responsibility for a 400+ national organization managing over $2B in tower assets. Brian was also the strategic and operational initiator of Crown Castle's DAS business as the President of Crown Castle Solutions. Brian served as board liaison for a number of CCI's investment interests such as Transcept and FiberTower. As VP Business Development and Strategy, he evaluated emerging technologies and their impact on Crown Castle, its customers, and the industry.
Prior to joining Crown Castle, as Executive Network Director for Verizon Wireless, Brian advanced the expansion, performance, and modernization of the New York Metro area wireless network—recognized by Consumer Reports and JD Powers as best in class. In recognition of his forward-thinking, achievement-oriented style, Brian has been asked to serve on boards and speak at industry conferences.
A long-time volunteer leader in nonprofit organizations, Brian was asked to become associate pastor of Christ Church of Montclair, New Jersey where he spearheads financial literacy education for individuals and business owners. He earned a Master's Degree in Technology Management from the University of Pennsylvania and a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Drexel University.