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About

Overwhelming demand at the network edge is causing unprecedented investments by wireless, wireline, MSO and content companies. This investment is expected to continue indefinitely.

Congruex is a group of seasoned industry executives bringing together leading engineering and construction companies across the US. Congruex is a company with unique capabilities built on experiences ranging from network development, engineering, construction and operations. Our customers benefit from the integral capabilities that the Congruex companies offer as a single discipline, or as a turn-key solution.

Congruex is backed by Crestview Partners.  Founded in 2004, Crestview is a value-oriented private equity firm focused on the middle market. The firm is based in New York and manages funds with over $7 billion of aggregate capital commitments. The firm is led by a group of partners who have complementary experience and distinguished backgrounds in private equity, finance, operations and management. Crestview has senior investment professionals focused on sourcing and managing investments in each of the specialty areas of the firm: media, industrials, energy and financial services. For more information: www.crestview.com.

SERVICES

We empower our partners with innovative turn-key solutions and complete self-perform capabilities.

Network Development
Underground Construction Services
Wireless and Wireline
Aerial Construction Services
Emergency Response
Cable Placement, Splicing, Testing & Activation

LEADERSHIP

Our team has lead the development, deployment and operations of over 20 billion dollars of broadband networks over the last 25 years.

 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Bill Beans, Jr, Co-Founder, CEO
Bill Beans, Jr, Co-Founder, CEO

With more than 28 years’ leadership experience in building and operating businesses, Mr. Beans has led both start-up and established companies. Mr. Beans is currently the President, CEO, and co-founder of Congruex, LLC, an engineering and construction company focused on the network and utility industries. Prior to co-founding Congruex, he was the founder, Chairman and CEO of Open Range Communications, a wireless company targeting rural broadband deployments in over 200 markets. Prior to Open Range, he served as President of TeleTech Holdings, one of the largest call center operators in the world. He previously served as Director, President, and COO of ICG Communications and prior to that was SVP ATT Local Services (previously Teleport Communications Group.) Mr. Beans started his career in the construction business working for Peter Kiewit Sons’.

Mr. Beans earned a BS In Construction Management from the University of Nebraska’s College of Engineering.

Kevin O'Hara, Co-Founder, Executive Chairman
Kevin O'Hara, Co-Founder, Executive Chairman

With more than 30 years’ leadership experience in building and operating businesses, Mr. O’Hara has led a number of organizations from inception through periods of rapid growth. Mr. O’Hara is currently the Executive Chairman and co-founder of Congruex, LLC, an engineering and construction company focused on the network and utility industries. Prior to starting Congruex, he served as President and CEO of Integra Telecom where he was responsible for turning around the financially troubled communications service provider. Prior to Integra, he was a co-founder of Level 3 Communications and served as its President and Chief Operating Officer, helping to lead it from its inception to $4.2 billion of annual revenue. Prior to Level 3, he served as president and CEO of MFS Global Network Services, where he helped lead the growth of MFS from a single city service provider to a provider with international reach. During his tenure at MFS, annual revenue grew from less than $10M to more than $2 billion. Mr. O’Hara started his career in the construction business working for Peter Kiewit Sons.

Mr. O’Hara currently serves on the board of directors for RigNet Communications, a NASDAQ listed company that services the oil and gas industry. He was Chairman of the Board of Elemental Technologies, the market-leading video processing technology company, until the sale of Elemental to Amazon in October 2015. He also served on the board of Integra Telecom for 5 years, including approximately one year as chairman of the board prior to being named CEO. He also serves on the Board of Trustees for Drexel University.

Mr. O’Hara earned a BSEE from Drexel University and an MBA from the University of Chicago

Brian Cassidy, Director
Brian Cassidy, Director

Brian Cassidy joined Crestview in 2004 and is a partner of the firm and a member of the Investment Committee. Brian is also the head of Crestview’s media investing strategy. Prior to Crestview, Brian worked in private equity at Boston Ventures, where he invested in companies in the media and communications, entertainment and business services industries. He also worked for one year as the acting CFO of a portfolio company. Previously, Brian was an investment banking analyst at Alex. Brown & Sons, where he completed a range of financing and M&A assignments for companies in the consumer and business services sectors. In addition to Congruex, Brian is a director of CORE Media Group, Camping World Holdings, NEP Group, Interoute Communications and WOW!. Previously, he was involved with ValueOptions, OneLink Communications, Charter Communications, Insight Communications and Cumulus Media.

Brian received an M.B.A. from Stanford Graduate School of Business, where he was an Arjay Miller Scholar, and an A.B. in physics from Harvard College.

Daniel Kilpatrick, Director
Daniel Kilpatrick, Director

Mr. Kilpatrick is a Principal at Crestview Partners and joined the firm in 2009 after receiving his Master of Business Administration from the Stanford Graduate School of Business. In addition to Congruex, Mr. Kilpatrick is currently a director of Crestview portfolio companies Camping World Holdings, Inc., the parent company of CORE Media Group and NYDJ Apparel and was previously a director of Accuride Group Holdings, Inc. and Symbion, Inc.

Mr. Kilpatrick received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Yale University.

John Schanz, Director
John Schanz, Director

For more than 30 years, John has brought together distinguished technology and business leaders to design and build the world’s most powerful and reliable networks. Currently, John is a Senior Advisor at Graham Partners and TDF Ventures and serves on the Board of directors for LiquidSky.

Previously, John served as the Chief Network Officer at Comcast, where he led 5,000 FTEs and transformed the culture and talent to champion changes from historic norms. In collaboration with his colleagues, John scaled the world’s largest 24xForever network and infrastructure, which supports five multibillion-dollar business units. Prior to Comcast, John held senior leadership positions at AOL, Transaction Network Services, MediaCenters, Sprint and GE. In his earlier days, John helped scale the global Internet core at Sprint, and his team enabled AOL to grow into the predominant Internet Service Provider of its era.

John earned an Electrical Engineering degree at Manhattan College. He is the recipient of the 2013 National Cable & Telecommunications Association Vanguard Award in Science & Technology. In 2012, InfoWorld recognized him with a Technology Leadership Award. The Chairman of the FCC appointed John to chair the FCC’s Communications Security, Reliability, and Interoperability Council.

Robert Vrij, Director
Robert Vrij, Director

Robert Vrij brings 25 years of industry experience, most recently serving as senior vice president of Hewlett Packard Enterprise’s (HPE) Enterprise Group and managing director of HPE Americas. Prior to joining HPE, Vrij spent five years at Alcatel-Lucent, where he was the executive vice president and chief of global sales and marketing as well as president and chairman of Alcatel-Lucent USA. In this role, Vrij was responsible for direct and indirect sales in 145 countries – managing $15 billion in sales, as well as global alliances, marketing, and communications. Prior to ALU, Vrij worked almost a decade at AT&T and Lucent Technologies, advancing from sales management to become president and CEO of Lucent Technologies for EMEA. He has run a small to mid-size public company and worked as an executive in start-ups such as Openwave Systems, a leading provider of software applications and infrastructure, and Genband Inc., a provider of IP solutions to service providers.

Robert holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Southwest Texas State University and a Master of Business Administration from St. Thomas University in Houston.

Kevin Rabbitt, Director
Kevin Rabbitt, Director

Kevin Rabbitt is Chairman and CEO of NEP Group, a worldwide outsourced technical production partner supporting premier content producers for live sports and entertainment. With operations across The Americas, Europe, the Middle East and Asia Pacific region, NEP’s technical services include remote production, studio production, audio visual solutions, host broadcast support, premium playout, post production and innovative software-based media management solutions.
Prior to joining NEP in 2012, Kevin served as CEO of 3 Day Blinds, a leading manufacturer and retailer of custom window coverings. Before 3 Day Blinds, he was CEO of Global Experience Specialists (GES), a face-to-face marketing and event services company based in Las Vegas. Earlier in his career, he worked as a consultant with Bain & Company. 
Kevin enjoys a long history and love of sports, both professionally and personally. His professional roles include having served as president of Texas Ice Stadium, a youth-oriented entertainment facility in Houston, Texas; worked for the Houston Rockets organization where oversaw the Texas Terror (later renamed the Houston ThunderBears), an AFL arena football team; and served as an assistant men’s basketball coach at Texas State University in San Marcos, Texas.
Kevin holds an MBA from the Harvard Business School, and earned a Bachelor’s degree in Managerial Studies from Rice University. At Rice, he was captain and point guard for the Men’s Basketball team, competing in the Southwest Conference.
A native of Overland Park, Kansas, Kevin is an avid Kansas City sports fan, including the Royals, Chiefs and Jayhawks. He supports various college basketball programs including the Rice Owls, Robert Morris Colonials, UT San Antonio Road Runners, Pitt Panthers and Henderson State Reddies. He enjoys spending time with his wife Emily and their four children. He is passionate about youth sports and a regular basketball and soccer coach for his children’s teams.

 

MANAGEMENT

Bill Beans, Jr, Chief Executive Officer

Charles Marsh, Chief Revenue Officer

Ian O’Brien, Chief Innovation Officer

Q Saeed, Chief Strategy Officer

Caroline Schuster, Chief Administrative Officer

Andy Carlson, Chief Financial Officer

Patrick Sadler, SVP, Finance & Group Controller

Adam White, President, White Construction

Keith Hall, General Manager, Congruex Technical Services

Ryan Matthews, RVP Engineering, Central & East

Lorrie Pope, RVP Engineering, West

Akshay Aggarwal, RVP Engineering, International

CONTACT

Congruex is a national leader in designing and building better networks. To learn more about Congruex, give us a call or send us your information via the form below.

Congruex HQ

2595 Canyon Blvd
Suite 400
Boulder, CO 80302
(720) 749-2318

Congruex Technical Services

4908 Golden Parkway
Suite 500
Buford, GA 30518
(678)546-4922

Congruex Engineering Services

1845 W. Orangewood Ave.
Suite 300
Orange, CA 92868
(949) 250-0004

White Construction

205 Cooper St.
Beaver Dam, WI 53916
(920)885-9932

 

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