Leadership

DEEP INDUSTRY EXPERTS

Our leadership team has led the development, deployment, and operations of over $20 billion of broadband networks over the last 25 years

Bill Beans, Jr.
Co-founder, Chief Executive Officer
Bill is President, CEO, and co-founder of Congruex. Previously, he was the founder, Chairman and CEO of Open Range Communications, and has served as President of TeleTech Holdings and Director, President, and COO of ICG Communications. Bill was also Senior Vice President with AT&T Local Services, and he began his career in the construction business working for Peter Kiewit Sons. Bill holds his Bachelor of Science degree in Construction Engineering from the University of Nebraska - Lincoln.
Kevin O’Hara
Co-Founder, Executive Chairman
Kevin is Co-Founder and Executive Chairman for Congruex. Previously, he served as President and CEO of Integra Telecom, and he was a co-founder of Level 3 Communications, where he served as its President and Chief Operating Officer. Kevin was also President and CEO of MFS Global Network Services, and he started his career in the construction business working for Peter Kiewit Sons. Kevin holds his Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Drexel, and holds his MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.
Charles Marsh
Chief Revenue Officer
Charles is the Chief Revenue Officer leading and supporting all Congruex Business Units with National and Enterprise Relationship Strategy and Management. Additionally Charles is responsible for Revenue Assurance in partnership with each Business Unit General Manager for Congruex. Previously, he served as a Senior Vice President for Sales for Adtran, Xura, Mavenir, and Alcatel-Lucent USA, Americas, where he also served as President and Chairman. Before becoming a Senior Vice President, Charles worked in sales and operations at both Alcatel and Rockwell International. He holds his Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration from Southeastern Oklahoma State University.
Rob Reynolds
Chief Information Officer
Rob is the Chief Information Officer supporting all Congruex Business Units. He is accountable for all global technology platforms, business architecture, and related processes. Prior to Congruex, Rob was the Vice President of Next Generation Systems, Technology Strategy & New Business/Partner Acceleration for Comcast. Additionally Rob brings deep industry experience from AT&T Broadband and TCI Communications. Rob holds his Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Computer Information Systems and Quantitative Methods from Fort Hays State University, and holds his Masters in Computer Information Systems from the University of Denver.
Andy Carlson
Chief Financial Officer
Andy is Chief Financial Officer for Congruex. He has also served as CFO at zColo for the Zayo Group, where he led FP&A, accounting, mergers & acquisition and real estate. Andy also worked on Corporate Development at Zayo, focusing on mergers & acquisitions and capital markets transactions. Previously, Andy held roles in the private equity and hedge fund industries. He holds his Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration from the University of Puget Sound.
Bo Swindell
Chief of Staff to CEO
Bo is the Chief of Staff to Bill Beans, our CEO. Bo joined us from Ande where he was the VP of Business Development. Earlier in his career Bo was the Chief of Staff to the Government Sector lead at Deloitte, and he also has experience from Fernbrook Capital Management and Canopy Holdings. Bo holds his Bachelor's degree in Economics and Middle Eastern Languages and Literature from University of Virginia, and he holds his MBA & MS Design Innovation from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.
Caroline Schuster
Chief People Officer
Caroline is Chief People Officer for Congruex. She is responsible for leading and implementing the enterprise Human Capital Strategy to enable our Employees and Company to develop, grow and scale. After beginning her career at Accenture, she worked for Level 3 Communications, Time Warner Cable, Wells Fargo, and MetLife in various Human Capital roles. Caroline holds her Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration from the Cox School of Business at Southern Methodist University, and she holds her MBA from the Daniels School of Business at the University of Denver.
Lorrie Pope
General Manager, Congruex Engineering
Lorrie is the General Manager for Congruex Engineering. Previously, Lorrie co-founded CHC Consulting, providing mission critical engineering services to the telecommunications industry. She has trained engineers from the ground-up for Fiber to the Business, Fiber to the Cell Site, Lightspeed, Lightgig, One Fiber and Fiber to the Prem projects. Prior to CHC, Lorrie was an OSP Engineer at AT&T responsible for the management and design of telco facilities for residential customers.
Todd D. Briner, P.E.
General Manager, Congruex Specialty Services
Todd is General Manager of Congruex Specialty Services, comprised of Terra Technologies and CCLD subsidiaries. Previously, he was a Principal for Terra, and has served as both Vice President and Director of Operations for national engineering companies. Todd holds his Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Wisconsin - Madison.
Adam White
General Manager, White Construction
Adam is General Manager at Congruex subsidiary, White Construction, after previously serving as its President & CEO. Adam is responsible for all aspects of operations, including field operations, personnel planning and management, project logistics and coordination, equipment and vehicle placement, shop services management, material and vendor management, as well as client and consultant relations.
Chris Walker
General Manager, Southeast Utilities of Georgia
Chris is the General Manager at Congruex subsidiary, Southeast Utilities of Georgia (SEU). SEU was founded in 1997, and Chris directly lead their expansion efforts into the Florida, Georgia and South Carolina markets. SEU now operates in 5 states, and Chris is responsible for all aspects of the business.
Steve Schwing
General Manager, HHS Construction
Steve is the General Manager for Congruex subsidiary, HHS Construction. Steve co-founded HHS in 2003 and brings over 40 years of telecommunications construction experience to Congruex. Prior to HHS Construction, Steve founded VCI. He began his career as a groundman with Cidcomm Telecommunications.

Board of Directors

Bill Beans, Jr.
Co-Founder, Chief Executive Officer
Bill is President, CEO, and co-founder of Congruex. Previously, he was the founder, Chairman and CEO of Open Range Communications, and has served as President of TeleTech Holdings and Director, President, and COO of ICG Communications. Bill was also Senior Vice President with AT&T Local Services, and he began his career in the construction business working for Peter Kiewit Sons. Bill holds his Bachelor of Science degree in Construction Engineering from the University of Nebraska - Lincoln.
Kevin O’Hara
Co-Founder, Executive Chairman
Kevin is Co-Founder and Executive Chairman for Congruex. Previously, he served as President and CEO of Integra Telecom, and he was a co-founder of Level 3 Communications, where he served as its President and Chief Operating Officer. Kevin was also President and CEO of MFS Global Network Services, and he started his career in the construction business working for Peter Kiewit Sons. Kevin holds his Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Drexel, and holds his MBA from the University of Chicago Booth Business School.
Dan Kilpatrick
Crestview, Partner
Dan Kilpatrick joined Crestview in 2009 and is a partner of the firm. He has worked across a variety of sectors, including media and financial services. Prior to Crestview, Dan worked for the Yale Investments Office. Dan is currently on the board of Congruex, ICM Partners, Industrial Media, WOW! and Venerable Holdings and is a board observer of Fidelis Insurance. He was previously on the board of Accuride, Camping World Holdings, NYDJ and Symbion. Dan received an M.B.A. from Stanford Graduate School of Business, where he was an Arjay Miller Scholar, and a B.A., magna cum laude, from Yale University, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa.
Brian Cassidy
Crestview, Partner
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 strategy. Prior to Crestview, Brian worked in private equity at Boston Ventures, investing in the media and business services industries. He also worked as the acting CFO of a Boston Ventures’ portfolio company, ec-Content. Previously, Brian was an investment banking analyst at Alex. Brown & Sons, where he advised companies in the consumer and business services sectors on capital markets and M&A transactions. Brian is currently a director of Camping World Holdings, Congruex Holdings, Hornblower Holdings, ICM Partners, Industrial Media and WOW!. He was previously involved with Charter Communications, Cumulus Media, Insight Communications, Interoute Communications, NEP Group, OneLink Communications and ValueOptions. 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.
Robert Vrij
Independent Board Member, former President and Chairman of of Alcatel-Lucent USA
Robert Vrij has more than 25 years of industry experience, most recently serving as Senior Vice President of Hewlett Packard's Enterprises Group and managing director of HPE Americas.Prior to HPE, Mr. Vrij spent five years at Alcatel-Lucent USA as executive vice president and chief of global sales and marketing, as well as president and chairman of Alcatel-Lucent USA. In these roles, he was responsible for managing $15 billion in sales, as well as global alliances, marketing and communications. Prior to Alcatel-Lucent, Mr. Vrij spent nearly a decade at AT&T and Lucent Technologies, advancing from sales management to become president and CEO of Lucent Technologies for EMEA. He has also 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. Mr. Vrij earned 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
Independent Board Member, CEO of Hornblower Group
Kevin Rabbitt currently serves as the CEO of Hornblower Group. Prior to his current role, Kevin was the Chairman and CEO of NEP Group, a worldwide outsourced product partner supporting premier content producers of live sports, entertainment, music and corporate events. In such capacity, he led a team of 3500+ employees that provide superior service with a focus on technical innovation – supporting productions in over 87 countries around the world. During his tenure as NEP, he led the acquisition and integration of over 30 companies into the NEP platform. Kevin holds his Bachelor of Arts degree in Managerial Studies from Rice University, and his MBA from Harvard Business School.
John Schanz
Independent Board Member, former Chief Network Officer of Comcast Cable
John Schanz has been instrumental in building some of the world's most powerful and reliable networks. He is widely recognized as a key contributor to the massive scaling and advancement of Internet infrastructure. Mr. Schanz is currently a Senior Advisor at BBH Capital Partners, Graham Partners and TDF Ventures, and a member of the Board of LiquidSky. He previously held senior leadership positions at Comcast, Sprint, GE and AOL. As the former Chief Network Officer of Comcast Cable, Mr. Schanz led a team of 5,000 FTEs, transforming the culture and talent to champion changes from historic norms. Likewise, he scaled the world's largest 24xForever network and infrastructure, which supports five multi-billion dollar business units. Moreover, Mr. Schanz helped scale the global Internet core at Sprint, and along with his team, enabled AOL to grow into the predominant Internet Service Provider of its era. Mr. Schanz has also been a leader in cybersecurity, streamlining risk management to protect customers, employees and technology infrastructure. Mr. Schanz 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 Mr. Schanz with a Technology Leadership Award. The Chairman of the FCC has also previously appointed him to chair the FCC's Communications Security, Reliability, and Interoperability Council.