CHICAGO, September 18, 2018 – ExteNet Systems, the largest private developer, owner and operator of Distributed Networks (DNS) enabling advanced mobile and broadband connectivity across the United States, today announced the appointment of Richard Coyle as Chief Development Officer. Coyle succeeds Eric Lekacz, who will be leaving the company to pursue new opportunities. Lekacz’s last day at the company will be September 21, 2018.
“My 16-year journey with ExteNet is something that I am incredibly proud of,” said Lekacz. “While the decision to move in a new direction was a difficult one, it makes it much easier knowing that company is in great hands under the leadership of Rich and Jim Hyde, the new CEO.”
“Eric has done an excellent job leading ExteNet System’s growth since its inception,” said Hyde. We wish Eric success in whatever opportunity he chooses to pursue next, and we could not ask for a better person to be his successor than Rich Coyle.”
Coyle is an industry veteran with two decades of experience helping to grow and improve the operations, finances and market positions of businesses in the telecommunications sector. Most recently, he served as Operating Partner for Fiber at Digital Bridge Holdings, LLC where was responsible for executing the firm’s investments in global fiber networks and businesses. Prior to his work with Digital Bridge, Coyle was Senior Vice President of Network Operations at Wilcon, where he helped build the company into a leading fiber provider in Los Angeles. Previously, Coyle was Senior Vice President of Operations at Zayo Group and held management roles at American Fiber Systems, IDACOMM and Sierra Pacific Resources.
“It’s a great time to be in the wireless industry as the demand for distributed networks continues to increase at an unprecedented rate,” said Coyle. “ExteNet Systems has a great opportunity to grow and set new standards across the industry. I’m very excited to join the team and work together to achieve our shared vision for the future of the company.
About ExteNet Systems, Inc.
Lisle, IL-based ExteNet Systems, Inc. designs, builds, owns and operates communications infrastructure solutions, including distributed networks (DNS), for use by its customers across the United States. Customers today include wireless carriers, broadband providers, property owners, enterprises, communities and IoT companies. Primary solutions include fiber, distributed antenna systems (DAS), remote radio heads (RRH), small cells, Wi-Fi and virtualized Evolved Packet Core (vEPC). ExteNet Systems’ outdoor networks are deployed in a variety of urban, suburban and rural environments while indoor networks are typically deployed in property verticals like commercial office buildings, sports and entertainment venues, hotels and convention centers, healthcare facilities and transit systems. For more information, please visit www.extenetsystems.com.
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