The management team has extensive experience managing and growing portfolios of long-term, diversified, real property and critical infrastructure assets and businesses.
William H. Berkman is the Co-Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Company. Mr. Berkman is an entrepreneur and investor in the communications, media, technology and energy industries. Mr. Berkman previously served as the Co-Managing Partner at Associated Partners and its predecessor partnership, Liberty Associated Partners, LP, both investment partnerships with Liberty Media Corporation that own controlling interests in wireless communications infrastructure companies AP Wireless Infrastructure Services, LLC and AP Towers, LLC. Mr. Berkman has co-founded multiple other telecommunications companies, such as Current Group, Teligent, Inc. and Nextel Mexico. Mr. Berkman previously served as a member of the board of directors for public companies IAC/InterActiveCorp, Liberty Satellite & Technology, Inc. and Teligent, Inc. Mr. Berkman previously served as an independent director of Empire State Realty Trust, Inc., a publicly-traded NYSE listed company. He also serves as a member of the board of directors for The Partnership for New York City and the Partnership’s Fund for New York City. Mr. Berkman holds multiple patents for smart electric grid and communications systems. He has an A.B. from Harvard University, and in 1997, his family established the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard Law School. Mr. Berkman is a member of the 2009 class of Henry Crown Fellows at the Aspen Institute. Mr. Berkman’s role as our CEO, his experience with the AP Wireless business for the ten years preceding the APW Acquisition, his experience in the real estate and telecommunications industries generally and serving on public and private boards qualifies him to serve on our Board of Directors.
Scott G. Bruce is the President of the Company. Mr. Bruce previously served as Managing Director of Associated Partners, a private investment partnership focusing on creating, operating and investing in wireless communications companies, since its inception in 2006. He also serves as the chief executive officer of AP WIP Investments. Mr. Bruce serves as an independent director of Uniti Group, Inc., a publicly-traded NASDAQ-listed company. Previously, Mr. Bruce was General Counsel and Secretary of Associated Group, Inc., a publicly-traded company that owned various communications businesses, from 1994 to 2000, when it was sold to AT&T/Liberty Media. He also served as Vice President and General Counsel of Associated Communications Corporation, a publicly-traded predecessor company to Associated Group, from 1992 to 1994. Prior to joining Associated Partners, Mr. Bruce practiced corporate law at Wolf, Block, Schorr and Solis-Cohen in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania from 1987 to 1992. Prior to that, he worked as an auditor in the New York office of Touche Ross & Co. (predecessor to Deloitte) from 1983 to 1985. In connection with Mr. Bruce’s responsibilities at Associated Partners, he has held various board memberships at private companies. Mr. Bruce holds an A.B. in History from Colgate University, an M.S. (Accounting) from the New York University Stern School of Business and a J.D. from the Villanova University School of Law. Mr. Bruce’s operational, management and investment expertise has been gained through years of experience as both an executive and lawyer in the telecommunications and communications infrastructure industries.
Richard I. Goldstein is the Chief Operating Officer of the Company. Mr. Goldstein previously served as Managing Director of Associated Partners, a private investment partnership focusing on creating, operating and investing in wireless communications companies, since its inception in 2006. He also serves as the chief operating officer of AP WIP Investments. Mr. Goldstein currently also serves as lead director of Franklin Square Energy Partners, a position he has held since March 2015. Mr. Goldstein also serves as a member of the board of directors of FS KKR Capital Corp. and FS KKR II Capital Corp. Prior to joining Associated Partners, Mr. Goldstein was vice president of The Associated Group, Inc., or AGI, publicly-traded owner and operator of communications-related businesses and assets. While at AGI, he was responsible for operating AGI’s cellular telephone operations. Mr. Goldstein has served as a director of Ubicquia since 2017. Mr. Goldstein served as a director of Intellon Corporation prior to its acquisition by Atheros Communications, Inc. Mr. Goldstein received a B.S. in Business and Economics from Carnegie Mellon University and received training at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Management Information Systems. Mr. Goldstein has extensive experience as a senior executive and in negotiating investment transactions in a variety of industries, including in the energy industry.
Glenn J. Breisinger is the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of the Company. Mr. Breisinger previously served as the Chief Financial Officer of Associated Partners, a private investment partnership focusing on creating, operating and investing in wireless communications companies, since its inception in 2006, as well as the Chief Financial Officer of LAP since 2000. He also serves as the chief financial officer of AP WIP Investments. He formerly served as the Chief Financial Officer of ChemImage Corporation, as well as a member of the Board of Directors of PEG Bandwidth, LLC. Mr. Breisinger was the Assistant Secretary and Assistant Treasurer of Associated Group, Inc., a publicly-traded company that owned various communications businesses, from 1994 to 2000. Mr. Breisinger served as Chief Financial Officer of domestic cellular telephone operations for Associated Communications Corporation from 1993 to 1994. From 1982 to 1993, Mr. Breisinger was employed by Ernst & Young, most recently as a Senior Manager where he was responsible for the coordination of professional services in the areas of auditing, accounting, federal and state income tax services, and management consulting. Mr. Breisinger is a Certified Public Accountant and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Duquesne University.
Jay L. Birnbaum is the General Counsel of the Company. Mr. Birnbaum previously served as General Counsel of the portfolio companies of Associated Partners, a private investment partnership focusing on creating, operating and investing in wireless communications companies, since 2011. In 2011 Mr. Birnbaum started his own legal practice, EMG Legal Services, providing outside general counsel services for telecommunications, green energy, and technology companies as well as private equity investors. This included serving as the general counsel for AP Wireless as well as other portfolio companies of Associated Partners, PEG Bandwidth, LLC and AP Towers, LLC. Mr. Birnbaum became an employee of AP Service Co., an affiliate of Associated Partners, in 2014 and continued to serve as general counsel of these companies. Previously, Mr. Birnbaum was the Senior Vice President and General Counsel of Current Group, LLC, a portfolio company of Associated Partners and a developer of broadband over power line and electric distribution smart grid technologies. Prior to that Mr. Birnbaum spent nearly 15 years in private law practice in Washington, DC specializing in telecommunications, first as an associate at what is now Arent Fox LLP and then at Skadden, Arps, Slate Meagher & Flom LLP, where he became a partner and co-head of that firm’s communications practice focused on domestic and international transactional, regulatory and legislative matters involving the telecommunications industry.
Mr. Hasselman became co-CEO of AP WIP Holdings, LLC, AP WIP Investments Borrower, LLC, AP Wireless Investments I, LLC, AP WIP Tower, LLC, AP Wireless Infrastructure Partners, LLC and AP WIP International Holdings, LLC (collectively, the “AP Wireless Operating Subsidiaries”) in December 2019. Previously, Mr. Hasselman had been President of the AP Wireless Operating Subsidiaries since 2011, in charge of both U.S. and international operations. Prior to that he was Managing Director of the business since co-founding it in 2010. All told, Mr. Hasselman has more than 20 years of experience as an executive in the real estate and wireless infrastructure industries. In May 2007, Mr. Hasselman co-founded Vertical Capital Group, LLC, which originated investments in telecommunications infrastructure assets on behalf of RFS Capital, LLC and for which he served as President until co-founding the AP Wireless business. Prior to that Mr. Hasselman opened and managed an office for Wireless Capital Partners, LLC, then a leading U.S. telecom lease acquisitions firm. In December 2003, Mr. Hasselman founded U.S. Home and Loan, Inc., a subsidiary of Windsor Capital Mortgage Corporation, then one of the largest mortgage brokerage firms in the United States. Mr. Hasselman attended Minnesota State University and San Diego State University.
Mr. Langeland became co-CEO of the AP Wireless Operating Subsidiaries in December 2019. Previously, Mr. Langeland had been an Executive Vice President and senior counsel for the AP Wireless operating subsidiaries, overseeing the legal and underwriting functions within the AP Wireless business, including leading the efforts to enter, and to formulate asset acquisition structures in, new jurisdictions. Mr. Langeland joined AP Wireless in October 2010. His legal experience covers areas such as structured finance, commercial real estate, and civil litigation. Before joining the AP Wireless business, Mr. Langeland worked for a small law firm in San Diego, California. Mr. Langeland is a cum laude graduate of Thomas Jefferson School of Law and holds a B.S. in Economics from the University of Utah in Salt Lake City.