Co-Founder and Executive Vice President of Operations
Bernard Borghei is the Co-Founder and Executive Vice President of Operations at Vertical Bridge. Mr. Borghei is responsible for Vertical Bridge’s daily operations, engineering services, regulatory compliance, vendor management and human resources, including the company’s health and safety and ESG programs. He has nearly 30 years of experience in wireless and telecommunications infrastructure.
As EVP of Operations, Mr. Borghei directs the firm’s emerging technologies initiatives, including in-building wireless and edge computing micro data centers, as Vertical Bridge continues to bring innovative infrastructure solutions to the telecommunications industry. In addition, Mr. Borghei directs Vertical Bridge’s ESG program, including its status as a CarbonNeutral® company, its renewable energy solutions and its efforts to ensure a diverse and equitable workforce (DEI program).
Prior to co-founding Vertical Bridge, he served as Senior Vice President and Partner at Global Tower Partners, which at the time of its sale to American Tower for $4.8 billion in 2013, was the largest private tower company in the U.S. In his role, Mr. Borghei ran domestic and international market operations for a portfolio of more than 6,500 towers and 12,000 managed properties. He also oversaw all new site development in the LATAM markets. Earlier in his career, Mr. Borghei held executive and senior management positions at several wireless operators and service providers including SkyBitz, Wireless Facilities, Inc., Western Wireless International, and at Triton PCS. Mr. Borghei has held executive and senior management roles running various business units in the US, LATAM, and EMEA.
Mr. Borghei has a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Villanova University and an MBA in global management from the University of Phoenix. He serves on the Advisory Boards for the Villanova School of Engineering Entrepreneurship program and College of Engineering; the Board of Governors of the National Wireless Safety Alliance; the Board of Directors of the Tower Family Foundation, serving as Chairman of its Endowment Committee; and the Board of Directors for FreshWave Group, a U.K.-based digital infrastructure company owned by DigitalBridge (NYSE: DBRG).