Mike is the SVP of Sales and Chief Commercial Officer for Crown Castle. Previously, Mike was a co-founder & CEO of NewPath Networks from 2004-2010. Mike has worked in the telecommunications industry for over 25 years focusing on wireless technology and infrastructure. He has gained broad experience as a wireless service provider, hardware/OEM manufacturer, and as an owner of wireless infrastructure & network operator. He has consistently worked with visionary technology products to optimize the efficiency of wireless network infrastructure.
Prior to founding NewPath Networks, Mr. Kavanagh was on the Executive Team at OpenCell Corporation (in 2003), where he oversaw the deployment of their digital neutral host hardware platform. In 1995, he co-founded Metawave Communications, a cellular infrastructure company focused on improving capacity and performance through the use of smart antennas. At Metawave, Mr. Kavanagh served in various executive roles in both sales and product management. Earlier in his career, Mr. Kavanagh worked at US WEST NewVector (now part of Verizon Wireless) and also worked overseas for Raytheon Corporation in the United Kingdom.
Mr. Kavanagh holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the Rochester Institute of Technology and a Masters in Business Administration from Seattle University.