Managing Director, Connected Venues
Piyush Raj joined SBA Communications in February 2020 and is responsible for the Connected Venues Business. He leads a team that originates, evaluates, cultivates, and develops new business opportunities utilizing our open-access architecture for Connected Venues. He and his team focus on helping building owners, developers, cities, and counties formulating a long-term technology infrastructure strategy. Piyush brings 12 years of successful experience building cross-functional teams to support and scale new lines of business. As a proven leader in business development, innovation, and product development, his experience includes commercializing new technology with large industry alliances like CBRS and creating and scaling innovative business models that deliver cost reduction and customer satisfaction. Piyush worked with major mobile network operators in various engineering roles designing and optimizing dense wireless networks. He then spent eight years in different management positions at American Tower in their in-building business unit. He was the Senior Director of Innovation, leading all innovation efforts to scale this business.
Piyush holds a Master of Science in Computer Science, Networking and Telecommunication from the University of Texas and an MBA with a concentration in Entrepreneurship and Finance from Kenan-Flagler Business School, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.