Brian D. Jacks is a 30+ year telecom veteran with a vision to empower people and organizations to achieve marketplace leadership and philanthropic legacies. He is the CEO of WiConnect, a technology and Monetization as a Service (MaaS) provider that enables venue owners and operators to improve user experiences while generating revenue from free, high-quality public Wi-Fi networks.
Most recently, Brian served as VP Corporate Development North America of BAI. He performed business expansion activities which included establishing a Toronto-based team as interim CEO to deploy and monetize cellular and Wi-Fi infrastructure within subway systems, and oversaw Wi-Fi monetization in New York and Toronto while evaluating other expansion opportunities.
Prior to joining BAI, Brian provided leadership to a number of organizations at Crown Castle International (CCI), holding positions such as President and Chairman of the Board of two Verizon joint ventures and Area President of Tower Operations where he had P&L responsibility leading a 400+ organization managing over $2B in tower assets. He launched Crown Castle Solutions which sold, deployed, and operated Distributed Antenna Systems (DAS) throughout the US.
Prior to joining Crown Castle, Brian was the Executive Network Director for Verizon Wireless accountable for the expansion, performance and modernization of the NY Metro area wireless network.
Brian holds a M.S. in Technology Management from the University of Pennsylvania recognized by both the Engineering and Wharton Schools and matriculated from Drexel University with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering.