Joe Euteneuer is an established senior executive and board member with a track record of accomplishment in Fortune 200 and large public company environments. A proven leader, with a track record of driving growth and managing change, he brings long term, street-facing experience in merger and acquisition strategy, execution, implementation and capital formation and financing through public and private equity and debt issuances. Over the course of his nearly 25-year career in telecom and media, Euteneuer has held CFO and EVP positions at Sprint, Qwest Communications (now CenturyLink), XM Satellite Radio (now Sirius XM Satellite Radio), and Comcast. In addition to his role at Rivada Mercury, he is co-CEO and CFO Americas of Rivada Networks. Joe has extensive and broad experience in business-to-business, and consumer subscriber-centric operating environments, and a broad background in internal financial functions, as well as distinct experience both directing and supporting key operating activities to meet and exceed EBITDA and free cash flow targets. Joe has proven capability in strategy development, business plan management, and operational execution, and a vast array of industry experience in the telecoms sector – making him the ideal person to lead the effort to design and deploy a successful Nationwide Public Safety Broadband Network.
Declan is primarily a telecommunications entrepreneur, having built businesses across Europe, Russia, and the United States. Representing Rivada Networks, Declan received the Louisiana National Guard Distinguished Civilian Service Medal for his work during Hurricane Katrina.
General Myers became the fifteenth Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff on Oct. 1, 2001. In this capacity, he served as the principal military advisor to the President, the Secretary of Defense, and the National Security Council.
Admiral Loy completed a 45-year career in public service in 2005, retiring as the first Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security, a position that he held from 2003 to 2005. In this capacity, he was involved in all aspects of consolidating 22 separate agencies into one unified cabinet department as well as managing the day-to-day activities of the agency.
Governor Bush led the State of Florida from 1998-2006
Governor O’Malley led the State of Maryland from 2007 until 2015.
Chief Moore leads the Rivada business development effort. He retired as the Chief of Police of the San José Police Department after serving for over 30 years as a police officer. In 1999, Chris served one year as Counsel to U.S. Attorney General Janet Reno.
Rivada Mercury, a U.S. company formed by global communications industry leaders with deep technology and public safety experience, today announced the world-class team that is bidding to build America’s first nationwide 4G LTE broadband wireless network for public safety. Bringing unmatched technology capabilities in the right areas needed to successfully deliver FirstNet, combined with experience serving the public safety community, the Rivada Mercury team (www.rivadamercury.com) of world class industry leaders include:
Together, these organizations have proposed to build a nationwide dedicated mission critical LTE network in the 700 MHz spectrum licensed to FirstNet. Rivada Mercury offers a purpose-built, best-of-breed solution that aligns with FirstNet’s vision for a nationwide, interoperable voice and data network for public safety, and offers an innovative business model that ensures long term financial viability of that network. Rivada Mercury is a carrier-neutral, public-safety-first approach that guarantees first responders priority access during emergencies while simultaneously creating new opportunities for the commercial wireless market.
“The Rivada Mercury team is comprised of proven technology companies—each leaders in their field with unmatched technology capabilities and experience serving the public safety community with innovative and forward-leaning solutions,” said Joe Euteneuer, CEO, Rivada Mercury. “Our team’s approach to FirstNet offers many benefits for America’s public safety community, namely we will provide public safety with a purpose-built Band 14 network and immediate turn-key access to the largest non-Band 14 coverage footprint in the U.S.”
Rivada Mercury brings the expertise, financial stability and sustainable business model that will subsidize the cost of building and operating FirstNet’s nationwide LTE network. That network will use state-of-the-art tools and a proven approach that leverages existing partner infrastructure to speed deployment and reduce cost.
A key differentiator for Rivada Mercury is the innovative use of Rivada’s pioneering Dynamic Spectrum Arbitrage (DSA) technology that enables the dynamic selling of excess critical-grade network capacity to commercial tenants without risk of interfering with first responders’ broadband access. The use of DSA gives public safety the ability to share and allocate bandwidth among enterprise tenants.
“As a pioneer in dynamic spectrum arbitrage, Rivada Mercury’s innovative technology will both fund the FirstNet build out and sustained operation and maintenance by selling excess capacity to commercial users,” said Euteneuer.
Rivada Mercury’s proposed open-access, market-based approach has benefits that go well beyond financing the first responders’ dedicated network. An open-access market enables traditional carriers to optimize their bandwidth-use financially and operationally as never before possible.
“By every measure—strength of technology, sustainability of the business model and ability to deliver on customers’ needs—Rivada Mercury is the strongest possible combination for public safety, policymakers and investors alike,” said Dr. Dennis Martinez, Chief Technology Officer, Harris Public Safety and Professional Communications. “By developing a purpose-built network, we’re finally giving the public-safety community the network on which they’ve been waiting for years. We’re creating new jobs and our low-risk business model enables us to reinvest in the network.”