Each member of the Ascend Wireless Networks Executive Team has more than 30 years of industry experience.
This experience provides the vision and leadership for our company and allows us to attract the industry’s leading employee talent with the ultimate goal of providing the best in class professional services for our customer base.
Richard Stanfield has more than 30 years of experience with several successful technology companies in the telecommunications and digital media sectors.
Richard is currently the CEO of Tibit Communications, Inc. Tibit is developing next-generation pluggable devices designed to virtualize the access network using industry leading Ethernet switching equipment. Network operators can create a new on ramp to the internet managed virtually from the cloud to the user. Prior to that, Richard was CEO of Imagine Communications, a leading innovator in digital video solutions, enabling content providers and system operators (cable companies and telephone companies) to deliver high-quality video to TVs and PCs as well as mobile devices such as smart phones and tablets in TV Anywhere applications. He led the sale of the company to Harris Broadcast Corporation in January 2014. Prior to Imagine, he held the position of Chief Operating Officer for Envivio, Inc. Before that, he was with Modulus Video as EVP Field Operations, resulting in the sale of the company to Motorola in 2007. Richard was Co-Founder of Turin Networks, a Sequoia Capital funded, multi-service Ethernet switching platform that sold to major service providers around the world. Turin Networks merged as equals with Force10 and the combined company was sold to Dell Computer. He was VP of Sales and an executive officer for AFC, resulting in a highly successful IPO in 1996.
He has a B.S. degree from Texas A&M University.
Richard is a Co-Founder of Ascend Wireless Networks and Chairman of the Board of Directors.
Don’s telecommunications career spans 30 years, beginning with his role as a telecommunications equipment installer within GTE Central Offices. In 1984 Don joined Northern Telecom’s Transmission Networks Division as a Manger in the Professional Services organization installing Microwave, Fiber Optic and subscriber carrier systems where he acquired the understanding of the Bell System Practices in Quality and Safety.
Prior to Co-Founding Ascend Wireless Networks, Don served as Vice President, Market Development for Betacom Inc., a nationally recognized “Wireless Network” Construction and Maintenance Company serving all the national wireless carriers. In 2012, Don assumed the additional role of Vice President of Operations for the Southeast Region and lead the company’s operations and expansion throughout the eight Southeastern states.
Don has also served in Sr. Management roles at public, private and venture funded start-up companies including Turin Networks, Advance Fibre Communications, ADC telecommunications, and Telco Systems, working with National Carriers on the network introduction of technologies such as SONET, xDSL, Video Services, Ethernet Transport over the public network and Multi-Protocal Switching and Transport.
Don is a Co-founder of Ascend Wireless Networks and serves on the Board of Directors as a Member.
Glen is a banking and finance veteran with over 38 years in the banking industry. In 1971 Glen joined the flagship bank of the Ellis Banking Corporation, a chain of 15 banks located on the west coast of Florida where he rose from management trainee to Sr. VP. In 1985 he became a co-founder, director and President of the 1st National Bank & Trust, were he also served as COO and CFO. In 1990 he co-founded First National Bancshares, Inc. which became the holding company of 1st National Bank & Trust. He served as director, President and Treasurer of the company which was listed on NASDQ under the symbol FBMT. He continued to serve as a director and President until the company’s sale in 2006. Over its 20 year existence, 1st National was widely regarded as one of Florida’s most financially rewarding bank investments for its shareholders.
Since the sale of the bank, Mr. Fausset has been engaged in bank consulting and bank analysis, real estate partnerships and investing.
Glen has a B.S. in Applied Math from Cornell University
Glen is a Co-Founder of Ascend Wireless Networks and serves on the Board of Directors as Treasurer.