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Transit Wireless adds industry leaders to senior team

02 October 2019

Transit Wireless hires Eli Kay as Chief Financial Officer and Michael Hoyt as Senior Vice President of Product Development, Engineering and Operations

Transit Wireless, a leading neutral host wireless infrastructure company, announced that Eli Kay will join the company as chief financial officer and Michael Hoyt as senior vice president of Product Development, Engineering and Operations. Both employees will be members of the senior leadership team and will report directly to Melinda White, chief executive officer of Transit Wireless.

“Transit Wireless is thrilled to welcome Eli Kay and Michael Hoyt. Each bring a depth of knowledge and experience that adds value to the team,” said Melinda White. “We look forward to having two recognized industry leaders, who bring strategic vision, leadership and expertise to benefit customers.”

Transit Wireless Leader Eli KayEli Kay comes to Transit Wireless with more than 20 years of corporate finance, risk management, audit and tax experience.  Most recently, Kay served as CFO for JFK International Terminal (Terminal 4), where he led the multibillion-dollar expansion and business negotiation with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey and Delta Airlines.  Prior experience includes serving as CFO of Chicago Skyway as well as the San Mateo County Transit District.  Kay began his career in public accounting and has held positions of increased responsibility across both public and private companies in manufacturing, high-tech and infrastructure.

A Certified Public Accountant, he will lead accounting, finance, procurement and IT for Transit Wireless, as well as be responsible for its overall financial strategy.

Transit Wireless Leader Michael HoytMichael Hoyt joins Transit Wireless with a deep understanding of how to design, build and operate IP networks.  He has over 20 years of telecommunications and engineering experience, serving in senior executive positions at Level 3 Communications and Windstream.  Prior to joining Transit Wireless, he served as an infrastructure consultant to several service providers across the United States and Europe.

Hoyt will be responsible for network operations, engineering and product, project management and design, including operations across Transit Wireless’ award-winning New York City subway network.

About Transit Wireless

Transit Wireless is a leading neutral host wireless infrastructure company that provides cellular and Wi-Fi networks for large infrastructure projects including the New York City subway system. Transit Wireless and its majority shareholder BAI Communications, finances, designs, builds, operates and maintains wireless networks that connect millions of customers each day.

The Transit Wireless subway network is an award-winning public-private partnership with the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) and provides service to all four Tier One wireless carriers. The network was honored with theWireless Broadband Alliance (WBA) Award for “Best Wi-Fi Deployment to Connect the Unconnected in an Urban Environment” and the prestigious 2018 IDC “Smart Cities North America Award.” Transit Wireless is a proud supporter of the MTA and Literacy Partners annual “Subway Reads” campaign and won a 2018 Honorable Mention in the MTA’s Genius Transit Challenge.

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