The Transit Wireless Members Committee is responsible for the strategic direction and operations of the Transit Wireless business. Transit Wireless is a majority-owned BAI Communications company.
Gary co-founded Transit Wireless in 2005. Gary is also the co-founder of Windmill Capital, where he serves as Chief Operating Officer. He has more than 30 years’ experience as an entrepreneur, investor and executive in real estate, construction, venture capital and hedge funds.
Gary has managed construction work worth in excess of a billion dollars, focused primarily in transit and transportation related infrastructure and power generation, including many large-scale projects for the MTA.
Gary has a B.S. degree in Biology from the University of Vermont and an M.B.A. from New York University’s Stern School of Business. He has served on the Board of Directors of the Council on the Environment of New York City, the Center Against Domestic Violence and the Metro New York Chapter of the Young Presidents’ Organization. He serves on the finance committee of the UVM Foundation and on the Board of Advisors at the UVM Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources.
Chris is Flexential’s Chief Executive Officer and has deep expertise in leading the economics, delivery and operations of data centers and hybrid cloud businesses. Chris joined Flextential in 2016 with responsibility for setting and managing the strategic priorities that drive its profitable growth.
Prior to Flexential, Chris was the Chief Executive Officer of Telx Holdings, a leading interconnection and data center solutions provider based in New York City. Chris also has more than 25 years’ combined executive leadership experience in finance and operations, working for Daniels & Associates, BroadStreet Communications and Motient Corporation.
Chris holds a B.A. degree in History from Dartmouth College and an M.B.A. in International Business from New York University.
Joan currently serves as an independent director of InterDigital, Inc., Cumulus Media, Inc. and Airgain Inc., and as a non-executive director of Centrica PLC. She is also interim chair of BAI Communications.
From 2006-2016, Joan served as Executive Vice President of Time Warner Cable and Chief Operating Officer of Time Warner Cable Media. She was responsible for running a $1 billion operating system with more than 1,500 employees delivering cutting edge data, analytics and advanced advertising products supporting 30,000 clients across 100 cable networks, 14 local news channels and several regional sports networks.
Joan also led a global operating division with application development, sales, business development and finance teams in London, Paris and Mountainview as the president of a subsidiary of Open TV, Inc. until it was acquired by Liberty Media Corporation. Her global experience developed during her time as head of Business Development for British Interactive Broadcasting. Early in her career, Joan worked in the Office of Senator Chris Dodd, before achieving her first executive role in 1995 at Physicians Online.
She has a B.A. from College of the Holy Cross and an M.A. from George Washington University. Joan has also studied in the Executive Education program at the Stanford University Graduate School of Business.
Jay is currently the Chief Executive Officer and Board Member at Virgin Hyperloop One, the US-based transportation technology company commercializing the high-speed technology concept called Hyperloop. Previously, Jay spent four years as Chief Executive Officer of Motivate (2014-1018), the global leader in bike sharing, before its sale to Lyft.
Jay has led the biggest and most complex transportation systems in the world, previously serving as CEO of the MTR Corporation in Hong Kong (2012-2014), Chairman and CEO of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority in New York (2009-2011), and Managing Director of Transport for London (2001-2007). Jay was also a Partner at McKinsey, where he led the Global Infrastructure Practice for the well-known consulting firm (2007-2009), and a Lecturer in Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School (1995-2001).
Currently, Jay is on the Board of Advisors of the Taubman Center at the Harvard Kennedy School and is an Advisor to Lyft. Previously, he was on the Executive Board of the International Association of Public Transport (UITP), the Executive Committee of the American Public Transport Association (APTA), and the Visiting Committee of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at MIT.
Jay has a BS in Economics from Harpur College at Binghamton University and holds a Master’s in Public Policy from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.
Igor Leprince joined BAI Communications as Group CEO and Chairman of Transit Wireless in May 2020. Igor’s knowledge and experience includes business growth, large-scale turnaround and transformation, mergers and acquisitions, and integration, as well as entering new and diverse environments for listed, entrepreneurial and mid-size companies.
Until joining BAI Communications, Igor was the Chairman of WM5G and AWTG and a senior advisor for Bain & Company. He is also an angel investor in several technology companies. Igor worked for Nokia between 2007 and 2019. His last role was President – Global Services where he was a was a member of the Nokia Group Executive Board.
Prior to Nokia, Igor was the Managing Director EMEA for WFI (sold to LCC/Tech Mahindra). He has also held various management roles for telecom operators Bouygues Telecom, Orange and Western Wireless in the UK, France, Ireland, Switzerland and Bolivia.
He holds a Master’s degree in Telecommunications from E.N.S.T. Paris and a Master’s degree in Computer Science, Systems and Networks from University Paris 7.
Igor is married and has four children. In his spare time, Igor is enthusiastic about sports including tennis, wakeboarding and has a passion for champagne and wine in which he also invests. He is French and lives in the UK.
Stephen Matthews joined BAI Communications as Group Chief Financial Officer in 2014, joining BAI from NBN Co. Limited.
Prior to joining BAI, Stephen’s role as Deputy Chief Financial Officer at NBN Co. Limited had responsibility for financial control, commercial finance, finance systems and capitalisation, planning and reporting, and tax. Prior to working at NBN, Stephen spent nearly seven years with Carlton & United Breweries as Group Finance Director, Finance Director Australia, Asia and Pacific, Finance Director CUB, then Chief Financial Officer. Stephen also spent seven years with multinational alcoholic beverage producer, Diageo, in the Australia Pacific roles of Finance Director and Commercial Strategy Director.