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SBA is led by a team of dedicated individuals who develop innovative strategies, which continually position SBA as a first choice provider of wireless infrastructure solutions.

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Jeffrey A. Stoops, Director, President and Chief Executive Officer

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Mr. Stoops joined SBA Communications in 1997 and has been the Chief Executive Officer since 2002. He was appointed president in 2000 and a director of the company in 1999. He previously served as Chief Financial Officer and General Counsel where he was responsible for finance activities, capital markets, mergers and acquisitions and legal affairs of the organization, including the supply and purchase of the first towers for the company. Before joining SBA, he was a partner in Gunster, a Florida-based law firm, where he practiced for thirteen years in the corporate, securities and mergers and acquisitions areas. Mr. Stoops is the current Director and past Chairman of the Board of the Wireless Industry Association (WIA), the trade organization of the wireless communications infrastructure industry. He currently serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors of The Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, West Palm Beach, Florida; and on the Boards of Directors of the Children’s Healthcare Charity, Inc. (the organization responsible for producing the annual Honda Classic golf tournament in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida), Seminole Boosters, Inc. and the Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties, West Palm Beach, Florida. Mr. Stoops is also a past Chairman of the Board of Trustees of St. Andrew’s School, Boca Raton, Florida, and a former member of the Board of Advisors of the College of Business at Florida Atlantic University. He received his Bachelor of Science and Juris Doctor degrees from Florida State University.

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Kurt Bagwell, Executive Vice President and President, International

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Mr. Bagwell started with SBA in 2001 and became the Chief Operating Officer a year later. In 2010, he took the initial leadership position in the company’s growing international operations serving as President of the division since that time. Mr. Bagwell has almost 30 years of expertise in the wireless industry, having held various management positions at Centel Cellular, Sprint Cellular and Sprint PCS. Previously, Mr. Bagwell oversaw the initial build out of the Eastern United States for Sprint PCS, in addition to the expanded build out of over 10,000 other cell sites nationwide. Mr. Bagwell has a Bachelor of Science degree in Administrative Management from Clemson University.

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Brendan T. Cavanagh, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

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Mr. Cavanagh joined SBA in 1998 and has served as our Chief Financial Officer since September 2008. He has held various positions within SBA including serving as Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer and Vice President, Site Administration. During his career at SBA, he has been responsible for finance, capital market activities, accounting, tax, information technology and lease administration. Prior to joining SBA, Mr. Cavanagh was a senior accountant for Arthur Andersen. Mr. Cavanagh serves on the Board of Directors of 4KIDS of South Florida, a nonprofit foster care organization. Mr. Cavanagh is a Certified Public Accountant and received his Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Wake Forest University and his Master of Business Administration from Florida Atlantic University.

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Mark Ciarfella, Executive Vice President, Operations

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Mr. Ciarfella started with SBA in 2007. He is responsible for the company’s tower operations, services business and new tower development activities. Mr. Ciarfella was formerly the Vice President, New Builds at SBA where he managed the organization’s new tower development activities. Prior to joining SBA, Mr. Ciarfella was the co-owner of a Florida-based site development services company that provided site acquisition, zoning, construction management and program management services to the wireless telecommunication industry. Mr. Ciarfella has over a decade of experience in the wireless telecommunication business working directly with PrimeCo Personal Communications and as a consultant for multiple other carriers and tower companies. Mr. Ciarfella has a Bachelor of Science degree in Public Affairs from Florida Atlantic University.

He currently is a member of the Board of Directors of the National Wireless Safety Alliance.

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Thomas P. Hunt, Executive Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer and General Counsel

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Mr. Hunt joined SBA in September, 2000. Prior to joining SBA, he was a partner with Gunster, a Florida-based law firm, where he practiced for 16 years in the corporate and real estate areas. Mr. Hunt is a member of the Florida Bar and received his Bachelor of Arts in economics from Brown University, magna cum laude, and his Juris Doctor from the University of Florida, with high honors.

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Dipan D. Patel, Executive Vice President, Strategy, Technology and New Business Initiatives

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Mr. Patel joined SBA in February 2019 and is responsible for the company’s strategy initiatives and technology resources. He leads a team that originates, evaluates, cultivates and develops new business initiatives involving our existing assets, and otherwise, both in the United States and our international markets. Prior to joining SBA, Mr. Patel served in a similar role for seven years at Cox Communications, where he built strong and diverse teams focused on innovation, and led the successful identification, incubation and launch of multiple new businesses in adjacent industries. Prior to Cox, Mr. Patel was with Accenture in Atlanta and London, where he was a Partner in the Communications, Media and Technology practice and the leader of Accenture’s digital video technology practice. Mr. Patel holds a Ph.D. in Digital Communications from Imperial College – University of London and a Bachelor of Engineering degree in Information Systems Engineering from the same college. Mr. Patel has been awarded a number of domestic and international patents in communications and related areas.

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Jason V. Silberstein, Executive Vice President, Site Leasing

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Mr. Silberstein began with the company in December 1993 and is currently responsible for the sales and leasing of SBA owned towers and the overall operations of our managed sites. He has been in his current role for approximately twenty years and has primary responsibility for tower space sales while overseeing site marketing, site leasing and records management. Previously, Mr. Silberstein was successful in a variety of roles for SBA, including Regional Director for Florida, Director of the SBA Collocation Division and Director of Business Development. Mr. Silberstein is a graduate of the University of Florida, where he majored in Business Administration with a specialization in Finance.

With more than 30 years of proven execution and experience, SBA Communications is leading the way in providing innovative business strategies and continuous improvement to our network infrastructure.

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Brian M. Allen, Senior Vice President, Site Leasing

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Mr. Allen has served as our Senior Vice President of Site Leasing since January of 2014. Prior to serving as our Senior Vice President, from July 2011 to December 2013, Mr. Allen served as our Vice President. Mr. Allen originally joined SBA in January 1992, and has served in a variety of roles, including Project Director, Area Director and General Manager. In addition to his service at SBA, he served as Business Development Manager for TowerCo, an independent wireless tower company, and as an independent consultant providing site development services to wireless service providers and public utility companies.

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Richard M. Cane, Senior Vice President, International Operations

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Mr. Cane has served as our Senior Vice President – International Operations since November 2019. Prior to joining SBA, from August 2017 to November 2019, Mr. Cane was a Principal at Smart Aerial Solutions, where he advised municipalities and multiple start-ups to develop businesses related to 5G and mmW antenna communications, intelligent transport systems, wireline network transformations, fiber broadband, and smart cities. From August 2012 to August 2017, Mr. Cane served in a variety of senior roles at Ericsson, supporting managed services and field operations in North America. Mr. Cane also previously served as a senior executive for several wireless network operators including as Chief Operating Officer for Woosh Wireless in New Zealand, Chief Technical Officer for Bell Atlantic International/Grupo Iusacell in Mexico and Chief Operating Officer for PrimeCo Personal Communications in Chicago.

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Donald E. Day, Senior Vice President, Services

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Mr. Day has served as our Senior Vice President – Services since May 2018. Mr. Day joined SBA in May 2011 as the North Regional Vice President and was promoted to Vice President – Services in January 2013. Prior to joining SBA, Mr. Day was a Vice President at General Dynamics, a defense industry contractor, where he was responsible for managing the market and budget objectives of wireless deployment teams throughout the United States and served from January 2004 to May 2011. Prior to General Dynamics, Mr. Day served from March 2003 to January 2004 in a variety of roles at DWCC, Inc., a wireless services company, and from August 2000 to March 2003 in a variety of roles at Crown Castle International, an owner of wireless communications infrastructure. Prior to that, Mr. Day served in the United States Army for four years.

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Michelle Eisner, Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer

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Ms. Eisner joined SBA in October 2018 as our Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer. Prior to joining SBA, Ms. Eisner spent 17 years at Hollander Sleep Products, LLC, a manufacturer of pillows and mattress pads in North America, progressing from Director of Human Resources to Chief Human Resources and Talent Officer since she joined in 2002. Prior to Hollander Sleep Products, Ms. Eisner served as Senior Vice President Human Resources at Tyson Foods, a multinational protein-focused food company she joined in 2000.

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Jorge Grau, Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer

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Mr. Grau has served as our Senior Vice President since January 2014 and Chief Information Officer since January 2006. Prior to serving as our Senior Vice President, from January 2006 to December 2013, Mr. Grau served as our Vice President. Mr. Grau joined SBA in August 2003 as the Vice President of Information Technology. Prior to joining SBA, from July 2002 through August 2003, Mr. Grau was Director of Information Technology for Vision Care Holdings and, from August 1989 to May 2002, Mr. Grau served as Chief Information Officer at Bentley’s Luggage Corporation.

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Larry Harris, Senior Vice President, U.S. Business Development

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Mr. Harris has served as our Senior Vice President – U.S. Business Development since February 2019. From January 2009 to February 2019, Mr. Harris served as our Vice President – Mergers and Acquisitions. Mr. Harris joined SBA in March 1995 as a Site Selection Specialist and has since served in a variety of roles of increasing responsibility.

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Joshua Koenig, Senior Vice President, Legal - International

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Mr. Koenig has served as our Senior Vice President, Legal - International since May 2021. Prior to serving as Senior Vice President, from April 2015 to May 2021, Mr. Koenig served as our Vice President and Associate General Counsel - International. Mr. Koenig joined SBA in January 2010 and served as our Corporate Counsel - Finance and Compliance from January 2010 to April 2015. Prior to joining SBA, Mr. Koenig served as an associate with the law firm Simpson Thacher & Bartlett, specializing in corporate and financing transactions, from 2005 to January 2010.

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Brian D. Lazarus, Senior Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer

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Mr. Lazarus, CPA, has served as our Senior Vice President since January 2014 and Chief Accounting Officer since September 2008. Prior to serving as Senior Vice President, from September 2008 to December 2013, Mr. Lazarus served as our Vice President. Mr. Lazarus joined SBA in October 2006 and served as the SBA Controller from October 2006 to September 2008. Prior to joining SBA, Mr. Lazarus was the Corporate Controller for AllianceCare, a privately owned multi-state health care organization, from December 2003 until October 2006. Mr. Lazarus previously was a Senior Audit Manager with Ernst & Young LLP and spent six years with KPMG LLP.

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David J. Porte, Senior Vice President, International Strategy and Business Development

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Mr. Porte has served as our Senior Vice President of International Strategy and Business Development since May 2018 having joined SBA as Vice President of International in May 2013. Prior to joining SBA, Mr. Porte was Chief Operating Officer of Lightbridge Communications Corporation, a privately owned international wireless services company, since its May 2010 acquisition of Wireless Facilities, Inc., for which Mr. Porte had served as Chief Executive Officer since May 2008. Mr. Porte previously held senior executive roles with American Tower Corp., an owner of wireless communications infrastructure, and Crown Castle.

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Neil H. Seidman, Senior Vice President, Mergers and Acquisitions

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Mr. Seidman has served SBA in merger and acquisition activity since June 1997. From June 1997 to December 2001, Mr. Seidman served as our Director of Acquisitions and Associate General Counsel. From January 2002 to December 2008, Mr. Seidman served as our primary outside mergers and acquisitions counsel as a partner in the law firm of Seidman, Prewitt, DiBellow & Lopez, P.A. In January 2009, Mr. Seidman rejoined SBA as our Vice President – Mergers and Acquisitions. Since January 2014, Mr. Seidman has served as our Senior Vice President – Mergers and Acquisitions. Mr. Seidman is a member of the Florida, New York, Maryland and Washington, D.C. bars.