About Us

Raising the Standards for Communications Construction and Installation

ByVerTek was founded in 2014 by 50-year industry veteran Andy Healey to bring a higher level of performance to the communications cable construction and installation industry.

 

Recently, ByVerTek obtained an investment from Diversity Capital Company, LLC to rapidly increase capabilities to expand the digital highway for all.

 

Constantly evolving to stay at the forefront of IoT and other cutting-edge technologies, today we perform projects across the United States, for many of the world’s largest multiple system operators and telecommunication companies and others.

 

With new capital from Diversity Capital Company, LLC through its affiliate, Diversity Capital Fund I L.P., ByVerTek is expanding in-house crews and equipment, funding strategic acquisitions and taking a leadership role as one of the largest minority-controlled and led business enterprises in the sector.

Board of Managers

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Lawrence C. Manson, Jr.

EXECUTIVE CHAIRMAN
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER, DIVERSITY CAPITAL, LLC
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Derek K. Jones

VICE CHAIRMAN, GCM GROSVENOR
SENIOR ADVISOR, DIVERSITY CAPITAL, LLC
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Andrew J. Healey

Founder
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Joyce Johnson

CHAIRWOMAN, PACIFIC GATE CAPITAL MANAGEMENT, LLC

Operating Leadership Team

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Lawrence C. Manson, Jr.

Executive Chairman
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Gary L. Gadson

Chief Executive Officer
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Keith Holland

Senior Vice President of Operations
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Russ Nidy

Senior Vice President of Finance and Operations
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Sean O’Brien

Vice President of Construction Operations
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Terrique Anderson

Vice President of Finance and Corporate Controller
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Russell Edelbaum

Director of Project Management Office
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Dara McGrath

Director of Human Resources
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Mason W. Wiley

Director of Marketing and Communications

Gary L. Gadson

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Gary is a telecom operations executive and organizational change agent with over 25 years of telecom experience in mobilizing people, technology, and processes to drive operational excellence, customer success, and business/technology transformation. Previously he has led the turnaround of a regional fiber broadband provider and generated a half billion in new service revenue and doubled digital technology adoption for AT&T.

Prior to joining ByVerTek, Gary served as interim CEO of Summit Broadband, a leading fiber-optics telecommunications provider in Orlando, Florida. During his 18-year tenure at AT&T, Gary held several key leadership roles of increasing responsibility in areas of mobility and financial operations, customer service, business strategy, software engineering, and technology management - including Assistant Vice President leading strategy and oversight for 400 training experts and change management support for AT&T employees and founding member of the AT&T Partner Exchange (APEX), an award-winning reseller program.   

In addition, Gary served as an Operating Partner for Grain Management and Managing Partner for Norval LLC, a leading private investment firm and a management consulting firm, respectively, focused on broadband infrastructure and technology companies.

Gary earned a BS in Mathematics, graduating with honors from Bowie State University, an MS in electrical and computer engineering from Johns Hopkins University, and an MBA from Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business.

Mason W. Wiley

DIRECTOR OF MARKETING AND COMMUNICATIONS

Mr. Wiley has over 30 years of marketing and advertising experience including client and agency sides, both B2B and B2C, and has served a wide range of companies from startups to large companies like Disney, Coca Cola, Wellpoint, Deloitte, Kraft, NBC Universal and more. In addition to serving as Director of Marketing for ByVerTek Mr. Wiley also currently serves as Chief Marketing Officer for Diversity Capital.

Previously, Mr. Wiley has led marketing for nine startups – Market Rebellion, Connect Now Inc., tradeMONSTER, Talegent and more – including three on the INC500 List of Fastest-Growing Companies and two successful acquisitions. He has also led marketing for leading digital direct response marketing agency Fosina Marketing Goup, and two of the largest performance-based ad networks W4 and Hydra Network (acquired by AdKnowledge), overseeing the latter’s growth from under $40M to over $100M in just 18 months. Prior to that, Mr. Wiley served as Creative Consultant to Universal Pictures Marketing and leading Hollywood entertainment ad agencies, and served as Principal for marketing consultancy The Wiley Group.

Mr. Wiley received his Bachelor of Arts degree in European Intellectual History from Wesleyan University and a Masters in Integrated Marketing from Northwestern University.

Terrique Anderson

VICE PRESIDENT OF FINANCE AND CORPORATE CONTROLLER

Terrique brings over 20 years experience in finance and accounting. Over the course of his career he has set up and directed accounting departments, system reviews, and financial reporting for both public and private corporations, performed financial forecasting, worked on mergers and acquisitions, negotiated and reviewed insurance coverage and policies, restructured corporate debt, dealt with legal issues and settlements, negotiated multiple multimillion-dollar loan agreements with banks and venture capital and set up overseas operations for start-ups and subsidiaries in North America, the U.K., and Sub-Saharan Africa.

Most recently Terrique served as Chief Financial Officer for Moguldom Media Group, a leading digital media platform focused on entrepreneurship, tech, politics, markets and crypto. Prior to that he served as Operations Manager Green and Solar Microcities, LLC, Financial Controller for the Fisher Island Community Association, Accountant at London-based home entertainment retailer Richer Sounds and also Accountant at Nestor Healthcare Group, the largest specialist provider of domiciliary care in the UK.

Terrique received his Bachelor of Science in Economics/Accounting and International Politics from University at Albany, SUNY. In addition he has earned certifications in Financial Accounting (IFRS) and anagementment Accounting from Emile Wolf College in London; Audit and Assurance, Pereformance Management, Corporate Governance, Risk and Ethic and Business Analysis from Financial Training Company in London; as well as Montego Bay Community College and Munro College.

Russell Edelbaum

DIRECTOR OF PROJECT MANAGEMENT OFFICE

Russell has worked his way up the fiber construction ladder starting at ByVerTek as a Program Coordinator and then Corporate Project Manager. Today he serves as Director of Project Management Office where he manages the methodologies, standards, overall risks/opportunities, metrics, and interdependence among projects at the enterprise level for ByVerTek construction and installation projects.

He earned his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Central Florida.

Dara McGrath

DIRECTOR OF HUMAN RESOURCES

Dara brings over 20 years of experience working across all facets of Human Resources in high-growth companies in the technology and healthcare sectors. Her work in start-ups allowed her to partner closely with business leaders to drive business results while also working hands-on in recruiting, onboarding, benefits, payroll, and employee relations. Dara was an HR Business Partner at TransUnion for seven years, where she gained invaluable experience working in a large, global company.

Dara specializes in working with smaller companies as they grow and in building positive employee experience and culture. She holds a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) certification from the Human Resources Certification Institute and is a Society for Human Resources Management Senior Certified Professional (SHRM – SCP).

Dara earned her Bachelor of Arts in English/Journalism-Communications from Averett College and her Teacher Education/Certification from Georgia State University.

Sean O'Brien

VICE PRESIDENT OF CONSTRUCTION OPERATIONS

Sean brings over 30 years experience in his role leading ByVerTek’s field construction operations. Prior to ByVerTek, he served as Operations Director for Amtec, a national provider of outsourced solutions to the cable television, telecommunications and broadband services industries. He began his career at Time Warner Cable as an installer and moved up to Operation Manager.

A former member of the Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers (SCTE), Sean earned his BA in Business Administration and Management at University of the Incarnate Word in Texas.

Keith Holland

SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT OF OPERATIONS

Keith is a seasoned cable and communications industry veteran with 30 years experience. As Technical Operations Manager for Comcast Cable, he was responsible for positive fulfillment operational results in support of over a quarter million broadband CATV customers, 165 front line technicians and 12 Technical Supervisors and collaborated cross functional partnerships with Engineering, Business Operations and Customer Care to deliver best practice impacts for system/area improvements.

Prior to ByVerTek, Mr. Holland also served as Director of Technical Operations for Time Warner Cable, Area Engineer and Technical Operations Manager for Adelphia Communications, Senior Technical Trainer for MediaOne and a System Tech for Continental Cablevision, and as a Corporal for the US Army with the 3rd Battalion 75th Rangers.

Russ Nidy

SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT OF FINANCE

Possessing decades of financial expertise in the manufacturing and construction industries, Russ oversees company investments to assure the delivery of successful outcomes for ByVerTek clients. Prior to ByVerTek, he served as CFO for custom plastic extruder and injection molder Montville Plastics & Rubber and as Controller for plastic manufacturer Bloom Industries, Inc.

Russ received his B.A. from Malone University and an Associates degree in Accounting from Stark State College. He also currently serves as Mayor for Cloud Lake, Florida in Palm Beach County.

Andrew J. Healey

FOUNDER AND CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

The Founder of ByVerTek, Andy has nearly half a century of experience in the cable and telecom industries. Since 1973, he has served in a variety of executive management and engineering capacities, including COO of RAB Communications, President of MasTec Broadband Services, Corporate Director of Engineering for Cablevision Systems, Cox Communications and Jones Communications.

A member of the Society of Telecommunications Engineers (SCTE-ISBE) since 1977, Andy was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2015 and the Circle of Eagles in 2016. He was also a founding member and steering committee leader for The Broadband GIS Leadership Forum and inducted into the Cable TV Pioneers in 2004 in recognition of his leadership and contributions to the industry. In addition to his leadership duties at ByVerTek, Andy is a regular contributing author for a wide range of industry training materials and technical journals.

Lawrence C. Manson, Jr.

EXECUTIVE CHAIRMAN

Larry has more than 30 years of financial management and private equity experience. During his career, he has evaluated thousands of leveraged buyouts, recapitalizations, joint ventures or other types of investment transactions, invested more than $530 million of equity or subordinated debt in various transactions, arranged debt financings in excess of $2 billion, closed more than 30 merger, acquisition or divestiture transactions, participated in the underwriting of public equity offerings in excess of $250 million, managed several hundred employees, created and executed numerous strategic plans and provided consulting advice to many business owners.

In addition to Chairing ByVerTek, Larry currently serves as Chief Executive Officer for Diversity Capital Company, LLC, a company providing financing and consulting solutions to economically empower diverse businesses, and for the investment advisory and consulting firm NexTier Companies, LLC. Previous to that, he held leadership roles with several private equity firms.

Larry received an AB degree in economics from Princeton University and an MBA degree in finance from the Columbia University Graduate School of Business.

Derek K. Jones

VICE CHAIRMAN, GCM GROSVENOR

As a Vice Chairman of GCM Grosvenor, Derek co-heads the firm’s private equity co-investment practice and diverse manager practice and his responsibilities include deal sourcing and investment underwriting activities. He is also a member of the Private Equity, Real Estate and Infrastructure Investment Committee and serves on the Global Investment Council and the Diversity & Inclusion Governing Committee. Prior to joining GCM Grosvenor, Derek was a Managing Partner at Oncore Capital, as well as a General Partner at Provender Capital. He started his private equity career at Prudential Insurance Company as part of Prudential Equity Investors, which subsequently became Cornerstone Equity Investors, where he was a partner.

Derek received his Bachelor of Arts in Economics from American University and his Master of Business Administration in Finance from New York University. Derek serves on the Board of, and was former Treasurer to, the National Association of Investment Companies. He is a recipient of the Pacesetter Award from the National Association of Investment Companies in 2012 and the UNCF Keeper of the Flame Award in 2016. He was also recognized as one of the 75 Most Powerful Blacks on Wall Street by Black Enterprise Magazine in 2011.

Joyce Johnson

CHAIRWOMAN, PACIFIC GATE CAPITAL MANAGEMENT, LLC

Joyce has been an active investor in the global debt and equity marketplaces for more than 35 years managing over $10 billion in global investments. She currently serves as Chairwoman of Pacific Gate Capital Management, LLC (PGC) supervising PGC’s overall investment committee activities and the firm’s strategic relationship and is also a member of the Board of Director and U.S. Investment Committee. Joyce has served on 28 boards in her career in many capacities including Chairman, Lead Director and Audit Committee Chairman.

Joyce previously served as the Senior Managing Director and Co-Head at women and minority owned firm Relativity Capital. Prior to that, she served as the Managing Director of Cerberus Capital Management, L.P., a $66 billion firm where her primary responsibilities included transaction sourcing, investment analysis and general management. She was also responsible for distressed investing in both private equity and trading platforms. In 1995, she founded JJM, LLC, a $300.0 million private equity fund that successfully invested in women and minority owned companies. She held senior investment responsibility for more than 60 investments over the course of her nine-year tenure.

A Henry Crown Fellow at the Aspen Institute, Joyce is committed to serving the community as member of the boards of Hope Chicago, the Chicago Sinfonietta and is Chairman Emeritus of the DuSable Museum. She received her Bachelor of Science in Finance from the University of Denver.

Thomas R. Harvey

RETIRED SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, AT&T

Thomas is a strategic and growth-oriented leader with 39 years of experience in the telecommunications industry. He is known for cultivating strategic relationships; providing award winning enterprise customer experience; and delivering transformational solutions that reduced operating costs, improved profitability and strengthened operational performance.

Thomas currently serves as a Senior Strategic Advisor to CGI, one of the largest IT and business consulting services firms in the world, and as President of Flozenda Consulting, a provider of Cyber Security Operations and Compliance, Enterprise Customer Operations and P&L Management within the telecommunications sector. Prior to that he served for 16 years in various Senior Vice President roles for AT&T. Thomas his Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from University of Wisconsin.