Leading Investor in Minority and Woman Owned Companies Joyce Johnson Joins Board for Broadband Infrastructure Company ByVerTek

SEPTEMBER 1, 2023 — BOCA RATON, Fla. — Broadband construction and engineering services company ByVerTek today announced that Joyce Johnson has joined its Board of Managers. An active investor in the global debt and equity marketplaces for more than 35 years managing over $10 billion in global investments, Ms. Johnson also currently serves as Chairwoman of Pacific Gate Capital Management, LLC (PGC). Previously, she founded JJM, LLC, a $300.0 million private equity fund that successfully invested in women and minority owned companies.

“Providing equal access to communications technology is fundamental to economic empowerment,” said Ms. Johnson. “I’m excited to play a part in helping communications service providers, like ByVerTek, in that mission.”

Founded in 2014, ByVerTek provides project management and skilled technicians to build, upgrade and maintain the physical infrastructure that delivers high-speed internet, video, voice and wireless, and IoT services across the United States.  In June 2023 the company obtained an investment from Diversity Capital Company, LLC through its affiliate, Diversity Capital Fund I L.P. This investment will help ByVerTek better meet the federal government’s commitment to expanding the digital highway, and also qualify it as one of the largest, MBE-certified diverse suppliers in the sector.

“We consider ourselves very fortunate to have a pioneer in minority investing help us in our mission,” said ByVerTek Executive Chairman Lawrence C. Manson. “But Joyce brings not only credentials in diversity, she is a financial powerhouse who will guide us in our growth.”

Prior to her current roles as Board Advisor to ByVerTek and Chairwoman of Pacific Gate Capital Management, LLC. Ms. Johnson previously served as the Senior Managing Director and Co-Head at women and minority owned firm Relativity Capital and 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 is also a Henry Crown Fellow at the Aspen Institute, member of the boards of Hope Chicago and the Chicago Sinfonietta and Chairman Emeritus of the DuSable Museum.

About ByVerTek Enterprises, LLC

ByVerTek Enterprises, LLC and its subsidiaries, ByVerTek, LLC and IoT ByVerTek, LLC support large MSOs and telcos, overbuilders, municipal power companies and other clients who build, upgrade and maintain the physical infrastructure that delivers high-speed internet, video, voice and wireless services. The company manages and performs projects related to the aerial underground construction and engineering functions that carry these services, from residential and commercial builds to state-wide fiber network expansions. (For more information, please visit ByVerTek.com.)

For more information, please contact:

Mason W. Wiley
Director of Marketing | ByVerTek
mwiley@byvertek.com
(323) 632-1811

 

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