Mr. Urso, co-founder of Towerstream, Inc, has served as the Company's director and chairman since inception and was Chief Executive Officer from inception until November 2005. Mr. Urso was named Interim Chief Executive Officer in February 2016. Mr. Urso has extensive business management expertise and significant experience in the wireless broadband and tower industries. In 1995, he co-founded eFortress and served as its president through 1999. From 1983 until 1997, Mr. Urso owned and operated a group of radio stations. In addition, Mr. Urso co-founded the regional cell-tower company, MCF Communications, Inc. Philip Urso graduated from Portsmouth Abbey and holds a B.A. from Northwestern University's American Studies program.