Ernest Ortega is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) at Towerstream Corporation. Mr. Ortega previously held the Chief Revenue Officer position at Colt Technology Services where he was responsible for a salesforce of more than 700 individuals. Prior to that he held the Chief Revenue Officer position at Cogent Communications where he was responsible for a salesforce of more than 300 individuals. Prior to that he served as Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing at XO Communications.
Arthur G. Giftakis is the Chief Operating Officer (COO) at Towerstream Corporation. His current responsibilities include maintenance and advancement of the company's network development, customer acquisition and product oversight for Towerstream's On-Net building and wireless backhaul initiatives. Prior to his current role, Mr. Giftakis served as the Senior Vice President of Engineering and Operations. Mr. Giftakis’ technical vision has established Towerstream as the leader for fixed wireless services. Regularly described as an thought leader, he routinely speaks at industry events to share his knowledge and insight on topics including small cell, heterogeneous networks and the future of 5G. Prior to Towerstream, Mr. Giftakis was a Director at Sockeye Networks, a BGP optimization company that was acquired by Internap. He has over 20 years of experience in telecommunications and wireless infrastructure, having started his career with New England Telephone.