Chicago, February 16, 2016 – ExteNet Systems, Inc., the leading independent provider of distributed networks enabling outdoor and indoor wireless connectivity, today announced the appointment of H. Anthony Lehv as its Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary. George Vinyard, ExteNet’s outgoing General Counsel, will retire after successfully transitioning his responsibilities to Mr. Lehv.
“We are excited to have Anthony Lehv as part of ExteNet’s Executive Management Team and are looking forward to his leadership and guidance. His diversified legal experience and his knowledge of the communications infrastructure industry will be extremely vital, as we take ExteNet to the next level in this fast growing and highly competitive environment,” said Ross Manire, President and CEO of ExteNet. “I would also like to extend my deepest gratitude to George Vinyard for his commitment to the Company and our customers as we have built our leadership position in the distributed networking industry. Mr. Vinyard will assist Mr. Lehv as needed to ensure that our ongoing commitments are met and the management transition is seamless for all of our customers.”
“I am looking forward to working with ExteNet, Mr. Manire and the Executive Management Team. Over the past 23 years, I have had the opportunity to delve deeply into the wireless communications industry, and more recently the small cells and distributed networking components of the industry,” said Mr. Lehv. “I have worked with companies of different sizes and an imperative goal of mine will be to leverage my extensive experience to serve our wireless carrier and real estate customers in the best possible manner.”
Mr. Lehv was most recently a Partner in the telecommunications and real estate practice at Prince, Lobel & Tye, a Boston-based law firm, where he focused on content providers and infrastructure companies alongside private equity and venture capital investors. Mr. Lehv previously served as the General Counsel and Corporate Secretary at NextG Networks prior to its sale to Crown Castle. In addition, Mr. Lehv was a Senior Vice President and Associate General Counsel with American Tower Corporation. Mr. Lehv began his career as an attorney in private practice in Washington, D.C.
Mr. Lehv graduated Summa Cum Laude from American University’s Washington College of Law and earned his Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree at the University of Michigan.
In November 2015, ExteNet announced the closing of its recapitalization transaction led by Digital Bridge and Stonepeak Infrastructure Partners. The arrangement will help ExteNet accelerate its growth and ensure continued leadership in distributed networks, which are utilized by wireless carriers to provide advanced wireless services for their customers. ExteNet was also one of only 10 companies to win the 2015 Chicago Innovation Awards.
About ExteNet Systems, Inc.
Lisle, IL-based ExteNet Systems, Inc. designs, builds, owns and operates distributed networks for use by wireless carriers and venues in key markets. Using distributed antenna systems (DAS), remote radio heads (RRH), small cells, Wi-Fi, software-defined network (SDN) based Evolved Packet Core (EPC) and other technologies, ExteNet deploys solutions to enhance wireless service and network performance across both outdoor and indoor environments. Primary markets include outdoor distributed networks in a variety of densely occupied urban and suburban environments as well as select rural areas, and various indoor venues, including sports and entertainment facilities, hotels and convention centers, commercial office buildings, healthcare facilities and transit systems. For more information, please visit www.extenetsystems.com.
“ExteNet®” is a registered trademark of ExteNet Systems, Inc.