About Us

Federated Wireless is leading the shared spectrum wave.


Founded in 2012, Federated Wireless has long led the industry in development of shared spectrum CBRS capabilities, taking a lead role in the formation of the CBRS Alliance, being the first to complete a wide range of trials with its Spectrum Controller, and deploying the industry’s first nationwide ESC network. The company’s partner ecosystem includes more than 40 device manufacturers and edge partners, all of which are dedicated to collaboration to advance development and proliferation of CBRS services. Federated Wireless’ customer base includes companies spanning the telecommunications, energy, hospitality, education, retail, office space, municipal and residential verticals, with use cases ranging from network densification and mobile offload to Private LTE and Industrial IoT.

Federated Wireless is led by President and CEO Iyad Tarazi and a team of industry veterans who continue to pioneer new territory in the commercialization and expansion of shared spectrum.

Executive team


Chris Swan

Chris Swan is a strategic leader within the technology domain repeatedly called upon to transform and grow organizations. An expert in aligning and leading global sales, marketing, and customer success teams with demonstrated ability to scale in the SaaS, Cloud, Edge, 5G, Security, Orchestration, and Virtual Networking. Leveraging deep understanding of both complex sales and demand generation to grow revenue and achieve customer retention. Chris leads marketing, sales, and customer experience for Federated Wireless. 

Prior to joining Federated Wireless, Chris was Chief Revenue Officer at Dispersive where he set record bookings and market adoption of secure virtual networking and founded the Unity Ecosystem. As an SVP and GM at ADVA, Chris led a division focused on software defined services for cloud and virtual enterprise where he founded the Harmony Ecosystem hosting one of the most extensive VNF supplier libraries in the world and accelerated the adoption of NFV and SDN products around the globe. Prior to that, Chris leveraged his skills in sales, marketing, and services across multiple executive positions in networking, cyber security, fulfillment, and service assurance companies. Other companies include: Overture Networks, The Boeing Company, Narus, Syndesis, Spirent, Hekimian and Verizon.

Chris has been quoted and published in numerous media outlets including Fierce Networks, Pipeline Magazine, Dark Reading, Light Reading, Converge, IoT News Hub, Cloud Computing Magazine and many others.

Chris holds a BS Double Major in Finance and Accounting from The Pamplin School of Business at Virginia Tech.  He has also completed executive business training at both Wharton and Darden business schools.
VP, Legal Advocacy

Jennifer McCarthy

Jennifer McCarthy is responsible for the company’s regulatory and government affairs agenda. Jennifer is a telecommunications regulatory attorney with over 25 years of experience in the wireless sector having held a variety of government affairs, business development, and operations positions for several of the industry’s leading technology innovators.

Most recently, Jennifer was with MVP Capital, working with wireless spectrum license holders, TV and radio station owners, and other online content service providers on a variety of M&A projects. Prior to that, Jennifer was Senior Vice President of Regulatory Affairs and Operations for NextWave Wireless Inc. and part of the executive management team of MediaFLO USA Inc., a subsidiary of QUALCOMM Incorporated, where she identified, purchased, and cleared the TV Channel 55 spectrum used to deploy the nation’s first network dedicated to the reception of mobile television programming and other multimedia services. She was also the head of QUALCOMM’s international government affairs team responsible for regulatory and international trade strategy at the International Telecommunications Union and related organizations. Early in her career, she worked with Freedom Technologies, Inc., a boutique Washington, D.C.-based telecommunications consulting firm and its associated law firm.

Ms. McCarthy has a B.A. in political science from Yale University and a J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center. She is a member of both the California and Washington, DC Bars.