Dr. Patel joined SBA Communications in February 2019 and is responsible for the company’s strategy initiatives and technology resources. He leads a team that originates, evaluates, cultivates and develops new business initiatives involving our existing assets, and otherwise, both in the United States and our international markets. Dr. Patel has more than 20 years of global experience leading large-scale new growth initiatives across the globe with strength in developing growth strategies over multiple year horizons to align with external environmental change and technology advancements. Prior to joining SBA, Dr. Patel served in a similar role for seven years at Cox Communications, where he built strong and diverse teams focused on innovation, and led the successful identification, incubation and launch of multiple new businesses in adjacent industries. Prior to Cox, Dr. Patel was with Accenture in Atlanta and London, where he was a Partner in the Communications, Media and Technology practice and the leader of Accenture’s digital video technology practice. Dr. Patel holds a Ph.D. in Digital Communications from Imperial College – University of London and a Bachelor of Engineering degree in Information Systems Engineering from the same college. He is a Senior Member of IEEE and has been granted multiple domestic and international patents.