The management team of APWireless has been actively involved in financing wireless infrastructure since the late 1990s. During the past 23 years our team has been associated with approximately $4 billion of asset financings, including thousands of telco lease prepayments.
Eric has more than 23 years of experience as a tax and structured finance lawyer with an emphasis on “big ticket” lease financings and wireless infrastructure. Prior to being named CEO of APWireless, Eric co-founded and owned Wireless Infrastructure Partners LLC and, before that, RFS Capital, LLC, both of which originated investments in telecommunications infrastructure assets. From May 2005 until February 2007 Eric served as the Vice President of Finance and Tax Counsel of Md7, a consulting firm that helps wireless carriers manage their infrastructure assets. Prior to that, Eric spent 10 years as a tax and structured finance lawyer with Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP and Brown & Wood LLP, and as a senior-level tax advisor with Deloitte & Touche LLP. Eric earned his JD from the Georgetown University Law Centre, a Master’s of Science from the Georgetown School of Foreign Service, and a BA in Economics and International Studies from Pepperdine University.
Daniel J. Hasselman, President
Dan has more than 19 years of experience as an executive in the real estate and wireless infrastructure industries and has been involved in over $1 billion worth of transactions. Prior to being appointed President at APWireless, Dan fulfilled the role of Managing Director at Wireless Infrastructure Partners, LLC. Dan also co-founded and owned Vertical Capital Group, which originated investments in telecommunications infrastructure assets on behalf of RFS Capital, LLC. Dan entered the telecommunications finance industry by opening and operating an office for a leading telecom lease acquisitions firm. As a lifelong entrepreneur, Dan has been involved with many start-ups, including real estate, lending, acquisitions and investment companies. At an early age, Dan founded U.S. Home and Loan, Inc., which became a top producing subsidiary of the 2nd largest mortgage brokerage firm in the United States. Dan attended Minnesota State University and San Diego State University.
Andrew K. Wood, Executive Vice President
Andy has more than 21 years of experience as a professional and executive in the real estate and wireless infrastructure industries. Prior to being appointed EVP of Operations at APWireless, Andy fulfilled the role of Managing Director at WIP. Andy also co-founded and owned Vertical Capital Group, which originated investments in telecommunications infrastructure assets on behalf of RFS Capital. Andy entered the telecom industry by working on behalf of major carriers in the United States as a consultant for a leading telecommunications firm. With his background in real estate, mortgages and commercial leasing, Andy pioneered innovative acquisition strategies across the telecommunications industry. Andy has also served on the board of directors for San Diego’s Gaslamp City Square. He earned his BA in Finance and Business Administration from San Diego State University.
Edward W. Bergstrom, Senior Vice President
Edward has more than 21 years of experience in sales and sales management. Prior to being appointed Senior Vice President at APWireless, Edward was Vice President of Sales for the US market. Edward was a principal at a successful mortgage loan origination branch from December 2000 to June 2008, where he originated an average of over 30 transactions totaling more than $3 million per month in deal volume. He also founded E.W.B Financial, which offered a variety of finance products in September, 2005.
Roula Heleiwa, Chief Operating Officer
Roula has more than 25 years of domestic and international experience as an executive in Operations and Finance. Prior to joining APWireless, Roula spent 15 years with The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company working across the globe in various corporate and regional roles, and launched the first luxury lifestyle hotel brand for the company. She spent the next phase of her career with the Travel Retail division of Louis Vuitton Moët Hennessy (LVMH), managing the finance and sales operations of over 85 luxury brands, and successfully negotiating a multi-billion dollar retail expansion in the Hawaiian islands. Most recently she served as the CFO for a privately owned residential and commercial property management company in San Diego, successfully negotiating sales, acquisition, and refinance transactions of over 4,000 units. Roula has earned her MBA in International Business and Finance and is fluent in four languages.
Ryan McGee, Chief Financial Officer
Ryan has more than ten years of experience as a finance professional. Prior to being appointed VP of Finance at APWireless, Ryan fulfilled the role of Corporate Controller at APWireless. Before joining the APWireless management team Ryan performed advisory, assurance, and audit services for Ernst and Young, LLP in Silicon Valley where he specialized in the technology sector. He earned his BA in Accounting and also Finance and Business Administration from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo.
Chris Jager, Vice President, Technology
Chris has more than eight years of experience as an IT professional. Before being appointed VP of Technology, Chris fulfilled the role of Director of Information Systems at APWireless. In his role as VP of Technology, Chris is responsible for the global IT and IS infrastructure. Next to that he supports the E-Marketing initiatives for APWireless. Prior to his arrival in 2011, Chris worked at Royal Dutch Shell where he specialized in Supply Chain Management. He earned his B.S. in Computer Science and holds a M.S. in Information Science from the University of Twente.