John C. Pescatore
Mr. Pescatore has served as Vice Chairman of the pdvWireless board of directors since April 2018 and previously served as President & Chief Executive Officer from August 2004 – April 2018. He is a seasoned telecommunications executive with particular expertise in start-up and rapidly growing companies. Before joining pdvWireless, Mr. Pescatore was Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of NeoWorld. NeoWorld was founded to develop and launch a nationwide dispatch system and held spectrum in major markets throughout the United States.
The company was successfully sold to Nextel Communications in 2003. Prior to that, Mr. Pescatore was Executive Vice President of Operations with Expanets, Inc., one of the fastest growing voice and data communications solutions and services businesses in the United States. He was one of the key architects in building Expanets and saw the business through enormous growth through strategic acquisitions. Before joining Expanets, Mr. Pescatore was part of the team involved in the start-up of Nextel Communications. Mr. Pescatore held numerous senior leadership positions at Nextel including Vice President of Operations, President of the Two-Way Radio Division and President of the New York Area during its digital system rollout.
Mr. Pescatore started his career as a consultant with Deloitte & Touche. He earned his undergraduate degree in accounting from New York University and earned his CPA certification. Mr. Pescatore is also a member of the board of directors of Covenant House International.