Chief Legal Officer
Mr. Sidman joined pdvWireless as our Chief Legal Officer in June 2015. Prior to joining pdvWireless, from 2009 to June 2015, and from 2003 to 2006, Mr. Sidman provided business and strategic consulting and advisory services to various domestic and international telecommunications companies. He was a co-founder of, and served as a senior executive for, Cyren Call Communications Corporation from 2006 to 2009.
Mr. Sidman served as General Counsel of Nextel from October 1994 until early 2001, and thereafter served as Senior Legal Advisor to Nextel until April 2003. As a key member of Nextel’s senior management team, Mr. Sidman was centrally involved in the planning and implementation of Nextel’s nationwide digital mobile wireless communications network, as well as in structuring and negotiating the numerous significant acquisition, strategic relationship and debt and equity financing transactions that supported Nextel’s substantial growth.
Mr. Sidman began his legal career in the Cleveland office of Jones Day, a major international law firm, in 1979, serving first as an associate, and then as a partner, in that firm’s general corporate practice group. Mr. Sidman gained a broad exposure to numerous corporate and securities law practice areas, as well as a familiarity with related disciplines, including litigation, antitrust, intellectual property and tax law.
Mr. Sidman obtained his undergraduate degree from the University of Virginia with a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics and Psychology. He received his law degree from The University of Virginia School of Law and subsequently, his graduate business degree from The George Washington University.