- Wireless Ventures LtdConsulting, present
- Telecom Bermuda
- WSI Bermuda/Americas
- Wireless Ventures Ltd (Owner)
Since 2003 he has headed up Wireless Ventures Ltd in Bermuda as its President providing consulting services and products to the local Bermuda Telecommunications Market under the WSI Brand.
He has implemented complete Telecommunications Management (billing, OSS, and CRM) solutions to M3 Wireless (Wireless carrier) and TeleBermuda International (Long distance), led the WSI Roaming team to add 200+ international roaming agreements to M3 Wireless’ footprint and developed the first virtual prepay system on the Island to not require top up cards to recharge service. In addition for M3 Wireless he provided consultancy and project management for the complete rollout of the NextNet (now Motorola pre Wi-Max) Broadband wireless network called EasyConnect, the first of its kind in Bermuda to offer speeds over up to 2mb and beyond. He spent a year working in Texas providing consultancy and business direction to a large wireless and internet service provider along with restructuring their billing and IT environment. He continues to provide support to 4 carriers for Billing, OSS and critical system maintenance.
Prior to WSI he was Vice President of Sales, Marketing, Customer Services and IT for AT&T Wireless (Bermuda) after AT&T Wireless International purchased 60% of the first GSM wireless company Telecom Bermuda Ltd.
While at AT&T Wireless, he was responsible for the overall management of Sales, Customer Service (including Retail), Marketing, Roaming and the Information Systems of the Company. He was also involved in leading the implementation, management and controls of the GSM billing environment.
He came to Telecom Bermuda Ltd to assist with the launching of Bermuda’s first GSM (Global System for Mobile) network.. Within one year from launch he had achieved over 120 roaming agreements in 60 countries around the globe with the help of two resources.
John also introduced GPRS and then EDGE to Bermuda before starting his own Company, Wireless Ventures Ltd, Bermuda.
Prior to this he was Project Prime for many data driven products at the Bermuda Telephone Company, working for now President and CEO Francis Mussenden. John developed and launched Bermuda’s first Internet Call Waiting application as well as working on many other data products such as ATM, Frame Relay and ADSL. He also was project lead on a 18 month Billing and OSS replacement project to migrate many disparate and unconnected systems to a single system to improve service delivery and profitability for BTC. This project required the interfacing with every functional area within the Bermuda Telephone company from sales, through finance, outside plant, installers, call centre and network operations.
John is also writes technology articles for 2 Telecommunications Industry magazines and is a member of many industry organizations including the GSMA and the UMTS forum among others.John is a Bermudian with UK passport, Canadian citizenship, married to wife Lindsay and has a daughter Jessica and son Steven.
- Saltus Grammar School
- Wrekin College
- Ridley Colledge