Alex Gellman | WIA Board Vice-Chairman CEO and Co-Founder Vertical Bridge Holdings, LLC

Alex Gellman

By taylor thornton

Alex Gellman is the Chief Executive Officer of Vertical Bridge Holdings L.L.C., the largest private owner and operator of wireless communications infrastructure in the U.S.

Prior to co-founding Vertical Bridge, Mr. Gellman was President and COO of Global Tower Partners, the largest privately-held tower company in the United States. Mr. Gellman was instrumental in the sale of Global Tower Partners to American Tower Corporation in 2013 for over $4.8 billion. Previously, Mr. Gellman has been involved in a number of successful ventures, including Sonitrol Corporation, a leading provider of verified electronic security in North America where he served as President and COO until its sale to Stanley Works.

Mr. Gellman also co-founded Apex Site Management, the largest third-party manager of wireless and wireline communications sites in the U.S. Apex merged with SpectraSite Communications to create the largest telecommunications site portfolio in the United States. Following the merger, Mr. Gellman served as President and CEO of SpectraSite-Transco Communications, Ltd., a joint venture between SpectraSite and British Gas to develop tower sites in the United Kingdom.

Mr. Gellman previously served as Vice President – Development and a co-founder of Horizon Cellular Group, a start-up backed by McCaw Cellular to acquire, develop and operate rural cellular franchises in the eastern United States.

Mr. Gellman earned an MBA in Finance and Accounting from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, and a BS in Biology from Tufts University.