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About SBA - Executive Leadership

Jeffrey A. Stoops
Director, President and Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Stoops has been Chief Executive Officer since January 1, 2002. He was appointed President in April 2000 and has been a director since August 1999. Mr. Stoops served as Chief Financial Officer from December 1998 to April 2000. He joined the company in March 1997, initially responsible for finance, capital market activities, mergers and acquisitions and legal matters of the company. Prior to joining SBA, Mr. Stoops was a partner with Gunster, a Florida-based law firm, where he practiced for thirteen years in the corporate, securities and mergers & acquisitions areas. Mr. Stoops is a current Director and past Chairman of the Wireless Infrastructure Association (WIA), the trade organization for the wireless communications infrastructure industry. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of The Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, West Palm Beach, Florida; the Advisory Board for the College of Business of Florida Atlantic University; and the Board of Directors of the entity responsible for The Honda Classic PGA golf tournament held annually in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. Mr. Stoops is a past Chairman of the Board of St. Andrew’s School, Boca Raton, Florida. He received his Bachelor of Science and Juris Doctor degrees from Florida State University.
Kurt Bagwell
President, International

Mr. Bagwell started with SBA in 2001 and became the Chief Operating Officer a year later. His current duties include the day-to-day development and management of the company’s growing international operations. Mr. Bagwell has over two decades of expertise in the wireless industry, having held various management positions at Centel Cellular, Sprint Cellular and Sprint PCS. In his previous role of Chief Operating Officer at SBA, Mr. Bagwell managed the company’s Tower Operations, Services, New Tower Builds and Site Management divisions for eight years. While at Sprint PCS from 1995 through 2001, Mr. Bagwell oversaw the initial build out of the Eastern United States for Sprint PCS, in addition to the expanded build out of over 10,000 other cell sites nationwide. Mr. Bagwell has a Bachelor of Science degree in Administrative Management from Clemson University.
Brendan T. Cavanagh
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Cavanagh has served as our Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer since September 2008. Mr. Cavanagh joined SBA in 1998 and has held various positions with SBA including serving as Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer from June 2004 to September 2008 and Vice President, Site Administration from January 2003 to June 2004. Prior to joining SBA, Mr. Cavanagh was a senior accountant for Arthur Andersen. Mr. Cavanagh is a Certified Public Accountant and received his Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Wake Forest University and his Master of Business Administration from Florida Atlantic University.
Mark R. Ciarfella
Executive Vice President, Operations

Mr. Ciarfella started with SBA in 2007. He is responsible for the company’s tower operations, services business and new tower development activities. Mr. Ciarfella was formerly the Vice President, New Builds at SBA where he managed the organization’s new tower development activities. Prior to joining SBA, Mr. Ciarfella was the co-owner of a Florida-based site development services company that provided site acquisition, zoning, construction management and program management services to the wireless telecommunication industry. Mr. Ciarfella has over a decade of experience in the wireless telecommunication business working directly with PrimeCo Personal Communications and as a consultant for multiple other carriers and tower companies. Mr. Ciarfella has a Bachelor of Science degree in Public Affairs from Florida Atlantic University.
Thomas P. Hunt
Executive Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer and General Counsel

Mr. Hunt joined SBA in September, 2000. Prior to joining SBA, Mr. Hunt was a partner with Gunster, a Florida-based law firm, where he practiced for 16 years in the corporate and real estate areas. Mr. Hunt is a member of the Florida Bar and received his Bachelor of Arts in economics from Brown University, magna cum laude, and his Juris Doctor from the University of Florida, with high honors.

Jason V. Silberstein
Executive Vice President, Site Leasing

Mr. Silberstein joined the company in December 1993 and is currently responsible for the overall operations and leasing of SBA owned towers and site management. Mr. Silberstein has been in his current role for approximately fifteen years and has primary responsibility for tower space sales while overseeing site marketing, site leasing and records management. Previously, Mr. Silberstein was successful in a variety of roles for SBA, including Regional Director for Florida, Director of the SBA Collocation Division and Director of Business Development. Mr. Silberstein is a graduate of the University of Florida, where he majored in Business Administration with a specialization in Finance.

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