LEADERSHIP

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MEET THE TEAM


With over 20+ years of success in the telecommunications industry, the Martin family is championing their next endeavor with the support of a promising group of individuals from diverse backgrounds and talented skillsets. These individuals are driven, dedicated, and qualified to provide the best service, uphold our values, and build upon the legacy of GlenMartin.

Chris Martin

Founder, Managing Partner

Chris Martin has over 25+ years of entrepreneurial telecom infrastructure development experience, developing and selling assets in the United States, Latin America and across the globe. Most notably, Chris was a  founder of BlueBird Network a US-based carrier that was sold at more than 20X investor returns.  Chris has more than two decades experience in infrastructure projects in Latin America. In 2019, Chris worked closely with the exit team and successfully sold BlueBird Network to Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets.

Bill Placke

Partner

Bill Placke has more than 25 years experience in international technology and Multi-System Operators in the US and Europe. Bill has been a C-suite executive team for three venture-backed technology companies that achieved positive return exits for the venture capital funds. Most recently, Bill was EVP of Corporate Development at venture-backed SaaS and Cloud company StratusWorX that was sold to Ericsson, Inc. in August 2020.  At Liberty Global, Inc. he led ILEC and CLEC roll-ups across Eastern and Western Europe and was part of the Investments Committee. Bill began his career in New York working as a Corporate attorney focusing on venture capital and IPOs for Roberts, Sheridan & Kotel (now Dickstein, Shapiro) before joining the cross-border mergers and acquisition and venture capital practice in Amsterdam and London of global law firm Clifford Chance. Bill is member of the Board of ToughBuilt Industries (Nasdaq: TBLT) and Chairman of the Compensation Committee and has served on the Board and Observer for companies across Europe and the US. Bill holds a BS in Business Administration from the University of Dayton, a Juris Doctor from St. John’s University School of Law and a Diploma in European Union Law from King’s College London.

Clay Robbins

Chief Financial Officer

As CFO, Clay is responsible for managing Ketsali’s investment and financial strategy, hospitality reporting, and treasury functions. He works with the executive team to unlock meaningful long-term value across the company’s portfolio. A seasoned financial executive with a broad range of experience, he has specialized in the real estate and hospitality industries and has held senior positions at firms including Howard Hughes Corporation, Blue Mesa Restaurants, and Metromedia Restaurant Group. Clay has a Bachelor of Science with a Concentration in Accounting from the University of Rhode Island and a Masters of Business Administration from the University of New Mexico. He holds a Certificate of Public Accounting in the State of Texas.

Paul Puri

VP, Mergers & Acquisitions

Mr. Puri joined Oaklins International, a global investment banking organization with 850 bankers across 40 countries, in 2001. He has 20 years of experience advising both domestic and global clients on a broad range of transactions across the industrial tech, healthcare, and energy infrastructure sectors. He initiated and led several of its largest transactions, including the $400 million sales of Enerflow Industries, and the sale of Midfield Supply to RedMan Pipe and Supply, and subsequently to McJunkin to form $2 billion revenue MRC Global. Prior to that, he worked eight years in the telecom industry at Verizon and Cisco Systems across a broad range of technical, sales, and marketing roles.

Jesus Morlett

VP, Finance

Jesus is a seasoned and results driven professional with over 30 years of experience in corporate finance, strategic planning, budgeting and international business development in the energy and telecommunications industry. He received his education in business & telecommunications from Tecnológico de Monterrey with an MBA in-progress from LSU Shreveport. Most of his project experience has been the structuring and implementation of financing for infrastructure projects and raising equity from individuals and institutional funds in Mexico and the U.S. 



Advisory Board

Tatum Martin

Advisor

Tatum Martin has built an estimated 12,000 wireless sites throughout Africa, Asia, the Middle East, North America, Central America, and South America. Tatum’s efforts have included capital raises, acquisitions, new site development, tower evaluations and portfolio tower sales. Presently Tatum Martin manages multiple LATAM BTS companies with over 700 towers under management all organically built.

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