Our Team

Our highly-experienced management team is comprised of tower industry and finance professionals who understand the complex regulatory and new tower development environments.

ED FARSCHT
Chief Executive Officer

Ed was a senior executive at AAT Communications, Bear Stearns, CIBC World Markets and Citibank where he was involved in both investment banking and principal investments. Ed has been involved with the wireless tower industry since 1996 and with the wireless services industry since 1986.

MIKE BRETT
Chief Financial Officer

Mike joined Diamond in March 2007 after nearly 10 years as an investment banker at Bear Stearns. While at Bear Stearns, Mike was part of the TMT Group and focused on Telecommunication clients within the wireless and the wireless infrastructure sectors. Mike was involved in all aspects of banking including M&A, equity and debt financings, and structured transactions.

ORAZIO RUSSO
Senior Vice President of Sales & Operations

Orazio joined the Diamond team in April 2007, bringing more than 20 years of operational, sales and business development experience in the wireless communication and tower industries. Before joining Diamond, he served in several leadership positions and was responsible for generating new tower development and acquisition opportunities at SBA Communications and AAT Communications.

PETER WOODBURY
President, Diamond Land Acquisitions & Site Management

Before joining Diamond in December 2012, Peter had a 20+ year career in banking and financial services. He was a Managing Director at Lloyds Banking Group, Credit Suisse and Donaldson Lufkin & Jenrette with a focus on private equity, securitizations and various types of structured transactions.

GENE GRIECO
General Counsel

Prior to joining Diamond in March 2007, Gene was counsel to IDT Corporation for nearly 9 years and held several key positions within IDT and its subsidiaries including Senior Vice President and General Counsel to Winstar Communications, LLC, a national competitive local exchange carrier, and Executive Vice President and General Counsel to IDT Spectrum, Inc., holder of FCC spectrum licenses. He has been involved with the telecommunications industry since 1998 and the wireless industry since 2001.

JT THOMAS
Senior Vice President of Corporate Development

JT joined Diamond in July 2013 and has over 20 years of experience in the financial services and telecommunications sectors including leadership roles at Deutsche Bank, Bear Stearns and SAC Capital.

JEFF PETERS
Vice President of New Tower Development

Jeff joined Diamond in June 2010, bringing over 15 years of tower site development, management and marketing experience. Prior to Diamond, he held roles in wireless tower site development and marketing with SBA Communications, AAT Communications and C. Faulkner Engineering. He also served for 5 years as the founding president of the Texas State Wireless Association.

JESS LEITZKE
Senior Vice President of Tower Operations

Jess joined Diamond in 2006. His involvement in wireless communications began in 1996 during the original PCS build out. Jess has been involved in all phases of site acquisition, tower construction and site maintenance. Prior to joining Diamond, he held senior management positions in tower operations for SBA Communications and AAT Communications.