Leadership Team

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

Ed Farscht

Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Farscht has been involved in the wireless services industry and the wireless infrastructure industry for more than twenty years. He is experienced in all aspects of the tower industry including tower ownership, colocations, tower development, tower and site management, and land and tower acquisitions. Prior to founding Diamond Communications LLC in 2006, Mr. Farscht was a senior executive at AAT Communications. Prior to AAT, Mr. Farscht was a Managing Director at Bear Stearns and held previous positions with CIBC World Markets and Citibank in investment banking with significant experience working on principal transactions. He is a graduate of Rutgers University and completed his MBA at Columbia University Business School. Currently, Mr. Farscht is a Board Member of the Wireless Infrastructure Association (WIA).


Mike Brett

Chief Operating Officer

Mr. Brett joined Diamond Communications as Chief Financial Officer in March of 2007 and is currently the Chief Operating Officer. Prior to joining Diamond, he was an investment banker at Bear Stearns for nearly ten years. While at Bear Stearns, Mr. Brett was part of the TMT Group and focused on telecommunications clients within the wireless infrastructure sector. He was involved in all aspects of banking including M&A, equity and debt financings, and structured transactions. Mr. Brett is a graduate of Bucknell University and received his MBA from the Darden Graduate School of Business at the University of Virginia.


Orazio Russo

Senior Vice President, Sales & Operations

Mr. Russo manages the Diamond Communications LLC business development team as well as operations related to the FE Utilities. He joined the Diamond team in April of 2007, bringing with him nearly twenty years of tower operations, sales and business development experience in the wireless industry. Before joining Diamond Communications LLC, Mr. Russo served as Vice President, Tower Operations at SBA Communications and Vice President of Operations, West and Southeast at AAT Communications. He was responsible for the significant growth of new tower development and acquisition opportunities at both SBA Communications and AAT Communications. Mr. Russo is a graduate of University of Phoenix and a four-year veteran of the U.S. Airforce.

Peter Woodbury

President, Site Management

Mr. Woodbury joined Diamond Communications LLC in 2013 after a 20+ year career in banking and financial services. Since joining Diamond Communications LLC, Mr. Woodbury has led the expansion of the Diamond Site Management business and is responsible for cultivating and managing relationships with third party property owners. In addition, he is responsible for managing Diamond’s business development calling efforts to wireless service providers across the U.S. Prior to joining Diamond, he was a Managing Director at Lloyds Banking Group, Credit Suisse and Donaldson Lufkin & Jenrette and a Vice President of Citibank with a focus on private equity, securitization and other types of structured transactions. Mr. Woodbury is a graduate of Boston College and received his MBA from the Darden Graduate School of Business at the University of Virginia.


Gene Grieco

General Counsel and Secretary

Mr. Grieco is the General Counsel at Diamond Communications LLC. Prior to joining Diamond in March of 2007, Mr. Grieco was counsel to IDT Corporation for nearly nine 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. Mr. Grieco has been involved in the telecommunications industry since 1998 and the wireless industry since 2001. He is a graduate of the University of Delaware, has his Law Degree from Creighton University School of Law and MBA from Fordham University Graduate School of Business.


John Thomas

Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Thomas came to Diamond Communications LLC in July 2013 after working for more than twenty years in the financial services sector. Mr. Thomas led Diamond’s corporate development activities prior to becoming the Chief Financial Officer. Prior to Diamond, he was Managing Director in the Telecommunications Groups at Deutsche Bank and Bear Stearns, in addition to holding senior positions at other investment firms. Mr. Thomas has completed a wide range of equity and debt financings and M&A transactions during his career. He is a graduate of Tufts University and received his MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.