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Executive Team

NRTC is guided by an experienced leadership team well versed in technology, including smart grid, broadband, wireless and video. More importantly, they drive NRTC’s member-driven attitude.

Tim Bryan
Tim Bryan
Chief Executive Officer

Tim Bryan serves as the Chief Executive Officer of NRTC. Prior to NRTC, Bryan served as the Chief Executive Officer of ICO Global Communications, a next generation satellite and terrestrial wireless company; the domestic portion of ICO was sold to DISH Networks for $1.4 billion. Prior to ICO, Bryan served as the Chief Financial Officer of Craig McCaw’s Eagle River Holdings. Bryan also served as the President of United Pan Europe Communications (UPC)(now Liberty Global) which was the largest private cable/telecom provider in Europe and as Chief Financial Officer of UnitedGlobalCom, also now Liberty Global. Before that Bryan was the Vice President/Finance and Treasurer of Jones Financial Group and Jones Intercable (now part of Comcast), at the time one of the ten largest domestic cable television operators. Bryan began his career in banking, including as the Vice President and Manager of the Communications Division at NationsBank Corporation (now Bank of America).

Bryan has served on the Board of Directors of Nextel Communications, Clearwire Communications, OpenTV (a Liberty Media affiliate), Telekabel, ICO, A2000, and UPC. He has served on the Boards of the Samaritan Institute and the Jekyll Island Foundation as well. From August 2012 to August 2015 Bryan served on the Board of Directors of FirstNet (a national wireless network to be constructed for use by the nation’s first responders) after appointment by the Secretary of the United States Department of Commerce. He chaired the Finance Committee of the Board for that FirstNet. Bryan currently serves on the Board of Directors (and is a member of the Audit Committee) of Arris Group, a $5 billion public company engaged in the sale of telecommunications equipment and services to the broadband industries on a global basis.

Bryan graduated from Duke University in 1983 and is married with three children.

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Greg Santoro
Greg Santoro
SVP, Chief Marketing and Strategy Officer

Greg Santoro is chief marketing and strategy officer for NRTC where he is responsible for strategy, marketing, business development, and IT. He joined NRTC from NII Holdings where he was responsible for corporate marketing and branding, product and device development, and strategic planning for a Latin American wireless company.

Santoro has spent his career in the telecommunications and computer industries building and managing innovative new products and services holding senior positions at Nextel, Sprint, and

Santoro has an MBA and MS in Engineering Management from Northwestern University, and a BS in computer science from the University of Vermont.

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Chuck Divone
General Counsel

Chuck Divone joined NRTC as our general counsel in 2017. Divone most recently served as Deputy General Counsel at Neustar where he managed a team of five attorneys and two paralegals. Divone focused his practice on commercial transactions, litigation, intellectual property and compliance.

While at Neustar, Divone played key roles in extending Neustar’s high-value number portability contract, streamlining Neustar’s sales pipeline, and obtaining a dismissal of all claims in a high-visibility securities lawsuit.

Previously, Divone was with Sprint Nextel, Nextel Communications, and Nextel International, where among other duties he led the Commercial Law Group and negotiated a five-year master supply agreement with one of the world’s largest telecommunications equipment companies.

Divone is a graduate of Fordham University and Fordham School of Law, and has additional training from Georgetown University in strategic business leadership.

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Bill Arendt
Chief Financial Officer

Bill serves as NRTC’s chief financial officer. Prior to joining NRTC, he spent eight years as CFO for Vubiquity Inc. (previously Avail-TVN), a digital media company. Bill has extensive experience in the digital media and telecommunications industries including more than 12 years with Nextel Communications Inc. as senior vice president and corporate controller.

Following the Sprint Nextel merger, Bill was SVP and corporate controller of the combined entity and then Sprint Nextel’s interim CFO. Bill directed key finance areas, was responsible for all aspects of the accounting functions and managed the shared services organization for the global $40 billion telecommunications company.

He has held upper management positions at Pocket Communications Inc., American Mobile Satellite Corp. and Ernst & Young. Bill was named 2011 CFO of the Year, Technology and Life Sciences by Washington Business Journal.  

Bill was born in Cleveland, OH, and graduated from John Carroll University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and is a certified public accountant. He is married and has two grown daughters. 

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Greg Bartolomei
President, Smart Grid Solutions

Bartolomei leads NRTC’s portfolio of smart grid solutions, which includes metering and metering networks, analytics, demand management, smart energy (including solar), and storage.

He brings nearly 30 years of engineering and utility experience. Most recently, he led the development, quality assurance and program management teams responsible for all electric automation solutions at Eaton. In this role, he partnered with electric cooperatives to provide turnkey technology solutions that helped them generate, deliver and manage energy safely, efficiently and reliably.

Prior to his work with Eaton, he held senior positions at Cooper Power Systems, Eka and GridPoint. He also worked at Ciena Corporation where he led efforts to revolutionize optical transport, intelligent switching and software tools for large-scale communications networks.

Bartolomei holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineer from the University of Maryland and Master’s Degrees in Mechanical and Electrical Engineering from The Catholic University of America.

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Jason McGinnis
President, Broadband Managed Services

Jason McGinnis is president of NeoNova. He has more than 20 years of experience in operations, with a commitment to quality customer support, efficient IT operations and effective security management.

Prior to NeoNova, he worked for Perimeter E-Security in an operations role preceded by operations roles at IBM, American Express, and Wal-Mart. He holds a BS in Business Management from Nova Southeastern University and an MS in Management Information Systems from Florida International University.

McGinnis is an avid word game enthusiast and enjoys skydiving.

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Terry Gilmore
James DaBramo
President, Broadband Solutions

James (Jim) DaBramo leads an active and growing NRTC division that is heavily involved in expanding fiber and wireless technologies across the nation. Broadband Solutions has helped NRTC members complete more than 25 separate broadband projects nationwide and conducted more than 175 feasibility studies. DaBramo comes to NRTC from LICT Corp., an integrated telecommunications services company based in Rye, NY, where he was chief operating officer. Jim was a founding member of both Metro Access Networks, a fiber services provider based in Dallas, TX, and FDN Communications a CLEC based in Orlando, FL. He has also held executive positions at Airband Inc., a Wireless Services Provider in Dallas, and IBBS, a Service Assurance Provider in Atlanta, GA.

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Curtis Knobloch
Chief Executive Officer, Mobile Solutions

Curtis Knobloch, who was one of the founding members of Telispire in 2000, has over 25 years experience in the wireless telecom industry. His management and operational experience includes wireless voice and data, video, long distance, paging and internet services.

He has chaired several committees and participated on numerous panel discussions regarding industry challenges and opportunities. Knobloch is a sought-out speaker on key industry trends and innovations.

He holds a BBA from Midwestern State University and an MBA from the University of North Texas.

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