Brett Lindsey, President and Chief Executive Officer
Brett Lindsey was named President and CEO of Everstream in February 2014. Previously as Chief Operations Officer of OneCommunity, a nonprofit organization dedicated to transforming Northeast Ohio’s economy, Brett oversaw the $100 million expansion of the network that powers Everstream. He brings more than 20 years of experience in successful operations management and business development efforts for venture-backed organizations to the Fortune 500. Brett has extensive experience in the telecom industry, having served as President of Elantic Telecom and Chief Operations Officer of Vox Mobile. He also held executive management positions with City Signal Communications, Qwest Communications, XO Communications and Williams Communication Systems.
Christian Gartner, Chief Financial Officer
Christian Gartner joined Everstream in 2016 as Chief Financial Officer with responsibilities for leading the financial management of the company, including the administration and reconciliation of Everstream’s investment portfolio, asset/liability system and other financial activities. With more than 25 years of experience, Christian served as CFO for a decade in telecommunications and spent 10 years with a $4.5 billion multinational transportation company. He has assisted with numerous acquisitions and divestitures, helping to finance nearly $6 billion in deals to date. Christian holds an MBA in Finance from Xavier University and a bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Miami University. He also is a Certified Public Accountant.
Chuck Girt, Chief Technology Officer
As the Chief Technology Officer, Chuck Girt is responsible for the development, growth and management of the Everstream network infrastructure. Most recently, Chuck served as Chief Technology Officer for OneCommunity, a nonprofit organization dedicated to transforming Northeast Ohio’s economy. He also has held engineering and technology positions throughout his career, including National Director of Engineering and Operations for Adelphia Commercial Services as well as Director of Midwest Operations and Core Developer for Northpoint DSL. Chuck holds a PhD in theoretical physics, a master’s degree in quantum physics and a bachelor’s degree in electrical and mechanical engineering, all from the University of California at Berkeley.
Bill Major, Chief Revenue Officer
Bill Major joined Everstream in 2015 as Vice President of Sales and Marketing with responsibility for expanding and leading the company’s SMB, enterprise, carrier and wireless sales efforts. Bill has nearly 20 years of telecommunications and management experience. Prior to joining Everstream, he was responsible for Enterprise Sales at Fibertech Networks, LLC (Lightower), with a territory that included Upstate New York, Indiana and market expansions in Ohio and Michigan. Throughout his career, Bill has successfully built and led sales, management and operations efforts for Windstream, PAETEC, McLeodUSA, LDMI and ICG Communications.
Joe Pellegrini, Executive Vice President, Operations
Joe Pellegrini joined Everstream in 2018 as Vice President of Operations to lead the company’s operations management initiatives, including organic growth, strategic requirements and additional breadth of services. He has more 20 years of experience in telecommunications, wireless deployment, construction and management. Prior to joining Everstream, Joe served in key leadership roles for the Wireless Deployment team at Crown Castle (formerly Lightower and Fibertech Networks). Throughout his career, Joe has led cross-functional teams responsible for designing, implementing, mapping and tracking both wireline and wireless deployment while consistently meeting aggressive customer goals. He holds an associate degree in engineering from Vermont Technical College.