A minority-owned organization, DatumNexus™ provides unmatched expertise auditing leases in the wireless communications infrastructure leasing industry. No one else has the breadth and depth of expertise examining the intricacies of the impact data integration and accuracy has on the business performance and future of Tower Companies.
With more than 20-years of expertise, the DatumNexus team has helped create this industry which makes them uniquely qualified to address the risk associated within the wireless communications infrastructure leasing industry due to its rapid growth through acquisitions. DatumNexus was founded specifically to address this risk and this team is building ValiDatum™ – an innovative solution built with tacit knowledge of the Cell Tower Leasing Industry (CTLI).
Thomas Wade had the original vision for DatumNexus nearly ten years ago. As an attorney, he saw the need for verified, validated and accurate data in every legal transaction or venture. Over the years, he tried and perfected several different techniques for verifying and validating data. His thirst for technology continued to steer him toward more automation in all of his endeavors. Thomas eventually ventured out on his own, broadening his experience of providing highly accurate information (data) to clients, most notably within the cell tower industry. After several years of perfecting this technique, Mr. Wade “packaged” his experience and knowledge into a comprehensive data verification, validation and migration strategy for Mergers and Acquisitions. With the advancement of technology and the ability to automate the process, Thomas established DatumNexus.
Thomas is a leader in Diversity Mentoring and serves on the board of several organizations. He is an advocate for social impact investing and interested in inclusive business innovation. Thomas is a graduate of Howard University School of Law.
James Young is Chief Operating Officer/Strategic Advisor of DatumNexus and a veteran of the wireless infrastructure industry. Since joining the industry in 1998, he has held a variety of roles across numerous organizations globally. His 25+ year high-tech and leadership experience spans the private, public and government sectors – and is an aggregate of Information Technology, Wireless Infrastructure Leasing, M&A and Corporate Compliance.
Prior to joining the DatumNexus Executive Team, he lived and worked abroad as a Senior Level Advisor to several wireless infrastructure companies across Southeast Asia – until repatriating in 2017. James is a U.S. Marine Corps combat veteran and holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems.
Alex Williams got his start in graphic design, before eventually transitioning to software engineering. From there he worked with machine learning, and later became a part of the DatumNexus team as their Chief Technology Officer. His diverse background of studies makes him a utility tool for DatumNexus’ needs, with his ability to approach problems from unique angles.
Before he studied computer technologies, Alex worked in education; teaching math, English, and computer literacy to returning education students. In his free time Alex likes to practice photography and “traditional” art, painting with his art tablet.
Seth Jaslow has been leading and is responsible for TALENThire’s technology vision and infrastructure. He brings over 20 years experience in Enterprise Architecture and over 12 years of CTO/Leadership experience.
Seth has architected some of the top applications and infrastructures nationwide including the Bank of Philadelphia, Towers Watson and UPS. He is a recognized author and speaker and able to troubleshoot extremely complex technology challenges and effortlessly communicate proper resolution. In his spare time, he loves to develop Artificial Intelligence to write music.
Janelle Richards brings over 15 years of experience as a Litigation Attorney and recruiter in the legal recruiting industry. Janelle graduated from Princeton University and went on to receive a Juris Doctorate from Georgetown University Law Center. After working in the Washington, D.C. office of a national legal recruiting company, she transferred to the southeast region where she established and maintained the company’s Atlanta office and managed the recruiting needs of the company’s fledgling Miami office. In her role as Managing Director, she engaged in all aspects of legal recruiting and staffing and developed a database of over one thousand top-notch candidates for her respective markets in a period of three years.
Prior to joining the recruiting industry, Janelle was an Associate Attorney at a boutique law firm in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area where she participated in federal civil litigation dealing primarily with civil rights matters, most notably the first federal anthrax lawsuit filed in the United States and a landmark federal lawsuit opposing the Maryland governor’s 2002 redistricting plan.
Dr. Drew S. Jones
Investor Managing Partner, The Jones Group
Drew Jones, an angel investor, currently serves as an advisor to 2FloVentures and DatumNexus, Inc. 2FloVentures is an incubator and venture capital firm focused on equitable innovation in the healthcare space that to date has launched and grown eight operating companies.
Drew is also an accomplished healthcare executive with more than 20 years of successful clinical research and development experience at private, NASDAQ-listed and Fortune 100 biopharma companies. Previously, he was an anesthesiologist.
Dr. Jones holds an undergraduate degree from Duke University, an MBA degree from the University of Maryland, and MD and MPH degrees from East Carolina University and the University of North Carolina respectively.
Kenneth H. Griffin
Partner Pritchard Griffin Advisors
Ken Griffin has over 30 years experience serving the financial needs of major corporations. As a CPA with McGladrey & Pullen for 12 years, Ken was a Senior Manager focused in Audit and Accounting and client development. In 1996, he joined Washington-based Taylor Companies, an international banking firm, as Chief Financial Officer; he was assigned Chief Operating Officer responsibilities two years later.
Shortly thereafter, Ken was given the opportunity to join Taylor’s investment banking deal team, where he served in a variety of positions, ultimately being named Managing Director and, finally, head of Taylor’s Strategic Investment Banking division. During his tenure with Taylor, Ken served in leadership roles on transactions valued at over $10 billion. Ken is a 1984 graduate of North Carolina State University with a degree in Accounting.
Founder & Managing Director, Responsible Solutions Ltd.
As an active member of Keiretsu Forum and Entrepreneur in residence at Founder Institute, Russell Brand has mentored, performed due diligence on and invested in numerous early stage companies. He has started three successful companies. The first of these, Responsible Solutions Limited, saved the American taxpayer more than 250 million dollars by teaching federal agencies how to use what is now known as open source software but did yet have a common name.
His second company, Enhance Security Research, successfully monetized a patent portfolio for more than 500% of its appraised value. His third company, Einstien’s Elephant patent portfolio was also profitably acquired. Russell received his graduate degree from the University of California, Berkeley and his undergraduate degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Mike Veronesi is an accomplished entrepreneur, leader and coach with a demonstrated history of working within the technology and staffing/recruiting industry. He has been leading TALENThire since its inception in 2004. He brings a strong background in workforce management, recruitment, human resources, corporate culture and professional and managed services.
Prior to founding TALENThire, Mike led Human Resources and Recruitment at Budget Rent a Car’s largest franchise in the US, as well as held leadership roles in HR and Recruitment at organizations such as Sprint, Paranet, Peopleclick/Peoplefluent and Leapfrog Services. Mike has also founded a non-profit organization (Foster Care Athletic Fund) which focuses on positively impacting foster children through team sports. Mike holds a BS in Management (HR) from Binghamton University.
Partner at Parker, Poe Adams & Bernstein, LLP
Alonzo Llorens has substantial experience in corporate law and represents clients ranging from startups to Fortune 500 companies. His legal career started with the federal government, as he worked as an attorney in the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Honors Program and later with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission in its Division of Corporation Finance.
Today, he focuses his corporate practice on capital markets and finance, mergers and acquisitions, securities compliance, corporate governance, minority business enterprise (MBE) certification, and structuring and navigating compliance with MBE transactions. Alonzo earned his law degree from Howard University School of Law, where he was managing editor of the Howard Law Journal. He earned his bachelor’s degree in international trade and finance from Louisiana State University (LSU).