Rivada Networks Announces Appointment of Karen Freitag as Executive Vice President of Sales

One of 2015’s “most influential women in wireless” joins company “at
an exciting time”

WASHINGTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Rivada Networks is pleased to today announce the appointment of Karen
Freitag as the company’s new Executive Vice President for Sales.

Karen Freitag is an experienced and accomplished sales executive, having
previously served as Vice President of Sales for Ericsson, Vice
President of Sales and Operations for Nortel, and most recently as
President of Sprint Enterprise, Wholesale and Wireline Solutions, where
she had full responsibility for Sprint’s Enterprise, Wireline and
Wholesale Business Units. In 2015, she was named to the “Influential
Women of Wireless” list compiled by wireless industry publication
FierceWireless, and was a 2014 finalist for Capacity Magazine’s
Executive of the Year Award for Industry Contribution.

Karen is active in her community and has received numerous sales, sales
management, and civic leadership awards throughout her career. She was
voted by her community peers as one of Kansas City’s Most Influential
Women in the March 2008 Kansas City Business Magazine. Karen was
recently appointed to the University of Kansas Business School Advisory
Board and is a past Board Member of the American Cancer Society’s
Chairmen’s Circle, Children’s Mercy Hospital Hands and Hearts
Foundation, and Habitat for Humanity. In addition to her board
responsibilities, Karen has been a volunteer at Children’s Mercy
Hospital Parent to Parent Pediatric Oncology Group and served as Chair
of the American Cancer Society’s Kansas City Cattle Baron’s Ball for
2007 and 2008.

Karen earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing and Management
from Mid America Nazarene University and an MBA from Baker University.
Karen has also completed the Kellogg School of Management Women’s Senior
Leadership Development Program.

Karen joins Rivada at an exciting time for the company, which is a
bidder for the FirstNet contract to build out the nationwide public
safety broadband network in the United States, and is also actively
engaged in opportunities in Mexico and elsewhere. This week, it was
announced that Rivada Networks had been named by the State of New
Hampshire as their choice to build out that State’s emergency broadband
network, in the event that it should choose to “opt out” of the FirstNet

Rivada’s Open Access Wireless Market, in combination with its patented
Dynamic Spectrum Arbitrage (DSA) technology, for the first time enables
4G mobile network capacity to be bought and sold in real time and in
response to market demand.

Commenting on the appointment, Rivada Networks Executive Chairman and
Co-CEO Declan Ganley said:

“I am beyond delighted to welcome Karen to our team here at Rivada
Networks. Her career to date has been a case study in achievement and
excellence, and her decision to join us as we move forward with our plan
to build out the FirstNet network, and to use our technology to maximise
the value of networks in the United States and around the world, is a
significant boost to our company.”

Newly appointed Rivada Executive Vice President of Sales Karen Freitag

“Rivada Networks is an exciting company equipped with the three things
necessary for success: talented people, an incredible product, and an
exciting and transformative vision. It made absolute sense for me to
join Rivada at this time of growth and expansion, and I look forward
with anticipation and confidence to the challenges ahead. I am delighted
to be working with a team of seasoned and proven executives, led by
Declan Ganley and Joe Euteneuer, and I am thrilled to get started on the
important work ahead.”

About Rivada Networks

Rivada Networks is a leading designer, integrator and operator of
wireless, interoperable communications networks. Rivada’s technology,
Dynamic Spectrum Arbitrage-Tiered Priority Access (DSATPA), allows
wireless broadband capacity to be dynamically bought and sold in a fully
competitive on demand process to competing commercial entities. DSATPA
is a game changer for the way in which spectrum is consumed, maximizing
the efficiency of radio spectrum bandwidth and unlocking the potential
for more extensive, higher capacity broadband networks.


Rivada Networks
Brian Carney, +1-929-245-8331
New York