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CONNECTED CITY: NextEdge Networks/Modus
Modus has grown organically throughout the years
and has done so strategically. "We are client-focused,"
Crowley says. "You wouldn't think you would have to say
that, but you would be surprised how many people don't
remember that the client is No. 1. That really separates
us from some of the other really big groups in our space.
We are our clients' advocates."
Today, Modus employs 80 people who Crowley says
are the best in the industry. "There are some great
people out there and we are looking for them to join our
team," he adds. "It's a small industry, so you know when
the A players become available and we hire them. Great
people attract other great people and we are trying to
make sure we have the best team."
Two years ago, Verizon contracted Modus to ensure wireless
coverage for its customers during the Super Bowl.
business. "We are well known amongst the carriers, but
the building side has been problematic," Wiest notes.
"Building owners just haven't collectively recognized this
is a problem they have to deal with."
Modus specializes in execution and speed to market. "Everything is important and needs to be done right now,"
Crowley explains. "Some of the people we have let go
over the years just didn't get that. This isn't a when-you-
SERIOUS ABOUT SERVICE
Ryan Crowley, Chad Abbott and Erik Corkery co-founded Modus in 2005 after working together for three years
at Alaris. "We grew the Alaris oﬃce from ﬁve people to
50 in two years and were sold to Parsons, a global engineering ﬁrm," Crowley remembers. "After a year, the
three of us thought we could better service our clients on
our own and started what is now Modus."
Abbott has more than 15 years of experience in
wireless telecommunications network deployment and
in managing large-scale turnkey projects throughout
the western United States. Corkery also has more than
15 years' experience in the wireless telecommunications
industry and has helped forge Modus into an innovative
industry leader in wireless network development.
Crowley has been active for more than 20 years in real
estate and land use entitlements in addition to his more
than 15 years of experience in the wireless telecommunications industry. "Erik is an attorney, Chad has a masters
in land use and my background is ﬁnance and real estate,
and all three of us together is a good combination in
our space," Crowley says. "It just happened to work out
really well that we all brought something diﬀerent to the
table. We started the company and the next thing we
knew we had 80 people on staﬀ."
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