Our Team

During the past 24 years our team has been associated with approximately $5 billion of asset financings, including thousands of mobile phone mast lease premiums.

We are experienced, creative, and sceptical of “one-size-fits-all” solutions. If you decide to work with APWireless you will actually meet the members of our team: we are directly involved in structuring each and every transaction.

HEAD OFFICE >> 2nd Floor, 16-18 Conduit Street, Lichfield, Staffordshire WS13 6JR

Thomas Evans

EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT – GLOBAL ASSET MANAGEMENT

Tom joined APWireless in 2011 to expand the successful US business into the UK. Following the successful launch of the UK business, Tom worked to open up APWireless Ireland and later other European businesses, including The Netherlands, Belgium and Hungary. Previously, Tom has spent over 15 years in telecoms site acquisition and estate management in the UK market. Prior to joining APWireless, his experience included working for a leading UK site acquisition firm, as National Acquisition and Planning Manager. More recently, he worked for a firm of Chartered Property Consultants advising landlords on telecommunication site estate management matters. Most recently, Tom has taken an active role in Asset Management. His principal role today is managing and developing the APWireless Portfolio.

 

Mark J Talbot FRICS

Director of Strategy & Special Projects

Mark has 25 years’ experience in the strategic acquisition, development and management of telecommunications infrastructure throughout the UK and internationally. He has dealt with all aspects, leading teams of professionals to deliver clear business aligned strategies to realise operational efficiencies, creating and enhancing value. He has also led property teams in M&A activities in targeting, due diligence and acquisition activities for lot sizes up to £2bn. Mark has been involved in professional and regulatory matters representing the RICS with senior government and industry stakeholders in the review and development of best practice and legislation in the telecommunications area. Most recently, Mark was Partner – Head of Telecommunications at Carter Jonas LLP. Prior to that, Mark held senior roles within Arqiva including Head of Estates and Property and Head of Acquisition and Portfolio Management. Mark is a fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and Chair of the RICS Telecoms Forum Board. In addition, in 2019, Mark was joint author of the RICS Guidance Note – Surveyors Advising in Respect of the Electronic Communications Code.

 

Tony Elliott

Senior Accountant

Tony joined the team in June 2017 to oversee the company accounts function in the UK and Ireland. Prior to joining Tony had acted as an external tax and VAT adviser, providing support since the company was originally formed in 2011. Outside of work Tony enjoys hill walking and plays cricket at local league level.

 

Lydia Riley

Site Acquisition and Development Manager

Lydia joined APWireless in March 2012. Prior to this spent five years working in residential sales and letting in Lichfield where she developed her interest in investment property. Her principle role is seeking out new investment opportunities in the Midlands. When not in work, Lydia is a keen sportswoman, having represented England at hockey at under 18 level and playing an active role in the running of her current club. In her spare time, Lydia is currently studying for an MSC in Real Estate through the College of Estate Management.

Paul Yates

System Administrator

Paul started with APWireless in March 2014. He brings 15 years of public and private sector IT experience to the team. Paul has previously worked for The Arthur Terry Learning Partnership a prestigious educational establishment in Sutton Coldfield, managing the IT systems for thousands of students. Paul now supports the IT Infrastructure of APWireless throughout Europe and the Commonwealth. In his spare time he enjoys mountain biking, DIY and computer games.

Sietske Sikkema

Property & Legal Affairs Manager

Sietske joined the team in June 2017 to assist the Legal department in the UK and in The Netherlands. Sietske previously worked for a law firm in The Netherlands where she had spent six years as a lawyer. Outside of work Sietske enjoys running and biking and spending time with friends and family.

 

LONDON >> 10 Fitzroy Square, Fitzrovia, London W1T 5HP

Kevin Povey

Site Acquisition and Development Manager

Kevin has many years’ experience in both telecom site and land acquisition throughout the UK. He opened the London office in January 2014 and is very excited about bringing the Companies’ approach, ethos and integrity to London and the Home Counties. When not in work, Kevin is a very keen golfer and does not let his high handicap get in the way of a good walk! He is happily married with two grown up daughters and whilst lived for many years in Surrey, is now very settled in the Cheshire countryside near the historic City of Chester.

Tony Hutchinson

Site Acquisition and Development Manager

Tony has many years’ direct and indirect experience in the telecom sector. He began working as a telecoms recruitment specialist assisting some of the largest operators throughout the UK with their specialist hires in the 90’s. After twelve years a change in direction moved him into the Management of Golf Clubs. As a keen golfer this was seen as an ideal fit, however when you work in the industry the last thing you do is actually play! A move into Telecom Site Acquisition came about in 2011 working for a specialist niche organization that provided him with the foundations upon which his personality and negotiation skills were honed to match the requirements and needs of Operators and Site Providers. Tony is excited to be part of the APWireless Team and looks forward to providing win-win scenarios for all our new clients. Tony lives in Enfield, North London, has a young family and is constantly ferrying the children to partake in their busy social activities. Oh the days! When the odd opportunity arises he likes to play a few holes golf. There is nothing like a beautiful sunset on a summers evening on the links to remind you that no matter how many balls you lose, it is only a game!

Christopher Miller

Site Acquisition and Development Manager

Chris has worked in telecoms, leisure and retail in property acquisitions and management for the past 18 years. He joined APWireless in January 2016 to grow the portfolio of investments in London and the South East. In his leisure time Chris plays acoustic music in pub sessions, is co-director of a local music festival in Hertfordshire, and dabbles in golf.

 

MANCHESTER >> The Studio, 7a Northenden Road, Sale, M33 2DH

Ged Martin

Associate Director

Ged joined in March 2012 when the business was in its infancy as Associate Director. His key role was to develop the business across the North of England and Scotland. Ged manages, motivates and inspires an experienced team of surveyors whilst running his own portfolio of sites. He works in tandem with Tom Evans looking at further areas of growth and successfully launched AP’s services within Northern Ireland in late 2012. With over 14 years site acquisition and estates management experience working for all 5 main operators Ged has successfully managed acquisition teams throughout his career having worked for the likes of Tyco electronics and Ericsson services. Ged divides his spare time bringing up a young family, keeping fit, and enjoying the odd drop of red wine.

Gary Blade

Site Acquisition and Development Manager

Gary originally joined the company in their San Diego Head Office before returning to the UK to join the team here. Prior to working for APWireless, Gary owned and ran a variety of bars and restaurants in the USA and Spain. He was a major player in the advent of cable TV and telephony in the UK during the 1990’s and was recognised as an important part of its growth in the Northwest. During his time with APWireless, Gary has acquired sites in Lincolnshire, Cumbria and Merseyside. He is a fanatic football fan, supporting Liverpool, and is a regular visitor to Las Vegas where he enjoys the occasional game of poker.

Linda Evans

Site Acquisition and Development Manager

Linda joined APWireless in January 2015 in order to strengthen the acquisition team. Linda’s background has mainly been in the area of licensing having held various marketing roles at Robert Cain Brewery in Liverpool and Enterprise Inns Pub Company. More recently Linda worked for Christie & Co as Associate Director handling the disposal and acquisition of licensed businesses for both private and corporate clients.
Linda is originally from Belfast and first came to Liverpool to study politics at Liverpool University. She is now happily married and settled in Liverpool but still spends as much time as she can with her family in Northern Ireland. Linda enjoys going to the gym, cooking, social events with family and friends, films and has a guilty pleasure for reality TV.

Steve Evans

Site Acquisition and Development Manager

Steve has spent the past 17 years working in land and property acquisitions gaining wide ranging experience across a number of property sectors. The bulk of this time has been in telecommunications working both within and managing planning and acquisition teams. In 2007 Steve ventured out of telecoms property acquisition and into more mainstream commercial property acquisition for a property investment company with a focus on trade counter, retail, distribution and industrial use properties. Following this was a move into the renewable energy generation sector acquiring land and property for large scale wind farms throughout the UK but mainly Scotland. The lure of telecommunications however was too much for Steve to resist and has most recently been managing upgrade projects on behalf of a leading UK mobile operators before joining APWireless. Outside of work Steve is a proud parent, keen cyclist, enjoys motorsports and making a mess in the kitchen!

Rob Creamer

Site Acquisition and Development Manager

Rob has worked in the telecoms industry for around 12 years as an Acquisition Surveyor on behalf of all the Operators, a large proportion of that time was spent finding replacement sites for sites subject to decommission. Prior to that he did direct marketing for Scottish Power for 3 years. In his spare time he enjoys watching films, online gaming and quizzing.

Peter Thacker

Counsel

Peter previously worked for one of our external legal suppliers where he had spent 13 years as a commercial property solicitor with a particular emphasis on telecommunications. Peter assisted in the roll out of the original Three network as well as the later joint venture between Three and EE. Peter has an interest in long distance cycling and running and has also competed in a number of Ironman Triathlons. He also manages to spend some time with his young family.

 

SCOTLAND >> 1006 Mile End Mill, Abbeymill Business Centre, Seedhill Road, Paisley, PA1 1JS

Tracy Granger

Site Acquisition and Development Manager

Tracy joined APWireless in July 2012 to expand the UK business into Scotland and Ireland. Tracy has spent over 17 years’ in telecoms site acquisition and estate management in the UK market. Prior to joining APWireless, her experience included working for leading UK site acquisition firms in telecoms operator roll out and upgrade programmes. Tracy’s principle role is running her own portfolio of investment opportunities in Scotland.

Tom Gannucci

Site Acquisition and Development Manager

Tom has over 17 years’ experience in telecoms industry mainly performing site acquisition and estate management duties on behalf of all 5 mobile phone Telecoms operators. Tom commenced his APWireless career as a part time consultant in 2012, while also working as a consultant for two leading firms of Chartered Surveyors. From February 2013 Tom has worked for APWireless on a full time basis in where his principle role is the acquisition of sites covering the areas from Fife southwards to NE England. In his spare time Tom continues to manage a local football team which has kept him occupied for the past 14 years.

Oliver Agnew

Site Acquisition and Development Manager

Oliver has spent 20 years’ in the UK telecoms market. Prior to joining APWireless, his experience included working for the UK’s largest telecom infrastructure provider, giving Oliver a strong grounding in Operations, Sales & Technical Sales. More recently, Oliver worked for the emergency services network provider. Oliver’s principle role is managing and developing tower portfolios within the UK. When not in work, Oliver can be found spending time with his two children, at the gym or enjoying time with his friends.

Kevin Colquhoun

Marketing Coordinator

Kevin joined APWireless in September 2013 as an administrator to provide support to the Site Acquisition and Development Managers. Kevin expanded his role in 2017 and joined the marketing department. When not in work, Kevin can be found spending time with his family, playing lots of games and is an avid solo guitar player.

Craig Alexander

Data Analyst

Craig joined the team in April 2018 as a Data Analyst to assist in the data research operations in the UK and Ireland. Craig also assists the marketing department and provides support to the Site Acquisition and Development Team. In his spare time Craig enjoys spending time with his family, playing computer games and watching football.

 

SOUTH >> Unit 2 Blue Prior Business Park, Redfields Lane, Church Crookham, Fleet GU52 0RJ

Ian Humphrey

Acquisition Director

Ian joined APWireless in January 2013 to expand the UK business into the south of England. Ian has spent over 15 years’ in telecoms site acquisition and estate management in the UK market. Prior to joining APWireless, his experience included working for a leading UK site acquisition firm, as Regional Acquisition and Planning Manager. More recently, he was self-employed carrying out work for the Vodafone and O2 on new site acquisitions and on telecommunication site estate management matters. Ian’s principle role is running his own portfolio of investment opportunities in the south of England which includes London. When not in work, Ian enjoys spending time with his young family and experimenting with his home cooking. Ian also enjoys participating and watching a variety of sports and going to the gym.

Ian Fitzpatrick

Site Acquisition and Development Manager

Ian joined APWireless in August 2014. Prior to this he spent 22 years working in Senior Management roles in the Direct Marketing and Digital Printing industry. Ian’s principle role is to develop and manage his own portfolio of investment opportunities across the South and East of England. In his spare time, Ian enjoys a game of golf when he can, also manages his Son’s local Junior football team and enjoys quality time with the family.

Kim De Luce

Site Acquisition and Development Manager

Kim joined APWireless in April 2017. After a stint at art college, she worked at Cisco in the UK when all things internet were new and exciting. Here she learned about all aspects of marketing communications and went on to work on various projects across a variety of industries including engineering, technology, leisure marine, tourism and performing arts. Her experience spans companies from start-ups to global corporations. Originally from the Isle of Wight, in her spare time Kim likes nothing more than spending time by the sea and walking on the beach. She has two teenage children who keep her on her toes, and in her spare time she likes to get creative with her passion for art and design.

Jess Howie

Site Acquisition and Development Manager

Jess joined APWireless in April 2018. Previous to this, Jess spent time in Recruitment Project Outsourcing and Management. Most recently she has been working in Hospitality Management, responsible for a team of 35 and managing the business from an operational and marketing perspective. Jess prides herself on her passion for Yoga, Pizza and taking any opportunity to spend the weekend travelling the country and exploring new towns and cities.

 

WALES >> 13 Cysgod-Y-Coed, Cwmann, Lampeter, SA48 8DN

Emyr Evans

Site Acquisition and Development Manager

Emyr joined APWireless in 2013 to expand the successful UK business into Wales. Emyr has spent over 18 years’ in telecoms site acquisition in the UK market. Prior to joining APWireless, his experience included working for a leading UK site acquisition firm as North Region Acquisition and Planning Manager. Emyr’s principle role is running his own portfolio of investment opportunities across Wales and the bordering counties. When not in work, Emyr can be found spending time with his two children, helping out on the family farm and playing pretty much all sports.

 

GLOBAL TEAM

Daniel J. Hasselman

CO-CEO OF APWIRELESS OPERATING SUBSIDIARIES

Mr. Hasselman became co-CEO of the APWireless operating subsidiaries in December 2019. Previously, Mr. Hasselman had been President of the APWireless operating subsidiaries since 2011, in charge of both U.S. and international operations. Prior to that he was Managing Director of the business since co-founding it in 2010. All told Mr. Hasselman has more than 20 years of experience as an executive in the real estate and wireless infrastructure industries. In May 2007, Mr. Hasselman co-founded Vertical Capital Group, LLC, which originated investments in telecommunications infrastructure assets on behalf of RFS Capital, LLC and for which he served as President until co-founding the APWireless business. Prior to that Mr. Hasselman opened and managed an office for Wireless Capital Partners, LLC, then a leading U.S. telecom lease acquisitions firm. In 2001, Mr. Hasselman founded U.S. Home and Loan, Inc., a subsidiary of Windsor Capital Mortgage Corporation, then the 2nd largest mortgage brokerage firm in the United States. Mr. Hasselman attended Minnesota State University and San Diego State University.

Scott E. Langeland

CO-CEO OF APWIRELESS OPERATING SUBSIDIARIES

Mr. Langeland became co-CEO of the APWireless operating subsidiaries in December 2019. Previously, Mr. Langeland had been an Executive Vice President and senior counsel for the APWireless operating subsidiaries, overseeing the legal and underwriting functions within the AP Wireless business, including leading the efforts to enter, and to formulate asset acquisition structures in, new jurisdictions. Mr. Langeland joined APWireless in October 2010. His legal experience covers areas such as structured finance, commercial real estate, and civil litigation. Before joining the APWireless business, Mr. Langeland worked for a small law firm in San Diego, CA. Mr. Langeland is a Cum Laude graduate of Thomas Jefferson School of Law and holds a B.S. in Economics from the University of Utah in Salt Lake City.

Andrew K. Wood

EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT

Andy has more than 21 years of experience as a professional and executive in the real estate and wireless infrastructure industries. Prior to being appointed EVP of Operations at APWireless, Andy fulfilled the role of Managing Director at WIP. Andy also co-founded and owned Vertical Capital Group, which originated investments in telecommunications infrastructure assets on behalf of RFS Capital. Andy entered the telecom industry by working on behalf of major carriers in the United States as a consultant for a leading telecommunications firm. With his background in real estate, mortgages and commercial leasing, Andy pioneered innovative acquisition strategies across the telecommunications industry. Andy has also served on the board of directors for San Diego’s Gaslamp City Square. He earned his BA in Finance and Business Administration from San Diego State University.

Thomas Evans

SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT – NORTH ATLANTIC

Tom joined APWireless in 2011 to expand the successful US business into the UK. Following the successful launch of the UK business, Tom worked to open up APWireless Ireland and more recently has taken an active role in the management of other western and eastern European businesses. Previously, Tom has spent over 15 years’ in telecoms site acquisition and estate management in the UK market. Prior to joining APWireless, his experience included working for a leading UK site acquisition firm, as National Acquisition and Planning Manager. More recently, he worked for a firm of Chartered Property Consultants advising landlords on telecommunication site estate management matters. Tom’s principal role is managing and developing the UK, Ireland, Germany, the Netherlands, Hungary and Romania’s businesses.

Eduardo do Couto Rosa Liuzzi

VICE PRESIDENT – BRAZIL

Eduardo has over 10 years of experience in Business Management and Marketing. Before being appointed Vice President Brazil, Eduardo held the position of International Marketing Director at APW’s headquarters in San Diego, California, where he was responsible for the development, implementation and maintenance of quality standards for the company’s marketing division in USA and abroad. Before joining APW, Eduardo spent 4 years at Grupo Abril with strategies for renewing and retaining customers. Eduardo obtained his Bachelor’s Degree in Social Communication with an emphasis on Strategic Marketing from ESPM – Escola Superior de Propaganda e Marketing. In 2008, he specialized in Direct Marketing by ABEMD (Brazilian Association of Direct Marketing). In 2012 he was certified in Business Administration by the University of California, San Diego (UCSD).

Edward W. Bergstrom

SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT – NORTH AMERICA

Edward has more than 21 years of experience in sales and sales management. Prior to being appointed Senior Vice President at APWireless, Edward was Vice President of Sales for the US market. Edward was a principal at a successful mortgage loan origination branch from December 2000 to June 2008, where he originated an average of over 30 transactions totaling more than $3 million per month in deal volume. He also founded E.W.B Financial, which offered a variety of finance products in September, 2005.

Chris Jager

VICE PRESIDENT – TECHNOLOGY

Chris has more than eight years of experience as an IT professional. Before being appointed VP of Technology, Chris fulfilled the role of Director of Information Systems at APWireless. In his role as VP of Technology, Chris is responsible for the global IT and IS infrastructure. Next to that he supports the E-Marketing initiatives for APWireless. Prior to his arrival in 2011, Chris worked at Royal Dutch Shell where he specialized in Supply Chain Management. He earned his B.S. in Computer Science and holds a M.S. in Information Science from the University of Twente.