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About Us

Over the past two decades, Fullerton has undergone a remarkable transformation, starting as an engineering firm and emerging as a leading turnkey service provider in the industry. We have not only adapted to changing market dynamics but through strategic investments in development, expansion and talent acquisition, Fullerton has also leveraged our expertise and experience to shape the way we deliver to our customers. Today, we offer end-to-end solutions with our core purpose and core values at the heart of everything we do.

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Core Purpose

Fullerton provides wireless solutions that empower individuals, businesses, and communities to thrive in an interconnected world by upholding the highest standard of customer services, expertise, quality, and integrity.

Core Values

At Fullerton we embrace and embody our core values as they guide our decision-making process, shape our culture and contribute to our overall success and customer satisfaction

Excellence

At Fullerton, our core value of ‘Excellence’ embodies our commitment to delivering top-notch wireless solutions and services. ‘Excellence’ is our standard through which we deliver reliable, efficient, and high-quality turnkey solutions. By maintaining a state of constant improvement, investing in our people and tools, Fullerton can guarantee results that meet and exceed customer expectations.

People First

At Fullerton, we value the well-being, growth, and development of our employees. ‘People First’ is caring about the welfare of our people holistically by creating a positive work environment that is collaborative, safe, diverse and inclusive. Our ‘People First’ core value has been the catalyst to promoting innovation and creating high-performing teams built to rise to any challenge.

Customer Commitment

Fullerton is committed to providing constant value to our customers, acting as subject-matter experts, consulting on difficult problems, and finding solutions. Our ‘Customer Commitment’ is felt everyday as our team commits to delivering on promises, honoring deadlines, and always holding ourselves accountable. We are responsive to our customers' concerns, actively seeking feedback to improve our services.

Uncompromised Integrity

Fullerton vows to maintain the highest standard of integrity in its various interactions, both internally and externally. ‘Uncompromised Integrity’ means conducting business with honesty, transparency, and ethical behavior.

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The Vanguard of Leadership

Fullerton's leadership team is a group of visionary individuals who bring together a wealth of expertise and experience in the field. With their strong technical acumen and strategic thinking, they lead our company towards innovation, efficiency, and excellence. Together, they spearhead our projects, inspire our talented teams, and drive our company's success in delivering cutting-edge solutions to our clients.

Chief Executive Officer

Kelly Lazuka

Kelly Lazuka has been in the wireless industry for 23 years. Before joining Fullerton in 2021, she was with SAC Wireless, a Nokia company, for over 20 years serving in various operational and business development roles. Kelly found her niche as VP of Operations and the principal architect of SAC’s centralized concept for front end services. This new assembly line-like model brought site acquisition, A&E, scoping and close-outs under the same umbrella resulting in reduced cycle times for customers and reduced annual overhead.

Kelly was appointed CEO at Fullerton in August of 2022 where she previously served as the President of the Wireless Services unit overseeing site development, architectural & engineering and utility coordination for customers nationwide. As CEO, Kelly leads the entire organization which also includes PMO, fiber design, small cell and DAS design as well as construction services. As an industry leader, she brings great expertise in program management, world-class execution and customer service to the Fullerton team and its customers. In her spare time, Kelly can be found at the baseball field watching one of her five children playing ball.

Chief Financial Officer

Andrew Adams

Andrew Adams is a seasoned professional with over fifteen years of experience in M&A, strategy, and operations. As the current CFO of Fullerton, he has been instrumental in streamlining operations and driving profitable growth through strategic initiatives. Alongside his role at Fullerton, Andrew serves as a partner at Ray Growth Partners, where he has co-led multiple investments for the family office.

Prior to his tenure at Fullerton and Ray Growth, Andrew was Chief Operating Officer at Integrity Assessment Group (formerly JRGO), an assessment, inspection, and maintenance service provider in the Oil & Gas, Power & Renewables, and Industrial & Process industries. Before this role, he served as a Case Team Leader at Bain & Co., specializing in consulting for healthcare companies. Following his time at Bain, Andrew worked as an independent consultant, advising Fortune 50 companies on growth strategy, M&A, and operational improvements.

He holds a Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) degree in Health Care Management from The Wharton School and a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree in Finance from the University of Michigan.

Outside of his professional pursuits, Andrew enjoys outdoor activities and cherishes quality time with his wife, three children, and two dogs.

SVP – Customer Delivery & PMO

Sameer Aleem

Sameer Aleem has held a number of key leadership positions throughout his wireless career, managing large cross-disciplinary and geographically diverse teams. Currently, as Senior Vice President of Customer Delivery & PMO at Fullerton, Sameer leads teams committed to delivering top-notch site acquisition, macro architecture & engineering design, and utility coordination services. Further, Sameer spearheads Fullerton’s cutting-edge PMO team determined to transcend the boundaries of traditional wireless deployment. With a degree in Communications from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, and a Juris Doctorate from Valparaiso University School of Law, Sameer understands the importance of effective communication, and leveraging data-driven analytics to shape teams, build trust, and deliver at a high level for Fullerton’s customers. When Sameer is away from the office, he enjoys exploring nature with his wife and three young kids, biking, and golfing.

SVP - Fiber & Small Cell

Andrew J. Herring

Andrew has been in the telecommunications industry for 13 years and joined Fullerton in late 2018 as SVP of Strategy and Business Development. Andrew was responsible for Fullerton’s overall national sales strategy, business development team and company marketing. In January 2023, he moved over to the operations side and began leading the Fiber and Small Cell Division.

Andrew has held leadership roles with smaller startup firms such as NTP Wireless, serving as Director of Strategic Development and a key contributor to their recognition of Inc 5000 Fastest Growing Companies four years in a row. - He has also held the role Vice President of Program Development in the East Region at the large Tier 1 service provider, KGPCo. Andrew has been instrumental in each role he has held in helping increase gross revenue, growing new divisions and diversifying services and clients.

Andrew received his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics and Political Science from Indiana University.

In his free time Andrew enjoys spending time with wife and two kids, exercising, golfing, and eating and cooking his way around the world. Andrew volunteers his time coaching a Catholic School Boys Basketball team in the City of Chicago.

VP – Technical Services

Christopher James

Chris holds a B.S. degree in Architectural Studies from the University of Illinois at Urbana- Champaign. He has over 18 years of architectural, engineering and project management experience with the last 14+ years focused on the telecommunications industry. He began with Fullerton as a Project Manager in 2009, continuing as a director of the Technical Services team in 2013 and is currently the Vice President managing the day-to-day production activities for Fullerton’s Technical Services division. His area of expertise is dedicated to providing customers with wireless solutions on indoor and outdoor venues. These services include indoor DAS sites (iDAS), outdoor DAS sites (oDAS), Public Safety/First-Responder networks (ERRCS) and Wi-Fi networks on a national level.

He is currently managing projects for all of the major US wireless carriers, as well as Neutral Host providers, 3PO’s, DAS integrators and OEM’s.

Chris is a member of ALA Chicago, NCARB, the HetNet Forum and is iBwave Certified.

VP – Strategic Accounts

Tonia Vincent

Tonia joined Fullerton’s Business Development Team in January of 2023 as the Vice President of Strategic Accounts. Prior to coming to Fullerton, she was the Director of Business Development at SAC Wireless (a Nokia Company). While at SAC, Tonia strategically penetrated new Verizon markets increasing annual revenue generated by that customer by 50%. Additionally, she supported the Program Director in helping to build a high performing delivery team that better aligned with this customer’s needs.

Over the course of her career, Tonia has held the titles of Director of BD, National Market Manager, Account Manager and Senior Recruiter. While working on the staffing side of the house, Tonia earned a key understanding of what the wireless carriers, vendors and OEMs are looking for in building successful teams. She was able to attract and retain high performing candidates and forge long-lasting relationships with both her customers and her resources.

Tonia possesses a deep understanding of industry trends and has a strong track record cultivating and strengthening relationships with key decision makers in the wireless world. She is recognized as a strategic thinker with demonstrated abilities to operate tactically, communicate and influence all levels of the organization at Fullerton and drive the sales processes to close. In her spare time, Tonia enjoys traveling to new places and spending time with her family, friends and her dogs.

Sr.Dir. Construction Svcs

Don Hartley

Don has almost 30 years of experience in the cellular and wireless industry and began his career as a cell site technician. He carries multiple industry and vendor-specific certifications resulting from his decades of experience. Don joined Fullerton as Senior Director of Construction Services in July of 2022. He is responsible for new cell site construction, modifications, AAV, along with additional infrastructure support allowing our customers to deploy their wireless networks efficiently and help to proactively maintain the operation of those networks. He capitalizes on his diverse set of skills to ensure project success and customer satisfaction.

Prior to coming to Fullerton, Don was a Site Development Manager for Sprint/TMO for ten years managing programs and vendors for site development through construction. The skills and experience he acquired during his time there have been useful lessons learned to the construction team he now leads at Fullerton. Don excels in leading and managing the construction services group to ensure that all projects run smoothly from start to on-air commissioning while adhering to the customer’s scope, schedule and cost.

Don is a Master Electrician and EPA Universal HVAC Certified. Additionally, he is trained in Ericsson, True Position, Zenith, Generac, Executrain and Trane. When not at work he can be found on his ranch training horses and people.

VP – Strategic Accounts

Rafik Ishaya

Rafik started his telecommunication journey when he joined Fullerton in May of 2000. He has over 26 years of extensive experience in engineering, design, planning, development, and execution. During his time at Fullerton, Rafik developed strong managerial skills holding executive roles while serving wireless carriers and wireline clients throughout the country. Rafik managed and provided innovative design solutions for all types of telecom applications.

As part of his role at Fullerton, he strives to consistently deliver excellent customer service and high-quality solutions. Rafik has a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering, is part of a highly motivated development team, and he is responsible for strategic accounts and business expansion with core clients nationwide. In his spare time, Rafik loves to spend time with family and enjoys being involved with outdoor activities.