OUR LEADERSHIP TEAM

Garrett R. Wiseman

   Founder and Chief Executive Officer

Garrett Wiseman founded Mercury Wireless in 2007 and is also the CEO of Mercury Networks, LLC; a company that builds, designs, and manufacturers 4G Broadband radios used by the corporation and in nearly 250 other networks worldwide. In addition his regular duties Garrett remains active in developing Ceres: the operating software in which Mercury Wireless is being built on. Prior to Mercury, Garrett served in the United States Air Force. Garrett studied engineering at Washburn University and graduated from the Community College Of The Air Force as an honor graduate while also receiving a distinguished graduate award.

Blake Wiseman

   VP of Operations

Blake Wiseman joined Mercury Wireless in 2008 where he began as a Field Service Technician. Blake has served the company in multiple capacities including sales, support and operations. Today Blake oversees the operations of the company and assists with guiding and implementing its vision and strategy. Blake has played a key role in multiple successful M&A transactions with the company throughout the past decade. Prior to Mercury, Blake studied at Washburn University. He spends his free time with his wife Elise and two children, Elliette and Brooks.

Angela Tenbrink

   Financial Controller, Treasurer

Angela Tenbrink is Mercury Wireless’ Financial Controller.  She partners with Mercury’s leadership team to provide financial reporting, planning and analysis as well as management of Mercury’s financial assets and information.  Angela is a Certified Public Accountant and has held her certification since June 2013.  Angela attended Washburn University from 2006 – 2010, where she earned her Bachelor’s degree from the School of Business with an accounting major.  Angela spent these four years as a student-athlete and starting mid-fielder for the Washburn Lady Blues soccer team.  She then went on to secure her Masters of Accounting degree from the University of Kansas in 2012.  Angela spent 3 years in public accounting as an auditor specializing primarily on the construction industry and non-profit sector.  In addition to her professional background, Angela is a mother of a two.  She enjoys spending time with her family at the lake.

Matthew Sams

   Customer Solutions Manager, Secretary of the Board

Matthew Sams is from Topeka, Kansas and joined Mercury Wireless in 2011 after graduating from Washburn University with a Bachelors in Business Administration. Matthew also has an Associates from Washburn University in Industrial Technology Management, in addition to completing courses at the Washburn Institute of Technology for A+ and Networking. Prior to joining Mercury, Matthew worked in retail management for 10 years filling rolls in sales, logistics, and human resources. Currently Matthew is Mercury’s Customer Solutions Manager and oversees the customer support team, in addition to his role as Corporate Secretary. Matthew also specializes in VoIP development, FCC/USAC Regulatory Compliance, and training and development of new team members.

Aaron Wilson

   Field Operations Manager

Aaron Wilson has served in multiple roles throughout his career with Mercury, beginning as a Field Service Technician in 2008. His extensive experience within the company has helped him to develop the knowledge and skill sets required to manage the Kansas operations. Aaron is certified in Tower Construction, Climbing, and Safety and Rescue by Comtrain, USA and holds a Competent Climber certification from Tower One, Inc. He has certifications in tower rigging from Crosby, RF safety from LBA Group, and exothermic welding by Erico. Aaron attended Washburn University, where he studied economics and accounting.

Austin Adolphson

   Sales and Marketing Manager

Austin Adolphson has been with Mercury Wireless since 2010.  He began with Mercury as a field technician, later completing Tower Climbing Safety and Rescue Training through Comtrain, becoming a certified climber and rescuer.  In 2014, Austin accepted the position of Sales Associate, and shortly thereafter was promoted to Sales and Marketing Manager. Austin attended Washburn University in Topeka, KS, where he received his B.S. in Criminal Justice with an emphasis in History.  Austin also studied abroad at Bell College in Glasgow, Scotland, as part of his Criminal Justice degree.

Keith E. Busse

   Chairman of the Board

Mr. Keith E. Busse is the Co-Founder of Steel Dynamics Inc. and has been its Chairman since 1993. Mr. Busse served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Iron Dynamics Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Steel Dynamics Inc. He is the Owner of Dealership Holdings, LLC and serves as its Chairman of the Board. He served as the Chief Executive Officer of Steel Dynamics Inc. from 1993 to December 31, 2011. He served as the President of Steel Dynamics Inc. from 1993 to May 2007.

Prior to 1993, for a period of twenty-one years, he worked for Nucor Corp., where he lastly served as a Vice President. He was the Chairman of Tower Financial Corporation from 2010 to 2015. He served as the Chairman of The American Iron & Steel Institute (AISI) from 2008 to 2009. He has been an Executive Director of Steel Dynamics Inc. since 1993. He has been an Independent Director of Tower Financial since 1998. He has been a Director at Accuride Corp. since February 26, 2010. Mr. Busse served as a Director of Tower Bank & Trust Company. He was an Independent Director of Tower Financial Corporation from 1998 to 2015.

He serves as a Director of Iron Dynamics Inc. He serves as a Director of Accuride Henderson Limited Liability Company. He serves as a Director of AKW General Partner LLC, General Partner of Accuride Erie, L.P. From 2004 to 2005, he was Chairman of Steel Manufacturing Association. He has been a Trustee of Trine University since 2003. He was a Trustee for the University of St. Francis and Tri-State University. Mr. Busse holds a B.S. in Accounting from International Business College, a B.A. with a major in Business and Finance and an Honorary Doctorate Degree in Business from St. Francis College, an MBA from Indiana University, and an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Engineering from Purdue University.

Terry W. Lewis

Mr. Terry W. Lewis founded Sage Telecom, Inc. in 1996 and served as its Chief Executive Officer since January 30, 2006 and President since June 30, 2005. Mr. Lewis served as Chief Operating Officer of Sage Telecom, Inc. since June 30, 2005. He served as Senior Vice President of Commercial Operations of Burroughs & Chapin Company, Inc. Prior to joining Sage, Mr. Lewis was the Group Senior Vice President – International Operations for Verizon Communications and was responsible for supporting all international units in the areas of wire line, wireless, advanced communications and Internet protocol (IP), information technology, operations and engineering, and marketing and sales. He has over 23 years of experience in the communications industry.

Prior to the Bell Atlantic/ GTE merger, he served as the President of GTE Telecommunications Services, Inc. since July 1997, where he led a team responsible for developing and delivering software-based solutions to the wireless telecommunications industry throughout North America, Latin America and Europe. Prior to joining GTE Telecommunications Services, Mr. Lewis served as a Vice President of Marketing and Product Management for GTE Wireless, where he was responsible for strategy and pricing, carrier relations, distribution, customer marketing and planning, marketing communications, product management, marketing for seven geographic areas and media relations. He served as Executive with Compañía Anónima Nacional Teléfonos de Venezuela. He joined GTE Wireless in June 1995 as the Vice President of Voice Products. He held accounting, regulatory and financial management positions of increasing responsibility with GTE’s North Area until 1989 when he moved to Telephone Operations headquarters as a Director of Sales Administration. He also served as Director of Consumer Services of GTE since 1994. Mr. Lewis joined GTE in 1979 as a management trainee with GTE Telephone Operations in Indiana, where he was named an accounting manager.

Formerly, he served as the President of INROADS. He served as a Director of Grupo Iusacell S.A.de C.V. since April 2001. He serves as a Member of Advisory Board of Air2web, Inc. Mr. Lewis holds a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Indiana University.

Catherine Newsham

Catherine Newsham brings over 40 years of human resources, regulatory compliance, and audit experience. She retired from J.P. Morgan in 2012 as the Vice President of Defined Benefits and Total Retirement Services and continues to consult for various non-profit agencies, such as Kansas State University.

Catherine served as a Second Vice President of Security Benefit Group, Group and Employer Services, where she managed sales, customer support, operational processes and compliance for retirement plans, including 401(a), 401(k), 403(b), 403(b)7 and defined benefit plans.

Prior to Security Benefit Group, Catherine served as Managing Director for Victory Capital Management of Key Corp. There she oversaw Profit Analysis, Relationship Management, Plan Implementation and Fiduciary Compliance.

Catherine holds a Business Degree from the University of Nebraska, Lincoln.

Dan Picker

Dan Picker has more than 30 years of experience in software, wireless systems, product development, and management. For almost a decade Dan served as the CTO of PureWave Networks, where he drove the company’s technology vision, strategy and product roadmap. During his tenure at PureWave, Dan drove the development of the world’s first compact base station, and led the industry in the development of the world’s highest-capability small cell base station. Dan also served for 2 years as the Chair of the International Wireless Consortium (IWPC) Small Cell Working Group, a team comprised of more than 120 of the world’s top telecommunications industry corporations.

Prior to this, Dan spent nearly 12 years at Nokia, where he was globally responsible for all software and hardware platform development for their CDMA phones. He was also co-responsible for the design and development of Nokia’s highly regarded CDMA Integration Test Platform, a flexible multi-base station network emulator, four generations of which have been globally deployed.

Dan has held a lecturer position with the University of California, San Diego Department of Electrical Engineering, as well as various software positions, and is equally conversant in deep technical discussions as well as high-level business discussions and marketing.

Dan holds Ph.D. and M.S. degrees in Electrical Engineering (Communication Theory and Systems) from the University of California, San Diego, and a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of California, Santa Barbara.