David Strauss
David Strauss

Broadband Success Partners

United States

Mr. Strauss is the co-founder of Broadband Success Partners: the leading broadband consulting firm focused exclusively on technical due diligence. The firm has completed over 60 projects for 35 buyside and sellside clients in North America, South America and Europe. Clients include Antin, Astatine, BlackRock, CBRE, EQT, DIF, GI Partners, Macquarie, Morgan Stanley, and Stonepeak. 

Previously, Mr. Strauss designed and executed the launch enterprise go-to-market plan for Comcast Business. He was the Vice President of Marketing at Lightpath (Altice USA / Cablevision). Earlier in his career, Mr. Strauss was on the New York leadership team for Sprint PCS. He also worked at AT&T / McCaw, Juniper Networks, IBM and American Express.

Mr. Strauss has an MBA from New York University and a BA from Tufts University. 

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Affecting all facets of rural life, this topic is especially timely - given the “once-in-a-generation” BEAD investment. In a little more than a month, each state will be notified of their slice of the $42.5 billion. Before discussing BEAD’s expected impact on rural communities and the investment community, our distinguished panelists share their perspective on the challenges and opportunities surrounding rural broadband. They will answer questions such as these:

· Do you view broadband as a utility? How does this affect your investment thesis?

· How do government subsidies alter your rural broadband investment thesis and technology choices?

· What will BEAD’s impact be? How will it spur P3s? What types of incremental investment are expected from the private sector?

· How do you integrate ESG considerations into your investment process?

· What is your perspective on the natural tension inherent in the public sector’s “Internet for all” mission and the private sector’s profit goal?

Marco Morra
Principal, GI Partners
Stephen Nettler
Managing Director, ING Capital
Brian Kirschbaum
Partner, Astra Capital Management
Dado Slezak
Managing Director, Global Investments, Astatine Investment Partners
Hannah Schofield
Managing Director, DC Advisory
Paige Shapiro
Technical Assistance Advisor, US Department of Commerce
David Strauss
Principal, Broadband Success Partners