Management Team

Tony Peduto – Chief Executive Officer

Anthony “Tony” Peduto has been CEO of the company since its founding in 2011. Tony led the company through its transformative transaction in 2015, when the company sold its tower assets to InSite Wireless. Since that transaction, Tony has overseen the rebirth of CTI Towers growing the portfolio through multiple acquisitions, including the 120 tower Vyve Broadband transaction.

Tony’s previous wireless tower experience includes being Chief Operating Officer of Optasite where he managed the company’s day-to-day operations and tower development in the U.S., Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands until SBA’s purchase of the company in 2008. Tony also served five years as Vice President of the West and Northeast Regions of American Tower Corporation (NYSE:AMT).

Tony has also held senior executive roles at a number of other successful telecommunications and cable television enterprises including ICS Communications, Tele-Communications, Inc. and American Cablesystems. Tony has served as President of the Friends of EG Hockey and was a member of the Board of Directors for the East Greenwich Little League program. He has also devoted time to raise funds for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and a Wish Come True. Tony is a graduate of Colby College, and is originally from Boston, MA.

Shane Ward – Chief Financial Officer

Shane joined CTI in 2016 bringing over 18 years of diverse accounting and finance experience in the financial services and tower industries. Before joining CTI, Shane was Director of Corporate Accounting for American Tower Corporation, where he managed the domestic and international accounting teams and consolidated reporting. During his tenure at American Tower, Shane led the finance team through several large acquisitions and finance transactions. Shane also held finance director positions at Sun Life Financial and Manulife Financial, and served as the Controller of Destiny Health. Shane is a Chartered Accountant CA(SA) and a graduate of the University of South Africa.

Carrie Ortolano - General Counsel

Carrie joined CTI Towers after providing ten years of experience as outside counsel to the wireless industry including the representation of national and regional wireless service providers, national and regional tower developers and distributed antenna services (DAS) providers. Carrie has been responsible for, and obtained, regulatory approvals for the installation of numerous telecommunications towers and hundreds of antenna installations throughout New England. Carrie represented a regional wireless service provider in its acquisition by a national service provider. Carrie has provided legal counsel in all phases of tower development including lease negotiations and drafting, zoning and regulatory approvals, negotiating utility and access easements and litigation. Carrie has also provided legal services to utility companies as well as renewable energy companies. Carrie was named a Rising Star by New England Super Lawyers magazine and Connecticut Magazine. Carrie is a magna cum laude graduate of Bates College, and received her law degree from the University of Connecticut School of Law, where she served as a member and managing editor of the Connecticut Law Review. Carrie has also been involved in the community by riding in the Pan-Mass Challenge, a 200 mile charity bike ride in Massachusetts, has been a Special Olympics volunteer and has served on the boards of several non-profit organizations. Carrie is from the state of Connecticut.