Anterix announces CEO, chairman succession plan

Anterix announced on Thursday its executive leadership succession plan.

The Woodland Park-based technology company said its president, Rob Schwartz, will succeed Morgan O’Brien as CEO, and O’Brien will succeed Brian McAuley as executive chairman. The succession plan will be effective July 1.

“The evolution of Rob Schwartz into the CEO role has long been a personal goal of mine; and our board agrees that these new roles for Rob and me will best serve our employees, customers and shareholders. As CEO, Rob is the foundation for what we will become, and he has all the talent and drive to lead us forward,” O’Brien said.  “My future role at Anterix keeps me right where I enjoy being: at the heart of our strategic thinking with a special responsibility for developing our vision for the future, and working with our Board to provide the unwavering support that Rob and the company will need going forward. As executive chair, I see my role to be his strongest advocate and his toughest critic. Over the many years we have worked together, we have forged the bond to make that relationship work.”

McAuley, who will remain on the board, and O’Brien were the co-founders of Nextel.

“I am grateful and honored to be the next CEO of Anterix and by the confidence shown by Brian, Morgan and the board of directors. Now that we have the FCC’s green light, I am eager and prepared to execute on our vision to fulfill the growing demand for 900 MHz private broadband. We have a talented and experienced team at Anterix, all united toward that same goal. I thank Brian for his outstanding mentorship over the years, and the longstanding role he has played in guiding and advising us through Anterix’s growth, and I look forward to continuing my phenomenal partnership with Morgan,” Schwartz said.