Tristar’s management team and board of directors possess a synergistic combination of executive, strategic, operational, financial and transactional experience, and has demonstrated a strong track record of identifying and creating significant stockholder value at a wide array of telecommunications, technology, consulting, healthcare, private equity, venture capital and agricultural companies.
These companies include AT&T, Tritel Communications, Parkway Properties, Inc., Sanderson Farms, Nova Towers, Intellicom Wireless Management, Cal-Maine Foods, and Sequential Technology International.
Tristar’s management team has also held executive positions at public companies, guiding them through strategic transactions, and has significant experience developing public market investor communications and raising debt and equity capital in both public and private markets.
Tristar’s network, comprised of former colleagues and contacts across our vast professional experience, provides a distinct competitive advantage.
William M. Mounger II
Chairman & ceo
Mr. Mounger, is a highly-experienced executive with over 40 years of successfully founding, building, leading and advising corporations within the telecommunication and wireless industries. Since October 2002, Mr. Mounger has been serving as Chairman and CEO of Tristar Technologies, LLC, a telecom and technology search firm. In July 2014, Mr. Mounger founded Tristar License Group, LLC, to develop and acquire Advanced Wireless Services (AWS-3) spectrum licenses in FCC Auction 97. Since its inception, Mr. Mounger has been serving as the manager of Tristar License Group. In addition, Mr. Mounger founded two additional companies for the acquisition and development of wireless spectrum licenses in two separate FCC auctions. In August 2015, Mr. Mounger founded Tstar 600, LLC to participate in FCC Auction 1002 for 600 MHz spectrum licenses. In August 2020, Mr. Mounger founded Widespread Wireless, LLC to participate in FCC Auction 107 for C-Band 3.7 – 3.98 GHz spectrum licenses.
Mr. Mounger currently serves as the manager at Widespread Wireless, where he focuses on the acquisition and build-out of wireless spectrum licenses using private equity capital. In December 2013, Mr. Mounger founded Nova Towers Holdings, LLC and served as a manager until January 2017. At Nova Towers Holdings, Mr. Mounger worked with Nova Towers, LLC and with AT&T Wireless as one of five approved vendors to build communication towers. Mr. Mounger also founded Tritel Communications (NASDAQ: TTEL) and served as Chairman and CEO from January 2000 to April 2000. During Mr. Mounger’s tenure, Tritel Communications merged with TeleCorp PCS (NASDAQ: TLCP), where he subsequently served as Chairman from April 2000 to October 2002, when TeleCorp was acquired by AT&T Wireless. TeleCorp provided digital wireless services under the SunCom and AT&T brands in 14 states and Puerto Rico.
In addition to his time at Tritel and TeleCorp, Mr. Mounger’s extensive experience in the telecommunications industry includes his role as the former Chairman of the Cellular One Advisory Council and former board member of the Wireless Infrastructure Association. Mr. Mounger has been a board member of the CTIA – The Wireless Association since January 2017. He has also formed and sold companies such as Continuum 700 to acquire wireless spectrum licenses at FCC held auctions.
From January 1990 until the formation of Tritel in January 1999, he was President of Mercury Communications Company, a cellular operating company, where he was involved with the management and operation of numerous wireless telecommunication ventures. At Mercury Communications Company, Mr. Mounger built, operated, and managed rural cellular telephone systems for its licenses and for other, third-party license holders. He worked with financial institutions as well as Novatel Wireless to build-out its systems. Mercury was branded under CellularOne and operated in MS, AR, KY, WV, FL, WA, AK, OH and IL. From 1993 to 1996, he sold the company in several multi-stage transactions to McCaw Cellular, U.S. Cellular, Horizon, and CenturyTel Enterprises. Alongside these roles, since June 2015, Mr. Mounger has been serving as the Chairman of Delta Industries, a multi-state concrete operator. Mr. Mounger graduated magna cum laude with a B.A. from Vanderbilt University and holds an M.A. from Reformed Theological Seminary.
chief operating officer
Mrs. Martine-Dolecki is a highly experienced and accomplished executive with more than 30 years of experience across the global telecommunications industry. From November 2020 to December 2020, Mrs. Martine-Dolecki was a Board Member at TESSCO Technologies Incorporated (NASDAQ: TESS), a technology distributor and manufacturer serving commercial customers in the wireless space. Her various board positions and extensive executive experience at AT&T (NYSE: T) provide for her robust operational skillset and ability to create value and drive growth. As the former President of National Business at AT&T from January 2015 to March 2017, she led a team of over 7,000 sales associates and was responsible for $25 billion in revenue.
Prior to her role at National Business, she was the President of Enterprise Business Solutions at AT&T from January 2013 to December 2014. Additionally, she was President of Small Business Solutions at AT&T where she supported 3 million customers, representing over $13 billion in revenue. Her experience at AT&T also includes serving as the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Midwest (formerly Ameritech) and East (formerly SNET) regions from January 2008 to December 2012. As President and CEO, Mrs. Martine-Dolecki led the sale of consumer and business services in six states while representing over $11 billion in revenue and 30,000 employees.
Mrs. Martine-Dolecki previously served as a board member of Legal Shield, a portfolio company owned by Mid Ocean Partners from January 2013 to May 2018. She joined and is currently serving on the Americas executive board at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Sloan School of Management. Mrs. Martine-Dolecki graduated summa cum laude with a B.A. in Economics from the College of Mount Saint Vincent, holds a M.S. in General Management from M.I.T. where she was a Sloan Fellow, and an M.B.A. from New York University’s Stern School of Business.
chief financial officer
Mr. Dawson has over 30 years of executive corporate financial experience in various roles across public and private companies. His experience financing and restructuring the capital stack of public and private firms, executing bond issuances, and facilitating mergers and acquisitions provide him with a robust skill set in managing public company financial operations. From August 2005 to October 2018, Mr. Dawson served as the Chief Financial Officer and a member of the Board of Directors and of the Executive Committee of Cal-Maine Foods (NASDAQ: CALM), the largest producer and distributor of fresh eggs in the United States. During his 13-year tenure as CFO, he facilitated eight strategic acquisitions for the firm. Additionally, as one of the three members of Cal-Maine’s Executive Committee Mr. Dawson oversaw the Information Technology and Human Resources departments at the firm.
Prior to his position at Cal-Maine Foods, in January 1996 Mr. Dawson became the Vice-President of Finance and the Chief Financial Officer of the Mississippi Chemical Corporations, a nitrogen, phosphate and potash-based fertilizer manufacturer. In January 1999, Mr. Dawson was promoted to Senior Vice President and CFO and served until December 2004. At Mississippi Chemical Corporation. Mr. Dawson facilitated the firm’s conversion from a cooperative to a public company, leading to a successful initial public offering in 1994, as well as overseeing its eventual sale to Terra Industries, Inc. in 2004. During his tenure at Mississippi Chemical Corporation, Mr. Dawson also conducted a $350 million leveraged lease with GE Capital on a newsprint mill and a $250 million project finance deal through a joint venture for an ammonia plant in Trinidad. Mr. Dawson also led a $200 million public bond offering for the company.
From May 1975 to June 1979, Mr. Dawson was the Exports Accountant and held multiple accounting related positions at Cook Industries, a publicly traded international grain business and at the time 3rd largest grain company in the world. Mr. Dawson graduated with special distinction from Mississippi State University with a Bachelor of Accountancy, and holds an M.B.A. from Millsaps College.
Board of Directors
Unlocking opportunity at the intersection of connectivity and telecom infrastructure, while addressing the urgent need for network improvement and expansion