Thomas A. Stroup
Mr. Stroup has over 25 years of experience in the telecommunications and technology industries. He helped to build and run several companies in this space. Mr. Stroup currently serves as CEO of Shared Spectrum Company. He is also the co-founder and CEO of CSM Wireless, which is the licensee of mobile phones systems in Columbus, Cleveland, and Indianapolis. Mr. Stroup also co-founded SquareLoop, Inc., a company that provides geographically targeted messages.
Mr. Stroup previously was President and CEO of P-Com Network Services, Inc, an international telecommunications services provider that designed and built wireless systems in the US, the UK, and Italy. Before P-Com Network Services, Mr. Stroup was Founder and CEO of Columbia Spectrum Management, a wireless telecommunications consulting and negotiating firm.
Mr. Stroup also served as President of the Personal Communications Industry Association. While there, he led the efforts of wireless industry to obtain the allocation of spectrum, the creation of its regulatory structure, and the development of standards for the multi-billion dollar industry. He also served as the industry spokesperson in testimony before Congress, the Federal Communications Commission and the media.
Mr. Stroup has served as an advisor to several organizations and currently serves on the board of directors of Shared Spectrum Company, SquareLoop, CSM Wireless, NuRide, and WhamTech. In 2002 he was appointed by the Governor to the Board of Directors of the Virginia Center for Innovative Technology and in 2005 to the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries. Mr. Stroup holds a BS, summa cum laude, in Public Administration from the University of North Dakota. He is also a graduate of Georgetown University Law Center where he served as Editor of the Georgetown Law Journal.