Scott Willis
CEO, DartPoints

Speaker Profile

Scott D. Willis, a recognized leader in the telecommunications industry with more than 30 years of executive experience is the President and CEO of DartPoints, a leading provider of Edge Colocation Data Centers.  Previously, he served as the President and CEO of Zinwave, a leading global provider of in-building wireless solutions. After joining the company, he immediately made an impact by resetting Zinwave’s global strategy and repositioning its integrated marketing efforts, priming the company for aggressive growth. Under Scott’s direction, Zinwave relocated its corporate headquarters to Dallas and established the company as the global leader in distributed network solutions. Scott’s strategic leadership helped solidify the company’s reputation as the only fiber infrastructure, future-ready, full-spectrum in-building DAS solution in not just North America but also the rest of the world. During a time of change in spectrum and technology, Scott successfully lead the charge to innovate new products and solutions and change business models, resulting in an industry transformation toward a cost-effective solution to the indoor cellular coverage problem.

Over the course of his career, Scott has served in senior leadership roles at respected wireless telecommunications technology companies including Ericsson, Nokia, BellSouth and Sprint. With a passion for creating customer relationships and a keen ability to lead global initiatives in finance, operations and business development, Scott has the right balance between technical expertise, strategic vision and operational leadership that is required to be a global leader in the industry.

Before Zinwave, Scott served as Executive Vice President, Chief Sales and Marketing Executive for Goodman Networks, a privately held leader in the design, engineering, deployment and integration of wireless communications networks. In his role, he was responsible for all commercial strategy, sales and marketing and lead the growth of the organization from $400 million annually to $1.2 billion in revenue. Prior to Goodman, Scott was Executive Vice President and General Manager at Ericsson, where he oversaw more than 6,500 personnel across the U.S. and Latin America and helped grow annual revenue from $5 million to more than $3.5 billion in five years. Previously, Scott served as Vice President and General Manager at Nokia Networks, where he grew the business to $1.5 billion in revenue in less than 3 years and established Nokia Networks as a market leader in North America.

Scott is active in the business and civic community.  He currently serves on the board of directors of DartPoints and as an advisory board member for Aerwave.  In addition to being a past member of the board of directors for Zinwave, he has also served as a past board member of the Dallas Regional Chamber Board of Advisors, the Kansas City Area Development Council, NextLevel Corporation, Somera Communications (advisory board member), Raleigh, NC Triangle United Way, The North Carolina Healthcare Information and Communications Alliance and as an advisory board member of the Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA).

 Scott graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a bachelor’s degree in finance and he received his Master of Business Administration degree from Wake Forest University. He has also received continuing executive education certificates from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business and Columbia University Graduate School of Business.

Scott makes his home in Dallas, where he lives with his wife Kelley, and children Savannah and Chance.

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