Jeff Kohler

Rise Broadband: Co-Founder

Mr. Kohler co-founded Rise Broadband in 2005 and is the company’s Chief Development Officer; responsible for M&A, government affairs and corporate development activities. Under his leadership, more than 100 companies have been acquired since the company was formed.

With over 25 years of broadband and wireless industry experience, Mr. Kohler previously served as Director of Corporate Finance and M&A with GVC Capital LLC, where he focused on mergers, acquisitions and capital formation within the wireless industry. Mr. Kohler was also CEO and Founder of Reason, Inc., a wireless management services company which was acquired by InPhonic (formerly NASDAQ:INPC) in 2002. Furthermore, he held senior positions with AT&T Wireless and McCaw Cellular Communications.

He currently serves on the Board of Directors and the FCC Committee for the Wireless Internet Service Providers Association (WISPA) and is active in advocacy efforts with both the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) as well as the U.S. Congress. Mr. Kohler received his MBA from Regis University (Denver) and BS/BA from the University of Denver.