• Trilogy International Partners

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  • Viva Bolivia

  • 2degrees New Zealand

Founders & Senior Management Team


John W. Stanton Co-Founder, Chairman of the Board

John W. Stanton
  • John W. Stanton is the chairman of Trilogy International Partners’ management committee (its board of directors). Mr. Stanton was Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer of Western Wireless Corporation (“WWC,” “Western Wireless”) and its predecessors from 1992 until Alltel’s acquisition of WWC on August 1, 2005. WWC was one of the largest providers of rural wireless communications services in the United States and through its subsidiary, Western Wireless International, was licensed to provide wireless communications services in 11 countries, spanning the Baltics, the Caucasus, Africa, the Caribbean, Latin America, and the former Soviet Republics. Mr. Stanton was Chairman of the Board of Directors of T-Mobile USA, formerly VoiceStream, a former subsidiary of WWC, from 1994 to 2004 and was Chief Executive Officer of T-Mobile USA from February 1998 to March 2003.

    Mr. Stanton served as a director of McCaw Cellular from 1986 to 1994, and

  • as a director of LIN Broadcasting from 1990 to 1994, during which time it was a publicly traded company. From 1983 to 1991, Mr. Stanton held in various capacities with McCaw Cellular, serving as Vice Chairman of the Board of McCaw Cellular from 1988 to September 1991 and as Chief Operating Officer of McCaw Cellular from 1985 to 1988.

    Mr. Stanton sits on the board of directors of Microsoft, Inc., Columbia Sportswear, Inc. and Costco Corporation, each of which is publicly traded. Mr. Stanton also served as interim Chief Executive Officer and chair of Clearwire Corporation prior to its sale to Sprint Corporation in 2013. Most recently, Mr. Stanton was appointed Chief Executive Officer of The Seattle Mariners and serves as chair. Mr. Stanton has a bachelor’s degree in political science from Whitman College and an MBA from Harvard University. Mr. Stanton is married to Terry Gillespie.

Bradley J. Horwitz Co-Founder, Chief Executive Officer

Bradley J. Horwitz
  • Brad Horwitz is Trilogy’s President and Chief Executive Officer and a member of its management committee. Mr. Horwitz has been involved in the wireless industry since its inception, spending 13 years at McCaw Cellular where he held various management positions: he served as Director of Sales and Marketing from 1983 to 1986, Director of Paging Operations from 1986 to 1990, Director of Business Development from 1990 to 1992, and Vice President of International Operations from 1992 to 1994.

    After the sale of McCaw to AT&T in 1994, Mr. Horwitz was part of the founding management team of Western Wireless Corporation, which created

  • VoiceStream (now T-Mobile) and Western Wireless International. Mr. Horwitz was Executive Vice President of Western Wireless Corporation from March 2000 until August 1, 2005, and was President of Western Wireless International beginning in 1995. Mr. Horwitz led the company’s expansion into 11 international markets with operations in Latvia, the Republic of Georgia, Croatia, Slovenia, Ghana, Côte d’Ivoire, Bolivia, Haiti, Iceland, Ireland, and Austria.

    Mr. Horwitz serves on the board of the Center for Global Development and the Mobile Giving Foundation, which created the “text to give” technology that was instrumental in raising over $40 million after the January 2010 earthquake in Haiti.

Theresa E. Gillespie Co-Founder, Vice Chairman

Theresa E. Gillespie
  • Terry Gillespie is a member of Trilogy’s management committee and is the company’s tax matters partner. Ms. Gillespie served as Executive Vice President of Western Wireless Corporation (“WWC”) from May 1999 until February 2003, Senior Vice President of WWC from May 1997 until May 1999, and Chief Financial Officer of WWC and one of its predecessors from 1991 to 1997.

    Ms. Gillespie has

  • been Chief Financial Officer of several entities that she and Mr. Stanton controlled since 1988. From 1986 to 1987, Ms. Gillespie was Senior Vice President and Controller of McCaw Cellular. From 1976 to 1986, she was employed by a national public accounting firm. Currently, Ms. Gillespie serves as Trustee of Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. Ms. Gillespie is married to John Stanton.

Senior Management

Bradley J. Horwitz President and Chief Executive Officer

See biography in Founders section above.

Scott Morris Senior VP and General Counsel

Scott Morris served as a Senior Vice President and the General Counsel of Western Wireless International, which he joined in early 2005. From 2000 to 2004, Mr. Morris was Senior Vice President – General Counsel for Terabeam Corporation, a manufacturer of broadband wireless equipment. From 1986 through 2000, Mr. Morris served as Vice President – Law and Senior Vice President – External Affairs for AT&T Wireless Services, Inc.

Drew Davies Executive Vice President of Corporate Development

Drew joined Trilogy as its Corporate Controller and Principal Accounting Officer in August 2010 and has served as Trilogy’s Chief Financial Officer since January 2013. Before joining Trilogy¸ Drew held a number of senior finance and accounting positions in the wireless industry, including at T-Mobile USA (from 2007 to 2010), SunCom Wireless (Triton PCS, Inc.), PriCellular Communications, and McCaw Cellular/AT&T Wireless. 

Erik Mickels Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Erik joined Trilogy in March 2014 as the company’s Chief Accounting Officer and Vice President – Corporate Controller. In 2015, he also assumed finance responsibilities as Vice President – Finance. He began his career at Arthur Andersen LLP and spent twelve years with KPMG LLP working primarily with technology and retail industries. Erik is a Certified Public Accountant.