In 2000, John Russo founded Broadband Consulting Group (BBCG) offering expert management skills in Negotiations, Operations and Mergers & Acquisitions of cable television, high speed Internet, and telephone contracts in apartments, condominiums, and private home subdivisions throughout the United States. John Russo has 23 years of executive level expertise and experience that touches virtually all service providers in the sectors of cable television, telecommunications, wireless and high speed internet, Direct Broadcast Satellite, and cellular phone companies throughout the country. His combination of high level contacts with the largest cable and phone companies, technological, and regulatory expertise consistently delivers significant savings and revenue opportunities to all clients. Other clients leverage his Sales, Management and Operations experience to broker sales & purchases of telecommunication companies.
During the last eleven years, and through referrals only, John has grown BBCG to representing over 400,000 units nationwide. BBCG’s diversified clients range from very large REIT’s (AIG, Bank of America, Prudential, UBS), Apartment Management Companies (Drucker and Falk, LEDIC, Lincoln, Roseland), and Developers (Abbey Residential, Epoch, Wood Partners, Fore Property Group).
In addition to BBCG, John currently serves as a consultant to Florida Cable, Inc., a small rural franchise cable company located in a Central Florida. This day to day operational experience in the cable television, internet, satellite, and telephone industry compliments, updates, and solidifies Johns expertise and knowledge to serve as the CEO of BBCG. This separates BBCG from other consultants, as John actually is a cable television; high speed Internet, and digital television operator vs. just a consultant.
John held other senior level executive positions. During his 11 year tenure with AT&T, formerly BellSouth, as Senior Sales Manager, he successfully established substantial market share with new cable TV and Internet technologies in a highly competitive market. In addition, John was Vice President of a .dotcom company, ReFlex Communications, focusing on high speed Internet for condominiums and apartments, and General Manager at Florida Multi Media, Inc. (a regional telephone and high speed Internet Company) that serves student housing properties. John has gained invaluable expertise in financial analysis of internal rate of returns, payback periods and net present values for capital investments.
A native of Florida, John holds Masters of Business Administration (MBA) from Florida Institute of Technology, and a Bachelor of Science (BSBA) from the University of Central Florida.
Daylon Byerly adds over fifteen years of executive level expertise in the Telecommunications and Cable TV industry. Prior to joining BBCG, Daylon headed the Multi Dwelling Unit and Commercial Development Department for Comcast in Orlando, FL. He successfully won apartment complex opportunities in one of the most competitive environments, with Comcast competing with the local franchise cable company, local exchange carrier, and multiple private operators. His industry background includes Sales and Management positions with franchised multi-video service providers, private cable operators, local exchange carriers, and competitive local exchange carriers. Daylon is a perfect complement to BBCG as an industry insider, focused on Multi Dwelling Communities, Planned Communities, Lodging, and Small Commercial Business environment. Areas of responsibility included providing support and coordination between clients and industry Operations, Construction, Engineering, Sales/Marketing, and Customer Service Departments. He has successfully established new long term industry relationships that resulted in significant ancillary income opportunities to our clients portfolios. Daylon holds a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) from Texas Tech University.
David is the newest member of the BBCG team. Joining in 2018 Dave bringing years of experience in Sales, Sales Management, Consulting and Operations Logistics. After a successful career spanning 23 years in wholesale distribution Industry that included sales and contract negotiations he entered the Telecommunications industry with BellSouth in 1998. The experience he received with BellSouth led him to a consulting position with a BBS partner. In 2002 he joined the MDU team at Time Warner Cable which became Bright House Networks in 2003. During the next 8 years he was a leading Account Executive honing his negotiating skills and building relationships with MDU developers and Management companies. From 2011 he spent the next 5 years as the Sales Manager in the Central Florida market and in 2016 was promoted to the Director of Spectrum Community Solution for the Florida Space Coast. David has an Associate degree from Valencia Community College.
Jenn has been in property management and leasing and with over 20 years of expertise in the multi-family housing industry including administrative, leasing, management and corporate experience, Jenn specializes in community and market performance, analytics, customer focus and service. In her first year with BBCG, Jenn was promoted to Executive Director of Operations and a true asset to our firm.
Prior to joining BBCG, Gene has held senior positions in Operations, Project Management, and Sales Management, in the technology and banking sectors, including at Wells Fargo Bank. Gene’s present responsibilities include managing our Business Services Review service, assisting our clients in managing their Business Class Services costs for Phone, Internet, and Cable, to improve their profitability, and improve technologies to current State of the Art solutions. Gene is a native of Florida, and holds a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree at The University of Notre Dame.