NewCore Wireless was founded in 2008 with the mission of providing innovative technology solutions to rural carriers. We deliver scalable, end-to-end solutions for our network partners, always keeping their goals in mind.
Our approach is simple: We offer each of our network partners the flexibility to run their own wireless business without the added expense of the core network. We take a business partnership approach. We are not just a technology provider; we are your business partner.
Our NewCore Wireless team is dedicated to helping network partners build and operate a profitable and sustainable wireless business. We are dedicated and supportive, offering decades of experience in delivery successful technology solutions.
GENERAL MANAGER & COO
As General Manager and Chief Operating Officer of NewCore Wireless, Albert is responsible for overseeing the business, technical and day-to-day operations of the company. Albert has 22+ years of experience in wireless communications and is considered one of the leading experts in wireless communications. His understanding and knowledge of rural wireless networks is unmatched.
Albert is frequently asked to speak on topics of LTE, backhaul, DAS, network build outs, industry insights and more. Having worked on all aspects of engineering and operating a wireless network, his knowledge of rural wireless networks is unmatched.
Previously, Albert served as Director of Network Engineering and Operations at St. Cloud Wireless Holdings. During this time, Albert guided the team through technology changes, network expansions, system integrations and finally transitions to Verizon and Sprint.
CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER
As Chief Financial Officer, Roger Schmitz is responsible for leading NewCore Wireless’ finance organization, which includes corporate strategy, accounting and reporting, internal audit and investor relations. He is an experienced financial professional with over 17 years of diverse wireless telecommunications industry experience.
Roger’s prior experience includes being the Controller for a wireless company with 250+ employees, CFO of two entrepreneurial telecommunications companies and audit manager for a regional CPA firm. He graduated from the University of St. John’s with a BA in Accounting.
Recognized as a trusted advisor with strong organizational, analytical and planning skills, Roger is a proven trainer with the respect of all in the rural wireless industry.
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF SITE DEVELOPMENT AND CONSTRUCTION SERVICES
Paul Vershure has over 18 years of experience in the construction and site development industry. The past 10 years of his construction and site development experience have been in the wireless communication industry during a period of very aggressive cell site build out in the upper Midwest. Paul’s strategic approach to managing a large number of cell sites has proven itself as he continues to successfully lead the Site Development and Construction team at NewCore Wireless. Paul and his team are responsible for all aspects of site development from land acquisition to tower construction to base station commissioning. His understanding of construction and site development is second to none.
Paul started his career in the wireless industry at St Cloud Wireless Holdings where he was able to show his tremendous operational strengths by managing the initial build out phase for a Sprint PCS Minnesota affiliate. During the 2 year period of the initial build out, Paul was responsible for the construction and site development activities that averaged a new site on air every 3 days.
DIRECTOR OF NETWORK OPERATIONS AND IT
As Director of Network Operations and IT, Chris focuses on the day-to-day operations of running a 24 x 7 network. Chris’ successes in setting up and maintaining a quality data-center are like no other.
With over 10 years experience in the information technology industry, Chris truly understands execution and operations. He played a major role in the set up of the NewCore Wireless switching facility, establishing the the design of the switching facility, researching and implementing a billing and provisioning system, and designing and implementing new data networks – both customer facing and internal core network. He is also responsible for implementation of all non-voice services including SMS, MMS, Prepaid, HLR, SGSN, GGSN, and Data Roaming.
Chris previously worked as a Systems/Network Administrator at various technology companies.
DIRECTOR OF BUSINESS OPERATIONS
Stephanie Court has over 15 years experience in the telecommunications industry and serves as NewCore Wireless’ Director of Business Operations, including project management, contract management, regulatory compliance and customer relations. Her leadership and management style is unmatched. Partners and clients know that when something needs to be done, Stephanie makes it happen.
Stephanie has been involved in several switch turn-up projects, most recently the turn-up of NewCore Wireless’ 2G/3G Packet Core Switch that supports 300 sites across 10 network partners.
Stephanie formally served as Budget and Material Operations Manager at Northern PCS Services, a Sprint Affiliate, where she oversaw the multi-million dollar Capital and Operational Budgets of the Network Operations Department, as well as the Project Management, Purchasing and Warehouse Operations groups. She is active in the St. Cloud Chamber of Commerce.
DIRECTOR OF SALES AND MARKETING
Cami Zimmer serves as NewCore Wireless’ Director of Sales and Marketing, joining the team in 2011. She has a proven track record of deep marketing and sales competency and a solid reputation for building strategic relationships.
Earlier in her carrier, Zimmer worked at The White House, The Minnesota House of Representatives and managed several associations. In 2010, Cami founded Campaign Touch, a public relations and social media marketing firm that specializes in the mobile, wireless and telecommunications markets.
Zimmer currently sits on subcommittees with the Collective Carriers Association (CCA) and the Rural Telecommunications Group (RTG). She is a graduate of the College of St. Benedict, where she received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science.
INTERCARRIER RELATIONS MANAGER
Joining the NewCore Wireless team in 2009, Julie brings two decades of experience in partnership relations. She is responsible for managing all aspects of NewCore Wireless’ roaming partner relationships, including roaming agreement negotiations, network set-up and implementation, GSMA industry standard testing through to Commercial Launch, TAP reconciliation, billing, settlement and financial clearing. She is also responsible for network switching updates including roaming, 911, translations and trunking implementation.
Julie is an active member of the GSMA Billing, Accounting and Roaming Group and the North American BARG/TADIG Working Group.
Julie started her career in telecommunications with Cellular One of Rapid City, South Dakota. Her career evolved with experience in many aspects of telecommunications with Rural Cellular Corporation in Alexandria, MN, Quantum Communications in Eden Prairie, MN and Northern PCS in St Cloud, MN.