Mr. DaValle has over 23 years of experience within the communications industry. Prior to joining JK&B, Mr. DaValle was Vice President of Engineering and Construction for Ameritech. In that role, Mr. DaValle was responsible for Ameritech's annual $2 billion capital program and leading Ameritech's engineering organization charged with responsibility for all network design and engineering, technology development and network construction. Prior to this assignment, Mr. DaValle held a series of jobs with increasing responsibility in the areas of technology development and engineering within Ameritech, all involving the specification, selection and implementation of new technologies (e.g. ISDN, SS7, IN, AIN). Mr. DaValle also worked at Belgacom in Brussels (the national telecommunications company in Belgium ). At Belgacom, Mr. DaValle was the Vice President of Technology, where he was responsible for network planning/design, technology/product selection and introduction and product development. In addition, he was on the board of directors for Proximus (the cellular GSM market leader in Belgium ). Prior to Ameritech, Mr. DaValle worked at Sprint where he was a Senior Planner on the team that designed the architecture and topology for the Sprint national fiber network. </br></br>
Mr. DaValle earned a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Purdue University, where he has served eight years on the School of Engineering Advisory Board. He also earned a Masters in Management from Northwestern University 's Kellogg School of Management.
Mr. DaValle is on the Board of Directors of Aperto Networks, Polatis, and MiNO Wireless.