John Goocher, Public Safety Executive, Nextivity
John Goocher is the Executive, Public Safety at Nextivity, Inc. where he leads a world-class team delivering leading-edge wireless solutions for network operators, first responder organizations and critical enterprises. Previously, John served as CEO and President of Assured Wireless which was purchased by Nextivity. He has extensive experience as a board member, company executive, and investment banker, and is a self-described tech nerd. John joined Assured Wireless from Kidron Capital Securities where he was Managing Director focused on telecom advisory and fundraising services. Previously, John was Managing Director for Carnegie Technologies where he completed four acquisitions and led product development teams. Prior to Carnegie, John served as CEO at Pocket Communications, a wireless carrier that was sold to Cricket (now AT&T) for $200 million. He has also served as Vice President of Marketing at CT Communications, Inc. (Nasdaq: CTCI), and was one of the original members of the Sprint PCS organization, serving as Finance Director and Senior Director of Sales. John started his career working at BellSouth (now AT&T) various capacities including mergers and acquisitions, accounting, financial management, and network operations for domestic and international business units. He has advised numerous boards and individual directors throughout his professional career. John has been involved with several non-profit organizations including the YMCA and the Boy Scouts of America. He is a graduate of the University of Alabama at Birmingham with a degree in Finance and passed the CPA exam in Georgia.