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Management Team

Darrell Mays

Chief Executive Officer

Darrell Mays is co-founder and former CEO of AVCtechnologies. Additionally, Mr. Mays was the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of nsoro, a turnkey wireless installation services provider, from 2003 to 2008, which was acquired by MasTec in August 2008. Mr. Mays has served as an executive of MasTec from 2008 to 2016, during which period the revenues and EBITDA of MasTec’s communications division, of which nsoro is a component, increased to approximately $2.3 billion and $245.0 million in 2016, respectively.

In 2005, Mr. Mays founded the nsoro Foundation which provides access to postsecondary education for youth who age out of the foster care system. Mr. Mays holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business from Georgia State University.

Tom King

Chief Financial Officer

From January 2017 to June 2019, Tom King served as the Chief Financial Officer of Tier One Holding Corp. and its subsidiaries, after serving as its interim Chief Financial Officer from January 2016 to December 2017. Before that, he was the Chief Financial Officer to numerous private equity-sponsored companies, but he worked primarily as an engagement partner with Tatum, a Randstad Company.

While at Tatum, King was Chief Financial Officer at Allied Systems Holdings, Inc. from August 2004 until September 2008 and served as Vice President-Finance at Rock-Tenn Company (currently known as WestRock Company) from November 2000 to July 2004. He was also an Assurance Manager at PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Kevin Keough

President

Kevin has served as Managing Director, Operations, for Navigation since March 2021. Prior to joining Navigation, from October 2020 to March 2021, Mr. Keough was an independent management consultant, serving clients on a range of consulting engagements. From October 2017 to September 2020, he was the Managing Director and Head of Post-Acquisition for Investcorp’s North American Private Equity Group. Prior to joining Investcorp, from 2006 to September 2017 he had been with Arcapita Investment Management and its predecessor firm, Arcapita Inc., ultimately serving in the role of Managing Director and Global Head of Portfolio Management.

Before his move into private equity, Mr. Keough spent seven years as a senior executive with FirstEnergy Corporation, a public energy company headquartered in Akron, Ohio. During this period, he held several corporate strategic planning and shared services roles, and served as President of the Ohio Edison Company. He had been a Management Consultant for ten years in the Cleveland Office of McKinsey & Company, Inc, serving as a partner and leader in the Firm’s North American Energy Practice.

Mr. Keough holds an MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business and a BS in Engineering Mechanics, with honors, from the United States Military Academy at West Point.