Fred Mercado

Fred Mercado

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Fred Mercado


New York City




South Florida




Reading, Watching Educational Programs, Playing with my dog

About me

I have over 30 years practical experience with wireless network development and deployment, with emphasis in AMPS, CDMA, EvDO, GSM, UMTS, HSPA+, WiMAX, LTE, and other wireless technologies. My experience includes the design, implementation, installation, and operations of numerous wireless carriers, as well as working at senior levels with telecom engineering & services firms, and infrastructure suppliers. I have been working in the wireless industry since 1985, and I have a Bachelors degree in business, and MBA in international business. I am also a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) recognized by the project management institute. See my company page at

My passion is to keep moving telecom forward.

Fred Mercado

My Skills

With over 30 years in the telecom industry I can offer a wide range of consulting services for developing and deploying a broad range of network solutions for many telecom carriers and service providers for all of their telecom needs and projects for voice, data, and wireless.

Operations Management

Business Development

Program Management

Team Building


P&L Management

curriculum vitae


Master's Degree

American Intercontinental University

2 Years

May 2000 - April 2002

MBA in International Business

Bachelors Degree

Excelsior College

2 Years

May 1999 - April 2000

Bachelors Degree in Business

Associate in Science

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

2 Years

September 1978 - December 1980

Associate in Science in Avionics

Work Experience

Vice President of Operations

MasTec Advanced Technologies
2016 - Present

MasTec Advanced Technologies is the leader in technology deployment of residential and commercial last mile technology and fulfillment services. A clean boot, white glove, service provider, a Fortune 500 company with more than 3,000 full-time service professionals and technicians nationwide doing over 3 Million truck rolls a year.

VP Professional Services & Solutions

Kineticom Inc.

2 Years

2013 - 2014

Kineticom Inc., is a staffing and service Company that focuses in Wireless, Telecommunications and IT service industries with an annual revenue of over $50M. My challenge as the VP is the development of a Professional Services & Solutions business unit with focus in the telecommunications and enterprise industries


eSales Media Inc. dba Mercado Consulting

10 Years

2006 - 2016

eSales Media (dba Mercado Consulting) is a consulting company which focus on technology implementation, program management and commercial business development. My major challenge is the development of a successful business consulting practice with a focus on business and operations enhancements in the fields of Wireless Operations, Information Technology, Telecommunications and Program Management.

VP Operations & Engineering


6 Years

2001 - 2006

Metro PCS was a wireless start-up company that is recognized among the first wireless operators to deploy all-digital technology and fixed priced service for wireless telecommunications services. My main challenge was to organize and manage the entire deployment and operations of the business in Florida from a Start-up phase.

VP Operations Caribbean & Latin America

Wireless Facilities Inc (WFI)

2 Years

1999 - 2001

Provider of Systems Engineering, Network services, and Technical Outsourcing for the largest wireless telecommunications carriers, enterprise customers, and for government agencies.

VP & General Manager

Crown Castle International

2 Years

1997 - 1999

Wireless Tower Infrastructure Construction, Sales & Business Development and operations for telecommunications sites in the US and internationally.

Regional VP Operations & Engineering

McCaw Cellular/CellularOne/AT&T Wireless

11 Years

1985 - 1996

Pioneering cellular service company that grew and evolved into the largest private cellular telecommunications provider (company was purchased by AT&T in 1994). Also built the first cellular system in Colombia, South America as Vice President Operations of McCaw de Colombia, a joint venture with Celumovil Colombia.


Past Business Relationships

A few of the companies that I have had the honor of working with:


Over the years I have been able to work with some GREAT teams.

Below are just a few of them...

There have been many more teams that I cannot find my pictures to, but nonetheless I have been honored to be a part of them all.

Portfolio 1
CellularOne - 1988

Original Cell One Ops & Engineering Team>

Portfolio 2
Cellular One - 1992

Hurricane Andrew Recovery Team

Portfolio 3
MetroPCS - 2000

Original MetroPCS Ops & Eng Team

Portfolio 4
MetroPCS - 2005

Hurricane Wilma Response Team

Portfolio 5
Open Mobile - 2007

Open Mobile Puerto Rico Team

Portfolio 6
Open Mobile - 2009

Open Mobile Ops & Eng Team

Portfolio 7
OMG Fast - Cablevision - 2013

Surrounded by the ladies of OMG Fast

Portfolio 8
Cablevision - 2014

Cablevision - OMG Fast Operations Team

Portfolio 9
Mastec Adv Technologies - 2017

MasTec Advanced Technologies South Region


Located in sunny South Florida, I am close to the Caribbean, the Southeast US, and a plane trip away from any point in the Continental USA, Central America, and South America.