Our Industry Leaders

 It is our commitment to quality that has allowed us to exceed client needs and expectations.

Justin Mata

President

Justin is a high-performing telecommunications professional with 14 years of experience. He is a visionary, entrepreneurial, and tactical leader converging the foundations of telecommunications with innovative ideas and solutions to further the sustainability and growth of the industry. Justin founded Ridgeline Telecom on the idea that honesty, commitment, and reliability should be at the forefront of our daily operations, and with a mission to provide the highest quality services with our clients’ best interests in mind. Leveraging his Outside Plant Engineering and Program Management experience, he designed and implemented a proprietary internal project management system allowing Ridgeline to accomplish large-scale projects while focusing on agility and evolution.

Notable Projects: Established well known reputation for trusted quality and efficient projects starting with Verizon’s One Fiber market in Riverside, CA

Richard Zierhut

Sr. Director of Operations

Richard brings 25 years of experience with major wireless carriers, build plans, wireline carriers, and infrastructure management from conception to completion with a proven record of achievement. He is a compassionate yet determined leader and team builder who has guided the growth of several companies within wireless telecommunications. As the Sr. Director of Operations, Richard makes daily critical business choices of scope, cost, schedule, safety and quality, that leads to client confidence and new contracts. By focusing on increased efficiencies, process development and continuous refinement, he has reduced costs while maintaining commitments to Ridgeline staff, vendors, and clients.

Notable Projects: Cell Site of the Future & LTE build for AT&T in the Great Plains Region. Directing Velocitel’s regional force of site acquisition, logistics, construction, coordinators, vendors and general contractors to deliver 50 constructed LTE sites per week.

Richard Zierhut

Sr. Director of Operations

Richard brings 25 years of experience with major wireless carriers, build plans, wireline carriers, and infrastructure management from conception to completion with a proven record of achievement. He is a compassionate yet determined leader and team builder who has guided the growth of several companies within wireless telecommunications. As the Sr. Director of Operations, Richard makes daily critical business choices of scope, cost, schedule, safety and quality, that leads to client confidence and new contracts. By focusing on increased efficiencies, process development and continuous refinement, he has reduced costs while maintaining commitments to Ridgeline staff, vendors, and clients.

Notable Projects: Cell Site of the Future & LTE build for AT&T in the Great Plains Region. Directing Velocitel’s regional force of site acquisition, logistics, construction, coordinators, vendors and general contractors to deliver 50 constructed LTE sites per week.

John Crowley

Program Manager

John is a dynamic professional with 25 year of national experience leading telecom deployment projects and management of built-to-suit construction projects. He is a dedicated leader that develops strategies and action plans to coach and motivate the team on ways to improve performance. John’s lead-by-example accountability, and drive for excellence results in the team achieves and surpasses quarterly and annual goals in areas including forecasting, execution, quality, and customer satisfaction. John thrives on working with people, with a reputation as an organizer and leader who consistently achieves or exceeds objectives and the ability to operate effectively in high volume, stressful environments.

Notable Projects: Managed site acquisition, engineering and permitting teams on 3,600   new tower sites and LTE build for AT&T in the Great Plains Region.  Team was awarded the “Worst to First” regional award six months after John assumed management responsibility.

Sam Carroll

Business Development Manager

Sam is a business leader with 15 years of network engineering management experience, and proven success in increasing profitability through sales strategy and follow-through. He’s responsible for driving business growth through best-in-class thought leadership, insights, and service, he partners with our clients and communities to develop new strategic customer relationships. Sam’s focus on building team rapport and working collaboratively with program management and cross-functional teams on emerging opportunities, solidifies our mission and commitment to delivering on customer expectations.

Notable Projects: FTTP and CAF2 – Designed and managed tens of thousands of homes and businesses in California across the Inland Empire and Coachella Valley, including bringing fiber optics to the underserved Morongo Indian Reservation. Also lead engineering for MCI’s largest One Fiber build in Los Angeles, establishing Verizon’s first 5g sites for the Mobile World Congress 5g event and first 5g home trials.

Sam Carroll

Business Development Manager

Sam is a business leader with 15 years of network engineering management experience, and proven success in increasing profitability through sales strategy and follow-through. He’s responsible for driving business growth through best-in-class thought leadership, insights, and service, he partners with our clients and communities to develop new strategic customer relationships. Sam’s focus on building team rapport and working collaboratively with program management and cross-functional teams on emerging opportunities, solidifies our mission and commitment to delivering on customer expectations.

Notable Projects: FTTP and CAF2 – Designed and managed tens of thousands of homes and businesses in California across the Inland Empire and Coachella Valley, including bringing fiber optics to the underserved Morongo Indian Reservation. Also lead engineering for MCI’s largest One Fiber build in Los Angeles, establishing Verizon’s first 5g sites for the Mobile World Congress 5g event and first 5g home trials.

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Inland Empire Branch
San Bernardino

1845 Business Center Dr., Suite 112

San Bernardino, CA 92408

 

Corporate Headquarters
Orange County

3230 E. Imperial Highway, Suite 310

Brea, CA 92821

 

Inland Empire Branch
San Bernardino

1845 Business Center Dr., Suite 112

San Bernardino, CA 92408

 

Corporate Headquarters
Orange County

3230 E. Imperial Highway, Suite 310

Brea, CA 92821