Management Team


Chief Executive Officer

Mike Finley

Mike Finley is CEO of Boingo and serves on the company’s board of directors. He is responsible for the company’s strategic direction and leading the business into the 5G future. A respected leader in the wireless industry, Finley served nearly nine years at Qualcomm prior to Boingo, most recently as president of North America and Australia. He has more than three decades of experience in senior management roles, including executive positions at Nextel, Sprint, Verizon, Airtouch Cellular and Cellular One. Finley received a B.S. and B.A. in marketing from Creighton University and attended the General Manager Program in Executive Education at Harvard Business School. He currently serves on the board of the Los Angeles Sports and Entertainment Commission and is a member of the Creighton University Hall of Fame.


Chief Financial Officer

Peter Hovenier

Peter Hovenier has served as Boingo’s Chief Financial Officer since November 2012. He served as the company’s Senior Vice President Finance from June 2007 to November 2012, and as Vice President Finance and Administration from June 2002 to June 2007. Prior to joining Boingo, Pete was Vice President Finance and Administration of Frontera Corporation, an application service provider. Prior to Frontera, he held financial management positions with GeoCities, a web-hosting service; MGM Studios, a media company; and Wyndham Hotels Corporation, a hospitality company. In 1995, Pete became a Certified Public Accountant in the State of Washington. He received a B.A. in accounting from Western Washington University.


Chief Technology Officer

Derek Peterson

Derek is responsible for building and operating Boingo’s core technologies and systems, including web applications, client software, networks, authentication, billing, business intelligence and IT infrastructure. Derek holds a BS in Computer Science from the University of Maryland, an MA in Education and Technology from the American Intercontinental University, and a Doctorate of Computer Science with a focus on Enterprise Information Systems from Colorado Technical University. He is an adjunct professor for Colorado Technical University and an editor for the International Journal of Strategic Information Technology and Applications. In 2017, he was named CTO of the Year by Los Angeles Business Journal.


Chief Marketing Officer

Dawn Callahan

Dawn is responsible for Boingo’s consumer-driven revenue streams (Military, Retail & Advertising) as well as marketing, branding, communications, and public relations for the company. She is part of the leadership team that took Boingo from start-up to a global leader in Wi-Fi and DAS, including its IPO in 2011. Dawn has been named one of the Top 100 Most Powerful Women in Cable (Cablefax), one of the Top Women in Digital (Cynopsis Media), and Marketer of the Year (PR Magazine). Prior to joining Boingo, Dawn was Vice President of Marketing at Time Warner Cable. During her tenure, she was named “Woman of the Year” by Women In Cable and Telecommunications (WICT) and was a Betsy Magness Leadership Institute Fellow in 2004-05. Dawn holds a BA in Sociology from Washington State University and an MBA in Entrepreneurship from Concordia University.

Senior Vice President, Human Resources

Bethany Ellis

Bethany is responsible for leading strategic people initiatives, including organizational and leadership development, talent assessment and recruiting, training, performance management, benefits, compensation strategy and employee engagement at Boingo Wireless. Since joining Boingo in 2013, the company has been named one of the “Best Places To Work” in Los Angeles three years running. Prior to joining Boingo, was the Chief People Officer for NBCUniversal Digital. She joined Fandango in 2005 when it was privately held and she was a key member of the acquisition team in the sale of Fandango to Comcast Interactive Media. Prior to this, Bethany headed up HR for the Screen Actors Guild. She is SPHR certified and received her BA from Bennington College in Vermont.


Senior Vice President, Business Development

Doug Lodder

Doug leads Boingo’s DAS, small cells, offload and wholesale businesses. In this role, he oversees the strategy and development of Wi-Fi, DAS and small cell networks for new and existing venue partnerships as well as the monetization of those networks through innovative partnerships with wireless carriers and brands that include American Express and Mastercard. Doug has more than a decade of experience in managing telecommunications infrastructure in large-scale, high growth environments. Prior to Boingo, he was an early employee at Mobilitie where he was responsible for network strategy and the acquisition and development of telecommunications assets. Mobilitie was acquired in 2012 for $1.1 billion. His career also included investment banking roles at Wedbush Securities. Doug holds an MBA from the University of Southern California’s Marshall School of Business and a BS from San Diego State University.

Mark Deshaies

Senior Vice President, Commercial Wireless Group

Mark Deshaies

As Senior Vice President of Operations for DAS & Small Cell, Mark has executive oversight of the design, installation, and operation of neutral-host, multi-service wireless voice and data networks. Mark has more than 25 years of experience in program/project management, engineering, operations, maintenance and contract administration in the telecommunications and electronics industries. He led the deployment of the Telecommunications Network Access System (TNAS) for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, believed to be the first neutral-host DAS system in the nation. Since joining Boingo in 2006 as part of the Concourse Communications acquisition, Mark has been instrumental in growing Boingo from start-up to the largest operator of indoor DAS networks. Prior to joining Boingo, Mark held international project and operations management positions at companies including General Electric, Aerospace, Andrew Corporation, and Martin Marietta Corporation. Mark holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics and Computer Science.


Senior Vice President, Multifamily & Military Business Development

Bruce Crair

Bruce is responsible for sales and business development of our Military and Multifamily products. He previously led the design, buildout, and operation of Boingo Broadband on more than 60 military bases around the world. Prior to his tenure at Boingo, Bruce served as the Chief Operating Officer of Endeka Wireless, which was acquired by Boingo in 2013. Bruce has more than 30 years of industry experience including roles at Pacific Bell, Cox Communications, Sprint PCS and a variety of technology and wireless startups. He holds an MBA from University of California, Berkeley and a BS in physics from the U.S. Naval Academy.