Carolyn Hardwick has been named the new national director, business development for SQUAN, an industry leader specializing in telecommunications design/build services for network infrastructure. While her primary responsibility is to lead business development efforts in engineering, Hardwick will bring much more to SQUAN’s growth and expansion as wireline, fiber and wireless carriers continue to converge and intensify pressure on operational excellence.
A highly experienced telecom/wireless communications professional, Hardwick has garnered a wealth of industry knowledge from her past professional experiences that she will leverage in this new role and has a proven record of successfully supporting business expansion efforts throughout her career.
While SQUAN has embraced diversity since its inception, the company will leverage Hardwick’s leadership status in the Women’s Wireless Leadership Forum (WWLF) to improve upon our own organization’s efforts to encourage and support women’s ability to take on leadership roles at SQUAN and throughout the wireless/telecom industries.
Prior to joining SQUAN, Hardwick served as National Account Director at KGPCo, managing Multiple System Operators (MSOs) in the cable telecommunications sector. She has held director level positions at both Bluestream Professional Services and SBA Communications Corporation managing client relations, contract negotiation, business strategy, marketing and identification of new revenue opportunities.
Additionally, throughout Hardwick’s decades in the telecom/wireless industry she has worked in roles, including project manager / business development manager at Infinigy Engineering, business development / outside sales at Graybar Electric Company, site development manager at Southeast Towers, LLC, and Property and construction manager at AIRGATE PCS / ALAMOSA PCS / SPRINT-NEXTEL.
Hardwick currently serves as president of the Women’s Wireless Leadership Forum (WWLF). She is also a member of the global organization, Women in Cable Telecommunications (WICT), as well as ten State Wireless Association Programs. Hardwick received a Master of Arts in teaching from The University of Charleston as well as a Bachelor of Science in Administrative Management from Clemson University.