Jim Melonas

President, Spartan Allied Group

Jim Melonas is an executive, advisor and mentor with experience in business development and operations in telecom, IT and smart city infrastructure. Over the past 4 ½ years, Jim co-led a “smart city” infrastructure venture, JCDecaux Link, that deploys network solutions in cities for mobile operators. In 2012, he completed a four-year assignment as LightSquared’s Vice President of U.S. and international carrier partnerships. From 2000 through 2007, Jim ran a firm that advised technology companies, including Passfaces, where he served as COO. From 2005 through 2007, he was Managing Director of Maryland’s World Trade Center Institute. Jim spent many great years at Bell Atlantic/Verizon in engineering, operations, finance, marketing, international and corporate development roles. He helped plan the development of what is now Verizon by project-managing corporate integration for BEL mergers with NYNEX and GTE.
BS U of Md Smith School; MBA Loyola U Maryland; 6 yrs Md Army National Guard