Jeff Stoops on SBA’s leveraged capital appreciation strategy
Much has changed but SBA CEO’s strategic vision remains consistent
SBA Communications CEO Jeffrey Stoops reflects on his tenure with the company from the inception of the independent towerco business model in the late nineties, through tough lessons learned when the bubble burst in 2002, to international expansion and a potential future REIT conversion. In this exclusive interview, Jeff shared with TowerXchange insights into the rationale behind SBA’s international expansion in Canada, Central and South America, and what it takes to be the CEO of one of the top towercos in the world.
TowerXchange: Thanks for speaking to us Jeff. How did you get into the tower business?
Jeffrey Stoops, President & Chief Executive Officer, SBA Communications:
I graduated in law back in 1984 and I accepted a job at a Florida-based law firm, Gunster Yoakley & Stewart (now Gunster) in Palm Beach County.