Heath Simpson has been named as chief financial officer for Ritter Communications, the Jonesboro-based broadband and communications firm. Simpson will oversee the company’s financial operations.
Simpson brings 25 years of extensive financial and operational experience, almost 20 of which is in the telecommunications industry, to support Ritter Communications’ position as a leading telecom and broadband internet provider.
Simpson participated in industry transformative transactions during his over 10 years at AT&T. He also served as a senior executive with Frontier Communications, leading Corporate Development, Strategy and Financial Planning and Analysis.
More recently, Simpson served as CFO of BACOM, Inc., a privately-held telecom infrastructure company. He earned his Master of Business Administration and Bachelor of Business Administration degrees from Texas Christian University, and is a former officer in the Army Reserve.
“Heath has stepped into the role previously held by Bill Harrison,” said Alan Morse, Ritter Communications CEO. “We conducted a nationwide search with the help of a highly esteemed executive search firm. We know Heath brings the skills, experience, telecom expertise and cultural fit we need to support our continued growth efforts and I’m pleased to welcome him to our leadership team.”
“I’d also like to recognize Bill Harrison for the tremendous contributions he made to Ritter Communications over the past several years,” Morse said. “We could not have made the major strides we’ve accomplished without his counsel, skills and expertise, and we wish him well in his continuing role at E. Ritter and Company.”