Fred Lutz, CEO
Mr. Lutz began his professional career with the country’s largest cable television operator at the time Tele-Communications, Inc. “TCI” in 1993 in a management training program. Lutz ascended through various leadership capacities within various operating locations of the Company through the acquisition of TCI by AT&T in 1998.
After leaving AT&T Broadband, Lutz joined another broadband company Charter Communications in 2000 initially leading operations in the State of West Virginia. Charter relocated Lutz 3 times to Tennessee, southern California and Denver, where he ultimately lead the West Division of Charter from Denver which comprised approximately 1 million customers in 5 western states.
Following the financial restructuring of Charter in 2009, Lutz departed and joined a content asset owned by Mark Cuban called AXT TV which he lead through 2013.
After leaving Mark Cuban’s AXS TV, Lutz was the COO of Digital Globes Services, Inc. “DGS” through 2018. DGS, traded publicly in the UK, helped large brands acquire customers through efficient digital technology.
In 2018, broadband management operators Patriot Media, who had recently acquired Wave Broadband with the help of private equity partner TPG, hired Lutz to lead the assets in Washington State. After the recapitalization of the Wave Broadband assets in the fall of 2021, Lutz departed Wave.
Mr. Lutz and his wife Lisa reside in Colorado and have 2 grown children Sophi (21) and Parker (20).
John Debus, CFO
John Debus has joined BAI Connect with over 25 years of experience, working through the complete business lifecycle of various companies, including startup, growth, maturity, and decline. He has held senior-level officer positions in both public and private companies ranging in values from several million to over $3 billion. During his career, he has held various financial positions with progressive responsibility for all financial and administrative aspects of the companies managed including; Accounting, Finance, Treasury, SEC Reporting, Risk Management, Legal, Supply Chain and Logistics, Business Operations, Bids and Proposals, Human Resources and Information Technology.
Most recently, Mr. Debus has served as chief financial officer for Goodman Solutions, a privately held EF&I and Field Services Company supporting large nationwide customers, including AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, DIRECTV, Amazon, LG and others.
Rafa Domingo Diaz, CIO
Rafa joins us with 20 years’ experience in the telecom BSS/OSS world. He is an Operations, Compliance and Technology leader with hands on work with Financial solutions, Program management and Systems Integration projects.
He has a hands-on approach and is a data driven professional that sees data management systems as a key resource for helping organizations to make better decisions. Ensuring predictable, consistent, and successful program delivery, coordinating effort across the different department teams. He comes to us with a multinational & multicultural background, having worked in five (5) countries where he held different technical & operation roles.
Diego Salas, CTO
As Chief Technology Officer, Diego Salas is a seasoned IT executive with over nineteen years of experience, with particular strength in Engineering, IT Management, Infrastructure and Operations. Diego combines leadership and project management skills with hands-on technical expertise, allowing him to simultaneously architect, lead and implement mission-critical projects while lowering costs, improving efficiencies and introducing innovative technologies. He has a strong understanding with multiple compliance and regulatory agencies and is driven by a desire to align technology with a company’s mission, vision and culture.