Chief Executive Officer
Wellner is an industry veteran with over a decade of experience investing in and managing Telecommunications Infrastructure related assets.Â Since joining TowerPoint in 2009, Wellner has led TowerPointâ€™s origination platform and strategic business development initiatives.Â During his tenure, Wellner has directed a series of highly successful capital markets initiatives, raising both institutional equity and debt for TowerPointâ€™s operations and acquisitions. By emphasizing value creation for our landlord and corporate partners, Wellner has been a driving force behind TowerPointâ€™s growth.
Wellner has been an entrepreneur and operator in several business sectors, including wireless telecommunications infrastructure, real estate, and software. Since 1996, he has executed transactions in excess of $1Â billion. He was a principal and founder of The Well Street Group (WSG), a holding company with significant interests in commercial and residential real estate, as well as outdoor advertising assets. While at WSG, Jesse acted as lead adviser on the conveyance of more than $100 million in domestic and international wireless communications towers. From 2003 to 2007, he was a Senior Director of Acquisitions for Unison Site Management where he was responsible for the aggregation of wireless infrastructure ground leases across the United States.
Jesse received his B.S. in Political Science from the University of Arizona.
Interests: Besides being an accomplished triathlete/cyclist, Jesse is also an avid surfer and active supporter of several conservation organizations.
Chief Operating Officer
John has served as TowerPointâ€™s Chief Operating Officer since the companyâ€™s inception in 2007. He has helped guide TowerPoint through its early development and has also worked on the securing of a credit facility for acquisitions, profitable asset sales, and successful recapitalization of the platform for continued growth.
As part of his role, John has senior oversight for the operational departments of the company, including credit, processing, portfolio administration and accounting, and finance. By collaborating with the senior managers of the legal and information groups, he helps implement processes that increase efficiency and productivity, ensure quality control, and bolster TowerPointâ€™s new business development efforts.Â
Previously, John acted as Vice President and Manager of the Asset-Backed Lending Division of GMAC Commercial Mortgage Corporation. In this position, he was primarily responsible for the Franchise Servicing and Asset Management Group Operations. He also directed the underwriting and closing functions for the Equipment Finance and Franchise Mortgage lending units.Â
John received his B.S. in Business Administration from Bryant College.
Interests: When heâ€™s not on a long walk with the family dog (Lucy), John can be found hiking the trails of North Georgia and the Great Smoky Mountains, reading a good book, or singing bass in his church choir.
Jon leads the TowerPoint legal team and oversees all of the legal affairs of the company.Â His principal areas of focus are asset acquisitions, commercial real estate finance, and providing strategic advice to the management team and the board of directors. Prior to joining the company in August 2007, Jon was legal counsel to a Fortune 1000 corporation that increased its national retail footprint during his tenure by 25 percent through acquisitions and new-store development. Before serving as corporate counsel, he worked at a Midtown Atlanta commercial real estate law firm focusing on commercial real estate finance, acquisitions, and litigation. As a former prosecutor, Jon has proven trial experience. Jon also serves as Board President for the Georgia Law Center for the Homeless, providing civil legal services to homeless individuals.
Jon earned his J.D. from the Levin College of Law at the University of Florida, where he also graduated with a B.A., cum laude, in political science.
Interests: Both Jon and his family enjoy hiking, gardening, live music, and biking through Georgiaâ€™s trail systems.
Managing Director, Acquisitions
Dustin has more than 15 years of experience in financial services, real estate, and telecommunications and has acquired more than $200 million of existing wireless lease assets. Prior to joining TowerPoint Capital, Dustin founded and owned Asset Capital Partners, an exclusive ground lease originations unit of Communications Capital Group, LLC. Dustin also served as the National Sales Manager for a wireless lease optimization company, in this role he was responsible for managing top-performing origination teams that collectively completed over $250 million in rent savings for US telecommunications carriers. Dustin’s in-depth knowledge of lease acquisitions, lease optimization, and financial services gives him a unique advantage in serving the needs of his clients.
Dustin earned his BA in Finance and Business Administration from Northern Kentucky University.
Interests: Dustin has a passion for many sports including snowboarding, basketball, surfing, motor sports, and hiking. Dustin resides in San Diego with his wife.
Saat joined TowerPoint in 2015 and oversees the finance and accounting functions. Prior to joining the Company, he was a member of the technology investment banking group at William Blair and Company, where he advised on over $4 billion in aggregate value across various transaction types including M&A, public equity offerings, recapitalizations and fairness opinions. Before investment banking, Saat spent time at Deloitte Consulting and Accenture, where he led multiple teams through strategic management and technology initiatives to increase revenue, streamline business processes, and improve operating outcomes.
Saat holds an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, with concentrations in Finance and Entrepreneurship. He also earned a JD from Northwestern University School of Law. He received a BS from Rutgers University, where he studied Computer Science and Electrical Engineering.
Interests: Saat enjoys spending time with family and playing sports, including tennis and golf.
TowerPoint Capital is a 100% management owned institutional investor in cellular site locations across the United States. Since 2007, TowerPoint has created long-term value for its landlord and corporate partners by emphasizing the firm's core values â€”Â Knowledge, Professionalism, Integrity, Partnership. The TowerPoint leadership team possesses fifty years of combined experience, having invested in (or financed) over $1 billion in telecommunications infrastructure and real estate-related assets. Read moreÂ about who we are.