CEO and Co-Founder
Barclay Knapp has been a
telecommunications industry executive for 30 years. Most
recently he has served as the Chairman and CEO of ProCapital Group,
LLC, a management consulting & advisory group focused on
developing, investing, and managing high-growth companies.
Mr. Knapp is also the current President of Preferred Communication
Previously, Mr. Knapp was the co-founder and President of
Cellular Communications, Inc. (Cellular One), the first cellular
company in the U.S. to go public and one of the largest independent
cellular system operators in the United States. Mr. Knapp
facilitated the sale of Cellular Communications, Inc. to Airtouch
(now Verizon) in 1996 for $3.3 billion. Mr. Knapp also
co-founded Cellular Communications International, Inc., which was
sold to Olivetti SpA and Mannesmann AG for $1.6 billion, and
Cellular Communications of Puerto Rico, Inc., which was sold for
$1.1 billion to SBC Communications.
In 1993, Mr. Knapp co-founded NTL, Inc. (now Virgin Media Inc.),
and grew the company into what is now the largest cable and
broadband provider in the UK. Mr. Knapp served as President
and CEO of NTL until 2003. During his tenure with NTL the company
achieved a peak market value of $59 billion.
In 1998, The Financial Times named him "Telecommunications
Executive of the Year."
Mr. Knapp earned a BA in Mathematics from The Johns Hopkins
University and an MBA from Harvard Business School. He is
currently a Senior Fellow in the Center for Financial Economics at
The Johns Hopkins University.