Eric V. Etter is a Principal and EVP of Finance at Digital Bridge Holdings, LLC. He is also co-founder of TXO Exploration LLC, an oil and gas exploration company engaged in oil exploration, development and production activities in west Texas. Mr. Etter also serves on the board of Mexico Tower Partners SAPI de CV.
Prior to forming TXO Exploration, Mr. Etter served as Vice President of Finance for Global Tower Partners (GTP) where he was responsible for the oversight of the finance and accounting functions of the Company. While at GTP, the Company grew from 250 towers to over 3,700 towers and over 6,000 rooftops under management. Mr. Etter was closely involved in the selling of the Company to The Blackstone Group (NYSE: BX) in 2005 and later to the Macquarie Group in 2007. He also played a significant role in numerous debt financings, including two CMBS securitizations for a combined total of $730 million. The company was later sold to American Tower Corp (NYSE: AMT) in 2013.
Prior to joining GTP, Mr. Etter spent six years as Corporate Controller for Titan Towers LP where he had overall responsibility for the company's financial and accounting administration. Titan Towers was one of the largest tower companies operating in the Southwest region of the United States and aggressively pursued a roll-up strategy.
Before joining Titan Towers, Mr. Etter spent six years at Pittencrieff Communications, Inc. where he served in a variety of management and financial roles, including Director of Internal Audit and Transaction Advisory Services and as a Mergers and Acquisitions Analyst. While at Pittencrieff, Mr. Etter was intimately involved in the Company’s IPO in 1993 and the Company’s sale to Nextel Communications Inc. in 1997. He was also closely involved in the sale of over 200 communication towers to Castle Tower, which later became Crown Castle International (NYSE: CCI).
Mr. Etter served as a Financial Analyst for GTE Corporation prior to joining Pittencrieff. GTE later merged with BellSouth to form Verizon Communications, Inc (NYSE: VZ). Mr. Etter holds a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree in Accountancy from Angelo State University (member of the Texas Tech University System).