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Pietro Cordova named CEO of newly acquired Wind Mobile

Canadian wireless provider Wind Mobile, which last month was acquired by Globalive Capital, has appointed Pietro Cordova as its new CEO. Cordova was previously the company’s COO. Wind Mobile founder Anthony Lacavera will remain its chairman and a shareholder, and will continue to have an active role at the board level. Globalive bought Vimpelcom Ltd‘s majority stake in the company in mid-September for an estimated $300 million. Funding of the deal came in part from West Face Capital, Tennenbaum Capital Partners, LG Capital Investors, Serruya Private Equity and Novus Wireless Communications.


WIND Mobile Appoints Pietro Cordova as CEO; Anthony Lacavera to Remain as Chairman

TORONTO, ONTARIO–(Marketwired – Oct. 27, 2014) – WIND Mobile is pleased to announce that Pietro Cordova will be transitioning to Chief Executive Officer from Chief Operating Officer of the company effective today. Anthony Lacavera will remain WIND Mobile’s Chairman and a shareholder, and will have an active role at the board level, including working with the company on business planning and strategy and continuing to advocate for WIND Mobile in Canada.
This change in management follows last month’s announcement that the investment company of Anthony Lacavera, Globalive Capital, acquired all of VimpelCom’s direct and indirect debt and equity interests in WIND Mobile.

“As an entrepreneur, my vision was to ignite change across the wireless landscape in Canada, bringing more competition, better prices and superior service to Canadians,” said Lacavera, “and that is exactly what we did. WIND Mobile is on a solid profitable growth track, and I am confident Pietro will bring the same strong leadership to the WIND CEO position that he has demonstrated successfully over the past two years as COO.”

“It has been a pleasure working with Tony for the last two years and I look forward to continue working with him in his new capacity at WIND,” said Cordova. “WIND 2.0 is on solid ground, and I look forward to providing my ongoing support and leadership to the organization as we enter a very exciting phase in the life of WIND.”

About WIND Mobile
WIND Mobile is dedicated to improving the Canadian wireless experience by offering customers simple and transparent plans, including real unlimited data/voice/text with no-term contracts and no hidden fees. Committed to be the country’s fourth national carrier, WIND has more than 750,000 happy customers in Canada. Learn more about WIND Mobile at or follow online at or

About Globalive Capital
Globalive Capital is the investment company of Anthony Lacavera. The partners at Globalive Capital, led by Brice Scheschuk and Simon Lockie, have over 80 years of operating and investment experience. Globalive Capital invests in telecommunications companies, real estate, and early stage technology ventures. Globalive Capital’s portfolio companies have won a number of awards, including Canada’s 50 Best Managed Companies for the past 10 consecutive years, Best Workplaces in Canada, Canada’s 10 Most Admired Corporate Cultures, Deloitte’s Canadian Technology Fast 50, and series of Profit Magazine rankings, including a #1 ranking on Profit Magazine’s listing of Canada’s Fastest Growing companies. Globalive Capital’s charitable activities are managed through the SHAMBA Foundation. Please visit

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