Today’s #WeArePierson employee spotlight features Bryan Thackwell, Director of Advanced Solutions & Development at Pierson Wireless. Thackwell joined our team in January 2021 following a two-decade career as an RF engineer with telecommunications leaders like Sprint and Crown Castle.

“I have a hybrid role that consists of business development in our West Region and companywide strategic RF engineering,” Thackwell said. “I solve complex problems using the latest solutions that best solve the end user’s problems by dimensioning a robust system that’s tailored to the customer’s needs. My hybrid role focuses on private networks using Band 41 and Band 48 frequencies, as well as neutral host DAS and public safety communications solutions.”

Thackwell’s radio and advanced communications career began in the United States Army, where he was a Telecomm Line of Sight Section Sergeant for seven-plus years. There he supervised nine personnel engaged in the installation, operation, and unit-level maintenance of multi-channel and tropospheric scatter radio systems, as well as performed maintenance on radio transmission equipment, access units, multiplexing equipment, and antennas.

Away from work, Thackwell enjoys being outdoors and spending time in the mountains with his family. He’s also a nationally ranked Jiu-Jitsu athlete, ranking No. 2 in 2019 under NABJJIF competition results.