About Us

Broadband Success Partners is a consultancy dedicated to addressing the technology, operations, finance and go-to-market needs of service providers, suppliers and sector investors. With decades of strategic and tactical sector experience, Jack Burton and David Strauss, the principals, bring deep knowledge and a valuable set of skills to each engagement.

Specializing in broadband access networks, Jack has a wide range of technical expertise across a diverse range of telecommunications technologies. Jack held senior engineering positions at Altice, Cablevision, and Lightpath. He has also worked at Viacom/MTV Networks, Tribune/United Cable and Warner Amex Cable. Jack was Chairman of the CableLabs PacketCable Certification Board from 2011 to 2017. He authored a quarterly column for Broadband Library magazine. For details on Jack’s experience, click here.

David has a proven track record launching and growing B2B telecommunications and technology businesses. David held senior marketing positions at Lightpath, IBM, Sprint and AT&T. At Juniper Networks, he was the cable business development leader and a Comcast account manager. David had a long-term consulting engagement at Comcast Business – having designed and executed the original go-to-market plan for their Metro Ethernet services. For details on David’s experience, click here.

Jay Rolls, David Strauss and Jack Burton at the Cowen Communications Infrastructure Summit on August 10, 2021.

Broadband Success Partners also has a Senior Advisor, Jay Rolls, and two Associates, Lenny Higgins and Joe Caruso, with significant technology, operations and finance experience.

Jay Rolls brings over 25 years of service provider technology experience to Broadband Success Partners and its clients. Jay was the CTO of Charter Communications and the SVP of Engineering at Cox Communications. He also chaired the CableLabs DOCSIS Certification Board and was a member of FCC’s DSTAC Committee.

Lenny Higgins has over 30 years of telecommunications and data center experience. At Bresnan Communications, Lenny launched and led the broadband, telephone and business services groups – growing annual revenue to $150 million – leading to the sale to Cablevision. Lenny was the COO of LICT Corporation, a $100 million holding company for 10 rural telcos. He was President & CEO of the Nexus Group, a data center and managed services provider.

Joe Caruso has over 25 years of cable industry finance experience. Joe was the SVP of Finance at Lightpath – playing a key role in growing the business unit’s annual revenue from $3 million to $365 million. Joe also performed acquisition analysis, established SOX controls and internal processes, created new market entry plans and negotiated carrier settlements.