Daniel Keith

Jarrod Hayes

Military Status:

Military Veteran, honorably discharged from the US Army as a Staff Sergeant in 1988


Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt
Lean Six Sigma Green Belt
Lean Six Sigma DFSS (Design for Six Sigma)
Working on Black Belt Project Submittal to obtain my Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Certification

Favorite Social Activity:

Working Out and watching our daughter excel at Taekwondo

First Concert

Rod Stewart

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Director – Real Estate


Danny Keith serves as Essentia’s Director of Real Estate and A&E on a national level. He is responsible for driving new processes using Lean and Six Sigma methodologies, while ensuring operational excellence.

Employment History

Prior to Essentia, Danny worked for Fortified Telecom Services as their Managing Director. In this role, Danny was responsible for the back office, the day to day interaction with the Fortified team, ensuring all Real Estate milestones were met, and coordination with Environmental and A&E vendors. Danny has spent several years working with Verizon Wireless in the Carolina / Tennessee Region helping them deploy an IOS environment, 3G 1XRTT, EvDO, LTE, IP-BSCDO, switch and cell re-parents, Dark Fiber, as well as working with their Real Estate Teams, fine tuning the processes needed for successful completion of all aspects, as it relates to Real Estate, A&E and Environmental.
Formerly, Danny worked as the RF Engineering Manager at T-Mobile in Atlanta, GA as well as the VP of Engineering and Operations for Glotel, Inc, where Glotel was responsible for overseeing the field and switch operations in Northern California and Reno, Nevada for T-Mobile.
During his 37 years in wireless and telecommunications, Danny spent several years traveling in Western and Eastern Europe, Hong Kong and China building and expanding wireless networks for Nokia, Motorola, Orange, Hutchinson Telecom, DMC Telecom and The Channel Tunnel.

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– Director, Fortune 500 Defense Contractor