Moving Essentia Forward

As Essentia’s new Chief Operating Officer (COO), Spencer presides over the pivotal day-to-day operational functions of the company. He is the vanguard of growth and scalability, shaping the organization’s culture, spearheading the development of new business initiatives and partnerships, increasing process enhancements for improved efficiency and productivity, prioritizing company and division analytics and ensuring the firm remains at the forefront of industry advancements.

Career Highlights

Spencer began his journey as a Tower Tech at ID Construction Services in Boise, Idaho, where he worked on upgrading tower antennas. Subsequently, he joined ID Consulting Solutions in Richmond, Va., serving as an Engineering and Construction Supervisor.

In this role, Spencer was responsible for compiling construction packages, scheduling crew deployments and monitoring permitting for FTTH projects. Following this, he transitioned to FTE Networks in Seattle, Wash., where he took on the role of Market Manager. In this capacity, Spencer managed the bidding and budgeting of new projects, oversaw subcontractor relationships and played a pivotal role in building and leading a cohesive team to operate the entire Washington market. Following that, he advanced to West Coast Director of OSP (Outside Plant) at FTE Networks.

Spencer’s career then led him to Tilson Technology Management, where he took on the role of Director of OSP Operations. In this capacity, he directed OSP projects in the Western United States, expanded the OSP business and managed high-performing teams. Most recently, he assumed the role of Vice President of OSP Operations at Tilson, where he was responsible for massively scaling operations.

In this executive role, Spencer led the national OSP operation by overseeing budgets, resource management, client relationships and financial performance. There he consistently achieved revenue and profitability targets. Spencer’s career trajectory reflects a clear progression of leadership and expertise in the telecommunications and outside plant operations industries.