Director of Municipalities and Special Projects
RajantCharles Byrd has over 20 years of experience in wired and wireless network design. In this role, Charles works with end-users, integrators, and consultants to design and deploy wireless networks for Municipalities and Public Safety groups. Prior to joining Rajant, Charles was Chief Technology Officer for Avrio RMS Group, and the U.S. Southeastern Regional Manager and Systems Engineer for Firetide. He also previously owned an independent networking and security consulting business for 7 years. Charles also held a full time faculty position of Information Systems at Mercer University from 2003 -2009. He has consulted private industry and governments to implement large scale wireless networks for projects including cities of Atlanta, GA, Tampa, FL, Dallas, TX, Buffalo, NY, U.S. Naval Smart Grid, and testing with NASCAR with high speed mobility mesh networks. He has functioned as project manager and designer of projects for wired infrastructure and customized wireless network designs in both the U.S. and internationally. Charles holds a bachelor’s degree in Physics from the University of Georgia and a M.B.A. in Information Systems from Kennesaw State University.