J. Roy Pottle
J. Roy Pottle is a seasoned business executive with more than 35 years of experience in financing, acquiring and operating private and public companies. He is currently Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of American Messaging Services, LLC, a privately held wireless messaging company he co-founded in 2005 that provides critical messaging services throughout the United States.
From February 1998 to November 2004, Roy was Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Arch Wireless, Inc., a large publicly traded wireless messaging company. From October 1994 to February 1998, he was Vice President and Treasurer of Jones Intercable, Inc., a publicly-traded cable television company. Prior to October 1994, he held a variety of senior positions in both Toronto and New York with the Bank of Nova Scotia, where he managed a $3.5 billion media and telecommunications portfolio.
Roy is also a senior advisor to Granite Point Capital Management, L.P., an SEC registered investment advisor that manages a family of research-driven long/short equity hedge funds, with approximately $450 million under management. Granite Point Capital was founded in 2004 and is based in Boston, MA.
He has served on the board of several public and private companies. Most recently, he was Chairman of the Board of Crosswinds Holdings, Inc., a publicly-traded asset management company, and currently serves on the board of LPF Holdco, Inc., a private California-based cannabis company. He holds both a Bachelor of Commerce and an MBA from Concordia University in Montreal, Quebec.