REV Broadband is the parent company of RTC, EATEL, Vision Communications, and VENYU. The combined company serves as Louisiana’s largest private owned telecommunications network with 2,790 miles of fiber and nearly 400 employees serving more than 60,000 customers. In addition, the company also operates VENYU, a premier provider of cloud hosting, data center and data protection services with a network that spans coast to coast with data centers and partners in Louisiana and across the country.
Chief Executive Officer
As CEO of REV Broadband, the parent company of RTC, EATEL, Vision Communications and VENYU, Josh Descant is responsible for aligning the mission, values and strategic goals for the state’s largest, locally-owned telecommunications provider.
With both an industry and entrepreneurial background, Descant brings a unique perspective to guiding the leadership team responsible for daily service to more than 60,000 residential and business customers across the state of Louisiana.
In a time where remote work, distance learning and healthcare are powered by the internet and cloud computing, Descant recognizes the deep purpose and significance of his role to help guide REV Broadband to serve the needs of the community. He greatly values his team and understands it is essential that everyone find meaning and purpose in their work and balance in their personal lives.
Prior to his appointment as CEO, Descant served as President of EATEL, and the previous position of Executive Vice President of Product Development and Marketing. Before joining EATEL, Descant was President of Sunshine Media, Upperline Media and ypOne publishing where he learned the importance of agility and adaptability through rapid growth and subsequent industry disruption.
Currently, Descant serves on USTelecom’s leadership committee – a dedicated alliance of connectivity executives representing local and regional broadband innovators – and is a member of the Ascension Chamber of Commerce’s board of directors and finance committee as well as a member of the Committee of the 100 for Economic Development representing the Capital Region (Region 2).
Descant was born and raised in New Orleans and has served his country in the United States Marine Corps, where he learned the importance of discipline, teamwork and diversity. On the other side of the fun spectrum, he participated in the Walt Disney World college internship program, where he learned about the art of making customers happy and having fun at work. He also enjoys his wonderful home life with his wife and two daughters in Covington, Louisiana.
Chief Financial Officer
Peter Louviere serves as the chief financial officer and corporate treasurer for REV Broadband, the parent company of RTC, EATEL, Vision Communications and VENYU. He is responsible for the company’s financial stewardship on behalf of its 60,000 customers and growing. He directs financial and treasury duties, along with economic strategy and forecasting. His guidance – and the work of his team – ensures precision and timely financial reporting, investment risk management and economic modeling. In addition, Louviere oversees the company’s health and welfare plans, its 401(k) investments and is the executive sponsor to its cyber security committee and safety council.
Louviere joined the company (then Latelco) in 1993, with a strong background in financial leadership as well as extensive familiarity leading and executing numerous transactions associated with mergers and acquisitions. He is instrumental in establishing financing structures including private equity firms, investment bankers and syndicated banking groups. His wealth of experience goes beyond the internal finances of an ever-evolving tech industry.
Most recently, Louviere was responsible in facilitating a smooth consolidation of the acquisition into what is presently the largest, privately held telecommunications company in Louisiana (REV Broadband). His M&A-related financial insights have also simultaneously yielded improved profitability via operational efficiencies, recognized synergies across dimensional aspects of the business and effective forecasting.
In addition to his internal leadership role at the company, Louviere is actively involved in a multitude of telecommunications industry-specific groups, committees and associations – serving as a 20+ year member of the board of directors for the Louisiana Telecommunications Association (LTA). Further, Louviere dedicates his time to many community organizations’ boards, including serving as president and chairman of Lafourche Parish’s Special Education District No. 1 for the past 23 years in addition to tenured terms on the South Louisiana Economic Council (SLEC) and the Golden Meadow Lions Club.
Louviere holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting and Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Nicholls State University and is a Certified Public Accountant. He also is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Louisiana Society of CPAs.
General Counsel & Executive Vice President of Human Resources
As General Counsel and Executive Vice President of Human Resources, Janet Britton is responsible for providing strategic leadership and business acumen and guiding EATEL through a complex myriad of complex business, legal and regulatory issues. Janet has been in the telecommunications sector for over 27 years and with EATEL for 23 year of those years. Prior to joining EATEL, she was a staff attorney with the Louisiana Public Service Commission. Janet is past chairman of the Louisiana Telecommunications Association (LTA) and is currently a board member. She was recently appointed to serve on the Broadband for Everyone in Louisiana Commission and the Louisiana Information Technology & Communications Resiliency Task Force by Governor John Bel Edwards. She is also a former board member of NTCA, OPASTCO and the Ascension Chamber of Commerce. She previously served as the Chairman of the East Ascension East Iberville School Partnership. Janet currently serves on the NTCA Industry Committee and WTA Public Policy Committee. She is also a member of the Ascension Economic Development Corporation Board of Directors, City of Gonzales Marketing Team and is a member of the local Industrial Development Board of Directors. She currently sits on the Baton Rouge Area Chamber Board of Directors and serves on its Executive Committee. Janet was recognized by the Baton Rouge Business Report as a Forty under 40 and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree, a Juris Doctorate and a Master of Business Administration from Louisiana State University.
Chief Operating Officer
As Chief Operating Officer, Harris drives the organization's operational excellence and innovation strategy by helping to blend technology and efficiency into existing programs as well as new business opportunities. Harris has been with the company for over 20 years and has held several management positions including: Director of Network Services, Manager of Network Engineering, NOC Manager, and Manager of Customer Support.
Executive Vice President of Sales & Marketing
Tressy Leindecker serves as EATEL's Executive Vice President of Sales. As a sales leader with more than 20 years of management experience, she has led teams in several telecommunications organizations -- with a focus in cable, data, transport and telephony. Tressy has been responsible for the successful transformation of sales organizations, drastically increasing monthly performance and overall team bench strength. Tressy holds a bachelor of arts degree and often volunteers her time to give back to the communities she serves.
Executive Vice President, Operations
Scott brings over 22 years of experience in the telecommunications industry with the last 14 being at RTC. Scott came to the company as the controller and has transitioned from finance to operations, and now serves as the Executive Vice President. Scott currently serves as 1st Vice Chairman of the Louisiana Telephone Association. Prior to RTC Scott held various management positions for eight years within Cox Communications of New Orleans, and six years as an international tax accountant for Freeport-McMoRan.
Scott received his BBS in accounting from the University of Texas in 1985, after beginning his undergraduate studies at Texas Lutheran University.
General Manager of Data Center Sales & Operations
Noah Boudreaux is the General Manager of Data Center Sales & Operations for VENYU. In his more than 20 years of IT experience, Boudreaux has lead several prominent technology firms in the Baton Rouge area. His longest tenure of almost 10 years was at Sparkhound, where, in 2008, Noah accepted the role of Vice President of Operations. Eventually, he became the company’s Chief Operating Officer in 2013.