A native of Atlanta, Gearon started the successful
telecommunications enterprise Gearon Communications in 1990 at the age
of 25. After growing the site acquisition company into a multi-million
dollar business with more than 150 employees in five years, he sold his
company to American Tower, one of the largest providers of
communications towers in the world, in 1998. A graduate of Georgia State
University, Gearon is an avid lifelong Hawks fan. He resides in Atlanta
with his wife and three children.