President and Chief Executive Officer
Richard Balot has served as the President and Chief Executive Officer since founding ABC Phones of North Carolina, Inc. (DBA - A Wireless) in October of 1996 as a freshman in college.
has grown the company from one location to nearly 250 locations and over $300M in revenue.
As one of only six National Premium Retailers for Verizon Wireless
has made a name for both himself and the company as leaders in the industry.
He also is an active partner in ABC Family, LLC which owns and manages approximately 100 rental properties.
Rich was born with entrepreneurism in his blood and started his first company at the age of 14; Balot's DJs.
By the time Rich
was sixteen he
had 7 Disc Jockeys working for him and was averaging nearly 13 parties per weekend as the largest DJ Entertainment company in Eastern North Carolina, until he
business at the age of 26.
Rich is an active member in Young Presidents Organization (YPO) and on the local council board of the Boy Scouts.
Rich volunteers with numerous local charities, participating with his
Rich holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from East Carolina University.
Along with his brother Rich
and father Ed, Dave is one of the three founding partners of ABC Phones of North Carolina, Inc.
(DBA - A Wireless).
Aside from the occasional fishing trip with his brother Rich
or close childhood friends, Dave spends most of his non-working time playing "co-activity director" for his 4 children.