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.
CPA – 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.
Executive Vice President, Operations
Faith, Family, Friends, (and a little bit of golf)
Why I love RTC
It has truly been a wonderful experience to work for a local company with great growth potential. It is fun to work in an environment where we can turn on a dime versus maneuvering a huge ocean liner when we need to respond to our customer wants and needs. We have encouraged our employee base to “Give em the pickle” which has allowed our installers and customer service to not get caught up in the small stuff. This has enabled RTC to consistently beat the big guys and has created a truly wonderful customer service experience for our customers.
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.
Vice President of Finance
Mom, Optimist, Guardian, DIYer
Why I love RTC
Since becoming a part of the team at RTC I’ve learned what an amazing work family feels like. Here we work hard for our customers and have managed to keep the nimbleness and responsiveness of a small hometown company while adding the structure that sets us up to provide for our customers’ future in a constantly changing telecom world.
Annette joined the RTC team in December 2012 as Controller, but was soon promoted to VP of Finance as she managed the company through a full business software conversion. She has 25 years of financial, operations, and business experience, working in Richmond and Pensacola, prior to moving back to her home state of Louisiana and joining the team here. 14 years of her experience have been spent in management in the telecommunications industry.
Annette received her undergraduate degree in Accounting from Virginia Commonwealth University and is a Certified Public Accountant.
Community Relations and Business Development Manager
Foodie, Bookworm, Chaser Of Bubbles
What I love about RTC
The Heart and soul of RTC is our connection culture. Connecting to our customers to create a service experience with the ability to treat our customers as we would treat our family is what I love most. Connecting to our community in order to give back to make the places we live and work better for the next generation.
Katie joined the RTC team in October of 2005 as a Marketing Assistant. In 2013 Katie was promoted to Marketing and Public Relations Manager.