Jason Karp is one of the principals and co-founders of The Public Safety Network. Jason brings more than 25 years of legal and business executive experience in the telecom, technology, media/advertising, and public safety environments, having managed within large corporations, start-ups and the federal government.
Prior to The Public Safety Network, Jason was the General Counsel and senior executive with FirstNet. In this capacity, Jason was responsible for interpreting the complex law that created FirstNet, and developing and implementing the critical legal strategy and framework to enable successful deployment of the nationwide public safety broadband
network. In addition, as one of the founders of the FirstNet team, Jason played a key role in architecting the first of its kind strategy and business model for creating a financially sustainable wireless broadband network
to benefit public safety with dedicated and enhanced communications and tools, through a public-private partnership with industry valued at more than $40 billion.
Jason has extensive strategic and operational experience building, managing, and advising across a variety of organizations, including with MCI, Accenture, Net2000 Communications, E-centives, and the Federal Communications Commission, where Jason was responsible for overseeing the development and implementation of the regulations governing number portability.
Jason is a committed and effective executive and thought-leader, creating highly successful organizations and strategies, while navigating within incredibly diverse commercial and political environments. He remains highly committed through The Public Safety Network to helping public safety embrace this new ecosystem of technological capability to help improve operations whenever and wherever needed.
Jason received a B.S.E. with honors in Electrical Engineering from
Duke University and a J.D. from New York University School of Law.