As the former CEO of the Cellular Telecommunications & Internet Association, Wheeler is credited with evolving CTIA into the multi-million dollar trade association it is today. While at the CTIA, Wheeler became skilled at navigating between regulators, wireless carriers and technology vendors.
Wheeler, who served at the CTIA for 12 years before he left in 2004, is still very involved in the wireless industry, heading up Core Capital, a wireless investment firm. He is also a member of the board of several wireless firms. He represents Core on the board of Roundbox, UpdateLogic, LimeLife, Jacked and Twisted Pair Solutions. He is also on the boards of Earthlink and Helio.