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  • Andy Lipman practices in most aspects of telecommunications law and related fields, including regulatory, transactional, litigation, legislative, and land use. Andy’s clients in the private and public sectors include a wide range from telephone carriers to satellite service providers, Internet services and More
  • Anthony is responsible for driving strategic development and execution of the Telx line of business strategic initiatives globally. Mr. Rossabi holds BA, MBA, and JD degrees, with more than 17 years of experience in the technology and communications industries.  Prior to joining The Telx Group, he started his More
  • Mr. Bjarni Thorvardarson is the CEO of Hibernia Networks since January 2005. Mr. Thorvardarson joined CVC, Hibernia’s parent company, in 2002 from ISB bank where he launched and managed the listed Talenta-Technology fund which focused on emerging communication and IT opportunities. Prior work experience includes More
  • Mr. Crank joined Stephens Inc. in 2003 and leads Stephens' Telecom, Media & Related Technology Investment Banking practice areas. While at Stephens, he has worked on M&A and capital markets transactions totaling more than $90 billion. Prior to joining Stephens, Mr. Crank worked in strategic planning at Alltel and More
  • Mr. Downie is the former CEO of Telx Holdings, Inc. (Telx).  Telx is a leading provider of interconnection and data center solutions in the U.S. and was acquired by Digital Realty Trust in October 2015 for $1.9 billion. Prior to the CEO role, Mr. Downie was President and Chief Financial Officer at Telx from 2007 More
  • Chris has 19 years of experience in technology and communications. At Zayo Group, he has also served as President of Ethernet, IP Services, SONET and Colocation, as well as Chief Financial Officer for Zayo Bandwidth.Prior to Zayo Group, Chris was a consultant with Altman Vilandrie & Co., a consulting firm specializing More
  • Colby Synesael is a managing director and senior research analyst specializing in the telecom services industry. Mr. Synesael has been covering the telecom services industry as a senior research analyst since 2006. Prior to joining Cowen and Company in March 2010, he was at Kaufman Brothers and before that spent More
  • Dan Caruso is Chairman and CEO of Zayo Group. As an angel investor, Dan helped found Envysion, where he served as Chairman from 2006 to 2013. Dan is a former Board Member of GTS Central Europe and Director of New Global Telecom. Between 2004 and 2006, Dan was the President and CEO of ICG Communications. Backed by More
  • Dave Burns joined QTS in early 2015, bringing with him over 15 years of experience in the telecommunications and technology industries both on the vendor and provider side of the business.  As Vice President of Engineering & Architecture for QTS he is focused on leading and driving strategy and execution for More
  • Don Detampel has over two decades of executive leadership experience within Internet infrastructure, telecommunications and web technology companies.  Currently Don serves as EVP, Technology and President, Commercial Services at Charter Communications.  Before joining Charter, Don served as the Executive More
  • Gil Santaliz is the Founder and Managing Member of NJFX. Mr. Santaliz developed the vision for NJFX as one of the most unique locations possible for secure global connectivity with the lowest latency between three continents. Mr. Santaliz was previously the CEO, Founder and Managing Member of 4Connections LLC, a More
  • Prior to forming Cologix, Grant was CEO of IX Investments which was acquired by Cologix in late 2010. He was with Level 3 Communications for 10 years from 1999 until 2009 where he held a number of leadership positions, including President of the Content Markets Group, with responsibility for over $1.5 billion of More
  • Mr. Newby is an entrepreneur with a highly successful, 15-year track record in creating new, network-neutral interconnection businesses that treat communications infrastructure as real estate. He is the Founder, CEO and a Director of Allied Fiber, the nation's first integrated, network-neutral colocation and dark More
  • Jack Lodge is the President of Global Capacity, responsible for all aspects of strategy and execution for the company. He has over 25 years of experience in information technology and telecommunications. As President, Mr. Lodge has driven consistent double digit organic growth while expanding the Company’s More
  • James Henry is a Co-Founder and Senior Managing Director of Bank Street Group LLC and has been actively involved in the communications infrastructure and services (CIS) sector for more than a decade. Mr. Henry leads Bank Street’s CIS Investment Banking team, which counts AboveNet, Fibrenoire, First Communications More
  • Ron Mudry has over 30 years of experience in the telecommunication’s industry.  Ron is the founding CEO of Tower Cloud, a company focused on serving the fast growing wireless infrastructure market.  Prior to Tower Cloud, Ron was also the founding President and CEO of Progress Telecom, a fiber services More
  • Aaron Blazar is a Senior Partner at ATLANTIC-ACM a Boston based strategic consulting firm that serves telecom operators, infrastructure providers, vendors and investors. Mr. Blazar has led a wide range of engagements with a focus on opportunity identification, market entry, expansion, go to market strategy, More
  • Jennifer Fritzsche is a managing director in the Equity Research department at Wells Fargo Securities where she has focused on the Telecommunication Services and Tower sectors since 1999. Jennifer started in telecom equity research in 1996 with EVEREN Securities, where she was promoted to senior analyst after serving More
  • Jeremy Bye has led the carrier and wholesale division as vice president of Cox Business since 2011. He previously led the network and Cox Business operations teams in the company’s Virginia market since 2006. He originally joined Cox’s New England system in 2002 where he led carrier sales and service More
  • Judd Carothers, Co-Judd Carothers is a co-founder of USA FIBER and serves as its President.  Judd is responsible for helping craft and execute the strategic vision of USA Fiber and implementation across the USA Fiber markets. Judd has over 20 years of industry experience focused on physical and optical network More
  • Kenny Gunderman is president and chief executive officer of Communication Sales & Leasing.He has 17 years of investment banking experience and is focused on expanding and diversifyingCS&L’s real estate portfolio.Gunderman previously served as the co-head of investment banking at Stephens, Inc., where headvised on More
  • Kevin joined 365 Data Centers in 2013, bringing with him over 20 years of experience in the telecommunications and technology industries. As CFO of 365 Data Centers he is focused on all the company’s financial and strategic initiatives. Prior to joining 365 Data Centers he worked closely with several premier More
  • Kevin Coyne is a founding member of the FiberLight team.  In his capacity as CFO, Mr. Coyne manages the day-to-day activities of the organization's Finance, Tax, Accounting and Treasury functions.Before joining ACSI NT in 1998, Kevin was with Deloitte & Touche, LLP. He worked for 10 years as a public accountant More
  • Maria Browne advises clients in the areas of broadband and small cell deployment, communications regulation and licensing, telecommunications, accessibility, and information technology. She reviews and negotiates state and local franchise agreements, infrastructure deployment terms, and ROW usage terms and conditions More
  • Mike Hagan is the Vice President of Sales at Schneider Electric a global specialist in energy management and automation. Mike is a 26-year industry sales/marketing veteran, including 14 years at Lee Technologies (now a subsidiary of Schneider Electric). He brings a customer-centric approach to data center lifecycle More
  • Mr. Brouckman has over 25 years experience in telecommunications and software. Prior to working at EdgeConneX, Randy served as Entrepreneur in Residence at the Telecommunications Development Fund (TDF) as well as CEO of Wade Capital Group, a company sponsored by a large private equity firm focused on consolidation and More
  • As President and Chief Executive Officer of ZenFi, Ray applies proven industry management expertise to deliver cutting-edge communication network solutions to the market.  Ray oversees all aspects of business operations, effectively leading a team of experts to solve industry challenges created by the More
  • Richard S. Lukaj founded The Bank Street Holdings LLC, a private investment firm providing a comprehensive array of financial advisory services, primarily to middle market companies. In addition, Bank Street Holdings acquired control of The Bank Street Group LLC, a US Broker Dealer registered with the NASD and SIPC More
  • Ron Mudry has over 29 years of experience in the telecommunication industry.  Ron is the founding CEO of Tower Cloud, a company focused on serving the fast growing wireless backhaul market.  Prior to Tower Cloud, Ron was also the founding President and CEO of Progress Telecom that was established in 1998. More
  • Scott Widham is an experienced telecommunications and cable industry executive.  He is currently the CEO of Alpheus Communications.  Prior to Alpheus, he served as CEO of Cobridge Communications, an owner and operator of cable television systems in the Central portion of the United States.  From 2000 More
  • Stephen R. Leeolou has spent the past 30 years in the telecommunications and communications industries. From 1982 to 1999, Mr. Leeolou was co-founder and COO, then CEO of Vanguard Cellular Systems, Inc., one of the first cellular telephone companies in the United States. Headquartered in Greensboro, N.C., Vanguard More
  • Steven began his career with WOW! as CFO in 2002.  He was promoted to COO/CFO in 2008, and to President in 2010.  Responsible for the company’s mergers and acquisitions strategy, he has been the architect of several critical acquisitions starting in 2006. In April 2014, Steven was named CEO and joined More
  • As Chief Commercial Officer for SummitIG, Sunny is responsible for the driving the company’s sales, marketing and strategy efforts. In this role, he leverages his extensive operating experience in the areas of fiber networks, data centers, cloud and telecommunications services.Prior to joining SummitIG, Sunny More
  • Thane Storck is Group Vice President, Carrier Services, for Time Warner Cable Business Services. He oversees the development of the company’s wholesale strategy to leverage Time Warner Cable Business Class’ (TWCBC) vast metro fiber network. Thane has been at the forefront of driving solutions for mobile More


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