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  • Aaron Blazar is a Senior Partner at ATLANTIC-ACM, a strategic consulting firm that serves telecom operators, infrastructure providers, vendors, and investors. Mr. Blazar advises clients on issues related to product innovation, growth strategy, market entry, go to market strategy, M&A target identification, acquisition More
  •  Alan Burkitt-Gray became editor of Global Telecoms Business in December 2000, and editor of Capacity magazine in August 2015, as part of a unified editorial team for the industry’s two leading titles. In 2017 he became executive editor of the two publications.   With a degree in physics and More
  • Andrew D. Lipman, leader of Morgan Lewis's Telecom media and Technology practice, is one of the leading and peer-rated US Telecom and Media lawyers. He has been actively involved in virtually every key Telecom FCC issue for over 35 years and practices in most aspects of communications law and related fields, including More
  • Bart Oskam (1966) is Chief Technology Officer of the Eurofiber Group, having served as a board member of the company since 2007. He has over 20 years of experience in Telecoms and ICT, including senior executive positions with KPN, BaByXL and Tiscali. In his current role, Bart is responsible for Eurofiber’s More
  • Bill Harrison serves as Chief Financial Officer for E. Ritter Company, a position he’s held since 2009, and oversees all financial and accounting activities for ERC, Ritter Communications and Ritter Agribusiness. At Ritter Communications, Bill is responsible for relationships with financing sources, mergers and More
  • Bob Udell is President and CEO of Consolidated Communications, Inc. (CCI), a leader in providing broadband and businesses communications across its 24-state fiber network. Consolidated (NASDAQ: CNSL) is dedicated to turning technology into solutions, connecting people and enriching how their customers work and live More
  • Brett Lindsey was named President and CEO of Everstream in February 2014. Previously as Chief Operations Officer of OneCommunity, a nonprofit organization dedicated to transforming Northeast Ohio’s economy, Brett oversaw the $100 million expansion of the network that powers Everstream. He brings more than 25 More
  • Brian Beers is a seasoned veteran and entrepreneur in the fiber and telecommunications industry, bringing over 25 years of sales and operational experience. He is currently serves as the President of Paradigm Telecom, an industry leader in local communication solutions and wireless infrastructure. Prior to Paradigm, More
  • Chris leads Peak 10 + ViaWest as a proven chief executive with deep expertise in the economics, delivery and operations of the data center and colocation business. He is responsible for managing the company’s strategic priorities that drive profitable growth in entrepreneurial, high growth environments. Prior to More
  • Chris is a Managing Director in the Technology & Telecoms group at ING, where he is actively focused on arranging and providing financing for the expansion of telecom infrastructure. He has over 15 years of corporate and investment banking experience and has held positions in the technology advisory groups of Goldman More
  • Mr. Moran has been with SBA since 2012 serving in various operating and corporate positions. In his current role, Mr. Moran assists the Chief Executive Officer and the executive team in the review and analysis of a wide range of strategic, financial, operational, competitive and growth initiatives. Mr. Moran’s More
  • Colby Synesael is a managing director and senior research analyst specializing in the communications infrastructure and telecom services industries. Mr. Synesael has been covering the communications infrastructure and telecom services industries as a senior research analyst since 2006. Prior to joining Cowen and More
  • Dan Caruso is the chairman and CEO of Zayo Group Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:ZAYO), a global provider of communications infrastructure services. Zayo serves more than 8,800 carrier, content and enterprise customers in North America and Europe and generates ~$2.6B in annualized revenue. Prior to founding Zayo in 2007, Dan was More
  • Darren has been with Skywire Networks since 2013. Darren has 25 years in the telecom and technology industries, with significant background growing and leading organizations that design, sell, build and operate communications infrastructure networks in the NYC region. Darren has held senior leadership positions with More
  • Mr. Mayo is a Senior Vice President at T-Mobile USA, Inc.  Mr. Mayo has led the strategic, development and financial areas of the technical organization of this $30+ billion wireless operator over two decades of explosive growth.  He has planned and led numerous networks upgrade programs, including network More
  • Erick Contag brings over 25 years of executive management, strategy, business development, and marketing & sales expertise to GlobeNet, a provider of low latency, international capacity services to the Americas.Mr. Contag has been responsible for managing C-level relationships and telecommunications / high-technology More
  • Principal Analyst Erik Kreifeldt tracks the global market for enterprise and wholesale network services. He manages product development and forecasting for TeleGeography’s pricing research and co-chairs the WAN Summit conference series. Before joining TeleGeography in 2006, Erik was an optical networking industry More
  • Frank Rey has been with Microsoft since July 2013, he is responsible for network infrastructure acquisitions globally supporting Microsoft’s mobile first, cloud first build-out. Prior to joining Microsoft in July 2013, Frank spent 2 years as VP of Capacity Management at Hibernia Networks, managing network More
  • George Morgan has been a Partner at Ridgemont Equity Partners and its predecessors since 1998. He has led the firm’s telecom investment activities for the last 20 years. During that time he has been an investor and/or board member in a variety of leading telecom infrastructure companies including Kerrville More
  • Gil Santaliz is the Founder and CEO of New Jersey Fiber Exchange (NJFX). He is the visionary behind developing NJFX as North America’s preeminent international hub for subsea communications, interconnecting many international carriers across three continents with multiple, private backhaul and US termination More
  • Gina Nomellini is GTT’s chief marketing officer, leading GTT’s brand development, messaging and marketing communications, product development and product management. Ms. Nomellini brings over 20 years of global telecommunications experience to GTT. Prior to joining GTT, Ms. Nomellini served as chief More
  • Hugh has over 20 years of cross-industry technology experience, from data networking to fiber optics to wireless infrastructure. He spent the early half of his career in Silicon Valley, helping to start and grow several start-ups in Silicon Valley, such as ONI Systems and FiberTower. In these roles Hugh helped bridge More
  • Mr. Newby has amassed a deep subject matter expertise as an owner and operator in the network real estate business over the past 18 years. He is the Founder and CEO of Allied Fiber as well as an investor and partner in several other neutral colocation businesses including; 1025Connect, Colo ATL, Fibre Centre, More
  • Jack Waters is chief technology officer (CTO) and president of Fiber Solutions at Zayo. In this role, he oversees global technology and fiber solutions strategy and execution. He is also involved in all aspects of the business and is directly engaged with Zayo’s strategic customers, technology vendors and More
  • James Henry is a co-founder and senior managing director of Bank Street and has been actively involved in the communications infrastructure and services (CIS) sector for more than two decades. Bank Street’s CIS Investment Banking team has been at the forefront of transactions in the Bandwidth Infrastructure More
  • Mr Jan Vesely joined EQT Partners in September 2010.Prior to joining EQT Partners, Mr Vesely worked as Analyst at Goldman Sachs in Frankfurt focusing on German and CEE transactions.Mr Vesely holds a master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Mannheim and Portland State University.
  • Jason W. Adkins is President of Unite Private Networks. He joined Unite Private Networks from Windstream and has 21 years of telecommunications management experience with companies such as KDL, Level 3, Telcove, Conterra and KMC Telecom. Jason earned a B.B.A. in Marketing with a minor in Economics from James Madison More
  • Jason Hill leads the Telecom, Media and Technology groups at MVP Capital. He has advised on more than 100 telecom deals, including M&A and capital raising transactions for fiber, tower, wireless, datacenter and landline communications companies and has worked with companies of all sizes and at all stages of their More
  • Jason manages a team of account executives responsible for the Cloud & Service Provider Segment in the eastern region. Jason has held numerous positions in his 20+ years of data center industry experience focusing on various end user customer segments and channel partners. His current focus includes MTDC, cloud and More
  • Jennifer Fritzsche is a Managing Director and Senior Equity Analyst 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 two More
  • John Colbert is CEO/President of all Fidelity Communications companies. He has over 27 years’ experience in the telecommunications and related cable fields.  He is a licensed CPA and served in numerous capacities at Fidelity, before becoming CEO/President in 2011. During his career at Fidelity, the More
  • John focuses on Internet Infrastructure and Enterprise IT Services investments. John is currently a member of the Board of Directors of Contino, euNetworks, Landways, Lemongrass, New Signature, SummitIG, and TerraPact. John previously served on the boards of ICG Communications (acquired by Level 3), New Global Telecom More
  • Jon DeLuca is a Managing Director and Operating Partner - Fiber at Digital Bridge Holdings, LLC. Mr. DeLuca most recently served as President & CEO and member of the board of directors of Wilcon Holdings, LLC from 2011, when he founded the business with Pamlico Capital, until its sale to Crown Castle International More
  • Jonathan S. Adelstein is the President & Chief Executive Officer of WIA–The Wireless Infrastructure Association. Since he became President in 2012, over 100 new members have joined the association, the annual wireless infrastructure show has broken participation records, a new association was formed in Europe, More
  • Kurt Van Wagenen has been the President and CEO of FirstLight Fiber since October 2013. Prior to FirstLight, Mr. Van Wagenen was President and CEO of FiberTower Corporation from 2008 until 2012. From 2001 to 2007, he held executive positions at NEON Communications, including President and CEO from January of 2007 More
  • Marc C. Ganzi is the Co-Founder and CEO of Digital Bridge Holdings. Digital Bridge is a leading global investor and owner in wireless infrastructure assets and businesses. Formerly Mr. Ganzi was the Chief Executive Officer of Global Tower Partners. Mr. Ganzi was the sole founder of Global Tower Partners ("GTP") in More
  • Mary Stanhope is the founder and principle consultant at iMarket2, specializing in go-to-market strategy, ecosystem development and M&A due diligence. Ms. Stanhope brings over 20 years of executive management, strategy, business development and customer experience to the industry working with organizations that More
  • Mike is Senior Technical Staff Member (STSM) in IBM’s Site and Facilities Services business line.  He is responsible for the worldwide development, sales and delivery of infrastructure solutions supporting client’s data center and networking requirements.  Mike is an engineering professional with More
  • Mike Cunningham is a telecommunications entrepreneur focused on subsea cable and fibre network development.  He is currently Chairman of Ireland-France Subsea Cable, Chief Executive Officer of Crosslake Fibre and on the board of Quintillion Subsea.  Previously, Mr. Cunningham was Chief Executive Officer of More
  • Nitin Rao heads the Infrastructure team at Cloudflare, a web performance and security company focused on helping build a better Internet. The company currently powers 10 percent of all Internet requests and has more than 116 data centers across 57 countries, making it the most interconnected web exchange in the world. More
  • Murray was born and raised in New York, New York and earned a Masters of Business in Information Technology from Fordham University. His Major was Utilizing Technology for Competitive Advantage. He graduated from Rutgers College where he majored in Communications and Minored in Parties. He has been General or More
  • Mr. Lawson-Shanks has been at the forefront of designing and deploying industry leading solutions in both the UK and the US for over 25 years. Prior to joining EdgeConneX, Phill was CTO of Virtacore responsible for data center build-out, network core architecture and systems to accommodate the migration and More
  • Mr. Lawson-Shanks has been at the forefront of designing and deploying industry leading solutions in both the UK and the US for over 25 years. Prior to joining EdgeConneX, Phill was CTO of Virtacore responsible for data center build-out, network core architecture and systems to accommodate the migration and More
  • As President and Chief Executive Officer of ZenFi Networks, Ray applies proven industry management expertise to deliver cutting-edge communication network solutions to the market. Ray oversees all aspects of the business operations, effectively leading a team of experts to solve industry problems created by the More
  • Rhonda Cook founded PS LIGHTWAVE in 2010, building an organization with a clear vision and strongly aligned management team and staff. She is experienced in overseeing all aspects of the company’s operations, including strategic planning, financial planning, staff growth and development, legal and contract More
  • Rich Vidil is a telecom and software industry veteran of nearly 30 years. He began his career with Bell Laboratories in the 1980's, where he did pioneering development work in signal processing, computer telephony integration, and voice over IP. In the early 2000's he held various senior level engineering positions More
  • Richard “Rick” D. Calder, Jr. is GTT’s president and chief executive officer, appointed by GTT’s Board of Directors effective May 2007. He brings over two decades of experience in the telecommunications arena to GTT. In his role, Mr. Calder has full strategic and operational responsibility for the More
  • Scott Widham is an experienced telecommunications and cable industry executive.  He is currently the CEO of Alpheus Communications.  Alpheus is a full service regional telecom service provider with a 6,000 mile fiber network and 5 data centers in Texas.   Prior to Alpheus, Scott served as CEO of More
  • Steve has been in the telecommunications and communications industries for more than 35 years. From 1982 to 1999, Steve was co-founder and COO, then CEO of Vanguard Cellular Systems, Inc, a NASDAQ listed company. Steve helped guide Vanguard through more than $1 billion of financing transactions, dozens of acquisitions More
  • Ted Mocarski has 25 years of experience as a private equity investor acquiring businesses in the telecommunications and internet infrastructure sectors.  During this time, Mr. Mocarski’s investments include FibreNoire, Oxford Networks, iWeb, Exodus Communications, InterXion, Integra Telecom, Dobson More
  • Mr. Biltz was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of Lumos Networks in April 2012 and as a director in May 2012. He served as director for NTELOS Holdings Corp. from 2006 through May 1, 2014. He also served as a director for iPCS, Inc., a wireless service provider from 2004 to 2009 and served as Chairman More
  • Todd Holder is a Managing Director in the Communications, Media and Technology Investment Banking Group at TD Securities, where he is responsible for mergers and acquisitions.  Over the course of his approximately 15 years in investment banking, Todd has advised and financed over $60bn of transactions, including More
  • Travis is a Director and partner at Altman Vilandrie & Company. He joined the firm in 2005 and focuses on the enterprise services and infrastructure markets, specifically fiber, data center and cloud services, managed services, and enterprise software. Travis works with operators of all sizes, leading engagements that More
  • Vincent English has over 15 years of combined international experience in finance and operations within the telecommunications and manufacturing industries. Prior to joining Megaport, Vincent served as Chief Financial Officer for Digicel Group. As well as managing financial operations in multiple global markets More
  • Vincenzo 'Enzo' Clemente, President and CEO of Cross River Fiber, founded the company in 2011, bringing more than 20 years of management, network design, right of way, and construction experience to the company. Clemente is at the helm of the cutting-edge, network infrastructure company that builds custom fiber More


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