Prior to leading Fusion, Matt held various executive leadership positions, including President of the Northwest and New England Operations for Expanets, an integrated network communications service provider that grew from $150 million to $1.3 billion during his tenure. Prior to that, he was Corporate Director of Operations for Oxford Health Plans, a $4 billion health care company, where he worked on developing and executing turnaround strategies. Prior to his role as Corporate Director of Operations, Matt held an executive position in a start-up healthcare technology subsidiary of Oxford where he played an integral role in developing strategy and building its sales, finance and operations departments. Before Oxford, Matt was an investment banker in Merrill Lynch’s corporate finance department, where he worked on debt equity and M&A transactions.
Don previously served as President and CEO of SwissFone, a $100 million international telecommunications carrier. Before SwissFone, Don was President and CEO of STAR Telecommunications, an $800 million international telecommunications carrier, where he led the company’s restructuring following the filing of its bankruptcy petition.Don has also served as President and CEO of GH Associates, a management consulting firm that he founded, where he consulted on business strategy and competition to over 100 small and large telecommunications companies throughout the world. As an entrepreneur, Don founded Telecom One, a nationwide long distance carrier that he sold to Broadwing Communications, and TCO Network Services, a local wireless services carrier subsequently purchased by Winstar Communications. During his early career, Don served as President and CEO of LDX NET, and held management positions with MCI, McDonnell Douglas, and AT&T. As an active spokesperson for the industry and for competition, Don was also a founder of the Association of Communications Enterprises) and the European Competitive Telecommunications Association (ECTA).
Kevin has more than 25 years of experience as a financial executive driving key growth initiatives across multiple technology industries. In those roles, he has provided oversight for capital deployment, financial planning and analysis, controllership, treasury and administrative functions. Kevin served 13 of the 25 years as Chief Financial Officer of both public and privately held companies, with domestic and international experience in companies with more than $1 billion of revenue. Most recently, Kevin served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Birch Communications. Before joining Birch, Kevin served as Chief Financial Officer of Internap, a Cloud, Hosting, and Colocation business. Prior to Internap, Kevin was Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at Culligan International in Chicago and EarthLink in Atlanta. Kevin started his career with financial leadership roles in various domestic and international divisions of General Electric.
Jon founded the NBS family of companies in 1984 with the idea of providing high tech telephone system solutions as an alternative to the then lackluster offerings of the incumbent phone companies. Placing an emphasis on providing first class customer care and applications support proved to be what customers wanted and was missing in the industry. Phone system sales, installation, and service, was shortly followed by the introduction of programs allowing customers the ability to place low cost long distance telephone calls - a novel idea in the mid-eighties.
Jon has continuously shaped the Business Services Division as a vehicle to present clients with the most advanced, yet reliable and cost-effective communications solutions, migrating them securely and effectively to IP-based technology and the cloud. An Honors Economics graduate of Stony Brook University, Jon has constantly monitored all facets of the business, delivering customers cutting edge technology while ensuring the company’s profitability and stability, year after year.
Russell has more than 35 years of executive leadership experience in the management, control and oversight of all operations, systems, engineering, infrastructure, IT, distribution and business development functions for both public and privately held technology companies. Russell came to Fusion from the RCN Corporation, a communications company with more than 3,500 employees. where he established an alternate channel distribution program for commercial sales. As an entrepreneur, Russell founded, owned and operated National Calling Plan, Inc. and Associated Telephone Design, two independent technology companies that introduced leading edge communications solutions to enterprise. Previously, as EVP of Galaxy Communications, a manufacturer and distributor of commercial communications systems, Russell managed all operations, distribution and development for the company. Russell received his J.D. from Pace University School of Law and is admitted to the New York State Bar.
Dan has over twenty years of experience in technology, driving revenue, go-to-market strategies, and building strategic business partnerships. Prior to joining Fusion, Dan served as MegaPath’s President and Chief Operating Officer. Dan has a strong background in growing successful companies and channel organizations. Before joining MegaPath, he was the CEO and President at Phoenix Networks. He also served as Vice President of Consumer Markets at Rhythms Net Connections. Dan received dual engineering and liberal arts degrees from Tufts University and graduated from Harvard Business School’s executive PMD program.
Prior to joining Fusion, Jim served as General Counsel and Secretary at Hibernia Networks, a provider of global capacity solutions recently acquired by GTT Communications. At Hibernia Networks he was responsible for its legal and regulatory matters, including mergers and acquisitions, intellectual property and litigation. Prior to joining Hibernia Networks, Jim served as Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary at One Communications Corp., a communications services company created in June 2006 from the combination of CTC Communications Corp., Choice One Communications and Conversent Communications. Prior to joining CTC Communications in 2003, Jim served as Senior Vice President and General Counsel of Viatel Holding (Bermuda) Limited (and its predecessor Viatel, Inc.). Earlier in his career, Jim was a partner in the securities practice group at Kelley Drye & Warren LLP, New York, New York.
Jan is responsible for brand management, corporate communications, demand generation, channel marketing and product management. Before joining Fusion, Jan was the President of the Americas for Viatel, Inc., a global, facilities-based communications carrier, where she was responsible for a P&L of over $400 million. At Viatel, Jan increased revenues by $280 million in under two years, and built a $140 million direct international sales organization to market Internet access, corporate networks and international voice services to multinational corporations in the United States and Latin America. Jan has over 30 years of experience in developing telecommunications solutions for international businesses and carriers worldwide. Jan has also held senior executive marketing and sales management positions at Argo Communications, the international record carriers FTC Communications and TRT Communications, and WorldCom.
Kevin leads the multi-departmental team ensuring an exception experience for Fusion customers. Prior to joining Fusion, Kevin led the Customer Experience team for Birch Communications. Kevin has more than 30 years of experience in the communications industry. His experience spans a diverse set of skills including leadership roles in customer support, service delivery, network engineering/operations and product management. Key positions he has held include EVP of Customer Support/Service Delivery for EarthLink Business, EVP and GM of the EarthLink Consumer Internet Business, and Division Manager of Operations for Internet Services at AT&T.
Brian is responsible for Fusion’s multi-disciplinary teams in Technology, Engineering, IT and Development, Network and Infrastructure. Brian has been in the communications industry for over 14 years and has spent the last five with Fusion. Brian leads Fusion’s engineering and development teams to evolve and manage the company’s Cloud Services platforms and infrastructure. Brian sets the course for Fusion’s technology advancements, anticipating dynamically changing opportunities to enhance, expand and optimize Fusion’s integrated cloud solutions platform. Prior to joining Fusion, Brian held leadership positions in engineering and operations for several New York metro area ISPs, AT&T Wireless, and Unilever.
Joe leads Service Delivery, Field Operations and Sales Support for the company. Prior to joining Fusion, Joe was responsible for Field Operations, the Network Operations Center, and Advanced Services Activation and Support for Birch Communications. Joe has over thirty years' experience as a communications executive, and has developed strong expertise in building and managing networks and support organizations. Prior to joining the Birch team, Joe held several progressive leadership positions in rapidly expanding communications companies. Joe served most recently as Vice President of Forerunner Technologies, and as Vice President of Field Operations and Network Operations for Deltacom, which is now Windstream.
John is responsible for leading Fusion’s sales channels across North America. John has led teams ranging from 35 to 450 sales professionals in his role as a senior sales executive for a number of major technology companies, including GTT Communications, Inc., a global cloud networking provider. At GTT, John served as Senior Vice President of Global Sales. Most recently, he was a Vice President of Sales for Windstream Corp., a cloud services and connectivity company. John previously held executive sales positions with leading global telecommunications companies including MCI, WorldCom and Sprint.