Bob Nichols, CEO
Bob Nichols is an accomplished business development executive with over 25 years of experience in high tech, telecommunications and startup ventures. He led the business development efforts at Neustar prior to founding DNG developing new business operations supporting strategic telecommunications policies implementations and database interconnection operations. Bob co-founded and is leading the FCC recognized AIR.U initiative along with Google, Microsoft, New America Foundation, Appalachian Regional Commission, and Higher Ed Groups representing over 500 Colleges and Universities. AIR.U includes the Gig.U (led by Blair Levin, author of the FCC Broadband Plan) as a founding sponsor, and shares the mission of accelerating the deployment of next-generation networks.
Keith Montgomery, CFO
Keith Montgomery is a skillful COO, CFO, & CIO with over 33 years of experience in telecommunications, high tech and broadband consulting for domestic and international companies. He held senior management positions for MCI and Concert Communications during their high growth years supporting financial reporting, business planning, network construction, revenue reporting, financial operations, treasury, and tax operations. He was one of the founding executive for CLEAR Communications that deployed telecommunication, Internet, and TV network services for New Zealand. Keith has completed feasibility and broadband network/operations designs for fixed and wireless network in over 14 states and supported the evaluation program for 2,200 Broadband Infrastructure Program (BIP) broadband applications for the Rural Utilities Service (RUS). He is also the Vice President of the Rural Telcom Congress which promotes broadband adoption for rural communities.
Barry Toser, EVP of Sales & Marketing
Barry Toser is a highly regarded telecom executive with over 30 years proven experience creating and executing successful marketing campaigns that drive the adoption of telecommunications, Internet and broadband services. He has managed sales and product support teams for large telecommunications companies and helped establish innovative startup organizations establishing new revenue streams and markets, leveraging core telecommunication and new high technologies. Barry has developed these programs while working for companies such as Sprint, Cable & Wireless and Transaction Network Services. He has also founded one of the nation’s leading telecom and technology networking organizations which provides telecommunications/high tech companies with innovative programs supporting the education and development of the local economy.
Warren Brasselle, VP Network Engineering and Operations
Warren Brasselle is a seasoned and well regarded telecom executive with deep experience in designing, deploying and operating telecommunications and broadband networks, leveraging fiber to the home and wireless technologies for national, middle mile and last mile networks for urban and rural service areas. He has spent 32 years working for Fortune 500 companies like Cavalier Telephone, Cable & Wireless, Williams Telecommunications, and MCI, in addition to several early stage innovative telecom companies. Warren is an expert broadband technology and design consultant providing engineering and operation services for wireless and broadband projects. His projects have included design and deployment of a 10 state/44 site wireless network, optimizing wireless and paging networks, and operating and managing national and regional networks.