Communications Equipment Company

XO Communications


Funding Goal
Funding Raised So Far $50,000,000
Funding Commitments $0
Funding Remaining
Funding Type Common Equity
Pre-Money Valuation
Investor Ownership
Interest / Dividend
Previous Funding

Company Overview

XO Communications, LLC owns and operates an integrated fiber optic network that provides telecommunications services in the United States markets. The company provides wire line voice and data telecommunications services, including local and long distance voice, prepaid calling card processing, interactive voice response systems, Internet access, private data networking, and hosting services. It also provides voice over Internet protocol, network transport, and broadband wireless access services to government, small and medium businesses, multi-location businesses, and large enterprises, and carrier and wholesale service providers. The company is based in Columbus, Ohio. XO Communications, LLC operates as a subsidiary of XO Holdings, Inc.

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Don Macneil
Chief Marketing Officer
Don M......

Don MacNeil is chief marketing officer for XO Communications. In this role, he is responsible for the company's strategy and vision for serving business and wholesale customers and developing and managing the company's portfolio of IP, data and next generation network services. He has responsibility for all XO marketing functions, including overall go-to-market strategies, brand, product marketing, customer segment marketing, and sales enablement.

MacNeil's organization drives the company's strategy and visibility, bringing to market industry-leading services for business and wholesale customers leveraging XO Communications' advanced IP communications, network, security and information technology solutions capabilities to help customers improve performance and solve key business challenges.

Randy Nickalas
Chief Technology Officer
Randy N......

As Chief Technology Officer for XO Communications, Randy Nicklas is responsible for the overall network technology vision for the company's voice, data, and transport networks. He also advises on the overall design of the company's commercial and wholesale voice, data and IP-based services.

Previously, Randy was vice president of Engineering, responsible for the design, implementation, and sustaining engineering of XO's transport, voice and data networks. Before joining XO, he held engineering and technical management positions at Intelsat, Cisco, and MCI. Randy has also worked in the areas of software development and systems engineering on a variety of aerospace programs for NASA, Los Alamos National Laboratory, and Computer Sciences Corporation.

Chief Executive Officer
Laura W......

Laura W...... is chief executive officer for XO Communications. In this role, she has responsibility for the company's operations, strategy and transformation into a leading provider of data and IP services with a superior customer experience for business, large enterprise and wholesale customers.

Prior to her appointment as CEO, served as interim CEO and CFO. Before that she was vice president of Finance for nine years. During this period, she worked closely with the senior executive team to manage the company's financial position as it transformed into a broadband-focused telecommunications company

Ernie Ortega
Executive Vice President Sales & Marketing
Ernie O......

Ernie O...... is executive vice president of sales and marketing for XO Communications, overseeing the company's mid-market, enterprise, government and wholesale sales efforts. O......'s organization of marketing, sales and support professionals is focused on delivering solutions that optimize customer performance by leveraging XO's extensive network infrastructure, broad portfolio of IP communications, managed network and IT services and commitment to exceptional customer service, value and performance.

Before assuming his current position, O...... served as president of XO Carrier Services where he was responsible for marketing, operations, sales and service delivery of wholesale voice, data and Internet services to telecommunications companies, cable companies, content providers, Internet service providers and mobile wireless operators.

O......'s other responsibilities at XO Communications have included vice president of carrier sales and vice president of national accounts. Mr.

Clark Peterson
Clark P......

Clark P...... brings extensive leadership experience and insight to his role as Chief Executive Officer of Telesphere. His experience in both wireline and wireless, which spans almost 25 years, has enabled Mr.P...... to hold key management roles in the telecommunications industry during a transformative time, serving with some of the most respected names in the industry.

Before joining Telesphere in late 2006, Mr. P...... was President of Major Markets at Clearwire. As one of the first employees of Clearwire, Mr. P...... was one of the architects of Clearwires business plan and helped successfully establish its foundation prior to the period of rapid growth that followed. During his tenure, Clearwire launched into 28 markets, grew to over 800 employees, acquired 88,000 customers, and went public.

Prior to that, Mr. P...... served as President of XO Communications largest region. XO is one of the nations largest competitive local exchange carriers. There, Mr.

Tyler Davidson
Director Development
Tyler D......

Tyler D...... has more than a decade of wireless industry and international development experience. Tyler was an early member of Clearwire's International team, where he led business development for some of the company's first European markets. Previously, Tyler served in senior business/corporate development, marketing, and consulting roles at AT&T Wireless, XO Communications, Sprint Nextel, Teledesic, and Ernst & Young.

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Mike Cromwell
Vice President
Mike C......

Michael C...... is senior vice president of Enterprise Solutions at XO Communications, overseeing the company's enterprise sales efforts nationwide. C......'s organization of sales and support professionals focuses on delivering advanced solutions to help customers solve complex challenges and improve business performance by leveraging XO Communications' IP services expertise, extensive network infrastructure and broad portfolio of IP communications, managed network and IT infrastructure solutions.

Before this appointment, he served as vice president for the Central Region, where he managed an organization of more than 200 sales and support professionals with responsibility for growing relationships with enterprise customers across 14 states.

Debbie Pollock Berry
Vice President
Debbie P......

Debbie P......- is senior vice president of human resources for XO Communications. In this position, she is responsible for developing and implementing human resources policies and strategies in support of the XO nationwide workforce, supporting the achievement of key business objectives and building a workplace environment that creates the behaviors to drive the company's success.

Prior to joining XO communications in April 2011, Ms. P......- served as chief people officer for the North American Energy Alliance (NAEA) where she focused on understanding and responding to employee concerns, developing and retaining key talent, establishing leadership succession planning, and implementing strategic programs to poise the company for growth. Prior to that, she held HR leadership positions at AOL and Verizon as well as human resources roles at Qwest Communications and PSINet.

Michael Corkery
Vice President
Michael C......

As Deltek's Chief Executive Officer, Michael C...... is the driving force behind Delteks mission of delivering superior enterprise software, information solutions and consulting services to project-based businesses worldwide.

Mike leads more than 1,600 employees who serve Delteks 16,000 customers across 80 countries around the world. Prior to becoming CEO, Mike was Delteks Acting CEO since December 2012 and Delteks CFO since he joined the company in January 2010.

Prior to Deltek, he was CFO and Acting Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for ICO Global Communications, a global satellite communications company. In this role, Mr. C...... led ICO's day to day operational and financial activities as well as those of its subsidiary, DBSD North America, Inc.

Before ICO Global Communications, Mr. C...... held various senior financial and operational executive positions for a variety of leading technology companies.

Navida Haghighi
Executive Vice President
Navida H......

Navid H...... is executive vice president, general counsel and secretary for XO Communications. In this role, he leads XO's legal and regulatory department and serves as a member of the executive management team. H...... is responsible for managing all aspects of legal and telecommunications regulatory functions at XO Communications, including complex transactions, litigation, employment, corporate, real estate, procurement, intellectual property, state and federal regulatory compliance and legislative affairs. H...... has more than 20 years of wide-ranging experience in telecommunications and web services, including technical and management positions at AT&T where he began his career in the technical ranks. His law firm and in-house positions have allowed him to practice at the intersection of law and technology. Prior to joining XO Communications in 2004, H...... held legal and business positions at MCI and AOL and worked as an associate in a Washington, DC law firm.

Matt Bramson
Business Development
Matt B......

Chief Marketing Officer

Led Business Development for XO Communications, direct report to legendary investor Carl Icahn
Co-founder & VP of Sales for an IVR service bureau and interactive advertising pioneer
More than 15 years sales and executive leadership experience in telecom and technology-based businesses

Kristi Brown
Kristi B......

Kristi B......, Vice President of Marketing, has overseen Telespheres marketing initiatives for the past four years. Under her direction, the Telesphere brand has become synonymous with industry leadership and outstanding service for enterprise customers.

In addition to overseeing product positioning and new product launches for Telespheres suite of office solutions, including its fully managed Cloud Communication services, Mrs. B...... is responsible for corporate communications, advertising, Internet marketing, public relations and lead generation efforts.

Mrs. B...... joined Telesphere as a veteran of telecommunications with marketing and integrated communications expertise. She started her marketing career at AT&T Wireless more than 15 years ago. Since then, she has served in marketing for successful start-ups that included NEXTLINK, now XO Communications.

Joe Waimrin
Joe W......

Joe W...... is EVP of Strategic Partnerships for AdVantage Networks and is responsible for developing vertical markets, driving sales and sourcing and managing strategic partner relations.

Prior to joining AdVantage Networks in 2011, Joe was Vice President of Business Development for mBlox Americas, the global leader in SMS message delivery and associated financial transaction processing. Joes business career of 20 years has been focused on telecommunications, application solutions and mobile messaging in senior sales and business development roles.

He started his career in sales at AT&T. Subsequently, he has worked with ClearSky Mobile Media, Tornado Development and XO Communications in Director and VP positions.

Joe holds a BS in Business Economics from the University of San Diego.

Danny Davis (McCallon)
Danny D......

Danny D...... has over 13 years of experience in Telecom & IT. Proficient in the areas of Data relating to Cloud Services, MPLS, Transport, IP, VPN, VoIP and Managed Security.

Away from the IT space, he spends much of his time working with students and the start-up community. He has dedicated most of his life to making companies more efficient and getting them to the next level.

Brian Keaney
Brian K......

Brian is responsible for the strategic direction and performance of Accellers Contact Centers. Overseeing all aspects of assisted sales and operations, Brian manages programs that include: Inbound, Outbound, Care, Retouch, and IVR elements. Mr. K...... brings almost 20 years of industry experience to Acceller.

Previous to Acceller, Brian held strategic positions at GetConnected Inc. (GCi), an e-Commerce information technology and services firm.

As Director of Engagement Management he helped to establish the Professional Services division, developed industry-specific project management methodologies and directed the Engagement Management team in the delivery of software solutions to telecommunications clients. Brian also spent 10 years at XO Communications in various data networking technical leadership roles.

Chris M......

Chris M...... joined GTT in 2008 and is GTT's General Counsel and EVP, Corporate Development and Corporate Secretary for the GTT Board.
Mr. M...... is responsible for all of the companys corporate legal requirements, human resources and supplier management.

Mr. M...... also oversees the development of strategic business opportunities for the company, including all merger and acquisition activities.
Mr. M...... has over 20 years of broad legal experience in the telecommunications industry.

Prior to joining GTT, he served as General Counsel for StarVox Communications where he was responsible for the company's legal department, mergers and acquisitions, employment law, litigation, and legal support for the sales teams.

Mr. M...... also formerly served as Vice President and Assistant General Counsel for Covad Communications where he headed Covad's Washington DC office and directed the federal and state regulatory compliance and advocacy efforts for the company.



Funding Goal
Funding Raised So Far $50,000,000
Funding Commitments $0
Funding Remaining
Funding Type Common Equity
Pre-Money Valuation
Investor Ownership
Interest / Dividend
Previous Funding



XO Communications

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