Mike Farmwald – Founder, Chairman
A serial entrepreneur with one of the most successful track records in Silicon Valley, Mike has more than 40 years of experience leading several successful tech startups. He holds a doctorate in computer science from Stanford University, where he was a Hertz Foundation Fellow, and has founded six companies, five of which were financed in part by Benchmark Capital, where he is a venture partner.
Gerry Lawlor – Chief Executive Officer
Very much the accidental telecom executive, Gerry has started and led multiple ISPs both regionally and nationally. His broadband adventures started out of necessity after leaving Manhattan in 2011 for remote rural living on a pacific northwest island. Working with his local electric co-op, he led Rock Island Communications which has been one of the most successful Co-op led broadband initiatives. He moved to T-Mobile in 2018 and led the national development and deployment of its Fixed Wireless Access (FWA) line of business. Prior to making his mark in the telecom sector, Gerry led global businesses in the financial industry, where he developed his passion for bringing meticulous research and a unique, boundary-pushing approach to data analysis.
Fabion Kauker – Chief Information Officer
A leading expert in data modelling, GIS mapping and network design, Fabion brings extensive experience in developing solutions for global networks and multinational technology companies across cloud, fixed/wireless connectivity, computer software and business operations domains. Formerly VP of American Ops at Biarri Networks, Fabion is dedicated to solving last mile problems across many verticals.
Tom Hutchinson – Chief Financial Officer
An experienced finance leader, Tom spent twelve years with T-Mobile USA, holding a variety of finance and analytic roles including Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A), Channel Strategy, Strategic Finance, Revenue Planning, and Portfolio Analytics. Most recently, Tom’s responsibilities included FP&A for the launch of new Emerging Business segment and M&A support for business combination of T-Mobile and Sprint.
Adam Kelly – Chief Technology OfficerA veteran technologist, Adam has over 30 years of experience designing and building high-performance/high availability infrastructure platforms and networks for internet service providers, tier-1+2 banking institutions and exchanges, military bases, energy companies, state and federal governments, education institutions and commercial clients.
Crystal Rose Galvan – Chief of Staff
Crystal Rose is a highly organized strategic advisor with more than 15 years of experience in Silicon Valley working in technology, real estate and telecom industries. She was an integral member of global companies including San Leandro Dark Fiber, OSIsoft (now Aveva), and Morgan Stanley honing her project management and negotiation skills. Crystal Rose is dedicated to advancements in technology, helping underserved communities and bringing broadband for all to fruition.