SOURCE: Unite Private Networks

Unite Private Networks

May 12, 2016 10:51 ET

Unite Private Networks Announces Addition of New Board Member

Michael Hurley Brings Over 33 Years of Telecom Experience to the Role

KANSAS CITY, MO--(Marketwired - May 12, 2016) - Unite Private Networks (UPN) a leading provider of high-capacity, fiber-based communication networks, announced today that Michael Hurley, a member of the founding executive team of Fibertech Networks, was appointed to the company's board of directors.

"Michael brings a wealth of experience and telecom expertise, and we are thrilled he is joining the Unite Private Networks board of directors," said Kevin Anderson, Chairman and CEO at UPN. "He is a welcome addition, and we are looking forward to the impact he will have on our company."

"Ridgemont has known Michael since our predecessor firm initially invested in Fibertech over 15 years ago," said George Morgan, Partner at Ridgemont Equity Partners. "He is among the highest quality and most experienced executives in the fiber industry. We are very excited to have him affiliated with UPN."

Hurley served as Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Fibertech Networks overseeing sales, marketing and business development organizations from its inception in May of 2000 until its conclusion in August 2015. During that time, Fibertech's sales organization sold contracts worth over $2.5 billion and received grades as the top sales organization in its industry each year from 2007 - 2014. Hurley joined Lightower as a division president through the merger with Fibertech Networks and stayed on through the transition.

Previously, Hurley held various sales positions at MCI, Frontier Corporation, and New England Telephone. 

"I'm thrilled at the opportunity to put my experience and tenure to work helping an already strong fiber-based business," Hurley said. "Having known and respected the principals at both Ridgemont Equity Partners and UPN over the years, it's no wonder that the company has a long history of success. I hope to contribute to the further acceleration of that trajectory in my role on the board of directors."

Mr. Hurley earned a BS degree in Marketing from Michigan State University and an MBA in Finance from the William E. Simon Graduate School of Business at the University of Rochester.

About Unite Private Networks: UPN provides high-bandwidth, fiber-based communications networks and services to schools, governments, carriers, data centers, hospitals, and enterprise business customers across a 20 state service area. Service offerings include dark and lit fiber, private line, metro-optical Ethernet, Internet access, data center services, and other customized solutions. Headquartered in Kansas City, MO, UPN has been providing customer focused communications solutions since 1998. For more information on UPN, please visit www.uniteprivatenetworks.com, or connect with us on Twitter and LinkedIn.

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