Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Lynch is the Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Thermo Capital Partners, LLC, a closely held private equity investment fund with over $4 Billion in assets under management. He is the Executive Chairman and CEO of FiberLight, LLC and was Chairman and CEO of Xspedius Communications, Inc. He is a founder, President and board member of Thermo Communications Funding, LLC. In addition to the aforementioned companies he is also on the board of Globalstar, Inc. and was on the board of United Engines, LLC. Mr. Lynch earned a B.A. degree from Amherst College and received his M.B.A. from Yale University.
Chief Financial Officer
Kevin Coyne is a founding member of the FiberLight team. In his capacity as CFO, Mr. Coyne manages the day-to-day activities of the organization's Finance, Legal and Human Resources departments.
Before joining ACSI NT in 1998, Kevin was with Deloitte & Touche, LLP. He worked for 10 years as a public accountant serving high exposure clients such as Nextel and Cendant Corporation. At the end of 2002, he joined Internap Network Services Corporation as Vice President of Finance where he restructured $25 million of capital leases and participated in a $10 million common pipe transaction.
Mr. Coyne earned his MS in Taxation at University of Baltimore and his BS in Accounting at Towson State University. He is a Certified Public Accountant and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
Chief Strategy Officer
Ron Kormos is a founding member of FiberLight and has been with the organization since 2000. After serving as FiberLight's Chief Development Officer for five years, Mr. Kormos was promoted to President of Texas Operations in 2013 and named FiberLight's Chief Strategy Officer in 2014. Mr. Kormos began his FiberLight career as Vice President of Construction with FiberLight's predecessor ACSI NT, in 2000. With ACSI NT and Xspedius Communications, he also served as Vice President of Operations.
Mr. Kormos is a 30 year veteran of the utility construction industry, with a specialized background in the placing, splicing and testing of fiber optics. He also has 20 years of experience in operational budgeting and contract management.
Executive Vice President & Chief Development Officer
John Schmitt began his FiberLight career in 1997 in field sales with ACSI, an early iteration of the company we are today. Since then, he has served in many leadership roles within the organization, including Regional VP of Sales, VP of Business Development and Senior VP of Carrier Sales and Business Development. He became FiberLight's Chief Development Officer in 2013 and was promoted to Executive Vice President & Chief Development Officer in 2015.
As EVP & CDO, Mr. Schmitt is responsible for FiberLight’s strategic direction and business development management, as well as all large network expansion activities in pursuit of key projects.
Executive Vice President of Operations
Kristine Kropp joined FiberLight as Executive Vice President of Customer Operations in 2014. Ms. Kropp is responsible for FiberLight’s Network Operations Center which manages customer care and network monitoring, surveillance and repair. She is also oversees FiberLight’s Service Delivery, Network Engineering and Documentation, IT and Back-Office Systems, Sales Support and Customer Care teams.
Ms. Kropp is a 15-year veteran of the telecommunications industry with a specialized background in executive leadership of network operations, service delivery, customer maintenance, order coordination, back-office systems, sales support and customer care/experience. Prior to joining FiberLight, Ms. Kropp was Vice President of tw telecom’s Network Operations Center located in St. Louis, MO. She has also held leadership roles at Xspedius, LightCore, New Edge Networks, Nuvox, Emerson Electric, Xilinx Semiconductors and Hewlett-Packard.
Senior Vice President and General Counsel
Tony Cash has worked in the telecommunications industry for over 20 years. Prior to becoming FiberLight's General Counsel in 2012, he previously held positions with AT&T and Bell South, co-founded and served as General Counsel for technology licensing company Fero Networks and practiced law privately for 10 years.
Mr. Cash attended Clemson University (B.A.), Furman University (M.B.A.) and Georgia State University (J.D.).
Mr Cash is a member of the State Bar of Georgia and the American Bar Association. He is admitted to practice in the following courts: Georgia Superior Courts, Georgia Court of Appeals, Supreme Court of Georgia, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia, U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Georgia and U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.
Senior Vice President Network Engineering
As FiberLight’s Senior Vice President of Network Engineering, Kevin Moss is responsible for supporting the company’s enterprise and sales teams and for overseeing network Engineering, implementation and optimization. He joined the organization in 2014.
Kevin brings to FiberLight 28 years of telecommunications experience in network and engineering technology, network operations, facilities management and construction. He has previously held leadership roles with companies such as tw telecom, Xspedius Communications, Enron Broadband and Electric Lightwave, Inc., where his accomplishments include developing VIOP networks, implementing cost savings plans to reduce planning and infrastructure spending by as much as $25 million annually and deploying internet in new markets to increase annual revenue in excess of $36 million.