Chief Executive Officer
Jim 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. Jim 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, Kevin Coyne manages the day-to-day activities of the organization's finance, tax, accounting and treasury functions.
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.
Kevin Coyne earned his M.S. in Taxation at University of Baltimore and his B.S. 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, Ron Kormos was promoted to President of Texas Operations in 2013 and named FiberLight's Chief Strategy Officer in 2014. Ron 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.
Ron 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 of Operations
Kristine Kropp joined FiberLight as Executive Vice President of Customer Operations in 2014. Kristine 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.
Kristine 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, Kristine 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.
Executive 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 BellSouth, co-founded and served as General Counsel for technology licensing company Fero Networks and practiced law privately for 10 years.
Tony Cash attended Clemson University (B.A.), Duke University (M.B.A.) and Georgia State University (J.D.).
Tony 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 of Sales
Jim Hintze has more than 25 years of sales and marketing leadership experience within the telecommunications industry. As FiberLight’s Senior Vice President of Sales, he is responsible for the further growth of the company’s Dark Fiber and Managed Services portfolios, as well as broadening relationships with customers requiring higher-bandwidth capabilities to enable emerging and future Web initiatives.
Prior to joining FiberLight, Jim was VP of North American Sales and Global Channels at BTI Systems, where he focused on developing global alliances, channel partners, and direct sales for the company’s SDN- and NFV-enabled data center and cloud infrastructure solutions with the world’s largest Web 2.0, data center and communications service providers. He also served as the SVP of Commercial and Government Sales at Frontier Communications and held various leadership roles at Fujitsu, including SVP of Marketing and SVP of Sales. Jim began his career in telecommunications managing sales programs for AT&T Network Systems (now Nokia).
He is a graduate of the Stanford Executive Program and holds a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Colorado.