Chicago, IL, USA, January 20, 2015 – Global Capacity, the leading connectivity as a service company, today announces the appointment of Bill LaPerch, former Chief Executive Officer of AboveNet, to the Global Capacity Board. In this new capacity, Mr. LaPerch will provide strategic guidance to the Company as it continues to drive innovation in the global data connectivity market.
“We are extremely pleased that Bill LaPerch has agreed to join our Board,” said F. Francis Najafi, Chairman of the Board of Global Capacity and CEO of Pivotal Group. “His track record as an executive and as a Board member is exemplary, and we will benefit greatly from his expertise and perspective as we continue our rapid growth.”
An accomplished industry veteran, Mr. LaPerch brings to Global Capacity’s Board over 30 years of executive and Board leadership experience in the telecommunications and technology industry. Mr. LaPerch is the former President and Chief Executive Officer of AboveNet Communications, Inc., where he successfully transformed the company into a profitable and recognized leader in optical connectivity solutions for Fortune 1,000 companies. Mr. LaPerch currently serves on the Boards of Windstream Communications, Digital Realty Trust, Inc. and Imation Corp. He also serves as an advisor to FirstLight Fiber and Cross River Fiber, both privately held companies. A graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, Mr. LaPerch also holds a Master of Business Administration degree from Columbia University.
“I am excited to welcome Bill LaPerch to our Board,” says Jack Lodge, President of Global Capacity. “Bill’s experience as a proven leader and his extensive network of relationships with customers, partners and vendors will be invaluable as he helps us execute on our brand promise of Connectivity Made Simple.”
Global Capacity’s One Marketplace eliminates the complexity and inefficiency of buying network connectivity by combining a physically interconnected and aggregated data network with a Cloud application that automates the procurement of connectivity services. One Marketplace simplifies service delivery, ensuring the best client experience by providing customers with a single interface through which to design, price and fulfill multi-network, multi-geography requirements, as well as a single contract SLA, bill and point of contact.
To learn more about Global Capacity and its award-winning One Marketplace platform, visit www.globalcapacity.com.
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About Global Capacity
Global Capacity is the leading connectivity as a service company that improves the efficiency and reduces the cost of data network services globally. Through its One Marketplace, the company brings together customers and suppliers with an automated platform that provides ubiquitous network solutions that deliver on its brand promise of Connectivity Made Simple. Global Capacity delivers its innovative solutions to telecommunication carriers, managed service providers, application service providers and enterprise customers globally. Additional information can be found at www.globalcapacity.com or by following Global Capacity on Twitter and LinkedIn.
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