Matt Murphy, Interim CEO – Matt Murphy, Executive Chairman of the LOGIX board of directors and Partner of Astra Capital Management, has over 20 years of strategic, operational and investment experience in the communications sector. Prior to co-founding Astra, Mr. Murphy served as President of Grande Communications where he successfully led the transformation of the company’s business and turned it into one of the fastest growing Multiple System Operators (MSO) in the country. From 2002 to 2009, Mr. Murphy served as Senior Vice President of Corporate Development and was part of the founding management team of Atlantic Broadband. From 1998 to 2002, he served in strategic management and investment professional roles with Aprisma Management Technologies (2001 to 2002), Great Hill Partners (1999 to 2001) and Media Communications Partners (1997 to 1999). Mr. Murphy is a member of the Young Presidents Organization, and served on the Austin Chamber of Commerce Advisory Board. Mr. Murphy received a BA in Public Policy from the University of Chicago.
Amit Rai – Interim CFO – Amit has a wealth of senior executive finance experience with both large public and private companies. He is currently the Principal of myController, LLC., and has previously worked as the SVP & Chief Accounting Officer of CyrusOne, Inc., a global data center provider with an enterprise value of over $8 billion.
Prior to CyrusOne, he was SVP and CAO at Laureate Education, a global leader in higher education operating in 29 countries with 64,000 employees and also held several senior finance roles at Remy International, Inc. and Sensient Technologies Corporation, then a fortune 500 company. His experience ranges from M&A, debt and equity offerings, SEC reporting, technical accounting, strategic planning and analysis, SOX, and change management.
Shane Schilling, Chief Technology Officer – Shane joined LOGIX as CTO, in June 2016 with Astra Capital’s acquisition. He is responsible for oversight and management of LOGIX’s Network and IT systems delivering voice and data services.
Shane has over 15+ years of experience in the telecommunications and cable industries, with extensive knowledge in operations and engineering. Before joining LOGIX’s, Shane was responsible for network engineering and services at both Grande Communications and Atlantic Broadband, operating their voice, video and data networks.
He is telecommunications operations executive with a track record of starting up new operations, turning around underperforming operations, and increasing year-over-year revenue. Skilled delivering complex projects on time and within budget; he promotes a collaborative and adaptable environment which can rapidly respond to changing market demands.
Shane has attended the executive management program at Sloan School of Business and has been published in telecommunications trade magazines.
Mary Malsch, Chief Customer Officer – Mary has over 20 years of executive level experience in the telecommunications industry leading Call Center Operations, Customer Care, Program Management and Network Operations focus areas. Her background spans daily sales/network operations, strategic initiative implementation, process optimization and financial management. Her experience includes local, regional and national roles supporting both networks and employees across the US.
She has a proven track record of leading teams through change and establishing and maintaining operational quality, and her experience has led her to be a decisive and results-oriented leader with strong analytical and team building skills. Mary places the high value on customer relationships and assuring that her people are focused on the customer experience.
Mary has a proven record of accomplishment in transforming organizations and creating operational excellence while providing best-in-class service to customers. She brings a wealth of experience across many aspects of telecommunications. Mary has served in a range of leadership roles at Level 3, TW telecom, and US West, building her expertise in areas including customer experience strategy, network, and customer operations, call center operations and process improvement.
Mary holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Colorado State University.
Stephen Erickson, Chief Administrative Officer – Stephen began his career as a litigator at McGinnis Lochridge in Austin, handling business disputes, employment matters and oil and gas issues. He then worked as a corporate and securities lawyer in the Austin office of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, focusing on venture capital financings, IPOs, and general corporate matters.
His corporate experience includes Schlotzsky’s, Inc., where he initially focused on corporate governance, SOX compliance and securities matters for the publicly traded company. Stephen worked with Roark Capital, the private equity owner of Focus Brands, on integrating the Schlotzsky’s employees into the larger company.
Shortly before joining LOGIX, Stephen was the General Counsel and Director of Finance for EYE Corp., an out-of-home advertising company based in Sydney with operations in Australia, the US, the UK, Singapore, New Zealand and Indonesia. Stephen managed various real estate matters for EYE, as well as litigation and various other corporate transactions.
Stephen Erickson serves as our Chief Administrative Officer & General Counsel, overseeing legal and regulatory matters, the human resources department and real estate leases and facilities.
Stephen graduated with a degree in English with a concentration in American Studies from the University of Virginia, and from Duke University School of Law. He is based in the LOGIX Austin office.
Scott Brueggeman, Chief Marketing and Strategy Officer – Scott has more than 20 years of leadership experience in telecom, data center, Internet, and financial services. He has built scalable foundations that delivered immediate and long-term results within a variety of operating environments, including startups, IPOs, and Fortune 100s.
Prior to LOGIX Fiber, he was Chief Operating Officer at Citadel DC, a national provider of IT, connectivity, and data center solutions. Previously, he led global marketing, product, and inside sales for CyrusOne, a $8 billion market cap REIT that IPO’d and more than tripled its revenue growth during his 5-year tenure. Before CyrusOne, he directed marketing at CoreLink Data Centers (since acquired by Zayo), PEAK6 Investments located at the Chicago Board of Trade, CareerBuilder, and AT&T.
Scott holds a MBA from the Kellogg Graduate School at Northwestern University and a bachelor’s degree from the United States Merchant Marine Academy. He resides in Austin.