Craig Collins, Chief Executive Officer – Craig Collins, Chief Executive Officer and Member of the Board of Directors at LOGIX Fiber Networks, is a seasoned corporate transformational leader across technology and telecommunications with a 25-year record of improving operations, launching innovative new products, establishing strong cultures and building high-performance teams to drive revenue growth.
Most recently, he was a senior executive at Transit Wireless, a 5G wireless infrastructure company. Previously he served in C-level roles where he oversaw teams of more than 2,000 employees and multi-billion-dollar P&L’s at Intermedia Communications, XO Communications and Time Warner Cable. He has also served in executive roles at SunGard Availability Services, Verizon (formerly Bell Atlantic) and Kaplan University.
Mr. Collins currently serves as Chairman and Member of the Board of Directors of Jarbly University and GroopView. He served as a co-chair of the Cable & Telecommunications Association for Marketing (CTAM), a board member of The National Association for Multi-Ethnicity in Communications (NAMIC), and as a senior leader and Executive Sponsor of the Time Warner Cable and Transit Wireless Executive Diversity Committees.
Mr. Collins received an MBA from the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University, where he currently serves as an advisor on the annual MBA Executive Challenge Committee. He holds a BS from Pennsylvania State University, where he was the captain of the basketball team and set a single season NCAA Division I free-throw percentage record of 95.9% that stood for 20 years. With a personal passion for youth education and sport, Mr. Collins works with NCAA student athletes to help them make the successful transition from athletic competition to advancement in the corporate world.
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.
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 a law degree from Duke University. He is based in the LOGIX Austin office.
Scott Brueggeman, Chief Marketing & Sales 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, an $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 an 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.