New hires include Jason Mocca as COO and VP Field Operations, Strider Denison as VP of Commercial Sales and Mark Meyers as VP of Strategic Sales
PORTLAND, Ore.—(February 3, 2022) – LS Networks, a leading fiber-optic bandwidth infrastructure services provider in the Pacific Northwest, announced today the addition of three members to their leadership team in the roles of Chief Operating Officer and Vice President of Field Operations, Vice President of Commercial Sales and Vice President of Strategic Sales. These new hires are part of the company’s overall vision to bring affordable fiber optic broadband and network availability to more rural communities than ever before. The additions are critical as the company continues to see accelerated market expansion.
“We are delighted to add Jason, Strider and Mark to the LS Networks team during a pivotal growth point for the company,” said Byron Cantrall, LS Networks President and CEO. “They are each proven leaders, and I am confident that with this team in place, we are prepared to capitalize on our unique market opportunity. We look forward to their many contributions as we continue to make significant process connecting communities throughout the Pacific Northwest to our network.”
The LS Networks key senior hires include:
Jason Mocca, COO and Vice President of Field Operations
Prior to joining LS Networks, Jason was the Vice President of Field Operations at Ting Internet across all US deployments. He led development and ongoing efforts around new markets, construction including contractor management, customer installations, network infrastructure and enablement teams. During Jason’s tenure, he successfully scaled the company from startup to over 20,000 clients and over 70,000 addresses served, across 14 unique market areas. Additionally, he led the development of people and functions across the enterprise through his proactive and open leadership style.
Jason has been an operational leader in telecommunications for nearly 30 years, of which he’s specialized in people, process and project management. He has a deep appreciation for underserved communities in the PNW and continues to dedicate time and energy in closing the digital divide gap. His telecommunication career started with serving in the United States Air Force, whereby he deployed during Operation Southern Watch. Over the years, he has acquired multiple certifications in LEAN Six Sigma practices and obtained his Professional in Project Management (PMP) certification.
“I am honored to join the talented team at LS Networks during this important time,” said Mocca. “Expansion efforts are our top priority, and our operations and field teams are equipped to handle growth in 2022 and beyond.”
Strider G. Denison, Vice President of Commercial Sales
Strider G. Denison serves as the Vice President of Commercial Sales for LS Networks. He leads the Commercial Sales Teams comprised of direct, inside and channel sales focused on SMB, Mid-Market and Enterprise businesses throughout the LS Networks’ fiber footprint.
Strider brings over 20 years of leadership experience building high performing sales organizations. He has a track record running sales teams in the Pacific Northwest, Southwest and Northeast for Integra Telecom, Windstream and Comcast Business. Strider has held executive leadership roles across multiple business departments including sales, marketing and operations utilizing his successful, customer first approach.
“This is an exciting time to be at LS Networks,” said Denison. “Our team is passionate about the communities we serve. Watching the transformation our customers experience every day with our product, and seeing the positive effect that occurs as a result, builds excitement for the future as we grow and expand to new markets.”
Mark Meyers, Vice President of Strategic Sales
Mark Meyers serves as the Vice President of Strategic Sales for LS Networks. His teams focus on Strategic, Wholesale, and Government, Education and Medical (GEM) direct sales.
Mr. Meyers brings over 30 years of industry experience to the role. He has successfully led; National Account, Wholesale, and Mid-Market sales teams in the Carrier, Wireless and Data center sectors. He has worked in management and executive positions in such telecom companies as: Zayo, Comcast, CenturyLink and others.
“The availability and reliability of our network has given LS Networks a reputation as the leading solution for strategic opportunities in our area,” said Meyers. “We consistently have high demand and increased expectations from customers supporting critical industries like healthcare, government and education. It is truly an honor to be the meet these growing needs throughout our communities.”