Kurt Van Wagenen

President and CEO
FirstLight Fiber

Kurt is the president and CEO of FirstLight Fiber. Prior to assuming that role, he was president and CEO of FiberTower from April 2008 until November of 2012. He also served as president and CEO of NEON Communications from January 2007 until NEON was acquired by RCN Corporation, and earlier was president and COO of Globix Corp. Kurt began his career at Verizon Communications and its various predecessors, holding positions of increasing responsibility. He earned an Master’s in Business Administration degree from Harvard Business School and a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst. Kurt also is a long-time Board member of non-profit organizations A Better Chance and Pathways To College.