Meet the Leadership Team

Ben Edmond

Chief Executive Officer and Founder

Prior to founding Connected2Fiber, Mr. Edmond served as the Chief Revenue Officer at Global Capacity, where he was responsible for all aspects of the company’s customer go-to-market strategy and execution. Mr. Edmond has 20 years of experience in the fiber, telecom and networking industries, encompassing broad expertise in the areas of executive leadership, strategy, customer experience, sales, marketing, and operations.

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John Wright

Chief Technology Officer

Prior to leading the Technology Team at Connected2Fiber, Mr. Wright served as the SVP of Product Development at Global Capacity, where he successfully lead product and business operations through the use of cutting edge development processes and close partnerships with the various functional groups. Mr. Wright has over 30 years of experience in organizational development, technology thought leadership, commercial software development, systems architecture, information technology, and product development.

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Yossi Hazan

Chief Financial Officer

Prior to leading the Finance Team at Connected2Fiber, Mr. Hazan served as the CFO at Invoke, ModoLabs, PeerApp (acquired by ESW Capital) and Enigma (acquired by PTC). Mr. Hazan has over 20 years of hands-on experience with software and services companies serving as a senior financial executive with experience in corporate finance and controllership, financial reporting, planning & analysis, operations, business development and M&A. Mr. Hazan led a $50M M&A activity for an enterprise software company and raised $80M+ equity from global Equity Funds, VC’s and financial institutions through several rounds of financing.

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Mike Collins

Vice President of Marketing

Prior to leading the Marketing Team at Connected2Fiber, Mr. Collins served in several marketing leadership roles at technology companies in the Greater Boston Area, with his previous experience including working for Tamr, Attivio, RSA, and General Electric. Mr. Collins has over 10 years of practical experience in successfully planning and executing marketing and growth initiatives for both startups and Fortune 500 enterprises. His expertise spans product marketing, lead generation, analyst relations, public relations, business development, and M&A.

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Steve Leavitt

Vice President of Sales

Prior to leading the Sales Team at Connected2Fiber, Mr. Leavitt was the VP of Sales at Legendary Applied Analytics. While there, Mr. Leavitt was responsible for designing and executing their go-to-market strategy targeting net new market segments for the company.  Mr. Leavitt has 20 years of diverse experience in SaaS sales serving in both Sales Leadership and General Management roles for both pre and post IPO companies.  His prior experience also includes working for companies such as Connected Corporation, Imperva, Exact Software, Iron Mountain and HP.

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John Gniadek

SVP of Customer Operations

Prior to leading the Customer Success and GIS Data Teams at Connected2Fiber, Mr. Gniadek was the VP of Professional Services & Customer Support at Nasuni. While at Nasuni, Mr. Gniadek was responsible for building and leading all post sale function teams, which accelerated customer growth and product adoption. Mr. Gniadek has over 20 years of experience in leading high-performing, customer-facing teams that have driven outstanding customer satisfaction along with providing a true differentiator of customer engagement. His experience also includes working for both startups and Fortune 500 companies such as LiveVault, Rocket Software, Iron Mountain and HP.

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