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Press Release -- January 7th, 2016
Source: usa-fiber

John Schmitt Joins USA FIBER as New Chief Revenue Officer

20 Year Career Focused On Dark Fiber Infrastructure Adds Depth, Relationships and Strategic Insight To The Leadership Team To Aid In Executive Vision of Being The Leading Fiber Infrastructure Specialists

BALTIMORE, Jan. 7, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — USA FIBER, a company that engineers, builds and operates mission critical dark fiber networks for clients in the telecommunications, Internet, data center, government, research & education and enterprise space, today announced the appointment of John Schmitt to Chief Revenue Officer of USA FIBER.

As Chief Revenue Officer of USA FIBER, Mr. Schmitt will have responsibility for all customer facing activity and will report to Ken Goff, CEO & Co-Founder.  The appointment is effective January 4, 2016.

Mr. Schmitt most recently served as Chief Development Officer at FiberLight, where he was responsible for driving revenue and expanding margin for its dark fiber infrastructure services. Prior to his role at FiberLight, he held sales executive roles at Xspedius Fiber Group, ACSI NT, e.spire and Cincinnati Bell, culminating in over 20 years of fiber infrastructure experience dating back to the 1996 Telecom Act.

“John brings extraordinary experience to USA FIBER and I look forward to working with John for many years to come,” said USAFIBER’s CEO Ken Goff. “John’s passion is contagious and his leadership over the customer facing activities of the company will help accelerate our progress in the market. We have a big vision and John is who we wanted to lead us towards that vision.”

“Joining the USA FIBER team to help execute purpose built dark fiber infrastructure solutions in the market is an exciting step for me and for the company. As many in the industry know, I am partial to building and providing dark fiber infrastructure. The vision of building market leading routes, private dark fiber networks and enabling our team’s decades of fiber engineering experience is a vision I bought into, and knowing Judd Carothers and his team are building the routes, provided me the confidence to make a change and join the leadership team here at USA FIBER,” said John Schmitt, CRO of USA FIBER.

“I have known John for almost 20 years and there is no one better suited to lead our customer organization,” said Judd Carothers, President & Co-Founder of USA FIBER. “This team has executed on thousands of miles of fiber infrastructure in our history, and John has built key relationships and trust in the market that will help build the company we want to build. USA FIBER is best positioned to enable customer success in the era of fiber. I am thrilled to have John join our team at USA FIBER. Enabling large fiber infrastructure for the telecom industry, data center operators, wireless providers and web centric enterprises is what John has done all his career. With our team complete, the general availability of our new fiber route in Ashburn, VA, and building under the Potomacto Baltimore scheduled to begin soon, USA FIBER is positioned for a transformative year ahead.”

USA FIBER is focused on three core aspects of the fiber infrastructure market. First is delivering market leading fiber routes that augment capacity, increase supply, and lower latency. Second, USA FIBER is focused on building private fiber networks for large enterprise, government, web centric enterprise and telecommunications companies. Finally, USA FIBER provides turnkey fiber engineering solutions that leverage the 58 years of history the firm has, and the talents of the staff located throughout the Mid-Atlantic and Southern US. To learn more, visit: or Email.

USA FIBER is a purpose built, high capacity, dark fiber network provider. USA FIBER engineers, builds and maintains application and carrier neutral dark fiber networks designed for mission critical customers. This strategy allows clients to connect with their applications and customers, on their own terms. Founded by Ken Goff and Judd Carothers, USA FIBER has deep expertise on staff to engineer, build and manage the most stringent of dark fiber networks, encompassing a history of over 10,000 route miles and 50 years of excellence. USA FIBER owns and operates dark fiber routes and focuses on purpose built new routes that add diversity, performance and scalability for clients’ coast to coast.

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Jeremy Latimer
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