Placing Provider in a Position for Continual Growth
Lightpath, an all-fiber, infrastructure-based connectivity provider revolutionizing how organizations connect to their digital destinations, has announced the addition of Inge Smidts, John Ghirardelli, and Nick Brown to its Board of Managers. Effective October 19th, 2022, Lightpath is proud to announce these three individuals as each contributes a necessary ingredient to charter success for 2023 and beyond.
Let’s get to know these talented professionals a bit better as they each bring profound experience and perspective to Lightpath:
Inge Smids has over 20 years of senior leadership experience, with 12+ years in the communications industry. Previously seen at Proctor and Gamble, Liberty Global, and Telenet, her experience speaks for itself. Ms. Smids currently serves as CEO of Cable and Wireless, a part of Liberty Latin America.
John Ghirardelli brings nearly 20 years of digital infrastructure, communications, and private equity experience. He previously held positions at American Tower Corporation, Macquarie Group, TowerBrook Capital Partners, and Merrill Lynch & Co. Currently, Mr. Ghirardelli is leading digital infrastructure investments in the Americas while serving as Executive Director of Morgan Stanley Infrastructure Partners.
To further round out this incredible group of professionals is Nick Brown, EVP of Corporate Finance and Development at Altice USA. Nick has almost 20 years of experience in communications, banking, and senior leadership holding positions as Treasurer and Head of Investor Relations at Altice USA and Altice NV, as well as Goldman Sachs and Espirito Santo (formerly Execution Noble).
“Inge, John, and Nick represent great additions to Lightpath’s Board of Managers, given their deep experience, knowledge, and successful track record in the communications industry. With Inge’s independent experience, John’s leadership in the digital infrastructure space, and Nick’s familiarity with our business, all are well positioned to impact the company as we continue to execute on our charter to develop and set a path of growth for Lightpath.” – Chris Morley, CEO of Lightpath