On this CEO Exclusive we discuss new trends in cloud computing with Fiberlight CEO, Don MacNeil, and his Marketing Communications Manager, Brandy Hughes.
Don MacNeil has over 25 years of experience in network architecture and design; network engineering, access and optimization; customer operations; product and more. In his role as Chief Executive Officer for FiberLight, he will be responsible leading revenue growth efforts, enhancing the customer experience, and expanding the company’s network and product portfolio.
Before joining FiberLight, Don served as Chief Technology Officer for EdgeConneX, where he was responsible for identifying and introducing new technologies and product capabilities to address evolving data center needs. His industry experience also includes roles as Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer, Chief Marketing Officer and Vice President of Carrier Services Operations during a 15-year tenure with XO Communications. Don retired from the United States Navy in 2013, where his duties as a Surface Warfare Officer included serving at-sea in operational leadership roles as well as various leadership roles in weapon system design and procurement.
Don has an MBA, Business Administration from William and Mary and a Master’s Degree of Physics from the United States Naval Postgraduate School. He completed his BS in Naval Architecture from the United States Naval Academy.
Brandy Noelle Hughes is a self-taught marketer, licensed attorney and aspiring yogi. Her versatility and adaptability have inspired her to explore many disciplines within marketing and marketing-adjacent fields, including business development, public relations, event planning, customer support, change management and corporate training and communications. As Marketing & Communications Manager with FiberLight, LLC, Brandy oversees digital and traditional brand management and lead generation activities in addition to product development. She values authenticity, collaboration, creativity and mentorship, all of which she applies in both her professional and personal pursuits. Brandy considers herself a lifelong student who constantly challenges herself to learn and master new skills.