Fusion Connect Adds Industry Veteran John Dobbins as Chief Operating Officer

John Dobbins has joined Fusion Connect as chief operating officer.

In this role, John will leverage over 20 years of executive experience to partner with chief revenue officer Mario DeRiggi as they look to redefine overall product strategy, develop solutions that customers demand, and improve company network infrastructure, systems and processes for efficiency and scale — all centered on the customer experience.

John’s proven track record of rebuilding and transforming corporate infrastructure and operations will enable Fusion Connect to further evolve a customer-centered and market-driven culture. At Windstream his team developed and managed the company’s SD-WAN, SDN/NFV, UC, fiber transport and cloud services. Prior to Windstream he held senior roles at leading companies like Earthlink, XO, and Global Crossing where he was responsible for the development, commercialization and optimization of various transport and network services to support revenue growth and cost efficiency.

At Fusion Connect, John will draw upon all of these experiences as the company transforms away from being a traditional telecom provider and evolves into a full-fledged managed services provider with industry-leading infrastructure and technology platforms.