Lightpath Appoints New CEO

Lightpath, a fiber-based bandwidth technology company delivering connectivity services to enterprise and wholesale customers across the greater New York Metropolitan area, has appointed Chris Morley as chief executive officer, effective immediately.

Morley joins Lightpath following the recent announcement of Morgan Stanley Infrastructure Partners (MSIP) acquiring 49.99 percent of the company from Altice USA, with Altice USA maintaining 50.01 percent controlling interest in Lightpath.

Morley has more than 20 years of experience in the communications infrastructure and telecommunications industry, most recently serving as senior operating advisor for Stonepeak Infrastructure Partners.

Prior to that, Morley spent nearly a decade at Zayo Group, a communications infrastructure provider in the United States, Canada and western Europe, where he served in various roles of increasing responsibility including most recently as chief operating officer, leading the company’s fiber infrastructure, data center, enterprise networks and transport service business segments.

Morley will be joined on the Lightpath leadership team by two well-respected industry executives in Chief Revenue Officer Doug Dalissandro, formerly the chief revenue officer for Lightower Fiber Networks, and Chief Strategy Officer David Mayer, formerly the general counsel and executive vice president of business development for Lightower.