Declaration Networks Group Expands Executive Leadership Team

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Declaration Networks Group, Inc. announces the addition of two proven industry executives to their leadership team.

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H. Brian Thompson, DNG’s Chairman, added, “Chris and Dan are two strong additions to DNG. We are clearly developing the right team and strategy to bring new and unique broadband connectivity to the very large market currently unserved and underserved across the country.”

Declaration Networks Group, Inc. (DNG), an industry leading broadband provider recognized three years running among the fastest growing companies by Inc. 5000, today announced the addition of two proven industry executives to their leadership team. Chris McKee will join DNG as the new Chief Strategy Officer, and Dan Dunn has been appointed as the General Manager for the company’s StarTouch carrier and enterprise business.

"Bringing Chris and Dan on to the DNG senior leadership team is good news for the continued growth of our company,” said Bob Nichols, DNG’s CEO. “Both have outstanding track records of driving impressive market expansion, and their industry experience and acumen will be a valuable addition to our management team.”

H. Brian Thompson, DNG’s Chairman, added, “Chris and Dan are two strong additions to DNG. We are clearly developing the right team and strategy to bring new and unique broadband connectivity to the very large market currently unserved and underserved across the country.”

As Chief Strategy Officer, McKee, a telecommunications executive with over 25 years of experience in the industry, will be responsible for facilitating DNG’s strategic planning, leading fundraising efforts, and exploring strategic opportunities, partnerships, and acquisitions through business development as the company progresses in its technology evolution.

“DNG enjoys an enviable market position and there’s great demand and opportunity to expand its coverage," McKee said. "I'm delighted to be joining such a talented team and look forward to leveraging my industry experience to help the company’s continued and sustainable growth both organically and through acquisitions."

McKee previously worked with Thompson, where McKee was the EVP of Corporate Development and General Counsel of GTT, a company that Thompson founded. While at GTT, McKee helped to grow the company’s revenues from $100M to over $1B in revenue by completing over 40 M&A deals. After leaving GTT, McKee became the President of Exa Infrastructure, where he was responsible for setting and managing the strategic priorities of the company to drive profitability and growth.

As StarTouch’s General Manager, Dunn will be responsible for business development, network engineering, construction, and operations for the company’s commercial business division, supporting enterprise, K20 and carrier broadband solutions in six states. He will leverage his business development and leadership experience to drive revenue growth and streamline operational performance and innovation for enterprise and carrier customers. StarTouch is one of the largest microwave service providers in the western region of the U.S. with nearly 600 towers on its network which are integrated into a managed fiber backbone.

“I’m very excited to be working with the amazing StarTouch team,” said Dunn. “I look forward to continuing the team’s track record of success delivering world class service to our carrier and enterprise customers as we expand into new markets.”

Dunn brings over 25 years of experience in global telecom and data communications with previous roles in sales and business development, product management and executive management. He has had extensive experience overseeing company growth and project managing numerous fiber optic builds for both enterprise and carrier clients. Prior to DNG, Dunn managed North American sales and customer support for Megaport, an Australian-based software defined networking company. He also possesses outstanding credentials in the carrier and service provider sector, having worked for Verizon, XO Communications, and Vodafone.

About Declaration Networks
Declaration Networks Group is an award-winning company that designs, builds, and operates fiber, wireless and microwave networks which connect residential, business, government, and carrier customers with its NeuBeam™ and StarTouch™ brands.

Contact: Barry Toser
Telephone: 703-850-7172
barry@declarationnetworks.com

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