Quintillion, headquartered in Anchorage, Alaska, is a private operator offering wholesale capacity on its system.
Elizabeth Pierce, CEO, has more than 35 years’ experience in technical operations and telecommunications in the Arctic. Pierce founded Quintillion with a select group of partners from the telecommunications and finance industries with the goal of bringing fiber optic cable to Alaska’s most rural and underserved communities. Under Pierce’s leadership, Quintillion’s northern route will provide a solution to the global demand for redundancy and diverse fiber optic cable routes.
Sharon Hubbs, Vice President Market Development & Sales, has more than 25 years’ experience in business administration, telecommunications, accounting, and information technology/computer science. In Alaska in particular, Hubbs led critical market development for a global firm specializing in government services. Under Hubbs’ leadership, Quintillion will grow its market as Phase 1 of the network comes in-service in 2017, followed by an expansion into the international market with Phases 2 and 3.
Tim Leybold, Interim CFO, began his career as a CPA with an international accounting firm. Leybold was previously CFO for Till Capital Ltd., ICO Global Communications, Port Blakely Companies, and RLC Industries. Leybold has significant experience serving private equity firms in a variety of corporate finance projects. Leybold is responsible for Quintillion’s financial reporting to investors and lenders, and oversees the accounting, budgeting and treasury functions.
Matt Peterson, Vice President Network Management, is a +20-year veteran in telecommunications and Alaska operations. Matt’s career includes a leadership role with one of Alaska’s largest telecommunications companies, and critical network planning and systems engineering in the defense and space industry. Under Peterson’s management, Quintillion will operate the most resilient network of its kind.
Kristina Woolston, Vice President External Relations, is an Alaska Native born and raised in rural Alaska. Woolston, a leader in the fields of government and community relations has nearly 20 years’ experience in Alaska Native Corporation management, Washington DC advocacy, international resource development, and international trade. Under Woolston’s direction, Quintillion is actively growing its brand and presence in Alaska and beyond.