Leadership

Quintillion, headquartered in Anchorage, Alaska, is a private operator offering wholesale capacity on its system.

George Tronsrue III

George Tronsrue III, Interim CEO, has 20 years of prior experience in wireless, fiber optic and telecom infrastructure in more than 70 major U.S. markets, including executive leadership roles at Monet Mobile Networks, the first 3G data company in the world and with public and private Competitive Local Exchange Carriers (CLEC’s) including, XO/Nextlink Communications, espire/American Communications Services, Inc, Teleport Communications Group and MFS Communications. In 2010, Tronsrue founded MFSI Government Group, a Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business. A graduate of the US Military Academy at West Point, NY, he served in the US Army as an airborne, ranger infantry officer from 1978-1983, until a line of duty accident resulted in his medical/disability retirement from the Army. George and his wife enjoy spending time with their grandchildren, traveling and the outdoors, including sky diving, hunting and fishing. George and his family support the Burma Rangers and have traveled to Burma to help firsthand in their efforts.

Timothy P. Leybold

Timothy P. Leybold, CFO, began his career as a CPA with an international accounting firm and holds an MBA in Finance. Leybold has over 25 years of financial leadership experience. Prior to joining Quintillion, Tim served as Chief Financial Officer for Till Capital Ltd., ICO Global Communications, Port Blakely Companies, and RLC Industries. in his senior management role with Quintillion, Leybold oversees the accounting, budgeting, risk management and treasury functions, and is responsible for Quintillion’s financial reporting to investors and lenders. Tim earned his MBA in Finance at the University of Oregon and his undergraduate degree from University of Portland. Tim graduated from Portland with maxima cum laude honors. Tim is an avid golfer, bridge player, and enjoys fly fishing, traveling and spending time with his children and grandchildren.

Michael (Mac) McHale

Michael (Mac) McHale, Chief Revenue Officer, with 30 years’ experience in broadband telecommunications infrastructure development and management. Mac is a proven, results oriented leader in start-up, turnaround and fast-paced organizations. Mac has vast experience in the complete spectrum of Wireless and Wireline broadband/network technologies, all facets of delivering service to both the Business and Consumer markets and the full gamut of financial responsibilities. It is Mac’s industry knowledge, personal credibility and strategic outlook that have been instrumental in negotiating and securing multimillion dollar investments from both the US Government and private equity markets. These same skills have been leveraged in settlement negotiations, mergers and acquisitions, manifesting exit strategies or other liquidity events. Mac is an avid reader of Pulitzer prize winners in history and biography. Mac is a competitive powerlifter and enjoys spending leisure time with his wife, children and grandchildren.

Matt Peterson

Matt Peterson, Chief Technology Officer, 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. In these roles Matt has a broad range of telecom experience including the successful design, construction, acquisition, capacity upgrade, and operations of multiple subsea fiber optic cable projects, as well as long-haul and metro fiber systems, mobile telephone and voice switching networks, satellite communications, internet service provider, and data transport networks. Under Peterson’s management, Quintillion operates the most resilient network of its kind. Matt earned his Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Alaska Fairbanks and Master of Engineering in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Utah State University. Matt is an avid skier, motorcyclist, mountain biker, and enjoys traveling and spending time with family.

Daniel Kerschbaum

Daniel Kerschbaum, Vice President, Operations and Engineering is an innovative and decisive professional with more than 20 years of progressive technical design, supervisory and operations management experience within the industry. During his career, Kerschbaum has worked for and with the largest telecommunications providers in Alaska, actively managing engineering and operational teams evolving Alaska’s core internet and transport network infrastructure, as well as numerous deployments of high-end commercial services and consumer broadband systems. His focus is on the engineering, structuring and operational functions of the Quintillion system to ensure network resiliency. Kerschbaum served in the U.S. Army 501st Airborne Infantry at Ft. Richardson Alaska.