John Eichler

SVP and Controller

Bob Gunderman

CFO and Treasurer


Mary Michaels

VP Compensation and Benefits

Drew Smith

SVP, Financial Planning and Assistant Treasurer

Tony Thomas

President and CEO

15 past transactions


Acquisition in 2009
Windstream Communications provides voice and data network communications, and managed services to businesses in the United States.

Home Energy Rx

Acquisition in 2018
Home Energy Rx, a residential energy conservation, consulting and construction company. Home Energy Rx has an office in Fayetteville and provides energy modeling, conservation and efficiency services for new construction and existing homes.

Valor Communications Group

Acquisition in 2006
Valor Communications Group provides telecommunication services to residential, business, and government customers in rural communities.

D&E Communications

Acquisition in 2009
D&E is an integrated communications provider offering residential Voice, Video, High Speed Broadband.


Acquisition in 2009
Lexcom, Inc. provides integrated telecommunications and video services.

Kentucky Data Link

Acquisition in 2010
KDL is a provider of long haul and metro lit fiber services to a diverse base of bandwidth intensive customers.

Broadview Networks

Acquisition in 2017
Broadview Networks Holdings, Inc., doing business as Broadview Networks, provides voice and data communications, and managed network solutions to small and medium sized business or enterprise customers in Northeast and Mid-Atlantic United States. Its voice services include local, regional, domestic, and international telephone services, as well as T-1 primary rate interface and session initiation protocol, private line, voicemail, caller identification, call waiting and forwarding, conference calling, and voice over Internet protocol (VoIP) services.

Q-Comm Corporation

Acquisition in 2010
Q-Comm Corporation is a company that was acquired by Windstream in 2010.

PAETEC Holding Corp.

Acquisition in 2011
PAETEC Holding Corp., through its subsidiaries, provides integrated communications services to business and institutional customers primarily in the United States. The company offers network services, including local telephone services and domestic and international long distance services; and data services comprising broadband Internet access services and virtual private network services, as well as related services, which include Internet Protocol (IP) traffic classification, network storage, PC back-up, and virtual NXX services. Its integrated solutions consists application services; network design and implementation; customer premise equipment sales, installation, and leasing; and managed services. The company also provides a range of voice and data carrier services on a wholesale basis to other communications companies and to purchasers of network capacity. As of March 1, 2010, it had 234,116 digital T1 transmission lines for approximately 44,000 business customers; and broadband network and facilities spanned approximately 20,080 local route miles. The company also operated 122 switching facilities that provide traditional voice and Internet Protocol capabilities and had approximately 5,951,654 access line equivalents in service. The company was founded in 1998 and is headquartered in Fairport, New York.

Hosted Solutions

Acquisition in 2010
Hosted Solutions' high quality Data Center and Hi-Touch Managed Hosting solutions maintain and protect your mission-critical, back-office IT systems and applications, enabling you to reduce operating costs, lower your risk of downtime, focus on your core competencies, and achieve your top business objectives.

CT Communications

Acquisition in 2007
CT Communications is a Telecommunications company.
Iowa Telecommunications Services, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provided wireline local exchange telecommunications services to residential and business customers in rural Iowa, Minnesota, and Missouri until being acquired by [Windstream](/organization/windstream) in 2009. The company, an incumbent exchange carrier, offered local services that included basic local telephone service and enhanced local services, such as voice mail, caller ID, and call forwarding; network access services to interexchange carriers for the origination and termination of interstate and intrastate long distance phone calls on its network; and special access services to carriers and others. It also provided toll or long distance services, as well as data and Internet services consisting of dial-up and DSL Internet access service, and other enhanced data services; and sold, installed, and maintained customer premise voice and data equipment, satellite and cable video, and inside line care. As of December 31, 2008, Iowa Telecommunications Services operated 298 telephone exchanges and provided services to approximately 242,100 access lines. The company was founded in 1999 and was headquartered in Newton, Iowa.

MASS Communications

Acquisition in 2018
MASS Communications is a telecommunications company that offers telecommunications, voice, data, and networking services.

EarthLink Business

Acquisition in 2016
EarthLink, Inc (NASDAQ: ELNK) is a leading provider of Internet Protocol (IP) infrastructure and services to medium-sized and large businesses, enterprise customers, and over 1.5 million residential customers across the United States. EarthLink is a leading Internet and security services provider dedicated to delivering great customer experiences in a connected world. They help securely establish connections at affordable rates.

Business Only Broadband

Acquisition in 2014
Business Only Broadband, LLC provides wireless broadband services in Chicago. It offers Internet, business continuity plans, MPLS, point-to-point connections, online data backup, and data storage services to businesses. The company offers BGP/advanced routing, self-healing, and wireless ring services. In addition, it offers data center services, including disaster recovery hot site, collocation, and application hosting and diverse data center services. Business Only Broadband, LLC was founded in 2004 and is based in Westmont, Illinois.