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The Lightpath
Leadership Team

Chris Morley
Chief Executive Officer

  • Chris Morley was appointed CEO in January 2021. Prior to Lightpath, Mr. Morley served as Chief Operating Officer (COO) for Zayo Group. Mr. Morley studied at University of Denver and holds a BSBA degree in Finance.

Doug Dalissandro
Chief Revenue Officer

  • Doug Dalissandro was appointed Lightpath CRO in December 2020. Previously, Mr. Dalissandro served as CRO for Lightower Fiber Networks. Mr. Dalissandro studied at Ohio University and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Communications.

Phil Olivero
Chief Technology Officer

  • Phil Olivero was appointed CTO in March 2021. Mr. Olivero previously served as CTO at Crown Castle Fiber, and also served as CTO at Lightower Fiber Networks.
  • Mr. Olivero studied at the University of Waterloo and holds a bachelor of science degree in electrical engineering.

Chris Yost
General Counsel

  • Chris Yost was appointed General Counsel in February 2021. Mr. Yost previously served as General Counsel and other leadership roles at Bandwidth Infrastructure Group, Zayo Group, and Level 3 Communications (now Lumen).
  • Mr. Yost holds a bachelor’s degree from Western Michigan University, and a law degree from Catholic University.

David Mayer
Chief Strategy Officer

  • David Mayer was appointed Chief Strategy Officer (CSO) in January 2021. Prior to Lightpath, Mr. Mayer served as Executive Vice President and General Counsel at Lightower Fiber Networks.
  • He has approximately thirty years of experience in the communications business, including a number of years in private law practice focusing on mergers and acquisitions.

Eric Swanholm
EVP Finance

  • Eric Swanholm was appointed EVP of Finance in April 2021. Mr. Swanholm previously served in senior finance roles for Crown Castle Fiber, Lightower Fiber Networks, and Conversent Communications.
  • Mr. Swanholm studied at the University of Rhode Island, holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting and is a Certified Public Accountant.

Doug Turtz
SVP Enterprise Sales

  • Doug Turtz serves as our SVP of Enterprise Sales and assists in all facets of sales strategy and development. Prior to Lightpath, Mr. Turtz served as VP Sales for the Crown Castle Fiber and SVP of Enterprise Sales at Lightower Fiber Networks.
  • Mr. Turtz has an undergraduate degree from Washington University in St. Louis in Economics and graduate degree from Boston University in Communications.