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Mr. Newby has amassed deep subject matter expertise and contacts in the telecom networking industry spanning 15 years. He is the Founder and CEO of Allied Fiber and prior to founding Allied Fiber, he was the Chief Strategy Officer and a Director of The Telx Group, Inc., one of the leading carrier hotel interconnection facility operators in the U.S. Under Mr. Newby’s direction, Telx successfully created an entirely new business model originating in New York City, expanding to Atlanta and ultimately nationwide and in the process built one of the strongest brand names for carrier-neutral, core interconnection facilities in the world. Mr. Newby is a recognized authority in the industry, has served on several Advisory Boards, is a published author, public speaker and the recipient of numerous awards including being named to the Global Telecoms Business Top 40 Under 40 in 2010. Mr. Newby earned a B.S. in Communications from Drexel University.



With over 30-years of management experience, Mr. Miller was President and CEO of JumpLinc LLC, a startup company that provides small cell deployment nationwide, and Founder and CEO of FiberLight, a company specializing in metro dark fiber as well as lit services.


At FiberLight, Miller built out over $600 million in metro rings in 23 markets. During his tenure at FiberLight he oversaw growth of over 700% in 10 years. Throughout his entire career, Miller was responsible for building more than 11,000 route miles and 4.5 million miles of fiber.









Alfred Moran is an expert in transforming companies into positions of prosperity and optimum value. He specializes in strategic, operational and financial best practices. As CEO and consultant to Senior Management he has been responsible for over 70 company transformations. His Mission is to Top-Grade the companies he leads and the managements with whom he works. With his objective of optimizing best practices, Alfred has held seven CEO positions and three NYSE traded public company directorships. 

Alfred is a member of the Board of Directors and Audit Committee Chairman of the Center Coast MLP & Infrastructure Fund, Inc. (NYSE:CEN) and the Board of the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) Texas TriCities Chapter. He is a former Director and Audit Committee Chairman of Cornell Companies, Inc. (NYSE:CRN) and a former board member of Plains Resources, Inc. (NYSE: PLX/PAA). 

In 2013 he left the City of Houston as the Director of Administration & Regulatory Affairs. As the City of Houston Chief Administrative Officer and Chief Regulatory Officer, he served for six years in both the Bill White and Annise Parker Administrations.


He has an MBA from the Harvard Business School and a BA in Philosophy from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is a Member of World Presidents Organization (WPO) in Houston.




Mr. Cohen has over 27 years of experience in developing and operating new fiber optic, bulk communications transport and technology businesses. From 1998 to 2008, he served as Vice President and General Manager at Lightower Fiber Networks, previously KeySpan Communications, and created and launched the commercial communications business for KeySpan Energy. Mr. Cohen has managed the design and construction of over 250,000 fiber miles of new networks and hundreds of wireless tower sites throughout the U.S. and trans-Atlantic backhaul markets. In addition, he has expertise in building fiber networks along utility and railway Rights-of-Way as well as deploying high capacity transport systems. Mr. Cohen has a United States Patent for Video on Demand and for Economic Dispatch / SmartGrid. Mr. Cohen earned a B.S. in Electrical and Optical Engineering from the University of Rochester.



Mr. Escamilla is a seasoned and skilled financial executive with 26 years of diverse industry experience and expertise in leading finance and accounting departments, capital markets, M&A and SEC reporting. Prior to joining Allied Fiber, Mr. Escamilla worked as a financial advisor and consultant to the Company. He is a founding member and Managing Director of Sirenuse Capital Partners, LLC, a NYC-based boutique advisory and consulting firm. Mr. Escamilla previously served as the CFO and Treasurer of The Telx Group, Inc., where he worked closely with Mr. Newby and Mr. Raymond. During his tenure at Telx, he helped guide the company through several capital raises, roll-outs, acquisitions and, in 2006, its sale to a private equity firm. Mr. Escamilla earned MBA and B.S. degrees from the University of Texas at Austin and the University of Connecticut, respectively. He is a Certified Public Accountant.










Mr. Opelt is an experienced executive in the Telecommunications industry, managing, developing, constructing and maintaining long distance, dark fiber networks for over 15 years.  He has developed strategic client relationships with carriers, cable operators, colleges and universities, enterprise customers, state and municipal entities, railroads, and other dark fiber providers.  Mr. Opelt has had ownership in a construction company specializing in telecommunications infrastructure and in a competitive access provider offering dark and dim fiber.  

Mr. Opelt has facilitated operational relationships with states and municipalities to expedite the permitting process for new construction and to provide for long-term maintenance of fiber optic networks.  Mr. Opelt has negotiated fiber “swaps” with other dark fiber providers and negotiated and managed joint telecommunication construction projects with multiple parties.  In order to expedite the installation of fiber optic infrastructure in railroad right-of-way, he has developed relationships with several railroads, including the Norfolk Southern Railroad.  He has worked as a consultant with The Management Network Group (TMNG), a firm focused on the communications marketplace, and as an independent consultant involved with US-based telecommunication organizations.  Outside of the Telecommunications industry, Mr. Opelt has served as a consultant in the energy field and managed a wholly owned subsidiary for a natural gas distribution company.  He has an MBA in Finance and Marketing. 



Mr. Corbett is a top-tier award-winning, strategic global channel and enterprise sales leader with experience in driving market penetration and expansion, elevating businesses to market leadership, and contributing to revenue growth and bottom-line profitability. Mr. Corbett worked as Regional Vice President of Sales at BTI Systems and has held senior positions with Tellabs, Dell, Force10 and Turin Networks. He started his career in network sales with Rochester Telephone. Mr. Corbett has a Bachelor of Science in Business Adminsitration from State University of New York at Buffalo.








Proven Experise

The Allied Fiber team is a collection of experts in the fields of communications, network construction and finance.  All team members are 100% dedicated to building and delivering an abundant supply of dark fiber in areas where it is most needed.  

The Allied Fiber Management team includes:

Hunter Newby

Chief Executive Officer

Michael P. Miller


Alfred Moran

Chief Adminstrative Officer

Jason M. Cohen

Chief Operating Officer

Anthony "Tony" Escamilla

Chief Financial Officer

Patrick Opelt

Vice President Engineering/ Construction

Doug Corbett

Vice President of Sales




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