Dulles, VA
+ (703) 376-3700
info@summitig.com

About Us

THE COMPANY

SummitIG is northern Virginia’s premier network solutions and bandwidth infrastructure provider. We specialize in custom, scalable and cost-effective dark fiber connectivity solutions for carriers, content providers, data center operators, large enterprises and government agencies. It is our mission to provide strategic alternatives and unique routes, offering greater flexibility for our customers and empowering them to control their own bandwidth requirements.

Since our launch in 2012, we have built an extensive fiber optic network boasting over 550 miles of 100% underground, newly constructed metro and regional long-haul dark fiber networks along unique corridors. Our high-count fiber optic cable infrastructure is 100% owned, operated and maintained by SummitIG, tailored for developing any connectivity solution or platform for our customers.

We leverage our dense fiber footprint to support and extend data center connectivity in northern Virginia – the epicenter of the Internet and the world’s largest data center hub. With our products, data center operators can offer their customers connectivity beyond their facilities to multiple points across our fiber infrastructure.

LEADERSHIP TEAM

Sunny Kumar – Chief Executive Officer

With extensive sales and operating experience in the areas of fiber networks, data centers, cloud and telecommunications services, Sunny is a proven leader with strategic vision and operational expertise. Throughout his career, he has demonstrated his commitment to delivering effective results and creating value for investors and customers.

Prior to joining SummitIG, Sunny served as the VP of Marketing and Business Development at GTS Central Europe, where he was responsible for defining and directing all corporate marketing, product strategy and business development activities. This resulted in a successful sale of the company to Deutsche Telekom AG. Preceding GTS, he served as Director at Qwest Communications (now CenturyLink) through the acquisition of OnFiber Communications, where he led specialized sales organizations focused on new and emerging technologies, including fiber network builds, data center expansions and customized cloud environments. Sunny spent more than 6 years at OnFiber Communications, holding various leadership positions within Sales, Marketing and Business Development. Earlier in his career, he worked as a strategy consultant at Ernst & Young, concentrating on Internet, telecom and technology firms.

Sunny holds a BS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Maryland at College Park and an MBA from the Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University.

Michael Rees – Chief Operating Officer & Chief Financial Officer

As COO & CFO, Michael is responsible for managing SummitIG’s network operations and financial activities. With over 20 years in the telecommunications industry, he brings strong leadership and valuable experience to SummitIG.

Prior to joining the team, Michael worked for GTS Central Europe (acquired by Deutsche Telekom) where he held the roles of SVP of Corporate Development and Managing Director of GTS Romania. Earlier, he held senior executive positions at Cavalier Telephone and OnFiber Communications (acquired by Qwest Communications). He also provided due diligence and strategic consulting to private equity firms and telecoms carriers throughout Europe and the Middle East for Hardiman Telecommunications. Michael is a former board member of BENESTRA, previously GTS Slovakia.

Michael holds a BA in Economics and Mathematics from Boston University and an MBA from the Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon University.

Lee Grant – Vice President and General Counsel

As VP and General Counsel, Lee is responsible for managing the legal and regulatory functions for SummitIG.

Prior to joining SummitIG, he was General Counsel for James River Petroleum, Inc. He also previously served as Deputy General Counsel for Paetec and Deputy General Counsel and Secretary for Cavalier Telephone and Intellifiber, where he was a member of the senior management team, managing outside counsel, in-house attorneys and interacting with every level of the business.

Lee holds a BS and MS from Radford University and a JD, with distinction, from Ohio Northern University, Claude Pettit College of Law.

Steve Ragland – Vice President of Implementation and Operations

As VP of Implementation and Operations, Steve is responsible for managing the implementation and operation of SummitIG’s network. He manages all aspects of network design, engineering and construction, ensuring the highest level of quality is met throughout the network.

Prior to joining SummitIG, Steve held senior positions in operations at Windstream Communications, Level 3 and Broadwing Communications. He is also a veteran of the U.S. Air Force.

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