President & Chief Executive Officer
Rob Shanahan has been the President & Chief Executive Officer of Lightower Fiber Networks since 2008. As a veteran in the communications space, Rob Shanahan brings to Lightower over 30 years of industry experience. Since 2008, Mr. Shanahan has led Lightower from a small, dark fiber provider to a full-service, metro-fiber powerhouse through strong organic growth and six successful acquisitions. In 1998, Mr. Shanahan co-founded Conversent Communications and served as President and CEO until its acquisition in 2006. Mr. Shanahan’s experience in management also includes serving as a Regional Vice President of Brooks Fiber and a General Manager for Frontier Communications. Mr. Shanahan received a B.S. from Marist College.