Mr. Miller is a 30-year veteran of the telecommunications industry and was one of the founding members of FiberLight when it was created as ASCI Network Technologies, Inc. in 1998 as the development arm for a competitive local exchange carrier (CLEC). Mr. Miller became President of Fiber Light, LLC in December of 2000, where he had the responsibility for the overall direction and vision of the company. In May 2005, as Chief Executive Officer, he led the successful restructuring of the company's debt, completed a management buyout of the business, and changed the product and direction of the company to meet future fiber demands. Prior to his term with FiberLight, Mr. Miller held many senior roles such as Director of the Western Area for ITT and Co-Founder of Trescom International which provides undersea cable leases to the U.S. and international carrier market.
H.C. BOWEN SMITH
Mr. Smith is a veteran investment banker with over 45 years of experience, primarily within the forest products and paper and packaging industries. He most recently served as a Senior Advisor at Houlihan Lokey and Greenhill & Company . Prior to Houlihan Lokey and Greenhill, he had been with UBS and its predecessor company Dillon Read since 1990. Before that, he worked at Goldman Sachs and Salomon Brothers for many years. Bowen’s clients have included International Paper Company, Georgia Pacific, Louisiana Pacific, Rayonier, The St. Joe Company, Roseburg Lumber, Temple-Inland, Champion International, Union Camp Corporation, Bowater, Repap, and Gaylord Container as well as many leading TIMOs, including Hancock Natural Resource Group, and other alternative asset management companies.
Mr. Smith served as a Lieutenant in the U.S. Naval Forces, is an alumnus of Colgate University, and has an MBA from the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business.