Mark Faris is executive vice president of network deployment and management. He was appointed to the position in May 2016 and will oversee the company’s broadband, fiber and fixed wireless expansions, as well as management of the company’s outside plant engineering and network operations centers. He previously served as executive vice president of operations for Windstream.
Faris has held leadership positions with Southwestern Bell Corporation, BlueStar Communications, XO Communications, and Verecloud, Inc. As chairman of the board for Verecloud, he provided oversight and leadership in the strategic development and SEC approval of the cloud computing startup. As senior vice president of network services at XO Communications, he was responsible for network operations, repair, engineering and service delivery.
Faris also has worked as a consultant to both wireline and wireless companies.
He holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Texas Tech University and is a graduate of the Yale University executive management program.