FTE Networks, Inc.

NYSE American: FTNW

Management Team


Management Team

Michael Palleschi

Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board

Michael Palleschi has more than 18 years of experience in the telecom industry. Currently as CEO, Mr. Palleschi is taking a hands-on approach to overseeing day-to-day operation for all core business structures. Responsibilities include supervising the managerial team, ensuring project efficiency from on-boarding to completion, maintaining corporate communication, new business development, office advancement, vendor and client relations, corporate compliance continuance, procurement and contracts, operations, budget management and turn-around operations.

As a customer focused and results driven executive, Mr. Palleschi has a proven talent for harnessing cutting-edge technology to strengthen corporate systems and maximize operations. He is an established business cultivator that has aggressive experience in managing small to large firms, through the period of company launch to multi-million-dollar success and has done so in highly technical fields. With his expert knowledge in developing and delivering communications networks, he has maintained a reputable record of aligning corporate processes with the company growth strategy. His core competency is based on streamlining operations, improving service-delivery efficiency and enhancing the bottom line. Being a decisive, results-driven project and program leader, Mr. Palleschi has remained committed to reducing costs and increasing ROI through constant technical innovation.

Anthony Sirotka

Chief Business Development Officer

Anthony Sirotka joined the FTE Networks team in 2014 bringing more than 20 years of experience in the telecommunications and construction industry. Mr. Sirotka is responsible for overseeing engineering, analyzing and developing new market initiatives, customer relationships, negotiating contracts and closing deals. Prior to joining FTE, Mr. Sirotka was Principal of LQ Optics, a NYC based telecommunications infrastructure solution firm.

In 1999, Mr. Sirotka served as the Senior Northeast Program Manager with Level 3 Communications. There, he was responsible for more than $500 million of mission-critical new construction in the northeast. Since 2009, Mr. Sirotka has been serving as an active board member on the 1420 York Avenue Condominium Board.

Lynn Martin

Chief Operating Officer and Chairman of the Strategic Advisory Board

Prior to joining FTE, Lynn was head of the communications, software, and technology division of Nexius where he was responsible for growing the business by delivering end-to-end network solutions for emerging technologies, such as Open Source/NFV/SDN and infrastructure services that provided relevant value to customers and helped them to optimize their businesses. In addition to leading the software and technology teams, he created several new business offerings in Engineering, Fiber and Open Source development where he joined efforts with Open Compute Project and Telecom Infra Project communities both founded by Facebook to provide new network architectures and solutions with greater simplicity and efficiency. Before Nexius, Martin served as Executive Director of Telcordia Technologies, where he ran the company's next generation software product line, was a senior strategist in Accenture's Network Practice, and spent over a decade at Level 3 Communications at VP of Operational Integration and Process Management.

David Lethem

Chief Financial Officer

David Lethem was named Chief Financial Officer of FTE in June 2014. Mr. Lethem is responsible for the financial management of the Company. He was originally hired by FTE in April 2014 as VP of Corporate Compliance. Prior to joining FTE, he was the Director of Finance and Audit for Audit Management Solutions, Incorporated since November of 2007. He was directly responsible for the financial, operational and audit management of both public and private companies during that time, working the banking, telecommunications, mobile marketing, manufacturing and finance sectors. Additionally, Mr. Lethem’s experience during that time involved reverse mergers, SEC compliance, international operations and technical accounting matters.

Kirstin Gooldy

Chief Compliance Officer

Kirstin Gooldy is responsible for leading Compliance, Capital Markets, Merger and Acquisitions, Corporate Strategy and Investor Relations.  Ms. Gooldy has over 22 years senior management experience in telecommunications and technology. Her experience spans across public and private, internal and domestic companies leading strategy, operations, finance/accounting, capital markets and compliance. Prior to joining FTE Networks, she was the CFO and Board Member of Powerstorm ESS leading the team in its Investor Relations, Capital Raise, Financial Accounting and Public Reporting, Corporate Governance. She led the organization's key strategic initiatives; public company NASDAQ uplist, international expansion, aggressive growth strategies. She was a founding member of TelePacific Communications where she served as the Director of Finance and Treasury. She managed and led the company's Capital Raise initiatives, investor relations, treasury management, financial controls, corporate compliance, merger and acquisitions, and contract management. Her background and experience provide for the demonstrated ability to streamline business operations, drive growth and increase efficiency delivering top line growth and bottom-line profit. Ms. Gooldy possesses solid leadership, strong qualifications in developing and implementing financial controls and processes in addition to productivity, improvements and change management.

She currently serves on the board for National Waste Management Holdings (NWMH).

Michael Bonewitz

Chief Technology Officer

.Mr. Bonewitz has over 20 years of senior management experience in communications network engineering and information technology industries developing cutting edge capabilities via advanced IT automation and data analytics driving operational and financial performance. Prior to FTE, he was VP of Strategy and Product Development for Cloud services, Fiber engineering and construction at Nexius where he developed and launched the company’s first fiber deployment program supporting multiple Tier 1 service providers in the US. He also led the company strategy and participation in Open Compute Project (OCP) as a Platinum member and as an original member of Facebook’s Telcom Infra Project (TIP). He has held previous technology and engineering leadership positions focused on NFV/SDN, Network Optimization and integration with Ericsson, Zayo and Level 3.

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