About Us

We connect public and private organizations across the country, focusing on rural and underserved areas. Affiniti's advanced broadband networks and managed services give our customers the technology and tools they need to do great things.

Delivering advanced technologies to rural communities

Affiniti provides advanced technology to rural communities so they can compete in the digital world.  We connect nearly one million students at 1,000 school locations, delivering innovative content and modern learning opportunities.  Our networks help link doctors and patients to life-saving medical applications at over 50 rural hospital and healthcare facilities. Affiniti’s broadband services helps bridge the digital divide for these schools, hospitals and other Community Anchor Institutions (CAIs).

Our fiber and wireless networks span over 50,000 square miles concentrated in seven states, with additional services deployed across the country.

For us, it’s not just about infrastructure or connectivity; it’s about relationships.  We partner with our customers and their communities to deliver technology that meet their evolving needs. Affiniti’s solutions keep our customers connected so they can do great things.

Affiniti believes great things happen when people are connected.  Our mission is to bring communities the benefits enabled by broadband, empowering them to unlock their full potential.

Leadership

ANDY PERLMUTTER

ANDY PERLMUTTER

President & Chief Executive Officer

Andy Perlmutter is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Affiniti and was named to that position in 2014.

Prior to being appointed to CEO,  Andy served as President and CEO of Better World Books (2009-2013) where he led the company during a period of recognition from INC 500/5000 as one of the fastest growing privately held companies for two consecutive years. The company also received recognition from Internet Retailer as one of the 500 largest E-commerce companies during each year of his tenure, EPA Waste Wise Partner of the Year Award, and the “Best for the World Award” for overall positive environmental and social impact.

Mr. Perlmutter’s career was launched as a successful entrepreneur with his first company being acquired by GE Capital in 1993 and his second taken public on the NYSE, later acquired by another publicly traded company in 2000.

As Senior Vice President of LexisNexis Risk Solutions (2004-2007) Andy served in senior leadership in the “Big Data” and analytics field leading a team of over 300 professionals.  During his tenure with LexisNexis, Andy oversaw product development, business development and corporate-wide commercial sales initiatives with accountability for over $300 million of annual sales.

IRA LEVY

IRA LEVY

Chief Operating Officer

Ira Levy is the Chief Operating Officer of Affiniti and was named to that position in 2014. Mr. Levy led Affiniti through a transformation from a national telecommunications service provider to a full service managed services company.  

Subsequently and prior to joining Affiniti, Mr. Levy served as the Chief Executive Officer of Torrential Systems (2013), an IT development company focusing on ecommerce products and solutions.

Prior to Torrential Systems, Ira, served as the Chief Information Officer for Howard County Government where he led the deployment of the One Maryland- Inter-County Broadband Network (ICBN). For these efforts, he was recognized as a Daily Record 40 under 40, the 2012 HTC Technology Advocate of the Year, and as a Public Sector CIO of the Year finalist by The Tech Council of Maryland.  Mr. Levy lead the creation of a 10 jurisdiction consortium (ICBN) which received a $115 million federal BTOP grant, the third largest nationally.  For this, Mr. Levy was personally recognized at the White House Champions of Change.  Mr. Levy was named Smart CIO by SmartCEO magazine in 2009 for his efforts to forge new partnerships with colleges, school systems, and library systems in order to achieve great cost savings and innovative solutions to regional problems.

He also actively participates with numerous associations including: The Center for Broadband Innovation, the Howard County Tech Council, past Chair of the ICBN Regional Fiber deployment committee, the Howard County Public School System Technology Vision committee, founding board member of the Howard County Tech Council, and the Howard Community College Commission for the Future. 

In addition to a Master’s degree in Education from the University of Central Florida, Mr. Levy holds a Master’s degree in Information & Telecommunication Systems and a Master’s in Business Administration, both from Johns Hopkins University. He also holds certifications as a PMP, CISSP and CEH.

MONICA ALBANO

MONICA ALBANO

Senior Vice President - Human Resources

Monica Albano is the Senior Vice President of Human Resources and was named to that position in 2014.

Ms. Albano has over 30 years in human resources leadership.  Prior to joining Affiniti  Ms. Albano served as Vice President of Human Resources at Bloomberg L.P., Ms. Albano managed human capital aspects of integration of the BNA acquisition.

Ms. Albano served with Reed Elsevier for a decade, progressing to the post of Vice President of Human Resources for REI, Inc., the U.S. Operations.  She was the Executive Vice President of HR for Reuters Americas and held senior leadership roles in human resources positions with Continuum Health Partners, Vertrue, R.D. Gatti & Associates and The Stop & Shop Companies.

Ms. Albano holds a Master of Education Degree from Antioch University.

BRIAN FIELD

BRIAN FIELD

Senior Vice President - Sales

Brian Field is the Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing of Affiniti and was named to that position in 2017.

Prior to joining Affiniti Mr. Field was the General Manager of State and Local Government for Microsoft, before that the General Manager of Education for Microsoft.  Mr. Field has extensive experience in the technology industry with a heavy focus on software and Cloud technologies.  He has spent the previous 21 years at Microsoft working in various roles including: sales management, services management, professional development management, and in many individual contributor positions.  Prior to Microsoft, Mr. Field worked in sales for both Novell and WordPerfect where he heavily focused his time working with distribution and channel partners.

Mr. Field completed his Masters of Science in Higher Education from Drexel in 2012 and he received his MBA from University of Houston Clear Lake in the late 90s.  Earlier in his schooling Mr. Field received his Bachelor of Arts degree, with a major in Psychology from Brigham Young University.

VIRGINIA BRYANT

VIRGINIA BRYANT

Vice President - Finance

Virginia Bryant is the Vice President of Finance, promoted to this position in 2017.

Ms. Bryant has been with Affiniti for 11 years, most recently as the Senior Director of Compliance, Tax and Regulatory for the company since its inception.  Ms. Bryant has over 25 years of experience in Taxation with specialization in “indirect” and Multistate Tax and over 10 years of Telecom regulatory experience.

Prior to joining Affiniti, Ms. Bryant has enjoyed extensive experience in High-Tech and Oil and Gas industries.  She has held management roles with Dupont Photomasks, Inc. and Trillion Partners both of which included significant work in mergers and acquisitions and transaction structure.

Ms. Bryant earned her B.S from the University of North Texas.

Board

Jeffrey Youle

Jeffrey Youle

Chairman

Mr. Youle is a co-founder and Managing General Partner for Global Leveraged Capital.   He most recently served as Head of Corporate Investment Banking at BNP Paribas 2003 to 2005. He was also Head of Acquisition Finance and Loan Structuring – NA for BNP Paribas, and Managing Director for that firm’s Private Capital Group. He served as Head of Paribas’ Media and Telecom Group from 1998 to 2001, and was Co-Founder and Head of NY Merchant Banking from 1987 to 1998. Prior to this he held positions at Touche, Ross & Co. and American Can. Mr. Youle earned his B.S. from Albion College, and his M.B.A. from the University of Michigan.

Lee S. Buckner

Lee S. Buckner

Director

Mr. Buckner is a co-founder and Managing General Partner for Global Leveraged Capital. He most recently served as Head of The Merchant Banking Group – Western Region at BNP Paribas from 2000 to 2006, and a member of the North American Leveraged Finance Business Council. He was also Co-Founder and Head of The Merchant Banking Group – Western Region for Paribas from 1992 to 2000. Prior to this, he held positions at Bankers Trust & Co., Levi Strauss & Co., and McKinsey & Co. Mr. Buckner earned his B.S. from the University of California at Berkeley, and his M.B.A. from the Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia.

Andy Perlmutter

Andy Perlmutter

Director

Andy Perlmutter is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Affiniti and was named to that position in 2014.

Prior to being appointed to CEO,  Andy served as President and CEO of Better World Books (2009-2013) where he led the company during a period of recognition from INC 500/5000 as one of the fastest growing privately held companies for two consecutive years. The company also received recognition from Internet Retailer as one of the 500 largest E-commerce companies during each year of his tenure, EPA Waste Wise Partner of the Year Award, and the “Best for the World Award” for overall positive environmental and social impact.

Mr. Perlmutter’s career was launched as a successful entrepreneur with his first company being acquired by GE Capital in 1993 and his second taken public on the NYSE, later acquired by another publicly traded company in 2000.

As Senior Vice President of LexisNexis Risk Solutions (2004-2007) Andy served in senior leadership in the “Big Data” and analytics field leading a team of over 300 professionals.  During his tenure with LexisNexis, Andy oversaw product development, business development and corporate-wide commercial sales initiatives with accountability for over $300 million of annual sales.

Affiniti Corporate

9208 Waterford Centre Boulevard
Suite 150
Austin, TX 78758

Phone: (512) 334-4100

Pennsylvania

38 South 8th Street
Rear Building Entrance
Lebanon, PA 17042

Phone: (717) 270-1979

Colorado

295 Interlocken Boulevard
Suite 250
Broomfield, CO 80021

Phone: (720) 210-9500