FirstLight Appoints Len Camara as Chief Information Officer

Seasoned executive added to lead Information Systems and Information Technology functions to support Company’s next phase of growth

Albany, NY – March 7, 2019 – FirstLight, a leading provider of fiber-optic data, Internet, data center, cloud and voice services to enterprise and carrier customers throughout the Northeast, announced the appointment of Leonard (“Len”) Camara as Chief Information Officer.  Mr. Camara will serve as a member of the senior executive team and will oversee the advancement of the Company’s Information Systems and Information Technology functions.

Mr. Camara brings more than 20 years of experience leading IT teams implementing systems, processes and capabilities, which ensure the security of digital assets, drive operating efficiencies and enable effective data mining, all focused on improving the customer experience and maintaining the integrity of systems and IT platforms.  Prior to joining FirstLight, Mr. Camara held senior management positions, including most recently as the Chief Information Officer for Energy Federation where he oversaw the digital transformation of the organization, as well as senior IT roles at Bright Horizons, TNCI, Polaroid and GTE Internetworking.

“Len joins FirstLight at a time when data analytics, network security and enhancing our systems and IT platforms are critical to the continued enhancement of the customer experience. Len successfully led IT teams over the course of his career, and we are confident that his impressive leadership skills and experience will prove invaluable to the Company as we enter the next stage of growth,” said Kurt Van Wagenen, President and Chief Executive Officer for FirstLight.  

Mr. Camara holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Information Systems from Bryant University and a Juris Doctor from New England Law.

“I am delighted to join the FirstLight team,” said Mr. Camara. “I look forward to being a part of a dynamic, growing organization and implementing strategies that will further leverage our IT infrastructure to help propel FirstLight’s continued growth.”

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About FirstLight  

FirstLight, headquartered in Albany, New York, provides fiber-optic data, Internet, data center, cloud and voice services to enterprise and carrier customers throughout the Northeast connecting nearly 8,000 locations in service with more than 30,000 locations serviceable by our 14,000-route mile network. FirstLight offers a robust suite of advanced telecommunications products featuring a comprehensive portfolio of high bandwidth connectivity solutions including Ethernet, wavelength and dark fiber services as well as dedicated Internet access solutions, data center, cloud and voice services. FirstLight’s clientele includes national cellular providers and wireline carriers and many leading enterprises, spanning high tech manufacturing and research, hospitals and healthcare, banking and financial, secondary education, colleges and universities, and local and state governments.

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