Greg Green’s experience in the technology industry began in 1984 when he formed Tel-West, a telecommunications provider of PBXs and competitive access, and a reseller of voice services. In 1995, Tel-West was acquired by NextLink, a Craig McCaw-owned organization (now XO Communications, NASDAQ: XOXO), and Mr. Green became president of NextLink Washington. In 1996, he was part of the senior management team that took NextLink public, raising $400,000,000 in the public markets. In 1998 after three years at the helm, Mr. Green left NextLink to begin a new venture, OneEighty Communications, a competitive telecommunications provider focusing on markets with populations less than 500,000. Six months after starting OneEighty, Avista Corporation (NYSE: AVA) bought majority interest in the company, renaming it Avista Communications. Mr. Green remained with the company as president and chief executive officer until 2001 when Avista Corp elected to sell off its telecom division. That same year, he acquired certain CLEC markets from Avista Communications in the Northwest and further grew top- and bottom-line metrics, later selling the markets to Eschelon Telecom and OrbiCom.
Today, Mr. Green is CEO of Fatbeam, a Northwest fiber optic network provider delivering connectivity to school districts as well as government, healthcare and business enterprise customers in five western states. Fatbeam focuses on markets underserved by traditional carriers, and delivers dark and lit high-capacity 1 Gig and 10 Gig ethernet services.
Mr. Green recently was appointed to the FCC’s recently re-chartered North American Numbering Council (NANC), where he will work alongside representatives of AT&T, Verizon and Google to recommend ways to modernize administration of the North American Numbering Plan. In addition, he is a member of the Board of Directors of INCOMPAS (formerly COMPTEL), the leading national trade association advocating for competition policy across all networks, and a member of the Board of Directors of the Northwest Telecommunications Association (NWTA). He also has served on the Board of Regents at Gonzaga University.