Mammoth Networks' History
Mammoth Networks was created in November, 2004 to provide regional Service Providers with a footprint outside of their traditional coverage areas. The company quickly grew into a wholesale data aggregator, combining services such as DSL, Frame Relay, ATM, TDM and Ethernet onto a single platform for Service Providers. By September of 2009, Mammoth had become the first company to tie together all 27 Qwest LATAs by building out interfaces for DSL, Frame relay and ATM. The company then set its sights on building out a national private-line network.
Today, Mammoth offers a full suite of aggregation and WAN connectivity services to the lower 48 contiguous states and Canada. Mammoth is circuit and carrier-agnostic, sourcing capacity from select carriers and driving those circuits through our own POPs and equipment so we can conduct line testing and confirm circuit health. We work only with carriers that are conscious of our focus and products, and are responsive and approachable. The end result is a product line that is a perfect match for Service Providers (ILECs, CLECs, DLECs, ISPs, Wireless ISPs, VoIP Providers, etc.) and multi-site enterprise businesses that are looking to expand beyond their current geographical scope, or drive greater physical and cost efficiencies into their current network architecture.
Mammoth is operated as a division of Visionary Communications. Visionary opened its doors in December, 1994 as the pioneering ISP in Wyoming. Originally founded in a basement with six modems and a 56k Frame Relay connection to the Internet, Visionary grew to become the largest and most geographically diverse ISP in a three state region, providing more than 20,000 customers with internet access via dialup, wireless, DSL, T1 and fiber. The company was the first to deploy broadband in more than a dozen rural communities. As Visionary grew, so did their expertise in broadband communications and carrier management -- that knowledge eventually became the genesis for the Mammoth operation.
Brian graduated from the University of Wyoming with a bachelor's degree in Small Business Management, with an emphasis on Finance. Brian grew up in the family motorcoach business and after college was instrumental in the company’s sale to Coach USA, which later went through a series of public offering, acquisitions and rollups. Prior to departing the transportation industry, Brian was overseeing more than 300 employees in five states. Brian purchased ownership in Visionary Communications in 2001 and worked to develop the company’s broadband portfolio in Wyoming. Seeing an opportunity in 2005, Brian and his management team formed Mammoth Networks to wholesale telecommunications services to ISPs. Mammoth quickly evolved into a Layer 2 Aggregator of disparate technologies and services onto a single, managed platform. Brian's blue-collar background translates into a hands-on approach to all facets of Mammoth’s business, from circuit ordering to project management to sales and support.
Jeremy is one of the original founding members of Visionary Communications, the pioneering Wyoming ISP that opened its doors in 1994. Jeremy helped build Visionary from a start-up dial-up ISP housed in a basement, to a major regional service provider in a three state region, providing more than 20,000 customers with internet access via multiple broadband access technologies. In 2005, Mammoth Networks was created to provide other regional Service Providers with a footprint outside of their traditional coverage areas. Since its inception, Jeremy has served as Mammoth's technical leader, leveraging his background in networking technologies to design, implement and manage Mammoth's network operations. Prior to founding Visionary, Jeremy attended the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, majoring in Computer Science.
Christie received a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting with a Minor in Business Management from South Dakota College of Business, which she attended on a rodeo scholarship. Following graduation, she served as Business Manager of a school district in South Dakota, and then moved on to the Copper Mountain Ski Company where she quickly advanced from Senior Accountant to Controller. Christie managed Copper Mountain's accounting and cashiering departments, prepared and analyzed monthly financial statements and monitored operational departments and special projects. Copper Mountain developed their own construction company and real estate brokerage for which Christie developed and staffed the accounting system. Christie moved from the city to Wyoming in the mid-80s and took a job with Powder River Transportation. As Controller, she managed the office, prepared monthly financial statements and audit work papers, in addition to arranging financing. Upon the sale of this business she became the Finance Manager for the Western Region of P&H MinePro, a worldwide provider of mining equipment. In this capacity she supervised staff, performed Human Resource duties and supervised payroll, accounts payable and accounts receivable. Christie prepared monthly financial reports, budget forecasting, fleet management and cost accounting, later serving at the regional support person to assist P&H through bankruptcy. Christie accepted a position with Visionary Communications in 2002. Within the first year, she implemented a new accounting program and immediately began analyzing costs and establishing expense management procedures. Christie brings a wide range of skills and experience with a "no nonsense" business attitude.
John started in the telecommunications industry working as an intern in the accounting, operations and sales departments of Touch America while attending the University of Montana. John graduated in 1997 with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with emphases in Finance and Decision Sciences. Shortly after graduation, he started working full time for Touch America, initially in the Field Operations group and then in a Wholesale Private Line sales position. In that sales role, John built strong, long lasting relationships with carriers, CLECs, ISPs, and independent telephone companies. With the 360networks acquisition of the Touch America assets in 2003, John worked eight years as a Senior Account Manager in the Carrier Sales organization where he was consistently a top producer, fostering and growing customer relationships and bringing new customers to 360networks. Zayo acquired 360networks in December 2011, and after a short stint at Zayo John came to work for Mammoth to head up Carrier Sales, where he is focusing his sales efforts on regional carriers, independent telephone companies, and network service providers.
Brian received his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Denver and his Master of Business Administration from the Daniels College of Business at the University of Denver. While at the University, Brian authored a business plan designed to leverage the Telecommunications Act of 1996 and the FCC PCS spectrum auctions of 1995 to form a regional PCS carrier and facilities-based CLEC. For the next 15 years, Brian led the deployment and operation of San Isabel Telecom as the Vice President of Operations. In 2010, Brian left San Isabel to form Wagner Telecom Management LLC and to take a teaching position at the University of Denver’s Information and Communications Technology (ICT) program. While at Wagner Telecom Management, Brian specialized in aiding carriers, ISPs and municipalities with a variety of planning, technical, and regulatory issues. In December of 2013, Brian accepted a position at Mammoth to lead the sales engineering and carrier management efforts of the organization.
Gina brings twenty years of telecommunications experience to the Mammoth team. Gina’s telecom career began in 1995 at a small interconnect in Phoenix, AZ ordering T1s and managing business telephone installs. Shortly thereafter, she started working for Nextlink , now XO Communications, in the National Sales Team. Gina created the Implementation and Customer Service teams for the wholesale division of Nextlink as it grew from $100k in new monthly revenue to $1mil a month in new revenue. In 2000, 360networks recruited her to move to Colorado and create a team to manage the 360networks off-net strategy. Gina held this Vendor Relations role for eleven years, when 360networks was sold to Zayo in December, 2011. Zayo did not initially have an off-net strategy. Gina forged that strategy, and built a team to support Contract Negotiation, Pricing and Optimization. As Vice President of Operations for Mammoth, she works on internal processes to include order implementation, escalation and management.
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