Michael Gallagher will join IBBS as the company's new CEO and member of its board of directors. Gallagher takes over the role from Dave Keil, who will officially step down on Jan. 1. Keil and Gallagher will work together through December, with the official handoff of CEO duties to Gallagher occurring on Jan. 2.
Gallagher has more than 25 years of experience in managing and growing telecommunications companies. From 1998 to 2007, he was the founding CEO of FDN Communications, which was acquired by Pamlico Capital portfolio company Nuvox Communications. Gallagher also co-founded and ran the Texas-based Metro Access Networks, which built more than 300 metro fiber route miles in the Dallas/Ft. Worth, Austin, San Antonio and Houston markets. Gallagher currently serves on the board of directors at C&D Technologies and acts as a board advisor to Global One.