Michael Strickland

Senior Vice President, Technology and Engineering

Michael has spent the last 15 years engineering and deploying advanced DWDM networks for telecom carriers.

Michael began his career with Alcatel in the early days of WDM technology. He left Alcatel in 1998 to become one of the original architects for the Level 3 Communications Long Haul network where he evaluated fiber, DWDM and SONET technologies. Michael later served as Director of Network Engineering and Deployment where he was responsible for implementing Level 3's network design. In 2005, Michael joined Broadwing as Director of Network Planning and Optimization. When Level 3 acquired Broadwing in 2007, he ran the Transport Network Integration Team responsible for combining all the acquired networks into a single cohesive network - Long Haul, Metro and physical infrastructure.