Peter D. Aquino
President, Chief Executive Officer and Board Member, Director since September 2016
Pete Aquino is president and chief executive officer of Internap Corporation, and he also serves as a member of the company’s board of directors. He is a veteran of the technology, media and telecommunications (TMT) industries, with a track record of successfully guiding major expansion efforts, turnarounds and strategic partnerships and transactions at both public and private companies.
Prior to assuming his role at INAP, Mr. Aquino served as chairman and chief executive officer, and later as executive chairman, of Primus Telecommunications Group, Inc. until 2013. Under his leadership, PTGi grew into an integrated telecommunications company serving consumer and business customers with voice, data, high-capacity fiber and data center services globally. Prior to this, he was the president and chief executive officer of RCN Corporation from 2004 until 2010 where he built the company into an all-digital HDTV cable multiple system operator and created an advanced fiber-based commercial network through organic and acquisition strategies.
He is the founder of Broad Valley Capital, LLC, where he provides consulting services and capital to improve companies’ business operations, productivity and asset value. In this role, he has led numerous operating and financial teams through reorganizations and M&A opportunities at companies such as Leap Wireless, XO Communications, Allegiance Telecom, Northeast Optical Networks and Lumos Networks. He is also the founder of Broad Valley Micro Fiber Networks Inc., a Mid-Atlantic fiber and wireless infrastructure services provider founded in 2014. He began his career at Bell Atlantic (now Verizon) in 1983. Mr. Aquino serves on the boards of directors of Lumos Network (Nasdaq: LMOS) and FairPoint Communications, Inc. (Nasdaq: FRP) prior to being sold in 2017.
Mr. Aquino is a graduate of Montclair State College in New Jersey, and holds an M.B.A. from George Washington.