NEF Welcomes Telecom Expert Mike Spieldenner as the New VP of Business Development

NEF Welcomes Telecom Expert Mike Spieldenner as the New VP of Business Development

In response to growing customer demand for bandwidth and colocation, Boston-area telecommunications firm adds senior executive

October 1, 2009—Framingham, Mass.—  Even in a tough economy, businesses are increasingly in need of connectivity for data traffic and new bandwidth-intensive applications. Framingham-based telecom company New England Fiber, Inc. (NEF), is answering the demand for bigger, more robust communications networks and announced today that it has hired telecom relationship-building specialist Mike Spieldenner as the new Vice President of Business Development. NEF is a leading resource for high capacity networks, dark fiber, colocation and procurement services and consulting.

Spieldenner brings over 20 years of experience in the telecom industry with senior management roles in operations, engineering, and business development for companies such as RCN, Yipes Enterprise Services, Teligent, Ram Mobile Data and Skytel.  His recent consulting projects included designing, deploying and selling a new fiber optic network in New York City.  Spieldenner was able to successfully spearhead this initiative and help the company close $3 million in revenue within two months of launch.  His familiarity and expertise extends to the realm of data centers where he recently sourced a new data center site for a Fortune 500 by researching all of the potential facilities, studying the existing fiber infrastructure and negotiating directly with the real estate firms.

NEF will leverage Spieldenner’s breadth of data network experience and knowledge to help the company achieve milestones such as developing new carrier and enterprise business relationships, negotiating contracts with service providers, delivering the highest possible levels of customer support and expanding professional services via FiberLocator.

“After my years of working in both sales and delivery roles, I am excited to join the team at NEF.  Their goals of providing top-notch customer service and utilizing industry leading tools to deliver creative solutions based on real business needs are well-aligned with my personal sales philosophy,” stated Spieldenner.  “If the goals they have laid out before me are any indication, I am looking forward to a very productive and busy tenure with them.”

President of NEF Mike Murphy added, “Adding Mike Spieldenner to our management team really brings depth to our impressive line-up of talented telecom professionals.  We believe our company is only as good our teammates so we are committed to hiring the best and brightest…and, of course, Mike is no exception.”

About NEF
NEF, Inc., is one of the nation’s top telecommunications brokerage and consulting firms, offering a combined 60 years of industry experience and a proven methodology for providing its customers with the best networks, information and pricing available. NEF can provide a broad spectrum of products from dark fiber solutions to high bandwidth, fully managed optical services. Through their many partners and carrier relationships, NEF designs custom connectivity solutions and provides access to over 75 fiber providers throughout the US and EU, 85,000 lit buildings and 1200+ data centers.  For more information, visit