Our leadership prides itself on being forward-thinking, collaborative, and committed to finding the innovative solutions that give our customers the freedom to reach their full potential.
We’re in the business of you
We’ve re-engineered our entire company operations to put you – our customer – at the very center of what we do. We also invest in the communities of our customers by hiring local technicians and managers and by continually upgrading our network infrastructure. With over 900 employees in 90 facilities, including 14 sales offices in 44 markets, we are here to help make your business successful. As one of the largest independent fiber network companies in the Eastern US, Segra has a broad and dense service footprint across the Mid-Atlantic and Southeast. We’re known for our future-forward infrastructure and state-of-the-art voice and data technology solutions for businesses of all sizes and wholesale transport services to some of the world’s largest carriers. Our network features the latest advances in SONET, IP, Ethernet, and dark fiber architectures, as well as high performance data centers throughout the Mid-Atlantic and Southeast regions.
To overcome. To prevail. To win.
Segra owns and operates one of the nation’s largest fiber networks and provides best-in-class broadband and data security solutions throughout the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic.
Segra is one of the largest independent fiber infrastructure bandwidth companies in the Eastern U.S. It owns and operates an advanced fiber infrastructure network throughout nine Mid-Atlantic and Southeastern states. Segra provides Ethernet, MPLS, dark fiber, advanced data center services, IP and managed services, voice and cloud solutions, all backed by its industry-leading service and reliability. Customers include carriers, enterprises, governments, higher education and healthcare organizations.
Segra was formed by the joining of Lumos Networks and Spirit Communications in 2018 and rebranded in 2019
- 1985 Joint Network Agreement
- 11 Independents Join Forces
- Over 100 years telco history
- 2006 Began supporting DISA backbone
- Built the Carolina Military Backbone Ring
- Serving bases in NC, SC, GA, VA
- 2017 acquired by Lumos Networks
- 2013 rebranded from nTelos Wireline
- VA, WV, MD, PA, OH
- Dense Fiber Network
- 2021 Cox acquires Segra’s Enterprise & Carrier business and the Segra brand name is retained.
CFW and R&B Communications
- Founded in 1897
- 2001 merger of 6 special purpose entities founded by 11 ILECs
- iSCAN, iDN, SCNet
- 2011 combined Spirit Telecom and PalmettoNet
- Acquired in 2020
- Over 100 years in telecom, technology company
- Headquartered in High Point, NC
Articles of Excellence
Segra's core values are represented in what we call our "Articles of Excellence,' and reflect the deep sense of purpose we bring to work every day.
We are honest with ourselves and with others. We earn their trust every day. We do what is right, we follow through, and we never compromise.
Be the Customer
We know that without our customers, our company goes away. We listen, we have empathy, we show respect. We make every conversation count. We go the extra mile to make every experience memorable.
Build the Bonds
1 + 1 = 3 is what makes us great. We seek the wisdom of others. We share our talents and we collaborate in continuum. We know that “command and control” never works. For it is only as a team that we achieve common goals.
We adjust and we evolve. We expect shifts and we find solutions. We are flexible, open-minded, and we iterate constantly. We celebrate the victories and we learn from the losses.
Light the Fire
We empower ourselves through education and self-improvement. And we empower those around us to achieve their potential. We are responsible risk takers who seek information and search for the right tools.
Set the Pace
In our quest for innovation, we are bold, competitive, and confident. We test boundaries, we question the status quo, and we push beyond expectations. We are unafraid of what lies ahead.
Choose to Win
Whether we are laying new fiber routes, closing a million-dollar deal, or answering the phone, we take pride in all that we do. We study and understand the challenges. We strategize on a game plan. And then, we find a way to win.
Create a Legacy
We create value for our customers, our employees, and our owners. By doing so, we establish a heritage of reliable infrastructure, constant innovation, and good stewardship.
Meet our leadership team
Kevin T. Hart
Chief Executive Officer
Kevin serves as CEO of Segra. Previously he was with Cox Communications for 11 years and most recently served as Executive Vice President, Chief Product and Technology Officer. Before joining Cox Communications, Kevin was the Chief Information Officer for both Clearwire and for Level 3 Communications.
Chief Operating Officer
As COO, Dan leads Segra’s Network Operations Centers, Security Operations Center, customer service centers, service delivery teams, outside plant and field operations. Previously, Dan was Vice President of Customer Operations. Prior, he was President of TSAChoice headquartered in Asheville, NC. Dan started his career at Windstream Communications, where he served in various leadership positions in both operations and sales.
Chief Financial Officer
Tim manages the company finances including financial planning, accounting and procurement. Most recently, Tim served as Senior Vice President of Finance at Cox Communications, where he has held roles of progressing responsibility in Business Operations and Finance. Prior to that, he worked in finance for InterContinental Hotels, ProAct Technologies and Gas Authority of Georgia.
Chief Legal Officer
Robin manages all legal and regulatory affairs of the company. Previously, she was the Assistant Vice President, Associate General Counsel – Commercial at Cox Enterprises, Inc. Prior positions include Counsel at SBC/Ameritech (now, AT&T) and Attorney at AT&T Corporation, with a focus on marketing law. She began her legal career as an Associate at the law firm of Jones, Day in their Corporate and Finance Group.
Chief Technology Officer
Scott oversees Segra’s network planning, product strategy as well as all engineering functions, and Data Center. Previously, Scott was Vice President of Network Operations and Engineering, Vice President of Network and Field operations for Lumos Networks, Vice President of Network Management for AboveNet, and Director of Network Operations at Metromedia Fiber Networks. Additionally, Scott held various management positions at MCI.
Chief Revenue Officer
Ed Aaronson, Segra’s CRO is responsible for all new customer sales and account management of current customers. Ed has more than 30 years of telecommunications experience and previously served as VP, Cox Business Arizona. He also held executive leadership roles with other well-known telecom companies including: Sprint and Sprint Nextel and was co-founder of GTE Telecommunication Services (Syniverse).
Chief Marketing Officer
As Segra’s CMO, Zenita is part of our sales and delivery transformational growth plan, overseeing all corporate marketing functions, driving thought leadership, demand generation, amplifying Segra’s unique value proposition and brand. Previously she has served in various Marketing roles in the cable industry with Jerrold/General Instrument, Motorola and most recently as Vice President of Marketing and Business Development at the Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers(SCTE®), a subsidiary of CableLabs®.
Chief People Officer
Vonya is responsible for driving a work culture that embodies Segra’s mission and core values while fostering employee satisfaction and maximizing workforce potential. Prior, Vonya worked for Cox Communications in several roles, including VP People Solutions and Director of Human Resources.
Chief Information Officer
As Chief Information Officer, Rose leads and implements the vision and strategy of Segra’s information systems and infrastructure. Rose has served in the telecommunications and cable industry for over 25 years and has a successful track record delivering complex technology and business transformation projects. Prior, she held various leadership positions at Cox Communications including most recently Vice President, Product and Technology. Before Cox, Rose was a Vice President at CapGemini where she led large business transformation programs for CapGemini’s Communications clients in the US and Europe.
Vice President of Regulatory & Legal Affairs
Michael provides counsel and advice on legal and regulatory matters. Previously he was Vice President of Regulatory and Legal Affairs for Spirit Communications and was a partner at Lewis and Baldwin, PLLC. Additionally, Michael served as Director of Business Development and Site Acquisition for Comcast.
Vice President of Enterprise Sales
Daniel leads the Enterprise Sales Team. Previously, Daniel served as an Account Executive for Spirit Communications, where he initially led the Columbia sales team and was promoted to VP of Sales for the southeastern region.
Vice President of Carrier Sales
Martie leads our Carrier Sales Team. Previously, Martie served as Director of Sales for Spirit Communications and as Director of Sales for PalmettoNet, where he launched their Carrier Sales Department. Martie began his career as an engineer at Duke Energy, but then discovered a talent for sales and was promoted into several sales positions, including National Account Manager.
Vice President of Financial Planning and Analysis
Chris leads the Finance team responsible for budgeting, forecasting and analysis of key business drivers and financial results. Chris joined Segra in 2020 as Senior Director, Operational Finance and prior to that held Finance and Operations leadership positions with Crown Castle Fiber and Siemens Energy.
Vice President of Network Delivery
Billy is responsible for the deployment and management of the fiber optic network that spans Segra’s nine-state service area. Previously, Billy led Segra’s engineering and network planning, network operations, and product management teams. Prior to joining the company, Billy was Regional Sales Engineer for MCI’s Government Markets across the southeastern United States. He also served as a member of the US Armed Forces from 1982 to 2011.
Vice President of Program Management
As VP, Program Management, Jeff is responsible for the integrated planning, coordination and delivery of strategic, company-wide programs, as well as organizational business process. Prior to joining Segra’s executive leadership team, Jeff held various program management leadership roles at Cox Communications. He is also a retired veteran, having served as an officer in the U.S. Marine Corps flying F/A-18s.
Jay manages the accounting and internal controls for Segra. Previously, Jay served as Vice President of Accounting and Planning for Shenandoah Telecommunications Company and as Vice President and Corporate Controller for nTelos, Inc. Additionally, Jay held the position of Vice President and Caribbean Controller for Centennial Communications.