William G. LaPerch has served as Executive Chairman of Hylan Inc., a provider of specialty contracting services in the New York City region for telecommunications providers and municipal organizations, since July 2016, and as President of LaPerch Consulting, LLC (a provider of consulting services to private equity firms) since September 2012. From 2004 to 2012, Bill served as President and CEO and a member of the board of directors of AboveNet (NYSE: ABVT), a provider of bandwidth infrastructure services, prior to which he served as Senior Vice President Operations. At AboveNet he was responsible for guiding the company out of Chapter 11 in September 2003 and establishing the company as a profitable and recognized leader in providing optical connectivity solutions for Fortune 1000 companies. In March 2012, AboveNet was acquired by Zayo Group Holdings for $2.2 billion.
Before joining AboveNet, Bill served as Senior Vice President of Network Services at MCI and he also held executive positions at NYNEX. Bill currently serves on the boards of Digital Realty Trust (NYSE: DLR) since March 2013 and Windstream (NASDAQ: WIN) since September 2014 and was on the board of Imation, Inc. (NYSE: IMN) from November 2012 to August 2015, Bill also serves as a board member and advisor to several privately held companies including First Light Fiber, Cross River Fiber and Global Capacity.
Mr. LaPerch is a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point and received his M.B.A. from Columbia Business School.