PE-backed LOGIX taps Collins as CEO

LOGIX Fiber Networks, which is backed by Astra Capital Management, has named Craig L. Collins as CEO.

LOGIX Fiber Networks, which is backed by Astra Capital Management, has named Craig L. Collins as CEO. His appointment is effective September 15, 2020. Matt Murphy, a partner at Astra Capital Management, who was the interim CEO over the past year, will continue in his role as chairman of the board of directors. Most recently, Collins was a senior executive at Transit Wireless.

PRESS RELEASE

HOUSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–LOGIX Fiber Networks, a Texas-based provider of highly secure fiber-based data, voice and data center services is proud to announce that Craig L. Collins has been appointed Chief Executive Officer and board member, effective September 15, 2020. Matt Murphy, a Partner at Astra Capital Management, who was the Interim CEO over the past year, will continue in his role as Chairman of the Board of Directors.

Collins is a seasoned corporate leader across the technology and telecommunications industries with a 25-year record of improving operations, launching innovative new products, establishing strong cultures, and building high-performance teams to drive revenue growth. Most recently, he was a senior executive at Transit Wireless, a 5G wireless infrastructure company. Previously he served in C-level roles where he oversaw teams of more than 2,000 employees and multi-billion-dollar P&L’s at Intermedia Communications, XO Communications and Time Warner Cable. He has also served in executive roles at SunGard Availability Services, Verizon (formerly Bell Atlantic) and Kaplan University.

“I am delighted to welcome Craig as our new CEO. Craig is an experienced industry executive who has a wealth of knowledge and proven track record as a successful leader of telecom companies,” said Matt Murphy, Interim CEO and Chairman. “Our search focused on top industry talent, and in Craig, we have identified the best leader to take LOGIX forward. This is the next step in Astra’s growth plan for LOGIX following the acquisition of Alpheus Communications and the successful combination of the two businesses. Given our huge addressable business market, breadth of connectivity products, the upside available in penetrating our existing wired buildings, and our extensive fiber network, Craig is the right leader to steer LOGIX as it enters its next phase of growth.”

“I am excited to be a part of a team that has deployed over a quarter million miles of fiber, services more than 10,000 Texas businesses, and is connected to more than 100 data centers across the state,” said Collins. “I look forward to working with the board, members of the management team, and team members. I will focus on supporting our customers with the best telecom solutions that are backed by our exceptional Texas-based customer care.”

“I also note the wonderful job Astra has done as the lead investor in creating a unique business connectivity platform and I look forward to working closely with the Astra team as we move the company forward,” added Collins.

Mr. Collins currently serves as an Advisor and Member of the Board of Directors of Jarbly University and GroopView. He served as a co-chair of the Cable & Telecommunications Association for Marketing (CTAM), a board member of The National Association for Multi-Ethnicity in Communications (NAMIC), and as a senior leader and Executive Sponsor of the Time Warner Cable and Transit Wireless Executive Diversity Committees.

Mr. Collins received an MBA from the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University, where he currently serves as an advisor on the annual MBA Executive Challenge Committee. Mr. Collins received his undergraduate degree at Pennsylvania State University.

For more information about LOGIX call 281-336-9006 or visit logix.com. Connect with LOGIX on LinkedIn and Facebook. LOGIX Fiber Networks is a portfolio company of Astra Capital Management.

About LOGIX Fiber Networks
LOGIX Fiber Networks is the largest independent fiber network operator in Texas, providing highly secure fiber-based data, voice services, and data center access to over 10,000 enterprise and carrier customers and connecting over 100 data centers across Texas.

With a 35-year history and known for its outstanding Texas-based customer service, flexible and fast connectivity options, and best-in-class reliability due to its built-for-business fiber network, LOGIX offers a broad range of business voice and data options. Services include Business Voice, Business Internet, Business Ethernet, Business Wavelength, Business Voice Cloud, Business Voice Trunks, Data Centers, and Cloud Connect. For more information call 281-336-9006 or visit logix.com.

About Astra Capital Management
Astra Capital Management is a Washington, DC-based, private equity firm that invests in growth businesses in the communications and technology services sectors. Astra targets highly scalable companies with proven business models that have positive free cash flow and significant growth potential. Post investment, Astra works closely with managers to drive value creation through strategic repositioning, revenue growth and operational enhancements. To learn more, visit www.astracapitalmgmt.com.