Richard Coyle

President & CEO

Rich is a proactive, driven leader who builds top-performing, diverse teams and coaches individuals to exceed expectations and take personal responsibility for their career growth. 

Beyond Extenet

  • Rich and his wife Dawn have been married since 1993. They have two adult children, Steven and Megan.
  • In his leisure time, Rich enjoys traveling and spending time with his family. In addition, he enjoys playing racquetball and golf.

About Rich

Rich became the President and permanent Chief Executive Officer in December 2021, after being named interim Chief Executive Officer in July 2021 and Chief Operations Officer (COO) since December 2018. As the COO, Rich was focused on designing and implementing business operations to support the strategic direction of a customer-centered organization. Under his leadership, Extenet cemented its position as the leading private owner and operator of small cells and fiber networks by delivering three consecutive years of distributed network infrastructure growth. Rich has always focused on promoting company culture and vision, with a goal of building diversity, equity and inclusiveness across the organization.

Prior to Extenet, Rich served as an Operating Partner at Digital Bridge Holdings LLC. Previously, Rich has also held leadership roles at fiber infrastructure companies, including Wilcon and Zayo Group. Over his twenty years in the industry, including telecom and utility companies, Rich has focused on growing and improving the operational, financial and market position of the companies. Rich has an accomplished record of developing strategic and tactical initiatives to maximize long-term growth and enterprise value through a combination of streamlined operations, cost reductions, efficient capital investment and financial structuring.

Rich has a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the City University of New York—Queens College. He is a recognized public speaker and participates in various thought-leadership events.

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