Leadership

Meet our Leadership Team

Burke Anderson
President & CEO

Mr. Anderson is the President & CEO of North Atlantic Networks, LLC (NAN). In 1994, Mr. Anderson founded iCi, The Internet Connection, Inc., and grew it to the 4th largest of hundreds of regional ISPs in New England and the 100th largest nationwide. In 1998, Mr. Anderson sold iCi to Winstar and then re-entered the industry in 1999, when he founded North Atlantic Networks, Inc. (NAII). In 2001, Mr. Anderson repurchased iCi from the bankrupt Winstar and combined NAII and iCi to form NAN.

Before 1994, Mr. Anderson held several senior Engineering positions at such major Fortune 100 companies as Agfa, Sun Microsystems, Digital Equipment Corporation, Eastman Kodak, and the Department of Energy’s Savannah River Site. Mr. Anderson has served on various non-profit boards including Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Lawrence Massachusetts, The Windrifter Association of Wolfeboro, New Hampshire, and is a contributor to Bishop Feehan High School in Attleboro, Massachusetts, and The Blessed Sacrament School in Walpole, Massachusetts.

Mr. Anderson graduated from the University of New Hampshire in 1987 with a B.S. in Computer Science and completed his M.S. in Computer Science at Boston University in 1993

 

Jonathan Gaffney
Chief Technical Officer

Mr. Gaffney has a wide array of experience working with nearly all types of devices and environments within the IT Communications industry. Mr. Gaffney has held various management and technical positions at the Department of Defense (US NAVY), Semper Home Loans, and CMIT Solutions. Mr. Gaffney is well-versed in a variety of equipment and IT environments, ranging from high-security, high-risk global networks to regional networks in the SME and enterprise space. He is currently responsible for the high-level network design and ongoing operations at NAN, which includes its 10G backbone and regional data centers, dark fiber operations, its VMware-based cloud platform, and its application delivery platform based on the Microsoft service provider suite. Mr. Gaffney holds several industry certifications in VMware, Cisco, Microsoft, Fortinet, CompTIA, and holds a Secret Level Security Clearance. He received his Bachelors of Science in Network Engineering from the New England Institute of Technology, located in Warwick, Rhode Island.

 

Larry Cushing
VP of Business Development

Larry Cushing has been a technology leader for more than 25 years, starring as a consultant and in-house management guru overseeing complex migrations and strategic planning for Fortune 500 companies, both domestic and global. He was a trail-breaker in the managed services arena. In 2007, he founded a New England-based company delivering a full set of services to businesses, including virtual CIO. In 2014, he sold that company to DSCI, now a division of TPx. From 2014 to 2020, he served as TPx’s VP of Sales Engineering and the Chief Technology Evangelist helping guide the company’s strategy as the premier national Managed Services Provider. Today, Larry lives in Readfield, Maine and has two children.

 

Janet Keen
Director of Finance

Ms. Keen has over 20 years of experience in the financial field holding leadership, analyst, and controller positions at PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP, Progress Federal Savings Bank, Natura Lawn of America, and others. Ms. Keen is responsible for overseeing the financial operations of NAN including internal and external contract negotiations, compliance and regulatory activities, and overall AR and AP management. Ms. Keen has been working at NAN for nearly a decade and enjoys an intimate knowledge of the telecommunications industry and the complex interactions between carriers and service providers, and has extensive experience in banking relationships. Ms. Keen received her Bachelor of Science in Finance from Penn State University, University Park, Pennsylvania.

 

Jonathan Chorlian
General Counsel

Mr. Chorlian is responsible for evaluating carrier contracts with NAN providers as well as participating in the front-line negotiations to establish on-going business relationships. Mr. Chorlian is also responsible for maintaining, updating, and negotiating the various enterprise and wholesale contractual documents NAN provides to its clients. Finally, he is responsible for the review of telecommunications compliance documents for NAN’s technical operations. Previously, Mr. Chorlian was a Partner at Orr & Reno of Concord, New Hampshire, participating in a multitude of areas, including executive compensation packages, mergers and acquisitions, telecommunications contract negotiations, bankruptcy proceedings, and estate and property management. Mr. Chorlian is a graduate of Harvard Law School, Cambridge, Massachusetts.

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