Advisory Team

Gary Lasher

Board Member

Mr. Lasher presently provides consulting services to the business community. He is also a Board Director of Eneri Visions.

In 2005, he invested in Islanet Communications, a company purchased out of bankruptcy. As Chairman of the Board and CEO, he turned the company around and in 2007 sold it to Centennial Communications. Islanet Communications offered wireless telecommunication services to business enterprises and residential customers throughout Puerto Rico.

Mr. Lasher served for six years as a Board Director at KMC Telecom. KMC Telecom is a competitive local exchange carrier (CLEC), competing against the incumbent Bell operating companies in “Tier 3” markets throughout the eastern United States. In addition, KMC also operates a nationwide data platform offering wholesale services to major telecommunication providers.

Mr. Lasher founded a telecommunications CLEC, Eastern TeleLogic Corporation (ETC) where for 12 years he served as President and Chief Executive Officer. Under Mr. Lasher’s leadership, ETC went from a concept to reality, constructing a 600-mile fiber network serving greater Philadelphia, Delaware and southern New Jersey. In 1997 the company achieved an annual run rate exceeding $45 million and was sold for an equity value of approximately $300 million. While managing ETC, he was one of the original founders of the Association for Telecommunications Services (ALTS) and held the position of Chairman. As Chairman, he represented the industry and testified before the Congressional House and Senate Subcommittees on the Telecommunications Act of 1996.

Prior to starting ETC, Mr. Lasher was Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Private Satellite Network (PSN), a venture funded company which engineered, constructed and operated satellite-based private broadcast television networks for major corporations. He was responsible for total P&L, including sales, engineering, operations and finance.

Mr. Lasher spent 20 years with Continental Telecom holding various positions including President of their international engineering and construction company and Vice President Operations and Engineering of their regulated telephone business. While operating their international subsidiary, he grew it from startup to a $300 million enterprise doing business in Europe, the Middle East, and Latin America.

Mr. Lasher has served as a trustee of Malvern Preparatory School, a six to twelve grade boys’ school in Malvern, PA.

He graduated from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute with a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering degree