Chief Executive Officer
As Chief Executive Officer, Matthew is responsible for Atlantic Metro's day-to-day-operations, as well as leading the company's growth and development of managed technology services. He is dedicated to helping Atlantic Metro's customers succeed, overcome IT challenges, and enable their business growth. Matthew is responsible for creating and expanding strategic partnerships and relationships, as well as overseeing the company's technical and business strategy alongside founders Stephen Klenert and James Cornman.
Matthew is an established business leader with over 25 years of industry experience. Prior to joining Atlantic Metro in 2010, Matthew spent 18 years as the Vice President of Information Technology at Toys"R"Us and was instrumental in the development and implementation of the company's e-commerce platform. He has held influential leadership roles as the President and COO at Planet Technology Solutions, President at Vytek Wireless Solutions, Chairman and CEO at Sentinel Business Systems, and Senior Vice President at DecisionPoint Systems. Matthew has had a successful career developing and leading profitable IT organizations; he now works with Atlantic Metro to achieve the same success.
Chief Strategy Officer & Co-Founder
Stephen Klenert is the Chief Strategy Officer and co-founder of Atlantic Metro Communications. He is the visionary behind the company's approach to overcoming complex technology challenges faced in today's business environment. Stephen is no stranger to thinking outside the box and his creative problem solving has enabled him to design industry leading service offerings that solve niche market problems. As CSO, Stephen is not only responsible for formulating strategy, he has also architected and automated many aspects of Atlantic Metro's operations. He drives process improvement throughout the organization, ensuring that the decisions made by various departments align with Atlantic Metro's strategic plan and overall objectives. His motivation, hands on approach, and love of Internet technology has enabled him to achieve continuing success in the telecommunications and IT industry.
Prior to founding Atlantic Metro Communications, Stephen established several Internet start-ups including Digital Providers, Metro Xchanges NFP, and PeeringSmith. He has held lead technologist roles at TELEHOUSE America, NY International Internet eXchange (NYIIX), and Los Angeles Internet eXchange (LAIIX). Stephen offers a wide range of expertise in Internet data center operations, network design, deployment, and meet-me room operations. His significant operational and management experience makes him exceptionally knowledgeable about developing effective infrastructure solutions and technology strategy.
Chief Technology Officer & Co-Founder
In his role as Chief Technology Officer, James defines the technological strategy and initiatives critical to achieving Atlantic Metro's corporate goals and success. James is responsible for the development of business-critical infrastructure services, as well as complex network design, project deployment, and support systems. He works closely with senior executives and Atlantic Metro's Network Operations Team to execute the company's strategic priorities and ensure that services are successfully implemented. James is dedicated to developing positive client relationships and delivering custom solutions that help customers leverage technology.
Previously, James served as the CEO and founder of CRNC, a company built on the foundation of providing reliable and efficient infrastructure solutions. He has also held significant roles at several technology start-ups and senior network engineering positions at Vonage and Net Access where he designed and managed complex networks. Cornman's approachable and pragmatic leadership style encourages collaboration and pushes Atlantic Metro to stretch beyond its current capabilities, driving the innovation across the company. His technical expertise and years of experience in the field of telecommunications have earned him a reputation as an industry thought leader.