About Cleareon Fiber Networks
Cleareon is a network services provider that is pioneering a new, transparent and straightforward way of doing business. Cleareon offers a dense fiber network that connects the New York areas’ preeminent data centers and carrier hotels where customers can access hundreds of service providers. Our network and back office infrastructure is expressly designed to rapidly provision and deliver services in days; not weeks or months.
Cleareon can expertly build custom networks to customer specifications or, extend its ecosystem of service providers to specific buildings or enterprises. Cleareon’s experienced engineers are available to support our customers by assisting with network design and engineering for grooming and consolidation.
Cleareon is on a mission to democratize the industry – making dark and lit services available easily, quickly and without restrictions.
Cleareon is led by senior telecom and data center executives and backed by the prominent NYC real estate developers at Taconic Investment Partners and the well-known private equity firm, Dubilier & Co.
Michael Collado, Co-CEO
A seasoned corporate leader, investor and serial entrepreneur with multiple exits, Michael has more than 25 years’ experience in the internet and telecommunications industries. His expertise spans such areas as software-as-a-service, mobile, e-commerce, co-location & hosting, financial technology and IT infrastructure.
Prior to founding Cleareon, he served as Chairman of Talkpoint Communications (acquired by PGI in 2014). He also is a Managing Partner at ExtraNet Ventures Partners, a boutique venture capital firm based in NYC.
Previous to EVP, Michael held leadership positions at ExtraNet Telecommunications, Inc., (acquired by Switch & Data Facilities/Equinix) and DevNet, LLC, a telecom service provider (acquired by FiberNet Telecom). He also served on the boards of Last Mile Connections and Spartan Technologies.
Cliff Kane, Co-CEO
As a successful entrepreneur and accomplished senior executive, Cliff was an early adapter and promoter of the use of fiber optics in network applications and was responsible for the deployment and operation of national fiber optic and DWDM networks.
Prior to founding Cleareon, he owned and operated several telecommunications infrastructure companies and held executive leadership positions in such firms as Fairpoint Communications and Telseon.
Cliff is also a respected advisor to start-ups, established businesses and private equity firms on matters related to telecommunications, fiber optics and real estate.