E. 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 ISP’s 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.
Prior to 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.
Senior Sales Manager
Dante joined North Atlantic Networks in January of 2015 after a successful career in the highly competitive network copier industry. Mr. Casinelli also brings cloud sales experience from a management position at Rackspace, Inc. while working at their Austin, TX headquarters. While at Rackspace Dante helped grow the Austin office from 20 people to over 500 and launch cloud computing campaigns to the market well before the current widespread adoption. His experience and success during the early adoption phase of cloud computing will benefit NAN as it focuses on this growth industry.
Dante has over 20 years of experience in direct and government sales with Xerox, Konica Minolta and Toshiba and has held numerous positions such as State and Local Account Manager, Color Solutions Specialist, National Healthcare Manager, Major Account Executive, and various managerial positions. Dante has several industry certifications from VMware, Trend Micro and Veeam and attended Providence College.
Director of Cloud Engineering
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 a 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.
Director of Finance
Ms. Keen has over 20 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’s of Science in Finance from Penn State University, University Park, Pennsylvania.
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 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 compensations packages, mergers and acquisitions, telecommunications contract negotiations, bankruptcy proceedings and estate and property management. Mr. Chorlian is a graduate of the Harvard Law School, Cambridge, Massachusetts.