Bob Fanch

Robert Fanch Bob Fanch

Bob Fanch has more than 36 years of experience in organizing and managing businesses, with most of his career devoted to the telecommunications industry. Mr. Fanch was the founder as well as Chairman and CEO of Fanch Communications, Inc. (“FCI”). FCI was one of the top 15 cable television MSOs in the country, managing approximately 600,000 customers, including approximately 525,000 subscribers in a joint venture with Time Warner and The Blackstone Group. FCI was purchased by Charter Communications in November of 1999 for $2.4 Billion.


In 1996 and 1999 respectively, Mr. Fanch founded FiberNet, LLC and Conversent Communications, LLC, each a competitive local exchange carrier that served the mid-Atlantic and northeastern United States respectively. Mr. Fanch served as Conversent’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer from June 1998 through the spring of 2000 and as Chairman through the successful sale of the company in June 2006. Mr. Fanch was also Chairman of FiberNet, LLC. In 2003 Mr. Fanch founded Northeast Data Vault, LLC, a commercial data center located near Boston, Massachusetts. Mr. Fanch has engaged in real estate development through various entities, most recently building a resort on 5000 acres at Devil’s Thumb Ranch in Colorado. Travel and Leisure magazine recently named Devil’s Thumb one of the top 20 “sustainable” resorts in the world and the only one in North America to be accorded this honor.


Mr. Fanch is a Certified Public Accountant and has a B.S. degree in Accounting from Clarkson University. He earned an MSBA-Finance degree from the University of Denver.