President and CEO John Brannon founded LightSpeed in February 2001, where he has led the company to exceptional growth through a turbulent telecommunications market. Under his leadership, the company has grown in size every year since inception.
Prior to LightSpeed Technologies, John Brannon worked at Lucent Technologies and AT&T Bell Laboratories. He held management positions during his 13 years with Lucent and Bell Labs that included partnering with executives to fiscally manage projects and departmental costs. His leadership guided teams into new telecommunications markets, such as government, alternate carriers, utilities and key commercial markets.
Proven time and again that he possesses strength in finance operation, John Brannon has the ability to get the job done. He has been recognized by his peers as the only one of over 1,500 Lucent executives to exceed company’s yearly business objectives by over 150% for five consecutive years.
John Brannon holds a B.S./B.A. in Business Administration/Finance Concentration from the University of Delaware, and a M.B.A. from Monmouth University in New Jersey.