Crosslake Fibre was established to develop, own and operate fiber-optic projects throughout North America and Western Europe.  Our innovative approach to fiber development is challenging the status quo. Using new methods of construction to develop next-generation networks, Crosslake Fibre has built new Internet infrastructure that provides material advantages to customers.  Crosslake Fibre is backed by Tiger Infrastructure Partners.

Executive Management

Chief Executive Officer

Mike Cunningham is the founder and CEO of Crosslake Fibre and has over 16 years experience in the telecommunications and investment industries. Mr. Cunningham is also on the board of Quintillion Subsea, a 1700 mile subsea and terrestrial cable system serving the north coast of Alaska. Previously, he was CEO Arctic Fibre, the predecessor company to Quintillion. Mr. Cunningham began his career in the investment industry, most recently as a Research Analyst covering small cap equities at Northern Rivers Capital Management. He holds a BA, Honors from the University of Western Ontario, a Master of Finance degree from Queen’s University, and holds the Canadian Investment Manager’s designation from the Canadian Securities Institute. 

Chief Commercial Officer

Fergus Innes is Chief Commercial Officer of Crosslake Fibre.  Prior to Crosslake, Mr Innes spent 8 years as Regional Vice President, EMEA and Executive Management Team member at Hibernia Networks where he built and lead the EMEA Carrier, Finance & Media business until the successful exit to GTT for $590m in January 2017.  Prior to joining Hibernia Networks in 2009, Mr Innes worked for Colt, where he spent 8 years in a number of senior management roles. These included four years at Colt Ireland as Sales Director where he oversaw the migration from Colt’s country management operation to a centralised Business Enterprise Unit.  Before Colt, he held senior positions at Cable & Wireless, Telia Sonera and IT&T Communications. Mr. Innes holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Information Systems and a Diploma in Business Studies from the University of Hull.   

Senior Vice President, Networks

Ben Cooke is Senior Vice President, Networks of Crosslake Fibre and brings a wealth of experience managing globally diverse engineering and operations teams in telecoms, high frequency financial trading and fintech industries.  Formerly CTO at Perseus and IT Director & Network Architect at Geneva Trading he has been building low latency fibre & microwave global network infrastructure for over 20 years.  Responsible for overseeing all areas of engineering and operations at Crosslake Fibre including network planning, construction, monitoring and maintenance, service delivery, customer care and technical support.   He holds a M.Eng in Naval Architecture from Southampton University and Assoc member of RINA. 

Kyle wager
Vice President, finance

Kyle Wager has over 10 years of leadership experience in finance, operations, and accounting. Previously, he was Director of FP&A at InSite Wireless which became one of the largest privately-owned tower and wireless infrastructure companies in the United States and sold to American Tower Corporation for $3.5 billion. Prior to joining InSite, Mr. Wager was Finance Director at Summit Materials, a heavy-side building materials company that had a successful IPO on the New York Stock Exchange in 2015. He began his career as an Associate at Pricewaterhouse Coopers. Mr. Wager holds BBA and MAcc degrees from the College of William and Mary and is a licensed CPA in Virginia.

Board of Directors

Alessandro Boninsegna is a director of Crosslake Fibre.  Mr. Boninsegna has over 20 years of professional experience, primarily in private equity.  He is a founding member of Tiger Infrastructure Partners and, prior to that, of Lehman Brothers’ infrastructure private equity team, based in London.  Previously, Mr. Boninsegna spent over 11 years as a member of Lehman Brothers Merchant Banking, managing Lehman Brothers’ middle-market private equity funds, based in London and New York.  While at Lehman Brothers, Mr. Boninsegna had a senior role in the investment in and served on the board of several portfolio companies across multiple industries. He was also involved in establishing and served on the investment committee of F2i, an Italian infrastructure private equity investment firm with over €2 billion under management.  Prior to joining Lehman Brothers, Mr. Boninsegna was a management consultant at Bain & Co. in Milan, Italy, and, prior to that, a certified public accountant at Haarmann Hemmelrath in Munich, Germany. Mr. Boninsegna serves on the Boards of Tiger Cool Express, Etix Everywhere, American Natural, Sunlight Financial, and Zenobe Energy, is a Board observer at Summit Brazil Renewables and previously was a Board observer at Hudson Fiber Holdings. Mr. Boninsegna holds a degree in Business Administration, magna cum laude, from Bocconi University in Italy, part of which was earned from New York University Stern School of Business, and is a native speaker of German and Italian.

Adam Emmert is a director of Crosslake Fibre.  Mr Emmert has over 15 years of experience in private equity and corporate finance. He was previously a member of Lehman Brothers’ infrastructure private equity team, based in New York. Prior to joining Lehman Brothers, Mr. Emmert was a Vice President at Highstar Capital. Prior to joining Highstar Capital, Mr. Emmert was a member of Lehman Brothers Merchant Banking Group and worked in investment banking in Lehman Brothers’ Global Power Group. Mr. Emmert serves on the Boards of Tiger Cool Express, and Danskammer HoldCo, previously served on the Board of Hudson Fiber Holdings and is a board observer at Etix Everywhere and SmartSky Networks. He holds a B.A. from Kenyon College, an M.A. in International Affairs and International Economics from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), and an M.B.A. from the Wharton School.

Andrew Baum is a director of Crosslake Fibre.  Mr. Baum has over 10 years of experience in private equity and corporate finance.  He was previously a member of CHS Capital, a middle-market private equity firm, based in Chicago.  Prior to joining CHS Capital, Mr. Baum worked in investment banking in Citi’s Industrial Group. Mr. Baum serves on the Boards of Crosslake Fibre, Modern Aviation and Strategic Venue Partners, and is a board observer at SmartSky Networks.  He holds a B.B.A. from the University of Michigan’s Ross Scho