Doug Derstine joined FirstLight in July of 2020 as the Chief Operating Officer, where he is responsible for leading all aspects of Sales, Customer Operations, Network Operations, Construction Services and Outside Plant. Mr. Derstine brings more than 25 years of extensive telecommunications senior management experience including over 10 years at Windstream/PAETEC where from 2015 – 2017 he served as President, Market Development Group, from 2012 – 2015 he served as President Integrated Solutions Group and from 2006 – 2012 he served as President of Wholesale Markets–Managed Services. Prior to that, he was CEO/Founder of AMLL Acquisition Corp. DBA American Long Lines which he sold to PAETEC.
Mr. Derstine holds a BS from Moravian College in Business Management. In the past, Mr. Derstine has served on the Boards of the New Jersey Technology Council, the Ronald McDonald House of SNJ as well as the Moravian College Leadership Council.