Executive Team

Colony Network’s management team has extensive experience in telecom, service delivery and commercial real estate. The team has a proven history of success.

Michael Kuhlmann, President & CEO

Michael is a technology focused serial entrepreneur. He has built service and software businesses in the wireless and media spaces, raising money for FatPort (Canada’s leading public Wi-Fi operator at the time) and bootstrapping Colony Networks (a wireless network Software as a Service company) to profitability. Michael has worked with some of the largest mobile operators in Canada  (Rogers and TELUS) and wireless network equipment vendors in the world. He enjoys working on product development and go to market strategies. Michael also sits on the advisory boards of a number of software companies and likes sharing his enthusiasm for technology and entrepreneurship at speaking engagements the world over.

James Nedila, VP Engineering

James has designed, built, and managed secure wireless networks for over 10 years. Upon graduation from BCIT, James began collaborating on wireless projects with Simon Fraser University, Industry Canada, Chevron, and North Shore Rescue.

Recently, James was Chief Technical Officer of FatPort, Canada’s largest independent Wi-Fi network, where he was an integral part of designing and developing the mobile platform. He has a long fascination in ham radio, and RF propagation, and is an ardent contributor to Open Source development, including driver support for the 802.11 wireless standards.

James Martin, VP Network Operations

Jim has a long history of delivering new network services to customers in the SMB, retail and enterprise markets. In 1996 he founded Radiant Communications Corp. (acquired by Commwave Networks Inc.) serving business customers across Canada.

At Colony, Jim is responsible for Colony’s data center and network infrastructure, our customers’ network infrastructure and product development.

Brian Anderson, VP Product

Brian has over 30 years of software marketing and product development experience with a strong background in IoT / M2M platforms and web applications. Prior to joining Colony Networks, Brian led product management and marketing for the AirVantage IoT platform and AirLink gateways at Sierra Wireless, expanding the company’s strategy of providing device to cloud solutionsPreviously, Brian was Vice President of Marketing at Axeda where he was integral to both the marketing and product strategy of the company, resulting in Axeda’s position as a market leader in IoT software. He has also held senior product roles at ATG, Lotus Development, Progress Software and Centerline Software.

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