“I am guided in my public interest determinations by one key principle-that the public interest means securing access to communications for everyone, including those the market may leave behind.” Jonathan S. Adelstein
About the Company
The M2Z Management Team
Led by founders John Muleta and Milo Medin, M2Z has assembled a team of experienced technology executives with a singular vision: Bring new competition to the high-speed Internet marketplace:
- Milo Medin, Founder, Chairman, and CTO
- John Muleta, CEO and Founder
- Kevin Lo, General Manager
- Uzoma Onyeije, VP Regulatory Affairs
- Jeffrey Burgan, VP Engineering
Founder, Chairman, and CTO
Milo Medin is Founder, CTO and Chairman of M2Z’s Board of Directors. Together with his partner John Muleta, Mr. Medin founded M2Z Networks in 2005.
Prior to founding M2Z Networks, Mr. Medin was co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer of @Home Networks which pioneered the deployment of a nationwide cable modem services. As CTO of @Home, Mr. Medin designed the broadband service architecture and helped revolutionize broadband access by working with cable carriers and equipment manufacturers to establish the technology standards for the industry.
Previously, Mr. Medin was a Project Manager at the NASA Ames Research Center. Mr. Medin directed the NASA National Research and Education Network project which in concert with the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, launched a core Federal network that connected 200 sites in 16 countries and 6 continents including Antarctica.
Mr. Medin began his technology career at Science Applications, Inc. where he programmed supercomputers for defense program activities at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and Los Alamos National Laboratory, under contract to the Defense Nuclear Agency.
Renowned as an expert in network and communications technologies, Mr. Medin has participated in two National Academy of Sciences panels on telecommunications technology and policy. His expertise is frequently sought by government and State committees. In November 2006, Mr. Medin was named to California’s Broadband Task Force by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger.
CEO and Founder
John Muleta is Founder, CEO and Board Member of M2Z Networks. Together with his partner Milo Medin, Mr. Muleta founded M2Z Networks in 2005.
Immediately prior to founding M2Z Networks, Mr. Muleta was most recently partner and co-Chair of the Communications Practice at Venable LLP. Mr. Muleta has distinguished himself through dedicated service in two previous federal government career positions. Between 2003 and 2005, Mr. Muleta was the head of the Federal Communications Commission’s Wireless Telecommunications Bureau and responsible for implementing the Commission’s policies regarding consumer wireless services and public safety radio networks. Between 1994 and 1998, Mr. Muleta worked at Commission in the Common Carrier Bureau in several capacities including Deputy Bureau Chief of the Bureau and Chief of the Bureau’s Enforcement Division.
Mr. Muleta also has a distinguished private sector record as entrepreneur, most prominently serving as a senior officer of PSINet, Inc., a leading commercial Internet Services Provider. Mr. Muleta headed PSINet’s infrastructure provisioning organization that operated in 28 countries, he served as President of PSINet’s India, Middle East and Africa unit and also served as the President of PSINet Ventures, the company’s $160 million corporate venture unit.
In addition to M2Z Networks, Mr. Muleta serves as a Trustee at the University of Virginia, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, and is on the Board of Directors of Fiber Tower (NASDAQ:FTWR) and on the Board of HRSmart, a privately held HR Application Services Provider (ASP) ranked as one of the fastest growing companies by Inc. Magazine. Additionally, Mr. Muleta serves on the advisory boards of PacketHop, Inc. and Visto, Inc., two innovative Silicon Valley companies. Mr. Muleta holds degrees in Engineering, Law and Business from the University of Virginia.
Kevin Lo is the General Manager of M2Z Networks with overall responsibility for business development, operations and technology functions.
Prior to joining M2Z, Mr. Lo was the CFO and COO of NaviSite (NASDAQ:NAVI) where he led the successful turnaround of the managed applications services company and the stock price from a low of $0.80 to over $8.00 at the end of his tenure. Mr. Lo led a refinancing of the company, implemented a restructuring plan that took the company from losing $200M/year to profitability, and then guided the company through acquisitions and operational integrations of 5 market competitors during which the company tripled its revenue base and number of customers. Prior to that, Mr. Lo was the founder and CEO of X-Collaboration Software Corp (XCSC), an award winning Software as Service company that was acquired by Progress Software (NASDAQ:PRGS) in 2000.
Previously, Mr. Lo was a strategy consultant at Bain & Company in Boston and China and earlier in his career got his start writing software as a research associate at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory of NASA. Mr. Lo received his BA from Harvard University where he was a Harvard National Scholar. Mr. Lo is board member of several technology companies; he has an active interest in technology-in-education initiatives and is also an avid tri-athlete.
VP Regulatory Affairs
Uzoma Onyeije is Vice President of Regulatory Affairs for M2Z Networks where he is responsible for the formulation and execution of the company’s legal and regulatory strategy in connection with its FCC application for Spectrum.
Before he joined M2Z, Mr. Onyeije worked at the Federal Communications Commission, where he most recently served as the Broadband Legal Advisor to the Chief of the FCC’s Wireless Telecommunications Bureau. In this capacity, Mr. Onyeije developed policies to promote broadband wireless deployment and advised the Bureau Chief, the FCC Chairman, and Commissioners on wide range of spectrum management issues. While at the FCC, Mr. Onyeije also held senior positions within the Wireline Competition Bureau’s Competition Policy Division where he managed review of applications to provide in-region telephone service, as well as other initiatives designed to promote competition in the market for voice service.
Prior to joining the FCC, Mr. Onyeije was an associate at the law firm of Mintz, Levin, Cohn Ferris, Glovsky, and Popeo, where he specialized in wireline, wireless, and satellite policy and transactions. Mr. Onyeije began his legal career as an associate in the telecommunications practice at Wiley, Rein & Fielding. Mr. Onyeije has previously served as an adjunct law professor at George Washington University. He received his J.D. cum laude from Howard University School of Law and his B.S. in Accounting from Oakwood College.
Jeffrey Burgan is the Vice President of Engineering for M2Z Networks with responsibility for engineering and designing the architecture of M2Z’s nationwide broadband IP network.
Immediately prior to joining M2Z, he served as a consultant to various companies in the networking and telecommunication sector assisting them with technology strategy and product planning. Mr. Burgan was previously Senior Director of Backbone Engineering at [email protected] where he was responsible for the architecture and engineering of their nationwide backbone network. Previously, Mr. Burgan worked at Bay Networks where he managed the software engineering group that designed and developed router software deployed by ISPs. Mr. Burgan also worked at the NASA Ames Research Center where he was responsible for the engineering and development of the NASA Science Internet network.
Mr. Burgan is a graduate of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County with a B.S. in Computer Science. Mr. Burgan currently serves on the technical advisory boards of several companies including Cariden Technologies and Aspen Networks. Additionally, he served for three years on the Internet Engineering Steering Group of the IETF.