Mr. Swenson got his start in the telephone business with Mountain States Telephone and Telegraph Co., more commonly known as ‘Mountain Bell’, in 1980. In 1982 when AT&T was broken up, he went on to AT&T American Bell and then on to Manville Corp. as director of telecommunications. In 1985, he joined a small company that he eventually bought and built into National Network Corp. NNC became the largest pure wholesale network operator providing services to both resellers and other larger operators throughout the U.S. and Canada. Since then he has held senior positions with Global Crossing, Internet Commerce & Communications, ACN, and DCA Services. As a recognized leader and innovator in the telecommunications industry, he has also been involved on the Board of Directors or as an investor with a number of communications and technology companies.