The team at NEF is led by knowledgeable and committed professionals focused on serving clients and leading a world-class integrated telecom/cloud/data center advisement organization.

Michael Murphy, President/CEO

As CEO of NEF, Mike Murphy is responsible for corporate strategy and organizational growth at NEF. Murphy is charged with the development of new practice areas along with growing and managing provider relationships and developing strategic partnerships. Murphy also oversees the sales, marketing and business development efforts.

For more than two decades, Murphy has designed and deployed fiber networks. Beyond the technical aspects of network planning, his greatest strength is a wider understanding of how IT elements fit together to address broader business issues. Murphy's experience in strategy and tech advisement spans diverse business profiles from start-ups to global Fortune 100s.

Steve McCarthy, Partner/COO

Steve McCarthy serves as the Chief Operating Officer at NEF and leads day-to-day operations of the organization including human resources, IT and finance. McCarthy has a diverse telecommunications background including experience at small telecom outfits as well as having achieved a top 5 sales region for industry giant MCI.

Mike Spieldenner, Vice President, Consulting

Mike Spieldenner brings over 30 years of experience in the telecom industry to NEF encompassing operations, engineering, sales and business development. Spieldenner’s ability to understand and view problems from various perspectives enables him to devise, assemble and implement creative solutions for clients. A pioneer in large-scale fiber networks and data center installations, Spieldenner designed and deployed infrastructure for  companies such as RCN, Reliance Globalcom, Yipes Enterprise Services, Teligent, Ram Mobile Data and Skytel. 

Spieldenner heads up NEF’s consulting and analysis practice and plays a pivotal role in high capacity optical network design for NEF’s procurement solutions. His telecom expertise and wide range of relationships with providers greatly enhance NEF’s ability to deliver mission critical recommendations and solutions to enterprise clients of all types.

John Pomposello, Vice President, Sales

John Pomposello leads NEF’s sales organization and brings an abundance of industry experience, having spent over two decades in telecommunications in both sales and management roles. Adept at aligning organizational requirements to technology solutions, Pomposello leverages his experience and collaborative approach to design and procure IT infrastructure for companies across a wide range of industries. 

Pomposello’s knowledge includes a blend of dark fiber and lit services as well as emerging sectors such as SDN, SD-WAN, cloud and colocation that will enable clients in a variety of industries to achieve business objectives and gain tremendous value from evolving technologies.