Neutral Path Team
Scott Bergs, Co-Founder/CEO
Scott Bergs calls on his 20+ years of experience in executive management, operations, sales and marketing, customer support, legal and regulatory support, fundraising and M&A strategy and execution to set and help fulfill Neutral Path’s vision and key objectives. Together with the talented Neutral Path team, Scott spends each day ensuring that Neutral Path meets and exceeds the ever increasing demand for bandwidth by furnishing service providers, content networks and other network operators with the highest quality, functionally efficient and cost effective fiber facilities available.
Prior to joining Neutral Path, Scott served in executive positions for Revol Wireless, Alltel, Midwest Wireless, PriceCellular-CellularOne, and MobileComm Bellsouth Company. He also worked to improve other technology and communications company’s performance as a technology attorney and as an operations and strategy consultant with Key City Ventures.
Scott holds a B.A. Degree in Management from Minnesota State University and a J. D. Magna Cum Laude from Hamline University.
Jay Hanke, Co-Founder/CTO
Jay handles Network Development and Engineering for the Neutral Path dark fiber network. Many times Jay is the initial contact with customers and partners.
Previously Jay, founded the MICE and OmahaIX Internet Exchange Points. Until 2014, Jay was CEO of Mankato Networks a consulting firm specializing in 3G/4G wireless and IP consulting. Prior to Mankato Networks, Jay worked in the Data Engineering groups at Alltel and Midwest Wireless.
Jay holds a BS in Computer Information Science from Minnesota State University, Mankato and a CCIE from Cisco Systems.
Kayla Olsen, Senior Manager of Finance & Operations
Kayla oversees the company’s financial and general business operations, as well as manages the administrative office personnel. She directs Neutral Path’s marketing activities and engages in project management for strategic projects and customer order processing. With an eye for efficiency plus exemplary organizational skills, she is an integral part of the Neutral Path team.
Kayla earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Sports Management and a Minor in Marketing from Minnesota State University, Mankato.
Tony Frentz, Co-Founder/CSO
Tony is involved with the strategic direction of Neutral Path Communications in relation to its network development, operations, and relationships with our customers which includes business development, marketing, and sales. Tony also handles the construction management of main line builds.
Tony has over 20 years of experience as an entrepreneur and executive successfully developing, operating and expanding businesses. He has extensive experience creating, negotiating, and managing complex projects in the telecommunications, construction, and commercial real estate industries. This experience includes developing, managing, and owning a multi-unit retail food service business, award winning commercial properties, and multi-unit residential housing properties.
Tony earned a B.A. in Communications from St. Cloud State University.
Christopher J. Jensen, Director
of Corporate Development
Christopher J. Jensen, is the Managing Partner of Anderson Pacific Corporation (APC), a Chicago based private investment firm.
Christopher is an operator; investor and entrepreneur focused primarily on telecommunications infrastructure and software related ventures. He has operated or co-founded numerous successful ventures including a regional fiber optic network acquired by Zayo Group in 2013, a 700MHz spectrum holding company acquired by T-Mobile in 2014 and a retail data center company acquired by Lightower in 2015. He is also active in the Midwest technology start-up scene as an advisor and angel investor in local VC funds and directly into companies. He is on the Board of Directors of Hyde Park Angels and is directly or indirectly invested in numerous local start-ups as an angel investor.
Additionally, Jensen is a co-founder and Board Member of Cypress Cellular, LP, Digital Capital Partners, LLC, Near North Partners, LLC, Cityfront Partners, LLC, Hancock Ventures, LLC, FBL Group, LLC and Director of Corporate Development for Neutral Path Communications, LLC. Christopher is also an active member in the Illinois Venture Capital Association.