First Avenue Networks, a provider offering wholesale services for other carriers, has named Mike Gallagher as its new president and CEO.
Gallagher replaces Dean Johnson, who remains on the board of directors as vice chairman.
Gallagher previously served as president of Flarion Technologies, a company recently acquired by QUALCOMM. He also has worked for Bay Networks, Nortel Networks and Shasta Networks.
Gallagher has been in the telecommunications, networking and wireless industries for more than 22 years.