Established in 1989, ANI Networks is committed to providing world class service to over 400 CLEC, ILEC, Cable Providers, Hosted VoIP, Wireless and Switchless Reseller companies. As our industry continues to evolve, ANI Networks’ strategic direction is simply to deliver unsurpassed quality for our customers and their subscribers. Our Direct Peering relationships throughout the world allow ANI to provide our customers a near perfect call completion ratio—which is among the highest in the industry! We provide flexibility, reliability, and a ‘best in class’ customer support team backed by ANI’s patented web portal. ANI’s business plan is built on ensuring our customer’s sustainability in the marketplace, for today and for the future!
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Sam Delug is a prominent businessman in the telecommunications and Internet industry, the principal owner of companies, and a philanthropist who serves on the Executive Board of several organizations including the Jewish National Fund, Council for World Jewry, Hadassah and others.
In 1989, Sam founded ANI Networks, a facilities-based long distance company serving the telecommunications industry. In 1991 he acquired NOS Communications, a retail long-distance phone provider serving small to medium sized businesses throughout the United States. In 1999 he acquired IVenue.com, which creates and hosts web sites throughout the world.
Mr. Delug received a Bachelors Degree in Accounting from the University of Southern California (USC) and a L.L.B. Law Degree from the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) and practiced law before embarking on his telecommunications career.
As Chief Executive Officer of ANI Networks, Gary is responsible for the direction and performance of the company. Over his 25 years in telecommunications, Gary has held executive positions with Verizon (Wiltel), Pacific Gateway Exchange, and was formerly the Managing Partner and founder of United Gateway LLC. He currently serves as Vice President of ACCA, and served as a three-term board member of Comptel, assisting the association with the FCC and US Congress to address the state of communications competition in the United States. He earned his BA from West Virginia University and has been honored as a speaker and guest commentator on the telecom industry around the globe.
Pat’s responsibilities as President include overall responsibility for operations and revenues. He has more than 18 years experience in the technology and telecommunications fields. Pat entered the telecom space as a network engineer for the Frontier Network. In 2000 he led the deployment of Global Crossing's internal IP Telephony network. He later led Global Crossing's wholesale team as Director of Carrier Sales. Most recently Pat Served as VP, Strategic accounts at Impact Telecom, until he joined ANI in 2012. Pat studied Economics at Marist College.
Joe Koppy joined ANI Networks in 1995. As CFO, his responsibilities include all financial and treasury functions, the oversight of all internal departments and negotiating key contractual arrangements. Prior to joining ANI Networks, Joe spent seven years with Price Waterhouse and four years with IDB WorldCom. Joe graduated from Washington State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Accounting and Finance.
Ray joined ANI Networks in 1999. As General Counsel, his responsibilities include overseeing ANI Networks’ Legal Department and its staff attorneys. Ray and his staff handle all of the company’s legal affairs and regulatory matters. Ray is a native of California and is a member of the California State Bar. Ray graduated from Gonzaga University School of Law with a Juris Doctorate degree.
David Shipman joined ANI Networks in 2021 as its Chief Technology Officer. David is responsible for the Technology and Operations of the company. Over his 20+ years in the telecommunications industry, he has held Executive Management level positions at AireSpring and Bluetone Communications, as well as Management level positions at InterMetro, TSI, RingCentral, and Verizon (Formally GTE).
Sr. Director, Wholesale Services
VP Business Development
Director of Legal Compliance
Director of Sales
Director, Vendor Relations
NOC Switch Engineer
Founded in 1993, the Associated Communication Companies of America (ACCA), is comprised of some of the largest and most influential Telecommunication companies in the world. The ACCA is a conduit for its members to share information and resources regarding the latest technology and industry trends. The ACCA is a self-governing, nonprofit telecommunications consortium, including CenturyLink, Inteliquent and Consolidated Communications.