Chris Ancell

Chief Executive Officer

Chris Ancell XO

Chris Ancell is chief executive officer for XO. In this role, he has responsibility for the company's operations, strategy and transformation into a nationwide provider of advanced IP communications, intelligent networking and cloud computing services with a superior customer experience for business, large enterprise and wholesale customers.

Ancell joins XO Communications after a career encompassing nearly 30 years of operational and sales leadership in the communications and technology services industries.  Most recently, he served as senior vice president of sales and sales engineering for CoreSite Realty Corporation.  Prior to CoreSite, Ancell spent 12 years in a variety of leadership roles at both CenturyLink and Qwest, including president of CenturyLink's business markets organization and executive vice president of Qwest's business markets organization.

Ancell has also held management positions at PricewaterhouseCoopers and with Oracle's Telecommunications Consulting Practice. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in economics from the University of Denver.