Meet the ATL Team

We’re proud of our team and are always looking for more people with industry experience that share our passion.
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Brian Lynott : Chief Executive Officer

Brian Lynott

Chief Executive Officer

As CEO of ATL, Brian incorporates the use and evaluation of technology into his team’s daily discussion of the mission-critical telecom ecosystem.

Favorite Saying: Love what you do and do what you love.

Mark Bilton-Smith : President / COO

Mark Bilton-Smith

President / COO

Mark Bilton-Smith is President and COO of ATL Communications, an innovative and forward-thinking business providing toll-free and local number porting management solutions within the US and Canada. With over 30 years in the telecommunications and data communication arena, Mark has positioned himself as an industry thought leader capable of disrupting technology norms. He considers himself a learning leader and entrepreneur whose passion for integrity, innovation, intellectual growth, excellence, and leadership drives his operational prowess.

Mark excels at managing, developing, and re-aligning businesses to meet their growth potential, having transformed several under-achieving entities and leading ground floor startups to profitability. With focus on cultural ecosystem change, as well as the empowerment and uplift of employees, Mark believes a cohesive team, with industry partners and community, can disrupt technology stagnation and drive an organizations ultimate success. Mark’s sales and marketing leadership was confirmed by the four consecutive years his business remained on Oregon’s top 100 fastest growing private companies. Mark later spearheaded the successful USDA grant and development of a rural tech-forward community business incubator and state of the art enterprise data center, earning him the ‘Excellence in Telecom Partnerships’ Award, inspiring business partnerships and ‘Power of One’ Award, acknowledging his charitable contributions, and illuminating new opportunities to give back to the communities, and people who shaped his progression.

With experience and acumen for strategic business development, Mark is poised to accelerate ATL Communications success and exponential growth, while enjoying his consultative position on the SOMOS Advisory Board.

As a proud Navy Veteran and father of five, Mark and his family have made their home and enjoy their personal pursuits in beautiful Bend, Oregon.

Favorite Saying: Every day is a gift, be aware this “Precious Present

Ali Bijanfar : Chief Technology Officer

Ali Bijanfar

Chief Technology Officer

Ali has over 15+ years of experience in enterprise level software development and software lifecycle management. He received his Computer Science degree in Florida and has worked for large and small companies across the US. As CTO, Ali is passionate about infusing the latest technologies and cost saving automation into ATL Communications.

Favorite Saying: With great power comes great responsibility

Steve Wolf : Chief Financial Officer

Steve Wolf

Chief Financial Officer

From a young age, Steve has had a passion for numbers and business. Upon graduation from the University of Oregon with a degree in Finance, Steve began his career in public accounting. After an internship with a small firm in SE Portland, Steve entered the federal tax department at KPMG in downtown Portland. At KPMG, Steve learned what hard work meant. The myth of the 8 hour workday was quickly debunked. In fact, the work day was closer to 26 hours. It involved a 14 hour workday in the office and the delegation of 12 hours of menial tasks overseas while he slept. Steve loved the grind, but wanted to help grow a company on the industry side.

When the time was right, Steve moved to beautiful Bend, Oregon and combined his love of finance with his love of sports (grow a company and squeeze in some fun along the way). In this case, the sport was golf. Steve accepted the Controller position at Awbrey Glen Golf Club and revolutionized the accounting department. His eagerness and ability to integrate and automate processes allowed for enhanced timeliness and accuracy of financial information. Awbrey experienced unprecedented financial growth under Steve’s expertise and vision. The move to ATL provides Steve with the new challenges and opportunities that he lives for.

Favorite Saying: “You can make excuses or you can make progress. You choose."

Kyle Belcher : Director of LNP

Kyle Belcher

Director of LNP

Born and raised in Bend, Oregon, Kyle enjoys everything the outdoors has to offer including Hunting, Fishing, and anything in the Snow. After many years with ATL Kyle has recently become our resident LNP expert. His work with the carefully selected workgroup has made ATL’s Local Number Porting product a unique, high-value option, resolving many age old pain points.

Favorite Saying: “I think there is a world market for maybe five computers.”
* Thomas Watson, President of IBM, 1943

Alex Eastwood : Automation Manager

Alex Eastwood

Automation Manager

Alex graduated from the University of Washington with degrees in Biology and Psychology, and believes that technology and computer science have their place in every field, at every workplace. He introduction to telecom began two years ago as a local number portability engineer for a small software-centric telecom carrier based out of Seattle, WA.

As a self-taught Python programmer, Alex has a passion for writing code and deploying applications that automate the boring, and remove the need for work that is manual, repetitive, and ultimately just un-fun for everyone. When not working (or when the bots are doing his work for him), he enjoys fishing, wildlife photography, and working on projects around the house.

Favorite Saying: “Simplify, simplify.” – Henry David Thoreau

Sara Cleland : RespOrg Manager

Sara Cleland

RespOrg Manager

Sara expertly manages the RespOrg team here at ATL, maintaining our reputation for excellence in service with passion and integrity. Sara’s many interests include being outdoors and working hard on her days off.

Favorite Saying: Where there is a will, there is a way!

Jon Wolf : Chief Marketing Officer

Jon Wolf

Chief Marketing Officer

Jon Wolf is the Chief Marketing Officer of,, and – progressive and technologically-focused businesses reshaping the Telecommunications landscape by providing innovative and automated solutions for local number porting and toll-free number management. With over 15 years of B2B Marketing experience, Jon’s experience lies in B2B lead generation, growing brand equity, and identifying, developing, and evaluating marketing strategy based on knowledge of establishment objectives, market characteristics, and cost and markup factors.

The passion and prowess portrayed by Jon in his field was derived through unorthodox means. After receiving a bachelor’s degree in Business Management from the University of Oregon, Jon moved to Bangkok, Thailand before diving into his career. While there, Jon took a graphic/web design course at a local, English-speaking training center where, through the love of these subjects emitted by his teacher Carl Heaton, he discovered that Marketing was his true calling. After learning web design and graphic design, Jon walked from business to business describing the benefits of his new-found skills – each day improving his knowledge and developing his skills. From these core fundamentals, a new career path evolved and his desire to continue educating himself in Marketing best practices grew.

Originally from Bellevue, Washington, Jon now resides in the beautiful city of Bend, Oregon with his Australian Shepard Shay. When Jon isn’t working, he enjoys fishing, hiking, paddleboarding, and frequent trips to the dog park.

Favorite Saying: “I don't look to jump over 7-foot bars. I look for 1-foot bars that I can step over.” - Warren Buffett, Chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway