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

Mark Bilton-Smith


After serving in the US Navy in 1987 Mark entered the Telecommunications industry. Today, serving as President of ATL Communications, Mark is a Learner, Leader, Coach, Visionary and Mentor to all. He extends his special thanks to those who he has worked for and to those who have worked by his side through his 30+ years in the industry.

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

Christy Belcher : Director of Client Relations

Christy Belcher

Director of Client Relations

Christy started her telecommunications career as the manager of a small local phone company. She later transitioned to working in Toll Free, and has found her passion in supporting clients as they move to an independent platform. Christy’s philosophy is the same in both her professional and personal life; Work hard and laugh often!

Favorite Saying: “Do… or do not. There is no try” - Yoda

Kyle Belcher : LNP Manager

Kyle Belcher

LNP Manager

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

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!

Jim King : Director of ATL Prime Numbers

Jim King

Director of ATL Prime Numbers

Jim started his career of over 20 years in the telecom industry at 1-800-For-Sale, Inc. In 1999, just five years later, he launched Signal One, Inc. which is one of the largest RespOrgs in North America to date. Jim immediately recognized a need for assisting people that had lost numbers in error and started a good works program that has reunited over 5,000 Toll Free numbers to their users. In 2002, Jim started a new program featuring misdial traffic combined with advertising that was an instant success. Several companies have since launched their own versions of this new marketing and it has changed the telecom industry and how carriers and telecom companies manage their networks.

In addition, Mr. King is a charter member of Somos User Group, with experience working on the ROC Committee, leading the Analytics Group, launching the Toll Free Traffic Pumping workshop, and helping design the Toll Free Systems of the future. Jim is an active member of both Incompas and CFSA allowing him to continue his research in the fight against toll free abuse and fraud.

Will Ginsler : Director of Sales

Will Ginsler

Director of Sales

A graduate of Brevard College (NC) and Willamette University School of Law, Will has several years' experience in the telecom industry, providing strategy, infrastructure services, and solution planning for hundreds of customers. When not working, he enjoys writing his food blog “How to Boil Water,” hiking, and other active pursuits.

Favorite saying: “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” – Aristotle