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


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 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 ‘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

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

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

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 : Director of Marketing

Jon Wolf

Director of Marketing

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. When Jon isn't at work, you can usually find him down at the river, or out on the lake, paddleboarding and fishing.

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