Andy Perlmutter

President & Chief Executive Officer

Andy Perlmutter is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Affiniti and was named to that position in 2014.

Prior to being appointed to CEO,  Andy served as President and CEO of Better World Books (2009-2013) where he led the company during a period of recognition from INC 500/5000 as one of the fastest growing privately held companies for two consecutive years. The company also received recognition from Internet Retailer as one of the 500 largest E-commerce companies during each year of his tenure, EPA Waste Wise Partner of the Year Award, and the “Best for the World Award” for overall positive environmental and social impact.

Mr. Perlmutter’s career was launched as a successful entrepreneur with his first company being acquired by GE Capital in 1993 and his second taken public on the NYSE and ultimatley sold to another publicly traded company in 2000. 

As Senior Vice President of LexisNexis Risk Solutions (2004-2007) Andy served in senior leadership in the “Big Data” and analytics field leading a team of over 300 professionals.  During his tenure with LexisNexis, Andy oversaw product development, business development and corporate-wide commercial sales initiatives with accountability for over $300 million of annual sales. 

Ira Levy

Chief Operating Officer

Ira Levy is the Chief Operating Officer of Affiniti and was named to that position in 2014.

Mr. Levy led the creation of the One Maryland Inter-County Broadband Network consortium which received a $110 million federal Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP) grant, the second largest nationally.  He led the consortium as Chief Information Officer of Howard County, Maryland (2010). Ira was personally recognized at the White House Champions of Change (2012). Additionally, the One Maryland initiative was named 2012 Best in Category by the National Association of Counties (NACO) and as the 2011 Fiber Network of the Year by the National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors (NATOA).

Subsequently and prior to joining Affiniti, Mr. Levy served as the Chief Executive Officer of Torrential Systems (2013), an IT development company.

Mr. Levy holds a Master’s Degree in Information & Telecommunications Systems and an MBA – both from Johns Hopkins as well as a Master’s Degree in Education from the University of Central Florida.

Monica Albano

Senior Vice President - Human Resources

Monica Albano serves as Affiniti’s Senior Vice President of Human Resources.

Ms. Albano has over 30 years in human resources leadership. Most recently, at Bloomberg L.P., Monica managed human capital aspects of integration of the BNA acquistion (2012).

Ms. Albano served with Reed Elsevier for a decade, progressing to the post of Vice President of Human Resources for REI, Inc., the U.S. Operations. She was the Executive Vice President of HR for Reuters Americas and held senior leadership roles in human resource positions with Continuum Health Partners, Vertrue, R.D. Gatti & Associates and The Stop & Shop Companies.

Ms. Albano holds a Master of Education Degree from Antioch University.

Brian Field

Senior Vice President - Sales

Brian Field is the Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing of Affiniti and was named to that position in 2017.

Prior to joining Affiniti Mr. Field was the General Manager of State and Local Government for Microsoft, before that the General Manager of Education for Microsoft.  Mr. Field has extensive experience in the technology industry with a heavy focus on software and Cloud technologies.  He has spent the previous 21 years at Microsoft working in various roles including: sales management, services management, professional development management, and in many individual contributor positions.  Prior to Microsoft, Mr. Field worked in sales for both Novell and WordPerfect where he heavily focused his time working with distribution and channel partners.

Mr. Field completed his Masters of Science in Higher Education from Drexel in 2012 and he received his MBA from University of Houston Clear Lake in the late 90s.  Earlier in his schooling Mr. Field received his Bachelor of Arts degree, with a major in Psychology from Brigham Young University.

Virginia Bryant

Vice President - Finance

Virginia Bryant is the Vice President of Finance and was promoted to this position in 2017.

Ms. Bryant has been with Affiniti for 11 years, most recently as the Senior Director of Compliance, Tax and Regulatory for the company since its inception.  Ms. Bryant has over 25 years of experience in Taxation with specialization in “indirect” and Multistate Tax and over 10 years of Telecom regulatory experience. 

Prior to joining Affiniti, Ms. Bryant has enjoyed extensive experience in High-Tech and Oil and Gas industries.  She has held management roles with Dupont Photomasks, Inc. and Trillion Partners both of which included significant work in mergers and acquisitions and transaction structure. 

Ms. Bryant earned her B.S from the University of North Texas.