Robert Fugate leads Cbeyond's financial and accounting operations, business development and investor relations, and is a founder of Cbeyond.
From 1988 until the founding of Cbeyond, Fugate served as chief financial officer for several telecommunications and technology companies. Those companies included Splitrock Services, Inc., a nationwide Internet and data network services provider, and Mobile Telecommunication Technologies Corp. (now SkyTel Communications Corp.), an international provider of wireless data services. While at these companies, Fugate oversaw numerous public securities offerings and other financial transactions.
Fugate was previously an investment banker at Prudential-Bache Securities. He began his career at Mobile Communications Corporation of America.
He received an MBA from Harvard University and a bachelor's degree from the University of Mississippi.