General

Wanna know about the Monster? At GigaMonster, it’s simple, we’re shaping a new environment for Internet services available to multifamily residential communities. Our team strives to deliver an exceptional customer experience, which includes offering speeds up to 1 Gigabit per second to our customers, whether you live in a condominium, townhome, apartment, loft or a student housing community. We’re not your standard Internet provider or ISP – in many cases we will seamlessly connect you directly to your favorite website, like Netflix, without ever going over the ‘open’ Internet. Translated, your movies download faster, your videos stream without buffering and your file transfers happen in microseconds. We do this through established peering relationships with sites like, Netflix, YouTube, Amazon, and in many cases the university you are attending.
As a consumer, your bandwidth needs are changing rapidly. You’re connecting more devices to your network than ever before, and you want these devices to stay connected over a consistently fast and reliable network. GigaMonster, based in the network capital of the world, was formed to satisfy your Monster appetite for bandwidth and excellent customer service.
Today, we are delivering Scary Fast Internet™ in over a dozen markets throughout the U.S. We are currently adding new communities and expanding rapidly. The Monster is growing fast. So if you want your community to have access to the best Internet experience and fastest speeds, click here and we’ll do our best to bring the Monster to you!

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Executive Bios

Bill Dodd, Co-Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

Bill Dodd currently serves as Co-Founder, Chairman and CEO of GigaMonster, one of the nation’s leading fiber-based gigabit Internet providers to residents of multifamily communities. Bill has led GigaMonster’s efforts to build a national fiber network dedicated to providing Gigabit Internet services to its subscribers and bundling these services with DIRECTV. GigaMonster operates in over 20 U.S. markets today and is rapidly expanding.

Bill’s previous role was Chairman, President and CEO of DIRECPATH, which he grew to become one of the nation’s top Internet providers in the multifamily private cable operator industry, and to become one of only three master system operators for DIRECTV. Under Bill’s leadership, DIRECPATH held the highest average market share in the DIRECTV multifamily channel for the past 9 years, which is currently 86% above the channel average.

Prior, Bill served as President and COO of Biltmore Communications, where he led the company’s strategy to launch the nation’s first IPTV offering in a multifamily community. As a pioneer in IPTV, Bill’s efforts led the nation in multifamily IPTV deployments until he sold the company to DIRECPATH in 2007. Before joining Biltmore Communications, Bill co-founded Open Point Networks to address the critical need for regional roaming among high-speed wireless data networks and served as its President and COO until its sale in 2003 to Biltmore Communications. Prior, he co-founded and served as Chairman and CEO of Blue Rock, which he sold to Israeli-based RichFX, which specialized in the development of algorithms for streaming computer generated video.

Bill has served as a director on various corporate and non-profit boards, and currently serves on the Multifamily Broadband Council (MBC). Bill co-founded and served as Chairman of the InfinitEnergy Partnership Board of the Georgia Institute of Technology's new alternative energy research center. Bill received his Bachelor of Engineering, summa cum laude, from The Georgia Institute of Technology and his Masters of Business Administration from Harvard University.




Lindsay Whitehurst, Co-Founder and Chief Marketing Officer

Lindsay has over 11 years of industry experience in the multifamily sector and is the Co-Founder and Chief Marketing Officer for GigaMonster. She directs all marketing, pricing, brand, sales, and relationship strategies for GigaMonster.

Lindsay is recognized throughout the private cable operator channel as the leading expert in building relationships and driving market share in multifamily communities across the nation. She has developed, modified and launched the programs that are used in hundreds of multi dwelling units (MDU) communities today by various multifamily industry channels, including DIRECTV Connected Properties.

Prior, Lindsay served as the VP of Sales and Marketing at DIRECPATH, which under her leadership; DIRECPATH won DIRECTV’s most coveted honor, Highest DIRECTV Penetration, three years running. Her success led to DIRECTV engaging DIRECPATH to market many of DIRECTV’s own MDU communities throughout the U.S., known as DIRECTV Connected Properties.

Lindsay continues to lead an incredible team of professionals who are now working with several DIRECTV dealers nationwide to assist in marketing their own DIRECTV communities, many of which are partnering with GigaMonster to provide a highly competitive double play.

Before joining DIRECPATH, Lindsay held positions with Lagasse-Sweet, specializing in Tradeshow marketing and management. She began her career at HomeBanc Mortgage after earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Marketing from the Georgia Institute of Technology.




Eric Welles, Vice President of Business Development

Eric Welles joined GigaMonster in 2016 to lead its business development efforts to secure multifamily Internet service contracts. In his first year, Eric increased new property contract signings by over 400% and developed a sales lead program from multiple sources, including AT&T. He has also led GigaMonster into three new core markets, Minnesota, Nevada and California, with several more under development.

Prior, Eric was responsible for sales, sales planning, and sales operations at Access Media 3, and led the VC-funded acquisition and integration of ten private cable operators, growing AM3 to over 130,000 RGUs to become the largest private cable operator in the country. In 2003, Eric joined Tunnel Vision Technology (TVTI), a burgeoning custom electronics installation company with a growing bulk DIRECTV and developer contract presence in Chicago. During his tenure at TVTI, Eric doubled their revenue four successive years, and grew TVTI to a national top 20 CI dealer.

Out of college, Eric joined Procter & Gamble in a sales role in their beauty care division. Afterwards, he spent the next twenty years in consumer product management for both large and small companies including, Jacobs Suchard, Del Monte, Diageo, Guinness Bass Import Company, and Lake and PBM Pharmaceuticals. His disciplined structured selling approach, customer focused presentations, and sales funnel development led to demonstrable success selling profitable new distribution to every major retailer in the U.S.

Raised in Pittsford, outside of Rochester, New York, Eric received his bachelor’s degree in Geological Sciences from Bradley University.




Jason Gardiner, Vice President - Network

As GigaMonster’s Vice President of Network, Jason has served as a Network Engineer for more than 25 years, 15 of those years being in a service provider environment. He has managed networks for the Department of the Army, FAA and Coast Guard, as well as designing, installing and operating the Washington Dulles International Airport network.

Jason has worked exclusively in the Internet Service Provider industry since 2000 and obtained his CCIE in Routing and Switching in 2002. For the last 10 years, he has worked for PurDigital, DIRECPATH, and most recently GigaMonster. Within each of these companies Jason was instrumental in designing, building, and running their overall networks.

Outside of work Jason serves as a member of Vestry. He is also the Director and bass player of an instrumental group for the St. Catherine’s Episcopal Church. He holds a degree in Internetworking Technology, summa cum laude, from Strayer University.