James P. Hynes

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James P. Hynes (born 1948) is the founder of COLT Group, one of the United Kingdom's largest telecommunications businesses.

Career[edit]

Brought up in the Bronx borough of New York and educated at Iona College and Adelphi University,[1] Jim Hynes initially worked at Chase Manhattan as a Vice President after taking up posts at Continental Corporation, Bache & Co. and New York Telephone.[2]

In 1989 Jim Hynes became Group Managing Director at Fidelity Capital where he made a number of significant investments including COLT Telecom Group which he established in 1992.[2] Under his leadership first as CEO and then as Chairman COLT Telecom became one of the largest telecommunications businesses in the United Kingdom.[2]

He also established MetroRED Telecom in South America and KVH Telecom in Japan.[2]

Hynes retired from Fidelity Capital and from COLT Telecom in 1999.[2]

In 2003 he co-Founded another business, Neutral Tandem'Inc.', where he served as CEO until 2006 and where he remains as Chairman.[2]

Family[edit]

He is married to Anne Marie and has twin daughters Alanna and Katherine.[1]

Other interests[edit]

He is Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Iona College.[1]

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