Hover Networks Team

Darren Ascone

Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Ascone brings over twelve years of entrepreneurial and management experience to Hover Networks. Mr. Ascone served as Chief Operating Officer of Chek.com (now Synacor), where he managed the company from startup to $3 million in revenues within 3 years. During this period the company grew from 3 to 150+ employees. Mr. Ascone developed the processes to manage the rollout of over 275 customer sites, which enabled the company to become the 4th largest outsourced provider of email in the world. Mr. Ascone was 1999 Upstate New York Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of The Year and 1999 Junior Achievement Entrepreneur of The Year. Prior to Chek.com, Mr. Ascone was one of the first five original employees of EdgeNet, Inc. which was sold to ChoiceOne Communications (CWON).

Sara Quinlan

Chief Operating Officer

Ms. Quinlan brings twenty plus years of process improvement, management, team leadership, and Human Resource experience to the Hover Networks’ Team. Ms. Quinlan spent eleven years with MCI in several sales, marketing, and leadership positions including Field Marketing Specialist, Area Sales Director, and Global Account Manager in the Financial Markets. In this last role Ms. Quinlan traveled the globe and spearheaded the coordination of many successful global partnerships. Ms. Quinlan joined Choice One Communications in 1999 and developed the Alternate Channels program for the CLEC Start-Up. As Top Producing Branch Manager of Choice One’s Buffalo/Erie Branch and subsequent Top Producing Vice President of Sales, Ms. Quinlan and her team developed the “Commitment to Excellence Process” for sales and service excellence, a platform which still stands as a scalable, sustainable foundation for organizational and individual success.

Mike Bagar

Chief Technology Officer

Mr. Bagar began his career in Information Technology in 1999 building computers and went on to become a Systems and Network Engineer for Synchronet.   As a Co-Founder of GBS Communications, Mr. Bagar, well versed in IP PBX technology, installed and supported the largest single site Artisoft PBX solution in the country.  Mr. Bagar moved on to Co-Found Vaspian, the first hosted IP PBX provider in New York State. As the Chief Technology Officer he grew the network to support 8000+ handsets in Western New York. In 2011 Mr. Bagar left Vaspian to join Hover Networks as their Chief Technology Officer bringing his 10 years of VoIP expertise to the table. Mr. Bagar possesses a unique skill for systems integration as well as an unparalleled talent for rapid troubleshooting and problem solving.


Daniel Floyd

Vice President of Sales

Mr. Floyd brings over 15 years of sales and senior management roles to Hover Networks. His career includes a position as the Regional Sales Director at American Fiber Solutions. He spent 2 years as the top Sales Manager and 4 years as the #1 Alternate Channel Manager at Choice One Communications. Mr. Floyd was the recipient of the President’s Circle award 5 of his 6+ years at Choice One. He brings years of expertise in the Hosted PBX platform through his last position as a sales and product specialist at Vaspian LLC.

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