Horizon has been providing telecommunications services to Southern Ohio for 120 years. Founded in 1895 as the Home Telephone Company, our organization began offering local telephone service and grew to accommodate the ever changing needs of our customers, community, and employees. Today, Horizon delivers voice, video, security, and broadband services to business and residential customers. While we focus on serving our customers with advanced communications and entertainment technology, one thing has remained the same since our inception – our superior customer service and unmatched responsiveness.
Our business expanded from being the first to offer cable television and Internet service in Ross County to providing cutting-edge voice, video and broadband services throughout Ohio and bordering states. Our mission is to provide peace of mind to our customers and their end users by delivering reliable, industry-leading technology for entertainment and communication. We are different than other telecommunications companies because we strive to understand our customers’ needs and concerns when tailoring the perfect, affordable solution for their home or business. Our customers get the convenience of quality service from a local company who is committed to providing positive customer experiences.
Horizon supports many organizations in the community, including the United Way, Tecumseh!, the Chillicothe Paints Baseball Club, Junior Achievement, 4H, Red Cross and more. Through sponsorship, volunteering and donations, we are able to give back to the community that has always supported us.
WE ARE YOUR TRUE FIBER NETWORK PARTNER
Business is Changing
With businesses becoming more and more reliant on data connections, old technologies such as copper cable, isn’t holding up to new standards. More business is done through cloud services, streaming, VoIP and AI than ever before. These evolving applications are making fiber the new standard for reliable connectivity, even for the smallest of enterprise businesses. Horizon’s innovative culture has been preparing for growing data needs for decades. We saw the need to build a fiber network from the ground up while others were simply over-lashing their old network. In some cases this might work, but in many, this is only a temporary solution that won’t allow for scalability. Our network is designed and constructed with scalability in mind.
Scalability and Bandwidth
As a true partner to our customers, we want to see their businesses grow and know that with an old legacy network, data growth may not be probable. Our fiber network has the capability for higher bandwidth so when your business needs more, we can supply it. You’ll experience a greater ease in your workflow with the speed and symmetry our fiber offers.
Speed and Symmetry
We understand that you need to work quickly in order to service your customers and compete with your competition. You need the ability to upload just as fast as you download, have clear communication without dropping calls or freezing video conferences. We offer symmetrical speeds up to 100 GB per second! You will be able to run your business over your cloud applications and streaming devices without fearing constant disconnects and glitchy communication.
CAREERS AT HORIZON
IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN A CAREER WITH HORIZON, CLICK THE LINK BELOW TO VIEW ALL OPEN POSITIONS.
Horizon has a long history in the telecommunications industry. From starting as the Home Telephone Company over 120-years ago to building a multi-state fiber-based network to serve our customers’ current and future needs, Horizon prides itself on history, innovation and advanced technology.
When you join Horizon’s team, you’re not just receiving competitive pay, great benefits and generous vacation time, you’re tapping into our forward-looking commitment to technology and our decades-long tradition of excellence.
At Horizon, we practice servant leadership because our customers matter to us. Each person we interact with is treated as a true partner, and our customers experience our care regularly.
Horizon is seeking team members who are:
Hungry – Driven to learn, motivated by excellence and strives for more
Humble – Confident but not arrogant
Smart – Knowledgeable with great interpersonal skills
If you embody these traits and are interested in joining the Horizon team, please explore the job listings below.Join Our Team
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Meet the team
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
Bill McKell is CEO of Horizon, a regional fiber-optic network provider offering broadband services in southern and eastern Ohio, the Columbus and Indianapolis metropolitan markets and parts of West Virginia, Pennsylvania and Michigan with headquarters in Chillicothe.Bill is the fourth generation of his family to lead the Company. Bill has worked in various capacities since joining Horizon in 1987 and his previous responsibilities included coordinating the acquisition of Horizon’s PCS licenses in 1996 and then leading Horizon PCS, a Sprint PCS affiliate. Bill spearheaded Horizon PCS’ launch of the third CDMA wireless network in the United States. He was instrumental in the growth of Horizon PCS into one of the largest Sprint PCS affiliates, with a network covering approximately 7.2 million POPs in 12 states. Horizon PCS was later merged with iPCS, another Sprint PCS affiliate. Bill was also the driving force behind the establishment of the Great Seal fiber optic-based distance-learning network, which connected all Ross County high schools in 1995 and advanced distance education throughout Ohio. Bill serves on the Board of Directors for the Ohio Telecommunications Association, a board member of the Greater Chillicothe and Ross County Development Partners organization. Bill is completing his ninth year on the Regional Coordinating Council for Ohio University – Chillicothe. Bill is an avid storyteller and writer who serves on the committee that hosts the Southern Ohio Storytelling Festival in Chillicothe Ohio.
CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER
Pete Holland a 30-year veteran in the communications industry, including 19 years as CFO of both public and private companies. Pete is currently the CFO of Horizon, a regional fiber-optic network provider offering broadband services in southern and eastern Ohio, the Columbus and Indianapolis metropolitan markets and parts of West Virginia, Pennsylvania and Michigan with headquarters in Chillicothe, Ohio. Earning his CPA license in 1990, although currently inactive, he began his career with Ernst and Young’s telecommunications consulting division. He later worked in several business development and strategy positions with Nextel and was a founding partner of The Pinnacle Group, a telecommunications consultancy. He has served on various industry boards throughout his career.
CHIEF REVENUE OFFICER
Glenn Lytle joined the team in 2019 as the Chief Revenue Officer where he oversees the development and growth in Horizon’s enterprise space. He has over 20 years of experience in successfully building sales teams and expanding networks in the MidWest with his prior Vice President roles at Segra (formerly Lumos Networks) and Comcast. Glenn has sat on the Board of Directors for several Chamber of Commerce and technology councils.
CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER
Steve Steele was named Horizon’s COO in February 2013. Steve served as President of Horizon’s fiber division from 2014 until 2018 building a distinct fiber focused operating team and overseeing unprecedented network expansion and EBITDA growth. Under Steve’s leadership Horizon has grown to be the premier fiber-based communications provider in the midwest. As COO Steve has responsibility for the company’s network and business operations as well as other strategic and network optimization initiatives. Steve served as Horizon’s Vice President of Sales & Marketing from 2011 to 2013 and as Executive General Manager from 2008 to 2011. Prior to this time, he served as Director of Sales Operations at iPCS from 2005 2008. Steve began his career at Horizon in 1996.
SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT OF OPERATIONS
Brian Riley is a visionary transformation champion who is passionate about technology. In his current capacity as Senior Vice President of Operations at Horizon, he has been able to apply this passion to help drive a rural communications company into a high-growth, private equity backed powerhouse. Prior to joining Horizon, Brian served in multiple senior executive and leadership roles for Frontier Communications and Verizon throughout the United States. He currently resides in the Columbus, Ohio area with his wife Erinn, two daughters and their Irish Setter dog. He and his family enjoy traveling, camping, flying, and playing several sports together!
SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT OF CARRIER & BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT
Joey Holibaugh, a graduate from Wooster College, is a talented and seasoned executive with over 25 years of experience in Telecom. He brings a wealth of expertise with particular strengths in areas such as enterprise, wholesale and carrier sales, market expansion, merger integration, profit and loss reporting (P&L), and both financial strategy and long term budgetary oversight. With an abundance of sales and sales leadership experience, Joey has a strong understanding of how to turn complex strategies into simple actionable plans.
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF HUMAN RESOURCES
Trevor Kendall is an action-oriented Change Agent providing direction and oversight for all strategic HR initiatives. He is a long-standing member of Horizon’s Executive team and is the lead negotiator in labor union matters. In addition to his extensive HR leadership experience, he has held various operational leadership roles during his 20+ years with Horizon. Trevor previously served as President and 5-year Board member of the SHRM-affiliated South Central Ohio Human Resource Council and carries both Professional in Human Resources (PHR) and SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP) credentials. He has also served on various community Boards and committees and is a Certified Trainer of Crucial Conversations. Trevor strives to ensure Horizon is an employer people desire to work for and supports a culture where candor, respect, and strong teamwork co-exist.