Meet Our Leadership Team

Meet Allied’s leadership team – comprised of technical innovators and industry experts who combine a problem-solving engineering mindset with strategic operational experience. Guided by Allied’s Core Values, they are committed to cultivating Allied’s client-focused culture as the company continues to grow and expand into new markets.

Ken Williams

Founder and Chief Executive Officer

Ken is responsible for the overall strategic, technical, operational and financial success of Allied. His primary responsibilities involve strategic planning, enhancing internal and customer-facing technology systems and networks, and ensuring that the operational and financial resources are running efficiently and effectively. His vision led Allied to be the first Internet Service Provider in the DC region to deploy cutting-edge technology that delivers fiber-optic quality broadband Ethernet LAN services over existing copper wires. Under Ken’s leadership, Allied expanded its services to include next-generation DWDM fiber-optic broadband services and business-class hosted VOIP telephone service. Ken completed his studies in Electrical and Computer Engineering at Drexel University in 1983.

Ron Pyles

Chief Operating Officer

Ron is responsible for guiding Allied through its ongoing rapid growth in the market. He is accountable for ensuring that the company maintains its best-in-class levels of network reliability, timely flawless service delivery, product quality, and customer satisfaction as Allied continues to expand the markets it addresses and enhances the portfolio of products, services and solutions it offers. Earlier in his career Ron spent twenty years at AT&T serving in a variety of assignments across the business, including executive roles in business process re-engineering and regional sales and operational management. For the past fifteen years he has led multiple businesses in the telecom sector through periods of dramatic revenue growth. In these efforts he has held titles of CEO, President, and Consultant. Ron has degrees from Baldwin-Wallace College and The Ohio State University.

Walter Ames

Chief Security Officer

Walter is responsible for the overall success of Allied’s engineering initiatives. He ensures that Allied’s core infrastructure and engineered products are developed, implemented and maintained with excellence. Walter has been in the network and telecommunications industry for over 20 years. He spent six years in the U.S. Army working in the Cryptologic/Cryptographic communications division. While serving at the Pentagon, he was responsible for integrating cryptographic technologies with emerging TCP/IP based networks. In the private sector, Walter worked for High-Tech International, designing and implementing the data networking security model to support grants management, which passed, without exception, the annual SAS-70 audit. Walter holds a BS/EE with a minor in Computer Science, as well as certificates in applied cryptography, security and other data networking disciplines.

Trey Webb

Chief Information Officer

Trey is responsible for product development and engineering, as well as data analytics and business process improvement. Trey joined Allied in 2012 and has held a number of roles, including Manager of Network Operations and Director of Engineering. During his time at Allied, Trey has successfully performed a number of roles, including special assignments to address mission critical issues company-wide. He has 20 years of technical and management experience across a variety of high-tech industries including telecom service providers, network equipment manufacturers, software development companies, technical consulting firms and systems integrators. Trey is a Juniper Network Certified Associate and holds a MEF Carrier Ethernet Certification.

Robyn Smith, Senior Vice President, Operations

Robyn Smith

Senior Vice President, Operations

Robyn is responsible for overseeing Allied’s delivery and network planning, as well as the Network Operations Center. Before joining Allied, Robyn was the Vice President of Service Delivery at Fusion, a publicly-traded nationwide telecom service provider. She has over 30 years of telecommunications experience in Service Operations and Customer Support. Prior to Fusion, Robyn was Director of Customer Operations for broadband and business VoIP provider Covad Communications, where she was responsible for Eastern U.S. VoIP Provisioning and Support. Prior to Covad, Robyn was Vice President of Service Delivery responsible for all Customer Support Operations for DSL.Net, a national business broadband service provider. Her previous role at DSL.net was as Vice President of Operations with responsibility for day to day Service Operations, including Ordering, Provisioning, Customer Support and Carrier relations. Robyn’s career in telecommunications began with Cable & Wireless where she spent over 15 years in roles of increasing responsibility, including voice and data Ordering, Provisioning, Sales support, Service Management and Service Delivery. While with Cable & Wireless, Robyn was the recipient of the Chairman’s Award for Outstanding Achievement.

Our Core Values

Allied's core values

Rooted in the vision of our founder, Allied’s Core Values are the foundation for how we choose to approach business.

  • Stewardship: Taking ownership for your area of responsibility, for the good of the company, our clients, our employees and our communities.
  • Integrity: Doing the right thing and ensuring that your words and actions match.
  • Excellence: Being the best by delivering the best. Serving our internal and external clients in ways that exceed their expectations.
  • CaNI: Using our creativity to create a cycle of Constant and Never-ending Improvement.
  • Empowerment: Believing that people have the innate ability to succeed, and giving them the tools and autonomy to do their jobs. Understanding that falling down is part of growing up.