Ray Montelongo is the founder and president of Montel Technologies, a technology engineering firm specializing in design, build, and management of Smart IT and physical security solutions. He joined the Illinois Fiber Ventures Board in January, 2021. Illinois Fiber Ventures is the for-profit arm of Illinois Fiber Resources Group (iFiber). Ray said, “developers who provide connections to the iFiber network provide more value to tenants by providing access to multiple service providers. The iFiber network grants them access to multiple services providers via a private network that competes directly with Amazon and Microsoft.” On a personal note, Ray serves as head coach for both of his young sons’ t-ball and baseball teams for the Boys and Girls Club. He is a 2020 Member Guest Champion at Forest Hills Country Club.