07 May 2018
| Natalie Bannerman
Seaborn Networks has appointed David Zimmer as its new chief sales officer and Jim Olson as its new vice president of corporate development.
In his new role Zimmer will be
responsible for all of Seaborn's direct sales, channel
strategies and inside sales, in addition he is being added to
Seaborn's board of directors.
Zimmer formerly served as senior vice president of the
carrier services business unit for Earthlink (acquired by
Windstream). Before that, he rose through the ranks at Level 3
Communications (now CenturyLink) over a 13-year period, ending
in his serving as vice president of sales for wholesale
With more than 27 years of network services sales
experience, Dave has led large sales organisations with a
primary focus on wholesale markets, including in the US, Latin
America, Asia-Pacific and rest of world. He has a proven track
record of achieving top sales results selling to and through
telecom, wireless, internet and cloud companies.
"We are very pleased to add Dave to the Seaborn executive
team," said Larry Schwartz, chairman and CEO of Seaborn
Networks. "His expertise is an invaluable resource to lead the
continued growth of our Sales organization. Dave brings with
him well established and secure relationships with major
telecom service providers, hyper-scalers and large enterprises.
And he has a stellar track record of leading strong sales
In addition, the company announced the appointment of Jim
Olson to vice president, corporate development. In his new
role, Olson will focus on Seaborn's portfolio of new-build
opportunities, including ARBR, the Argentina to Brazil subsea
cable, SABR, the South Africa – Brazil subsea cable,
and Seabras-1 branches for Virginia Beach, Miami, USVI/BVI,
Fortaleza and Brazil South.
"Jim Olson fills a critical role driving our ever-growing
portfolio of new-build projects that feed into Seabras-1; his
experience in new-build system sales and wholesale carrier
sales provides the ideal background for our corporate
development initiatives. Both of these new appointments are
critical building blocks as Seaborn continues to ramp up its
Sales organisation, " added Schwartz.