Springer resigns as CMC CEO after 18 months

05 July 2018 | Natalie Bannerman

Martin Springer has resigned as CEO of CMC Networks after only 18 months in the role, with former AT&T exec Marisa Trisolino named as his successor.

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Martin joined CMC as managing director in 2014 and was appointed as CEO in January 2017. During that time he worked very closely with Carlyle Group that brought a majority stake in the business last year, as well as group chairman, Rakesh Bhasin, who assumed the role in March of this year. For them, Springer helped transition the business, broaden its customer base, better serve its clients and widen its service range across numerous geographies.

"I would like to thank Martin for his hard work and dedication, especially over the last 18 months as CEO. During his time at CMC, the company has seen significant improvements to our networks and customer service and he will remain available to help CMC and Marisa during the transition," said Bhasin. "I now look forward to working with Marisa as we continue to grow and expand the business. Marisa brings deep industry knowledge and a wealth of experience to CMC. I look forward to working closely with in settling into her new role as CEO."

Trisolino will assume the role of CEO as of 16 July and brings with her 21 years of experience across a number of roles including sales, supplier management and strategic planning. Over her long career Marisa has a proven record of improving service quality, increasing sales and managing costs and carrier relationships in the wholesale industry.

Speaking on her new appointment, Trisolino said: "I am delighted to join CMC, a company with a truly entrepreneurial spirit and ability to get things done quickly and to the highest standards, despite operating in some of the toughest geographies in the world. I believe CMC’s products and service model can be of value to a much larger set of clients across more geographies, and I look forward to working with Rakesh, the team, and with our majority shareholder, The Carlyle Group, to further improve our service to customers."

Topics: Martin Springer, Marisa Trisolino, CMC Networks, AT&T, Rakesh Bhasin