Seaborn Networks makes two additions to its senior management team

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.

David Zimmer 200x177In 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 markets.

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 organisations.

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.