Developer-owner-operator of subsea fiber optic cable systems, Seaborn Networks, has announced the appointment of David Zimmer as its Chief Sales Officer (CSO). David (‘Dave’) Zimmer will be responsible for all of Seaborn’s direct sales, channel strategies and inside sales. He is also being added to Seaborn’s board of directors.
“We are very pleased to add Dave to the Seaborn executive team,” said Larry Schwartz, Chairman & CEO of Seaborn. “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 organizations.”
David Zimmer most recently served as Senior Vice President – 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, culminating in his serving as Vice President of Sales – Wholesale Markets.
During his more than 27 years of network services sales experience, Mr. Zimmer has led large sales organizations with a primary focus on wholesale markets, including in the US, Latin America, Asia-Pac and rest of world. He would have a proven track record of achieving top sales results selling to and through telecom, wireless, Internet and cloud companies.
New VP Corporate Development
In a related announcement, Jim Olson of Seaborn now serves as Vice President, Corporate Development. In this role, Mr. Olson will focus on Seaborn’s portfolio of new-build opportunities, including ARBR (Argentina to Brazil; RFS H1 2019), SABR (South Africa – Brazil; RFS H1 2020), 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,” added Mr. Schwartz. “Both of these new appointments are critical building blocks as Seaborn continues to ramp up its Sales organization.”