Chief Executive Officer
Mike Cunningham is the founder and CEO of Crosslake Fibre and has over 16 years experience in the telecommunications and investment industries. Mr. Cunningham is also on the board of Quintillion Subsea, a 1700 mile subsea and terrestrial cable system serving the north coast of Alaska. Previously, he was CEO Arctic Fibre, the predecessor company to Quintillion. Mr. Cunningham began his career in the investment industry, most recently as a Research Analyst covering small cap equities at Northern Rivers Capital Management. He holds a BA, Honors from the University of Western Ontario, a Master of Finance degree from Queen’s University, and holds the Canadian Investment Manager’s designation from the Canadian Securities Institute.
Senior Vice President
Fergus Innes is Senior Vice President of Crosslake Fibre. Prior to Crosslake, Mr Innes spent 8 years as Regional Vice President, EMEA and Executive Management Team member at Hibernia Networks where he built and lead the EMEA Carrier, Finance & Media business until the successful exit to GTT for $590m in January 2017. Prior to joining Hibernia Networks in 2009, Mr Innes worked for Colt, where he spent 8 years in a number of senior management roles. These included four years at Colt Ireland as Sales Director where he oversaw the migration from Colt’s country management operation to a centralised Business Enterprise Unit. Before Colt, he held senior positions at Cable & Wireless, Telia Sonera and IT&T Communications. Mr. Innes holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Information Systems and a Diploma in Business Studies from the University of Hull.
Chief Financial Officer
Joseph Ciavarella was named Chief Financial Officer of Crosslake Fibre in June 2019. Most recently, he had been providing senior financial consulting services to corporations and acting as chief financial officer to companies since 2013 in telecom, telecom construction, cloud computing, health care and biotech. Mr. Ciavarella served, from 2007-2012, originally as a consulting CFO and from March 2008, as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of AboveNet, Inc., which was sold to Zayo Group in 2012. Mr. Ciavarella served as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Langer, Inc., a provider of custom orthotic devices and skin care products, from 2004 to 2006, and from 2002 to 2004, Mr. Ciavarella was the Chief Financial Officer of New York Medical, Inc., a medical practice management company. Previously, he was Senior Vice President – Finance of Aviation Capital Group, an independent aircraft leasing and finance company, and from 1994 to 1998, he was Chief Financial Officer of the alternative investment division of PaineWebber, Inc. He began his career at Touche Ross & Co. (now Deloitte, LLP) in 1977. Mr. Ciavarella received a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Hofstra University, Hempstead, New York, in 1977, and is a Certified Public Accountant.
Vice President, Networks
Ben Cooke is Vice President, Networks of Crosslake Fibre and brings a wealth of experience managing globally diverse engineering and operations teams in telecoms, high frequency financial trading and fintech industries. Formerly CTO at Perseus and IT Director & Network Architect at Geneva Trading he has been building low latency fibre & microwave global network infrastructure for over 20 years. Responsible for overseeing all areas of engineering and operations at Crosslake Fibre including network planning, construction, monitoring and maintenance, service delivery, customer care and technical support. He holds a M.Eng in Naval Architecture from Southampton University and Assoc member of RINA.