Company

Crosslake Fibre was established to develop, own and operate fiber-optic projects throughout North America and Western Europe.  Our innovative approach to fiber development is challenging the status quo. Using new methods of construction to develop next-generation networks, Crosslake Fibre has built new Internet infrastructure that provides material advantages to customers.  Crosslake Fibre is backed by Tiger Infrastructure Partners.

Executive Management

MIKE CUNNINGHAM
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. 

FERGUS INNES
Chief Commercial Officer

Fergus Innes is Chief Commercial Officer 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.   

BEN COOKE
Senior Vice President, Networks

Ben Cooke is Senior 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. 

Omer Shekhani
Vice President, finance

Omer Shekhani is the Vice President, Finance at Crosslake Fibre and has over 15 years of experience in finance functions, primarily across telecom and oil & gas sectors. Omer has worked for organizations like TekSavvy and Bell Canada, Qatargas (LNG company based in Qatar), Eni (Italian Oil & Gas multinational) and PwC. His experience includes setting up the Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A) function and driving the planning of FTTH deployments, implementation of revenue accounting standards, and leading Controlling functions for joint ventures at Eni. Omer holds a Bachelor of Commerce from Karachi University and is a licenced CPA (CPA Ontario), ACMA (CIMA) and FCA (Institute of Chartered Accountants of Pakistan).