CROSSLAKE FIBRE EXPANDS SENIOR MANAGEMENT TEAM WITH TWO APPOINTMENTS
TORONTO ONTARIO – July 9, 2019 – Crosslake Fibre, an international developer and operator of unique subsea and terrestrial fibre networks, has announced the appointment of Joseph Ciavarella as Chief Financial Officer and Jeff Edward as Vice President, Operations.
“We are extremely pleased to have Joe and Jeff join the management team. These seasoned executives add significant telecommunications, finance, and operational expertise that will help forward our mission to deliver a world-class experience to our customers and create value for our stakeholders,” said Mike Cunningham, CEO of Crosslake Fibre. “Each brings unique experience to our team as they are both well-respected in the industry. We look forward to their contributions going forward.”
Mr. Ciavarella is responsible for all financial, tax, and regulatory reporting at Crosslake Fibre. He will also be responsible for investor relations, FP&A and M&A activity. He is a seasoned veteran in the telecommunications industry and has held senior positions with a number of major operators; more recently he was Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of AboveNet, Inc., and was instrumental in the sale of the company to Zayo Group LLP for $2.2 Billion in July 2012. Mr. Ciavarella received a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Hofstra University, Hempstead, New York, in 1977, and is a Certified Public Accountant.
“It is a pleasure to join the Crosslake Fibre team,” said Mr. Ciavarella, CFO, of Crosslake Fibre. “What they have delivered to date and their plans for future growth were compelling reasons to become part of the company.”
Mr. Edward is responsible for overseeing all areas of operations at Crosslake Fibre including network monitoring and maintenance, construction, planning, customer care and technical support. He brings over 25 years of experience in managing operations in the wireline, wireless and data centre industries. He has held senior positions at Cogeco Data Services (Cogeco Peer1), TeraGo Networks, American Express, Group Telecom, Telesystem International Wireless and most recently at Pathway Communications. Mr. Edward holds a Bachelor of Environmental Studies, with a focus on Environmental Business Management from the University of Waterloo.
“I am excited to join Crosslake Fibre at a critical stage in it’s evolution and I look forward to be a driving force in delivering a world-class operational platform.” said Jeff Edward, VP, Network Operations at Crosslake Fibre.
About Crosslake Fibre
Crosslake Fibre was established to develop fibre-optic projects throughout North America and Europe. Crosslake’s innovative approach to developing next-generation networks will bring new backbone routes to telecommunications carriers and web-centric customers, and rural communities. Crosslake Fibre is backed by Tiger Infrastructure Partners, a New York-based private equity firm. For additional information, visit www.crosslakefibre.ca.
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