Seaborn Networks (“Seaborn”), a leading developer-owner-operator of submarine fiber optic cable systems, recently announced that it has appointed Steve Orlando as its new Chief Executive Officer. Effective October 1, this strategic addition to the Seaborn executive leadership empowers the company’s ongoing dedication to innovation, leading expertise, world-class services and customer support.

“I’m thrilled to join the team at Seaborn as they deliver their signature technology-driven, client-first approach and best-in-class solutions,” comments Orlando. “I look forward to working alongside these industry leaders and collectively developing our world-class skills and transformational services.”

Orlando is a telecommunications industry veteran that leverages 27 years of experience throughout various senior leadership positions. Having served at companies such as CenturyLink, Level 3, Global Crossing and Verizon Business, Orlando joins Seaborn from Zayo Group. Here, he held the title of Senior Vice President of Fiber and Network Solutions, leading product, operations and network development to support both direct and indirect sales across 18 states in the Central Region. He is a proven leader bringing extensive cross-functional experience to the Seaborn team and will support the company as it continues its long-term growth and empowers global connectivity.

“Seaborn is helping to transform global communications, and this appointment is sure to create a new era of success for the company and its customers,” comments Pete Hayes, Chairman of the Board at Seabras Group. “Steve brings a strong history of leadership and telecommunications experience, and he’s thoroughly equipped to lead Seaborn as it looks to address evolving global communications requirements.”

Delivering connectivity solutions with the stability of diversified subsea and terrestrial routes, Seaborn offers fault-resilient network architectures, enhanced security and improved quality of service to customers. This industry-leading service is further underscored by the company’s operation of the Seabras-1 subsea cable system, which connects Brazil to the U.S. with low latency and high levels of reliability across multiple points of presence in São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro and the New York City metropolitan area. Combined with IP and Ethernet offerings, these leading services provide a solution-driven approach and ensure Seaborn is exceeding the service expectations of its customers.

“Meeting the connectivity needs of customers is more important today than it has ever been, and as such, these strategic decisions are key for Seaborn’s role as a vital enabler,” comments Todd Bright, Partner and Head of Private Infrastructure Americas at global private markets investment manager Partners Group, which owns Seaborn on behalf of its clients.  “I welcome Steve to the Seaborn team and look forward to the strategic insight, leadership and results he brings, not only to the company, but also its customers and the communications industry at large.”

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