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Seaborn Networks Adds Industry Veterans to Lead Sales and Corp Dev


David Zimmer is Appointed as Chief Sales Officer; Jim Olson is Appointed as VP Corp Dev

Boston. May 5, 2018 – Seaborn Networks (“Seaborn”), a leading developer-owner-operator of subsea fiber optic cable systems, announced today the appointment of David Zimmer as Seaborn’s Chief Sales Officer. As Seaborn’s new CSO, Dave will be responsible for all of Seaborn’s direct sales, channel strategies and inside sales. Dave is also being added to Seaborn’s board of directors.

Dave 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, Dave 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 has a proven track record of achieving top sales results selling to and through telecom, wireless, internet and cloud companies.

In a related announcement, Jim Olson of Seaborn now serves as Vice President, Corporate Development. In this role, Jim 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.

“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. In addition, 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. Both of these new appointments are critical building blocks as Seaborn continues to ramp up its Sales organization.”

The Seaborn team is attending International Telecoms Week (ITW) 2018, taking place May 6 through May 9 in Chicago. To meet with Seaborn at ITW, please email

About Seaborn Networks
Seaborn Networks is a leading developer-owner-operator of submarine fiber optic cable systems, including Seabras-1 between São Paulo – New York, ARBR between São Paulo – Buenos Aires (RFS H1 2019) and SABR between Brazil – Cape Town, South Africa (RFS H1 2020). Seabras-1 is the only direct POP-to-POP network between São Paulo and New York. For more information, please visit

Media Contact:
Kate Wilson, Seaborn Networks

Posted on 5th May 2018

About Seaborn

Seaborn atends global communications needs in the Americas, providing Transport, Ethernet Private Line and IP services. Unique among independent cable operators, Seaborn fully operates and maintains its subsea and land-based cable infrastructure. POPs, Terrestrial Backhaul and Cable Landing Station of submarine cables are owned by Seaborn. Seaborn’s team has designed, built and operated more submarine cable systems than any other telecommunications team, including more than 75 Cable Landing Stations, 250 global POPs and 250,000 km of submarine fiber optic cables. Visit for more information or follow us on LinkedIn.

Media Contact:
Kai Honda, Manager of Sales Operations and Marketing