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Seabras adds industry-leading experts to board roles


Boston, MA USA – June 20, 2019 – Seaborn Networks (‘Seaborn’) , a leading developer-owner-operator of subsea fiber optic cable systems, announced today the addition of Andrew Crouch and Donald Shassian to the board of directors of Seabras Group, LLC (‘Seabras’).

Seabras is the owner of Seabras-1 between New York-S ã o Paulo, with sales of certain fiber pairs, spectrum and lit capacity made to Seabras customers (as IRUs or leases). Seabras is co-owned by Seaborn and Partners Group , a global private markets investment manager with USD 83 billion in assets under management on behalf of its clients. Seaborn provides all Engineering & Operations and SG&A for Seabras.

Andrew Crouch previously served as President & Chief Operating Officer at Zayo Group Holdings (‘Zayo’), responsible for leading all aspects of Zayo’s global business operations. Andrew previously spent 15 years+ with Level 3 Communications, most recently as regional president of Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA). Andrew also held executive positions at British Telecom and Concert, a joint venture between British Telecom and AT&T.

Donald Shassian served as Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer at Outfront Media and previously served as Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer at Frontier Communications. Don also held C-level positions at RSL Communications and Southern New England Telecommunications and was a partner with Arthur Andersen.

“We are very pleased to have these industry leaders as part of the Seabras team, and look forward to their involvement,” said Larry Schwartz, Chairman & CEO of Seaborn.

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. Seabras-1 is the only direct POP to POP system between Brazil and the US, offering the lowest latency route between B3 and the trading exchanges of New Jersey.

Media Contact:
Kate Wilson, Head of Marketing, Media at Seaborn Networks

Posted on 20th June 2019

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