DENVER, August 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Global Cloud Xchange (GCX) today announced the appointment of Mark Simpson as President of North America.
Mr. Simpson joins the company with more than 25 years of telecom experience, most recently as CEO of SEACOM Ltd. where he was instrumental in transitioning the company into a profitable organization serving many markets in Africa and international operators. Prior to SEACOM, Mr. Simpson was President and CEO of Pacific Crossing where he completed the sale of the company to NTT Communications and remained in the role during a one-year transition to maintain the company’s strong financial performance post-acquisition.
“Mark brings extensive global sales and operations experience to the GCX team and we are delighted to have him lead our North America operations into its next stage of growth and expansion,” said Bill Barney, CEO, Global Cloud Xchange.
With an extensive international background, Mr. Simpson previously served as Chief Operating Officer of Pacnet and was with the company since its transition from Asia Netcom and earlier Asia Global Crossing. During his interval stints with the company, Mr. Simpson led global sales and country management in addition to having responsibility for product and business development incorporating market development, cable system investment and M&A activities. Under his leadership, the company achieved record sales results and was recognized internationally for its performance and product innovation. Mr. Simpson also initiated the new Unity trans-Pacific cable project and was involved in the acquisition of the Pacific Internet business. Other roles he held at the company since 2001 include CTO, CIO and Head of Customer Service.
Mr. Simpson also served as CEO of C2C Pte. Ltd. where he led the company’s financial and operational rehabilitation, enabling it to re-enter the market as a major supplier of broadband capacity after an absence of almost three years. C2C later merged with Pacnet.
About Global Cloud Xchange
Global Cloud Xchange (GCX) offers a comprehensive portfolio of solutions customized for carriers, enterprises and new media companies. GCX owns the world’s largest private undersea cable system spanning more than 67,000 route kms which, seamlessly integrated with Reliance Communications’ 200,000 route kms of domestic optic fiber backbone, provides a robust Global Service Delivery Platform. With connections to 40 key business markets worldwide spanning Asia, North America, Europe and the Middle East, GCX delivers Managed Services to more than 160 countries and offer extensive VPLS-enabled Ethernet network capabilities globally. GCX is equipped to support businesses through the deployment of next generation Enterprise solutions across its Cloud Delivery Networks.
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