Xtera names new executive team

Xtera, a provider of subsea fiber optic solutions, has established a new leadership team following its recent acquisition by H.I.G. Capital, the company said.

To advance the organisation´s internal governance, Dr. Stuart Barnes, Chairman and Chief Strategy Officer announced the following appointments: Douglas Umbers, Chief Executive Officer; Keith Henderson, Founder and Chief Operating Officer; Robert Richardson, Founder and Chief Sales Officer and Jayesh Pankhania, Chief Financial Officer.

The new executive team is supported by Xtera´s highly experienced senior management, including recently appointed Chief Technology Officer, Tony Frisch, and Senior Vice President Turnkey Systems, Joerg Schwartz.

Xtera supplies both un-repeatered and repeatered systems, using its high performance optical amplifiers to deliver traffic directly inland to cities. It creates novel solutions that are suited for each individual customer whether that be provision of a full turnkey system, an open architecture design or supply of a particular product or service.