GTT Communications, Inc., cloud networking provider to multinational clients across the world, announced the appointment of company’s Chief Revenue Officer Ernie Ortega as the interim CEO while the Board is already looking a new CEO who could be positioned long-term. The Board of Directors also announced that Don MacNeil has joined the GTT Team and will serve as chief operating officer (COO). Mr. MacNeil will be responsible for managing network operations, service delivery, assurance and vendor management teams of the company. His services also cover the GTT’s product organization.
In June 2019, Mr. Ortega joined GTT as a President of division America, He possess broad industry experience with a good record of delivering revenue growth. Mr. Ortega before joining GTT, held positon of CEO for Towerstream and previously served at senior executive roles for Colt Technology Services, Cogent, and XO Communications.
While Mr. MacNeil before joining the GTT, served at the position of chief executive officer at FiberLight. He served as COO to drive company business of designing, building and optimizing fiber-optic networks.
GTT Founder and Executive Chairman of the Board H. Brian Thompson said, “I am delighted to name Ernie Ortega as interim CEO and Don MacNeil as GTT’s chief operating officer.” He added, both Ernie and Don have “a track record of delivering successful organizational change and operational improvement for national, international and global businesses.”