Eric_GFounder, CEO and Global Head of Asset & Capacity Sales

As Founder, CEO and Global Head of Asset & Capacity Sales of United Cable Company (UCC), Eric oversees all aspects of the company’s operations, finances, marketing and sales.  A proven, results-oriented, international telecommunications professional, Eric brings over 20 years of a successful track record in executive leadership across a global landscape. Eric has led sales in worldwide enterprise, media, finance, wholesale and indirect channel customers, yielding over $956 Million in total revenue sold since 2002 across North America, transAtlantic and Europe.

Prior to founding UCC, Eric spent nearly 12 years at Hibernia Networks, developing and leading successful global direct and indirect sales, business development and marketing teams, resulting in over 650+ customer acquisitions. His business expertise aided in Hibernia Networks’ fast development from a single submarine cable with 6 Points of Presence (PoPs) in 2004 to Hibernia’s current, robust, global network, with over 220 PoPs, via the purchase of dark and lit fiber, as well as high-profile builds.

From 2010-2015, during his time at Hibernia, Eric played a key role in the historic transatlantic cable, Hibernia Express, the first transatlantic build in over twelve years. Eric led a hand-selected sales team to pre-sell capacity to customers across a number of industry segments including financial services, web-centric, media and telecom service providers.

Prior to joining Hibernia, Eric was the Executive Director of Global Sales and Channel Management at Tyco Submarine Systems. During his time at Tyco, Eric oversaw a successful direct and indirect sales team, which was responsible for the acquisition of over 70 new customers in a short four-year period on the Tyco Global Network, which was later sold to Tata Communications in 2004.

Prior to Tyco, Eric met his UCC business partner John Sarkis while working together at the MCI financial district branch at 100 Wall Street.  Eric’s achievements include being named MCI’s top sales person for 1998-99 as well as a branch director in the late 1990’s.  Eric was also featured in the company’s commercials and print advertising during the 1996 Summer Olympics.

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COO and Managing member

Joseph Fitzgerald is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Type2Telecom and leads the firm’s mission of delivering exceptional value to clients with fully managed solutions and end-to-end expertise. Mr. Fitzgerald founded the company in April of 2016 with the goal of breaking the everyday mold of telecommunications and leading with innovation at the forefront.

Mr. Fitzgerald brings more than ten years of industry experience, starting as an Integrated Maintenance Systems Engineer for URS Corporation. He was responsible for budgeting, storing, issuing, cataloging, standardizing and procuring functions for equipment. Following that, Mr. Fitzgerald served as the Network Infrastructure Engineer for eBay. After seven years of managing and maintaining their global corporate and site data network, he spent the subsequent two and half years as eBay’s Senior Manager GCS Sourcing & Service Delivery. In his tenue, Mr. Fitzgerald managed and provisioned 5000+ circuits globally, built PayPal’s global site network and managed the development of negotiation strategy.

Mr. Fitzgerald holds a bachelor’s degree in Computer Networking Systems from ITT Technical Institute and served eight years as a member of the US Maine Corps. He was given the Navy Achievement Medal by the US Department of The Navy in September of 2001.

image1Managing Member and Global Head of Colocation and Cloud Development

John Sarkis is currently an Executive Consultant with NTT America (NYSE:NTT) in New York supporting the company’s Cloud and Data Center Services Portfolio.

Up until the End of 2015, John was the General Manager of Colocation and Connectivity at Digital Realty (NYSE:DLR), responsible for overseeing the network and carrier products and services and Colocation solutions the company offers across its global data center portfolio. He was responsible for delivering vertical and client relevant solutions for both Colocation and connectivity services and setting the strategic direction for Digital Realty’s Colocation product offering, including market entry and exit analysis, market pricing and capital investment direction. He joined Digital Realty in 2013.

Prior to joining Digital Realty, John spent nearly 14 years at Deutsche Telekom North America, Inc., where he worked in a variety of roles developing Deutsche Telekom’s global network. In his last position as Head of Global Telehouse Real Estate, he was responsible for 192 locations across 27 countries. He oversaw all aspects of data center and carrier facilities development, retro-fit and management, from site selection to operating procedures. John started his career at MCI Communications in 1995.

John has a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance and a Master of Business Administration degree in Executive Management from St. John’s University.

david_ellisManaging Member, Global Head of Network Development 

David Ellis is the Managing Member and Global Head of Network Development for United Cable Company, utilizing his decades of expertise in network planning, project  development and sales engineering and support.

Prior to joining UCC, David was the Director of Sales Engineering at GTT Networks (NYSE:GTT) in New York supporting multiple sales teams in Ethernet, Internet, Voice and Cloud Connectivity.

Until December 2015, David was the Director or Service and Network Development at Hibernia Networks, responsible for the network backbone expansion, network design and data center growth. Prior to this role he led the Global Sales Engineering Team. He joined Hibernia Networks in 2009.

Prior to joining Hibernia Networks, David was at various network providers including Abovenet, Qwest Communications and OnFiber Networks as a Sales Engineer. David also spent over six years at Ciena Communications in developing, deploying and providing technical expertise on several large networks in Europe and U.S., with a focus on long haul and metro applications.

David started his career at MCI Communications in 1996 after departing the U.S Air Force- Air National Guard with specializations in Satellite/ Microwave Communications and Avionics.  There he met his fellow UCC executives Eric Guthall and John Sarkis working in the MCI financial district branch at 100 Wall Street.

David has a Bachelors of Business Administration degree from AIU.