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.

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.

Managing Member

Fergus Innes is the Managing Member of United Cable Company, utilizing his decades of expertise in telecommunications leadership, sales management and customer service and support.

Complementary to his work at UCC, Mr. Innes is also the Managing Director of Ireland-France Subsea Cable Limited (“IFSC”) responsible for business development activities on the IFC-1 cable system which is scheduled to come into service during the second quarter of 2019.

In addition, Mr. Innes is also the CEO of ii Group, where he brings over 20 years of leadership and ICT industry experience to the organisation. His vision, through today’s disruptive technology is to re-invigorate the Executive Placement process in the Telecoms & Technology industry creating in the process a world class organisation and reputation for delivery of an exceptional customer experience.

Prior to ii Group, Mr Innes spent 8 years as a VP, EMEA and Executive Management Team member at Hibernia Networks in building and leading the EMEA Carrier, Finance & Media business until the successful exit to GTT for $590m in January 2017.

Prior to joining Hibernia Networks in 2009, Mr Innes worked for Colt, where he spent 8 years in a number of senior management roles. These included four years at Colt Ireland as Sales Director where he oversaw the migration from Colt’s country management operation to a centralised Business Enterprise Unit.

Before Mr. Innes’ employment at Colt, he works in senior positions at Cable & Wireless, Telia Sonera and IT&T Communications.

Mr. Innes holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Information Systems and a Diploma in Business Studies from the University of Hull.