Leadership Team

CHAIRMAN - Richard Marshall

His broad experience with information and cybersecurity strategies for the Department of Defense, cyber legislation and influencing national cyber policy initiatives for 20 plus years lends credence to being a nationally and internationally recognized thought leader on cybersecurity and information related policy, legal and technical issues.

CEO – Greg Varisco

A senior management executive and has provided professional services to the telecom and oil & gas industries for more than 30 years on advanced subsea and fiber optic networks design, development and implementation. He has led the development of several international business initiatives in various companies (start–ups, turnarounds, public, private and Fortune 100 organizations), most recently as the CEO of a new transatlantic network.

CTO - John Mariano

Mr. Mariano has over 40 years’ experience in the telecommunications industry, specializing in planning, deployment and operation of undersea fiber systems. He has been involved in undersea projects around the globe, including major commercial transoceanic networks and environmental sensor network.

CFO - Sammy Thomas

As a senior executive with a distinguished career in the profitable management of multi-million dollar telecommunication and software business with a consistent track record of success increasing revenues and improving bottom line performance. Formerly, he has held senior positions with Telcordia Technologies and NYNEX.

Chief Business Development Officer - Sheridan (Dan) Liongson

Mr. Liongson has over 30 years of telecom industry experience, with the last two decades in the subsea telecommunications industry. Having held senior level positions in the Middle East region and other Fortune 500 organizations, his key involvement has been in the project and strategy development, planning, project management, implementation and operations.

Chief Commercial Officer - Bill Marra

Mr. Marra’s career spans more than two decades with a history of creating successful, multimillion-dollar businesses in diverse industries. He has a proven track record of transforming innovative business concepts into reality. Recently serving as Executive Vice President of Sales for Emerald Networks, creating partnerships with leading firms in the telecommunications and technology sectors including Microsoft, Facebook, AT&T, Century-Link, and Fortune 50 cloud and content providers, which led to the completion of the cable build. Prior to this, he served as CEO of WPM Consulting, Founder/ Managing Partner at Globespan Telecommunications, Sales Director at Qwest and MCI Telecommunications.