Newly Appointed Advisory Board Members Include Executives from GENBAND and CyrusOne
Cleareon Fiber Networks, a New York City-based provider of dark fiber networks and services, announced that it has created a new Advisory Board, led by industry veterans who will provide strategic recommendations and guidance for the company. The first two appointed members of the Cleareon Advisory Board are David A. Walsh, President, CEO and Chairman of GENBANDTM, and Tesh Durvasula, Chief Commercial Officer of CyrusOne. In addition to its members offering strategic and insightful advice, the Advisory Board was created to foster new business opportunities for Cleareon via strategic introductions to potential partners, customers and vendors.
“Valued for objectivity, point of view and relevant experience, the Cleareon Advisory Board further strengthens our company with the engagement of Mr. Walsh and Mr. Durvasula,”
states Cliff Kane, Co-CEO of Cleareon. “We are extremely fortunate to welcome Mr. Walsh and Mr. Durvasula, both duly recognized for their prominence in the telecom industry and distinguished careers of creating substantial shareholder value as serial entrepreneurs, chief executives and investors. Their combined experience and knowledge will assist us in charting Cleareon’s future, and ensure a prevailing acceptance of Cleareon’s mission to provide a new, transparent and straightforward way of doing business.”
“Advisory boards play key roles in advocacy, objective advisory, mentorship and inspiration,” adds Michael Collado, co-CEO of Cleareon. “We are genuinely honored to have Mr. Walsh and Mr. Durvasula on our board, and are excited about the invaluable contribution that each will make to Cleareon’s overall success.”
David Walsh is President, CEO and Chairman of GENBAND, a leading developer of multimedia networking and software communications solutions. Previously, Mr. Walsh was a Managing Director of One Equity Partners (OEP), specializing in technology, telecom and entertainment. During his 30-year career in telecom and technology, Mr. Walsh has run five global companies as Executive Chairman, CEO or President, three of them public, and held senior positions in three others. He has been the Chairman of the Board of five companies and served on an additional five boards. As a principal, he managed all aspects associated with the purchase, sale or merger of more than 25 companies with a total transaction value in excess of $5B. Mr. Walsh received his B.B.A. from Valdosta State College and an M.P.S. in telecommunications from New York University.
Tesh Durvasula is Chief Commercial Officer of CyrusOne. Mr. Durvasula is responsible for Sales, Marketing, Strategy and M&A, and has extensive operating experience in the areas of data centers, hosting, cloud, fiber optics, and telecommunications. Prior to joining CyrusOne, Tesh was Chief Marketing and Business Officer at QTS, where he successfully helped to create a specialized sales team and organized its product, services and strategy around complex enterprises, colocation, hosting and cloud services. Prior to working for QTS, Mr. Durvasula was Chief Marketing and Business Officer at Telx, a leading national provider of colocation and interconnection services. Tesh joined Telx by way of acquisition, when Telx and Digital Realty Trust acquired the interconnection businesses and data center business, respectively, of NYC-Connect, a New York City based data center and interconnection provider. Prior to that, Mr. Durvasula held various management positions at Abovenet (recently sold to Zayo) and Sprint. Mr. Durvasula has a BA from Syracuse University, where he studied Political Science and Economics.