McLean-based Intelsat names new execs
New CFO, CCO among roles announced
McLean-based Intelsat Corp. has named four new executives.
Anthony “Toby” O’Brien will become the satellite provider’s next chief financial officer, after having served in the role for five years with Raytheon Co., Intelsat said in a news release May 5.
Michael DeMarco will become the company’s new chief commercial officer, after having served as chief services officer. In the new position, DeMarco will be responsible for Intelsat commercial services including product management, sales activities and pricing. DeMarco has worked for Intelsat for more than two decades and previously led its product, engineering and operations teams and was responsible for the company’s digital transformation strategy and delivering its end-to-end service portfolio.
Clay McConnell has been named senior vice president of corporate communications and marketing. McConnell previously spent three decades in communications at Delta Air Lines and Airbus SAS.
Jeff Sare has been hired as president of Intelsat’s commercial aviation division. He previously served as vice president and connectivity solutions business segment leader at Panasonic Avionics.
The hires and promotions come after Intelsat named David Wajsgras as its new CEO in March. The company announced in late February that it had emerged from its financial restructuring process nearly two years after filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.
“As we execute our strategy to create an environment of seamless global connections with transformational technologies, we are committed to reestablishing the market and innovation leadership that has been the hallmark of Intelsat for decades,” Wajsgras said in a statement. “Talented people like Jeff, Mike, Toby and Clay will help the team position our company to deliver on our strategic objectives. They share Intelsat’s dedication to building and leveraging our unified communications network to help our customers stay connected — all the time, everywhere.”
DeMarco, O’Brien and McConnell will be based in McLean, while Sare will be based with Intelsat’s Commercial Aviation team in Chicago. All begin their roles in May.