Seaborn Networks

Senior Management

Larry Schwartz

Chairman & Chief Executive Officer

Larry is the Chairman & Chief Executive Officer of Seaborn. He previously served as CEO, board member and one of the owners of the parent company of Global Marine Systems Ltd., one of the world’s largest fleets of cable ships and a leading installer of submarine fiber optic cable systems. Larry led the acquisition of Global Marine from Global Crossing in 2004 as well as the asset acquisition of Red Sky Systems, a developer of subsea network technology. He also previously served as a board member of International Cableship Pte Ltd, a JV with Singapore Telecom that provides subsea cable maintenance in South East Asia.

Before entering the cable ship business, Larry served as a Senior Vice President, Operations of Genuity Inc., a Fortune 1000 and Nasdaq-listed, wholesale carrier with a global network infrastructure, and he also served as Co-Head of Genuity’s Office of Technology & Corporate Development. While there, he led the consolidation of Genuity’s Tier I Global IP Infrastructure with and into Level 3 Communications. Prior to Genuity, Larry was an equity partner with Choate Hall & Stewart, where he specialized in international communications & media transactions. He began his career with White & Case, where he worked on international project finance transactions, large-scale privatizations and M&A.

Larry has also been a co-founder, board member, investor and officer of numerous other telecom, marine engineering and technology companies.


Andy Bax

Chief Operating Officer

Andy previously served as Head of Regional Submarine Networks at Global Marine Systems, a preeminent subsea cable installation company.

Prior to Global Marine, Andy was an early member of Global Crossing’s Network Team, where he brought into service all of Global Crossing’s submarine networks, and he led engineering and implementation of network upgrades and provisioning of customer circuits on the global submarine network. He also led planning, construction, and operation of Global Crossing’s global NOC.

Andy began his submarine telecom career with FLAG (FEA Submarine System), where he was responsible for the successful commissioning and bringing into service of all 15 segments of the Europe to Asia submarine system and for the centralized management of the entire system from the FNOC in Fujairah, UAE.

Most recently, Andy led the project management for a new 1,240 km submarine fiber optic cable system linking Trinidad, Guyana and Suriname.

Andy served in the Royal Air Force where he received a degree in Electronic Engineering and Aerospace Studies, and thereafter entered the telecom industry with NYNEX in the UK


Roger Kuebel

Chief Financial Officer

Roger has previously worked extensively in the wholesale carrier industry with other members of Seaborn’s management team when he was at Global Crossing and Genuity.

Roger has served as Vice President and Treasurer for public telecom and technology companies for the past 11 years. The majority of his 20+ year career has been in the telecom sector, including senior finance positions at Global Crossing, Genuity and GTE. He has led or played a key role in equity and debt IPOs, and has extensive experience in all aspects of financing, both in the bank and capital markets. In addition to expertise in financing, Roger has significant experience in operations analysis, financial planning, tax planning, transfer pricing, insurance, management of receivables and payables, mergers & acquisitions, financial systems and processes, and reporting, both internally and externally.

Roger most recently served as Vice President & Treasurer of Aspen Technology, Inc. (Nasdaq: AZPN). He began his career in manufacturing at a division of General Motors and spent four years after graduate school at the consulting firm of Stern, Stewart & Co. during that firm’s pioneering work on the concept of Economic Value Added.

Roger has an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago, with a specialization in finance, and a B.S. from Penn State, majoring in Operations Management.


Dan Taylor

Executive Vice President

Dan was previously the Chairman and CEO of ManagedOps, a leading data center and IT services company. ManagedOps was one of Microsoft’s largest partners, earning Global Partner of the Year awards four times; and ranked on the Inc. 500 list of America’s fastest-growing private companies for three consecutive years.

In 2000, Dan was named a finalist for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award. He also received the 1999 Entrepreneur of the Year Award from the NH High Technology Council, and was named a NH Leader for the 21st Century by Business NH Magazine.

Appointed by Governor Jeanne Shaheen, Dan served on the New Hampshire Workforce Opportunity Council, the New Hampshire IT Strategic Planning Commission, and the New Hampshire IT Task Force. Dan also assisted Governor John Lynch’s transition team in the development of the state’s IT strategy.

Dan has also been a co-founder, board member, investor and officer of other technology companies, including software, marine research and robotics businesses.


Paul Cannon

Vice President Engineering and Operations

Paul previously served as Vice President of Planning and Design at Huawei Marine Networks where he was based in Tianjin, PR China for 6 years.

Prior to Huawei Marine, Paul led the solution design team at Global Marine Systems in the UK securing their first turnkey system installation project, and later Huawei Marines first repeatered project.

Paul began his submarine telecom career with Global Crossing as a Network Specialist on their Pan European network where he subsequently led the Network Operations team. Paul became responsible for Global Crossing’s Pacific Crossing 1 cable system and later became Global Implementation Manager, merging both the marine and terrestrial project teams as they planned, coordinated and executed in excess of 60 new build and upgrade projects during a period of 12 months.

Paul studied Electrical Engineering and began his career in telecoms with British Telecom plc. before moving to Tele-west UK.