The new leaders are tapped for finance, commercial, comms/marketing, and commercial aviation functions.
Intelsat has named four seasoned aerospace and tech leaders to key financial and commercial roles.
Anthony (Toby) OBrien will become Intelsats next chief financial officer (CFO). Bringing a wealth of experience to the job, OBrien most recently served as corporate CFO for Raytheon Technologies after a five-year stint as CFO for Raytheon Company before its merger with United Technologies. He led teams for more than three decades at Raytheon, both in corporate and various divisional and business unit finance roles, and was a key player in several strategic initiatives including the Raytheon Technologies merger and integration. OBrien will report directly to Intelsats new CEO, David Wajsgras.
Michael DeMarco, currently Intelsats chief services officer will become the new chief commercial officer (CCO), responsible for all Intelsat commercial services offerings to include product management, sales activities, sales engineering, and pricing. He will continue to report to Wajsgras. DeMarco has been with the company for more than 20 years, previously leading Intelsats product, engineering and operations teams. He was also responsible for the companys digital transformation strategy and the delivery of the companys end-to-end service portfolio.
Clay McConnell has been named the companys senior vice president of Corporate Communications and Marketing. McConnell came to Intelsat after three decades in communications at Delta Air Lines and Airbus SAS, where he most recently served as head of communications for Airbus Americas. McConnell also reports directly to Wajsgras.
Jeff Sare joins the company as the new president of Intelsats Commercial Aviation division. Sare comes to Intelsat from his role as vice president and Connectivity Solutions business segment leader at Panasonic Avionics. He also has held several executive roles in other aerospace and electronics companies, including work for Thales in strategic planning and inflight entertainment and connectivity. Sare will report to DeMarco.
Speaking about the appointment, Wajsgras said: “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. Talented people like Jeff, Mike, Toby, and Clay will help the team position our company to deliver on our strategic objectives. They share Intelsats dedication to building and leveraging our unified communications network to help our customers stay connected all the time, everywhere.”
DeMarco, OBrien, and McConnell will be based in the companys McLean, Virginia office, while Sare will be based with Intelsats Commercial Aviation team in Chicago. All begin their roles this month.