Kymeta Announces S. Douglas Hutcheson as Executive Chairman, Board of Directors, and Walter Z. Berger as President, CFO, and COO
Accomplished technology and telecommunications executives bolster Kymeta Corporation’s senior leadership
REDMOND, Wash.–(May 21, 2019)–Kymeta– communications company that is completing the connectivity fabric for everything, everywhere—announced that S. Douglas Hutcheson is joining the Kymeta Board of Directors and will be named Executive Chairman and Walter Z. Berger has been hired as President, Chief Financial Officer (CFO), and Chief Operating Officer (COO).
Hutcheson serves as Senior Advisor of Technology, Media and Telecom for Searchlight Capital and on several boards, both public and private. Previously, as CEO of Leap Wireless for nearly a decade, he oversaw the company’s operations and managed its eventual sale to AT&T. He brings extensive telecommunications and technology experience, having held several senior leadership positions at Leap after serving as an executive with Qualcomm.
“Kymeta is leading the industry in hybrid communication solutions, and I’m excited to come on board as Executive Chairman,” said Doug Hutcheson, Kymeta Executive Chairman. “The telecommunications industry has made major strides over the last 25 years, and I believe Kymeta is well positioned to deliver on the promise of mobile connectivity around the world.”
Berger most recently served as COO and CFO of Nuvectra, a neuromodulation medical device platform company. Before joining Nuvectra, he served in senior executive positions at AppDynamics, a next-generation application intelligence company, which was acquired by Cisco. He also held senior executive positions at SoftLayer, a cloud computing company, which was acquired by IBM, and Leap Wireless. Additionally, he has held several executive operating, financial, and general leadership roles in various industry verticals and brings extensive experience as a senior business leader ranging from Fortune 500 companies to private equity and venture capital invested companies. He has also served on multiple for-profit and non-profit boards.
“Kymeta is connecting the world with hybrid telecommunications systems,” said Walter Berger, Kymeta President, CFO, COO. “I’m thrilled to be joining this dynamic organization at a time when there is so much opportunity for growth.”
Hutcheson and Berger join Kymeta at a pivotal time for the company. “We couldn’t be happier to bring Doug and Walter on board,” said Rodi Guidero, Director and outgoing Chairman, Kymeta Board of Directors. “They both bring valuable experience and perspective that will launch Kymeta into its next phase of growth.”
Kymeta is unlocking the potential of satellite connectivity, combined with cellular networks, to satisfy the overwhelming demand for global ubiquitous mobile connectivity. The company’s flat-panel satellite antenna, the first of its kind, and Kymeta KĀLO™ connectivity services provide revolutionary mobile connectivity on satellite and hybrid satellite-cellular networks to customers around the world. Backed by U.S. and international patents and licenses, the Kymeta terminal addresses the need for lightweight, slim, and high-throughput communication systems that do not require mechanical components to steer toward a satellite. Kymeta makes connecting easy – for any vehicle, vessel, or fixed platform.
Kymeta is a privately held company based in Redmond, Washington.
For more information, visit kymetacorp.com.
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