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
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.