Ciaran is EXA’s Chief Operating Officer. He’s responsible for leading Exa’s Network Operations, Engineering, Delivery, Customer Assurance, Vendor and Strategic Program Management teams. Prior to EXA, Ciaran lead GTT’s Optical Engineering and Operational teams, streamlining operational and engineering processes including organizational development, while working on GTT’s technical M&A strategy, Global Network integration, consolidation, and the completion of complex network synergy programs. Ciaran has nearly 20 years’ experience in the Telecoms industry with in-depth knowledge of IP, Ethernet, Submarine & Terrestrial Optical Transmission systems. He spent much of his career at Hibernia Networks, recruiting and training the first operational teams in 2007 while building out their Global footprint. He served in multiple senior leadership roles delivering multiple industry recognized projects.