Larry Schwartz | Chief Executive Officer
Seaborn Networks | United States

Larry Schwartz, Chief Executive Officer, Seaborn Networks

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.

Appearances:



Conference Day Two @ 13:40

Panel: Financing tomorrow’s cables

  • Financing now vs then: how has it changed and what are the new trends that have emerged?
    • How are today’s financial markets creating an environment to promote subsea investment?
    • Examining the renewed/emerging interest from new financiers – what’s in it for them?
  • (for financiers) What criteria are you evaluating before making an investment decision?
  • How have cable operators/owners improved in structuring their finances in order to achieve project success? What are the areas that can be improved or made easier?
  • Looking ahead: how will tomorrow’s cables be financed?

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