Bruno Fromont is Intelsat’s Chief Technology Officer, leading spectrum strategy, asset planning, product development and innovation. Given his deep technical expertise and strategic vision, Bruno is uniquely qualified for this leadership role. As CTO, Bruno engages in technology initiatives across the company in support of our businesses and next generation infrastructure.
Mr. Fromont joined Intelsat in 2000 as Program Manager of Ground Systems Engineering. Since then he has held positions of increasing responsibility. Those positions include Vice President of Corporate Strategy, in which he was responsible for overseeing Intelsat’s strategy and innovation – most notably the business development of the Intelsat Epic program.
Prior to joining Intelsat, Mr. Fromont held senior management positions with Aerospatiale and Alcatel Space. He started his career as a researcher in artificial intelligence at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).
Mr. Fromont earned a Master of Science degree in computer science from Supelec Paris, an MSEE from Institut Polytechnique in Grenoble, France, and an Executive Certificate from MIT Sloan School of Management.
Jon Cobin is Intelsat’s Chief Strategy Officer and a member of the Intelsat Management Committee. He is responsible for leading Intelsat’s corporate strategy and business development efforts as Intelsat endeavors to provide the world with ubiquitous connectivity, powered by continuous innovation.
Jon joined Intelsat by way of its acquisition of Gogo Commercial Aviation in 2020. He served as Gogo’s Executive Vice President, Corporate Development and Chief Strategy Officer, having held various leadership positions after joining Gogo in 2010, including Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer.
Prior to joining Gogo, Jon served as the head of strategy at Centennial Communications and held positions of increasing responsibility as a strategy consultant at Dean & Company and in investment banking at J.P. Morgan.
He received his master’s degree in Business Administration from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business and a BA, Magna Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa, from Dartmouth College.
Jim focuses on investments in the Cyber Security, Media and Mobile sectors. He is currently a director of CPG, Deep Edge, Driven, High Band Holdings, LB Spectrum, Local Media, NextNav, Omnispace, SoundHouse, and Vivacity Networks.
Jim previously held board seats with AB Spectrum (wireless assets sold to T-Mobile), Altamira (acquired by ClearSky), Baja Broadband (acquired by TDS), ExteNet Systems (acquired by Digital Bridge and Stonepeak), Presidio (acquired by American Securities), Nuvox Communications (acquired by Windstream), TVCC (acquired by Light Squared), CCTV (acquired by Light Squared), Mobile Satellite Ventures, XM Satellite Radio, ICG Communications (acquired by Level 3 Communications), Taqua (acquired by Tekelec), The Tennis Channel (acquired by Sinclair Broadcasting), WCS Wireless (acquired by NextWave Wireless), WNP Communications (acquired by XO Communications), and Zayo (NYSE: ZAYO), and has worked closely with a number of former Columbia portfolio companies including Digital Television Services (acquired by Pegasus Communications) and NeoWorld (acquired by Nextel).
Jim received his B.A. from Stanford University.
Ed Horowitz is a veteran of the media, telecommunications and financial services industries with decades of experience leading start-ups, multinational media conglomerates, nonprofits and governmental organizations.
Ed is Chairman of EdsLink LLC, a New York City-based venture firm focused on financial services, technology, media and telecommunications. He launched his career at TelePrompTer, and has since held senior management and executive roles at Time Warner (now Warner Bros. Discovery), Viacom (now ViacomCBS), Citigroup and SES Americom.
In 2015, Ed was appointed by the U.S. Secretary of Commerce to the Board of the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet.gov) and served as Chairman of the Board, completing his board term October 2021. He also is on the Board of Directors of Qumu (Nasdaq) (provider of enterprise live and on demand video), and a Board Commissioner to LinkNet Tbk PT (LINK:IJ) (largest fixed broadband and cable TV operator in Indonesia).
Ed is a Trustee of the New York Hall of Science. He has been inducted into the Space and Satellite Hall of Fame; and awarded many prestigious industry awards for innovation and technology.
Ed earned his M.B.A from Columbia University and a B.S. in Physics at City College of New York.
Monish focuses on Mobile investments, including investments in satellite communications, wireless services, wireless infrastructure, spectrum, and critical infrastructure. He is currently a member of the Board of Directors of Hellen Systems, Three-forty five holdings, High Band Holdings, LB Spectrum, Omnispace, and Siden and was previously involved with or on the board of AB Spectrum (wireless assets sold to T-Mobile), Horizon, Local Media, MSV, NextNav (NYSE: NN), Progeny, TerreStar and TVCC. Prior to joining Columbia Capital, Monish was Senior VP of Corporate Development for Mobile Satellite Ventures (now Ligado) where he was responsible for leading both the company’s spectrum coordination initiatives and strategic partnerships. Prior to Mobile Satellite Ventures, Monish held positions in private equity with Madison Dearborn and as an executive with broadband, wireless, and satellite service providers.
Monish holds a BS degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania and a B.S. degree from the Wharton School.
Serge Martin is Executive Vice President of Telcom Ventures LLC which is based in Miami, Florida. The company specializes in wireless communications technologies, and identifies, develops and pursues selected business opportunities in both the domestic and international wireless communications industries, including cellular, broadcast and Internet-related projects, satellite and wireless systems and emerging technologies. Telcom Ventures and its affiliates have also been involved as originators, founding investors or development catalysts for numerous wireless, broadcast and other technologies throughout the world.
Serge formerly was a partner with Squire Sanders & Dempsey LLP where he provided corporate, finance and transactional counseling, particularly to clients in the communications, energy, technology and transportation industries. Serge also formerly served as general counsel to Ryder Truck Rental, Inc. He currently serves of the boards of directors of a number of technology and communications companies, as well as of The Florida Venture Forum. Serge’s education background includes a J.D. from George Washington University Law School with honors, Mus.B. from the Berklee College of Music with honors, and completion of The Wharton School’s Executive Program in Finance.
Gary Parsons, the Chairman of NextNav, Inc (NASDAQ: NN), spent over 45 years in the telecom industry and is noted for the founding or early stage development of a number of innovative telecom companies, including XM Satellite Radio, SkyTerra, TerreStar Networks, Telecom*USA and MCImetro. He served as the founding CEO and then Executive Chairman of XM Satellite Radio from 1997 through its merger with Sirius in July 2008, and continued as Chairman of the combined Sirius XM Radio until 2010.
Gary was a pioneer in the deployment of fiber optic networks in the 80s and 90s and hybrid satellite-terrestrial technologies (such as XM Radio, SkyTerra and TerraStar) during the 2000s. In addition to NextNav, Mr Parsons also serves on the Board of Directors of Omnispace LLC, Siden Inc, Devas Multimedia Pvt Ltd, and is Executive Chairman of Torad Engineering, LLC.
He holds a Bachelors in Electrical and Computer Science from Clemson University, a Masters in Business Administration from the University of South Carolina, and is Co-Chairman of the National Alliance to End Homelessness. Mr. Parsons was inducted into the US Space Foundation’s Space Technology Hall of Fame in 2002.
Dr. Rajendra Singh is the Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, and together with his family, the principal owner of Telcom Ventures, LLC, a private investment firm based in Miami, Florida specializing in new wireless communications systems and technologies. Under Dr. Singh’s direction, Telcom Ventures and its affiliates have launched numerous wireless and other telecommunication systems throughout the world.
Raj and his wife, Neera Singh, were instrumental in founding or starting Appex, Inc. (a billing services firm which was sold to EDS system in 1990), Portatel (a cellular operator in Mexico), BPL (a cellular operator in India), Wireless Ventures of Brazil, Avantel (a specialized mobile radio operator in Brazil and Colombia), Infonet (a GSM operator in Venezuela), Teligent (a competitive local exchange carrier), LCC International (a consulting services company), and Mobile Satellite Ventures (a communication services provider in North America). Raj continues to play a leading role in the development and deployment of emerging wireless technologies.
Dr. Singh received his Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Southern Methodist University, his M.S. from the University of Maine and his B.S. from the Indian Institute of Technology. In 2012, he received the Ellis Island Medal of Honor, and was also inducted into the Wireless Hall of Fame.
Raj is board emeritus of John Hopkins University, and currently serves on the board of overseers of the University of Pennsylvania School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, and the board of directors for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
Ram Viswanathan brings decades of experience forging new frontiers in the telecommunications and satellite industries to Omnispace. As President and CEO, Ram sets the strategic direction for the development and delivery of the world’s first satellite and 5G-based ‘one global network.’
Previously, as CEO of Devas Multimedia, Ram pioneered the development of India’s satellite-terrestrial broadband internet and media services platform. Prior to that, he led the strategic partnerships as CSO and EVP of Business Development at Cidera. As WorldSpace’s SVP of Corporate Development, he helped formulated the successful U.S. joint venture, XM Satellite Radio.
At McKinsey & Company, Ram worked with U.S. and European telecommunications and technology clients and assisted in establishing its India consulting practice. He also held positions at Goldman Sachs & Company in investment banking, focusing on mergers and acquisitions.
Ram is an advisor to Columbia Capital, Telcom Ventures and Adelphi Capital. He holds a master’s degree from the MIT Sloan School of Management, a master’s degree in engineering from Stanford University, and a bachelor’s degree in engineering and economics from the University of Maryland.
Amit Saluja serves as Omnispace’s Chief Business Officer and General Counsel. In this role, he leverages his diverse corporate and commercial law and financial transactions expertise to oversee Omnispace’s global legal and compliance activities, partnering initiatives and business operations.
Amit Saluja brings more than 20 years of diverse legal and business experience to Omnispace. Previously, Amit was a corporate and transactional partner at Hogan Lovells in the Washington, D.C. and New York offices where he started his career. At Hogan, Amit specialized in corporate law, SEC reporting, capital markets, mergers and acquisitions and corporate governance. Later, at Howrey LLP he served as Partner and Deputy General Counsel, where he was responsible for providing legal and business advice concerning affairs. There, he also served as the firm’s Managing Director of Global Services, leading its captive litigation support, e-discovery and economic consulting business unit. He later served as Senior Vice President for Corporate Development and Legal Affairs at Vubiquity, a Carlyle Group and Columbia Capital-backed leading global provider of multiplatform video services. While at Vubiquity, Amit managed legal and business affairs, compliance, strategic transactions and financings, including the company’s private equity investment from The Carlyle Group and acquisition of UK-based On Demand Group.
He holds his juris doctor and bachelor’s degree from The George Washington University. He is a member of the bar in Virginia, Maryland, District of Columbia and New York.
Mindel De La Torre leads all regulatory and international market entry matters for Omnispace’s seamless ‘one global network.’ In this role, she applies her expertise in licensing, spectrum policy and international telecommunications to obtain key regulatory approvals on behalf of the company.
Previously, Mindel was Chief of the International Bureau at the Federal Communications Commission, where she led the agency’s efforts internationally – both on a bilateral and multilateral basis – including licensing of satellites. Prior to that, Mindel was President of Telecommunications Management Group, Inc., a leading global telecommunications policy consultancy. Throughout her career, she has held leadership positions on delegations to ITU global conferences. She also held various posts at the Department of Commerce in the National Telecommunications and Information Administration and the General Counsel’s office.
Mindel received her juris doctorate from the University of Texas and holds her bachelor’s degree from Vanderbilt University. She is a member of the Texas bar and the Federal Communications Bar Association and speaks Portuguese, French, Spanish, and Italian.