EXA Infrastructure has appointed telecoms industry veteran Andrew Haynes as Senior Vice President of Product and Technology, responsible for continued development of the company’s product and network strategy.
Formed last September after its Europe-wide, sub-sea and North American network infrastructure and data centre assets were acquired by I Squared Capital, EXA Infrastructure is focused on meeting rising customer demand for core services. Haynes will join EXA’s senior leadership team and report to CEO Martijn Blanken. He will oversee product management, pricing, further network development, and IT and network technology as the business sets its sights on further growth, backed by capital investment.
He was previously Chief Operating Officer of Telia Carrier, now Arelion, where he spent five years leading product, procurement, delivery, networks, customer services and IT. He previously oversaw product management, network expansion and sales engineering for all data services for Telia Carrier.
Before that, Haynes had executive roles at both euNetworks, in product management and corporate development, and at Level 3, now Lumen, in product and strategy. He will be based at EXA’s London headquarters.
“Andrew will focus on delivering exceptional products and the best technology that can be offered across our expansive network infrastructure, and exploring new route possibilities too,” said Martijn Blanken, Chief Executive Officer of EXA Infrastructure. “We intend to expand our network through capital investment and have the strong financial backing required to do so, enabling us to deliver what customers need, when and where they need it.
“This means being able to provide the right levels of capacity now, but also the intelligence and automation that the market will expect in the future. Andrew’s product and technology leadership will come to the fore in growing our capabilities, and will make him a core member of our leadership team,” he said.
Haynes began his career in investment banking at JPMorgan Chase, and prior to that was an experimental physicist at GEC.
“We want to utilise the capability and capacity of our network to its full potential and increase that over time through strategic investments. As we do so, our technology focus will be both on providing the cutting edge of what the market can offer, but also implementing systems and processes that will make us a very easy company to do business with,” said Andrew Haynes.