The Birch Team
Chief Technology Officer
An Industry Executive with a history of leading strategic teams and contract negotiations including: network infrastructure (Terrestrial/Submarine Cable Systems, Metro/Long Haul Dark Fiber, Lit Services); content distribution networks; data center relations and design, as well as internet peering/transit. With over 30 years’ experience, David embodies a unique industry perspective and can articulate an in-depth knowledge of network design, architecture, capacity management, traffic engineering, deployment, scheduling and support for some of the world’s largest network infrastructures. David managed a $1B annual network infrastructure budget spanning the globe with multiple investments in subsea and terrestrial fiber projects valued in excess of $6.6B over the term while at the same time achieving $4.7B in cost reductions over that same term. He is a motivational, results-oriented leader with a record of directing top-level international teams to grow and deliver business worldwide. Highly regarded by partners, customers and executive teams, David is known as a creative problem solver, skilled leader, key adviser and astute business development strategist who supports $110B of revenue globally.