Kymeta has announced that S. Douglas Hutcheson is joining the Kymeta Board of Directors and will be named Executive Chairman and Walter Z. Berger has been hired as President, Chief Financial Officer (CFO), and Chief Operating Officer (COO).
Hutcheson serves as Senior Advisor of Technology, Media and Telecom for Searchlight Capital and on several boards, both public and private. Previously, as CEO of Leap Wireless for nearly a decade, he oversaw the company’s operations and managed its eventual sale to AT&T. He brings extensive telecommunications and technology experience, having held several senior leadership positions at Leap after serving as an executive with Qualcomm.
Berger most recently served as COO and CFO of Nuvectra, a neuromodulation medical device platform company. Before joining Nuvectra, he served in senior executive positions at AppDynamics, a next-generation application intelligence company, which was acquired by Cisco. He also held senior executive positions at SoftLayer, a cloud computing company, which was acquired by IBM, and Leap Wireless. Additionally, he has held several executive operating, financial, and general leadership roles in various industry verticals and brings extensive experience as a senior business leader ranging from Fortune 500 companies to private equity and venture capital invested companies. He has also served on multiple for-profit and non-profit boards.
Doug Hutcheson, Kymeta Executive Chairman, said the company is leading the industry in hybrid communication solutions. The telecommunications industry has made major strides over the last 25 years and Kymeta is well positioned to deliver on the promise of mobile connectivity around the world.
Walter Berger, Kymeta President, CFO, COO, added that Kymeta is connecting the world with hybrid telecommunications systems and he's thrilled to be joining this dynamic organization at a time when there is so much opportunity for growth.
Rodi Guidero, Director and outgoing Chairman, said the Kymeta Board of Directors are delighted to bring Doug and Walter on board — they both bring valuable experience and perspective that will launch Kymeta into its next phase of growth.