Intelsat announces expansion of management team

Intelsat announced the expansion of its management team by hiring experienced aerospace and tech leaders to key financial and commercial roles.
Intelsat satellite businessAnthony (Toby) O’Brien will become Intelsat’s next chief financial officer (CFO). O’Brien most recently served as corporate CFO for Raytheon Technologies after a five-year stint as CFO for Raytheon Company before its merger with United Technologies. O’Brien will report directly to Intelsat’s CEO, David Wajsgras.

Michael DeMarco, currently Intelsat’s chief services officer will become the new chief commercial officer (CCO), responsible for all Intelsat commercial services offerings to include product management, sales activities, sales engineering, and pricing, Intelsat said in a news statement.

He will continue to report to Wajsgras. DeMarco has been with the company for more than 20 years, previously leading Intelsat’s product, engineering and operations teams. He was also responsible for the company’s digital transformation strategy and the delivery of the company’s end-to-end service portfolio.

Clay McConnell has been named the company’s senior vice president of Corporate Communications and Marketing. McConnell came to Intelsat after three decades in communications at Delta Air Lines and Airbus SAS, where he most recently served as head of communications for Airbus Americas. McConnell also reports directly to Wajsgras.

Jeff Sare joins the company as the new president of Intelsat’s Commercial Aviation division. Sare comes to Intelsat from his role as vice president and Connectivity Solutions business segment leader at Panasonic Avionics. Sare will report to DeMarco.

DeMarco, O’Brien, and McConnell will be based in the company’s McLean, Virginia office, while Sare will be based with Intelsat’s Commercial Aviation team in Chicago.