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Gil Santaliz | CEO

Gil Santaliz is the Founder and CEO of New Jersey Fiber Exchange (NJFX), as well as the visionary behind developing NJFX as North America’s preeminent international hub for subsea communications, interconnecting many international carriers across three continents with multiple predictable, private backhaul and U.S. termination options. In order to satisfy the market, Mr. Santaliz developed the concept of "Tier 3 by the Subsea", a purpose-built facility for high- and low-density data center space as well as colocation of subsea systems interconnecting global backbone networks to unique metro fiber assets providing safe, diverse and unique backhaul options. This is a paradigm shift from traditional backhaul to the nearest metro without consideration of potential bottlenecks found in congested areas such as New York and Northern New Jersey.

Mr. Santaliz was previously the CEO, Founder and Managing Member of 4Connections LLC, a metro fiber network provider he founded in 2001. Under Mr. Santaliz's leadership, 4Connections pioneered the deployment of carrier-neutral dark fiber services for both New Jersey and New York City. In 2008, Mr. Santaliz successfully exited the business in a preemptive transaction with Optimum Lightpath, a wholly owned subsidiary of Cablevision.

Prior to founding 4Connections, Mr. Santaliz, who has over two decades in the communications industry, was the General Manager of a joint venture company between GPU Telecom and Telergy, which leased dark fiber network. During his early career, Mr. Santaliz held several management positions at the Williams Company and PSE&G. He began his career at MCI in New York, Atlanta and Mexico City.

Today, Mr. Santaliz serves as a member of the Foundation for Morristown Medical Center Board of Trustees as well as the Morristown-Beard School Executive Board. He has also recently led as Interim CEO of fiber companies such as 24/7 Fiber Network, and supported private equity groups such as Spire Capital through acquisition strategies.

Mr. Santaliz received his Bachelor of Science from Cornell University.

James Martini | CFO

James Martini is the Chief Financial Officer for New Jersey Fiber Exchange. Martini brings a wealth of experience to the company previously serving as the CFO for Cross River Fiber, Inc. where, as part of the senior management team, he led the company through a successful sale of a majority interest to a private equity firm in 2014. Prior to Cross River Fiber, Martini was the CFO of 4Connections where he also played an instrumental role in the company's sale, to Optimum Lightpath in 2008. Martini is a hands-on executive who contributes to every aspect of the businesses he imparts upon from operations to contract negotiations and the eventual sale of the companies.

With decades of experience in private accounting practices as well as telecom companies, Martini's illustrious career brings tremendous insights, accounting leadership skills and strong management experience to his role at New Jersey Fiber Exchange. With roots as a certified public accountant working for both small and large public accounting firms as well as a business owner of an accounting practice for over twenty years, Martini also served as an associate professor of accounting and tax at Montclair State University for five years.

He is a graduate of Bryant College with a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration and a Master's degree in Taxation.

Felix Seda | General Manager

Felix Seda is the General Manager for New Jersey Fiber Exchange. Mr. Seda is responsible for managing and overseeing the day-to-day operations of NJFX’s processes and facility. As part of this role, he manages the company's budgetary outlook and ensures proper protocol and documentation is followed in the administration of contractors, vendors, and existing and onboarding customers. Additionally, Mr. Seda is responsible for oversight of NJFX's security policies, and the development and implementation of the company's Standard Operating Procedures.

Mr. Seda possesses a background in operational management and financial planning. Prior to joining NJFX, he held a management position at Barclays Wealth, serving as an Assistant Vice President for the firm's Private Wealth arm. During his tenure at Barclays, Mr. Seda was responsible for overseeing the firm's Advisory Middle Office, whose activities spanned North America.

Mr. Seda received his Bachelor of Arts from Trinity College and is a member of the Posse Foundation Alumni Network, one of the most comprehensive and renowned college access and youth leadership development programs in the United States.

Doug Corbett | VP of Sales

Doug Corbett is VP of Sales and Customer Relations for New Jersey Fiber Exchange, responsible for developing strategic domestic and international subsea partnerships for interconnection within NJFX’s Tier 3 carrier-neutral collocation facility. A telecommunications industry veteran with over 25 years of sales leadership experience, Mr. Corbett has driven revenue growth and profitability and contributed his expertise to the go-to- market strategies of a number of high-profile telecom and technology companies.

Prior to joining NJFX, Mr. Corbett was Vice President of Allied Fiber, where he expanded the company’s dark fiber and collocation business and developed sales campaigns across various industry segments in the U.S. and internationally. Previously, he held senior sales executive positions at Tellabs, Dell, Force 10 Networks and Turin Networks. While Executive Account Manager at Tellabs, a provider of optical network solutions, and Global Sales Director at Turin, a carrier Ethernet solutions provider for wireline and wireless network operators, Mr. Corbett developed strategic multinational partnerships that resulted in the deployment of over $200 million of optical and packet transmission equipment in total. He began his telecommunications career in networks sales at Rochester Telephone.

Mr. Corbett earned a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Business Administration from the State University of New York at Buffalo.

Greg Bradle | Director of Operations

Greg Bradle is the Director of Operations for NJFX. Our leader in building, managing and improving processes and capabilities, Mr. Bradle’s successful efforts continue to drive profitable management of day-to-day operations.

With 20+ years of industrial and commercial electrical experience, Mr. Bradle’s career spans management, sales, design, fabrication, troubleshooting and maintenance. Prior to NJFX, he served as Rutgers University’s Facilities and Maintenance Manager, responsible for facility operations in 15 buildings across three New Jersey campuses.

Mr. Bradle holds certifications from: The United States Department of Labor & Industry Continuing Education Code & Safety. New Jersey State’s Board of Examiners Electrical Contractor’s Code & Law. The National Electrical Joint Apprenticeship Training Committee. The United States Department of Labor. As well as Osha-Electrical Lock Out Tag Out, Confined Space and Facilities Safety.