Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Nicholas Koopalethes (Nick) is the Chief Executive Officer of Global Broadband Solutions (GBS), and one of the Company’s three co-founders. GBS was formed in 1998, and since that time Nick has served as Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer. In June 2016 he was appointed CEO. He has over 35 years of experience in all aspects of global telecommunications management and engineering. Nick is a Subject Matter Expert and Principal Advisor to numerous Senior Managers, Chief Engineers, Project Managers, and Military Officers concerning the planning, design, financing, implementation, and operations of advanced terrestrial and submarine fiber optic cable systems, and also high-speed satellite systems. Nick is a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE), The Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA), and the Project Management Institute (PMI). Nick holds a BS Electrical Engineering from Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn. He has completed graduate level studies at Baruch College, School of Business and Public Administration, and is a graduate of the Public Affairs Institute. Nick also holds an FCC Amateur Radio License.
Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer
Peter Sillitto is the chief operating officer of Global Broadband Solutions (GBS), and one of the three co-founders. Peter served as Executive Vice President since the formation of GBS in 1998, and in June 2016, he was appointed COO. He has over 35 years of experience in business areas including customer service, sales and marketing, commercial and government contract management, strategic/financial planning, and extensive experience in business operations and executive management. Peter is a member of the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA). Peter holds a B.S. Management, Canisius College, Buffalo, NY, and an M.B.A. Executive Management, with Distinction, Pace University, Pleasantville, NY.
Director GBS SubSea
Brad Yowell is the Director of the GBS Subsea business unit. Brad has been with GBS since 2005, supporting numerous aspects of telecommunications management and engineering. Brad has over 15 years of global management experience and expertise related to telecommunications pricing, infrastructure, engineering and project management as it relates to both terrestrial and submarine fiber cable systems. Brad holds a BS in Finance from James Madison University and an MS in Information Systems Technology Management from The George Washington University. Brad is a member of the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA).
Executive Director Operations
Glenn joined GBS in 2017 after a successful career at Verizon Communications, where his last role was Director of Network Systems Operations for Verizon’s wireline network. He has experience in supporting large system environments and managing complex projects in Network Operations, Network Systems, process improvement, large-scale security remediation, etc. At GBS he is responsible for systems infrastructure and security, financial and cost management, human resources, project management and other company operations functions. Glenn holds a BS in Computer Science from Potsdam College and an MS in Telecommunications and Information Management from NYU-Poly. He is currently a member of the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA) and the National Association of Government Contractors (NAGC).