Stratus Networks names Darren Feder CEO to lead fiber access expansion in U.S. Midwest

April 17, 2023
Feder joins Stratus Networks with more than 25 years of experience in the telecommunications sector. He spent the last 10 years as president of Skywire Networks.

Stratus Networks has named Darren Feder as its new chief executive officer. Feder will be tasked with leading the company as it expands it fiber access footprint in the U.S. Midwest.

Feder joins Stratus Networks with more than 25 years of experience in the telecommunications sector. He spent the last 10 years as president of Skywire Networks. He previously held senior management roles at Convergys, Level 3 Communications, and MCI, where he started his career.

"We are delighted to welcome Darren as Stratus Networks' new CEO,” commented Benjamin Desmarais, Stratus board of directors member and partner at Novacap, which bought Stratus Networks in 2021. “His established leadership and extensive telecom expertise make him the ideal candidate to guide Stratus through its forthcoming expansion. Stratus Networks remains dedicated to delivering swifter, more dependable internet and communication services to organizations on a local, national, and international scale."

"I am enthusiastic about my new role and Stratus Networks' future," said Feder. "With years of telecom experience under my belt, I possess a thorough understanding of the requirements for elevating Stratus to new heights. I eagerly anticipate collaborating with the board, executive team, and all team members. Stratus' two-decade-long commitment to providing world-class technology, services, and customer care to organizations sets the ideal stage for continued growth."

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