GTT taps telecom industry veteran Ed Morche as CEO

Oct. 9, 2023
Morche, who comes from Lumen Technologies will establish the company’s presence in the growing managed SASE market.
GTT has named Ed Morche its new CEO and board director, replacing Ernie Ortega, who stepped down from the company.

A 30-year telecom industry veteran, Morche comes to GTT from Lumen, where he served as its North American Enterprise and Public Sector president. Earlier, he held other senior leadership roles at CenturyLink and Level 3 over his tenure with the combined organization.

Morche’s experience includes global and North American leadership positions at Igaea Communications, Teleglobe, Global One and Sprint, and multiple philanthropic roles supporting the Virginia Hospital Center, including serving as a director on the hospital’s foundation board.

As CEO of GTT, Morche will focus on cementing the company’s position in the managed SASE and network communications marketplace, leveraging his global experience at Igaea Communications, Teleglobe, Global One and Sprint. 

“We are delighted to welcome Ed as we look to a bright future as a managed network services and security provider serving global multinational enterprises,” said Tony Abate, GTT executive chairman of the board. “His deep industry experience, long-standing commitment to service delivery excellence, and proven track record of empowering and inspiring teams make him an ideal choice to continue to drive the company forward.”

While Abate thanked Ernest Ortega for his service, GTT did not indicate why he left the company. “The board would like to sincerely thank Ernie for his contributions to GTT over the past four years,” said Abate. “During that time, Ernie was instrumental in transforming the company in numerous ways.”

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