Larry Schwartz

Chief Operating Officer

"I have a passion for working with great teams to drive innovative business models around telecom infrastructure, and bringing organizations from embryonic stages to market-leading operations."

Larry is the Chief Operating Officer at Mangata Networks, bringing with him three decades of experience in large-scale telecommunications networks. At Mangata, Larry will oversee the company’s day-to-day operations and infrastructure. He also continues in his role at Mangata’s board level.

Most recently, Larry was a Managing Director of Kitfield Group, a developer/investor in large-scale telecom projects and media companies. Previously, Larry was Founder & CEO of Seaborn Networks, a leading developer-owner-operator of submarine fiber optic cable systems. He was also Chairman, CEO & Founder of Seabras Group. Larry led these businesses for 10 years from idea creation through full project funding and successful operations.

He also had been CEO and a co-owner of the parent company of Global Marine Systems, the owner-operator of a large fleet of cable ships and a leading installer of subsea fiber optic cable systems. Before that, he was a Senior Vice President of Genuity, which was a Fortune 1000 telecommunications company with a global network infrastructure.

Larry was appointed by U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross to the Department of Commerce’s U.S.-Brazil CEO Forum, where he served as Chairman of the U.S. Technology, Telecommunications & Space Committee.

Larry began his career with the firm of White & Case where he worked in London and New York on cross-border infrastructure financings and privatizations. He holds a J.D. from Emory University and a B.B.A. from George Washington University.

He spends his spare time outdoors with his dogs, chickens, wife and five kids (not necessarily in that order). He is an avid skier and an aspiring carpenter.