Michael P. Cothill
Chairman of the Board
Michael has dedicated his entire career to serving the developing Telecommunications and Broadband markets around the world and has led several startup and established companies to participate in new vertical markets in the industry. In recent assignments, Michael headed up Somcable Limited in Djibouti North East Africa as its CEO, a company formed to design, install and deploy a Terrestrial Fiber Optic cable between Djibouti and Somaliland. Under Michael’s leadership, Somcable successfully completed this task which included a fully equipped Data Center in the region, capable of delivering the latest in IP Switching and Routing technology. As a pioneer in Wireless Fiber-Through-The-Air [FTTA] technology, Michael successfully deployed the first High Capacity Wireless Access network on the African continent for Somcable which earned Michael the prestigious Global Telecoms Business Innovations Award 2013 for “Solving the Broadband Access Challenge in Africa”. Michael accepted a role at Hammer Fiber to introduce new vertical markets such as those deployed by him in Africa and Europe and to guide management in the successful deployment of this ground-breaking wireless last mile connectivity, working in tandem with fiber optic technology in the USA. Michael has held several executive and senior consulting roles with industry-leading organizations such as Globecomm Systems in New York and Intercel Telecoms Group, the first company to deploy Mobile Communications in Africa. Michael also serves on the Advisory Board of Jonathan Capital Partners, a Boutique Private Equity Advisory Firm focused on the Telecoms and Media Industries.