CHICAGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–GigNet, Inc., a digital infrastructure company with an extensive regional fiber optic broadband network from Costa Mujeres, north of Cancún, through the Tulum Hotel Zone, today announced the appointment of Zeljko Kecman as Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Mr. Kecman has nearly 30 years of global industry experience in a variety of industries, including telecommunications, financial services and utilities.
In his role, Mr. Kecman will lead the finance function of GigNet, Inc. and be responsible for accounting, treasury, financial planning and analysis, tax, information systems and financial reporting. related to the company’s overall financial strategy and its implementation. His role will include accounting and financial direction for GigNet, Inc., the company’s operations in Mexico, and the company’s planned submarine cable between Florida and Cancun. Mr. Kecman has been with GigNet as a consulting CFO since November 2021.
Mr. Kecman began his career in the audit division of Arthur Andersen LLP and moved to the newly established financial risk advisory firm where he worked extensively in Latin America serving clients on risk management topics. financial and treasury risks, investment accounting, implementation of technical accounting, regulatory compliance and selection and implementation of financial systems. Prior to his role as CFO consultant at GigNet, Mr. Kecman was CFO of a large single family office based in Chicago. Previously, he was Managing Director at Ernst & Young in its financial services advisory practice. Previously, he worked in the industry for 10 years and held several positions of increasing responsibility at Exelon Corporation, Zurich North America and Allstate Investments.
Paul Moore, President and CEO of GigNet, said, “After extensive research in the United States and Mexico, we selected Zeljko Kecman for this important role based on his proven experience in the United States and America. Latin, and its ability to immediately add value. to our management team. We are growing rapidly and every day brings new customers, business development initiatives and expansion opportunities. Planning and managing this growth from a financial perspective is critical, day-to-day and over the next few years, as we expand our digital infrastructure to new markets in the Yucatán Peninsula and beyond.
In addition to his professional accomplishments, Mr. Kecman holds a Master of Science in Financial Markets, Trading and Regulation from the Illinois Institute of Technology and a Bachelor of Science in Accounting with a minor in Financial Systems. computer information from Purdue University. Mr. Kecman is a Chartered Public Accountant in Illinois and is highly functional in Spanish and functional in Portuguese.
GigNet is the Mexican Caribbean brand of GigNet, Inc., a US-based international digital infrastructure company specializing in fiber to the home (FTTH) and fiber to the premises (FTTP) for enterprise customers , including hotels, resorts, retailers, offices, large commercial operations, government offices, and medical and educational facilities, as well as fiber optic transport services for area mobile operators. Through its Mexican operating subsidiaries, GigNet, SA de CV, and Sanalto Redes Peninsular, SAPI de CV, the Company is a fully licensed telecommunications provider in Mexico. GigNet is actively adding customers to its extensive regional broadband network in the Mexican Caribbean, one of the largest and fastest growing residential development and tourism destinations in the world, with more than 25 million annual visitors to the airport. GigNet is a leader in digital transformation in the region.