|Fusion has added Michael R. Bauer to its executive team as CFO. Bauer brings more than 20 years of experience in financial and management leadership to Fusion, most recently serving as CFO of GTT Communications, Inc., a global cloud networking provider.“We are delighted to welcome Mike to Fusion,” said Matthew Rosen, Fusion’s CEO. “We expect his extensive experience contributing to the rapid growth of a leading cloud services provider and his exceptional track record in financial management will enable him to play a key role in driving our own growth going forward. We can count on him to contribute meaningfully to our efforts involving acquisitions, capital markets and investor relations, in addition to compliance and reporting controls.Prior to GTT, Mr. Bauer led the financial planning and analysis and investor relations efforts at MeriStar Hospitality Corporation. He began his career with Arthur Andersen in audit and business advisory services. Bauer is a Certified Public Accountant and holds his Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from the Pennsylvania State University.
“Along with our recent appointment of John G. Hendler to head our sales efforts, we have now filled two key positions within our senior management team, building upon the significant breadth and depth of experience that exists within Fusion to lead the company’s next phase of growth,” Rosen continued.
“Fusion is at an important stage as we continue to strengthen our nationwide cloud services platform,” said Don Hutchins, Fusion’s president and COO added. “Mike’s strong industry background, which includes successfully integrating multiple acquisitions while at GTT, and impressive financial experience in managing companies through periods of rapid growth will be invaluable to Fusion as we focus on accelerating our organic growth strategy as well as our acquisition strategy.”