GTT Communications Inc., a global provider of managed network and security services to multinational organizations, announced Johan Broekhuysen has joined the GTT leadership team as Chief Financial Officer (CFO). In this role, Broekhuysen will lead GTT’s global finance group, including financial operations, investor relations and all banking and advisory relationships.
GTT CEO Ernie Ortega said, “Johan brings strong leadership experience and a proven track record in creating value for a number of public and private equity technology companies that will help us develop GTT into a leading managed network and security services provider to global enterprises.”
Broekhuysen’s career spans more than 25 years in a variety of roles, including senior leadership positions with Open Water Advisory Group LLC, BlackSky Technology Inc., Lumos Networks Inc. (now Segra), and AOL (America Online). He has managed the finance organizations for public companies and private equity firms, where he also played a key role in raising debt and equity, strategic transformation and workforce management initiatives.
Before joining GTT, Broekhuysen founded and served as the principal leader of Open Water Advisory Group LLC, where he provided strategic and tactical guidance to some of the largest global private equity funds. Prior to Open Water, he was executive vice president and CFO at Lumos Networks, where he was instrumental in helping transform a local exchange carrier into a regional fiber-based telecommunications company, resulting in its sale to private equity investors.
Broekhuysen is a CPA and graduate of the University of Stellenbosch (South Africa) with a Bachelor of Commerce degree.