Eric Cooney joined The Switch as President and Chief Executive Officer in 2019. Mr. Cooney brings more than 25 years of senior executive management experience in the technology, media and telecommunications sector, most recently serving as President, CEO and Board Director for Snell Advanced Media (SAM) through its acquisition by Belden, the parent company of Grass Valley, in 2018.
Previously, Mr. Cooney was President, CEO and Board Director for Internap, a publicly traded cloud-hosting, datacenter and network services provider. He also served as President & CEO of TANDBERG Television, a global provider of video compression systems, on-demand software and content distribution solutions through its acquisition by the Ericsson Group.
During his tenure as CEO, these (3) previous firms created well over $2B in incremental enterprise value through profitable organic growth and targeted acquisitions. Mr. Cooney spent 5 years as a Surface Navy Nuclear Engineering Officer and received a B.S. from the University of Rochester and an M.B.A from the University of Southern California.