Randy Fuerst Takes Helm at Oceus Networks as CEO, President

Randy Fuerst, President and Chief Operating Officer, Oceus Networks

Randy Fuerst, President and CEO, Oceus Networks

Randy Fuerst is taking the reins at Oceus Networks to replace Douglas Smith as chief executive, the company announced yesterday.

Fuerst, who has served as president and chief operating officer since his start at the company three years ago, will continue to serve as president in his new role.

“I am humbled and honored to serve as CEO of Oceus Networks and lead the outstanding Oceus personnel who are so dedicated to our company and the mission of the customers we serve,” Fuerst said in a statement. “Oceus has made great strides in introducing 4G LTE commercial broadband technology into the defense and public safety markets.  We are on the cusp of integrating our technology into major programs of record within the Department of Defense and will soon announce the award of our first law enforcement contract in support of a state government integrating 4G LTE technology into its mission in coordination with FirstNet (First Responder Network Authority).”

The Reston, Va.-based Oceus Networks delivers broadband solutions to the public and private sectors.

Mark HuYoung, managing partner at NorthWind Partners, spoke to the promotion.

“Being a deeply experienced, visible leader in the community and an existing, integral member of the C-suite at Oceus, Randy is a logical choice to take the reins from Doug,” HuYoung said. “He has a good relationship with the current sponsor (who carries a healthy long term outlook) and already understands the necessary operational and financial levers that need to be moved to help Oceus accomplish forward moving milestones and realize success.”

Fuerst touts 30 years experience managing technology services and systems. He worked as COO for CACI international prior to joining Oceus.

Today he serves on the board of the Professional Services Council and enjoys membership with the Armed Force Communication and Electronics Association (AFCEA) as well as with the Industry Advisory Council.

At the end of last year, Fuerst delivered his market outlook. Access it here.


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