Our Management Team

GoTo Networks is a privately held company formed by individuals with a long history of involvement in the submarine telecommunications cable systems industry.  Principals of GoTo Networks include:

John Mariano

John Mariano

Founder and Owner of OCI Group and Partner and Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer (COO) of DRG.  Mr. Mariano has over 40 years of experience in the telecommunications industry, specializing in planning, deployment and operation of undersea fiber systems. Mr. Mariano has been involved in undersea projects around the globe, including major commercial transoceanic networks and environmental sensor networks.

Bert Crinks

Bert Crinks

Mr. Robert Crinks has 30+ years of experience working on major communication systems utilizing terrestrial, undersea, and satellite systems. He has managed the successful implementation of global long-haul networks, and the integration of Metro networks with undersea cable systems.

Sammy Thomas

Sammy Thomas

Founder and Owner of Elenphia Consulting, Mr.Thomas is a senior executive with distinguished career in the profitable management of multi-million dollar telecommunication and software businesses with a consistent track record of success increasing revenues and improving bottom line performance. Mr. Thomas has been a consultant and advisor to the Board of Directors of several startup companies.  Formerly, Mr. Thomas has held senior positions with Telcordia Technologies and NYNEX.

Gerald Soloway

Gerald Soloway

Mr. Soloway has extensive experience in telecommunications and related technologies/industries, including R&D, business development, product management, and program management. In recent years, Mr. Soloway has provided technical evaluation, architecture and systems design of submarine systems including their terrestrial components; including Micronesia Cable System, SEACOM, Turks and Caicos feasibility study, and rural Alaska feasibility study.

Joel Ogren

Joel Ogren

Founder and Owner of Assured Communications Advisors International (ACA Intl). Mr. Ogren has over 35 years of experience managing telecom operations and programs in industry, U.S. Government, and Federal Research Laboratories.  Mr. Ogren has been involved in undersea projects around the globe.

Gerald Tourgee

Gerald Tourgee

Co-Founder and Co-Owner of Tourgee Consulting, LLC, an engineering consulting firm, Mr. Tourgee has supported clients in establishing new undersea networks through planning, development, re-use characterization, program management, and network integration and test- for both commercial telecommunications applications and environmental sensor systems.

Jeff Mariano

Jeff Mariano

Operations Manager and a former Staff Sergeant in the U.S, Air Force 82nd Airborne Division, Mr. Mariano has facilitated global projects and managing daily operations for the telecommunications industry and US Armed Forces.  Global projects include a variety of undersea fiber optical cable systems, special projects, and embedded active duty during the Iraq conflict with the Joint Tactical Air Controller.