President Barack Obama yesterday announced his intent to appoint several individuals to key administration posts, including Iridium Communications Inc CEO Matt Desch, who is an appointee to be a member of the President’s National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee.
Before joining Iridium, Desch served as CEO of Telcordia Technologies, Inc., a supplier of software and services for the telecommunications industry. From 1987 to 2000, Desch worked for Nortel Networks, where among other roles he served as president of global service providers and was in charge of Nortel’s business in Europe and Asia.
Desch’s career began in software development with AT&T Bell Laboratories, which became Lucent Technologies. He earned a B.S. in Computer Science from The Ohio State University and an M.B.A. from University of Chicago.