Communications and network solutions provider IPC announced the appointment of Robert A. Santella as its new Chief Executive Officer. Effective April 16, 2018, Santella will succeed Neil Barua as the leader of the company’s executive team.
He has recently served as President of the Global Trading Group for Fidelity National Information Systems (FIS). He joined the company through the acquisition of SunGard Financial Systems in 2015, where he was President of its Brokerage Group, leading all trading software and services businesses. Similarly, he joined SunGard in 2010, after its acquisition of Fox River Execution, where he served as its Chief Operating Officer.
Jared Hendricks, Member of the Board of Directors at IPC and a Senior Managing Director with Centerbridge Partners, L.P., an investment firm which holds a majority ownership stake in IPC, said: “We look forward to supporting Bob and the entire IPC team as the Company continues to execute on its transformation, and thank Neil for his many contributions to IPC’s success to date.