TAMPA, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--#finance--CEA Group (“CEA”) announced today Ed Horowitz, a longtime veteran of the Media and Space Industries, has joined CEA as Senior Advisor for Space and Technology.
Mr. Horowitz is Chairman of EdsLink LLC, a New York City-based firm focused on financial, technology, media and telecom. Throughout his career, he has executed successful business strategies that leverage technology to open markets and bring compelling content to people around the world.
Ed currently serves as Chairman of the Board of the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet.gov). He was initially appointed by the U.S. Secretary of Commerce to the Board in August 2015 and in September 2018 re-appointed by Secretary Ross to a second three-year term. Mr. Horowitz also is on the Board of Directors of Qumu (Nasdaq) (provider of enterprise live and on demand video), and a Board Commissioner to LinkNet Tbk PT (LINK:IJ) (largest fixed broadband and cable TV operator in Indonesia).
He has served as President and CEO of SES North America, a market-leading satellite operator serving the entertainment, broadcast media, business enterprise, and government sectors.
Before forming EdsLink, he founded e-Citi, a global unit of Citigroup created to pioneer electronic commerce and financial services to the internet. Prior to joining Citibank, he was SVP, CTO of Viacom Inc. and before that held various senior management positions at Home Box Office (HBO).
Ed has been inducted into the Society of Satellite Professional International (SSPI) Hall of Fame and has won several prestigious industry awards including Gartner Group’s Excellence in Technology Award and Lucent Technologies Bell Laboratories President’s Special Award for innovation.
CEA Chairman and Founder Rick Michaels said, “Ed has been a friend and business associate of mine for more than thirty years and I am very grateful for his willingness to serve in this position. We believe there are some extraordinary opportunities to provide investment banking services to small to mid-sized firms involved in the various aspects of the burgeoning commercial space sector. Central Florida is enjoying a resurgence from commercial space activities. Given some of CEA’s strategic and financial contacts we are hopeful of growing our client list in this sector. Ed’s expertise will be invaluable to our efforts.”
Founded in 1973, CEA is a leading provider of investment banking services. With a team of experienced personnel worldwide, CEA has an unequaled depth and breadth of industry knowledge, expertise and long-standing industry relationships. CEA has completed over 900 transactions totaling $45 billion in 60 countries. CEA’s reputation and track record of success are built on delivering innovative, value-added solutions and services to clients worldwide.
CEA Atlantic Advisors, LLC is a FINRA Registered Broker-Dealer and a member of SIPC.
J. Patrick Michaels, Jr.
Chairman & CEO