Chief Operating Officer

Keith Bhatia, PhD

Dr. Keith Bhatia has more than 25 years experience in business and corporate development in the telecom and IT infrastructure sector spanning both domestic and international operations. He has been instrumental in developing businesses in messaging, lawful intercept, IP applications, and location services. Keith has successfully built alliances and strategic partnerships for new revenue growth, and has been responsible for more than $100 million in revenue with full P&L responsibility. Prior to SS8, Keith served as senior vice president and general manager at Comtech where he consistently exceeded EBITDA and revenue targets, generated over $160 million of new business, and was responsible for closing several acquisitions: Commscope MLC (2013); Telmap (2014); Locktronix (2015). Prior to Comtech, he managed direct sales, channel sales, new business acquisition, product management, and technical sales operations at Neustar, Movius and ADC, where he was responsible for building new products in the analytics, IP addressing, CALEA, next generation media server, and applications space. Earlier as CTO at IP Unity, Keith managed the global partner team and forged global channel partner relationships with industry heavyweights Nokia, Huawei, Cisco, and NEC. He also managed Movius’s expansions into Latin America, the Middle East, Africa, and Asia, and drove new application opportunities by working with large tier one groups such as Nextel International, Telefonica, Orascom, MTN, STC, Telenor (international), KDDI, NTT, Softbank, and BT. He is also credited with expanding the focus on Sprint, Qwest, AT&T, and Verizon.