OpenCape Welcomes New Chief Financial Officer – Rob Bateman of Dennis will lead the organization’s finance and accounting M

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Barnstable, MA / Dennis, MA – OpenCape, the Cape’s only 100% fiber optic network is pleased to announce that Rob Bateman has joined their team as Chief Financial Officer. He will be tasked with leading the finance and accounting activities of the non-profit corporation.

Jenn Brann, Vice President of Business Operations said, “Rob brings a wealth of experience and expertise in financial management that will be instrumental in driving our organization forward. His strategic vision, proven track record, and alignment with our culture will be a valuable asset to our leadership team and help us achieve our mission.”

“As OpenCape continues to advance our mission of bringing choice and competition to our region, it became clear we needed a CFO with the skills and experience to help us navigate our growth trajectory. Rob brings that to our team, his significant experience in large organizations and start-ups will serve us well,” added Steven Johnston, Chief Executive Officer & Executive Director.

Prior to joining OpenCape, Rob, who resides in Dennis, had a 20-year career in the insurance industry, serving as Chief Financial Officer of publicly-traded, private and start-up companies. He has led strategic, business and financial planning and analysis, financial and management reporting, analytics and modeling, treasury, investor relations, capital management, investments, and enterprise risk management.

“I look forward to working with the OpenCape team. I believe that consumers and businesses should have options. The current monopolistic nature of internet service provides few options. OpenCape gives customers a local choice that has their best interests in mind,” said Rob.

Rob Bateman

Rob earned his Masters of Business Administration from the University of Connecticut and a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Massachusetts. When he’s not working, he enjoys spending time with family and friends, working out, hanging at the beach and traveling.

OpenCape owns, operates and maintains a state-of-the-art 100% fiber optic network that provides reliable and affordable broadband internet access for businesses, healthcare providers, educational institutions and municipalities across Cape Cod, the Islands, Southeastern Massachusetts and Rhode Island.

The Barnstable-based non-profit has launched several residential and Main Street business fiber internet pilots, including Woods Hole, Falmouth, Buzzards Bay and Hyannis. Their goal is to foster and support community-led initiatives to drive growth and economic development, as well as meet unserved and underserved communities to help bridge the digital divide.

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