Transtelco is a leading digital insfrastructure service provider connecting companies on both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border and across Americas.
Our Company Leadership
Transtelco is led by entrepreneurial telecommunications professionals from both sides of the border.
CEO, Director & Co-Founder
Miguel serves as CEO of Transtelco, which he co-founded in 2001. The company is one of a small number of telecommunications service providers that covers both the U.S. and Mexico, providing voice and data services to Fortune 1000 companies, telecommunications, and cable companies over a fiber optic network that spans 10,000KM between both countries. In this position, Mr. Fernandez is responsible for the execution and implementation of the strategic goals and objectives of the organization, including overall budgets, and mergers and acquisitions. He graduated from the University of Texas at El Paso in 1998 with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance.
CFO, Director & Co-Founder
Rodrigo is responsible for overseeing Transtelco’s financial management, reporting and controls, and administration. He has been with the company since day one, overseeing all regulatory and compliance commitments relating to the Mexican Government concession, as well as raising capital to execute the company’s growth strategy. He is a member of the El Paso del Norte Group – an El Paso-based organization of business leaders. Mr. Fernandez graduated from the University of Texas at El Paso with a B.A. in Finance and Business Administration. He managed a multi-million dollar cross-border acquisition in 2013, and ensured all synergies were completed within a six-month turnaround.
CTO & Director
Arturo is responsible for outside plant construction, design standards, asset acquisitions, and overseeing all transport network design. He brings over 10 years of experience in the telecommunications industry to the management team. Prior to joining Transtelco, Arturo founded ITELP, an organization that provided telecommunications and IT consulting services, and was CIO of Leadwood Export Finance. Arturo graduated from the University of Texas at El Paso with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering.
As the Chief Revenue Officer, Fernando is responsible for all strategy and results within Sales, Marketing, and Business Development for Transtelco. He has 20+ years of telecommunications industry experience in different countries of Latin America, such as Mexico, Brazil, and Argentina. Prior to joining Transtelco, he was CEO of Metrored Mexico for seven years. Fernando graduated from the Universidad de la Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina, with a B.S. in Electronic Engineering.
Rocio A. Martinez
Chief People Officer
Rocio is responsible for our people’s strategy and human resources operations. She brings 20+ years of experience in the telecommunications industry with operations in different countries of Latin America and the Caribbean. In addition to earning a bachelor’s degree in Interdisciplinary Sciences, Rocio holds a master degree in Open Information Systems from the Interamerican University of Puerto Rico, and is an active member of the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM).
Chase M. Killeen
SVP, Finance, Corporate Development & Strategy
Chase leads and manages all aspects of finance at Transtelco. Additionally, he is responsible for identifying, developing and analyzing organic and inorganic opportunities, as well as developing and maintaining relationships with potential strategic and financial partners. Prior to Transtelco, Chase was a Vice President at MC Credit Partners (“MCCP”), a middle-market direct lending fund. While at MCCP, Chase provided the credit facility that Transtelco used to acquire XC Networks in 2013, and worked closely with the company until formally joining the company in 2016. Before that, Chase worked as an investment banker at Stifel Nicolaus. Chase graduated from Michigan State University with honors and holds a B.A. in Finance.
Jorge Robles Nettel
VP Asset & Risk Management
Jorge is responsible for overseeing taxes and regulations, risk management, and real estate matters. Prior to Transtelco, Jorge was VP of Investments and Finance for Brookfield Logistics Properties, and was responsible for the investment and asset management activities across Mexico and South Texas. He was responsible for implementing complex financial structures in Mexico and the U.S., totaling more than $500 million in capital markets transactions. Jorge graduated from the Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey in 2000 with a B.A. in Accounting and Finance.
VP Partner Development & Product
Mario is responsible for building business relationships with strategic partners such as AWS, Google, Microsoft, IBM Cloud, Oracle Cloud, Cisco and Citrix. He also leads the product and marketing team. During his extensive career he held various managerial and executive positions such as Director of Data Centers in Latam for Telefonica, and CTO of PSINet Latam, one of the first commercial Internet Service Providers (ISP) in the region. Mario has a bachelor’s degree in Electronic Engineering from the University of Buenos Aires, Argentina.
VP Infrastructure USA
As Vice President of US Infrastructure, Kevin is responsible for and oversees, US Network and Data Center operations at Transtelco. 30+ year Telecommunications veteran and alumnus of Ball State University, Indiana University, and Emory Aviation College. Kevin joined Transtelco in 2008 to design and build a Long-haul route in MX. Prior to joining Transtelco Kevin spent a career designing, constructing, and maintaining Long-Haul and Metropolitan Networks including positions at MCI and Qwest (QNCS).
Our Company History
Transtelco’s mission is to connect organizations spanning the U.S.-Mexico borders and across the Americas. With this in mind, we started laying miles of fiber-optic cable linking El Paso, Texas to Mexico’s Ciudad Juárez. We then expanded our fiber crossing to include connectivity across the U.S.-Mexico border in California. Then, we further enhanced the El Paso-Juárez network, allowing for even more data connectivity. Over the ensuing decade, we have created additional connections, from Juárez to Chihuahua, Mexico; Laredo, Texas, to Mexico City; El Paso to Dallas. Today, the terabits of data running within our fiber optic network connect organizations of all kinds, from small universities to Fortune 1000 companies.
Juarez, MX, Operations Initiated.
Attained Concession to Operate Local Telephone Network Through Mexico’s SCT.
Seamless Border Service with Operations Launched in El Paso, TX.
El Paso, TX, Metropolitan Fiber Network Is Completed and Interconnected to The Juarez, MX Network.
Commenced Full Service Establishing El Paso-Juárez Fiber Crossing. Expanded To California and Baja, MX.
Began Mexicali, MX, Operations and Built International Fiber Networks Between Reynosa, MX, and McAllen, TX, and Nogales, MX, and Nogales, AZ.
Completion of First Long Haul Project (273 Miles) Between Juarez and Chihuahua, MX.
Acquired Company Owning the Long Haul Network from Laredo, TX, to Mexico City, Spanning 1,410 Miles, and a 110-Mile Network in Mexico City.
Mexico’s SCT Grants Concession to Operate Long-Distance Network in Mexico.
Reached Full Integration and Synergies.
Acquired XC Networks and Started El Paso, TX, to Dallas, TX, Long Haul Route.
Launched Monterrey and Guadalajara Markets.
Completed El Paso to Dallas Long Haul Route.
Completed Dallas-Mexico Long Haul Capacity Expansion Project (80 x 100 GB) Using New Generation Coherent Transport Technology. Started Operations in Saltillo and Aguascalientes.
Acquired 2 Unique, Diverse Long-Haule Routes Totaling Over 2,000 Miles.
Since its founding in 2001, Transtelco has focused on progressively building out its high-speed network infrastructure and service offerings designed to address the needs of leading Fortune 1000 companies.
Juarez, MX, Operations Initiated
Seamless Border Service with Operations Launched in El Paso, TX
Attained Concession to Operate Local Telephone Network Through Mexico’s SCT
Commenced Full Service Establishing El Paso-Juarez Fiber Crossing. Expanded To California and Baja, MX
El Paso, TX, Metropolitan Fiber Network Is Completed and Interconnected to The Juarez, MX, Network
Completion of First Long Haul Project (273 Miles) Between Juarez And Chihuahua, MX
Began Mexicali, MX, Operations and Built International Fiber Networks Between Reynosa, MX, and McAllen, TX, and Nogales, MX, and Nogales, AZ
Mexico’s SCT Grants Concession to Operate Long Distance Network in Mexico
Acquired Company Owning the Long Haul Network from Laredo, TX, To Mexico City, Spanning 1,410 Miles, and a 110-Mile Network in Mexico City
Acquired XC Networks and Started El Paso, TX, to Dallas, TX, Long Haul Route
Reached Full Integration and Synergies
Completed El Paso to Dallas Long Haul Route
Launched Monterrey and Guadalajara Markets
Completed Dallas-Mexico Long Haul Capacity Expansion Project (80 x 100 GB) using new generation Coherent transport technology. Started operations in Saltillo and Aguascalientes