Juan Carlos Canto, Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Canto has been with LDTeleCom since May 2000 as Chief Financial Officer.
Mr. Canto has over 20 years of commercial/corporate banking experience with emphasis in Latin America and US cross-border transactions. Prior to his current commitments with LDTeleCom, Mr. Canto served as a Senior International Corporate Banking Officer with SunTrust Bank with coverage responsibility for Latin American clients.
During his tenure as CFO of LDTeleCom, he structured and participated in the divestiture and sale of LDTeleCom’s UCaaS business unit (Nexogy, Inc.). Mr. Canto received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, magna cum laude, from Georgetown University. Mr. Canto also holds a Master of Business Administration, suma cum laude, from the MIT Sloan School of Management, where he was awarded the prestigious W.B.S. Fellowship.
Mario Montero, Director of Business Development
Mr. Montero has more than 30 years of experience in the Information Technology and Telecommunications industries, has a successful career in General Management, Commercial and Business Development, entrepreneurship, and start-ups.
His experience includes the development of alliances and long-term commercial relationships, strong relationships at the executive level, development of infrastructure projects with investment budgets greater than USD 400MM, and the start of multiple ventures in several Central American countries.
Founder, President and General Manager of RSL Telecom (Panamá), S.A. since 2000, a member company of the Cable Submarino Maya-1 Consortium, until its acquisition by the UFINET Group in 2016. He continued to lead the merger with UFINET and head the RSL operation until 2019, also developing investment processes in infrastructure and submarine cables with coverage in multiple Latin American countries.
Founder and president of Red de Comunicaciones, S.A. (REDCOMSA), a company dedicated to consulting on telecommunications infrastructure projects, supporting global operators such as Sprint, AT&T, Millicom, among others, in integration projects and new submarine cables. He is also representing firms such as Phoenix Towers International in the acquisition of infrastructure for mobile operations.
He is currently President of the Board of Directors of the Chamber of Infocommunication and Technologies (INFOCOM) of Costa Rica, which groups more than 50 telecommunication operators. Former Treasurer for more than 10 years and coordinated the Executive Committee for more than 8 years. He represents INFOCOM before the Telecommunications, Innovation and Digitization Commission (TID) of the Costa Rican Union of Chambers and Associations of the Private Business Sector (UCCAEP). He also represents UCCAEP as a proprietary member of the Costa Rican Social Economic Consultative Council (CCES).
In his capacity as Director of Business Development for the LDTeleCom Group, he has consolidated successful integration projects for multiple local and regional operators, and actively participated in the structuring and development of LDNetworks LLC.
He has a degree in Business Administration from the Autonomous University of Central America.
Carlos Lahrssen, VoIP and UCaaS
Mr. Carlos Lahrssen founded LD TeleCom in March of 1999 and has served as Managing Partner since its inception.
Prior to joining LD TeleCom, Mr. Lahrssen served as Senior Business Developer for Technology Applications at StarCom Communications, which was later sold to Globaltron Communications.
Mr. Lahrssen has over 23 years of experience in computer and next generation telecommunication’s VoIP Applications including enterprise solutions, carrier products, broadband, and wireless products. At StarCom he architected and managed the development of a wide range of VoIP products. His expertise includes hardware and software management, architecture of high-performance Voice Applications, and design for Global Enterprise Voice Solutions (GEVS), pioneering in 2000 the Network-Based Enhanced Voice service applications for the enterprise. Mr. Lahrssen also served as President of Three Way Investments (TWI), a Real Estate Development company based in Miami, Fl., which was successfully sold in 1998.
Mr. Lahrssen Founded nexogy, Inc in 2003, a company owned by LDTeleCom which provided Hosted PBX, Cloud-Based Telephony Services and Hosted Call Center Services. Mr. Lahrssen held the position of CEO until the company was sold in 2020 to a publicly traded telecommunications company. He later cofounded www.LDNetworks.net in 2019 by an acquisition of a Fiber Optics Installation, Construction and Maintenance Operator for Tier 1 Carriers in Central and South America.
Mr. Lahrssen holds a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration and Financial Engineering from Florida International University. Mr. Lahrssen has also completed necessary courses for deployment and management of IP Telephony Gateways, in Redwood City, CA. and Richardson, TX. Mr. Lahrssen has successfully sold and acquired successful telecom companies in different areas of service. Mr. Lahrssen successfully founded Nexogy, Inc in 2003, a CLoud-Based Hosted PBX Service Provider which was later sold in 2020.