WFN Strategies, LLC, a leading submarine telecoms cable implementation firm, welcomes industry veteran Greg Otto as Offshore Energy Manager.


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January 19, 2021

Sterling, Virginia – WFN Strategies, LLC, a leading submarine telecommunications cable engineering and implementation firm, is proud to announce and welcome industry veteran Greg Otto as Offshore Energy Manager.

“Greg Otto is an outstanding addition to the WFN Strategies’ family, as he brings a deep blend of knowledge and experience to ensure we continue to offer our clients superior quality of service and value,” said Wayne Nielsen, Managing Director of WFN Strategies. “He will support the acquisition and management of various submarine cable projects for Oil & Gas and other offshore energy related clients.”

He expands the WFN Strategies team with nearly 30 years of experience in the Oil & Gas industry including 19 years developing and implementing BP’s submarine cable systems in the Gulf of Mexico, Angola, Azerbaijan and elsewhere. His work brings to WFN Strategies a holistic and integrated approach that integrates the multiple disciplines of project management, technical, operational, commercial and feasibility activities for both implementation and repair of such systems.

As a recognized subject matter expert, Otto has also lead strategies and implementation to improve connectivity and telecommunications solutions across Oil & Gas operational sites including Upstream Exploration and Production facilities. Examples of his work include helping to develop and implement strategies to extend submarine fiber systems using LTE and WiFi technologies to improve the user value and overall return in investment. His expertise includes subsea cable system implementations, program/project management, planning, engineering, product development, commercial strategies and O&M.

Otto’s experience and talents will be indispensable as WFN Strategies’ business grows its support of offshore energy telecommunications systems.

Otto holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering and has worked with multiple Oil & Gas companies during his career.  Besides working for Shell Oil and BP, Greg was a co-founder of a consulting company and is currently working as an independent consultant. In addition, Otto is the President/CEO and firefighter/medic fora nonprofit company where he furthers the use his entrepreneurial skills and capabilities to help others.

About WFN Strategies

WFN Strategies ( is a leading engineering, implementation and client representation consultancy in the submarine telecoms cable industry and is based in the heart of the internet in Northern Virginia, United States. WFN Strategies possesses an ISO 9001:2015 accredited management system and ISO 27001:2013 InfoSec program for the implementation of submarine fiber cable systems for commercial, governmental, and offshore energy companies throughout the world and is a recipient of President’s “E” Award for Exports, as well as PMP™ based project management expertise.