Bruce Dirks, former portfolio manager at Fidelity Management & Research Company, has agreed to join ViaSat, a provider of mobile satellite network services, as chief financial officer.

At Fidelity, Dirks oversaw the multimanager sector specialist teams running the Fidelity Stock Selector Large Cap Value (FSLVX), Fidelity Advisor Stock Selector Large Cap Value (FLUAX), Fidelity Series Stock Selector Large Cap Value (FBLEX), and Fidelity Advisor Series Large Cap Value (FMMLX).

"Bruce's experience will be very complementary to our management team," stated Mark Dankberg, ViaSat chairman and chief executive.

Fidelity funds have a collective 8.9% ownership interest in ViaSat, according to Morningstar.

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