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Cogent Communications Holdings Inc (CCOI.OQ)

CCOI.OQ on NASDAQ Stock Exchange Global Select Market

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

David Schaeffer

62 1999 Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer

Thaddeus Weed

57 2004 Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer

R. Brad Kummer

70 2000 Chief Technology Officer, Vice President of Optical Transport Engineering

James Bubeck

51 2015 Chief Revenue Officer and Vice President of Global Sales

Bryant Banks

54 2000 Vice President of Real Estate

Henry Kilmer

50 2011 Vice President of IP Engineering

Timothy O'Neill

63 2001 Vice President of Field Engineering, Construction and Network Operations

Robert Beury

65 2019 General Counsel

John Chang

2019 Chief Legal Officer

David Bath

56 2006 Independent Director

Steven Brooks

67 2003 Independent Director

Lewis Ferguson

67 2018 Independent Director

Richard Liebhaber

83 2006 Independent Director

Marc Montagner

58 2010 Independent Director

Timothy Weingarten

43 2003 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

David Schaeffer

Mr. David Schaeffer is the Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer of Cogent Communications Holdings Inc. Prior to founding the Company, Mr. Schaeffer was the founder of Pathnet, Inc., a broadband telecommunications provider, where he served as Chief Executive Officer from 1995 until 1997 and as Chairman from 1997 until 1999. Mr. Schaeffer has been a director since 1999. Mr. Schaeffer serves as both Chairman and Chief Executive Officer ("CEO") because he is the founder of the Company and has successfully led the Company and the Board since the Company was founded. For this reason he has been nominated to continue serving on the Board. Since 2014, Mr. Schaeffer has been a director of CyberArk Software Ltd. (NASDAQ: CYBR), a publicly traded Israeli company.

Thaddeus Weed

Mr. Thaddeus G. Weed is the Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer of Cogent Communications Holdings Inc. Mr. Weed joined us in 2000 and served as Vice President and Controller until May 2004 when he became our Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer. From 1997 to 1999, Mr. Weed served as Senior Vice President of Finance and Treasurer at Transaction Network Services, Inc. where Mr. Weed undertook a broad range of financial management responsibilities. From 1987 to 1997, Mr. Weed was employed at Arthur Andersen LLP where he served as Senior Audit Manager.

R. Brad Kummer

Mr. R. Brad Kummer is the Chief Technology Officer, Vice President of Optical Transport Engineering of Cogent Communications Holdings Inc. Mr. Kummer joined us in 2000 and serves as Vice President of Optical Transport Engineering and Chief Technology Officer. Mr. Kummer spent the 25 years prior to joining us at Lucent Technologies (formerly Bell Laboratories), where he served in a variety of research and development and business development roles relating to optical fibers and systems. In his most recent work at Lucent, he was responsible for optical fiber systems engineering for long haul and metropolitan dense wavelength division multiplexing systems.

James Bubeck

Mr. James R. Bubeck is the Chief Revenue Officer and Vice President of Global Sales of Cogent Communications Holdings Inc. Mr. Bubeck has served in the sales organization of Cogent in various capacities since May of 2000, most recently, since 2007, as Vice President of Central Region Sales, based in Chicago. From 1996 to 2000 he was a sales manager for MCI's internet network business, which was subsequently divested to Cable and Wireless due to the merger of MCI and Worldcom.

Bryant Banks

Mr. Bryant Hird (Guy) Banks is the Vice President of Real Estate of Cogent Communications Holdings Inc. Prior to joined us in 2000 and serves as Vice President of Real Estate. Prior to joining us, Mr. Banks held positions with various affiliates of Security Capital Group Incorporated, including the positions of Vice President of Land Acquisition and Vice President of Development for CWS Communities Trust.

Henry Kilmer

Mr. Henry Worthington Kilmer is the Vice President of IP Engineering of Cogent Communications Holdings Inc. Prior to joining us, Mr. Kilmer held positions with UUNET (now Verizon), Sprint, Digex/Intermedia and Metromedia Fiber Networks/Abovenet where he was Senior Vice President of Engineering and Operations. Most recently, Mr. Kilmer was President of Terrapin Communications, Inc., a small consulting firm that focused on network consulting and technical strategy development for companies like GPX, Airband, and Switch and Data (now part of Equinix).

Timothy O'Neill

Mr. Timothy G. O'Neill is the Vice President of Field Engineering, Construction and Network Operations of Cogent Communications Holdings Inc. He is responsible for network operation, construction and maintenance. From 1999 to 2001, Mr. O'Neill was employed at @Link Networks, Inc. where he served as Chief Network Officer. While at @Link Networks, Inc., Mr. O'Neill was responsible for engineering, implementing and operating a network for Internet access and Layer 2 services.

Robert Beury

Mr. Robert N. Beury, Jr., is General Counsel of Cogent Communications Holdings Inc. Prior to joining us, Mr. Beury served as Deputy General Counsel of Iridium LLC, a mobile satellite service provider, from 1994 to 2000. From 1987 to 1994, Mr. Beury was General Counsel of Virginia's Center for Innovative Technology, a non-profit corporation set up to develop the high tech industry in Virginia.

John Chang

David Bath

Mr. David Blake Bath is an Independent Director of Cogent Communications Holdings Inc. Mr. Bath is currently engaged in philanthropic concerns. He is a board member and Treasurer of the Protestant Episcopal Cathedral Foundation in Washington, D.C., and a board member and the treasurer of the Bethesda-Chevy Chase Educational Foundation. From 2006 to 2016 he was the Chief Executive Officer of Bay Bridge Capital Management, LLC, an investment firm in Bethesda, MD. From 1996 until 2006, Mr. Bath was Managing Director at Lehman Brothers and, as a senior equity research analyst for Lehman Brothers, was Lehman's lead analyst covering wireline and wireless telecommunications services. Prior to joining Lehman Brothers he was the primary telecommunications analyst at Sanford C. Bernstein from 1992 to 1996. From 1989 to 1992 he was an analyst in the Strategic Planning and Corporate Finance organizations at MCI Communications. Mr. Bath has been nominated to continue serving on the Board because of his wide experience with the telecommunications industry which allows him to contribute a broad perspective to discussions about the Company's future activities and its place in the current competitive landscape.

Steven Brooks

Mr. Steven D. Brooks is an Independent Director of Cogent Communications Holdings Inc. Mr. Brooks is a private investor. He was Managing Partner of BCP Capital Management from 1999 to 2009. From 1997 until 1999, Mr. Brooks headed the technology industry mergers and acquisition practice at Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette. Previously, Mr. Brooks held a variety of positions in the investment banking and private equity fields, including: Head of Global Technology Banking at Union Bank of Switzerland, Managing Partner of Corporate Finance at Robertson Stephens, founder and Managing Partner of West Coast technology investment banking at Alex Brown & Sons, and Principal at Rainwater, Inc., a private equity firm in Fort Worth, Texas. Mr. Brooks has been nominated to continue serving on the Board because of his extensive experience with firms such as Cogent and with public market activities of such companies. Having been involved with the Company since its early days he also brings extensive historical perspective to the Board.

Lewis Ferguson

Mr. Lewis H. Ferguson is Independent Director of the Company. He has served on our Board since October 2018. From 2011 to 2018 he served two terms as a board member of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board ("PCAOB"), the oversight body for auditors of U.S. public companies. Mr. Ferguson served as Vice-Chair and Chair of the International Forum of Independent Audit Regulators, the international coordinating body of more than 50 independent audit regulators throughout the world, from 2012 to 2015. Mr. Ferguson also served as the first general counsel of the PCAOB from 2004 to 2007. Prior to his service at the PCAOB, Mr. Ferguson was a partner at the law firm of Williams & Connolly, LLP from 1979 to 1993 and 1998 to 2003, and at the law firm of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, LLP ("Gibson Dunn") from 2007 to 2011. Mr. Ferguson has at various times served on the boards of seven companies, two public and five private. The two public companies were Wright Medical Technologies (1994 to 1997) and Cogent Communications Group, Inc., a predecessor of the Company (2007 to 2009). Mr. Ferguson has been nominated to the Board due to his extensive experience with audit matters, corporate finance, and corporate governance.

Richard Liebhaber

Mr. Richard T. Liebhaber is an Independent Director of Cogent Communications Holdings Inc. Mr. Liebhaber was with IBM from 1954 to 1985, where he held a variety of positions. Subsequently, he served as executive vice president and member of the management committee at MCI Communications, and served on the board of directors of MCI from 1992 to 1995. From 1995 to 2001, Mr. Liebhaber served as managing director at Veronis, Suhler & Associates, a New York media merchant banking firm. Mr. Liebhaber has been nominated to continue serving on the Board because of his extensive operational experience with telecommunications companies.

Marc Montagner

Mr. Marc Montagner is an Independent Director of Cogent Communications Holdings Inc. He is currently Chief Financial Officer at Endurance International Group Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: EIGI), which position he has held since September of 2015. He was previously Chief Financial Officer at LightSquared from 2012 until August 2015. Previously, he had been Executive Vice President of Strategy, Development and Distribution at LightSquared. On May 14, 2012, LightSquared filed for reorganization under Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code. Prior to joining LightSquared in February of 2009, Mr. Montagner was Managing Director and Co-Head of the Global Telecom, Media and Technology Merger and Acquisition Group at Banc of America Securities. Until August of 2006, he was Senior Vice President, Corporate Development and M&A with the Sprint Nextel Corporation. Prior to this, Mr. Montagner had the same responsibilities with Nextel Communications. Prior to 2002, Mr. Montagner was a Managing Director in the Media and Telecom Group at Morgan Stanley. Prior to joining Morgan Stanley, Mr. Montagner worked for France Télécom in New York where he was Head of Corporate Development for North America. Mr. Montagner has been nominated to the Board due to his extensive experience in the telecommunications industry, specifically with respect to operational, financial and strategic matters.

Timothy Weingarten

Mr. Timothy Weingarten is an Independent Director of Cogent Communications Holdings Inc. Mr. Weingarten is currently a Product Manager at Pinterest. Prior to Pinterest, he was the co-founder & CEO of ShopTAP Inc. Prior to founding ShopTAP Inc., he was the Chairman and CEO of Visage Mobile. He is also a former General Partner of Worldview Technology Partners—an early stage venture capital fund. From 1996 to 2000, Mr. Weingarten was a member of the telecom equipment research group at Robertson Stephens and Company. Mr. Weingarten has been nominated to continue serving on the Board because of his extensive knowledge of the U.S. venture capital-backed companies making use of the Internet. The Board values this insight because Cogent's future growth depends to a great extent on the uses made of the Internet.

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