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Fusion Connect Inc (FSNN.OQ)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Marvin Rosen

75 2006 Chairman of the Board

Gordon Hutchins

67 2016 President, Chief Operating Officer

Matthew Rosen

44 2008 Chief Executive Officer, Director

Holcombe Green

77 2018 Vice Chairman of the Board

Kevin Dotts

53 2018 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President, Principal Accounting Officer

Russell Markman

65 2016 President Business Services

Jan Sarro

61 2012 Executive Vice President – Marketing and Business Development

Lisa Taranto

49 2015 Principal Accounting Officer, Vice President

Dan Foster

2018 Chief Revenue Officer

Jonathan Kaufman

56 2015 Chief Strategy Officer

Rafe de la Gueronniere

65 2018 Independent Director

Michael Del Giudice

75 2004 Independent Director

Lewis Dickey

55 2018 Independent Director

Holcombe Green

2018 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Marvin Rosen

Mr. Marvin S. Rosen is Chairman of the Board of the Company. He served as the Chairman of the Board since November 2004, Vice Chairman of the Board from December 1998 to November 2004 and has been a member of the Board since March 1998. He served as our Chief Executive Officer from April 2000 to March 2006. In January 2014, he rejoined the international law firm of Greenberg Traurig as a shareholder specializing in corporate securities matters. He previously was a shareholder of that firm and also acted as Of Counsel for a number of years. Mr. Rosen was Finance Chairman for the Democratic National Committee from September 1995 to January 1997. Currently, he serves on the Board of Directors of the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights and the Howard Gilman Foundation. Mr. Rosen served on the Board of Directors of Terremark Worldwide, Inc. from 2000 until its sale to Verizon in 2011. The Board believes that Mr. Rosen’s background as the co-founder and former CEO of the Company, a Principal with a financial services firm, a securities attorney and a director of a public company provides him with the industry, financial, legal, and leadership experience to advise the Board on strategic and tactical matters. Mr. Rosen’s son, Matthew Rosen, is our Chief Executive Officer, and serves on our Board of Directors.

Gordon Hutchins

Mr. Gordon Hutchins Jr. is President, Chief Operating Officer of the Company. He served as our Executive Vice President from December 2005 to March 2008 and as Acting Chief Financial Officer from January 2010 to April 2016. Prior to joining us, Mr. Hutchins served as President and Chief Executive Officer of SwissFone, Inc., a telecommunications carrier. Prior to joining SwissFone, Mr. Hutchins served as President and Chief Executive Officer of STAR Telecommunications, Inc., an international telecommunications carrier. Mr. Hutchins has also served as President and Chief Executive Officer of GH Associates, Inc., a management-consulting firm that he founded. During his early career, Mr. Hutchins served as President and Chief Executive Officer of LDX NET, Inc., a fiber optic network company, and held positions with MCI, McDonnell Douglas Corporation, and AT&T.

Matthew Rosen

Mr. Matthew D. Rosen is Chief Executive Officer, Director of the Company. He served as President from March 2006 until March 2008, as Chief Operating Officer from August 2003 to March 2006, as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer from February 2002 to August 2003, as Executive Vice President and President of Global Operations from November 2000 to January 2002 and as President of US Operations from March 2000 to November 2000. The Board believes that Mr. Rosen’s background as current Chief Executive Officer and as former Chief Operating Officer, a senior executive in the telecommunications industry, an experienced operations executive and a former investment banker provides him with the industry, operational, financial and leadership experience to advise the Board on all aspects of the Company’s business.

Holcombe Green

Mr. Holcombe T. Green, Jr. is Vice Chairman of the Board of the Company. Mr. Green, Jr. is a co-founder, and has served as a director, of Birch Equity Partners, LLC since January 2015. Prior to forming Birch Equity Partners, Mr. Green founded and was a principal at Green Capital Investors, where he also served as its Chairman, a Director and Chief Executive Officer at the firm's portfolio companies. Prior to that, Mr. Green, Jr. served as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer at Westpoint Stevens Inc. from October 1992 to June 2003. Prior to that, Mr. Green was a Senior Partner at Hansell & Post, where he practiced corporate law for more than 20 years. Mr. Green served as a Trustee of Yale University Board; as a Director of High Museum of Art, Atlanta Botanical Garden, Families First, Inc., The Atlanta Ballet, Atlanta History Center, Atlanta Music Festival Association and Woodruff Arts Center; and he was also a Trustee of The Taft School. Previously, Mr. Green served as the Chairman of HBO & Company; and as a Director of Cumulus Media Inc. The Fusion Board believes that Mr. Green’s background as the co-founder of several investment funds, his service as a chief executive officer of several companies, his background as a corporate attorney and his service as a director for several other private and public companies, provides him with the industry, financial, legal, and leadership experience to advise the Fusion Board on strategic and tactical matters.

Kevin Dotts

Mr. Kevin Mark Dotts is Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President, Principal Accounting Officer of the Company. Prior to the closing of the Birch Merger, Mr. Dotts served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial officer of Birch, positions that he assumed in February 2017. Prior to joining Birch, Mr. Dotts served as a financial consultant to Internap Corp., a cloud, hosting and colocation company, from December 2016 to January 2017 and from August 2012 to December 2016, as its Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Prior to joining Internap, Mr. Dotts served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at Culligan International Company, from May 2011 to August 2012, as Chief Financial Officer of Gas Turbine Efficiency, a global energy technology development company, from November 2009 to April 2010 and from 2004 to 2009 served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at EarthLink, Inc. Mr. Dotts started his career with financial leadership roles in various domestic and international divisions of General Electric Co.

Russell Markman

Mr. Russell P. Markman is President Business Services of the Company. He served as Executive Vice President, Business Services from October 2012 to January 2015. Prior to our acquisition of Network Billing Systems, LLC in October 2012, Mr. Markman served as President of that company from January 2009 to October 2012. Prior to becoming President of Network Billing Systems, Mr. Markman served as Vice President, Operations from October 2003 to October 2012. Prior to joining Network Billing Systems, LLC, Mr. Markman established the alternate channel distribution program for commercial sales at RCN Corporation, where he served as Director of Commercial Sales.

Jan Sarro

Ms. Jan Sarro is Executive Vice President – Marketing and Business Development of the Company. She served as our Executive Vice President of Marketing and Business Development since November 2012. Prior to assuming that role, Ms. Sarro served as our Executive Vice President – Corporate Services from March 2008 to October 2012, as our Executive Vice President, Carrier Services from April 2005 to March 2008, and as our Vice President of Sales and Marketing from March 2002 to April 2005. Prior to joining the Company, Ms. Sarro served as President of the Americas for Viatel, Inc., a global, facilities-based communications carrier. Ms. Sarro has over 20 years of experience in the telecommunications industry. Ms. Sarro has also held senior executive marketing and sales management positions at Argo Communications, FTC Communications, TRT Communications and WorldCom.

Lisa Taranto

Ms. Lisa Taranto is Principal Accounting Officer, Vice President of the Company. She held the position of Vice President, Accounting. Prior to joining us, Ms. Taranto served as Vice President, Finance and Accounting for Broadvox, LLC and from January 2006 to January 2011 served as Vice President, Accounting and Financial Operations for Cypress Communications. From May 2003 to April 2005, Ms. Taranto held senior financial management roles at AirGate PCS (a Sprint Company), where she built the company's settlements operations organization and held a position on that company's external controls and disclosures committee. Ms. Taranto has over 25 years of financial management experience in the communications industry. Earlier in her career, Ms. Taranto held executive management roles at MCI/Verizon Business, where she led the Global Financial Operations and IT Revenue Systems organizations.

Dan Foster

Mr. Dan Foster is Chief Revenue Officer of the Company. Mr. Foster brings to Fusion over 25 years of experience in the technology industry, serving most recently as President and Chief Operating Officer at MegaPath where he was responsible for day-to-day management and leadership of the company's sales, marketing and operational organizations. Previously, Mr. Foster was a partner at a leading management consulting firm, working with Fortune 500 companies on a wide range of strategic assignments. Mr. Foster received engineering and liberal arts degrees from Tufts University and graduated from Harvard Business School's executive PMD program.

Jonathan Kaufman

Mr. Jonathan Kaufman is Chief Strategy Officer of the Company. He assumed when we acquired his Cloud voice company, Network Billing Systems, LLC, a company he founded in 1998. From its founding until its sale in 2012, Mr. Kaufman served as Chief Executive Officer of Network Billing Systems. Prior to founding Network Billing Systems, Mr. Kaufman served as chief executive officer of Target Telecom Inc., a telecommunications service company that he founded in 1984 and sold to WorldCom in 1996.

Rafe de la Gueronniere

Mr. Rafe de la Gueronniere is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. de la Gueronniere has served as a director of Third Point Reinsurance Ltd. since November 2013. From March 2014 to March 2017, Mr. de la Gueronniere served as co-chairman of Continuity Logic, LLC, a software company. From March 2013 through March 2014, Mr. de la Gueronniere served as Vice Chairman of New Providence Asset Management, a money management company that he co-founded in 2003. Prior to co-founding New Providence Asset Management, Mr. de la Gueronniere was a Principal at the Mariner Investment Group, Chairman of the Discount Corporation of New York, and a Member of the Management Committee and Board at Paine Webber, Inc. Mr. de la Gueronniere began his career at J.P. Morgan & Co. where he was a Senior Vice President responsible for the fixed income and precious metals businesses. Currently, Mr. de la Gueronniere is a member of the Investment Committee of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. He formerly served as a Trustee and Investment Committee Chair for both the Taft School and the Far Hills Country Day School and was a longstanding member of the U.S. Treasury Debt Management Advisory Committee. Mr. de la Gueronniere has more than 35 years of experience in fixed income, equity investing, foreign exchange, and the precious metals business. The Fusion Board believes that Mr. de la Gueronniere’s experience in the investment and banking industries gained over a career spanning more than 30 years, his service as the vice-chairman for several companies and his service as a director for another public company, provides him with the financial and leadership experience to be a valuable advisor to executive management and the Fusion Board.

Michael Del Giudice

Mr. Michael J. Del Giudice is Independent Director of the Company. He is a Senior Managing Director of Millennium Capital Markets LLC and Senior Managing Director of MCM Securities LLC, both of which he founded in 1996. Mr. Del Giudice also serves as Chairman of Carnegie Hudson Resources, LLC, founded in 2012. Mr. Del Giudice has been a Member of the Board of Directors of Consolidated Edison Company of New York, Inc. since 1999, and is currently a member of its Audit Committee and Chairman of its Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee. Mr. Del Giudice served as a director of Reis, Inc. from 2007 to 2013 and was a director of Barnes and Noble, Inc. from 1999 to September 2010. He is also Vice Chairman of the New York Racing Association. Mr. Del Giudice was a General Partner and Managing Director at Lazard Freres & Co. LLC from 1985 to 1995. From 1983 to 1985, Mr. Del Giudice was Chief of Staff to New York Governor Mario M. Cuomo. He served from 1979 to 1981 as Deputy Chief of Staff to Governor Hugh L. Carey and from 1975 to 1979 as Chief of Staff to the then Speaker of the New York Assembly. The Board believes that Mr. Del Giudice’s background as a Senior Managing Director of securities and investment firms, an investment banker, Chief of Staff to a Governor and an active corporate director provides him with the financial and leadership experience to be a valuable advisor to executive management and the Board.

Lewis Dickey

Mr. Lewis W. Dickey, Jr. is Independent Director of the Company. Since May 2017, Mr. Dickey has served as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Modern Media Acquisition Corp., a Nasdaq-listed special purpose acquisition corporation. Since September 2010, Mr. Dickey has served as Chairman of the Board of Modern Luxury Media, a regional magazine publishing company and since May 2017 he has also served as its Chief Executive Officer. From March 2000 to September 2015, Mr. Dickey served as Chief Executive Officer of Cumulus Media, Inc., a leader in the radio broadcasting industry which owns and operates a nationwide radio network. Mr. Dickey also served Chairman of the Board of Cumulus Media Inc. from December 2000 to May 2015. Prior to co-founding Cumulus in 1997, Mr. Dickey was a nationally regarded consultant on media strategy. The Fusion Board believes that Mr. Dickey’s background as the co-founder of a media company, his service as the chairman and chief executive officer of several companies, provides him with the industry, financial, and leadership experience to advise the Fusion Board on strategic and tactical matters. Mr. Dickey’s qualifications to serve as a member of the Fusion Board include over thirty years of experience in the media, entertainment and marketing services industries.

Holcombe Green

Mr. Holcombe Green, III is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Green, III has been a Managing Director at Lazard Fr?res & Co. LLC (“Lazard”) in New York City since January 2008. He has served as the global head of the secondary advisory business at Lazard and a senior member of the private fund advisory business since January 2007. Mr. Green, III joined Lazard in January 2004. From January 2002 through January 2003, Mr. Green, III was Director of Corporate Development at IBM Corporation, with responsibilities including the origination and execution of strategic transactions with and for IBM Global Services, then the largest division of IBM. From 1997 until 2002, Mr. Green, III was an investment banker at Merrill Lynch & Co. advising clients in the technology, industrial and consumer sectors with regard to strategic and financing transactions. Prior to attending the Yale School of Management, Mr. Green, III worked in the United States Senate in the office of Senator Sam Nunn of Georgia. The Fusion Board believes that Mr. Green, III’s background as an investment banker, financial and leadership experience to advise the Fusion Board on strategic and tactical matters. He is a trustee of The Taft School and a member of the Advisory Board of the Yale University International Center for Finance.