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CSG Systems International Inc (CSGS.O)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Donald Reed

70 2010 Non-Executive Chairman of the Board

Bret Griess

47 2016 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Randy Wiese

55 2006 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President

Marwan Fawaz

52 2016 Director

David Barnes

2014 Independent Director

Ronald Cooper

58 2006 Independent Director

John Hughes

64 2011 Independent Director

Janice Obuchowski

63 1997 Independent Director

Frank Sica

65 1994 Independent Director

Donald Smith

73 2002 Independent Director

James Unruh

74 2005 Independent Director

Liz Bauer

Senior Vice President - Investor Relations and Strategic Communications

Biographies

Name Description

Donald Reed

Mr. Donald B. Reed is Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of Csg Systems International Inc. Mr. Reed served as Chief Executive Officer of Cable & Wireless Global from 2000 to 2003. Cable & Wireless Global, a subsidiary of Cable & Wireless plc, is a provider of internet protocol (“IP”) and data services to business customers in the U. S., United Kingdom, Europe, and Japan. From June 1998 until May 2000, Mr. Reed served Cable & Wireless in various other executive positions. Mr. Reed’s career includes 30 years at NYNEX Corporation (now part of Verizon), a regional telephone operating company. From 1995 to 1997, Mr. Reed served NYNEX Corporation as President and Group Executive with responsibility for directing the company’s regional, national and international government affairs, public policy initiatives, legislative and regulatory matters, and public relations. Mr. Reed holds a B.A. degree in History from Virginia Military Institute.

Bret Griess

Mr. Bret C. Griess has been appointed as President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of the Company. He was COO in March 2011, and President in March 2015. He was Executive Vice President of Csg Systems International Inc. He is responsible for the Company’s product development, global operations, and professional services functions. Mr. Griess joined CSG in 1996 as a project manager and held a variety of positions in Operations and Information Technology, until being appointed Executive Vice President of Operations in February 2009 and Chief Operating Officer in March 2011. Prior to joining CSG, Mr. Griess was Genesis Product Manager with Chief Automotive Systems from 1995 to 1996, and an information systems analyst with the Air Force from 1990 to 1995. Mr. Griess holds an M.A. degree in Management and a B.S. degree in Management from Bellevue University in Nebraska, an A.A.S. degree from the Community College of the Air Force, and an A.S. degree in Business Administration degree from Brevard Community College in Florida.

Randy Wiese

Mr. Randy R. Wiese is Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for CSG System International, Inc. Mr. Wiese joined CSG in 1995 as Controller and later served as Chief Accounting Officer. He was named Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer in April 2006. Prior to joining CSG, he was manager of audit and business advisory services and held other accounting-related positions at Arthur Andersen & Co. Mr. Wiese is a member of the AICPA and the Nebraska Society of Certified Public Accountants, and serves as Chairman of the Board for Habitat for Humanity-Omaha Chapter. He holds a B.S. degree in Accounting from the University of Nebraska-Omaha..

Marwan Fawaz

Mr. Marwan Fawaz is Director of the Company. With more than 25 years of experience in the media, cable, telecommunications and broadband industries, Mr. Fawaz offers a wealth of knowledge and `, developed from his time as Executive Vice President and Chief Executive Officer of Google/Motorola Mobility from 2012-2103 and Executive Vice President of Strategy and Operations and Chief Technology Officer of Charter Communications from 2006-2011. In addition, he served as Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer of Adelphia Communications from 2003-2006, and held leadership positions for other cable industry companies such as MediaOne, among others. Mr. Fawaz is currently a board member of Synacor Inc. and an advisory board member of ADT, Liberty Global plc and Guavus Inc., in addition to founder and principal of Sarepta Advisors, a strategic advisory and consulting group supporting the technology, media and telecommunications industries. He holds a M.S. degree in Electrical and Communication Engineering and a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering, both from California State University at Long Beach.

David Barnes

Mr. David G. Barnes is Independent Director of CSG Systems International, Inc., effective February 6, 2014. Mr. Barnes currently serves as the Chief Financial Officer and a director for MWH Global, a private, employee-owned global provider of environmental engineering, construction, and strategic consulting services. From 2006 to 2008, he was Executive Vice President of Western Union Financial Services. From 2004 to 2006, Mr. Barnes served as Chief Financial Officer of Radio Shack Corporation. From 1999 to 2004, he was Vice President, Treasurer and U.S. Chief Financial Officer for Coors Brewing Company. Mr. Barnes holds an M.B.A. degree from the University of Chicago and a B.A. degree from Yale University.

Ronald Cooper

Mr. Ronald H. Cooper is Independent Director of CSG Systems International Inc. Mr. Cooper is retired. He most recently served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Clear Channel Outdoor Americas, Inc. from 2009 through 2012. Prior to this position, he was a Principal at Tufts Consulting LLC from 2006 through 2009. Previously, he spent nearly 25 years in the cable and telecommunications industry, most recently at Adelphia Communications where he served as President and Chief Operating Officer from 2003 to 2006. Prior to Adelphia, Mr. Cooper held a series of executive positions at AT&T Broadband, RELERA Data Centers & Solutions, MediaOne, and its predecessor Continental Cablevision, Inc. He has served on various boards of directors and committees with the National Cable Television Association, California Cable & Telecommunications Association, Cable Television Association for Marketing, New England Cable Television Association, and Outdoor Advertising Association of America. Mr. Cooper holds a B.A. degree from Wesleyan University.

John Hughes

Mr. John L. M. Hughes, CBE, is an Independent Director of CSG Systems International, Inc. Mr. Hughes previously served as Chairman of the board of directors for Intec Telecom Systems plc for nearly six years until it was acquired by us in 2010. Mr. Hughes currently serves as Chairman for several public corporations and for privately-held Zenos Cars. He also is a director for privately-held Scorpion Ventures Limited. Mr. Hughes has been an advisor to Oakley Corporate Finance since 2012 and previously served as an advisor to Advent International, a private equity fund, from 2008 to 2011. Prior to his board positions, from 2000 to 2004, Mr. Hughes served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for Thales Group, a European provider of complex systems for the defense, aerospace, and commercial markets. Prior to 2000, he served as President of GSM/UMTS Wireless Networks of Lucent Technologies, and as a director of Convex Global Field Operations and Vice President and Managing Director of Convex Europe, a division of Hewlett Packard Company. Mr. Hughes holds a B.S. degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from the Hatfield Polytechnic (now the University of Hertfordshire).

Janice Obuchowski

Ambassador Janice I. Obuchowski is Independent Director of Csg Systems International Inc., since November 1997. Ms. Obuchowski is the founder and President of Freedom Technologies, Inc., a research and consulting firm providing public policy and strategic advice to companies in the communications sector, government agencies, and international clients, since 1992. She was previously Chairman and the founder of Frontline Wireless, Inc., a public safety network start-up from 2007 through 2008. In 2003, Ms. Obuchowski was appointed by President George W. Bush to serve as Ambassador and Head of the U.S. Delegation to the World Radiocommunication Conference. She has served as Assistant Secretary for Communications and Information at the Department of Commerce, as Administrator for the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (“NTIA”), and as the head of international government relations at NYNEX. She also has served on several non-profit and other publicly traded company boards. She holds a J.D. degree from Georgetown University and a B.A. degree from Wellesley College, and also attended the University of Paris.

Frank Sica

Mr. Frank V. Sica is Independent Director of CSG Systems International Inc., since its formation in 1994. Mr. Sica is currently a Managing Partner of Tailwind Capital. From 2004 to 2005, Mr. Sica was a Senior Advisor to Soros Private Funds Management. From 2000 until 2003, he was President of Soros Private Funds Management, where he oversaw the direct real estate and private equity investment activities of Soros. In 1998, he joined Soros Fund Management where he was a Managing Director responsible for Soros’ private equity investments. Mr. Sica was previously Managing Director for Morgan Stanley Merchant Banking Division. Mr. Sica holds an M.B.A. degree from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College and a B.A. degree from Wesleyan University.

Donald Smith

Mr. Donald V. Smith is Independent Director of CSG Systems International Inc. Mr. Smith is presently retired. Previously, he served as Senior Managing Director of Houlihan Lokey Howard & Zukin, Inc., an international investment banking firm with whom he had been associated from 1988 through 2009, and where he served on the board of directors. From 1978 to 1988, he served as a Principal with Morgan Stanley & Co. Inc., where he headed the company’s valuation and reorganization services. He also serves on the board of directors of several non-profit organizations. Mr. Smith holds an M.B.A. degree from the Wharton Graduate School of the University of Pennsylvania and a B.S. degree from the United States Naval Academy.

James Unruh

Mr. James A. Unruh is an Independent Director of CSG Systems International Inc., since June 2005. Mr. Unruh became a founding Principal of Alerion Capital Group, LLC (a private equity investment company) in 1998 and currently holds such position. Mr. Unruh was an executive with Unisys Corporation from 1987 to 1997, including serving as its Chairman and Chief Executive Officer from 1990 to 1997. From 1982 to 1986, Mr. Unruh held various executive positions, including Senior Vice President—Finance and Chief Financial Officer with Burroughs Corporation, a predecessor of Unisys Corporation. Prior to 1982, Mr. Unruh was Chief Financial Officer with Memorex Corporation and also held various executive positions with Fairchild Camera and Instrument Corporation, including Chief Financial Officer. He holds an M.B.A. degree from the University of Denver and a B.S. degree from the University of Jamestown.

Liz Bauer

Ms. Liz Bauer is Senior Vice President of Investor Relations and Strategic Communications of Csg Systems International Inc. She is responsible for investor relations and corporate communications initiatives, including all internal and external communications activities, shareholder relations and activities with the financial community. Since joining the company in 1995, Bauer has implemented a number of key initiatives and was instrumental in repositioning the company following an ownership change. She works closely with other members of CSG's leadership team on orchestrating internal and external communications activities around the rollout of new services, product offerings and other corporate milestones. Prior to joining CSG, Bauer served as president of Bauer, Kahler, Morse Communications, a business-to-business marketing and communications agency. Bauer has also held positions in several marketing and public relations agencies in Omaha, various research, implementation, and planning projects. She holds a bachelor's degree in business administration from Creighton University.

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