People: Earthlink Holdings Corp (ELNK.OQ)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Julie Shimer

61 2014 Interim Non-Executive Chairman of the Board

Joseph Eazor

51 2014 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Bradley Ferguson

43 2009 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President

Brian Fink

50 2012 Executive Vice President, Chief Technology Officer

Samuel DeSimone

54 2000 Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary

Michael Toplisek

44 2013 Executive Vice President - Sales and Marketing

Kevin Brand

54 2012 Executive Vice President - Customer Delivery and Care

Stacie Hagan

47 2014 Executive Vice President - Customer Service Delivery and Care

Peter Chronis

2014 Chief Security Officer

Susan Bowick

65 2008 Independent Director

David Koretz

34 2008 Independent Director

Kathleen Lane

54 2013 Independent Director

Garry McGuire

67 2011 Independent Director

R. Gerard Salemmeto

60 2013 Independent Director

M. Wayne Wisehart

68 2008 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Julie Shimer

Dr. Julie A. Shimer, Ph.D., has been appointed as Interim Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of Earthlink Holdings Corp., effective February 21, 2014. Dr. Shimer is currently a private investor and has 30 years of product development experience, including many years with communications companies. From March 2007 to April 2012 she served as Chief Executive Officer of Welch Allyn, Inc., a manufacturer of frontline medical products and solutions, having served on the board of directors beginning in July 2002. Previously Dr. Shimer was President and Chief Executive Officer of Vocera Communications, Inc., a provider of wireless communications systems, also serving on the board of directors. She also has served as general manager at 3Com Corporation and Motorola and has been a product development leader at Motorola and AT&T Bell Laboratories. Since March 2007, Dr. Shimer has been a director of Netgear, Inc., a home and small business network solutions provider. She also has served as the Chairwoman of Empire State Development Corp., the State of New York's economic development organization.

Joseph Eazor

Mr. Joseph F. Eazor has been appointed as President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of Earthlink Holdings Corp., effective January 13, 2014. Eazor, 51, has over two decades of IT industry and consulting experience. Most recently, Eazor was EVP and COO of Global Sales and Customer Operations for EMC. Prior to EMC, he held a variety of senior leadership positions at HP and EDS, including SVP and GM of HP Enterprise Services (leading all operations of the former EDS), EVP of EDS Corporate Strategy and Development, and president of EDS Asia Pacific. Eazor also has served as a Director of McKinsey & Company, a partner and board member of ATKearney, and CEO of Springbow Solutions, a company that developed and provided portal-based internet solutions.

Bradley Ferguson

Mr. Bradley A. Ferguson is Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President of Earthlink Holdings Corp. He also serves as our Principal Accounting Officer. From September 2005 to August 2009, Mr. Ferguson served as our Vice President, Controller. From September 2002 to September 2005, Mr. Ferguson served as our Vice President—Commercial Finance. Mr. Ferguson has been an officer of our Company since the merger of EarthLink Network, Inc. and MindSpring Enterprises, Inc. in February 2000 and was an officer of MindSpring Enterprises, Inc. prior to that time. Prior to joining MindSpring, Mr. Ferguson was a member of the audit practice at Arthur Andersen LLP.

Brian Fink

Mr. Brian P. Fink is Executive Vice President, Chief Technology Officer of Earthlink Holdings Corp. Mr. Fink has served as our Executive Vice President, Chief Technology Officer since January 2012. Previously he was our Executive Vice President, Managed Services and our Senior Vice President, Strategic Planning and Program Delivery. From May 2009 to January 2011, Mr. Fink served as the Managing Partner of IntegraTouch, LLC, a company he founded which operates as a development, operations and integration solutions company; from December 2002 to May 2007, he served IntegraTouch, LLC as Chief Executive Officer, Managing Partner and member of the Board of Directors. From May 2007 to May 2009 Mr. Fink served as Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer of One Communications, a regional telecommunications provider. From 1994 to 2002, Mr. Fink served in officer positions, including Senior Vice President of Product and Systems, with Global Crossing / Frontier Communications, an IP solutions provider. Prior to 1994, Mr. Fink held the Chief Information Officer position for a regional telecommunications company, Schneider Communications, and development and strategic planning roles for AT&T Bell Labs. Mr. Fink continues to serve as a member of the Board of Directors at IntegraTouch, LLC. Previously, he served as a member of the Board of Directors of Worldgate Communications, Inc.

Samuel DeSimone

Mr. Samuel R. DeSimone, Jr., is Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary of Earthlink Holdings Corp. Prior to that, Mr. DeSimone served in such capacities at MindSpring Enterprises Inc. since November 1998 prior to its merger with EarthLink Network, Inc. in February 2000. From September 1995 to August 1998, Mr. DeSimone served as Vice President of Corporate Development with Merix Corporation, a printed circuit board manufacturer. From June 1990 to August 1995, he was an associate attorney and a partner with Lane Powell Spears Lubersky of Portland, Oregon.

Michael Toplisek

Mr. Michael D. Toplisek is Executive Vice President - Sales and Marketing of EarthLink Holdings Corp. Previously he was the company Executive Vice President, Products and Marketing from August 2012 to January 2013 and the company Executive Vice President, IT Services from May 2012 to August 2012. From February 2011 until May 2012, Mr. Toplisek served as Chief Marketing Officer of XO Communications. Prior to this he served as President of Concentric Cloud Solutions, LLC, an XO Communications company and a communications service provider, from February 2009 until February 2011. From December 2006 until January 2009, Mr. Toplisek served as Senior Vice President Global Enterprise and Collaboration at Global Crossing Limited, a telecommunications company, and served in other leadership positions at Global Crossing from January 1997 until December 2006. Prior to joining Global Crossing, Mr. Toplisek held positions at Frontier Communications and MCI Telecommunications.

Kevin Brand

Mr. Kevin F. Brand is Executive Vice President - Customer Delivery and Care of Earthlink Inc. Mr. Brand joined the company in June 2001 and served as Vice President, Network Operations and Vice President, Products prior to his current role. Mr. Brand was Executive Vice President of Operations at CAIS Internet from November 1999 through January 2001. From June 1980 through November 1999, Mr. Brand worked in a variety of management positions at AT&T, AT&T Paradyne and AT&T Bell Laboratories in operations, customer support, product management, marketing and technical areas.

Stacie Hagan

Ms. Stacie S. Hagan is Executive Vice President - Customer Service Delivery and Care of Earthlink Holdings Corp. Ms. Hagan has served as our Executive Vice President, Customer Service Delivery and Care since January 2014. Previously she had served as our Executive Vice President, Customer Operations and Corporate Processes and as our Executive Vice President, People and Corporate Processes. Prior to that she served as our Executive Vice President, Chief People Officer since March 2007. Ms. Hagan joined us in September 2002 and has served in several capacities, including Vice President, Human Resources. Prior to joining us, Ms. Hagan served as President/Principal at SynerChange International, Inc. from 1993 until 2002.

Peter Chronis

Mr. Peter Chronis is Chief Security Officer of the Earthlink Holdings Corp. Mr. Chronis has led all aspects of the company's information security and IT risk management program since 2007. Mr. Chronis is an industry veteran with over 15 years of experience using technology to manage risk in the telecommunications, healthcare, financial and IT services industries.

Susan Bowick

Ms. Susan D. Bowick is Independent Director of Earthlink Holdings Corp. Ms. Bowick has served on our Board of Directors since May 2008. Currently, Ms. Bowick also serves on the Board of Directors of Comverse Network Systems, Inc. and is chairperson of that company's Compensation and Leadership Committee. Previously, Ms. Bowick was a member of the Boards of Directors of Comverse Technology, Inc. and Verint Systems Inc. She served as the chairperson of the Leadership and Compensation Committee of both of these companies. Ms. Bowick has served as a consultant to several global technology companies, including IBM, SAP, Nokia and Nokia Siemens Networks. From 1977 to 2004, Ms. Bowick served in various executive positions with Hewlett-Packard Company, most recently as Executive Vice President, Human Resources and Workforce Development and as a member of the management executive committee.

David Koretz

Mr. David A. Koretz is Independent Director of Earthlink Holdings Corp. Since February 2012. Mr. Koretz has served on our Board of Directors since May 2008. Mr. Koretz has had various positions at Juniper Networks, Inc., a networking and security provider, since February 2012 and is currently Corporate Vice President, Security Products and General Manager, Counter Security. Previously, Mr. Koretz was the President and Chief Executive Officer of Mykonos Software, Inc., a web application security software company, from December 2009 until February 2012 when Mykonos Software was acquired by Juniper Networks. From 1999 to December 2009 he was President and Chief Executive Officer of BlueTie Inc., a SaaS provider with more than 1.5 million users. Mr. Koretz is a member of the Board of Directors of BlueBox Security, an enterprise mobile security provider, Adventive, Inc., an online advertising software provider, and of the Rochester Institute of Technology School of Computing.

Kathleen Lane

Ms. Kathy S. Lane has been appointed as Independent Director of Earthlink Holdings Corp., effective July 16, 2013. Ms. Lane has served on our Board of Directors since July 2013. She has 30 years of IT experience, including CIO roles in the consumer products, financial services, utilities and retail industries. Most recently she was EVP/CIO of TJX Companies, Inc., a specialty apparel retailer, from October 2008 until her retirement in March 2013. Previously she was Group CIO at National Grid USA and SVP/CIO of Gillette Company and before that she held positions of increasing responsibility in IT at General Electric, Pepsi-Cola International and Procter & Gamble. Ms. Lane has been active in many industry groups, including Oracle's President's Council. From 2002-2013 she was a member of the CIO Strategy Exchange, a forum sponsored by Kleiner Perkins Caulfield Byers and Ostriker von Simson to evaluate emerging, innovative technologies.

Garry McGuire

Mr. Garry K. McGuire is Independent Director of Earthlink Holdings Corp. From September 2000 until his retirement in December 2006, Mr. McGuire served as Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President, Corporate Development of Avaya, Inc., a provider of unified communications, contact centers, data solutions and related services. From January 2007 until March 2007, Mr. McGuire served as a consultant to Avaya, Inc. Previously, he was President and Chief Executive Officer of Williams Communications Solutions LLC and President of NORTEL Communications Systems, Inc. Mr. McGuire had been a member of the Board of Directors of Telcordia Technologies Inc., a developer of IP, wireline and mobile communications software and services, from December 2006 until January 2012 when Telcordia was acquired by Ericsson AB. He was the Chairman of Telcordia's Board from November 2010 until January 2012.

R. Gerard Salemmeto

Mr. R. Gerard Salemmeto is a Independent Director of Earthlink Holdings Corp. Since March 2011, he has served as Chief Strategy Officer and Executive Vice President at Pendrell Corporation, an investment, advisory services and asset management firm. Mr. Salemme also is a member of the Board of Directors of Pendrell Corporation. He also serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors for RECON Dynamics, LLC, a privately held company offering wireless asset management solutions. Since 1997, he has been a partner in Eagle River Holdings, Inc., a private investment firm formed by Craig McCaw. Mr. Salemme has been involved in telecommunications investment, strategy and regulatory policy for McCaw Cellular, and for Eagle River portfolio companies, including XO Communications, Clearwire and Pendrell. In the public sector, Mr. Salemme has served as Senior Telecommunications Policy Analyst for the U.S. House of Representatives Subcommittee on Telecommunications and Finance and as Chief of Staff to Congressman Ed Markey of Massachusetts.

M. Wayne Wisehart

Mr. M. Wayne Wisehart is Independent Director of Earthlink Holdings Corp. Mr. Wisehart is also a member of the Boards of Directors of Marchex, Inc., a mobile technology and advertising company, and Centri Technology, Inc., a wireless service technologies company focusing on advanced data acceleration. He serves as the chairman of the Audit Committee of both companies. Mr. Wisehart served as the Consulting Chief Financial Officer of All Star Directories, Inc., an education lead generation company, from February 2010 to November 2010. Mr. Wisehart served as Chief Financial Officer of aQuantive, Inc., a digital marketing services company, from March 2006 until September 2007. aQuantive was acquired by Microsoft in August 2007. Prior to this position, Mr. Wisehart served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Western Wireless Corporation, a cellular phone service provider, from January 2003 until September 2005. Western Wireless was acquired by Alltel in August 2005. Prior to that time, Mr. Wisehart served as Chief Financial Officer of iNNERHOST, Inc., a web hosting services company, from October 2000 through February 2002, and as President and Chief Executive Officer for Teledirect International, Inc., a marketing automation software company, from February 1999 through October 2000. .

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