People: Earthlink Holdings Corp (ELNK.OQ)

ELNK.OQ on NASDAQ Stock Exchange Global Select Market

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Julie Shimer

62 2014 Interim Non-Executive Chairman of the Board

Joseph Eazor

52 2014 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Louis Alterman

37 2015 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President

Brian Fink

51 2012 Executive Vice President, Chief Technology Officer, Chief Information Officer

Samuel DeSimone

55 2000 Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary

Gerard Brossard

2015 Executive Vice President, Managing Director - Managed Services and Information Technology

Bradley Ferguson

44 2015 Executive Vice President, Managing Director - Small Business and Consumer

John Dobbins

39 2014 Executive Vice President - Network Operations

Richard Froehlich

51 2014 Executive Vice President - Products and Consumer

Stacie Hagan

47 2014 Executive Vice President - Customer Service Delivery and Care

Valerie Benjamin

46 2014 Senior Vice President - Human Resources

Michael Flannery

46 2014 Senior Vice President - Small Business

Alexandra Gobbi

46 2014 Senior Vice President - Corporate Marketing and Communications

Susan Bowick

66 2008 Independent Director

David Koretz

35 2008 Independent Director

Kathleen Lane

55 2013 Independent Director

Garry McGuire

68 2011 Independent Director

R. Gerard Salemmeto

61 2013 Independent Director

M. Wayne Wisehart

69 2008 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Julie Shimer

Dr. Julie A. Shimer, Ph.D., has served on our Board of Directors since July 2013. She is currently a private investor and has 30 years of product development experience, including many years with major 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. Dr. Shimer also serves as a director of Netgear, Inc., a home and small business network solutions provider, and Halyard Health, Inc., a medical technology company. 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 served on our Board of Directors and as our Chief Executive Officer and President since January 2014. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Eazor worked as a consultant. From August 2011 until February 2013, he was Executive Vice President and COO of Global Sales and Customer Operations at EMC Corporation, a global leader in IT and business transformation. Beginning in 2003 he held executive level positions at Electronic Data Systems Corporation, an information technology equipment and services company, until Hewlett- Packard's acquisition of Electronic Data Systems Corporation in August 2008. Mr. Eazor went on to serve as Senior Vice President and General Manager of HP Enterprise Services at Hewlett-Packard, an information technology corporation, from August 2008 to July 2010. From September 2010 to August 2011 he was a Director at McKinsey & Company, Inc., a management consulting firm. From 1999 to 2002 Mr. Eazor served as President, Chief Executive Officer and Director of Springbow Solutions, Inc., a company that developed and provided portal-based internet solutions to companies. As our Chief Executive Officer and President, Mr. Eazor's extensive experience in technology and IT services is valuable to the Board of Directors in directing our future. Mr. Eazor's experience as a senior technology executive at other IT services companies, as well as his prior consulting experience, provides the Board with substantial sales, strategic planning, and operational experience and industry insight as we continue to transform our Company and restructure our operations.

Louis Alterman

Mr. Louis M. Alterman is Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President of the Company. He was Executive Vice President, Strategy, Operations and Transformation. From August 2012 to September 2014, Mr. Alterman served as our Senior Vice President, Finance and Treasurer. From August 2008 to August 2012, Mr. Alterman served as our Vice President, Finance and Investor Relations. From May 2003 to August 2008, Mr. Alterman served in a number of roles across Finance, M&A and Internal Audit. Prior to joining EarthLink, Mr. Alterman held positions at BellSouth Corporation and A.G. Edwards and Sons, Inc.

Brian Fink

Mr. Brian P. Fink has served as our Executive Vice President, Technology and Chief Information 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., has served as our Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary since February 2000. 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.

Gerard Brossard

Mr. Gerard Brossard is Executive Vice President, Managing Director - Managed Services and Information Technology of EarthLink Holdings Corp. Prior to joining EarthLink, Mr. Brossard served as Senior Vice President, Global Head of Business Planning and Operations at Visa Inc. since 2014. From 2013 to 2014, he served in a variety of advisory and consultative roles at several technology companies, including EarthLink. From 2000 to 2012, Mr. Brossard served in various executive positions with Hewlett-Packard Company, most recently as General Manager of its Rich Media Management Solutions division.

Bradley Ferguson

Mr. Bradley A. Ferguson is Executive Vice President, Managing Director - Small Business and Consumer of the Company. He was Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer of the Company. 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.

John Dobbins

Mr. John T. Dobbins has served as our Executive Vice President, Network Operations since April 2014. Mr. Dobbins previously served as our Senior Vice President, Network and Access Management beginning in October 2013. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Dobbins served as Vice President of Network and Access Optimization for XO Communications, a communications service provider, from 2011 to 2013. From 2006 to 2011, Mr. Dobbins served in a variety of sales, product management and access management roles at Global Crossing Telecommunications, a telecommunications company, prior to the sale of the company to Level 3 Communications.

Richard Froehlich

Mr. Richard C. Froehlich has served as our Executive Vice President, Products and Consumer since he joined the Company in April 2014. Previously, Mr. Froehlich served as Vice President—Operating Partner in the mobile and wireless division of McWane Technology since January 2014. Mr. Froehlich also previously worked for EMC Corporation, where he served as the Senior Vice President/General Manager of Global OEM products and sales from June 2012 to June 2013. Mr. Froehlich held a variety of product, P&L and sales roles at Oracle Communications, from February 2011 to June 2012 and Dell, Inc., from 2000 to 2010. Prior to joining Dell, Mr. Froehlich was a principal with management consulting firm A.T. Kearney.

Stacie Hagan

Ms. Stacie S. Hagan has served as our Executive Vice President, Customer Operations since April 2014. Previously she had served as our Executive Vice President, Customer Service Delivery and Care, 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 the Company in September 2002. Prior to joining us, Ms. Hagan served as President/Principal at SynerChange International, Inc. from 1993 until 2002.

Valerie Benjamin

Ms. Valerie C. Benjamin has served as our Senior Vice President, Human Resources since April 2014. Ms. Benjamin previously served as our Vice President, Human Resources from 2012 to April 2014. From 2009 to 2012 she led Corporate HR and Change Management at Constellation Brands, Inc., a premium wine company. Prior to this she led the Talent Management Group at The Continuous Learning Group, Inc., a performance improvement consulting firm, from 2007 to 2009. From 1995 to 2007, she worked at Accenture, a management consulting and technology services company, in a variety of consulting and human resources roles, including as the Global Director, Leadership, Culture and Values.

Michael Flannery

Mr. Michael P. Flannery has served as our Senior Vice President, Small Business since September 2014. Mr. Flannery previously served as our Senior Vice President, Revenue Operations beginning in June 2013. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Flannery served as Vice President of Large Enterprise & Wholesale Business Operations for Level 3 Communications from 2011 to 2013. From 2000 through 2011, he held a number of officer positions at Global Crossing Telecommunications including Vice President Commercial Finance & Strategic Planning, Vice President Corporate Finance, and Chief of Staff for the Enterprise business unit. Prior to joining Global Crossing Mr. Flannery served in a variety of finance, sales, and consulting positions at Xerox Corporation.

Alexandra Gobbi

Ms. Alexandra Gobbi has served as our Senior Vice President, Corporate Marketing and Communications since she joined the Company in April 2014. Prior to joining the Company, Ms. Gobbi served in Vice President marketing roles at PRGX Global, Inc., a recovery audit and information services firm, since 2010. From 2005 to 2009, Ms. Gobbi served as the Director, Global Market Intelligence at Hewlett-Packard Company. Prior to joining Hewlett-Packard, Ms. Gobbi held marketing and consulting positions at A.T. Kearney and BBDO Advertising.

Susan Bowick

Ms. Susan D. 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 this 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. Ms. Bowick's previous senior leadership positions at Hewlett Packard have given her experience and global expertise which are valuable to our Board of Directors. Her service there and on the Comverse Technology, Inc. and Verint Systems Inc. Boards of Directors has given her significant experience with corporate governance and other matters important to public companies. Her extensive background in executive compensation and human resources issues is essential for our Leadership and Compensation Committee. In addition, her business development experience at Hewlett Packard, which included evaluating potential mergers and acquisitions and leading integration activities, and global operations experience, is of importance to our Board of Directors.

David Koretz

Mr. David A. Koretz has served on our Board of Directors since May 2008. He currently is the Chief Executive Officer of Plum, Inc., a technology company, and a private investor. From February 2012 until April 2014 he held various positions at Juniper Networks, Inc., a networking and security provider, most recently as 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. Mr. Koretz has gained valuable knowledge of the cyber security, enterprise, software, SaaS, managed services and cloud industries as a result of his substantial work in the technology industry, including with Juniper Networks, Mykonos Software, BlueTie and Adventive, which is important to our Board of Directors in providing insight into the future direction of our business. This knowledge will assist us with our managed IT services business. In addition, his work with privately-held companies has given him an understanding of venture capital, private equity and smaller businesses, providing an entrepreneurial perspective that is important to our Board of Directors.

Kathleen Lane

Ms. Kathleen (Kathy) S. Lane has served on our Board of Directors since July 2013. Ms. Lane also serves on the Board of Directors of Bob Evans Farms, Inc. and serves on this company's Audit and Nominating and Corporate Governance Committees. 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. From her multiple CIO roles, Ms. Lane provides the board with a substantial IT background. With this experience she brings to the Board a deep understanding of the IT Services market in general as well as the IT services desired by our customers. Her knowledge is also valuable as we optimize our core IT service platforms and capabilities.

Garry McGuire

Mr. Garry K. McGuire has served on our Board of Directors since July 2011. 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. Mr. McGuire provides the Board of Directors extensive financial experience gained through his prior service as a Chief Financial Officer of a public company which provides him with the expertise to serve as our Audit Committee Chairperson and one of our Audit Committee financial experts. This experience, as well as his prior service as a Chief Executive Officer, enables Mr. McGuire to provide critical insight to our business strategy as well as to our financial reporting and risk management process.

R. Gerard Salemmeto

Mr. R. Gerard Salemmeto has served on our board since October 2013. 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. Mr. Salemme brings to the Board of Directors nearly 30 years of telecommunications experience in both the private and public sectors. His broad range of experience in industry strategic planning and investments as well as in regulatory policy provide the Board of Directors with important skill sets.

M. Wayne Wisehart

Mr. M. Wayne Wisehart has served on our Board of Directors since July 2008. 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 also serves on the Advisory Board of Directors of BlackStratus, a SIEM solutions provider. He 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. Mr. Wisehart's experience with us and other public companies has provided substantial background on governance and public policy matters which is valuable in his role as Chairperson of our Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee. Additionally, Mr. Wisehart's experience as a Chief Financial Officer and on public company audit committees has given him financial expertise to serve as one of our Audit Committee financial experts. His experience with the financial and corporate development matters of telecommunications and technology companies is also valuable to our Board of Directors.
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