People: Mitel Networks Corp (MNW.TO)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Terence Matthews

70 2001 Chairman of the Board

Richard McBee

50 2011 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Steve Spooner

55 2003 Chief Financial Officer

Thomas Lokar

2014 Chief Human Resource Officer

Ronald Wellard

55 2011 Executive Vice-President, General Manager - Mitel Communications Solutions

Graham Bevington

53 2011 Executive Vice President - Sales, Service, Marketing International

Joseph Vitalone

51 2013 Executive Vice President - Sales, Americas

James Davies

50 2013 Chief Technology Officer

Martyn Etherington

51 2012 Chief Marketing Officer

Jon Brinton

48 2011 General Manager - Mitel Netsolutions

Peter Charbonneau

60 2001 Lead Independent Director

Anthony Shen

55 2014 Director

Francis Shen

53 2014 Director

David Williams

72 2014 Director

Benjamin Ball

47 2007 Independent Director

Andrew Kowal

2009 Independent Director

John McHugh

53 2010 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Terence Matthews

Dr. Terence Hedley Matthews is Chairman of the Board of Mitel Networks Corp. He is founder, Chairman and a shareholder. Dr. Matthews has been a member of board of directors since February 16, 2001 and has been involved with the company and previously with Mitel Corporation (re-named Zarlink Semiconductor Inc. and recently acquired by Microsemi Corporation), for over 20 years. In 2001, companies controlled by Dr. Matthews purchased a controlling interest in Mitel Corporation’s communications systems division and the “Mitel” trademarks to form Mitel. Between 1986 and 2000, Dr. Matthews founded Newbridge Networks Corporation and served as its Chief Executive Officer and Chairman. Dr. Matthews is also the founder and Chairman of Wesley Clover International Corporation, an investment group with offices in the United Kingdom and Canada with investments in a broad range of next-generation technology companies, real estate and hotels and resorts. In addition, Dr. Matthews is currently Chairman, or serves on the board of directors, of a number of high technology companies including CounterPath Corporation, TrueContext Corporation, Solace Systems and DragonWave Inc. He also resigned from Bridgewater Systems Inc. in August 2011, which is now a division of Amdocs Corporation. Dr. Matthews holds an honors degree in electronics from the University of Wales, Swansea and is a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical Engineers and of the Royal Academy of Engineering. He has been awarded honorary doctorates by several universities, including the University of Wales, Glamorgan and Swansea, and Carleton University in Ottawa. In 1994, he was appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire, and in the 2001 Queen’s Birthday Honours, he was awarded a Knighthood. In 2011, he was appointed Patron of the Cancer Stem Cell Research Institute at Cardiff University.

Richard McBee

Mr. Richard D. McBee is President, Chief Executive Officer and Director of Mitel Networks Corp. He brings more than 20 years of experience in telecommunications to the Company, was appointed to the role of President and Chief Executive Officer in January 2011. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. McBee served as President of the Communications & Enterprise Group of Danaher Corporation. In this role, he was responsible for annual sales derived from carrier, enterprise, and SMB markets via both direct sales and channel partners. Mr. McBee joined Danaher in 2007 as President, Tektronix Communications, following the acquisition by Danaher of Tektronix. During his 15 years with Tektronix, he held a variety of positions including Senior Vice President and General Manager, Communications Business Unit; Senior Vice President of Worldwide Sales, Service and Marketing; and Vice President of Marketing & Strategic Initiatives. Mr. McBee holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from the Chapman School of Business and Economics and graduated from the United States Air Force Academy with a Bachelor of Science in 1986.

Steve Spooner

Mr. Steven E. Spooner is Chief Financial Officer of Mitel Networks Corp. He joined the Company in June 2003 as Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Spooner has more than 25 years of financial, administrative and operational experience with companies in the high technology and telecommunications sectors. Between April 2002 and June 2003, he was an independent management consultant for various technology companies. From February 2000 to March 2002, Mr. Spooner was President and Chief Executive Officer of Stream Intelligent Networks Corp., a competitive access provider and supplier of point-to-point high speed managed bandwidth. From February 1995 to February 2000, Mr. Spooner served as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of CrossKeys Systems Corporation, a publicly traded company between 1997 and 2001. Prior to that, Mr. Spooner was Vice President Finance and Corporate Controller of SHL Systemhouse Inc., also a publicly traded company. He held progressively senior financial management responsibilities at Digital Equipment of Canada Ltd. from 1984 to 1990 and at Wang Canada Ltd. from 1990 to 1992. Mr. Spooner is an honours Commerce graduate of Carleton University. He is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario and in 2011 was elected by the Institute as a Fellow of the Institute in recognition of career achievements and leadership contributions to the community and to the profession. Mr. Spooner also holds the ICD.D certification, having completed the Directors’ Education Program of the Institute of Corporate Directors of Canada.

Thomas Lokar

Mr. Thomas Lokar is Chief Human Resource Officer of the Company. Lokar joins Mitel from HP, where he served as Vice President of Human Resources for Enterprise Services, Global Outsourcing and Application Services. Prior to that, Tom spent six years at AOL as Senior Vice President of HR Products, Platforms and Technology Development, before leaving to become president and co-founder of an online career management and talent management start-up. While there he developed a series of assessment tools and feedback protocols designed to help those seeking employment better define their career plan and to assist recruiters in finding candidates that best match job qualifications. Early in his career Tom worked at Bristol Myers Squibb in leadership development and prior to that he spent 7 years in management consulting. Tom holds a PhD in Industrial and Organizational Psychology from Kansas State University. He earned his B.A. from the University of Detroit.

Ronald Wellard

Mr. Ronald G. Wellard is Executive Vice-President, General Manager - Mitel Communications Solutions of Mitel Networks Corp. He joined the Company in December 2003 as Vice President, R&D, then held the position of Executive Vice-President of Product Development and Operations. In May, 2011, Mr. Wellard was appointed Executive Vice-President and General Manager, Mitel Communications Solutions. Prior to July 2003, Mr. Wellard was a Vice President at Nortel Networks Corporation and held the position of Product Development Director for Meridian Norstar from 1994 to 1999. Mr. Wellard has a Bachelor of Applied Science, Systems Design Engineering degree from the University of Waterloo.

Graham Bevington

Mr. Graham Bevington is Executive Vice President - Sales, Service, Marketing International of Mitel Networks Corp. He was appointed Executive Vice President, Sales Service, Marketing International in May 2011 and was previously Vice President and Managing Director of the Europe, Middle East and Africa Region since February 2001. Between January 2000 and February 2001, Mr. Bevington held the same position for Mitel Corporation (re-named Zarlink Semiconductor Inc. and recently acquired by Microsemi Corporation). From 1997 until December 1999, he was Managing Director at DeTeWe Limited. From 1986 until 1997, Mr. Bevington was Sales Director at Shipton DeTeWe Limited.

Joseph Vitalone

Mr. Joseph Vitalone has been appointed as Executive Vice President - Sales, Americas of Mitel Networks Corporation effective April 1, 2013. A seasoned veteran with more than 25 years of sales and business development experience in telecom and technology industries, Mr. Vitalone joins Mitel from Shoretel where he most recently held the position of vice president of Channel Management. Mr. Vitalone has also held senior sales management positions at LifeSize Communications, Polycom, and CoVi Technologies, as well as PictureTel, AT&T Wireless, and a previous role at Mitel.

James Davies

Mr. James Davies is Chief Technology Officer of Mitel Networks Corp. He joined Mitel in 1998. He has held a number of technology and business-related roles at Mitel, including Director of New Technology, Vice President of R&D, Vice President of Solutions Management, Vice President of SME Business Unit, Chief Strategy Officer and, most recently, Chief Technology Officer. Prior to joining Mitel, Mr. Davies worked at BNR, the research wing of Nortel Networks in a number of technology and technology management roles. Mr. Davies holds a degree in electrical and mechanical engineering from Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario.

Martyn Etherington

Mr. Martyn B. Etherington has been appointed as Chief Marketing Officer of Mitel Networks Corp., with effect from August 28, 2012. In this capacity, Mr. Etherington assumes oversight responsibility for all aspects of Mitel's corporate marketing strategy and programs globally. With more than 25 years of experience with multinational technology companies, including IBM, Sequent Computer Systems and Digital Equipment Corp., and a proven record for global brand building and sales growth, Mr. Etherington joins Mitel from Tektronix, where he recently held the position of vice-president, worldwide marketing. An awarding-winning marketing executive acknowledged for his digital marketing experience, Mr. Etherington is a member of the advisory committee and vice-chair of the Chief Marketing Officer Council in North America.

Jon Brinton

Mr. Jon Brinton is General Manager - Mitel Netsolutions of Mitel Networks Corp. Mr. Brinton was appointed General Manager, Mitel Netsolutions, networks services division in May 2011. Mr. Brinton joined the Company in 1999 through the acquisition of his own corporation, Network Services Agency, Inc. by Inter-Tel Technologies, Inc. (now known as Mitel Technologies, Inc.) Through the years, Mr. Brinton has held various positions within the Company including: Vice President of Networks Services, and President of Mitel NetSolutions, Inc. Mr. Brinton holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Grand Canyon University.

Peter Charbonneau

Mr. Peter Dominic Charbonneau is Lead Independent Director of Mitel Networks Corp. He is a General Partner at Skypoint Capital Corporation, an early-stage technology venture capital firm, a position he has held since January 2001. From June 2000 to December 2000, Mr. Charbonneau was an Executive Vice President of March Networks Corporation. Mr. Charbonneau was appointed to board of directors on February 16, 2001. Prior to his involvement with March Networks Corporation, Mr. Charbonneau spent 13 years at Newbridge Networks Corporation acting in numerous capacities including as Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President, President and Chief Operating Officer and Vice Chairman. He also served as a member of Newbridge Networks Corporation’s board of directors between 1996 and 2000. Mr. Charbonneau currently serves on the board of directors of a number of other companies, the majority of which are technology companies, including CounterPath Corporation, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, Teradici Corporation, and True Context Corporation. He resigned from the Board of March Networks Corporation, which was recently acquired by Infinova (Canada) Limited. Mr. Charbonneau holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Ottawa and an MBA from University of Western Ontario. He has been a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario since 1979 and in June 2003 was elected by the Institute as a Fellow of the Institute in recognition of career achievements and leadership contributions to the community and to the profession. Mr. Charbonneau also holds the ICD.D certification, having completed the Directors’ Education Program of the Institute of Corporate Directors of Canada.

Anthony Shen

Mr. Anthony P. Shen is Director of the Company. He had also been Co-Chief Executive Officer of Aastra since March 2005, as well as President and Chief Operating Officer since July 1996.

Francis Shen

Mr. Francis Shen is Director of the Company. He had been Chairman of the Board of Directors of Aastra since 1996, as well as Co-Chief Executive Officer since March 2005 and Chief Executive Officer from July 1996 to March 2005.

David Williams

Mr. David Williams is Director of the Company. Mr. Williams had been Aastra’s Lead Independent Director and Chair of the Compensation Committee. He retired as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Ontario Workplace Safety and Insurance Board in 2003. Prior to that, he held senior executive and finance roles with George Weston Limited and Loblaw Companies Limited, including a term as Chief Financial Officer of Loblaw Companies Limited. Mr. Williams is a director of Shoppers Drug Mart Corporation and of Canadian Apartment Properties REIT.

Benjamin Ball

Mr. Benjamin H. Ball is Independent Director of Mitel Networks Corp. He is a Founding Partner of Francisco Partners Management, LLC, which is a private equity firm focused exclusively on investing in the information technology market. Mr. Ball focuses primarily on investments in the communications and hardware systems sectors. Mr. Ball was appointed to board of directors on October 23, 2007. He also serves on the board of directors of Data Connection, Electrical Components International, WatchGuard and WebTrends. Prior to founding Francisco Partners, Mr. Ball was a Vice President with TA Associates where he led private equity investments in the software, semiconductor and communications segments. Earlier in his career, Mr. Ball worked for AEA Investors, a New York-based private equity firm, and also for the consulting firm of Bain & Company. Mr. Ball holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Harvard College and an MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business.

Andrew Kowal

Mr. Andrew J. Kowal is Independent Director of Mitel Networks Corp. Mr. Kowal was appointed to board of directors on July 2, 2009. Mr. Kowal is a Partner with Francisco Partners Management, LLC and has been with the firm since 2001. Mr. Kowal focuses primarily on investments in the semiconductor and hardware systems sectors. He has served on the board of directors of ADERANT Holdings, Inc., Magnachip Semiconductor LLC and Metrologic Instruments, Inc., and was a principal participant in the execution and management of Francisco Partners’ investments in AMI Semiconductor and Ultra Clean Technology. Prior to joining Francisco Partners in 2001, Mr. Kowal was a member of Princes Gate Investors, the private equity arm of the Institutional Securities Division of Morgan Stanley, where he was responsible for the identification, evaluation and execution of private equity transactions in a variety of industries, including information technology and hardware. Mr. Kowal holds a Bachelor of Science in Economics degree, summa cum laude, from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.

John McHugh

Mr. John P. McHugh is Independent Director of Mitel Networks Corp. Mr. McHugh was appointed to board of directors on March 12, 2010. Mr. McHugh is an enterprise networking industry veteran with almost 30 years of related experience. Mr. McHugh is the Chief Marketing Officer for Brocade Communications Systems, Inc., a public company which offers data center networking and end-to-end enterprise and service provider networking solutions. Prior to his current role, Mr. McHugh was Vice President and General Manager of Nortel Networks Limited’s Enterprise Network Solutions Business Unit and oversaw the restructuring and divestiture of that organization from Nortel. He also served briefly as a consultative executive at Silver Lake Management, L.L.C. where he worked on technology and company evaluations. Mr. McHugh also had a 26-year career at Hewlett-Packard Co., where he held a variety of executive management positions including Vice President and Worldwide General Manager of HP ProCurve. Mr. McHugh was responsible for global operations, sales, channels, marketing, R&D, strategic planning and business development. Mr. McHugh holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology.
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