People: NTS Inc (NTS)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Guy Nissenson

39 2012 Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer

Niv Krikov

42 2012 Chief Financial Officer, Principal Accounting Officer, Treasurer

Alan Bazaar

43 2012 Independent Director

Don Carlos Bell

44 2012 Independent Director

Richard Coleman

57 2012 Independent Director

Jeffrey Eberwein

43 2012 Independent Director

Timothy Farrar

45 2010 Independent Director

Andrew MacMillan

65 2012 Independent Director

Arie Rosenfeld

69 2009 Independent Director

Shemer Schwarz

39 2002 Independent Director

John Nesbett

IR Contact Officer

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Name Description

Guy Nissenson

Mr. Guy Nissenson is Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer of NTS Inc. He has been our President, Chief Executive Officer and Director since our inception and the Chairman of our Board since March 12, 2012. Since December 27, 2012 Mr. Nissenson serves as a non-voting member of our Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee. Mr. Nissenson has been the Chairman of the Board of our wholly-owned subsidiaries, Xfone USA and NTS Communications, since March 2005 and February 2008, respectively and President and Chief Executive Officer of Xfone USA and NTS Communications since October 19, 2012 and April 1, 2012, respectively. Mr. Nissenson also serves as a director and/or officer or in other equivalent capacities of certain subsidiaries of Xfone USA and NTS Communications. Mr. Nissenson was a Marketing Manager of RADA Electronic Industries Ltd. from 1997 to 1998. Mr. Nissenson was an Audit and Control Officer with the rank of Lieutenant of the Israel Defense Forces - Central Drafting Base and other posts from 1993 to 1997. Mr. Nissenson received a Bachelor of Science in Business Management from Kings College - University of London and a Master of Business Administration in International Business from Royal Holloway at the University of London, United Kingdom. As one of our founders, as well as our Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Nissenson is a key member of our Board. Mr. Nissenson’s business aptitude, experience, and leadership have helped us to focus on growth opportunities for our business and qualify him to serve as a director.

Niv Krikov

Mr. Niv Krikov is Chief Financial Officer, Principal Accounting Officer, Treasurer of NTS Inc. He has served as our Principal Accounting Officer since May 9, 2007, and on August 13, 2007 he was also appointed as our Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer. From December 27, 2010 until December 20, 2012, he served as a member of our Board. From March 2007 until August 2007, Mr. Krikov served as our Vice President Finance. Since August 15, 2009, Mr. Krikov has served as an Executive Vice President of NTS Communications and on April 1, 2012 he also became the Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer of NTS Communications. Since October 19, 2012 Mr. Krikov has served as Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer of Xfone USA. On July 29, 2010, Mr. Krikov became a member of the Board of Directors of NTS Communications and Xfone USA. Mr. Krikov also serves as a director and/or officer or in other equivalent capacities of certain subsidiaries of Xfone USA and NTS Communications. Prior to joining us, Mr. Krikov held diverse financial and accounting positions in various companies. Mr. Krikov was a Corporate Controller of Nur Macroprinter Ltd. from 2005 to 2007. Mr. Krikov served as a Controller and later Credit and Revenues Manager of Alvarion Ltd. (NASDAQ: ALVR) from 2002 to 2005. Prior to that, from 1997 to 2001, Mr. Krikov was an Auditor at the Israeli public accounting firm of Kost Forer Gabbay & Kasierer, an affiliate of Ernst & Young LLP. Mr. Krikov holds a Bachelor in Administration in Economics and Accounting from the Tel Aviv University and a Master of Laws from the Faculty of Law at the Bar Ilan University in Israel. Mr. Krikov is a CPA in Israel.

Alan Bazaar

Mr. Alan L. Bazaar is an Independent Director of NTS, Inc., He has been a member of our Board since December 20, 2012 and since December 27, 2012 serves as the Chairman of our Audit Committee. Mr. Bazaar is a Partner and Co-CEO of Hollow Brook Wealth Management LLC where he is responsible for investment research and portfolio management as well as firmwide operations. Mr. Bazaar also serves as a director of Wireless Telecom Group, Inc. (NYSE MKT: WTT). From 1999 until 2010, Mr. Bazaar was a Managing Director and Portfolio Manager at Richard L. Scott Investments, LLC where he co-managed the public equity portfolio and was responsible for all aspects of the investment decision-making process including all elements of due diligence. From 2004 until 2008, Mr. Bazaar served on the board of Media Sciences International, Inc. and during his tenure served at various times on its Audit Committee, Compensation Committee and Nominating and Governance Committee. Mr. Bazaar was formerly a director of Airco Industries, Inc., a privately held manufacturer of aerospace products and was with Arthur Andersen LLP in the Assurance and Financial Buyer's Practices group and in their Business Fraud and Investigation Services Unit. Mr. Bazaar received an undergraduate degree in History from Bucknell University and a Master of Business Administration from the Stern School of Business at New York University. Mr. Bazaar is also a Certified Public Accountant. Mr. Bazaar’s financial and accounting expertise qualify him to serve as a director.

Don Carlos Bell

Mr. Don Carlos Bell III is an Independent Director of NTS, Inc., He has been a member of our Board since December 20, 2012 and since December 27, 2012 serves as a member of our Audit Committee. In addition, since August 6, 2013, Mr. Bell serves as a member of our Special Committee established in connection with the Merger. Mr. Bell is a telecom and technology entrepreneur and investor. Since 2011, Mr. Bell has been a private investor. From 2007 until 2011, Mr. Bell served as the President/CEO and owner of Tidal Research, an Internet advertising company he founded and subsequently sold. During the ten years prior to launching Tidal Research, Mr. Bell was a senior executive with two portfolio companies of Goldman Sachs Capital Partners (IPC Systems and Clearwire), and a member of the Investment Banking Division of Goldman Sachs Group. At IPC Systems, a telecom products and services company serving clients in 40 countries, Mr. Bell served as Senior Vice President of Marketing and Corporate Development and as head of worldwide product development. At Clearwire, a wireless broadband services provider, Mr. Bell served as Vice President and led the company’s business development and product development functions prior to the sale of the company from Goldman Sachs Capital Partners to Craig McCaw. Mr. Bell holds a BA in Classics from St. John’s College and a Master of Business Administration in Finance from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. Mr. Bell’s investment banking experience together with his experience serving in senior executive positions in Goldman Sachs portfolio companies in the telecom field as well as his experience as a technology entrepreneur and investor qualify him to serve as a director.

Richard Coleman

Mr. Richard K. Coleman, Jr., is an Independent Director of NTS, Inc., He has been a member of our Board since December 20, 2012. In addition, since August 6, 2013, Mr. Coleman serves as a member of our Special Committee established in connection with the Merger. Mr. Coleman is a private investor and technological advisor. Since 1998 Mr, Coleman has been the founder and President of Rocky Mountain Venture Services (RMVS) assisting multiple technology companies to plan and launch new business ventures and restructuring initiatives. Mr. Coleman currently serves as Interim CEO & President of Crossroads Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq: CRDS) and is a director on the boards of Aetrium, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATRM), On Track Innovations, Inc. (Nasdaq: OTIV), and Crossroads Systems, Inc. Mr. Coleman served in a variety of senior operational roles including CEO of Vroom Technologies, COO of Metronet Communications, and President of US West Long Distance. He also held significant officer level positions with Frontier Communications, Centex Telemanagement, and Sprint Communications. Mr. Coleman served on a number of private, public, and non-profit boards including Colorado’s Internet and Telecommunications Alliance, ZenAstra Photonics and NxGen Networks, Inc. Mr. Coleman is a graduate of the USAF Academy and the USAF Communications Systems Officer School and also holds a Masters in Business Administration from Golden Gate University. Mr. Coleman's operational telecom experience and expertise qualify him to serve as a director.

Jeffrey Eberwein

Mr. Jeffrey E. Eberwein is an Independent Director of NTS, Inc. He has been a member of our Board since December 20, 2012 and since December 27, 2012 serves as a member of our Compensation Committee and Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee. In addition, since August 6, 2013, Mr. Eberwein serves as a member (and as Chairman since September 17, 2013) of our Special Committee established in connection with the Merger. Mr. Eberwein is the founder and chief executive officer of Lone Star Value Management, LLC, an investment firm. Prior to founding Lone Star in January 2013, Mr. Eberwein was a private investor from January 2012 to January 2013. He was a portfolio manager at Soros Fund Management from January 2009 to December 2011 and Viking Global Investors from March 2005 to September 2008. Mr. Eberwein is chairman of the board of Digirad Corporation and Crossroads Systems, Inc. Mr. Eberwein is also a current director of Aetrium, Inc. and On-Track Innovations, Ltd. and he served on the board of The Goldfield Corporation from May 2012 to May 2013, all of which are public companies. Mr. Eberwein serves on the audit and compensation committee of On-Track Innovations, Ltd. Mr. Eberwein is also the treasurer and serves on the executive committee of the Board of Hope for New York, a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to serving the poor in New York City. Mr. Eberwein earned an MBA from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania and a BBA with high honors from The University of Texas at Austin. Mr. Eberwein’s valuable public company and financial expertise, gained from both his employment history and directorships qualify him to serve as a director.

Timothy Farrar

Dr. Timothy M. Farrar is an Independent Director of NTS Inc., since December 27, 2010. Since December 27, 2012 Dr. Farrar serves as a member of our Compensation Committee. Dr. Farrar previously served as the Chairman of our Nominating Committee from March 12, 2012 until December 27, 2012. Since 2002, Dr. Farrar has served as the President of Telecom, Media and Finance Associates, Inc., a consulting and research firm specializing in telecommunications strategy and market analysis. Since 2006, Dr. Farrar has also served as the President of the Mobile Satellite Users Association, an industry association in satellite communications. From 1995 to 2002, Dr. Farrar was a consultant holding progressively more senior roles at Analysys Consulting, a telecom strategy consultancy based in the UK. Dr. Farrar led the expansion of Analysys into the US, setting up the company’s first US office in the San Francisco Bay Area in 1999, and developing a multi-million dollar new business pipeline from the US between 1997 and 2002. From 1993 to 1995, Dr. Farrar worked as a system engineer for Smith System Engineering in the UK, specifying and developing a range of simulations, databases, and data communications software for various government agencies. Dr. Farrar has a Master of Arts in Mathematics and a Ph.D. in Operations Research from the University of Cambridge, UK. Dr. Farrar’s broad experience in telecommunications, technology, and strategy qualify him to serve as a director.

Andrew MacMillan

Mr. Andrew J. MacMillan is an Independent Director of NTS, Inc. He has been a member of our Board since December 20, 2012 and since December 27, 2012 serves as the Chairman of our Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee. Mr. MacMillan is a corporate communications professional with 18 years of corporate communications experience in the global securities industry, plus 18 years of direct investment banking and related experience. Since 2010, Mr. MacMillan serves as an independent management consultant providing marketing and communications advisory to clients. Prior to that from 2007 until 2010 Mr. MacMillan served as Director, Global Communications & Marketing of AXA Rosenberg, a leading equity asset management firm. Prior to that Mr. MacMillan served in a variety of corporate communication roles including Senior Vice President of Corporate Communications & Government Affairs at Ameriprise Financial, Head of Corporate Communications (Americas) at Barclays Capital, Senior Vice President of Corporate Communications of The Nasdaq Stock Market and Director of Corporate Communications at Credit Suisse First Boston. Mr. MacMillan previously served as an investment banker, acquisition officer, and consultant directly involved with capital raising, acquisitions, and financial feasibility studies. Mr. MacMillan holds a BS in Industrial Engineering from the University of Iowa and a Masters in Business Administration from Harvard. Mr. MacMillan’s corporate communications and investment banking expertise qualify him to serve as a director.

Arie Rosenfeld

Mr. Arie Rosenfeld is an Independent Director of NTS Inc., since January 16, 2009. Since December 27, 2012 Mr. Rosenfeld serves as the Chairman of our Compensation Committee. Mr. Rosenfeld previously served as the Chairman of our Audit Committee (on an interim basis) from March 12, 2012 until December 27, 2012, and as a member of our Nominating Committee from September 19, 2010 until December 27, 2012. From 2008 to 2010, Mr. Rosenfeld served as the Chairman of Software Imaging Ltd., an imaging software company in Oxford, U.K. Since 1996, Mr. Rosenfeld serves as a strategic consultant to Dainippon Screen Manufacturing Co. Ltd., a company providing manufacturing equipment to the semiconductor and graphic industries, based in Kyoto, Japan. From 2005 to 2008, Mr. Rosenfeld served as Chairman of Printar Ltd., manufacturer of digital printing equipment for the PCB industry, based in Rehovoth, Israel. From 1997 to 2007, Mr. Rosenfeld served as Chairman of the Board of XAAR plc, a supplier of ink-jet heads to industrial printer manufacturers in Asia, Europe and the U.S., based in Cambridge, U.K. (LSE: XAR). From 1988 to 1995, Mr. Rosenfeld served as President, Chief Executive Officer and a director of Scitex Corporation Ltd., a multi-national company providing visual information communication products for the graphic arts and digital printing industries, headquartered in Israel. Scitex Corporation Ltd. was later sold to Creo Products Inc. of Vancouver, Canada. Mr. Rosenfeld holds a Bachelor of Science in Electronics Engineering from the Technion Institute of Technology in Haifa, Israel and a Master of Business Administration from INSEAD in Fontainebleau, France. Having served as the leader of numerous multinational technology oriented companies, Mr. Rosenfeld's background, financial knowledge and managerial expertise qualify him to serve as a director.

Shemer Schwarz

Mr. Shemer S. Schwarz is an Independent Director of NTS Inc., since December 19, 2002. Since November 24, 2004 Mr. Schwarz serves as a member of our Audit Committee and since December 27, 2012 as a member of our Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee. Mr. Schwarz previously served as a member of our Compensation Committee from December 30, 2007 until December 27, 2012. Mr. Schwarz was a director of Xfone 018, a former subsidiary of ours, from April 2004 until August 2010 and was a director of Xfone USA from March 2005 until February 2008. Since December 2011, Mr. Schwarz serves as co-founder and Chief Technical Officer of EatWith Ltd., an Internet startup located in Tel-Aviv, Israel. From 2003 to 2008, Mr. Schwarz was the co-founder and research and development expert of XIV Ltd., a data storage startup company located in Tel-Aviv, Israel. XIV Ltd. was acquired by IBM in 2008 and since then until 2011 Mr. Schwarz led the research and development of the XIV storage project at IBM. From November 2001 to March 2003, Mr. Schwarz had been an Application Team Leader of RF Waves Ltd., an Israel based high technology company in the field of wireless communication. From 1996 to 2001, Mr. Schwarz was a Captain in the Research and Development Center of the Israel Defense Forces Intelligence. Mr. Schwarz received a Bachelor of Science in Physics and Mathematics from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. Mr. Schwarz received a Master in Computer Science and a Master of Business Administration from the Tel Aviv University. Mr. Schwarz’s experience in communications and technology oriented organizations, as well as his analytical skills and education, qualify him to serve as a director.

John Nesbett

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