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Sonus Networks Inc (SONS.O)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Howard Janzen

61 2008 Non-Executive Independent Chairman of the Board

Raymond Dolan

58 2010 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Susan Villare

46 2016 Interim Chief Financial Officer, Principal Financial Officer and Principal Accounting Officer

Jeffrey Snider

51 2012 Senior Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer, General Counsel, Secretary

Kevin Riley

44 2014 Chief Technology Officer, Vice President, Engineering

Peter Polizzi

44 2013 Vice President, General Manager - Global Services

Michael Swade

52 2014 Senior Vice President - Worldwide Sales and Marketing

James Brewington

71 2009 Independent Director

Matthew Bross

54 2014 Independent Director

John Cunningham

77 2004 Independent Director

Beatriz Infante

61 2010 Independent Director

Richard Lynch

59 2014 Independent Director

Pamela Reeve

66 2013 Independent Director

John Schofield

66 2009 Independent Director

Scott Schubert

61 2009 Independent Director

H. Thompson

76 2003 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Howard Janzen

Mr. Howard E. Janzen is Non-Executive Independent Chairman of the Board of Sonus Networks, Inc., since December 23, 2008. Mr. Janzen has been the President and Chief Executive Officer of Cool Planet Energy Systems, Inc., a company that converts non-food biomass into sustainable, high-octane gasoline, as well as its director since July 2012. Since 2002, Mr. Janzen has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Janzen Ventures, Inc., a private investment business venture. Mr. Janzen was the Chief Executive Officer and a director of One Communications Corp., a supplier of integrated advanced telecommunications solutions to businesses, from 2007 until its sale in 2011. He served as President of Sprint Business Solutions, the business unit serving Sprint Corporation's business customer base, from 2004 to 2005. From 2003 to 2004, he was President of Sprint Corporation's Global Markets Group, responsible for Sprint Corporation's long distance service for both consumer and business customers. From 1994 until 2002, Mr. Janzen served as President and Chief Executive Officer, and Chairman from 2001 to 2002, of Williams Communications Group, Inc., a high technology company. Mr. Janzen has served as a member of the Board of Directors, the Compensation Committee and the Corporate Governance Committee of Global Telecom & Technology, Inc. since 2006; and a member of the Board of Directors and the Audit Committee of Vocera Communications, Inc. since 2007. He previously served as a member of the Board of Directors, Compensation Committee and Strategy Committee of Macrosolve, Inc. from 2006 to 2012. Mr. Janzen also serves as a member of the Board of Directors of two privately held companies, a member of the Executive Committee of the Global Information Infrastructure Commission, a member of the University of Tulsa Board of Trustees and Colorado School of Mines Foundation Board of Governors, and a member of the Boards of Directors of Heart of America Boy Scout Council, a non-profit organization.

Raymond Dolan

Mr. Raymond P. Dolan is President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of Sonus Networks, Inc., since October 12 , 2010. Mr. Dolan has more than 25 years of experience in the telecommunications industry, having served in senior leadership positions at QUALCOMM Incorporated, Nextwave Wireless and BellAtlantic/NYNEX Mobile. From 2006 to 2008, Mr. Dolan served as Chief Executive Officer of QUALCOMM/Flarion Technologies, a developer of mobile broadband communications technologies, as well as Senior Vice President of QUALCOMM Incorporated. Prior to its acquisition by QUALCOMM in 2006, Mr. Dolan served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Flarion Technologies. Before his role at Flarion Technologies, from 1996 to 2000, Mr. Dolan was Chief Operating Officer of NextWave Telecom. Prior to that, he spent eight years at BellAtlantic/NYNEX Mobile, serving in numerous roles of increasing responsibility, most recently as Executive Vice President of Marketing. He began his career in the telecommunications industry at PacTel Cellular as a Manager of Network Operations. Mr. Dolan also served as an officer in the United States Marine Corps, where he spent more than seven years as a tactical jet pilot. He has served on the Board of Directors and has been Chairman of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee of American Tower Corporation since 2003. He also served on the Board of Directors of NII Holdings, Inc. from 2008 until 2012.

Susan Villare

Ms. Susan M. Villare is Interim Chief Financial Officer, Principal Financial Officer and Principal Accounting Officer of the Company. Ms. Villare has served as the Company’s Vice President of Financial Planning and Analysis since February 2012. Previously, from 2008 to 2012, she served as the Vice President of Financial Planning and Analysis of BigBand Networks, Inc., a company that developed and sold network-based solutions that enable cable multiple system operators and telecommunications companies to offer video services across their networks and that was acquired by ARRIS Group in 2011. Prior to BigBand Networks, Inc., Ms. Villare was the Chief Financial Officer of Burst Media, a company that provided display advertising for specialty content web publishers, from 2007 to 2008. From 1999 to 2006, Ms. Villare served in various positions, including Chief Financial Officer of Enovia, a division of MatrixOne, Inc., a leading service provider of Internet collaborative software that was acquired by Dassault Systèmes in 2006. Before her in-house career, Ms. Villare was a senior auditor at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP. Ms. Villare is a certified public accountant and holds a Bachelor of Science in Management from Boston College.

Jeffrey Snider

Mr. Jeffrey M. Snider is Senior Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer, General Counsel, Secretary of Sonus Networks, Inc. Prior to joining Sonus, from 2006 to 2008, Mr. Snider served in a dual legal and operating role as Executive Vice President and General Counsel of BMS, Inc., a provider of hardware, software and services to the legal industry. From 2003 to 2006, Mr. Snider was the Senior Vice President and General Counsel of Geac Computer Corporation, Ltd., a global software and services provider. Prior to Geac Computer Corporation, Ltd., Mr. Snider was Senior Vice President and General Counsel at Lycos, Inc., an industry-leading Internet conglomerate, from 1997 to 2002. Before his in-house career, Mr. Snider was a member of the Boston law firm of Hutchins & Wheeler. Mr. Snider served as a Director on the Board of the New England Legal Foundation from 2001 to 2009, and was a Trustee of the Boston Bar Foundation from 2003 to 2007.

Kevin Riley

Mr. Kevin Riley is Vice President, Engineering and Chief Technology Officer of Sonus Networks, Inc., previously served as our Vice President of Platform Engineering and was a Sonus Fellow from May 2011 to January 2014. Prior to joining Sonus, he was the Software Development Director at Verivue, Inc., a content delivery network software company, from August 2009 to May 2011.

Peter Polizzi

Mr.Peter Polizzi has been appointed as Vice President and General Manager - Global Services of Sonus Networks, Inc., since August 2013. He was previously our Senior Director of Strategy and Go-to-Market from November 2011 to August 2013, and is responsible for managing our Services strategy and operations at the Company. Prior to joining Sonus, Mr. Polizzi served as Vice President of Channel Technical Operations at Avaya Inc., an enterprise communications systems company, from 2009 to 2011. Previously, from 2003 to 2009, Mr. Polizzi was a Senior Director at Symbol Technologies, Inc., a manufacturer and supplier of data capture and delivery equipment, and a General Manager at Motorola Solutions Inc.'s Advanced Services business after its acquisition of Symbol Technologies, Inc. Mr. Polizzi holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics from both the Università di Palermo in Italy and Columbia University.

Michael Swade

Mr. Michael Swade has been appointed as Senior Vice President - Worldwide Sales and Marketing of Sonus Networks, Inc. Mr. Swade was previously our Interim Senior Vice President, Worldwide Sales and Marketing from July 2014 to September 2014 and Vice President and General Manager, Americas from May 2014 to July 2014. Prior to joining Sonus, from September 2011 to May 2014, he was the Executive Vice President, Sales at York Telecom Corporation ("Yorktel"), a global provider of unified communications and collaboration, cloud, and video managed services for large enterprise and federal government customers. Prior to his tenure at Yorktel, from February 2011 to September 2011, Mr. Swade acted as an independent consultant. From November 2010 to February 2011, Mr. Swade served as the Senior Vice President, Global Field Operations at Polycom, Inc. He was also Polycom, Inc.'s President, Europe from January 2010 to November 2010; Vice President, Service Provider and Unified Communications Sales from January 2008 to January 2010; and Vice President, Global Account Sales from January 2007 to January 2008.

James Brewington

Mr. James K. Brewington is Independent Director of Sonus Networks, Inc., since May 2009. Mr. Brewington is a veteran of the global communications market, with over 40 years of industry experience at AT&T Inc. and Lucent Technologies before his retirement in 2007. From mid-2004 until his retirement from Lucent Technologies, Mr. Brewington was President of the then newly formed Developing Markets group, tasked with expanding the revenue base beyond domestic borders, reflecting his prior success in building out their global footprint. Prior to this, he was President of Lucent Technologies' Mobility Solutions division, where he was responsible for all wireless infrastructure for the mobility segment, including global wireless development and product architecture, project management, and business and product management. Mr. Brewington joined Lucent Technologies in 1996. He began his career at AT&T Inc. in 1968, and over the ensuing years held various executive management positions in the telecommunications industry, including overseeing Bell Telephone Wireless Laboratories. Mr. Brewington has served on the Board of Directors and the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee of Kopin Corporation since 2006 and serves on the Board of Directors of two privately held companies. He also advises several technology startup companies. He has served on the boards of the U.S.-Saudi Arabian Business Council and INROADS/North Jersey, Inc., a non-profit organization that trains minority youth for careers in business and industry. He was a member of the Cellular Telecommunications Industry Association ("CTIA") and the CTIA Wireless Foundation.

Matthew Bross

Mr. Matthew W. Bross is Independent Director of Sonus Networks, Inc. Mr. Bross has been the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Compass-EOS, a supplier of icPhotonicsTM technology that delivers a commercial chip-to-chip direct silicon-to-photonics solution, since February 2014. Mr. Bross was previously the Global Chief Technology Officer of Huawei from October 2009 to October 2012, British Telecom from November 2002 to July 2009, and Williams Communications Group, Inc. from March 1997 to November 2002. He has led the technology innovation and investment strategies for the companies he has served across multiple technology and business domains, including carrier, enterprise, devices, applications and services. Additionally, he was awarded a William Pitt Fellowship by Pembroke College at the University of Cambridge. Mr. Bross currently serves as Chairman of the Global Information Infrastructure Commission and is a member of the Board of Directors for the EastWest Institute.

John Cunningham

Mr. John P. Cunningham is Independent Director of Sonus Networks, Inc., since September 13, 2004. In 2002, Mr. Cunningham retired from Citrix Systems, Inc., a global leader in virtual workplace software and services. From 2001 to 2002, Mr. Cunningham was Senior Vice President, Finance and Operations of Citrix Systems, Inc. He joined Citrix Systems, Inc. in 1999 as Senior Vice President, Finance and Administration and served in that capacity until 2001. From 1998 to 1999, Mr. Cunningham served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Wang Global, a worldwide provider of network services. Prior to joining Wang Global, he served as Chief Financial Officer of Whirlpool Corporation from 1996 to 1998 and Chief Financial Officer of Maytag Corporation from 1994 to 1996. Mr. Cunningham has also held various management positions, including Corporate Controller, at International Business Machines. From 2001 to December 2013, he served as a member of the Board of Directors of Smart Disk Corporation as well as its Audit Committee.

Beatriz Infante

Ms. Beatriz V. Infante is Independent Director of Sonus Networks, Inc., since January 10, 2010. Since 2009, Ms. Infante has served as Chief Executive Officer of BusinessExcelleration LLC, which provides management consulting services to companies at strategic inflection points. Since 2008, Ms. Infante has also served as a limited partner and advisor to Tandem Capital, an investment firm specializing in mobile technology companies. From 2010 until its acquisition by Infor in 2011, Ms. Infante was the Chief Executive Officer and a director of ENXSUITE Corporation, a leading supplier of energy management solutions. From 2006 until its acquisition by Voxeo Corporation in 2008, she was the Chief Executive Officer and a director of VoiceObjects Inc., a market leader in voice applications servers. From 2004 to 2005, Ms. Infante served as Interim Chief Executive Officer and a director of Sychron Inc., which was sold to an investor group. Ms. Infante was Chief Executive Officer and President of Aspect Communications Corporation, a market leader in communications solutions, from April 2000 until October 2003, and was additionally named Chairman in February 2001, and held additional executive roles between October 1998 and April 2000. She has served on the Board of Directors, Compensation Committee and Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee of Emulex Corporation since May 2012, including as the Chair of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee since February 2014. Since May 2014, she has served on the Board of Directors and Audit Committee of Liquidity Services Inc. Since 1994, she has served on the Advisory Committee to the Princeton University School of Engineering and Applied Science. She has been a director at a number of privately held companies as well as two non-profit organizations, Silicon Valley Leadership Group and Joint Venture Silicon Valley Network.

Richard Lynch

Mr. Richard J. Lynch is Independent Director of Sonus Networks, Inc. Mr. Lynch has served as the President of FB Associates, LLC, which provides advisory and consulting services at the intersection of technology, marketing and business operations. Mr. Lynch was the Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer for Verizon Communications between 2007 and 2011, and the Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer of Verizon Wireless and its predecessors from 1990 until 2007. Mr. Lynch has been at the forefront of wireless technology solutions and was responsible for the selection of CDPD, CDMA, EV-DO and LTE for use within the Verizon network. Building on these and other key technology decisions, Mr. Lynch has driven the introduction of key innovative products and services into the marketplace. Mr. Lynch is a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers and has been awarded patents in the field of wireless communications. He has served as a member of the Board of Directors, Chairman of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee and a member of the Compensation Committee of Ruckus Wireless, Inc. since March 2012; and a member of the Board of Directors and Compensation, Nominating and Governance Committee of BlackBerry Limited since February 2013. From November 2010 to November 2013, Mr. Lynch served as Chairman of the Board of Directors and a member of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee of TranSwitch Corp. Mr. Lynch also serves as a member of the Board of Directors of two privately held companies. He has also sat on the boards of numerous industry organizations, including the GSM Association and the CDMA Development Group, and as a member of the Federal Communications Commission Technical Advisory Committee and Communications Security Reliability and Interoperability Council. For his leadership in the early years of wireless data, Mr. Lynch was honored with the President's Award by the CTIA. He has also been inducted into the Wireless History Foundation's Hal

Pamela Reeve

Ms. Pamela D.A. Reeve is an Independent Director of Sonus Networks, Inc., since August 28,2013. Ms. Reeve was the President, Chief Executive Officer and a director of Lightbridge, Inc., a global provider of mobile business solutions, offering products and services for the wireless communications industry. Prior to joining Lightbridge, Inc. in 1989, Ms. Reeve spent 11 years as a consultant and in a series of executive positions at the Boston Consulting Group, Inc. Ms. Reeve has served as a member of the Board of Directors, the Compensation Committee and the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee of Frontier Communications Corporation since 2010. Since 2002, Ms. Reeve has served as a member of the Board of Directors of American Tower Corporation, including as its Lead Director since 2004, a member of its Compensation Committee since 2004, and a member of its Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee since 2009. From 1997 to 2008, Ms. Reeve served as a director of NMS Communications Corp., which sold its core business and the remaining business became Livewire Mobile, Inc. Ms. Reeve served on the Board of Directors of Livewire Mobile, Inc. from 2008 to November 2009. She also has been a director at one non-profit organization.

John Schofield

Mr. John A. Schofield is Independent Director of Sonus Networks, Inc., since January 20, 2009. From 1999 to 2005, Mr. Schofield served as President, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Advanced Fibre Communications, Inc., a leading supplier of next-generation edge access equipment and multi-service broadband solutions for the telecommunications industry. From 1992 to 1999, Mr. Schofield served as Senior Vice President and then President of the Integrated Solutions Group of ADC Telecommunications, Inc., a world-wide supplier of network equipment, software solutions, and integration services for broadband and multiservice networks. Since 2000, he has served as the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Integrated Device Technology, Inc., as well as a member of its Compensation Committee and its Nominating and Governance Committee.

Scott Schubert

Mr. Scott E. Schubert is Independent Director of Sonus Networks, Inc., since February 20,2009. From 2005 until 2008, Mr. Schubert served as Chief Financial Officer of TransUnion LLC, a leading global information solutions company. From 2003 to 2005, Mr. Schubert served as Chief Financial Officer and, prior to that, Executive Vice President of Corporate Development of NTL, Inc. (now Virgin Media, Inc.). From 1999 to 2003, Mr. Schubert held the position of Chief Financial Officer of Williams Communications Group, Inc., a high technology company. Mr. Schubert also served as head of BP Amoco's Global Financial Services, leading the initial integration of BP and Amoco's worldwide financial operations following the merger of the two companies. From August 2011 to October 2014, he served as a member of the Board of Directors, the Compensation Committee, the Audit Committee and the Compliance Committee of Isle of Capri Casinos, Inc.

H. Thompson

Mr. H. Brian Thompson is Independent Director of Sonus Networks, Inc., since October 28, 2003. Mr. Thompson has been Executive Chairman of GTT Communications, Inc., a worldwide cloud network provider, since 2006. He has also headed his own private equity investment and advisory firm, Universal Telecommunications, Inc., since its incorporation in 1991. From 2002 to 2007, Mr. Thompson was Chairman of Comsat International, and he served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Global TeleSystems Group, Inc. from 1999 to 2000. Mr. Thompson was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of LCI International, Inc. from 1991 until its merger with Qwest Communications International Inc. in 1998. Subsequent to the merger, Mr. Thompson became Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors for Qwest until his resignation in 1998. Mr. Thompson previously served as Executive Vice President of MCI Communications Corporation from 1981 to 1990. Prior to MCI, he was a management consultant with the Washington, D.C. offices of McKinsey & Company. He has served as a member of the Board of Directors, the Compensation Committee and the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee of Axcelis Technologies, Inc. ("Axcelis") since 2002, but will not be standing for reelection at Axcelis' 2015 annual meeting of shareholders; a member of the Board of Directors, the Compensation Mr. Thompson has been Executive Chairman of GTT Communications, Inc., a worldwide cloud network provider, since 2006. He has also headed his own private equity investment and advisory firm, Universal Telecommunications, Inc., since its incorporation in 1991. From 2002 to 2007, Mr. Thompson was Chairman of Comsat International, and he served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Global TeleSystems Group, Inc. from 1999 to 2000. Mr. Thompson was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of LCI International, Inc. from 1991 until its merger with Qwest Communications International Inc. in 1998.