People: Sonus Networks Inc (SONS.OQ)
18 Dec 2014
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. since 2002; a member of the Board of Directors, the Compensation Committee and the Audit Committee of Pendrell Corporation (formerly known as ICO Global Communications (Holdings) Ltd.) since 2007; and a member of the Board of Directors, the Compensation Committee and the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee of Penske Automotive Group, Inc. since 2002. Mr. Thompson is a member of the Board of Trustees for the Lab School of Washington. He received his Master of Business Administration degree from Harvard University's Graduate School of Business, and received a Bachelor of Science degree in chemical engineering from the University of Massachusetts.
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