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Fusion Telecommunications International Inc (FSNN.OQ)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Marvin Rosen

75 2006 Chairman of the Board

Gordon Hutchins

67 2016 President, Chief Operating Officer

Matthew Rosen

44 2008 Chief Executive Officer, Director

Michael Bauer

43 2016 Chief Financial Officer

Russell Markman

65 2016 President Business Services

Jan Sarro

61 2012 Executive Vice President – Marketing and Business Development

Lisa Taranto

49 2015 Principal Accounting Officer, Vice President

Jonathan Kaufman

56 2015 Chief Strategy Officer

Philip Turits

83 1998 Secretary, Treasurer, Director

Lawrence Blum

73 2012 Independent Director

Michael Del Giudice

74 2004 Independent Director

Paul O'Brien

76 1998 Independent Director

Jack Rosen

71 2012 Independent Director

William Rubin

63 2012 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Marvin Rosen

Mr. Marvin S. Rosen is Chairman of the Board of the Company. He served as the Chairman of the Board since November 2004, Vice Chairman of the Board from December 1998 to November 2004 and has been a member of the Board since March 1998. He served as our Chief Executive Officer from April 2000 to March 2006. In January 2014, he rejoined the international law firm of Greenberg Traurig as a shareholder specializing in corporate securities matters. He previously was a shareholder of that firm and also acted as Of Counsel for a number of years. Mr. Rosen was Finance Chairman for the Democratic National Committee from September 1995 to January 1997. Currently, he serves on the Board of Directors of the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights and the Howard Gilman Foundation. Mr. Rosen served on the Board of Directors of Terremark Worldwide, Inc. from 2000 until its sale to Verizon in 2011. The Board believes that Mr. Rosen’s background as the co-founder and former CEO of the Company, a Principal with a financial services firm, a securities attorney and a director of a public company provides him with the industry, financial, legal, and leadership experience to advise the Board on strategic and tactical matters. Mr. Rosen’s son, Matthew Rosen, is our Chief Executive Officer, and serves on our Board of Directors.

Gordon Hutchins

Mr. Gordon Hutchins Jr. is President, Chief Operating Officer of the Company. He served as our Executive Vice President from December 2005 to March 2008 and as Acting Chief Financial Officer from January 2010 to April 2016. Prior to joining us, Mr. Hutchins served as President and Chief Executive Officer of SwissFone, Inc., a telecommunications carrier. Prior to joining SwissFone, Mr. Hutchins served as President and Chief Executive Officer of STAR Telecommunications, Inc., an international telecommunications carrier. Mr. Hutchins has also served as President and Chief Executive Officer of GH Associates, Inc., a management-consulting firm that he founded. During his early career, Mr. Hutchins served as President and Chief Executive Officer of LDX NET, Inc., a fiber optic network company, and held positions with MCI, McDonnell Douglas Corporation, and AT&T.

Matthew Rosen

Mr. Matthew D. Rosen is Chief Executive Officer, Director of the Company. He served as President from March 2006 until March 2008, as Chief Operating Officer from August 2003 to March 2006, as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer from February 2002 to August 2003, as Executive Vice President and President of Global Operations from November 2000 to January 2002 and as President of US Operations from March 2000 to November 2000. The Board believes that Mr. Rosen’s background as current Chief Executive Officer and as former Chief Operating Officer, a senior executive in the telecommunications industry, an experienced operations executive and a former investment banker provides him with the industry, operational, financial and leadership experience to advise the Board on all aspects of the Company’s business.

Michael Bauer

Mr. Michael R. Bauer is Chief Financial Officer of the Company. He served as Chief Financial Officer at GTT Communications Inc. from June 2012 to June 2015. Prior to serving as GTT’s Chief Financial Officer, Mr. Bauer served as its acting Chief Financial Officer, Principal Accounting Officer and Treasurer from December 2011 to June 2012 and as its Vice President, Finance and Controller from June 2009 to December 2011. Mr. Bauer has over 19 years of broad finance and accounting experience. Prior to joining GTT, Mr. Bauer led the financial planning and analysis and investor relations efforts at MeriStar Hospitality Corporation. Mr. Bauer began his career with Arthur Andersen in audit and business advisory services.

Russell Markman

Mr. Russell P. Markman is President Business Services of the Company. He served as Executive Vice President, Business Services from October 2012 to January 2015. Prior to our acquisition of Network Billing Systems, LLC in October 2012, Mr. Markman served as President of that company from January 2009 to October 2012. Prior to becoming President of Network Billing Systems, Mr. Markman served as Vice President, Operations from October 2003 to October 2012. Prior to joining Network Billing Systems, LLC, Mr. Markman established the alternate channel distribution program for commercial sales at RCN Corporation, where he served as Director of Commercial Sales.

Jan Sarro

Ms. Jan Sarro is Executive Vice President – Marketing and Business Development of the Company. She served as our Executive Vice President of Marketing and Business Development since November 2012. Prior to assuming that role, Ms. Sarro served as our Executive Vice President – Corporate Services from March 2008 to October 2012, as our Executive Vice President, Carrier Services from April 2005 to March 2008, and as our Vice President of Sales and Marketing from March 2002 to April 2005. Prior to joining the Company, Ms. Sarro served as President of the Americas for Viatel, Inc., a global, facilities-based communications carrier. Ms. Sarro has over 20 years of experience in the telecommunications industry. Ms. Sarro has also held senior executive marketing and sales management positions at Argo Communications, FTC Communications, TRT Communications and WorldCom.

Lisa Taranto

Ms. Lisa Taranto is Principal Accounting Officer, Vice President of the Company. She held the position of Vice President, Accounting. Prior to joining us, Ms. Taranto served as Vice President, Finance and Accounting for Broadvox, LLC and from January 2006 to January 2011 served as Vice President, Accounting and Financial Operations for Cypress Communications. From May 2003 to April 2005, Ms. Taranto held senior financial management roles at AirGate PCS (a Sprint Company), where she built the company's settlements operations organization and held a position on that company's external controls and disclosures committee. Ms. Taranto has over 25 years of financial management experience in the communications industry. Earlier in her career, Ms. Taranto held executive management roles at MCI/Verizon Business, where she led the Global Financial Operations and IT Revenue Systems organizations.

Jonathan Kaufman

Mr. Jonathan Kaufman is Chief Strategy Officer of the Company. He assumed when we acquired his Cloud voice company, Network Billing Systems, LLC, a company he founded in 1998. From its founding until its sale in 2012, Mr. Kaufman served as Chief Executive Officer of Network Billing Systems. Prior to founding Network Billing Systems, Mr. Kaufman served as chief executive officer of Target Telecom Inc., a telecommunications service company that he founded in 1984 and sold to WorldCom in 1996.

Philip Turits

Mr. Philip D. Turits is Secretary, Treasurer, Director of the Company. He served as a Director since September 1997, Secretary since October 1997 Treasurer since March 1998 and Vice Chairman of the Board from March 1998 to December 1998. From September 1991 to February 1996, Mr. Turits served as Treasurer and Chief Operating Officer for Larry Stuart, Ltd., a consumer products company, and prior to 1991 he served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Continental Chemical Company. The Board believes that Mr. Turits’ background as the co-founder and Secretary/Treasurer of the Company and an experienced corporate executive provides him with the operational, financial, and leadership experience necessary to provide valuable guidance to management, particularly in the financial aspects of our business.

Lawrence Blum

Mr. Lawrence H. Blum CPA is Independent Director of the Company. He is a Senior Advisor for Marcum LLP (formerly known as Marcum Rachlin), independent registered public accountants, since 2011. For more than 18 years, Mr. Blum served as the Managing Partner of Rachlin LLP, directing the firm’s growth to its position as Florida’s largest independent accounting and business advisory firm up until its merger with Marcum LLP in 2009. Mr. Blum has also served as a litigation advisor and is a member of the Florida Bar. The Board believes that Mr. Blum’s background as a managing partner of a public accounting firm and his expertise in the areas of strategic planning, mergers and acquisitions and domestic and international taxation provides him with the financial and leadership experience to be a valuable advisor to executive management and the Board.

Michael Del Giudice

Mr. Michael J. Del Giudice is Independent Director of the Company. He is a Senior Managing Director of Millennium Capital Markets LLC and Senior Managing Director of MCM Securities LLC, both of which he founded in 1996. Mr. Del Giudice also serves as Chairman of Carnegie Hudson Resources, LLC, founded in 2012. Mr. Del Giudice has been a Member of the Board of Directors of Consolidated Edison Company of New York, Inc. since 1999, and is currently a member of its Audit Committee and Chairman of its Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee. Mr. Del Giudice served as a director of Reis, Inc. from 2007 to 2013 and was a director of Barnes and Noble, Inc. from 1999 to September 2010. He is also Vice Chairman of the New York Racing Association. Mr. Del Giudice was a General Partner and Managing Director at Lazard Freres & Co. LLC from 1985 to 1995. From 1983 to 1985, Mr. Del Giudice was Chief of Staff to New York Governor Mario M. Cuomo. He served from 1979 to 1981 as Deputy Chief of Staff to Governor Hugh L. Carey and from 1975 to 1979 as Chief of Staff to the then Speaker of the New York Assembly. The Board believes that Mr. Del Giudice’s background as a Senior Managing Director of securities and investment firms, an investment banker, Chief of Staff to a Governor and an active corporate director provides him with the financial and leadership experience to be a valuable advisor to executive management and the Board.

Paul O'Brien

Mr. Paul C. O’Brien is Independent Director of the Company. He served as the President of the O’Brien Group, Inc., a consulting and investment firm. From February 1988 to December 1994, he was the President and Chairman of New England Telephone (a subsidiary of NYNEX), now Verizon, a telecommunications company. Mr. O'Brien also serves on the Board of Directors of Astrobotics and The Computer Merchant. The Board believes that Mr. O’Brien’s background as President of a consulting and investment firm, Chairman of a major telecommunications company and a corporate director provides him with the industry, operational, financial, and leadership experience necessary to effectively guide the Board on all aspects of the Company’s business.

Jack Rosen

Mr. Jack Rosen is Independent Director of the Company. He is the founder and Chief Executive of Rosen Partners LLC, a residential and commercial real estate development firm. He is also the current Chairman of the American Council for World Jewry, Inc. and the current President of the American Jewish Congress. In addition, Mr. Rosen oversees a wide array of healthcare, cosmetic and telecommunications business ventures throughout the U.S., Europe and Asia. Mr. Rosen currently serves on the Advisory Board of Altimo, an investment company in Russia, the CIS and Turkey operating in the field of mobile and fixed-line communications. Mr. Rosen is currently a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, an independent, nonpartisan membership organization, think tank, and publisher. The Board believes that Mr. Rosen’s background as a leader in many international organizations and as a corporate director in the telecommunications industry provides him with the leadership experience necessary to provide valuable direction and guidance to executive management and the Board.

William Rubin

Mr. William David Rubin is Independent Director of the Company. He is President of the Rubin Group, a consulting firm representing clients before governmental entities. Previously, he was Assistant Insurance Commissioner and Treasurer of the State of Florida, where he was directly responsible for all activities related to the Florida State Board of Administration, the agency that manages the investments for Florida’s pension funds. Mr. Rubin also serves as an advisor to many large companies, primarily health care companies doing business in Florida. The Board believes that Mr. Rubin’s background as a senior governmental official and a lobbyist provides him with the financial and leadership experience to be a valuable advisor to executive management and the Board.