Board of Directors

Julie A. Shimer Ph.D
Elected 2013

Dr. Shimer has served on our Board of Directors since July 2013. She is currently a private investor and has 30 years of product development experience, including many years with major communications companies. From March 2007 to April 2012 she served as Chief Executive Officer of Welch Allyn, Inc., a manufacturer of frontline medical products and solutions, having served on the board of directors beginning in July 2002. Previously Dr. Shimer was President and Chief Executive Officer of Vocera Communications, Inc., a provider of wireless communications systems, also serving on the board of directors. She also has served as general manager at 3Com Corporation and Motorola and has been a product development leader at Motorola and AT&T Bell Laboratories. Dr. Shimer also serves as a director of Netgear, Inc., a home and small business network solutions provider, and Halyard Health, Inc., a medical technology company. She also has served as the Chairwoman of Empire State Development Corp., the State of New York’s economic development organization.

Dr. Shimer brings to the Board her extensive background in communications and networking product development. Additionally, her prior experiences both as Chief Executive Officer of two private companies and as a public company director and compensation committee member enable Dr. Shimer bring to the Board valuable managerial skills.

Susan D. Bowick
Elected 2008

Ms. Bowick has served on our Board of Directors since May 2008. Currently, Ms. Bowick also serves on the Board of Directors of Xura, Inc., a digital communications company, and is chairperson of this company’s Compensation and Leadership Committee. Previously, Ms. Bowick was a member of the Boards of Directors of Comverse Technology, Inc. and Verint Systems Inc. She served as the chairperson of the Leadership and Compensation Committee of both of these companies. Ms. Bowick has served as a consultant to several global technology companies, including IBM, SAP, Nokia and Nokia Siemens Networks. From 1977 to 2004, Ms. Bowick served in various executive positions with Hewlett‑Packard Company, most recently as Executive Vice President, Human Resources and Workforce Development and as a member of the management executive committee.

Ms. Bowick’s previous senior leadership positions at Hewlett Packard have given her experience and global expertise which are valuable to our Board of Directors. Her service there and on the Xura, Inc., Comverse Technology, Inc. and Verint Systems Inc. Boards of Directors has given her significant experience with corporate governance and other matters important to public companies. Her extensive background in executive compensation and human resources issues is essential for our Leadership and Compensation Committee. In addition, her business development experience at Hewlett Packard, which included evaluating potential mergers and acquisitions and leading integration activities, and global operations experience, is valuable to our Board of Directors

 

Joseph F. Eazor
Elected 2014

Mr. Eazor has served on our Board of Directors and as our Chief Executive Officer and President since January 2014. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Eazor worked as a consultant. From August 2011 until February 2013, he was Executive Vice President and COO of Global Sales and Customer Operations at EMC Corporation, a global leader in IT and business transformation. Beginning in 2003 he held executive level positions at Electronic Data Systems Corporation, an information technology equipment and services company, until Hewlett‑ Packard’s acquisition of Electronic Data Systems Corporation in August 2008. Mr. Eazor went on to serve as Senior Vice President and General Manager of HP Enterprise Services at Hewlett‑Packard, an information technology corporation, from August 2008 to July 2010. From September 2010 to August 2011 he was a Director at McKinsey & Company, Inc., a management consulting firm. From 1999 to 2002 Mr. Eazor served as President, Chief Executive Officer and Director of Springbow Solutions, Inc., a company that developed and provided portal‑based internet solutions to companies. Mr. Eazor also serves on the Board of Directors of Commvault Systems, Inc. and Discover Financial Services.

As our Chief Executive Officer and President, Mr. Eazor’s extensive experience in technology and IT services is valuable to the Board of Directors in directing our future. Mr. Eazor’s experience as a senior technology executive at other IT services companies, as well as his prior consulting experience, provides the Board with substantial sales, strategic planning, and operational experience and industry insight as we continue to transform our Company and restructure our operations.

 

Kathy S. Lane
Elected 2013

Ms. Lane has served on our Board of Directors since July 2013. Ms. Lane also serves on the Board of Directors of Bob Evans Farms, Inc., where she is a member of the Audit and Nominating and Governance Committees, and on the Board of Directors of Armstrong Flooring, Inc., where she is a member of the Audit Committee.  She has 30 years of IT experience, including CIO roles in the consumer products, financial services, utilities and retail industries. Most recently she was EVP/CIO of TJX Companies, Inc., a specialty apparel retailer, from October 2008 until her retirement in March 2013. Previously she was Group CIO at National Grid USA and SVP/CIO of Gillette Company and before that she held positions of increasing responsibility in IT at General Electric, Pepsi‑Cola International and Procter & Gamble. Ms. Lane has been active in many industry groups, including Oracle’s President’s Council. From 2002‑2013 she was a member of the CIO Strategy Exchange, a forum sponsored by Kleiner Perkins Caulfield Byers and Ostriker von Simson to evaluate emerging, innovative technologies.

In her multiple CIO roles, Ms. Lane had extensive experience with technical strategy, ecommerce technologies, and cyber security, in addition to computer and communications deployment, operations and support.  From these CIO roles, Ms. Lane provides the board with a substantial IT background which is valuable as we optimize our core IT service platforms and capabilities.

Garry K. McGuire
Elected 2011

Mr. McGuire has served on our Board of Directors since July 2011. From September 2000 until his retirement in December 2006, Mr. McGuire served as Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President, Corporate Development of Avaya, Inc., a provider of unified communications, contact centers, data solutions and related services. From January 2007 until March 2007, Mr. McGuire served as a consultant to Avaya, Inc. Previously, he was President and Chief Executive Officer of Williams Communications Solutions LLC and President of NORTEL Communications Systems, Inc. Mr. McGuire had been a member of the Board of Directors of Telcordia Technologies Inc., a developer of IP, wireline and mobile communications software and services, from December 2006 until January 2012 when Telcordia was acquired by Ericsson AB. He was the Chairman of Telcordia’s Board from November 2010 until January 2012.

Mr. McGuire provides the Board of Directors extensive financial experience gained through his prior service as a Chief Financial Officer of a public company which provides him with the expertise to serve as our Audit Committee Chairperson and one of our Audit Committee financial experts. This experience, as well as his prior service as a Chief Executive Officer, enables Mr. McGuire to provide critical insight to our business strategy as well as to our financial reporting and risk management process.

R. Gerard Salemme
Elected 2013

Mr. Salemme has served on our Board of Directors since October 2013. Mr. Salemme is a private investor and consultant in the telecommunications industry. Since 1997, he has been a partner in Eagle River Holdings, Inc., a private investment firm formed by Craig McCaw, which has led to his involvement in telecommunications investment, strategy and regulatory policy for McCaw Cellular, and for Eagle River portfolio companies, including XO Communications, Clearwire and Pendrell Corporation. Mr. Salemme is a member of the Board of Directors of Pendrell, an investment, advisory services and asset management firm. From March 2011 to March 2015, he served as Chief Strategy Officer and Executive Vice President at Pendrell. Mr. Salemme also serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors for RECON Dynamics, LLC, a privately held company offering wireless asset management solutions, and as a member of the Board of Directors of Taqua, LLC, a supplier of communications systems, applications and services. In the public sector, Mr. Salemme has served as Senior Telecommunications Policy Analyst for the U.S. House of Representatives Subcommittee on Telecommunications and Finance and as Chief of Staff to Congressman Ed Markey of Massachusetts.

Mr. Salemme brings to the Board of Directors nearly 30 years of telecommunications experience in both the private and public sectors. His broad range of experience in industry strategic planning and investments as well as in regulatory policy provide the Board of Directors with important skill sets.

Marc F. Stoll
Elected 2016

Mr. Stoll has served on our Board of Directors since April 2016. From October 2014 to March 2015, Mr. Stoll served as Chief Financial Officer at Anaplan, Inc., a privately-held provider of a cloud-based business modeling and planning platform for sales operations and finance.  From August 2008 to July 2013, Mr. Stoll served as Vice President, Worldwide Sales Finance at Apple, Inc.  From 2004 to 2008, he served in various capacities at CA, Inc., a systems software provider, most recently as Corporate Senior Vice President and Corporate Controller.  From 2002 to 2004, Mr. Stoll served as Vice President, Technology Equity Research at Julius Baer Investment Management, a Swiss banking group.  Additionally, Mr. Stoll currently serves as a member of the board of directors of Arista Networks, Inc. (NYSE: ANET), a computer networking company headquartered in Santa Clara, California, and is a member of the audit committee and the nominating and governance committee.

Mr. Stoll’s extensive experience in finance and leadership roles in the technology industry are valuable to our growth as a nationwide managed network, security and cloud solutions provider. This finance experience also provides him with the background to serve as one of our Audit Committee financial experts.

Walter L. Turek
Elected 2015

Mr. Turek has served on our Board of Directors since October 2015. Mr. Turek has served as Executive Chairman at Ascentis Corporation, a provider of human resources software and solutions, since 2011. He previously served as Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Paychex, Inc., a publicly-traded, leading provider of payroll and human resource services solutions, from October 2002 to May 2009. In 2009, Mr. Turek co-founded Mykonos Software, Inc., a provider of fraud and theft security solutions for internet websites. Mr. Turek currently serves on the Board of Directors of Spark Networks, Inc. and BlueTie, Inc. and previously served on the Board of Directors of Greenway Medical Technologies, Inc. from 2005 to 2013 and of Mykonos Software, Inc. from 2009 to 2012.

Mr. Turek's substantial executive experience in sales and marketing and knowledge of the software industry will be invaluable to our growth as a nationwide managed network, security and cloud solutions provider. Additionally, Mr. Turek's service on other boards and in senior management positions gives him leadership and governance experience from which our Board can benefit.