Management

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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.

 

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Mr. Alterman has served as our Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer since April 2015.  He previously served as our Executive Vice President, Strategy, Operations and Transformation from September 2014 to April 2015. From August 2012 to September 2014, Mr. Alterman served as our Senior Vice President, Finance and Treasurer. From August 2008 to August 2012, Mr. Alterman served as our Vice President, Finance and Investor Relations. From May 2003 to August 2008, Mr. Alterman served in a number of roles across Finance, M&A and Internal Audit. Prior to joining EarthLink, Mr. Alterman held positions at BellSouth Corporation and A.G. Edwards and Sons, Inc.

 

 

 

 

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Ms. Benjamin has served as our Senior Vice President, Human Resources since April 2014. Ms. Benjamin previously served as our Vice President, Human Resources from 2012 to April 2014. From 2009 to 2012 she led Corporate HR and Change Management at Constellation Brands, Inc., a premium wine company. Prior to this she led the Talent Management Group at The Continuous Learning Group, Inc., a performance improvement consulting firm, from 2007 to 2009. From 1995 to 2007, she worked at Accenture, a management consulting and technology services company, in a variety of consulting and human resources roles, including as the Global Director, Leadership, Culture and Values.

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Mr. Brossard has served as our Executive Vice President and Managing Director, Enterprise/Mid-Market since April 2015. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Brossard served as Senior Vice President, Global Head of Business Planning and Operations at Visa Inc. since 2014. From 2013 to 2014, he served in a variety of advisory and consultative roles at several technology companies, including EarthLink.  From 2000 to 2012, Mr. Brossard served in various executive positions with Hewlett-Packard Company, most recently as General Manager of its Rich Media Management Solutions division. From 2010 to 2012, Mr. Brossard served on the board of directors of MPhasis, an information technology solutions provider which is majority owned by Hewlett-Packard.

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Mr. Crow is EarthLink's Chief Marketing Officer, responsible for all aspects of the corporate marketing and communications program. He joined the company in 2016 bringing significant experience in marketing, branding, and business operations with large marketing driven organizations including Central Garden and Pet, Coca-Cola and Unilever. Mr. Crow also led the development of WIN Products Inc., a startup consumer packaged goods company, from inception to successful exit and began his career as a consultant with Andersen Consulting (now Accenture).

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Mr. DeSimone has served as our Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary since February 2000. Prior to that, Mr. DeSimone served in such capacities at MindSpring Enterprises Inc. since November 1998 prior to its merger with EarthLink Network, Inc. in February 2000. From September 1995 to August 1998, Mr. DeSimone served as Vice President of Corporate Development with Merix Corporation, a printed circuit board manufacturer. From June 1990 to August 1995, he was an associate attorney and a partner with Lane Powell Spears Lubersky of Portland, Oregon.

 

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Mr. Dobbins has served as our Executive Vice President and Managing Director, Network Operations and Carrier since April 2015.  Previously, Mr. Dobbins served as our Executive Vice President, Network Operations since April 2014 and as our Senior Vice President, Network and Access Management from October 2013 to April 2014. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Dobbins served as Vice President of Network and Access Optimization for XO Communications, a communications service provider, from 2011 to 2013. From 2006 to 2011, Mr. Dobbins served in a variety of sales, product management and access management roles at Global Crossing Telecommunications, a telecommunications company, prior to the sale of the company to Level 3 Communications.  

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Mr. Ferguson has served as our Executive Vice President, Corporate Development and Managing Director, Consumer and Small Business since April 2015.  Previously, he served as our Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Principal Accounting Officer from August 2009 to April 2015.  Mr. Ferguson has been an officer of our Company since the merger of EarthLink Network, Inc. and MindSpring Enterprises, Inc. in February 2000 and was an officer of MindSpring Enterprises, Inc. prior to that time. Prior to joining MindSpring, Mr. Ferguson was a member of the audit practice at Arthur Andersen LLP.

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Mr. Ferro has served as our Executive Vice President, Chief Information Officer and Products since July 2016. From January 2012 to July 2016, Mr. Ferro served as the Chief Information Officer for the American Cancer Society, a volunteer health organization. From August 2011 to January 2012, he served as the Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer for AdCare Health Systems, a health care facility management company. Prior to joining AdCare Health Systems, Mr. Ferro spent seven years at American International Group (AIG), including as Vice President and Chief Information Officer for AIG Aerospace, an aerospace insurer. Prior to that, he served as Chief Financial Officer for Operations and Systems for AIG Aerospace. 

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Mr. Froehlich has served as our Executive Vice President, Chief Commercial Officer since April 2015.  He previously served as our Executive Vice President, Products and Consumer since he joined the Company in April 2014.  Mr. Froehlich served as Vice President – Operating Partner in the mobile and wireless division of McWane Technology from January 2014 to April 2014. Mr. Froehlich also previously worked for EMC Corporation, where he served as the Senior Vice President/General Manager of Global OEM products and sales from June 2012 to June 2013. Mr. Froehlich held a variety of product, P&L and sales roles at Oracle Communications, from February 2011 to June 2012 and Dell, Inc., from 2000 to 2010. Prior to joining Dell, Mr. Froehlich was a principal with management consulting firm A.T. Kearney.

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Ms. Orth has served as our Senior Vice President, Chief Customer Officer since April 2015.  Previously, she served as Vice President, Customer Operations supporting our business care, repair and help desk organizations since July 2013.  Prior to that, she held the role of Vice President of Consumer Customer Support from January 2011.  Ms. Orth has been employed by us in a variety of operational roles since the merger of EarthLink Network, Inc. and MindSpring Enterprises, Inc. in February 2000.  Prior to that she was an employee of MindSpring beginning in 1997.