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Kim S. Fennebresque has served as a Senior Advisor to Cowen Group Inc., a financial services company, since 2008, where he also served as its Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer from 1999 to 2008. He has served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of BlueLinx Inc., a distributor of building products, since May 2016, and as a member of the Board of Directors of Albertson's Companies LLC, a food and drug retailer, since March 2015. He has served as a Director of Ally Financial Inc., a bank holding company, since 2009. Kim previously served as Chairman of Dahlman Rose & Co., a financial services company, from 2010 to 2012. He also served as head of the corporate finance and mergers & acquisitions departments at UBS and was a general partner and co-head of investment banking at Lazard Freres & Co. Prior to that, he held various positions at The First Boston Corporation, an investment bank acquired by Credit Suisse. Kim earned a Bachelor of Arts from Trinity College and a Juris Doctor from Vanderbilt Law School.
Bruns H. Grayson is a Managing Partner at ABS Ventures, a venture capital firm, where he has managed all of the firm's partnerships since 1983. A majority of his investments have been in data communication and software and he has served as a Director of many private and public companies over the last 30 years. Prior to ABS Ventures, Bruns was an associate at McKinsey and Co., a management consulting firm, from 1980 to 1983 and a venture capitalist at Adler & Co. from 1980 to 1983. Bruns has served as a Director of Everbridge, Inc., a provider of communications solutions, since 2011. He holds a Bachelor of Arts from Harvard College, a Master of Arts from Oxford University, a Juris Doctor from the University of Virginia Law School and was elected a Rhodes Scholar in 1974. He served in the US Army in Vietnam and retired as a captain in 1970.
Mr. Hobbs has served in leadership roles at many public and private companies over his four decade career.
Since 2004, he has been an advisor to private equity investment firm One Equity Partners LLC. Mr. Hobbs currently serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Ally Financial, where he oversaw the transformation of the financial services company formerly known as GMAC. He further served as a Chairman of the Supervisory Board of BAWAG P.S.K. and oversaw the turnaround of the bank during his tenure. He is a director on the boards of Molson Coors Brewing Company and Lord Abbett & Company. He is a former Chief Executive Officer at Houlihan, Lokey, Howard, and Zukin and was previously Chairman of UBS AG’s Warburg Dillon Read Inc. unit.
Prior to that, he was President and Chief Executive Officer of Dillon, Read & Co. Inc. Mr. Hobbs earned his bachelor’s degree from Harvard College and master’s degree in business administration from Harvard Business School.
Beatriz V. Infante served on the Board of Directors for Sonus from 2010 through the company’s merger with GENBAND in 2017. Since 2009, she has also served as Chief Executive Officer of BusinessExcelleration LLC, a business consultancy specializing in corporate transformation and renewal, and since 2008, has been a limited partner in Tandem Capital, a Silicon Valley venture capital firm investing in mobile technology companies. From 2010 until its acquisition by Infor in 2011, Beatriz 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. Beatriz served as a director and Interim Chief Executive Officer of Sychron Inc., a data center automation company, from 2004 to 2005 until its sale to an investor group. She was Chief Executive Officer and President of Aspect Communications Corporation (Aspect), a market leader in communications solutions, from 2000 until 2003. She was named Chairman of Aspect in 2001, and between 1998 and 2000, held additional executive roles, including Co-President. Since 2014, she has served on the Board of Directors and Audit Committee of Liquidity Services Inc., and has additionally served as Chair of the Compensation Committee since 2015. Beatriz joined the Board of Directors of UltraTech, Inc. in 2016 and served until its acquisition by Veeco Instruments Inc. in 2017. Since 1994, she has served on the Advisory Committee to the Princeton University School of Engineering and Applied Science. From 2012 until its acquisition by Broadcom Limited in 2015, she served on the Board of Directors and Compensation Committee of Emulex Corporation, and became Chair of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee in 2014. Beatriz has previously served as a Director at a number of privately held companies and not-for-profit organizations, Silicon Valley Leadership Group and Joint Venture Silicon Valley Network. She has also served since 2016 as an Advisory Board member of Guardian Analytics and since 2015 as the Chair of the Advisory Board of Infrascale. Additionally, Beatriz is a National Association of Corporate Directors Board Leadership Fellow, and in 2016 was named to the 2016 NACD Directorship 100, which honors the most influential Boardroom leaders. In 2013, she was named to the Financial Times Agenda "Top 50 Digital Directors' List." Beatriz holds a Bachelor of Science and Engineering degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from Princeton University and a Master of Science in Engineering Science from California Institute of Technology.
Richard J. Lynch is currently Chairman of the Board of Ribbon Communications. Prior to the GENBAND-Sonus merger he served as a Director of Sonus since 2014 and the Chairman of the Board of Sonus since 2016. Since 2011, Richard has served as the President of FB Associates, LLC, which provides advisory and consulting services at the intersection of technology, marketing and business operations. Richard 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. Richard is a Life Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers and has been awarded patents in the field of wireless communications. Richard has served as a member of the Board of Directors and the Compensation, Nominating and Governance Committee of Blackberry Limited since 2013. From 2012 to 2016, he 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. From 2010 to 2013, Richard served as Chairman of the Board of Directors and a member of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee of TranSwitch Corp. Richard also serves as a member of the Board of Directors of three 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, Richard was honored with the President's Award by the Cellular Telecommunications Industry Association. He has also been inducted into the Wireless History Foundation's Hall of Fame. Richard is a graduate of Lowell Technological Institute (now the University of Massachusetts, Lowell), where he received Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in Electrical Engineering. He has also completed post-graduate work at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and the Johnson School of Management at Cornell University.
Kent J. Mathy has been Chief Executive Officer of Sequential Technology International, a provider of customer care and customer experience outsourcing, since 2017. Previously he served as President, Southeast Region of AT&T Mobility, a wireless telecommunications provider. From 2008 to 2013 Kent was President, North Central Region for AT&T Mobility, and from 2007 to 2008, he was President, Small Business for AT&T Mobility. From 2003 to 2007, he was President, Business Markets Group at Cingular Wireless (now AT&T Mobility). Kent held a variety of management positions at AT&T over a period of 18 years. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Marketing from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh and attended the University of Michigan Executive Program.
Scott E. Schubert served on the Sonus Board of Directors from 2009 until the company merged with GENBAND in 2017. From 2005 until 2008, Scott served as Chief Financial Officer of TransUnion LLC, a leading global information solutions company. From 2003 to 2005, he 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, Scott held the position of Chief Financial Officer of Williams Communications Group, Inc., a high-technology company. Scott also served as head of BP Amoco's Global Financial Services from 1995 to 1999, leading the initial integration of BP and Amoco's worldwide financial operations following the merger of the two companies in 1998. From 2011 to 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. Scott is a graduate of the Krannert School of Business at Purdue University, where he completed his Master of Business Administration degree in Finance and Economics. He also earned his Bachelor of Science degree at Purdue University, with dual majors in Engineering and Accounting.
Rick W. Smith has been the Head of Private Investments at JPMorgan Chase & Co., a multinational banking and financial services holding company, since November 2014. He has held positions as Managing Director, Managing Partner and General Partner at private equity and venture funds since 1981, including One Equity Partners from 2002 to the present and Allegra Partners and predecessor entities from 1981 to 2013. From 1979 to 1981, Rick was Senior Investment Manager at Citicorp Venture Capital, a former venture and private equity investment division of Citigroup Inc. Prior to that he worked in the International Money Management Group of Morgan Guaranty Trust Company of New York from 1974 to 1979. Rick was previously a Director of GENBAND from 2014 to 2017 and has nearly 40 years of experience as a technology investor and as a Board member of both public and private companies. He has served as a Director of Smartrac N.V., a provider of software and RFID tags targeted at the Internet of Things market, since 2012, Alorica, Inc., a provider of outsourced communication services, since 2016, and Merchant-Link, LLC, a provider of cloud-based payment gateway and data security solutions, since 2016. He has also served as Chairman of Cloud9 Technologies, LLC, a provider of trading communication systems to the financial services industry, since 2015 and Schoeller Allibert Group, a manufacturer of Returnable Transit Packaging, since 2016. He has also served as a Director of the Princeton National Rowing Association since 2008. Rick holds Bachelor of Arts from Harvard College and is co-author of the book Treasury Management: A Practitioner's Handbook, John Wiley & Sons, 1980.