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Board of Directors

David Barnes


David Barnes was appointed to the Board in February 2014. He is currently Chief Financial Officer of Trimble Inc., a position he assumed in January 2020. He served as Executive Vice President, Global Operations of Stantec Inc., a publicly traded global provider of engineering, consulting, and construction services from 2016 through 2018. From 2009 through 2016, he served as Executive Vice President and CFO of MWH Global Inc., an employee-owned engineering and construction firm. MWH Global Inc. was acquired by Stantec Inc. in 2016. From 2006 to 2008, he was Executive Vice President of Western Union Financial Services. From 2004 to 2006, Barnes served as CFO of Radio Shack Corporation, and from 1999 to 2004, he was Vice President, Treasurer, and U.S. CFO for Coors Brewing Company. Barnes holds an M.B.A. degree from the University of Chicago and a B.A. degree from Yale University.

Ron Cooper


Ron Cooper was elected to the Board in November 2006. Cooper is presently retired. He most recently served as the President and CEO of Clear Channel Outdoor Americas, Inc. (an outdoor advertising company) from 2009 through 2012. Prior to this position, he was a Principal at Tufts Consulting LLC from 2006 through 2009. Previously, he spent nearly 25 years in the cable and telecommunications industry, most recently at Adelphia Communications where he served as President and COO from 2003 to 2006. Prior to Adelphia, Cooper held a series of executive positions at AT&T Broadband, RELERA Data Centers & Solutions, MediaOne and its predecessor Continental Cablevision, Inc. He has served on various boards of directors and committees with the National Cable Television Association, California Cable & Telecommunications Association, Cable Television Association for Marketing, New England Cable Television Association, and Outdoor Advertising Association of America. Cooper holds a B.A. degree from Wesleyan University.

Marwan Fawaz


Marwan Fawaz was appointed to the Board in March 2016. He is currently an Executive Advisor to Google and Alphabet Inc., after joining Alphabet as the CEO of Nest Labs, Inc. With more than 30 years of experience in the media, cable, telecommunications, and broadband industries, Fawaz offers a wealth of knowledge and expertise, developed from his time as Executive Vice President and CEO of Google/Motorola Mobility from 2012 to 2013 and Executive Vice President of Strategy and Operations and Chief Technology Officer of Charter Communications from 2006 to 2011. In addition, he served as Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer of Adelphia Communications from 2003 to 2006 and held leadership positions for other cable industry companies such as MediaOne, among others. He was the founder and principal of Sarepta Advisors, a strategic advisory and consulting group supporting the technology, media, and telecommunications industries. He holds an M.S. degree in Electrical and Communication Engineering and a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering, both from California State University at Long Beach.

Rajan Naik


Dr. Naik was elected to the Board in August 2018. He is currently the Chief Strategy and Innovation Officer at Motorola Solutions, Inc., where he is responsible for the corporate strategy organization, chief technology office, venture capital portfolio, and competitive and market intelligence. Motorola Solutions creates mission-critical communications solutions, including devices, networks, software, services, and video. Prior to joining Motorola Solutions, Dr. Naik held the role of Senior Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer for Advanced Micro Devices (AMD), a provider of high-performance computing, graphics and visualization technologies. From 2000 to 2012, Dr. Naik was a Partner at McKinsey & Company in the technology/media/telecom practice. He holds a BSc. degree in Engineering from Cornell University and a Ph.D. in Engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Janice Obuchowski


Janice Obuchowski was elected to the Board in November 1997. She is the founder and President of Freedom Technologies, Inc. (a firm providing public policy, strategic, and engineering advice to companies in the communications sector, government agencies, and international clients), a position she has held since 1992. In 2003, Ms. Obuchowski was appointed by President George W. Bush to serve as Ambassador and Head of the U.S. Delegation to the World Radiocommunication Conference. She has served as Assistant Secretary for Communications and Information at the Department of Commerce, Administrator for the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (“NTIA”), and as the head of international government relations at NYNEX Corporation. Ms. Obuchowski currently serves as a director on the board for Inmarsat. She also has served on several non-profit and other publicly traded company boards. She holds a J.D. degree from Georgetown University and a B.A. degree from Wellesley College, and also attended the University of Paris.

Don Reed, Chairman of the Board


Don Reed was elected to the Board in May 2005 and has served as CSG’s non-executive Chairman of the Board since January 2010. He is presently retired. Reed served as CEO of Cable & Wireless Global from 2000 to 2003. Cable & Wireless Global, a subsidiary of Cable & Wireless plc, is a provider of internet protocol (“IP”) and data services to business customers in the U.S., United Kingdom, Europe, and Japan. From June 1998 until May 2000, Reed served Cable & Wireless in various other executive positions. Reed’s career includes 30 years at NYNEX Corporation (now part of Verizon), a regional telephone operating company. From 1995 to 1997, Reed served NYNEX Corporation as President and Group Executive with responsibility for directing the company’s regional, national, and international government affairs, public policy initiatives, legislative and regulatory matters, and public relations. Reed holds a B.A. degree in History from Virginia Military Institute.

Brian Shepherd, President and Chief Executive Officer


Brian Shepherd is President and Chief Executive Officer of CSG. Before becoming CEO, Shepherd was Executive Vice President and Group President of CSG, where he led the profit and loss organization for the entire global organization. He also served as Executive Vice President and President of Global Broadband, Cable and Satellite Business from 2016 to 2017, where he focused on accelerating the growth and strategic direction of CSG’s global broadband, cable and direct broadcast satellite business. Shepherd is a global business expert with strong management, customer relationship, global sales, strategy and corporate growth experience. In previous executive roles at companies such as TeleTech, Amdocs, DST Innovis and McKinsey & Company, Shepherd built a successful history of helping companies drive and achieve their strategic growth initiatives. With 20 years of experience in the cable and communications industries, he has built wide and deep relationships with C-suite leaders, decision-makers and policy influencers who have shaped these industries globally. Shepherd graduated magna cum laude from Wabash College with a B.A. in Economics. He also received an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.

Frank Sica


Frank Sica has served as a director of the Company since its formation in 1994. He has been a Partner of Tailwind Capital (a private equity firm) since 2006. He currently serves as a director on the boards of JetBlue Airways, Kohl’s Corporation, and Safe Bulkers, Inc. Sica holds an M.B.A. degree from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College and a B.A. degree from Wesleyan University.

Haiyan Song


Haiyan Song is Executive Vice President and General Manager of Security, responsible for the company’s security product and managed services portfolio.

Song joined F5 in 2021. She previously led the Security business as Senior Vice President and General Manager of Security Markets at Splunk. In her more than 20-year career, she has held several leadership positions, including Vice President and General Manager at HP ArcSight, Vice President of Engineering at ArcSight, and Vice President of Engineering at SenSage. Haiyan started her career at IBM/Informix, building trusted relational database management systems for Federal customers.

Song currently serves on the board of CSG, a provider of revenue management and digital payments. Haiyan served on the board of LLamasoft, an AI-powered supply chain analytics software company that was acquired by Coupa in November 2020. She holds an M.S. from Florida Atlantic University and studied Computer Science in Tsinghua University in China.

Silvio Tavares


Silvio Tavares was appointed to the Board in May 2020. Since 2013, he has served as President of the board of directors and CEO of The CardLinx Association, a leading global trade association for the payments and digital advertising industries. Prior to that, Tavares was Senior Vice President and Global Head of Information Products at Visa, Inc., and before that was with First Data Corp. (now part of Fiserv) from 2006-2012, where he was Senior Vice President and Head of Global Information and Analytics and also held other senior finance roles. He holds a J.D. degree from the Boston University School of Law; an M.B.A. degree from the Boston College Carroll School of Management; and a B.S. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Tufts University.

Jim Unruh


Jim Unruh was elected to the Board in June 2005. He became a founding Principal of Alerion Capital Group, LLC (a private equity investment company) in 1998 and currently holds such position. Unruh was an executive with Unisys Corporation (a global information technology company) from 1987 to 1997, including serving as its Chairman and CEO from 1990 to 1997. From 1982 to 1986, Unruh held various executive positions, including Senior Vice President–Finance and CFO with Burroughs Corporation, a predecessor of Unisys Corporation. Prior to 1982, Unruh was CFO with Memorex Corporation and also held various executive positions with Fairchild Camera and Instrument Corporation, including CFO. Unruh formerly served as director on the boards for Tenet Healthcare Corporation and Prudential Financial, Inc. during the past five years. He holds an M.B.A. degree from the University of Denver and a B.S. degree from the University of Jamestown.

Lily Yang


Lily Yang was appointed to the Board in February 2021. She is currently Chief Accounting Officer of Pinterest, where she is responsible for accounting, tax, treasury and internal audit. Prior to that, she spent two years with Medivation as the Vice President of Finance and Accounting where she was tasked with driving strategic growth and expansion before the company was acquired by Pfizer. Yang worked at Gilead Sciences from 2003 until 2015, finishing her tenure as Vice President – Corporate Controller. Yang holds a B.S. degree in Accounting and Managerial Information Systems from Boston University and is a Certified Public Accountant.

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