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Board of Directors

David Barnes

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Mr. Barnes is Chief Financial Officer of Trimble Inc., a position he assumed in January 2020. Previously, 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, Mr. 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. Mr. Barnes holds an M.B.A. degree from the University of Chicago and a B.A. degree from Yale University.

Ron Cooper

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Mr. 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, Mr. 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. Mr. Cooper holds a B.A. degree from Wesleyan University.

Marwan Fawaz

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Mr. Fawaz 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, Mr. 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

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Dr Naik currently serves as Chief Strategy and Innovation Officer for Motorola Solutions, Inc., where he is responsible for the corporate strategy organization, chief technology office, M&A, venture capital portfolio, and competitive and market intelligence. Motorola Solutions is a global leader in land mobile radio mission-critical communications, video security and analytics, and command center software for enterprise and public safety customers. Prior to joining Motorola Solutions, Dr. Naik held the role of Senior Vice President, Chief Strategy Officer at 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. Dr. Naik formerly served as a director on the board for Sonim Technologies from February 2018 to February 2019. He holds a BSc. degree in Engineering from Cornell University and a Ph.D. degree in Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Janice Obuchowski

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Ms. Obuchowski 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 also served as Senior Legal Advisor to Chairman Fowler of the Federal Communications Commission. Ms. Obuchowski formerly served as a director on the board for Inmarsat plc. (May 2009 to December 2019) and Orbital ATK (February 2015 to June 2018) and also served earlier on the boards of Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. and Stratos Global Corporation (then TSE traded). She also serves or has served on several non-profit and private 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

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Mr. Reed is presently retired. From 2000 to 2003, he served as CEO of Cable & Wireless Global (a subsidiary of Cable & Wireless plc), 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, Mr. Reed served Cable & Wireless in various other executive positions. Prior to that he was CEO of Cabletron Systems and held numerous executive positions over a 30 year career at NYNEX Corporation (now part of Verizon), a regional telephone operating company, including President and Group Executive of Nynex, Executive Vice President at Bell Atlantic, and President of Nynex New England (New England Telephone). While serving from 1995 to 1997 as President and Group Executive of NYNEX Corporation, Mr. Reed had responsibility for directing the company’s regional, national, and international government affairs, public policy initiatives, legislative and regulatory matters, and public relations. Mr. Reed holds a B.A. degree in History from Virginia Military Institute and served in the United States military as an officer with the 82nd Airborne and 1st Infantry Divisions in Vietnam.

Brian Shepherd, President and Chief Executive Officer

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Mr. Shepherd was appointed President and CEO of CSG and a member of our Board in January 2021. He joined the Company in 2016 and before becoming CEO, he 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. Mr. Shepherd received an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School and graduated magna cum laude from Wabash College with a B.A. in Economics.

Frank Sica

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Mr. Sica has been a Partner of Tailwind Capital (a private equity firm) since 2006. He currently serves as a director on the boards of Kohl’s Corporation (since 1988) and Safe Bulkers, Inc. (since 2008), and formerly served as a director on the board for JetBlue Airways (December 1998 to May 2020). Mr. 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

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Ms. Song currently serves as Executive Vice President and General Manager at F5 Networks. Prior to that, Ms. Song served as Senior Vice President and General Manager of Security Markets for Splunk, Inc. from 2014 to 2020. Prior to that, she spent four years from 2010 to 2014 with Hewlett Packard Enterprise Co., in engineering and general manager roles within Hewlett Packard’s ArcSight Business Unit. Ms. Song joined Hewlett Packard following the company’s acquisition of ArcSight, Inc. in 2010. Ms. Song was Vice President of Engineering & Product with ArcSight from 2005 to 2010. Ms. Song holds both M.S. and B.S. degrees in Computer Science from Florida Atlantic University. She also studied at Tsinghua University in China and completed the Stanford University Graduate School of Business Executive Program in General Management in 2012.

Silvio Tavares

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Mr. Tavares has served as President of the board of directors and CEO of Digital Commerce Alliance (formerly The CardLinx Association), a leading global trade association for the digital commerce, payments, and fin-tech industries, since 2013. Prior to that, Mr. Tavares was Senior Vice President and the Global Head of Information Products Business Unit at Visa, Inc., and before that was with First Data Corp. (now part of Fiserv) from 2006 to 2012, where he was Senior Vice President and the Head of Global Information and Analytics Business Unit and also held other senior finance roles. Mr. Tavares formerly served as a board director, Audit committee chairman and designated financial expert for CPI Card Group (September 2016 to August 2018). 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

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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

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Ms. Yang is currently Chief Accounting Officer of Pinterest, Inc., where she is responsible for accounting, tax, treasury, and internal audit. From 2015 to 2017, 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. Ms. Yang worked at Gilead Sciences from 2003 to 2015, finishing her tenure as Vice President and Corporate Controller. Ms. Yang holds a B.S. in Accounting and Managerial Information Systems from Boston University and is a certified public accountant.

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