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CSG Systems International Inc (CSGS.OQ)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Donald Reed

72 2010 Chairman of the Board

Bret Griess

48 2016 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Randy Wiese

57 2006 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President

Kenneth Kennedy

47 2016 Executive Vice President - Product Development

Brian Shepherd

49 2016 Executive Vice President and President - Global Broadband, Cable and Satellite Business

David Barnes

55 2014 Independent Director

Ronald Cooper

60 2006 Independent Director

Marwan Fawaz

54 2016 Independent Director

John Hughes

65 2011 Independent Director

Janice Obuchowski

65 1997 Independent Director

Frank Sica

66 1994 Independent Director

Donald Smith

74 2002 Independent Director

James Unruh

76 2005 Independent Director

Liz Bauer

Senior Vice President, Chief Communications and Investor Relations Officer

Biographies

Name Description

Donald Reed

Mr. Donald Bruce Reed is Chairman of the Board of Csg Systems International Inc. He is presently retired. He 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 Mr. Reed served Cable & Wireless in various other executive positions. Mr. Reed’s career includes 30 years at NYNEX Corporation (now part of Verizon), a regional telephone operating company. From 1995 to 1997 Mr. 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. Mr. Reed holds a B.A. degree in History from Virginia Military Institute.

Bret Griess

Mr. Bret C. Griess is President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of the Company. He joined CSG in 1996 and held a variety of positions in Operations and Information Technology, until being appointed Executive Vice President of Operations in February 2009 COO in March 2011 and President in June 2015. In January 2016 Mr. Griess was appointed President and CEO and a member of our Board. Prior to joining CSG, Mr. Griess was Genesis Product Manager with Chief Automotive Systems from 1995 to 1996 and an information systems analyst with the Air Force from 1990 to 1995. Mr. Griess holds an M.A. degree in Management and a B.S. degree in Management from Bellevue University in Nebraska, an A.A.S. degree from the Community College of the Air Force, and an A.S. degree in Business Administration from Eastern Florida State College, formerly Brevard Community College.

Randy Wiese

Mr. Randy R. Wiese is Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President of CSG System International, Inc. He joined CSG in 1995 as Controller and later served as Chief Accounting Officer. He was named Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer in April 2006. Prior to joining CSG, he was manager of audit and business advisory services and held other accounting-related positions at Arthur Andersen & Co. Mr. Wiese is a member of the AICPA and the Nebraska Society of Certified Public Accountants. He holds a B.S. degree in Accounting from the University of Nebraska-Omaha.

Kenneth Kennedy

Mr. Kenneth M. Kennedy is Executive Vice President - Product Development of the company since March 2016. In this role, he defines CSG’s product and technology roadmap while aligning the company’s technical vision with its business strategy. Mr. Kennedy is responsible for the definition, development and operations of CSG’s software solutions. Prior to this role, he served as CSG’s Chief Technology Officer and Senior Vice President of Product Management, Development and Operations from 2006 to 2016, managing CSG’s software development organization and implementing technology initiatives for CSG’s product offerings. Prior to his role at CSG, Mr. Kennedy was one of the original founders of Telution where he served as Vice President of Software Development and Professional Services from 1998 to 2006. Prior to Telution, Mr. Kennedy worked at Andersen Consulting where he was responsible for developing highly-scalable distributed software solutions for the manufacturing, financial services, and communications industries. Mr. Kennedy received a Bachelor of Business Administration and Management Information Systems from the University of Notre Dame.

Brian Shepherd

Mr. Brian A. Shepherd is Executive Vice President and President - Global Broadband, Cable and Satellite Business of the company. He joined CSG in 2016 to focus on accelerating the growth and strategic direction of CSG’s global broadband, cable and direct broadcast satellite business, where CSG has served as a trusted partner to the largest companies in the industry for more than 30 years. Mr. Shepherd is an international 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 wide and deep relationships with C-Suite leaders, decision-makers and policy influencers who have shaped these industries globally. Mr. Shepherd graduated Magna cum laude in Economics from Wabash College and received a Master of Business Administration degree from Harvard Business School.

David Barnes

Mr. David G. Barnes is Independent Director of CSG Systems International, Inc., effective February 6, 2014. He currently serves as the Senior Vice President, Finance of Stantec Inc., a publicly traded global provider of engineering, consulting, and construction services. 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. 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.

Ronald Cooper

Mr. Ronald H. Cooper is Independent Director of CSG Systems International Inc. He is presently retired. He most recently served as the President and CEO of Clear Channel Outdoor Americas, Inc. 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

Mr. Marwan H. Fawaz is Independent Director of the Company. He is currently the CEO of Nest Labs, Inc., an Alphabet company. With more than 28 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. In addition, 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.

John Hughes

Mr. John Llewellyn Mostyn Hughes, CBE, is Independent Director of CSG Systems International, Inc. He previously served as Chairman of the Board for Intec Telecom Systems plc for nearly six years until it was acquired by us in 2010. Mr. Hughes currently serves as Chairman of the Board for Just-Eat Group plc and Spectris plc, and for privately-held IQSA Group. He is also a director on the boards for Equinix, Inc. and for privately-held Scorpion Ventures Limited, and is a member of the Advisory Board of Strattam Investment Capital Fund. During the past five years, Mr. Hughes was formerly a director on the boards of the public companies of Sepura plc, Telecity Group plc, and Vitec Group plc. Mr. Hughes has been an advisor to Oakley Advisory Limited since 2012 and previously served as an advisor to Advent International, a private equity fund, from 2008 to 2011. Prior to his board positions, from 2000 to 2004 Mr. Hughes served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer (“COO”) for Thales Group, a European provider of complex systems for the defense, aerospace, and commercial markets. Prior to 2000 he served as President of GSM/UMTS Wireless Networks of Lucent Technologies, and as a director of Convex Global Field Operations and Vice President and Managing Director of Convex Europe, a division of Hewlett Packard Company. Mr. Hughes holds a B.S. degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from the Hatfield Polytechnic (now the University of Hertfordshire).

Janice Obuchowski

Amb. Janice I. Obuchowski is Independent Director of Csg Systems International Inc., since 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. ChairIn 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 and Administrator for the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (“NTIA”), and as the head of international government relations at NYNEX Corporation. 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.

Frank Sica

Mr. Frank V. Sica is Independent Director of CSG Systems International Inc., since its formation in 1994. He is currently a Managing Partner of Tailwind Capital. From 2004 to 2005 Mr. Sica was a Senior Advisor to Soros Private Funds Management. From 2000 until 2003 he was President of Soros Private Funds Management, where he oversaw the direct real estate and private equity investment activities of Soros. In 1998 he joined Soros Fund Management where he was a Managing Director responsible for Soros’ private equity investments. Mr. Sica was previously Managing Director for Morgan Stanley Merchant Banking Division. He currently serves as a director on the boards of JetBlue Airways, Kohl’s Corporation, and Safe Bulkers, Inc. 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.

Donald Smith

Mr. Donald V. Smith is Independent Director of CSG Systems International Inc. He is presently retired. Previously, he served as Senior Managing Director of Houlihan Lokey Howard & Zukin, Inc., an international investment banking firm with whom he had been associated from 1988 through 2009 and where he served on the board of directors. From 1978 to 1988 he served as a Principal with Morgan Stanley & Co. Inc., where he headed the company’s valuation and reorganization services. He also serves on the board of directors of several non-profit organizations. Mr. Smith holds an M.B.A. degree from the Wharton Graduate School of the University of Pennsylvania and a B.S. degree from the United States Naval Academy.

James Unruh

Mr. James A. Unruh is Independent Director of CSG Systems International Inc., since June 2005. He became a founding Principal of Alerion Capital Group, LLC (a private equity investment company) in 1998 and currently holds such position. Mr. Unruh was an executive with Unisys Corporation from 1987 to 1997 including serving as its Chairman and CEO from 1990 to 1997. From 1982 to 1986 Mr. Unruh held various executive positions, including Senior Vice President–Finance and CFO with Burroughs Corporation, a predecessor of Unisys Corporation. Prior to 1982 Mr. Unruh was CFO with Memorex Corporation and also held various executive positions with Fairchild Camera and Instrument Corporation, including CFO. Mr. Unruh currently serves as director on the board of Tenet Healthcare Corporation, and formerly served as director on the boards for Prudential Financial, Inc. and CenturyLink, 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.

Liz Bauer

Ms. Liz Bauer serves as Senior Vice President of Investor Relations and Strategic Communications of Csg Systems International Inc. She is responsible for investor relations and corporate communications initiatives, including all internal and external communications activities, shareholder relations and activities with the financial community. Since joining the company in 1995, Bauer has implemented a number of key initiatives and was instrumental in repositioning the company following an ownership change. She works closely with other members of CSG's leadership team on orchestrating internal and external communications activities around the rollout of new services, product offerings and other corporate milestones. Prior to joining CSG, Bauer served as president of Bauer, Kahler, Morse Communications, a business-to-business marketing and communications agency. Bauer has also held positions in several marketing and public relations agencies in Omaha, various research, implementation, and planning projects. She holds a bachelor's degree in business administration from Creighton University.

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

Donald Reed

254,300

Bret Griess

3,782,960

Randy Wiese

2,839,540

Kenneth Kennedy

--

Brian Shepherd

--

David Barnes

220,300

Ronald Cooper

214,300

Marwan Fawaz

191,800

John Hughes

204,300

Janice Obuchowski

204,300

Frank Sica

220,300

Donald Smith

204,300

James Unruh

204,300

Liz Bauer

--
As Of  31 Dec 2016