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Dycom Industries Inc (DY.N)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Steven Nielsen

55 1999 Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer

Hary DeFerrari

48 2008 Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President

Timothy Estes

63 2001 Chief Operating Officer, Executive Vice President

Sharon Villaverde

44 2018 Chief Accounting Officer, Vice President

Richard Vilsoet

64 2009 Vice President, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary

Peter Pruitt

2018 Director

Richard Sykes

58 2018 Director

Stephen Coley

73 2003 Independent Director

Dwight Duke

66 2011 Independent Director

Eitan Gertelas

56 2016 Independent Director

Anders Gustafsson

58 2013 Independent Director

Patricia Higgins

68 2008 Independent Director

Laurie Thomsen

61 2015 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Steven Nielsen

Mr. Steven E. Nielsen serves as Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer of the Company. Mr. Nielsen has been the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company since March 1999; President and Chief Operating Officer from August 1996 to March 1999; and Vice President from February 1996 to August 1996. Mr. Nielsen was a director of SBA Communications Corporation from 2001 to 2009.

Hary DeFerrari

Mr. Hary Andrew DeFerrari serves as Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President of Dycom Industries, Inc., since April 4, 2008. Prior to that, Mr. DeFerrari was the Company's Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer since November 2005 and was the Company's Financial Controller from July 2004 through November 2005. Mr. DeFerrari was previously a senior audit manager with Ernst & Young Americas, LLC.

Timothy Estes

Mr. Timothy R. Estes serves as Chief Operating Officer, Executive Vice President of the Company. Prior to that, Mr. Estes was President of Ansco & Associates, Inc., one of the Company’s subsidiaries, from 1997 until 2001 and Vice President from 1994 until 1997.

Sharon Villaverde

Ms. Sharon Villaverde has been appointed as Chief Accounting Officer, Vice President of the company effective as of November 26, 2018. She was previously employed by Natus Medical Incorporated (“Natus Medical”), a publicly traded provider of healthcare products and services used for the screening, detection, treatment, monitoring and tracking of common medical ailments. While at Natus Medical, Ms. Villaverde served as Vice President of Finance from May 2017 to October 2018 and as Corporate Controller from June 2013 to May 2017. Ms. Villaverde holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting degree from the University of Central Oklahoma.

Richard Vilsoet

Mr. Richard B. Vilsoet serves as Vice President, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary of the Company. Richard B. Vilsoet has been the Company's General Counsel and Corporate Secretary Since June 2005 and Vice President since November 2005. Before joining the Company, Mr. Vilsoet was a partner with Shearman & Sterling LLP. Mr. Vilsoet was with Shearman & Sterling LLP for over 15 years.

Peter Pruitt

Mr. Peter T. Pruitt, Jr. serves as Director of the company. Mr. Pruitt, a Certified Public Accountant, is a Senior Partner of Deloitte & Touche LLP (“Deloitte”) and has been an auditor with Deloitte for 40 years. During his career at Deloitte, Mr. Pruitt has served in multiple firm-level leadership roles and currently serves as Deloitte’s Office Managing Partner for Florida and Puerto Rico.

Richard Sykes

Mr. Richard K. Sykes is Director of the company. Mr. Sykes was appointed to the Board of Directors of the Company in March 2018, for a term to last until the Company’s 2018 Annual Meeting of Shareholders. Mr. Sykes is a former Senior Partner of McKinsey & Company, Inc. Mr. Sykes was a Management Consultant with McKinsey from February 1996 to his retirement in August 2017. During this period, Mr. Sykes served clients in the industrial, consumer and healthcare industries focusing on issues of enterprise transformation, strategy, operations and organization. During his career at McKinsey, Mr. Sykes served in multiple firm-level leadership roles, including as Managing Partner of McKinsey’s Midwest Office, and helped to build McKinsey’s operations practice. From 1990 to 1995, Mr. Sykes was a Vice President and Partner at A.T. Kearney, a global management consulting firm. Prior to that, he held engineering and management roles in the manufacturing businesses of Eli Lilly and Company.

Stephen Coley

Mr. Stephen C. Coley serves as Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Coley is a Director Emeritus of McKinsey & Company, Inc. Mr. Coley was a Management Consultant with McKinsey & Company, Inc. from July 1975 to his retirement in January 2004. During this period, Mr. Coley led a wide variety of business strategy and organization efforts, principally serving technology and basic industrial clients. Mr. Coley also led McKinsey’s corporate growth practice. A recognized expert and published author on corporate growth, Mr. Coley has extensive general business management experience in corporate strategy and finance for companies in the technology industry, as well as in-depth knowledge of corporate finance structure and strategies, and corporate governance. This experience and knowledge allow Mr. Coley to bring to the Board of Directors meaningful and valuable insight into strategic, financial and capital-related issues.

Dwight Duke

Mr. Dwight B. Duke serves as Independent Director of the company. Mr. Duke served as Senior Vice President, Business Operations, Service Provider Video Technology Group of Cisco Systems, Inc. from 2006 until his retirement in 2012. From 1998 to 2005, Mr. Duke was Senior Corporate Vice President of Scientific-Atlanta, Inc. and President of its Transmission Networks Systems business. During this period, Mr. Duke was a member of Scientific-Atlanta’s corporate management and corporate operating committees which developed and implemented corporate strategy. Prior to 1998, Mr. Duke was Vice President of the Network Systems Group of Scientific-Atlanta and responsible for that company’s digital video system business. Mr. Duke has substantial experience in operations management, distribution and marketing for the cable television industry. Mr. Duke also has experience in organization-wide strategic planning, as well as product and major program management. Mr. Duke’s executive-level experience in the telecommunications and cable television industry, and his experience in integrating acquired businesses, allow Mr. Duke to bring to the Board of Directors significant knowledge of corporate strategy, technology, and mergers and acquisitions, particularly within industries closely related to the Company’s business.

Eitan Gertelas

Mr. Eitan Gertelas is an Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Gertel served as the Chief Executive Officer and a director of Finisar Corporation from 2008 to 2015 as a result of the completion of the merger between Finisar and Optium Corporation. Prior to that, Mr. Gertel served as Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Optium from 2004 to 2008 and as the President and a director of Optium from 2001 to 2004. From 1995 to 2001, Mr. Gertel served as Corporate Vice President and General Manager of the former transmission systems division of JDS Uniphase Corporation, a provider of broadband test and management solutions and optical products. Mr. Gertel has significant executive-level experience in the telecommunications industry, including experience in business leadership, operations and strategy, and technical experience. This experience allows Mr. Gertel to bring to the Board of Directors knowledge of corporate strategy, corporate finance, and mergers and acquisitions, as well as significant operational knowledge of the industry as a result of the various management positions which he has held.

Anders Gustafsson

Mr. Anders Gustafsson serves as Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Gustafsson has served as the Chief Executive Officer and a director of Zebra Technologies Corporation since 2007. From 2004 until 2007, Mr. Gustafsson served as Chief Executive Officer of Spirent Communications plc, a publicly traded telecommunications company. From 2000 until 2004, Mr. Gustafsson was Senior Executive Vice President, Global Business Operations, of Tellabs, Inc., a communications networking company, having previously served as President, Tellabs International, as well as President, Global Sales, and Vice President and General Manager, Europe, Middle East and Africa. Earlier in his career, Mr. Gustafsson held executive positions with Motorola, Inc. and Network Equipment Technologies, Inc. Mr. Gustafsson has extensive executive-level experience in the telecommunications industry covering many areas, including operations, strategy and finance. This experience allows Mr. Gustafsson to bring to the Board of Directors a broad range of skills related to the Company’s industry, including knowledge of corporate strategy, financial controls and accounting, corporate finance, and mergers and acquisitions.

Patricia Higgins

Ms. Patricia L. Higgins serves as Independent Director of the Company. Ms. Higgins was President, Chief Executive Officer, and a director of Switch & Data Facilities Company, Inc., a provider of neutral interconnection and colocation services, from September 2000 to her retirement in February 2004. Prior to that, Ms. Higgins served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of The Research Board, a consulting and research services company for information technology from May 1999 to August 2000. Prior to 1999, Ms. Higgins also served as Corporate Vice President and Chief Information Officer of Alcoa Inc. and also held senior management positions at UNISYS Corporation, Verizon (NYNEX) and AT&T Inc. Ms. Higgins was a director at Visteon Corporation from 2004 to 2010, Delta Air Lines, Inc. from 2005 to 2007 and SpectraSite Communications, Inc. from 2004 to 2005, and is currently a director of Barnes & Noble, Inc., Internap Network Services Corporation and The Travelers Companies, Inc. Ms. Higgins held senior executive-level positions in telecommunications, computing and information technology. Ms. Higgins has also had extensive board experience as a director of numerous public companies, including serving as lead director and as a member of a number of audit committees (chairing two), compensation committees (chairing one), governance/nominating committees (chairing one) and chairing one finance committee. This wide-ranging experience allows Ms. Higgins to bring to the Board of Directors substantial knowledge of accounting and financial controls, corporate finance and strategy, and governance practices, as well as a significant depth of understanding into the operation and management of public companies.

Laurie Thomsen

Ms. Laurie J. Thomsen is an Independent Director of the Company. Ms. Thomsen served as an Executive Partner of New Profit, Inc., a venture philanthropy firm, from 2006 to 2010, and she served on its board from 2001 to 2006. Prior to that, from 1995 to 2004, Ms. Thomsen was a co-founder and General Partner of Prism Venture Partners, a venture capital firm investing in healthcare and technology companies. From 1984 until 1995, Ms. Thomsen worked at the venture capital firm Harbourvest Partners in Boston, where Ms. Thomsen was a General Partner from 1988 until 1995. Ms. Thomsen was in commercial lending at U.S. Trust Company of New York from 1979 until 1984. Ms. Thomsen is currently a director of MFS Mutual Funds and The Travelers Companies, Inc. Ms. Thomsen has extensive experience as a General Partner of a venture capital firm and significant experience and expertise in investments, finance and the development of emerging businesses. In addition, Ms. Thomsen has board experience at publicly traded companies. This experience allows Ms. Thomsen to bring to the Board of Directors substantial knowledge of accounting and financial controls, corporate finance structure and strategy, and governance practices, as well as significant experience with the growth and development of businesses and mergers and acquisitions. Ms. Thomsen’s expertise in investments and venture capital also allows her to bring insight into public company management from an investor’s perspective.

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