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Hawaiian Telcom Holdco Inc (HCOM.OQ)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Scott Barber

56 2015 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Dan Bessey

51 2015 Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President

John Komeiji

63 2008 Senior Vice President, General Counsel

Kevin Paul

61 2011 Senior Vice President - Technology

Jason Fujita

41 2013 Vice President - Consumer Sales and Product Marketing

Paul Krueger

52 2013 Vice President - Business Sales and Product Marketing

Amy Aapala

44 2016 Vice President-Information Technology Systems and Order Management

Gregory Chamberlain

58 2016 Vice President - Network Operations

Benjamin Morgan

43 2014 Vice President-Customer Care and Network Reliability

Sunshine Topping

46 2015 Vice President-Human Resources

N. John Fontana

57 2016 Managing Director

Kurt Cellar

47 2010 Independent Director

Meredith Ching

60 2015 Independent Director

Walter Dods

75 2010 Independent Director

Warren Haruki

64 2010 Independent Director

Richard Jalkut

72 2010 Independent Director

Steven Oldham

66 2010 Independent Director

Bernard Phillips

63 2010 Independent Director

Robert Webster

53 2016 Independent Director

Eric Yeaman

49 2015 Independent Director

Ngoc Nguyen

64 2017 Investor Relations-Manager

Biographies

Name Description

Scott Barber

Mr. Scott K. Barber is President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of Hawaiian Telcom Holdco, Inc., effective June 22, 2015. Barber became President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company in June 2015, and a Director in May 2015. Prior to becoming our Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Barber served as our Chief Operating Officer since January 2013, where he was responsible for overseeing day-to-day operations of the Company’s technology, sales, marketing, customer service, customer care, business operations, and business development teams. Prior to joining us, Mr. Barber was Vice President of Operations of Consolidated Communications, an Illinois based telecommunications company, since July 2012, during which time he led field and network operations teams across six states. Prior to joining Consolidated Communications, Mr. Barber held various executive positions at SureWest Communications beginning 1994, most recently as Chief Operating Officer from 2011 to 2012.

Dan Bessey

Mr. Dan T. Bessey is Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President of the Company. Prior to joining us, Mr. Bessey served as the Chief Financial Officer of Cesca Therapeutics Inc., a biotechnology company, from March 2014. Prior to that, Mr. Bessey served as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of SureWest Communications, a telecommunications company, from 2008 to 2013. Before becoming Chief Financial Officer of SureWest Communications, Mr. Bessey served in a number of key financial leadership roles within the company, including Vice President of Finance, Controller and Director of Corporate Finance beginning in 1995. Prior to joining SureWest Communications, Mr. Bessey was with Ernst & Young LLP. Mr. Bessey is a Certified Public Accountant and has a B.S. degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Accountancy from California State University – Sacramento, where he graduated Magna Cum Laude.

John Komeiji

Mr. John T. Komeiji is Senior Vice President, General Counsel of Hawaiian Telcom Holdco Inc. He became our Senior Vice President and General Counsel in June 2008 and is responsible for our legal, government affairs, support services, external affairs, and as of November 2010, human resources and labor relations. Prior to joining us, Mr. Komeiji was senior partner at Watanabe Ing & Komeiji LLP from 1998 to June 2008, where his practice focused on litigation of complex commercial, personal injury and professional liability matters. He is the past president of the Hawaii State Bar Association and has served on the American Bar Association’s Standing Committee on Lawyer Competence.

Kevin Paul

Mr. Kevin T. Paul is Senior Vice President - Technology of Hawaiian Telcom Holdco, Inc. and is responsible for the architecture, engineering, development, test and support of our network and systems. Mr. Paul has held leadership technology roles for over 25 years. Prior to joining us, he served in various capacities at Level 3 Communications since 2000, including as Vice President of Content Engineering & Development from January 2009 to July 2011, where he had responsibility for the architecture, engineering, development, test and tier IV support of Level 3’s CDN and VYVX services, and Vice President of Network Integration from November 2005 to December 2008, where he had responsibility for network due diligence, integration, planning and execution.

Jason Fujita

Mr. Jason K. Fujita is Vice President - Consumer Sales and Product Marketing of Hawaiian Telcom Holdco, Inc. He previously served as our Vice President—Consumer Sales from August 2012. Mr. Fujita is in charge of our customer contact centers as well as our public communications, wireless, Hawaiian Telcom TV and multiple dwelling unit sales, and consumer product marketing. He began his career with us in 1997, having most recently served as Executive Director—Consumer and Business Sales from April 2012 to August 2012 and Director—Contact Centers from May 2009 to April 2012.

Paul Krueger

Mr. Paul G. Krueger is Vice President - Business Sales and Product Marketing of Hawaiian Telcom Holdco, Inc. He previously served as our Vice President—Business and Wholesale Sales from October 2012. Mr. Krueger is in charge of our business sales, business sales operations, sales engineering, sales planning and performance analysis, wholesale markets, and business product marketing. With more than 20 years in the telecommunications industry, he previously served in various capacities at SureWest Communications beginning 1995, most recently as Executive Director of business sales from 2008 to September 2012.

Amy Aapala

Ms. Amy S. Aapala is Vice President-Information Technology Systems and Order Management of the Company. and is responsible for our order management systems, data center and desktop services. She joined us in 2005, having previously served as our Vice President—Customer Service from March 2013 until February 2016, Executive Director-Field Operations from December 2011 to March 2013 and Executive Director-OMS Operations from January 2011 to December 2011. Ms. Aapala has more than 18 years of experience in the telecommunications industry. Prior to joining us, Ms. Aapala worked as a consultant for The Carlyle Group and in senior management positions in billing and customer service with various telecommunications companies.

Gregory Chamberlain

Mr. Greg Chamberlain is Vice President - Network Operations of the company. Mr. Chamberlain oversees technical installation, repair and construction projects, central office and dispatch operations and network support services. Prior to joining Hawaiian Telcom in 2013, Mr. Chamberlain served as Executive Director of Network Engineering at SureWest Broadband, now known as Consolidated Communications, where he oversaw the deployment and management of key services such as Voice-over-Internet-Protocol (VoIP), Internet Service Providers, servers and data centers. Prior to this, he served as Director of Network Operations for WINfirst (Western Integrated Networks), a Denver-based communications company. Mr. Chamberlain has 35 years of experience in the telecommunications industry.

Benjamin Morgan

Mr. Benjamin L. Morgan is Vice President-Customer Care and Network Reliability of the company since, March 2014. He is responsible for our Customer CARE, 911 operations, Managed Services Operations teams and Network Reliability department, which includes the Network Operations Center (eNOC), Tier 2 Technical Support, Data Center Operations, TV Head End Operations and internal Help Desk teams. Mr. Morgan joined us in October 2011 as Director of Customer Care. In March 2012, he took on an expanded role as Executive Director—Customer Care. With more than 15 years of technology and telecommunications experience, he previously held management and senior management positions at Speakeasy Inc., which merged with Covad Communications and MegaPath to form a new MegaPath Corporation in 2010, most recently as Vice President—Voice Services.

Sunshine Topping

Ms. Sunshine P. W. Topping is Vice President-Human Resources of the Company. She oversees the Company’s HR, benefits, employment and HR information systems (HRIS), labor relations, and organizational development and training functions. She previously served as Chief Human Resources Strategy Officer for ‘ike (from 2014-2015), was Senior Director of Recruitment for Hawaiian Airlines between 2011-2014. She also served on the honorable Governor Neil Abercrombie’s cabinet as Director of the Human Resources Department for the state of Hawaii. She has 20 years of Human Resources experience, starting in 1996 as a Labor Relations specialist for The Boeing Company.

N. John Fontana

Mr. N. John Fontana III is Managing Director of the Company. He is a Senior Managing Director on the Black Diamond Capital Management (“Black Diamond”) private equity team. Prior to joining Black Diamond, Mr. Fontana was the President of Yankee Candle International, a Madison Dearborn portfolio company from 2010 to 2014. Prior to that, Mr. Fontana was a Managing Director and the lead operating partner with Allied Capital in Washington, DC and the CEO of an Allied portfolio company from 2003 to 2009. Mr. Fontana has been a portfolio company CEO through several successful exits and turnarounds. Mr. Fontana was a partner with Deloitte & Touche in the leveraged transactions group, and was a manufacturing executive with Frito-Lay and a consultant with Bain & Co. Mr. Fontana was nominated to the Board of Directors pursuant to a Nomination, Standstill and Support Agreement between the Company and Black Diamond, pursuant to which, among other things, the Company agreed to take certain actions to cause Black Diamond’s designated representative to be nominated and elected to the Company’s Board of Directors at each of the Company’s 2016, 2017 and 2018 Annual Meeting of Stockholders. In exchange, Black Diamond agreed to certain affirmative and negative covenants. See “Certain Relationships and Related Transactions” below. Mr. Fontana currently serves on the Board of several privately-held companies and brings to the Board significant operational experience, as well as the investor perspective of the Company’s largest stockholder.

Kurt Cellar

Mr. Kurt M. Cellar is an Independent Director of Hawaiian Telcom Holdco Inc. Cellar has been a consultant to companies in the telecommunications, retail and insurance industries since January 2008. He previously had been a Partner and Portfolio Manager of Bay Harbour Management L.C., a hedge fund, from 1999 until January 2008. Mr. Cellar served on the Board of Horizon Lines, Inc. from November 2011 to May 2016 and currently serves on the Boards of Directors of Six Flags Entertainment Corporation and U.S. Concrete, Inc., as well as other privately-held companies. Mr. Cellar is a Chartered Financial Analyst and has extensive experience in telecommunications, both as an investor and a board member, as well as significant financial analysis experience. He has chaired audit and compensation committees of other companies and has been designated by the Board as an “audit committee financial expert.”

Meredith Ching

Ms. Meredith J. Ching is an Independent Director of Hawaiian Telcom Holdco, Inc. Ching has served since 2007 as senior vice president of government and community relations of Alexander & Baldwin, Inc. (“A&B”), a 146-year old Hawaii company with interests in real estate development, commercial real estate, agriculture, natural materials and infrastructure construction. Prior to joining A&B in 1982, Ms. Ching held the position of financial analyst with the Dillingham Corporation. Ms. Ching’s past government service activities also include the State of Hawaii Commission on Water Resource Management, the State Board of Agriculture, City & County of Honolulu Charter Commission, Mayor’s Task Force to develop the Pacific Nations Center and the Governor’s Task Force on the Department of Environmental Protection. Ms. Ching brings to the Board extensive knowledge of Hawaii’s unique business, legislative and regulatory environment and high-level management experience with a publicly-traded company as a member of A&B’s senior management team.

Walter Dods

Mr. Walter A. Dods, Jr., is an Independent Director of Hawaiian Telcom Holdco Inc. first serving from May 2, 2005 until October 28, 2010 (Chairman of the Board from May 8, 2008 until October 28, 2010), then being reappointed to the Board of Directors on December 9, 2010. Mr. Dods also served as the non executive Chairman of the Board of BancWest Corporation, a $74 billion bank holding company wholly-owned by BNP Paribas based in Honolulu, Hawaii, from January 2005 through December 2007, and served as a director since 1983. He also was the non executive Chairman of the Board of First Hawaiian Bank from January 2005 until December 2008 and has served as a director since 1979, as well as Vice Chairman of Bank of the West since 1998. First Hawaiian Bank and Bank of the West are subsidiaries of BancWest, Corporation. From 1996 to 1997, Mr. Dods served as the National President of the American Bankers Association and was a member of the Federal Advisory Council of the Federal Reserve System, representing the 12th district of the Federal Reserve from 1999 to 2000. Mr. Dods also has served as the Chairman of the Board of Matson, Inc. since June 2012, has served on the Board of Directors of Par Pacific Holdings, Inc. since June 2015, served on the Board of Directors of Alexander & Baldwin, Inc. from 1989 to 2014, and served on the Board of Maui Land & Pineapple Company, Inc. from October 2004 through May 2010. Mr. Dods also serves on the Board of Directors of several privately-held companies.

Warren Haruki

Mr. Warren H. Haruki CPA is an Independent Director of Hawaiian Telcom Holdco Inc. Mr. Haruki has been President and Chief Executive Officer of Grove Farm Company, Inc., a privately-held land development company located on Kauai, Hawaii, since February 2005. He also is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, since 2009, of Maui Land & Pineapple Company, Inc. He also serves on the Board of Directors of several privately-held companies located in Hawaii. From 1991 until his retirement in 2003, Mr. Haruki served as President of the predecessors of Hawaiian Telcom, Inc., and as a result is knowledgeable about the strategic issues facing the Company and the Hawaii markets and communities in which the Company operates. During his 26-year career with GTE and Verizon, he gained in-depth experience in all aspects of the operations of a telecommunications company.

Richard Jalkut

Mr. Richard A. Jalkut is an Independent Director of Hawaiian Telcom Holdco Inc. Mr. Jalkut has been President and Chief Executive Officer of U.S. TelePacific Corp. (dba TelePacific Communications), the third largest wireline telecom provider in California and second largest in Nevada, since 2002. Mr. Jalkut has more than 35 years’ experience in the telecommunications industry, including previously serving as President and Chief Executive Officer of Pathnet Telecommunications, Inc., a wholesale provider of services to more than one hundred second- and third-tier markets located across the U.S., and President, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of NYNEX Telephone Companies. Mr. Jalkut has served on the Board of Directors of other telecom companies, including Covad Communications Group, Inc. from 2005 to 2008 and Birch Telecom from 2000 to 2005. Mr. Jalkut also served on the Board of Directors of HSBC Holdings plc from 1991-July 2015. Mr. Jalkut brings to the Board extensive board experience with both telecom and non-telecom companies and experience managing telecommunication companies, and has an in-depth understanding of the challenges and opportunities facing the telecommunications industry.

Steven Oldham

Mr. Steven C. Oldham is an Independent Director of Hawaiian Telcom Holdco Inc. Mr. Oldham served as President and Chief Executive Officer of SureWest Communications, a publicly-held integrated communications provider headquartered in Northern California, from January 2006 until his retirement in June 2012. Prior to joining SureWest, Mr. Oldham served as a Senior Advisor to The Brattle Group, which provides consulting services and expert testimony on economic, finance, regulatory and strategic issues, from May 2002 to May 2005. Mr. Oldham was a member of SureWest’s Board of Directors from January 2004 to June 2012 and was chairman of its audit committee from June 2004 to December 2005. He served as Chairman of the United States Telecom Association, the leading trade association representing broadband service providers, manufacturers and suppliers, from October 2009 to November 2011. He brings to the Board extensive experience managing a telecommunications company and an in-depth understanding of the challenges and opportunities facing the telecommunications industry. He has been designated by the Board as an “audit committee financial expert.”

Bernard Phillips

Mr. Bernard R. Phillips III is Independent Director of Hawaiian Telcom Holdco Inc. Mr. Phillips III served as President and Chief Executive Officer of the National Rural Telecommunications Cooperative (NRTC) from 1987 until his retirement at the end of May 2010. NRTC is a cooperative that represents the advanced telecommunications and information technology interests of more than 1,500 rural utilities and affiliates, including an affiliate of the Company. Mr. Phillips served on the Board of Directors of Digital Bridge Communications Corp., a private operator of WiMAX 4G broadband networks in underserved and rural America, and served on the Board of Director of privately-held Avail-TVN, a digital media services company, until May 12, 2010. Mr. Phillips brings to the Board extensive legislative and regulatory telecom experience and broad experience generally in the telecommunications industry.

Robert Webster

Mr. Robert B. Webster is an Independent Director of the Company. He is co-founded Twin Haven Capital Partners LLC in 2009 (“Twin Haven”) and is Senior Managing Director and Portfolio Manager of Twin Haven’s Special Opportunities Funds. From 2001 to 2009, Mr. Webster served as a Managing Director and Portfolio Manager of the Special Opportunity Funds at Pequot Capital Management, Inc. (“Pequot Capital”). Prior to joining Pequot Capital, Mr. Webster served as Managing Director of Pacific Capital Group (“PCG”), a private merchant bank that founded Global Crossing, Ltd., and later concurrently served as Senior Vice President of Global Crossing. At PCG, Mr. Webster served as head of its private equity investment team. Mr. Webster previously served as a partner in both the M&A and Audit practices of KPMG, LLP. In his capacity as a portfolio manager and investment analyst, Mr. Webster has been an active investor in the telecommunications industry for over 15 years. Mr. Webster was nominated to the Board of Directors pursuant to a Nomination, Standstill and Support Agreement between the Company and Twin Haven and certain of its affiliates, pursuant to which, among other things, the Company agreed to take certain actions to cause Twin Haven’s designated representative to be nominated and elected to the Company’s Board of Directors at each of the Company’s 2016, 2017 and 2018 Annual Meeting of Stockholders. In exchange, Twin Haven agreed to certain affirmative and negative covenants. See “Certain Relationships and Related Transactions” below. Mr. Webster currently serves on the Boards of several privately-held companies and brings to the Board experience in the telecommunications industry as well as extensive investor and Board experience.

Eric Yeaman

Mr. Eric Kawika Yeaman is an Independent Director of the Company. He has served as President and Chief Operating Officer of First Hawaiian Bank since June 2015. Mr. Yeaman previously served as the Company’s President and Chief Executive Officer from June 2008 until June 2015, leading the Company through its filing for bankruptcy protection under chapter 11 of the United States Bankruptcy Code in December 2008, and its emergence from chapter 11 in October 2010. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Yeaman served as Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Hawaiian Electric Company, Inc. (“HECO”) from January 2008 to June 2008, where he was responsible for its Oahu operations, energy solutions, public affairs and the financial and administrative process areas. From January 2003 to January 2008, Mr. Yeaman served as Financial Vice President, Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer of Hawaiian Electric Industries, Inc. (“HEI”), HECO’s parent company. At HEI, he oversaw the controller, treasury, investor relations, corporate tax, information technology and enterprise risk management functions. Mr. Yeaman began his career at Arthur Andersen LLP in September 1989. Mr. Yeaman has been a director of Alexander & Baldwin, Inc. since June 2012 and a director of Alaska Air Group, Inc. since November 2012. Mr. Yeaman brings to the Board extensive experience managing complex business organizations as well as knowledge of the Hawaii markets in which the Company operates and, as the Company’s former Chief Executive Officer, is knowledgeable about the strategic issues facing the Company.

Ngoc Nguyen