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Internap Corp (INAP.OQ)

INAP.OQ on NASDAQ Stock Exchange Global Select Market

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Peter Aquino

58 2016 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Joseph DuFresne

50 2019 Interim Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President - Finance, Corporate Development, Treasurer

Andrew Day

53 2018 Chief Operating Officer, Executive Vice President

Richard Diegnan

49 2018 Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary

John Filipowicz

60 2018 Senior Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer & Chief Governance, Risk and Compliance Officer

Christine Herren

47 2019 Principal Accounting Officer

Richard Ramlall

63 2018 Chief Communications Officer

Gary Pfeiffer

69 2007 Independent Director

David Potts

61 2017 Independent Director

Peter Rogers

63 2016 Independent Director

Lance Weaver

64 2017 Independent Director

Debora Wilson

61 2010 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Peter Aquino

Mr. Peter D. Aquino (Pete) Aquino has been appointed as President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of the Company, effective September 19, 2016. He has been our President, Chief Executive Officer and Director since September 2016. He is a veteran of the technology, media and telecommunications (TMT) industries, with a track record of successfully guiding major expansion efforts, turnarounds and strategic partnerships and transactions at both public and private companies. Prior to assuming his role at the Company, Mr. Aquino served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, and later as Executive Chairman, of Primus Telecommunications Group, Inc. (“PTGi”) from 2010 until 2013. Under his leadership, PTGi grew into an integrated telecommunications company serving consumer and business customers with voice, data, high-capacity fiber and data center services globally. Prior to this, he was the President and Chief Executive Officer of RCN Corporation from 2004 until 2010 where he built the company into an all-digital HDTV cable multiple system operator and created an advanced fiber-based commercial network through organic and acquisition strategies. He is also the founder of Broad Valley Capital, LLC, where he provided consulting services and capital to improve companies’ business operations, productivity and asset value. He began his career at Bell Atlantic (now Verizon) in 1983. Mr. Aquino currently serves on the board of directors of Alaska Communications Systems Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: ALSK), and recently served on the board of directors of Lumos Networks (Nasdaq: LMOS) and FairPoint Communications, Inc. (Nasdaq: FRP), prior to both being sold in 2017. Mr. Aquino holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Montclair State University and an M.B.A. from George Washington University in Washington, D.C.

Joseph DuFresne

Mr. Joseph T. DuFresne is appointed as Senior Vice President - Finance, Corporate Development and Treasury of the Company, effective Sep 30, 2019. He is Senior Vice President - Finance, Corporate Development and Treasury of the company. He has been our Vice President, Corporate Development since November 2017 and leads the strategic and financial analyses and execution of inorganic activities including merger and acquisitions, joint-ventures, strategic partnerships, divestitures and other business combinations across INAP’s global footprint. Mr. DuFresne has more than 25 years of operating company and investment banking experience. Prior to INAP, Mr. DuFresne was the CEO and CFO at Broad Valley Micro Fiber Networks Inc. a fiber and wireless infrastructure provider serving the Mid-Atlantic. Mr. DuFresne also spent more than a decade in investment banking where he focused on the telecommunications sector with a focus on infrastructure businesses, including metro fiber and data center-related businesses. Over the course of his banking career, Mr. DuFresne executed a broad array of debt and equity financings and buy and sell-side M&A transactions in the U.S., Europe and Japan. Mr. DuFresne was a member of the media and telecom investment banking groups at UBS and Oppenheimer & Co. and began his banking career in the telecom group at Deutsche Bank Securities. Mr. DuFresne started his career at UOP, a process technology licensor for the petrochemical and oil and gas industries. While at this company, he lived and worked outside the U.S., including time in Europe, Russia, Asia, South America and Africa in various roles from technical service to project sales. Mr. DuFresne holds an M.B.A. from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College and a Bachelor of Science in chemical engineering from Montana State University.

Andrew Day

Mr. Andrew G. (Andy) Day is Chief Operating Officer, Executive Vice President of the company. He is currently our Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, and since April 2017 has led our sales, product management, marketing, business development, customer support, technical operations, engineering and program management. Mr. Day provided management and advisory services to the Company as a management consultant with ADAY Management from November 2016 through March 2017. He brings to INAP over 25 years of management experience in telecommunications, technology innovation, sales and marketing leadership. Prior to joining INAP, Mr. Day held several senior leadership positions in sales and general management for technology companies. Most recently, he served as Senior Vice President, Consumer Channels at Rogers Communications, where he led all consumer product sales across all sales channels. Previously, Mr. Day was CEO at PTGi, where he was responsible for the company’s direction and results. Before joining PTGi, he held various roles of increasing responsibility in general management, sales, product management, and finance at AT&T (NYSE: T), Gillette (NYSE: PG) and Xerox (NYSE: XRX). Mr. Day holds an Honours B. Comm. from McMaster University, is a Chartered Public Accountant (CPA) and is also a Chartered Director (C. Dir.).

Richard Diegnan

Mr. Richard P. Diegnan, Jr., is Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary of the Company. Mr. Diegnan, has been our Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of the Company since November 2016. Mr. Diegnan has over 18 years of experience as a corporate attorney representing a diverse group of clients. He was a partner at Diegnan & Brophy, LLC since its founding in 2005, and concentrated his practice in corporate counseling, mergers and acquisitions, commercial transactions, real estate, land use planning and commercial disputes. Mr. Diegnan served as General Counsel and Chief Administrative Officer to Broad Valley Micro Fiber Networks Inc. Since 2011, Mr. Diegnan served as General Counsel and Chief Financial Officer to Travel Tripper LLC, a hotel web technology company. Mr. Diegnan was a corporate attorney at McCarter & English LLP from 1999 to 2000 and a corporate attorney in the Merger and Acquisitions Group at Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP from 2000 to 2005. He began his career at AT&T (NYSE: T) where he held various positions in finance and sales. Mr. Diegnan is licensed to practice in New York and New Jersey and earned his Bachelors of Science in Finance from Providence College, an M.B.A. from Fairleigh Dickenson University and Juris Doctor from Seton Hall University School of Law.

John Filipowicz

Mr. John D. Filipowicz J.D., is Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer of the company. He is currently our Senior Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer and Chief Governance, Risk and Compliance Officer has been leading INAP’s Human Resources function since January 2017. Mr. Filipowicz has over 30 years of human resources, legal and operations experience in the telecom industry. From September 2013 to December 2016, Mr. Filipowicz provided legal, operations, customer service, sales, human resources training and restructuring expertise to businesses in order to improve overall financial, legal, and operational excellence, including serving as Chief Operating Officer of Telecom Infrastructure Corp. from June 2015 to February 2016. Prior to that, Mr. Filipowicz was the Chief Administrative Officer, General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer at PTGi from August 2011 to August 2013. Prior to PTGi, he served as the President of Residential Markets, Chief Administrative Officer and Senior Vice President and Assistant General Counsel to RCN Corporation. Mr. Filipowicz holds a J.D. from Western Michigan University and a B.A. from St. Lawrence University.

Christine Herren

Ms. Christine Herren is Principal Accounting Officer of the Company. She has over 25 years financial and accounting leadership experience in both public and private companies. Mr. Herren has been the Company’s Vice President, Accounting and Controller since May 2019 and previously was the Company’s Assistant Controller since April 2017. From 1991 to 2017, Ms. Herren held various accounting positions with increasing seniority at Radial, Inc., and prior to a business combination, its predecessor Innotrac Corporation, including Chief Accounting Officer and Corporate Controller. Ms. Herren is a certified public accountant. Ms. Herren holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from Georgia State University.

Richard Ramlall

Mr. Richard R. Ramlall is a Chief Communications Officer of the Company. He is currently our Chief Communications Officer and has been leading INAP’s Investor and Public Relations function since December 2016. Mr. Ramlall has over 30 years of business development, strategic planning, regulatory, investor relations, international and public relations experience in telecom and media. Most recently, he provided through his own firm, investor relations, financial and regulatory due diligence and compliance, business development, strategic planning, and public relations consulting to public and private organizations. Mr. Ramlall’s corporate experience includes various roles at Verizon (NYSE: VZ), Bechtel Telecom, Spencer Trask Ventures, RCN and PTGi. In 1990, Mr. Ramlall was selected to serve a one year appointment under the Presidential Exchange Executive Exchange program of the White House. Mr. Ramlall serves on the Board of Evolving Systems (Nasdaq: EVOL), a real-time digital engagement accelerator with 100+ customers across 5 continents. Mr. Ramlall holds a B.S. in Business Administration and an M.G.A. (Technology Management) from the University of Maryland.

Gary Pfeiffer

Mr. Gary M. Pfeiffer is an Independent Director of InterNAP Network Services Corporation. He has served as a director since 2007. Mr. Pfeiffer’s extensive experience includes public company officer, finance and accounting experience, corporate leadership experience, international operations experience, public sector experience as well as service on the boards of directors of other public companies, including service as non-executive chairman of the board of directors and chairman of audit, compensation and executive committees. This experience includes services as Chief Financial Officer and in other senior finance roles and in senior roles involving executive management during his more than 32 years with E. I du Pont de Nemours and Company (DuPont), a large, complex, technology­ based, multinational science-based products and services company. During his career with DuPont (NYSE: DD), Mr. Pfeiffer held a variety of financial and business leadership positions in the United States, Brazil and Japan. From 1997 to 2006, Mr. Pfeiffer served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of DuPont, Mr. Pfeiffer also served as Secretary of Finance for the State of Delaware from January 2009 through June 2009. Mr. Pfeiffer is a member of the board of directors of Quest Diagnostics, Inc. (NYSE: DGX). Mr. Pfeiffer previously served as a director of The Talbots, Inc. from 2004 to May 2012, having last served as its non-executive Chairman of the board of directors and as a director of TerraVia Holdings, Inc., formerly Solazyme, Inc. Mr. Pfeiffer holds a B.A. and an M.B.A. from the College of William and Mary in Virginia. Mr. Pfeiffer’s background and skills qualify him to serve as our audit committee financial expert.

David Potts

Mr. David B. Potts is Independent Director of the Company. He has served as a director since 2017. He serves as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of ARRIS International, Inc. (Nasdaq: ARRS) since 2004 and previously was responsible for the ARRIS’ finance and IT functions from the acquisition of ARRIS Interactive L.L.C. in 2001 until 2016. Prior to joining ARRIS, Mr. Potts was the Chief Financial Officer of ARRIS Interactive L.L.C. from 1995 to 2001. From 1984 through 1995, Mr. Potts held various executive management positions with Nortel Networks, including Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Bell Northern Research and Vice President of Mergers and Acquisitions in Toronto. Prior to Nortel Networks, Mr. Potts was with Touche Ross in Toronto. Mr. Potts holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Lakehead University in Canada and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Canada. Mr. Potts background and skills qualify him to chair our Audit & Finance Committee after the Annual Meeting of Shareholders and to serve as an audit committee financial expert.

Peter Rogers

Mr. Peter J. Rogers Jr. is the Independent Director of the Company. He has served as a director since 2016. Mr. Rogers brings more than 30 years of experience managing key operational functions including finance, marketing, business development, investor relations and mergers and acquisitions. Most recently, he serves as President and Chief Executive Officer of Dovetail Systems of Bethesda, Maryland, a hospitality software company, where he is also a member of its board of directors. In addition, he is a board member of two other privately held hospitality software companies; StayNTouch of Bethesda, MD and B4Checkin of Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. He serves as board chairman for B4Checkin. He is also an advisor to Purple Cloud Technologies of Atlanta, Georgia, a startup hotel software company. He is also a principal of The Stroudwater Group, a management consulting company located in Washington, D.C. and a member of the New Dominion Angels Investor Group of Northern Virginia. Mr. Rogers started his career in 1979 with General Foods Corporation (now Kraft Foods Corporation, Nasdaq: MDLZ), White Plains, NY, as a Senior Financial Analyst. He spent seven years as a Financial Analyst and Consumer Products Marketing Manager with the Van Leer Corporation, a Dutch company, in its U.S. subsidiary, Keyes Fibre Co. of Stamford, CT. In 1987, Mr. Rogers joined MICROS Systems, Inc., Columbia, MD, as Director of Marketing. Mr. Rogers spent 27 years with MICROS (Nasdaq: MCRS) as it grew from a small company ($18 million revenue and $3 million market capitalization) to a global leader in information systems for the hospitality and retail industries ($1.4 billion revenue and $5.3 billion market capitalization). He served as Director of Marketing, Director of Business Development and a Product Director from 1987 to 1996. Mr. Rogers was Executive Vice President for Business Development and Investor Relations for MICROS from 1996 to 2014. Mr. Rogers left MICROS shortly after it was acquired by Oracle Corporation in 2014.

Lance Weaver

Mr. Lance L. Weaver is Independent Director of the Company. He is an accomplished consumer financial services executive with nearly 40 years of experience across the consumer lending, mortgage and credit card asset classes. He has served as an advisor to financial services companies including VISA, Citigroup, Total System Services and Apollo Capital, and was President, Money Cards for Virgin Money Holdings in the U.K. from 2013 to 2015. Before holding these positions, he was President of EMEA Card Services for Bank of America, with approximately $30 billion in assets across Europe, Canada and China. He had previously served on the senior management team of MBNA Corporation for 15 years, where he helped build MBNA into the largest independent credit card lender in the world when it was acquired by Bank of America in 2006. His prior experience includes executive leadership roles with Citigroup, Wells Fargo and Maryland National Bank. Mr. Weaver currently serves as lead director of PRA Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: PRAA). Mr. Weaver is a past member of the Georgetown University board of directors and board of trustees, and a past board chair of MasterCard. Mr. Weaver earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in marketing from Georgetown University.

Debora Wilson

Ms. Debora J. Wilson is an Independent Director of the Company. Ms. Wilson brings more than 30 years of experience managing key operational functions including sales, marketing, product development technology, human resources and finance/accounting. Ms. Wilson gained valuable executive management, business and leadership skills during her service as Chief Executive Officer of a technology-driven company. Ms. Wilson also brings knowledge of corporate governance matters based on her experience as a director of several public and private company boards of directors. Ms. Wilson served as a President and Chief Executive Officer of The Weather Channel from 2004 to 2009 and in other positions including Senior Vice President, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of The Weather Channel from 1994 to 2004. Before joining The Weather Channel, Ms. Wilson spent 15 years in the telecommunications industry at Bell Atlantic (now Verizon). Ms. Wilson is a member of the board of directors, chair of the compensation committee and member of the audit committee of Markel Corporation (NYSE: MKL) and a member of the board of directors and chair of the compensation committee of ARRIS International, Inc. (Nasdaq: ARRS). Ms. Wilson holds a B.S. in Business Administration from George Mason University in Virginia.