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WideOpenWest Inc (WOW.N)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Jeffrey Marcus

71 2017 Independent Chairman of the Board

Teresa Elder

56 2017 Chief Executive Officer, Director

Richard Fish

52 2013 Chief Financial Officer

Lucas Binder

2017 Vice President, Corporate Development and Investor Relations

Craig Martin

66 2000 General Counsel, Secretary

Nancy McGee

60 Chief Marketing and Sales Officer

David Burgstahler

49 2017 Director

Brian Cassidy

44 2017 Director

Daniel Kilpatrick

37 2017 Director

Joshua Tamaroff

32 2017 Director

Jill Bright

55 2017 Independent Director

Tom McMillin

56 2017 Independent Director

Phil Seskin

54 2017 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Jeffrey Marcus

Mr. Jeffrey Marcus serves as Independent Chairman of the Board of the company since March 15, 2017. Mr. Marcus is a Vice Chairman at Crestview, which he joined in 2004, and is a member of its Investment Committee. Mr. Marcus works on Crestview's media and communications investment strategy. Mr. Marcus previously served as the President and CEO of AMFM (formerly Chancellor Media Corporation), one of the nation's largest radio broadcasting companies. Mr. Marcus was also the Founder and CEO of Marcus Cable, which at the time of its sale in 1998, was the largest privately held cable company in the United States. Prior to his involvement with Marcus Cable, Mr. Marcus founded Marcus Communications, which was merged into Western Tele-Communications. Following such merger, Mr. Marcus was the CEO of the renamed company, WestMarc Communications. Mr. Marcus is a Director of Camping World Holdings, Inc. and NEP Group, Inc. and serves as Chairman of Cumulus Media, Inc. He has served on a variety of other public and private company boards of directors, including Brinker International, AMFM, Charter Communications, Insight Communications, OneLink Communications, WestMarc Communications and DS Services where he served as chairman. Mr. Marcus received a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics from the University of California, Berkeley. Mr. Marcus was selected to serve on our Board of Directors because of his extensive experience as CEO of several companies in the broadcast and communications industry, his leadership skills and his current and prior directorship experience in the industry.

Teresa Elder

Ms. Teresa L. Elder serves as Chief Executive Officer and Director of the company since December 14, 2017. Ms. Elder previously was President, Wholesale & Strategic Partnerships at Clearwire from 2009 to 2011. Before that she was Chief Executive Officer at Vodafone Ireland from 2005 to 2007, President—AT&T Broadband from 2000 to 2001, Senior Vice President—MediaOne from 1998 to 2000 and Vice President—National Operations from 1997 to 1998 at MediaOne and General Manager—Rocky Mountain Division at USWEST from 1994 to 1996. Ms. Elder has acted as a business consultant, subject matter expert and speaker. Ms. Elder has been a Member and then Board Chair of the Management Board of the Stanford University Graduate School of Business since 2012, a member of the Board of Advisors to the Stanford University MSx Program and Steering Committee to Stanford Women on Boards, a member of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Board of Trustees as of 2017 and a member of the Board of Advisors for the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics. Ms. Elder served as a Board Observer to Phylagen from 2015 to 2017. Ms. Elder received her undergraduate degree from Creighton University and she holds a Master of Science in Management degree from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business.

Richard Fish

Mr. Richard E. Fish, Jr. serves as Chief Financial Officer of the company since January 2013. Mr. Fish joined the WOW team in January 2013 as Chief Financial Officer and brings to WOW 24 years of experience in various financial, operational and business development leadership positions in the telecommunications industry. Prior to joining WOW, Mr. Fish served as the Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer at ITC^DeltaCom where he was responsible for all finance, accounting and treasury related functions. Prior to ITC^DeltaCom, Mr. Fish was the Chief Financial Officer at ICG Communications and served in various financial and operating leadership positions with AT&T and Teleport Communications Group. Mr. Fish began his career with Arthur Andersen, received his undergraduate degree from the University of Nebraska and is a Certified Public Accountant.

Lucas Binder

Craig Martin

Mr. Craig Martin serves as General Counsel and Secretary of the company since since joining our predecessor in January 2000. Prior to joining WOW, Mr. Martin served as the Chief Operating Officer and Chairperson of the cable and telecommunications practice group of Howard & Howard Attorneys, PC. He received his undergraduate degree from Amherst College, his Master of Science from Trinity College, Dublin and his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Notre Dame.

Nancy McGee

Ms. Nancy McGee serves as Chief Marketing and Sales Officer of the company. She joined the Company on February 12, 2018. Prior to joining WOW, Ms. McGee served as the Executive Vice President of Marketing for Starz Entertainment. She also previously served in senior marketing leadership roles for multiple-system operators including Adelphia Communications, AT&T Broadband and MediaOne. Ms. McGee holds both a Master of Science degree and a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of Denver, and has served as an adjunct faculty member and Advisory Board member at the Daniels College of Business.

David Burgstahler

Mr. David Burgstahler serves as Director Of the company March 15, 2017. Mr. Burgstahler is the President and Co-Managing Partner of Avista and the Chief Executive Officer of Avista Healthcare Public Acquisition Corp. Mr. Burgstahler was a founding partner of Avista in 2005 and since 2009, has been President of Avista. Prior to forming Avista, he was a Partner of DLJ Merchant Banking Partners. Mr. Burgstahler was at DLJ Investment Banking from 1995 to 1997 and DLJ Merchant Banking Partners from 1997 to 2005. Prior to that, Mr. Burgstahler worked at Andersen Consulting (now known as Accenture plc) and McDonnell Douglas (now known as The Boeing Company). Mr. Burgstahler currently serves as a Director of Avista Healthcare Public Acquisition Corp., InformDX, MPI Research, Inc., Osmotica Holdings S.C.Sp., and United Biosource Corporation. Mr. Burgstahler also previously served on the Boards of Directors of AngioDynamics Inc., Armored AutoGroup, BioReliance Corp., Convatec Healthcare B s.a.r.l, Focus Diagnostics, Inc., INC Research Holdings, Inc., Lantheus Holdings, Inc., Strategic Partners, LLC, Visant Corp. and Warner Chilcott PLC. Mr. Burgstahler is also a Trustee of the Trinity School in New York City. Mr. Burgstahler received a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Kansas and a Master of Business Administration from Harvard Business School. Mr. Burgstahler was selected to serve on our Board of Directors because of his extensive finance and management background, with over 20 years in banking and private equity finance, and his experience serving as a director for a diverse group of private and public companies.

Brian Cassidy

Mr. Brian P. Cassidy serves as Director of the company March 15, 2017. Mr. Cassidy is a Partner at Crestview Partners, having joined the firm in 2004. He currently serves as head of the Crestview Partners' media and communications investment strategy. Mr. Cassidy is currently a director of Crestview portfolio companies Camping World Holdings, Inc., NEP Group, Inc., Interoute Communications Holdings, the parent company of CORE Media Group and Congruex LLC. Mr. Cassidy was previously involved with the firm's investments in ValueOptions, Inc., OneLink Communications, Charter Communications, Inc., Insight Communications and Cumulus Media, Inc. Prior to joining Crestview, Mr. Cassidy worked in private equity at Boston Ventures, where he invested in companies in the media and communications, entertainment and business services industries. Mr. Cassidy also worked as the acting CFO of a portfolio company of Boston Ventures. Mr. Cassidy was also an investment banking analyst at Alex Brown & Sons, where he completed a range of financing and M&A assignments for companies in the consumer and business services sectors. Mr. Cassidy received a Master of Business Administration from the Stanford Graduate School of Business and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Physics from Harvard College. Mr. Cassidy was selected to serve on our Board of Directors because of his leadership skills as head of Crestview's media and communications investment strategy, his current and prior directorships experience in this industry, and his private equity investment and company oversight experience and background with respect to acquisitions, debt financings and equity financings.

Daniel Kilpatrick

Mr. Daniel G. Kilpatrick serves as Director of the company since March 15, 2017. Mr. Kilpatrick is a Partner at Crestview Partners and joined the firm in 2009 after receiving his Master of Business Administration from the Stanford Graduate School of Business. Mr. Kilpatrick works across a variety of sectors, including media and communications. Mr. Kilpatrick is currently a director of Crestview portfolio companies Camping World Holdings, Inc., Congruex, LLC and the parent company of CORE Media Group and was previously a director of Accuride Corporation, NYDJ Corporation and Symbion, Inc. Mr. Kilpatrick received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Yale University. Mr. Kilpatrick was selected to serve on our Board of Directors because of his private equity investment and company oversight experience and background with respect to acquisitions, debt financings and equity financings.

Joshua Tamaroff

Mr. Joshua A. Tamaroff serves as Director of the company since March 15, 2017. Mr. Tamaroff joined Avista in 2009 and serves as a Principal. Prior to joining Avista, Mr. Tamaroff worked as an Analyst in the leveraged finance group at Lehman Brothers and Barclays Capital. Mr. Tamaroff currently serves as a director of OptiNose, Inc. and United BioSource Corporation, and previously served as a director of InvestorPlace Media and IWCO Direct. Mr. Tamaroff received a Bachelor of Science from Cornell University and a Master of Business Administration from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, where he was a Palmer Scholar. Mr. Tamaroff was selected to serve on our Board of Directors because of his private equity investment and company oversight experience and background with respect to acquisitions, debt financings and equity financings.

Jill Bright

Ms. Jill Bright serves as Independent Director of the company since September 5, 2017. Ms. Bright was recently appointed Executive Vice President of Human Resources and Administration at Sotheby's. Prior to joining Sotheby's, Ms. Bright spent more than 20 years at Condé Nast where she led the Human Resources group for many years until her appointment as Chief Administrative Officer in 2010. Prior to joining Condé Nast, Ms. Bright also served as Chief Administrative Officer for Gensler (the global architecture and design firm) and held senior human resources roles at Macy's and American Express. Ms. Bright currently serves on the board of Cumulus Media. In 2015, she was appointed by New York City Mayor de Blasio to the Quadrennial Advisory Commission to study, evaluate and make recommendations regarding compensation levels of elected City Officials and in 2017 she was appointed as Mayor de Blasio's Representative to the board of the New York Public Library. Ms. Bright received her bachelor's degree from Marymount Manhattan College, where she is a member of the Board of Trustees, and her Master of Business Administration from New York University's Stern School of Business. Ms. Bright was selected to serve on our Board of Directors because of her operating experience.

Tom McMillin

Mr. Tom Patrick McMillin serves as Independent Director of the company since August 7, 2017. Mr. McMillin founded Nevis Advisors in August 2017 and serves as its Managing Partner. He previously served as the President and Chief Operating Officer of TierPoint and Cequel III. Prior to joining Cequel III and TierPoint in December 2015, Mr. McMillin served as the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Suddenlink Communications starting in 2006. Prior to joining Suddenlink, Mr. McMillin served as Chief Financial Officer for a diverse group of communication companies including First Broadcasting, Clearwire Technologies, Inc., AMFM, Inc. and Marcus Cable. He began his professional career with Arthur Andersen & Co. Over the past five years, Mr. McMillin currently serves or has served on the board of directors of Ascent Capital Group, Inc., Service Express, Inc., Suddenlink Communications and TierPoint and serves on the board of governors for the SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children's Foundation. Mr. McMillin received a Bachelor of Science degree in accountancy from the University of Missouri-Columbia.

Phil Seskin

Mr. Phil Seskin serves as Independent Director of the company since March 15, 2017. Prior to joining Avista in 2012, where he served as an Industry Executive until December 31, 2017, Mr. Seskin spent more than two decades at Verizon Communications, most recently as a Senior Vice President of Corporate Development. At Verizon, Mr. Seskin worked on initiatives that spanned more than 20 countries and involved strategy, acquisitions, operating issues, valuation, cross-border currency, tax and regulatory issues. Mr. Seskin also played a significant role in securing board, regulatory, and other necessary approvals in transactions. Prior to his role as Senior Vice President of Corporate Development, Mr. Seskin held a number of positions at Verizon, including Vice President, Corporate Development, Managing Director, Mergers and Acquisitions; and Managing Director, Financial Planning and Investment Analysis. Mr. Seskin also founded Verizon Strategic Investments, the company's venture capital operation. Mr. Seskin was instrumental in building new companies and creating stockholder value through mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures, organic investment, operating initiatives, and divestitures, totaling over $150 billion in the United States, Europe, Latin America and Asia. Mr. Seskin serves as a Director of Telular Corporation, and is a Trustee of Big Brothers Big Sisters of New York City. Mr. Seskin is a board advisor to Comlinkdata and IndependenceIT. He has also served as a Director of Databank Holdings and as a Trustee of New York Downtown Hospital until its merger with New York Presbyterian. Mr. Seskin received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Adelphi University in 1985 and a Master of Business Administration in Finance in 1992 from Hofstra University.

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

Jeffrey Marcus

190,567

Teresa Elder

1,805,810

Richard Fish

1,216,990

Lucas Binder

--

Craig Martin

1,029,390

Nancy McGee

--

David Burgstahler

173,788

Brian Cassidy

166,216

Daniel Kilpatrick

166,216

Joshua Tamaroff

162,504

Jill Bright

144,728

Tom McMillin

154,396

Phil Seskin

190,917
As Of  31 Dec 2017