Investor Relations

Committee Composition/Charters

Michael Tessler

Michael Tessler brings over 20 years of business strategy and technology experience to his role as co-founder.  Since 1998, he has served as our Chief Executive Officer and President of BroadSoft.  Prior to co-founding BroadSoft, Mr. Tessler was Vice President of Engineering of Celcore, Inc., or Celcore, a wireless equipment company, and the Celcore organization of DSC Communications Corporation, which acquired Celcore in 1997 and which was then acquired by Alcatel USA, Inc. Before joining Celcore, Mr. Tessler held a number of senior management positions at Nortel Networks Corporation and founded and led a services development business unit that helped local exchange carriers build and deploy advanced services on their digital networks. Michael has two patents in the area of local switching, AIN, and advanced call management services and was a recent winner of Ernst & Young's Entrepreneur of the Year. 

David Bernardi joined the board of directors in January 2011. Mr. Bernardi has been employed as the Chief Technology Officer of Telesystem Ltd., a Canadian private capital corporation since 2000. Since February 2006, Mr. Bernardi has also been a Managing Partner in two funds managed by ID Capital Management, a company controlled by Telesystem.


In February 2006, Mr. Bernardi became a Venture Partner - Technology in Propulsion Ventures III Fund, a fund managed by Propulsion Ventures which is also controlled by Telesystem and, in September 2010, he became a Managing Partner of Propulsion Ventures. Additionally, Mr. Bernardi currently serves on the board of directors or is an advisor to each of the following private companies: CVT Corp Transmission Inc., The Fox Group, Inc., Metafoam Technologies Inc., Microsigns Technologies Inc., NCI Technologies Inc. and X2O Media Inc.

Member of the Cybersecurity and Data Protection Committee

John J. Gavin Jr. has served as one of our directors since March 2010. From January 2007 to June 2008, Mr. Gavin served as Chief Financial Officer of BladeLogic, Inc., a provider of data center automation software, which was acquired by BMC Software, Inc.


Prior to joining BladeLogic, Mr. Gavin served as the Chief Financial Officer for NaviSite, Inc., a provider of information technology hosting, outsourcing and professional services, from April 2004 through January 2007. Mr. Gavin has served on the board of directors of Vistaprint, Inc. since 2006 and Qlik Technologies, Inc. since February 2010.  Mr. Gavin is also currently a director of Varonis Systems, Inc., a private software company. 

Andrew M. Geisse joined the board of directors in 2015. Mr. Geisse held several key senior executive leadership positions at AT&T, and from 2012 until his retirement in 2014, he served as Chief Executive Officer of AT&T Business Solutions where he was responsible for leading worldwide sales, operations and marketing for business customers. Prior to that, Mr. Geisse was Executive Vice President of AT&T’s Global Customer Service operations group, and from 2004 to 2007, he served as the Chief Information Officer of AT&T.

Earlier in his career, Mr. Geisse served as CEO of VTR Cellular and Chairman and CEO of STARTEL – both Chilean wireless providers partially owned by AT&T. Mr. Geisse is an advisor to the board of directors of Netnumber, Inc., a private company, and an Executive-In-Residence to Bessemer Venture Partners.

Member of the Cybersecurity and Data Protection Committee

Paul Magelli joined the board of directors in January 2013. Mr. Magelli has been Chief Executive Officer of Pervasive Health, Inc., a private healthcare information technology corporation, since January 2012. Prior to joining Pervasive Health, Mr. Magelli was head of Customer Insight & Experience at Nokia Siemens Networks from February 2008 until September 2011.


Mr. Magelli was CEO of Apertio, Ltd., a global mobile telecommunications infrastructure company based in Bristol, England from its founding in 2002 through its acquisition by Nokia Siemens Networks in February 2008. Prior to Apertio, Mr. Magelli held various senior management roles in Europe and the United States with Lucent Technologies and AT&T. Additionally, Mr. Magelli serves on the board of directors of two private companies: Velocent Systems, Inc. and Vasona Networks, Inc.

Chair of the Cybersecurity and Data Protection Committee

Douglas L. Maine has served as one of our directors since May 2007. Mr. Maine served as General Manager of the Consumer Products Industry Division for International Business Machines Corporation, or IBM, from 2003 until his retirement in May 2005 and served as Chief Financial Officer of IBM from 1998 to 1999. Prior to joining IBM, Mr. Maine spent 20 years with MCI, Inc. (now part of Verizon), where he was Chief Financial Officer from 1992 to 1998. Mr. Maine serves on the board of directors of two public companies, Albemarle, Inc. since 2005 and Orbital-ATK, Inc. since 2006. Additionally, he is a Limited Partner and Senior Advisor to Brown Brothers Harriman and serves on the boards of directors of three of BBH Capital Partners’ private portfolio companies.

John D. Markley, Jr. has served as one of our directors since January 2002. Mr. Markley has served as Managing Member of Bear Creek Capital Management, an investment company in the communications media and technology industries, since February 2011. Prior to Bear Creek, Mr. Markley served in a number of capacities at Columbia Capital Corporation, including as a partner, venture partner and portfolio company executive. Prior to Columbia Capital, Mr. Markley served at the Federal Communications Commission. Mr. Markley has been a director of Charter Communications, Inc. since 2009 and of Millennial Media, Inc. since 2006. 

Andrew M. Miller has served as one of our directors since May 2006. Mr. Miller is Executive Vice President, Global Field Operations for Polycom, Inc., or Polycom, a provider of telepresence, video and voice collaboration solutions, which he joined in July 2009. From July 2007 to July 2008, Mr. Miller served as Senior Vice President of Monster North America, a division of Monster Worldwide, Inc. Mr. Miller served as an adviser to the board of directors of TANDBERG, an international provider of visual communications solutions, from January 2006 to July 2006 and served as Chief Executive Officer of TANDBERG from January 2002 to January 2006. Our board of directors has concluded that Mr. Miller should serve on the board based on his management experience in our industry.
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David Bernardi
David Bernardi
Director

David Bernardi joined the board of directors in January 2011. Mr. Bernardi has been employed as the Chief Technology Officer of Telesystem Ltd., a Canadian private capital corporation since 2000. Since February 2006, Mr. Bernardi has also been a Managing Partner in two funds managed by ID Capital Management, a company controlled by Telesystem.


In February 2006, Mr. Bernardi became a Venture Partner - Technology in Propulsion Ventures III Fund, a fund managed by Propulsion Ventures which is also controlled by Telesystem and, in September 2010, he became a Managing Partner of Propulsion Ventures. Additionally, Mr. Bernardi currently serves on the board of directors or is an advisor to each of the following private companies: CVT Corp Transmission Inc., The Fox Group, Inc., Metafoam Technologies Inc., Microsigns Technologies Inc., NCI Technologies Inc. and X2O Media Inc.

   
Jane A. Dietze
Jane A. Dietze
Director
     
John J. Gavin Jr.
John J. Gavin Jr.
Director

John J. Gavin Jr. has served as one of our directors since March 2010. From January 2007 to June 2008, Mr. Gavin served as Chief Financial Officer of BladeLogic, Inc., a provider of data center automation software, which was acquired by BMC Software, Inc.


Prior to joining BladeLogic, Mr. Gavin served as the Chief Financial Officer for NaviSite, Inc., a provider of information technology hosting, outsourcing and professional services, from April 2004 through January 2007. Mr. Gavin has served on the board of directors of Vistaprint, Inc. since 2006 and Qlik Technologies, Inc. since February 2010.  Mr. Gavin is also currently a director of Varonis Systems, Inc., a private software company. 

   
Andrew M. Geisse
Andrew M. Geisse
Director

Andrew M. Geisse joined the board of directors in 2015. Mr. Geisse held several key senior executive leadership positions at AT&T, and from 2012 until his retirement in 2014, he served as Chief Executive Officer of AT&T Business Solutions where he was responsible for leading worldwide sales, operations and marketing for business customers. Prior to that, Mr. Geisse was Executive Vice President of AT&T’s Global Customer Service operations group, and from 2004 to 2007, he served as the Chief Information Officer of AT&T.

Earlier in his career, Mr. Geisse served as CEO of VTR Cellular and Chairman and CEO of STARTEL – both Chilean wireless providers partially owned by AT&T. Mr. Geisse is an advisor to the board of directors of Netnumber, Inc., a private company, and an Executive-In-Residence to Bessemer Venture Partners.

     
Paul Magelli
Paul Magelli
Director

Paul Magelli joined the board of directors in January 2013. Mr. Magelli has been Chief Executive Officer of Pervasive Health, Inc., a private healthcare information technology corporation, since January 2012. Prior to joining Pervasive Health, Mr. Magelli was head of Customer Insight & Experience at Nokia Siemens Networks from February 2008 until September 2011.


Mr. Magelli was CEO of Apertio, Ltd., a global mobile telecommunications infrastructure company based in Bristol, England from its founding in 2002 through its acquisition by Nokia Siemens Networks in February 2008. Prior to Apertio, Mr. Magelli held various senior management roles in Europe and the United States with Lucent Technologies and AT&T. Additionally, Mr. Magelli serves on the board of directors of two private companies: Velocent Systems, Inc. and Vasona Networks, Inc.

   
Douglas L. Maine
Douglas L. Maine
Director

Douglas L. Maine has served as one of our directors since May 2007. Mr. Maine served as General Manager of the Consumer Products Industry Division for International Business Machines Corporation, or IBM, from 2003 until his retirement in May 2005 and served as Chief Financial Officer of IBM from 1998 to 1999. Prior to joining IBM, Mr. Maine spent 20 years with MCI, Inc. (now part of Verizon), where he was Chief Financial Officer from 1992 to 1998. Mr. Maine serves on the board of directors of two public companies, Albemarle, Inc. since 2005 and Orbital-ATK, Inc. since 2006. Additionally, he is a Limited Partner and Senior Advisor to Brown Brothers Harriman and serves on the boards of directors of three of BBH Capital Partners’ private portfolio companies.

   
John D. Markley Jr.
John D. Markley Jr.
Chairman

John D. Markley, Jr. has served as one of our directors since January 2002. Mr. Markley has served as Managing Member of Bear Creek Capital Management, an investment company in the communications media and technology industries, since February 2011. Prior to Bear Creek, Mr. Markley served in a number of capacities at Columbia Capital Corporation, including as a partner, venture partner and portfolio company executive. Prior to Columbia Capital, Mr. Markley served at the Federal Communications Commission. Mr. Markley has been a director of Charter Communications, Inc. since 2009 and of Millennial Media, Inc. since 2006. 

     
Eva M. Sage-Gavin
Eva M. Sage-Gavin
Director
     
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