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Broadview's Executive Management Team
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Michael K. Robinson
Chief Executive Officer and President
Brian P. Crotty
Chief Operating Officer
Kenneth A. Shulman
Chief Technology Officer and Chief Information Officer
Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer and Assistant Secretary
Charles C. Hunter
Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary
Terrence J. Anderson
Executive Vice President Corporate Development and Assistant Treasurer
Mr. Robinson joined the Company as the Chief Executive Officer in March 2005 and is responsible for all operations and strategy for the Company. Prior to this, Mr. Robinson had been with US LEC Corp., a publicly traded competitive communications provider, as executive vice president and chief financial officer since July 1998, responsible for all financial operations including treasury, general accounting and internal controls, investor relations, billing and information systems development, information technology, human resources and real estate.
Prior to joining US LEC, Mr. Robinson spent 10 years in various management positions with the telecommunications division of Alcatel, including executive vice president and chief financial officer of Alcatel Data Networks and the worldwide financial operations of the enterprise and data networking division of Alcatel.
Prior to these roles, Mr. Robinson was chief financial officer of Alcatel Network Systems. Before joining Alcatel, Mr. Robinson held various management positions with Windward International and Siecor Corp. (now Corning).
Mr. Robinson participates in various industry associations and is a member of the Board of Directors of the New Jersey Technology Council. Mr. Robinson holds a masters degree in business administration from Wake Forest University.
Mr. Crotty, Chief Operating Officer, has over 15 years of senior management experience in the telecom industry. In his role with Broadview, he is responsible for all operational aspects of the Company including sales, marketing, provisioning, billing, network operations, repair, field services and customer service. Mr. Crotty formerly served as Bridgecom’s Chief Operating Officer prior to its merger with Broadview.
Prior to joining Bridgecom in 2000, he held a succession of positions with CoreComm Ltd., a publicly traded integrated communications provider with facilities throughout the Northeast and Midwest, most recently acting as Director of Operations. Mr. Crotty joined CoreComm Ltd., through the acquisition of USN Communications Inc. where he held a succession of senior management roles in both sales and operations, most recently as Vice President of Operations.
Prior to that, Mr. Crotty was the co-founder and served as Executive Vice President of The Millennium Group, one of the first competitive local exchange carriers in the state of Wisconsin. In addition, Mr. Crotty has also served in a managerial position with CEI Communications, which he founded. Mr. Crotty obtained a degree in Business Administration from St. Norbert College.
Mr. Shulman joined Broadview Networks in 1999 as Chief Technology Officer. In this role, he is responsible for the architecture, technology, standards and evolution plans for the company’s integrated communications networks and services. As Chief Information Officer, Mr. Shulman is also responsible for the Company’s patented integrated provisioning, billing and customer relationship management systems, software and IT infrastructure.
Mr. Shulman has over 30 years of leadership experience in communications technology. He previously served as vice president of local network technology for AT&T, a position he assumed when AT&T acquired Teleport Communications Group (TCG) in 1998. From 1987 to 1998, Mr. Shulman held officer positions with TCG, including as senior vice president and chief technology officer. Earlier, he was director of systems engineering for MCI International. Before that, Mr. Shulman specialized in network planning with Bell Communications Research Inc. (Bellcore) and Bell Laboratories.
He holds a B.S. in electrical engineering from the State University of New York at Stony Brook, an M.S. in electrical engineering from the University of Rochester, and an M.B.A. from The Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania. Mr. Shulman has served on many technical advisory boards, and currently serves on advisory boards of Baker Capital, Vonair and T3 Communications.
Mr. Rinker, a certified public accountant and attorney, joined the Company (originally with Bridgecom) as Chief Financial Officer in January 2001 following seven years of experience serving in similar positions with both privately held and publicly traded corporations including The Intellisource Group, a Safeguard Scientifics, Inc. partnership company (NYSE:SFE).
Mr. Rinker also possesses nearly a decade of cumulative experience with predecessors of the Big Four accounting firms of Deloitte & Touche LLP and Ernst & Young LLP, serving in senior managerial positions in the tax and consulting areas. Mr. Rinker also serves as the Secretary and Treasurer of Broadview. He has an accounting degree, with honors, from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and a J.D. degree from Yeshiva University’s Cardozo School of Law.
Mr. Hunter has served as Executive Vice President, Secretary, and General Counsel of Broadview since 2003 (originally with Bridgecom), where he continues to be responsible for the corporate and legal affairs of the Company, including federal and state public policy advocacy. He is a 25-year veteran of telecommunications law and policy who has been involved in the competitive communications industry for nearly two decades.
Prior to joining Broadview, Mr. Hunter headed the Hunter Communications Law Group P.C., a District of Columbia based boutique telecommunications law firm with a nationwide clientele. He began his legal career as a trial attorney with the Federal Maritime Commission and afterwards was a partner specializing in telecommunications matters at the Chicago-based law firm of Gardner, Carton and Douglas and the Washington, D.C. based law firm of Herron, Burchette, Ruckert and Rothwell.
Mr. Hunter received his J.D. from the Duke University School of Law and his undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor. He is a member of the bars of the State of New York, the District of Columbia, the U.S. Supreme Court and numerous Federal Appellate Courts.
Mr. Anderson was a co-founder of Broadview Networks in 1996 and has served as Executive Vice President, Finance, since the Company’s inception. His current role includes corporate development, business planning and financial analysis. He has led efforts to raise capital and offered financial direction. Previously, as a vice president in the media and telecommunications finance group of Chemical Banking Corp. from 1988 to 1995, Mr. Anderson was responsible for originating and executing transactions and financing for diverse customers, including several large cable operators.
Mr. Anderson holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from Princeton University and an M.B.A. with honors from Columbia University.