Michael K. Robinson

President and Chief Executive Officer 


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. (now part of Windstream), a publicly traded 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 was appointed to our board of directors on January 8, 2009. Mr. Robinson also serves on the boards of directors of FairPoint Communications, Inc. (“Fairpoint”) and Lumos Networks Corp. (“Lumos”). In addition, Mr. Robinson serves on various committees of such boards, including audit (FairPoint and Lumos), regulatory (Fairpoint) and nominating/governance (Lumos). Mr. Robinson participates in various industry associations. Mr. Robinson holds a masters degree in business administration from Wake Forest University.

Brian P. Crotty

Chief Operating Officer


Mr. Crotty joined the Company as Chief Operating Officer in 2000, originally with Bridgecom International, which acquired Broadview Networks in 2005. Mr. Crotty has over 23 years of senior management experience in the communications industry. In his role with Broadview, he is heavily involved in strategy and responsible for all revenue generation, revenue retention and all operational aspects of the Company including sales, marketing, provisioning, billing, network operations, customer repair, field services and customer service. 

Mr. Crotty formerly served as Bridgecom’s President and Chief Operating Officer. Prior to joining Bridgecom, 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 CLECs in the state of Wisconsin. In addition, Mr. Crotty has also served as President and CEO with CEI Communications, which he founded. Mr. Crotty obtained a degree in Business Administration from St. Norbert College. 

Corey Rinker

Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President, Treasurer and Assistant Secretary 


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. 

Charles C. Hunter

Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary


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 35‐year veteran of telecommunications law and policy who has been involved in the competitive communications industry for nearly three 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. 

Kenneth A. Shulman

Chief Technology Officer and Chief Information Officer 


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, including the development of the software, systems and technology underlying our flagship OfficeSuite UC™ platform. As Chief Information Officer, Mr. Shulman is also responsible for the Company’s patented integrated provisioning, billing and CRM systems, software and IT infrastructure. Mr. Shulman has over 40 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.E. 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 the advisory board of Baker Capital.

Terrence J. Anderson

Executive Vice President ‐ Corporate Development 


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. 

Mario DeRiggi

Executive Vice President 


Mr. DeRiggi joined Broadview Networks in 2013 as Executive Vice President. In this role, he is responsible for leading the company’s revenue initiatives including the direct, agent and IT partner channels, as well as building and maintaining strong relationships with Broadview’s customers and trading partners. Prior to joining Broadview Networks, Mr. DeRiggi served as Executive Vice President of National Sales and Service at PAETEC Communications for over 12 years. 

At PAETEC, Mr. DeRiggi was a key member of the executive team that built PAETEC into the $2B telecommunications carrier that was later acquired by Windstream Communications. Prior to PAETEC, he held sales leadership roles with various telecommunications providers including Cablevision Lightpath and AT&T. Mr. DeRiggi holds a degree in business administration from State University of New York at Oswego.

Stephen Farkouh

Executive Vice President ‐ Information Systems 


Mr. Farkouh joined Broadview Networks in 2000 as Executive Vice President – Information Systems. In this role, he is responsible for shaping Broadview’s vision for the customer and driving innovation across the business. He leads all aspects of information systems and software development within Broadview Networks; including the design, development and delivery of cloud-based unified communications services and software systems in support of marketing, sales, service delivery, provisioning, billing, customer relationship management and care and network management. Since joining Broadview in January 2000, Mr. Farkouh has played a critical role in advancing the company’s use of software and software systems to benefit the customer and the business, while at the same time, strategically differentiating Broadview Networks from the competition.

Mr. Farkouh has over 25 years’ experience in business communications. Before joining Broadview, Mr. Farkouh spent nearly 10 years at Bellcore followed by four years in two very successful start-up companies. Mr. Farkouh holds a M.S. in electrical engineering from Princeton University, and a degree in electrical engineering from Columbia University.