BOARD OF DIRECTORS

CENX’s Board of Directors is packed with industry leaders and visionaries, with global experience leading financial and
technology companies

NAN CHEN

Executive Vice Chairman

Nan is the Co-Founder and Executive Vice-Chairman of CENX, a pioneer and leader in Lifecycle Service Orchestration solutions for Software-Defined Networks (SDN) and Network Functions Virtualization (NFV)…

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Nan Chen icon-cross

Executive Vice Chairman

Nan is the Co-Founder and Executive Vice-Chairman of CENX, a pioneer and leader in Lifecycle Service Orchestration solutions for Software-Defined Networks (SDN) and Network Functions Virtualization (NFV). He is also the Founder and President of the MEF Forum, an open standards/certifications organization with aggregated member market capitalization of $2+ trillion. Prior to founding CENX, Nan held senior roles at Atrica (acquired by Nokia Siemens), and Bay Networks/SynOptics (acquired by Nortel). Nan has been well recognized in the industry with awards/accolades, including the Leader of the Year and one of the 100 Most Influential People in the Industry. Most recently, Nan was nominated as a finalist of the EY Entrepreneur of the Year as his work at CENX helps to drive the transformation to SDN and NFV. In his past life, he was a record holder of pole vault at Beijing University.

Sean Dalton

Chairman

Sean is a Partner with Highland Capital Partners focusing on disruptive technologies in the mobile, enterprise and media markets…

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Sean Daltonicon-cross

Executive Vice Chairman

Sean is a Partner with Highland Capital Partners focusing on disruptive technologies in the mobile, enterprise and media markets. He represents Highland on the boards of CENX, ClearSky Data, ExaGrid, Infinio, Movik Networks, and QD Vision. Sean regularly seeks out big challenges and consistently demonstrates his outstanding ability to identify and guide entrepreneurs and ventures to extraordinary success, including Starent Networks, a wireless pioneer, acquired by Cisco Systems for $2.9b. Sean has been recognized multiple times by the Forbes Midas List as one of the top venture capitalists in the industry.

Tom Galuhn

Board Member

Tom is a recognized industry leader with more than 29 years private equity investing experience…

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Board Member

Tom is a recognized industry leader with more than 29 years private equity investing experience. Tom leads Mesirow Financial’s direct investment activity and manages of all aspects of Mesirow’s private equity investing, including making direct investments in such companies as Neutral Tandem, Serious Materials, CENX, SonicWALL, and Vendavo. Tom has served as a board member of many leading technology and financial companies.

Ron Gavillet

Board Secretary

Ron is a co-founder of CENX and currently serves as Board Secretary. Ron also co-founded Neutral Tandem (Nasdaq: TNDM), the first independent, neutral telecom exchange company; he served as its Executive Vice President, External Affairs, and General Counsel…

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Ron Gavillet icon-cross

Board Secretary

Ron is a co-founder of CENX and currently serves as Board Secretary. Ron also co-founded Neutral Tandem (Nasdaq: TNDM), the first independent, neutral telecom exchange company; he served as its Executive Vice President, External Affairs, and General Counsel. Ron created the concept for Neutral Tandem, developed its unique regulatory strategy, and helped lead its successful IPO in 2007. He has over 20 years of diversified telecommunications experience. In addition to five years in private practice with various law firms, Ron held senior positions with several carriers, including MCI, ClearTel Communications, USN Communications, and Universal Access. Ron received the 2007 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year award (Lake Michigan region).

Edward Kennedy

Board Member

Edward is a successful senior executive, with leadership experience that spans President/CEO roles at many innovative companies…

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Edward Kennedy icon-cross

Board Member

Edward is a successful senior executive, with leadership experience that spans President/CEO roles at many innovative companies. Most recently, he served as President of Tollgrade Communications, Inc. (formerly, NASDAQ:TLGD), a leading supplier of telco network service assurance, and Smartgrid products and solutions. Edward previously served as the CEO/President of Rivulet Communications, Inc., a leading edge medical video networking company. He also previously served as President of Tellabs North American Operations and Executive Vice President of Tellabs, and co-founded Ocular Networks, a provider of next generation optical networking technologies, until it was sold to Tellabs. He has also held various executive positions at Alcatel and Newbridge Networks Corporation. Edward has experience as a Venture Partner, working at leading private equity investment firm, Columbia Capital, where he advised investments into new and existing portfolio companies. Edward also served on the Board of Directors for Visual Networks ((NASDAQ:VNWK) sold to Danaher), Hatteras Networks, an award-winning privately held equipment supplier and Imagine Communications, a leading broadband video processing equipment provider.

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