MANAGEMENT TEAM

CENX’s management team is comprised of industry leaders who
have a deep understanding of the telecommunications industry.

Ed Kennedy

President and Chief Executive Officer

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

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President and Chief Executive Officer

Edward Kennedy is a successful senior executive, with leadership experience that spans President and CEO roles at many innovative companies, most recently as President of Tollgrade Communications, Inc. (previously; NASDAQ:TLGD). Edward previously served at Rivulet Communications, Tellabs, and co-founded Ocular Networks, a provider of next-generation optical networking technologies. He has also held various executive positions at Alcatel and Newbridge Networks Corporation. Edward was also a Venture Partner at Columbia Capital, where he advised investments into new and existing portfolio companies. He has also served on the Board of Directors for Visual Networks (NASDAQ:VNWK), Hatteras Networks, and Imagine Communications and is currently on the Board of Directors at Extreme Networks (NASDAQ:EXTR). Ed also serves on the Board of Trustees at Flint Hill School, a nationally recognized private school in Oakton, Virginia.

KIM BUTLER

Chief Financial Officer

With more than 25 years of executive financial and operational experience with Canadian and multinational organizations, Kim has…

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Chief Financial Officer

With more than 25 years of executive financial and operational experience with Canadian and multinational organizations, Kim has demonstrated extensive accomplishments in areas of financial management, corporate financing, strategic planning, acquisitions, operations, and investor relations. Prior to CENX, Kim held Chief Financial Officer positions at Benbria, an enterprise software company, and Bridgewater Systems, a global leader in mobile policy solutions. At Bridgewater, Kim led the company’s initial public offering in 2007, and delivered shareholder value with the successful sale of Bridgewater to Amdocs in 2011. Prior to Bridgewater, Kim held senior finance roles at Asea Brown Boveri, and Mitel Corporation. Kim is a member of the Board of Directors for the Queensway Carleton Hospital Foundation, and the Industry Advisory Committee for Entrepreneurship at Algonquin College in Ottawa.

NAN CHEN

Co-Founder and Executive Vice-Chairman

Nan is the Co-Founder and Executive Vice-Chairman of CENX, a pioneer and leader in Lifecycle Service Orchestration solutions…

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Co-Founder and 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.

ANDREW MCDONALD

Chief Product Officer

Andrew McDonald leads product management, R&D, professional services, and customer support for CENX’s product portfolio. He brings…

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Chief Product Officer

Andrew leads product management, R&D, professional services, and customer support for CENX’s product portfolio. He brings over 24 years of technology experience in a variety of senior positions to his role. Most recently, Andrew was the President of the IP Platforms business line at Alcatel-Lucent which had a focus on NFV, OSS, Charging and Policy, Customer Experience, and IP Communications. Prior to this, Andrew was VP and GM of Network Management and part of the leadership team of the highly successful IP Division. He grew several products from early stage development into profitable businesses with broad deployment in service providers. Andrew came to Alcatel via the acquisition of Newbridge Networks where he held a variety positions in R&D. He also spent 6 years at American Management Systems leading custom software development projects. Andrew is a graduate of the University of Waterloo, with a bachelor’s degree in computer engineering.

JAY MCMULLAN

Senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing

Jay leads global sales strategy and oversees worldwide business development, marketing, pre-sales, and sales. An accomplished sales…

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Senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing

Jay leads global sales strategy and oversees worldwide business development, marketing, pre-sales, and sales. An accomplished sales executive, Jay has demonstrated success in selling complex software solutions to the world’s largest tier 1 service providers. Most recently, Jay led North American sales for Bridgewater Systems and subsequently, was VP North America for Amdocs, a provider of customer experience solutions. Prior to Bridgewater, Jay held sales leadership roles with Belden and CoSine Communications. Jay is a graduate of Indiana University, Bloomington with a bachelor’s degree in speech communication.

PHIL LONG

Senior Vice President, Professional Services

Phil Long leads Professional Services globally including all aspects of product deployment, integration and education. With a 30 year history…

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Senior Vice President, Professional Services

Phil Long leads Professional Services globally including all aspects of product deployment, integration and education. With a 30 year history in the telecommunications market and extensive experience in software delivery, Phil brings an excellent breadth of knowledge to the management team. Previously, Phil held executive positions with companies such as Nokia, Logica, Amdocs and most recently Synhronoss, where he was SVP, Global Cloud. Phil is a graduate of the University of Missouri, with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration.

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