Daniel Stanzione is president emeritus of Bell Laboratories as well as an independent consultant. He retired from Lucent Technologies in 2000 where he served as chief operating officer and as president of Bell Laboratories. At Lucent’s formation in 1995, he was president of Network Systems, Lucent’s business unit which sold to telecommunications service providers around the world. An independent consultant, Dr. Stanzione is currently a director of Quest Diagnostics, Inc. and Telecordia Technologies, Inc.
He holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering, an M.S. in Environmental Systems Engineering and a Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering, all from Clemson University.
Pete Aquino is president and chief executive officer of Internap Corporation, and he also serves as a member of the company’s board of directors. He is a 30-year veteran of the technology, media and telecommunications (TMT) industries, with a track record of successfully guiding major expansion efforts, turnarounds and strategic partnerships and transactions at both public and private companies.
Prior to assuming his role at INAP, Mr. Aquino served as chairman and chief executive officer, and later as executive chairman, of Primus Telecommunications Group, Inc. until 2013. Under his leadership, PTGi grew into an integrated telecommunications company serving consumer and business customers with voice, data, high-capacity fiber and data center services globally, reaching approximately $1 billion in revenue. Prior to this, he was the president and chief executive officer of RCN Corporation from 2004 until 2010 where he built the company into an all-digital HDTV cable multiple system operator and created an advanced fiber-based commercial network through organic and acquisition strategies.
He is the founder of Broad Valley Capital, LLC, where he provides consulting services and capital to improve companies’ business operations, productivity and asset value. In this role, he has led numerous operating and financial teams through reorganizations and M&A opportunities at companies such as Leap Wireless, XO Communications, Allegiance Telecom, Northeast Optical Networks and Lumos Networks. He is also the founder of Broad Valley Micro Fiber Networks Inc., a Mid-Atlantic fiber and wireless infrastructure services provider founded in 2014. He began his career at Bell Atlantic (now Verizon). Mr. Aquino serves on the boards of directors of Lumos Networks (Nasdaq: LMOS) and FairPoint Communications, Inc. (Nasdaq: FRP).
Mr. Aquino is a graduate of Montclair State College in New Jersey, and holds an MBA from George Washington.
As a 28-year veteran of the telecommunications industry, including 15 years with BellSouth Corporation, Mr. Coe provides extensive insight into the operation of profitable companies.
During his career, he served as president of BellSouth Network Services, president of BellSouth Telecommunications, president of BellSouth International, and group president of customer operations for BellSouth Telecommunications. Previously, he served in various management positions with AT&T Communications and American Telesystems Corporation. Mr. Coe currently also serves on the board of directors for Dycom Industries, Inc.
He holds a MBA from Georgia State University and a B.S. from The Citadel.
Patricia Higgins brings more than 28 years of technology execution and governance to INAP. She was president, chief executive officer and a board member of Switch & Data Facilities Company, Inc., a provider of neutral interconnection and colocation services. Prior to Switch & Data, she was chairman and chief executive officer of The Research Board, an information technology consulting and research services company. She has also served as chief information officer of Alcoa Inc. and has held senior management positions at UNISYS Corporation, Verizon (NYNEX) and AT&T Inc. Ms. Higgins currently also serves on the boards of The Travelers Companies, Inc.; Barnes & Noble, Inc.; and Dycom Industries, Inc., and formerly held board positions with Delta Airlines and Visteon Corporation.
She holds a B.S. from Montclair State University and attended Harvard Business School’s Advanced Management Program.
Gary Pfeiffer retired in December 2006 after 32 years with E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company (DuPont). During his career with DuPont, Mr. Pfeiffer held a variety of financial and business leadership positions in the United States, Brazil and Japan, including nine years as senior vice president and chief financial officer. He previously has served as secretary of finance for the state of Delaware. He currently also serves on the board of Quest Diagnostics, Inc. and TerraVia (formerly known as Solazyme, Inc.).
Mr. Pfeiffer holds a B.A. and an MBA from the College of William and Mary in Virginia.
David Potts has served as executive vice president and chief financial officer of ARRIS since 2004 and previously was responsible for the ARRIS’ IT function from the acquisition of Arris Interactive L.L.C. in 2001 until 2016.
Prior to joining ARRIS, Mr. Potts was the chief financial officer of ARRIS Interactive L.L.C. from 1995 to 2001. From 1984 through 1995, he held various executive management positions with Nortel Networks, including vice president and chief financial officer of Bell Northern Research and vice president of mergers and acquisitions in Toronto. Prior to Nortel Networks, Mr. Potts was with Touche Ross in Toronto.
Mr. Potts holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Lakehead University in Canada and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Canada.
Peter Rogers is a principal of the Stroudwater Group, providing strategic advisory services and board of directors services to growth stage technology companies.
Prior to Stroudwater Group, Mr. Rogers enjoyed a 27-year career at MICROS Systems, Inc., serving in a variety of roles as a key member of an executive team with experience in strategy, investor relations, operations, marketing and management. He currently serves on the boards of several technology companies, including as chairman of B4Checkin, Ltd. and as a director of Gusto POS Systems, Inc. and StayNTouch, Inc.
Mr. Rogers received an MBA from New York University Stern School of Business and a BA from the University of Pennsylvania.
Lance L. Weaver is an accomplished consumer financial services executive with nearly 40 years of experience across the consumer lending, mortgage and credit card asset classes. He has served as an advisor to financial services companies including VISA, Citigroup, Total System Services and Apollo Capital, and was president, money cards for Virgin Money Holdings in the U.K. from 2013 to 2015.
Before holding these positions, he was President of EMEA Card Services for Bank of America, with approximately $30 billion in assets across Europe, Canada and China. He had previously served on the senior management team of MBNA Corporation for 15 years, where he helped build MBNA into the largest independent credit card lender in the world when it was acquired by Bank of America in 2006. His prior experience includes executive leadership roles with Citigroup, Wells Fargo and Maryland National Bank.
Mr. Weaver currently serves as a director of PRA Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: PRAA). Mr. Weaver is a past member of the Georgetown University board of directors and board of trustees, and a past board chair of MasterCard.
Mr. Weaver earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in marketing from Georgetown University.
Debora Wilson served as President and chief executive officer of The Weather Channel (TWC) from 2004 until 2009. During her tenure as CEO, TWC grew to become one of the most well-known and respected media brands and among the most successful at broadening its content and profit sources into a cross-platform, multi-media organization, with significant increases in distribution, revenue and profit as a result.
Before being named CEO, Ms. Wilson also served as chief operating officer and executive vice president of TWC and launched weather.com®, consistently ranking among the top 20 web sites and the top five content sites on mobile devices.
Before joining TWC, she spent 15 years in the telecommunications industry at Bell Atlantic (now Verizon) and held management positions in network operations and new product development. She also currently serves on the boards of Markel Corporation and ARRIS Group, Inc.
Ms. Wilson has a B.S. in Business Administration from George Mason University in Virginia.