Board of Directors
Timothy J. Bernlohr
Timothy Bernlohr is the founder and Managing Member of TJB Management Consulting, LLC, which specializes in providing project specific consulting services to businesses in transformation. Timothy is a recognized expert in executive compensation and corporate governance and has served as Chairman of over 40 compensation committees. He has served as a guest lecturer on the subjects at numerous venues, including the Financial Times Outstanding Director Exchange, NYSE Governance Services Events, and the Stern School of Business at New York University.
Timothy is the former President and Chief Executive Officer of RBX Industries, Inc., which was a leader in the design, manufacture, and marketing of rubber and plastic materials to the automotive, infrastructure, and industrial markets. Prior to joining RBX in 1997, Timothy spent 16 years in the international and industry products division of Armstrong World Industries, Inc. in a variety of management positions. Timothy presently serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Skyline Champion Corporation and Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings, Inc.; Director and Chairman of the Compensation Committee and member of the Nomination and Governance Committees of WestRock Company; Director and Chairman of the Compensation Committee and member of the Risk and Governance Committee of International Seaways, Inc.
Additionally, Timothy serves as an Independent Director and Chairman of the Compensation Committees of several private companies. Since the inception of TJB Management Consulting, Timothy has served on over 100 public and private boards of directors in a variety of capacities including Chairman, Lead Director and Committee Chairman.
Timothy is a 1981 graduate of The Pennsylvania State University.
Kevin Brand is Fusion’s interim Chief Executive Officer, President and Chief Operating Officer. He has more than 30 years of experience in the communications industry, serving in a diverse set of leadership roles in customer support, service delivery, network engineering, operations, and product management. Kevin joined Fusion as part of the company’s acquisition of the Cloud and Business Services business of Birch Communications Holdings, Inc. in May 2018. Prior to joining Birch Communications in 2017, he spent 15 years in leadership roles at EarthLink, including Executive Vice President, Business Services, Consumer Products and Support. Previously, Kevin led EarthLink’s Network Operations and Network Engineering teams. Earlier in his career, he held senior roles at AT&T and he started his career at Bell Labs.
Kevin holds a B.S. in Systems Science and Mathematics from Washington University in St. Louis and an M.S. in Operations Research from the University of California at Berkeley.
Andy Fishman is a Managing Director of Vector Capital. Andy currently serves on the Board of Directors of Aspect Software, Vispero, and Saba Software. Andy was previously a Director of Allegro Development (acquired by Ion Group), RAE Systems (acquired by Honeywell), Teletrac (acquired by Danaher), and Aladdin Knowledge Systems (merged with SafeNet and acquired by Gemalto).
Prior to joining Vector, Andy worked at Silver Lake Partners, where he focused on large-scale technology buyouts in North America and Europe. Prior to Silver Lake Partners, Andy worked in investment banking at Goldman, Sachs & Co. where he focused on mergers and financings in the technology and telecommunications industries.
On the operational side, Andy has worked at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Artificial Intelligence Lab, and at Sun Microsystems as a software engineer. He also worked at Vlingo, a mobile start-up based in Boston, as its head of Business Development.
Andy received his MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business, where he was an Arjay Miller Scholar. He holds a B.A. in computer science from Dartmouth College where he graduated magna cum laude.
Wayne Rehberger most recently served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Engility until his retirement in 2019. Wayne also served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for TASC from 2010 to its merger with Engility in 2015.
Wayne is a member of the Board of Directors of QTS Realty Trust (QTS) and also serves as a member of the Audit and Security Committees of QTS. In addition, Wayne serves as a member of the Advisory Board of SAP National Security.
In 2017, Wayne was awarded the Virginia CFO of the Year award by Virginia Business for his outstanding commitment to financial stewardship and dedication to the success of Engility.
Earlier in his career, Wayne served as the Chief Operating Officer of XO Communications and, prior to joining XO Communications, Wayne held several positions at MCI Communications, including Senior Vice President of Finance. Wayne also served on the Board of Directors of Concert (a $1.0 billion dollar joint venture between MCI and British Telecom International).
Wayne began his corporate career with the consulting arm of KPMG and also served for 10 years in the U.S. Army and Army Reserve, achieving the rank of Major.
He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Bucknell University, and an MBA from the Moore School, University of South Carolina.
Dudley R. Slater
Dudley Slater serves in a variety of governance, operating and entrepreneurial roles, working with institutional investors and operating companies in the telecommunications, healthcare, banking and media industries. Dudley’s Board memberships include Segra, WOW! Cable & Internet, Umpqua Bank, LS Networks and Integra Telecom, Inc., a company Dudley co-founded in 1996.
Recent operating roles include President of Direct Health Solutions, where Dudley oversaw a significant diversified healthcare technology investment and operating strategy building operating companies in the retail transparency, SaaS, wellness and healthcare financial services sectors, and President and CEO of Western Institutional Review Board. Dudley also serves as an Industry Advisor to EQT Partners in New York. Previously, Dudley served as Chief Executive Officer of Integra Telecom.
Dudley has been recognized as the 2011 Entrepreneur of the Year in the Northwest by Ernst & Young. Dudley, a best-selling author, wrote Fusion Leadership Unleashing The Movement of Monday Morning Enthusiasts, published by GreenLeaf Book Group (2017) and has been published in over 20 magazine, radio, web-cast, and other media outlets on topics relating to leadership, corporate culture, and employee engagement.
Dudley received a Bachelor of Science degree in Geophysics from UCLA and a Master’s in Business Administration from the Harvard Business School.
Paul H. Sunu
Paul was the former Chief Executive Officer of FairPoint Communications, a provider of communications services in Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont as well as communities in 14 other states, until its merger with Consolidated Communications in July 2017. Prior to FairPoint, Paul was the Chief Financial Officer of Hargray Communications, Hawaiian Telcom Communications, and Madison River Communications.
Paul is the former Chairman of the Board of Electric Lightwave, and has served as a member of the Board of Directors of Madison River Communications, Hawaiian Telcom Communications, and Centennial Communications. Paul Sunu currently provides consulting services to a range of businesses and he serves on the board of TruVista Communications, a communications provider to communities in South Carolina and Georgia.
Paul has also served as an Adjunct Professor of Business at Elon University. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Illinois and Juris Doctorate from the University of Illinois College of Law. Paul is also a Certified Public Accountant.
Ilya Voytov is the Head of Research for Vector Capital’s Credit Strategy, where he identifies and evaluates new investments for the Vector Capital Credit Opportunity Fund and focuses on investments across the capital structure in both private and public securities. Ilya joined Vector in 2007 and has led the Credit Fund’s investments in Fusion Connect, Exela Technologies, Saba Software, Open Solutions, and Tekelec.
Prior to 2009, Ilya evaluated investments for Vector Capital’s private equity strategy. Prior to Vector, Ilya worked in the Leveraged Finance group at JPMorgan Chase in its New York office. Ilya has a Bachelor of Science with distinction from Duke University.
President and Chief Operating Officer, Interim Chief Executive Officer
Kevin Brand is Fusion’s President and Chief Operating Officer and serves as interim Chief Executive Officer, appointed by Fusion’s board of directors effective October 2019. He has more than 30 years of experience in the communications industry, spanning a diverse set of skills including leadership roles in customer support, service delivery, network engineering/operations and product management. Kevin joined Fusion as part of the company’s acquisition of the Cloud and Business Services business of Birch Communications Holdings, Inc. in May 2018. Prior to joining Birch in 2017, Kevin spent 15 years in leadership roles at EarthLink including EVP, Business Services, Consumer Products and Support. Previously, he led EarthLink’s Network Operations and Network Engineering teams. Earlier in his career, Kevin held senior roles at AT&T and started his career at Bell Labs. Kevin holds a B.S. in Systems Science and Mathematics from Washington University in St. Louis and an M.S. in Operations Research from the University of California at Berkeley.
Chief Financial Officer
Keith Soldan joined the Company in May 2018 as Vice President, Finance through the acquisition of Birch where he served as Vice President, Corporate Finance and Accounting since March 2017. Prior to joining Birch Communications in March 2017, Keith served as Vice President, Corporate Controller for Internap from March 2016 to March 2017 and as its Vice President Corporate Finance from March 2014 to March 2016. Prior to joining Internap in March 2014, Keith worked at EarthLink from July 2005 through April 2014 where he held various positions including Senior Director/Divisional Chief Financial Officer. Keith is a Certified Public Accountant.
Chief Technology Officer
Brian George is responsible for Fusion’s multi-disciplinary teams in Technology, Engineering, IT and Development, Network and Infrastructure. Brian has been in the communications industry for over 14 years and has spent the last five with Fusion. Brian leads Fusion’s engineering and development teams to evolve and manage the company’s Cloud Services platforms and infrastructure. Brian sets the course for Fusion’s technology advancements, anticipating dynamically changing opportunities to enhance, expand and optimize Fusion’s integrated cloud solutions platform. Prior to joining Fusion, Brian held leadership positions in engineering and operations for several New York metro area ISPs, AT&T Wireless, and Unilever.
Executive Vice President and General Counsel
Prior to joining Fusion, Jim served as General Counsel and Secretary at Hibernia Networks, a provider of global capacity solutions recently acquired by GTT Communications. At Hibernia Networks he was responsible for its legal and regulatory matters, including mergers and acquisitions, intellectual property and litigation. Prior to joining Hibernia Networks, Jim served as Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary at One Communications Corp., a communications services company created in June 2006 from the combination of CTC Communications Corp., Choice One Communications and Conversent Communications. Prior to joining CTC Communications in 2003, Jim served as Senior Vice President and General Counsel of Viatel Holding (Bermuda) Limited (and its predecessor Viatel, Inc.). Earlier in his career, Jim was a partner in the securities practice group at Kelley Drye & Warren LLP, New York, New York.
Senior Vice President - Operations
Joe Haines leads Service Delivery, Field Operations and Sales Support for the company. Prior to joining Fusion, Joe was responsible for Field Operations, the Network Operations Center, and Advanced Services Activation and Support for Birch Communications. Joe has over thirty years’ experience as a communications executive, and has developed strong expertise in building and managing networks and support organizations. Prior to joining the Birch team, Joe held several progressive leadership positions in rapidly expanding communications companies. Joe served most recently as Vice President of Forerunner Technologies, and as Vice President of Field Operations and Network Operations for Deltacom, which is now Windstream.
Senior Vice President - Marketing, Account Management and Sales Enablement
Tadashi Egami is Fusion’s SVP of Marketing, Account Management and Sales Enablement. He has more than 20 years of experience in the technology space, with leadership positions spanning the Sales and Marketing function, including leading Account Management, Customer Success and Sales Operations at various times over his years at MegaPath, Product Marketing at Covad, Americas Field Marketing for the Network Division at Ericsson and CRM for one of the operating companies within J&J. Earlier in his career, Tadashi was a Senior Associate at the consulting firm of Booz Allen & Hamilton, where he led multiple strategic engagements for Fortune 500 companies. Tadashi holds a B.S. in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania, an MBA from the J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management and a Masters of Engineering Management from the McCormick School of Engineering at Northwestern University.
Senior Vice President - Channel Sales
Michael Fair, Fusion’s Senior Vice President and Channel Chief, is an industry veteran with more than 30 years of experience creating, managing and integrating successful channel programs. Previously, Michael held key leadership roles at Charter, EarthLink, One Communications and Qwest. Most recently, Michael served as Managing Partner at MarketRace, a leading channel consulting company focused on ensuring the sales success of its clients through effectively designing, building and managing superior indirect channel programs and sales teams.
Vice President - Direct Sales
Diane Hutcherson is Fusion’s Vice President of Direct Sales heading the Inside and Field Sales teams in North America. She has been leading sales to mid-market and enterprise customers for over 25 years, with responsibility spanning direct sales, inside sales, client retention and sales engineering. Diane joined Fusion as part of the company’s acquisition of the Cloud and Business Services business of Birch Communications Holdings, Inc. in May 2018. Prior to joining Birch in 2016 Diane spent 17 years at EarthLink and Deltacom where she and her teams focused on helping new and existing clients improve production and efficiency through cutting edge technology solutions and a consultative sales approach.