Mr. Guy Nissenson
Chairman of the Board, President & CEO and Member of The Strategy Advisory Committee
Mr. Guy Nissenson has been NTS Inc's President, Chief Executive Officer, and Director since its inception. He serves as the Chairman of the Board, President and CEO of NTS Inc's wholly-owned
subsidiaries, Xfone USA, Inc. and NTS Communications, Inc. and also serves as a director and/or officer of certain subsidiaries of Xfone USA and NTS Communications. Mr. Nissenson has led the Company
through multiple acquisitions and significant organic growth in the US, Europe and Israel and has played and instrumental role in structuring numerous debt and equity offerings. Mr. Nissenson was a marketing
manager a RADA Electronics Industries and before that he was an audit and control officer with the rank of Lieutenant in the Israeli Defense Forces where he served from 1993 to 1997. Mr. Nissenson received a BSc
degree in Business Management from Kings College, University of London, and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) in International Business from Royal Holloway at the University of London ,UK.
Mr. Shemer Schwartz
Independent Director and Member of the Audit Committee and Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee
Mr. Schwartz has been a member of our Board of Directors since December 19, 2002.
In December 2011, Mr. Schwartz co-founded EatWith Ltd., an Internet startup located in Tel-Aviv, Israel where he also serves as Chief Technical Officer. From 2003 to 2008, Mr. Schwartz was the co-founder and research and development expert of XIV Ltd.,
a Te-Aviv based data storage startup company. XIV Ltd. was acquired by IBM in 2008 and Mr. Schwartz led the research and development of the XIV storage project at IBM until 2011. From 1996 to 2001, Mr. Schwartz was a captain in the Research and
Development Center of the Israeli Defense Forces Intelligence. Mr. Schwartz received a BS in Physics and Mathematics from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem and holds a Master in Computer Science and an MBA from the Tel-Aviv University in Israel.
Mr. Arie Rosenfeld
Independent Director and Chairman of the Compensation Committee.
Mr. Rosenfeld has been a member of our Board of Directors since January 2009.
Since 2000, Mr. Rosenfeld has served as managing partner of DOR Ventures
s.c.a., a venture capital fund based in Brussels, Belgium. Since 1996, Mr. Rosenfeld
has served as a strategic consultant to Dainippon Screen Manufacturing Co.
Ltd., a company providing manufacturing equipment to the semiconductor and
graphic industries, based in Kyoto, Japan. Previously, he served as the Chairman
of Software Imaging Ltd., an imaging software company in Oxford, U.K. and in
leadership roles at a variety of companies, including as Chairman of XAAR plc, an
international provider of ink jet technologies to the industrial printing market and as
President, CEO and director of Scitex Corp. Ltd, a multinational company providing
visual information communication products for the graphic arts and digital printing
industries. He received a BS in electronics and engineering from the Technion,
Haifa, Israel and holds his MBA from INSEAD, Fontainebleu, France.
Dr. Timothy M. Farrar
Independent Director and Member of The Compensation Committee and The Strategy Advisory Committee
Dr. Timothy M. Farrar has been a member of our Board of Directors since December
2010. Dr. Farrar is the President of Telecom, Media and Finance Associates, Inc., a
consulting and research firm specializing in telecommunications strategy and market
analysis and, since 2006, has also served as the President of the Mobile Satellite
Users Association, an industry association. Previously, Dr. Farrar was a consultant
holding progressively more senior roles at Analysys Consulting, a telecom strategy
consultancy based in the UK, where he led the company’s expansion into the US in
1999, developing a multi-million dollar new business pipeline. Dr. Farrar has a MA in
Mathematics and a PhD in Operations Research from the University of Cambridge,
Alan L. Bazaar
Independent Director and Chairman of the Audit Committee
Mr. Bazaar joined the Board of Directors in December 2012. He is a Partner
and Managing Director of Hollow Brook Wealth Management LLC, where he
is responsible for investment research and portfolio management. Previously,
Mr. Bazaar was a Managing Director and Portfolio Manager at Richard L. Scott
Investments, LLC where he co-managed the public equity portfolio and was responsible for all aspects of the investment decision-making process. Mr. Bazaar
has served on the board of Media Sciences International, Inc. and during his tenure
served at various times on its Audit Committee, Compensation Committee and
Nominating and Governance Committee. He is a former director of Airco Industries,
Inc., a privately held manufacturer of aerospace products. Mr. Bazaar received a BA
in History from Bucknell University and an MBA from the Stern School of Business at
New York University. Mr. Bazaar is also a Certified Public Accountant.
Mr. Don Carlos Bell III
Independent Director and Member of the Audit Committee and The Strategy Advisory Committee
Mr. Bell joined the Board of Directors in December 2012. He is a telecom and
technology entrepreneur and investor. Since 2011, he has been a private investor,
and serves as General Partner of Tidal Capital, an investment fund focused on
Internet communications investments. Previously, Mr. Bell served as the President/
CEO of Tidal Research, an Internet advertising company he founded. Prior to
launching Tidal Research, Mr. Bell was a senior executive with two portfolio
companies of Goldman Sachs Capital Partners (IPC Systems and Clearwire), and a
member of the Investment Banking Division of Goldman Sachs Group. Mr. Bell holds
a BA in Classics, with honors, from St. John’s College and an MBA in Finance from
the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.
Mr. Richard K Coleman Jr.
Independent Director and Chairman of The Strategy Advisory Committee
Richard K. Coleman, Jr. has been a member of our Board since December 20, 2012. Mr. Coleman is a private investor and business advisor. His company, Rocky Mountain Venture Services (RMVS) has helped technology companies plan and launch new business ventures and restructuring initiatives since 1998. Mr. Coleman currently serves as Interim CEO & President of Crossroads Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq: CRDS) and as a director on the boards of Aetrium, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATRM), On Track Innovations, Inc. (Nasdaq: OTIV), and Crossroads Systems, Inc. Mr. Coleman has served in a variety of senior operational roles including CEO of Vroom Technologies, COO of Metronet Communications, and President of US West Long Distance. He also held significant officer level positions with Frontier Communications, Centex Telemanagement, and Sprint Communications, culminating in his appointment to lead its Technology Management Division. Mr. Coleman began his career as an Air Force Telecommunications Officer managing Department of Defense R & D projects. He has served as an Adjunct Professor for Regis University’s Graduate Management program and is a guest lecturer for Denver University, focusing on leadership and ethics. Mr. Coleman is a graduate of the USAF Academy and the USAF Communications Systems Officer School and also holds a Masters in Business Administration from Golden Gate University. Mr. Coleman's operational telecom experience and expertise qualify him to serve as a director.
Jeffrey E. Eberwein
Independent Director and Memeber of The Compensation Committee and Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee
Jeffrey E. Eberwein has been a member of our Board since December 20, 2012 and since December 27, 2012 serves as a member of our Compensation Committee and Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee. Mr. Eberwein is the founder and chief executive officer of Lone Star Value Investors, LLC, an investment firm. Prior to founding Lone Star in January 2013, Mr. Eberwein was a private investor from December 2011 to December 2012. He was a portfolio manager at Soros Fund Management from January 2009 to December 2011 and Viking Global Investors from March 2005 to September 2008. Mr. Eberwein is chairman of the board of Digirad, Inc. and Crossroads Systems, Inc. and is also a director of The Goldfield Corporation, Aetrium, Inc., and On Track Innovations, Ltd., all of which are public companies. Mr. Eberwein serves on the audit and compensation committee of On Track Innovations, Ltd. Mr. Eberwein is also the treasurer and serves on the executive committee of the Board of Hope for New York, a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to serving the poor in New York City . Mr. Eberwein earned an MBA from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania and a BBA with high honors from The University of Texas at Austin . Mr. Eberwein’s valuable public company and financial expertise, gained from both his employment history and directorships qualify him to serve as a director.
Andrew J. MacMillan
Chairman of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee
Mr. MacMillan joined the Board of Directors in December 2012. He is
a corporate communications professional with 18 years of corporate
communications experience in the global securities industry, and 18
years of direct investment banking and related experience. Mr. MacMillan
is an independent management consultant, providing marketing and
communications advisory services. Previously, he served as Director, Global
Communications & Marketing of AXA Rosenberg, a leading equity asset
management firm. Prior to that, Mr. MacMillan served in a variety of corporate
communication roles, at companies including Ameriprise Financial, Barclays
Capital, and The Nasdaq Stock Market. Mr. MacMillan holds a BS in Industrial
Engineering from the University of Iowa and an MBA from Harvard.
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