David Morken is the CEO of Bandwidth, one of the nation's largest and fastest-growing communication technology companies. Founded in 1999, and a certified CLEC in 49 states, Bandwidth is headquartered in Cary, NC. The company operates four divisions – inetwork, Phonebooth, Broadband and republic wireless. David has led each division through tremendous growth since their inception including, most recently, the launch of republic wireless. As the nation's first Wi-Fi centric mobile operator, republic wireless leverages the disruptive power of the WiFi to provide members with unlimited voice, text and data service for only $19 per month with no contracts — giving control, freedom and choice back to wireless customers across the country.
Prior to founding Bandwidth, Morken was called to active duty by the Marine Corps in 1995 and served four years as a Judge Advocate, criminal prosecutor and headquarters company commander. Morken is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame Law School and a member of the Virginia Bar Association. He received his undergraduate degree from Oral Roberts University.
Kaestner joined Morken as Co-Founder in 2001 when he merged Bandwidth International into Bandwidth.com and served as CEO until early 2008. In his position as Executive Chairman, Henry Kaestner works with partner David Morken on the firm's strategy, financing and marketing functions. Kaestner also oversees the partnership's not-for-profit activities.
Previously, Kaestner was the CEO of Bandwidth International, an international wholesale telecommunications broker based in London, England. He was also a founder of Chapel Hill Broadband, a US based consultant and broker that specializes in dark fiber and large wholesale transactions that was sold to Cantor Fitzgerald.
Kaestner was a Founder and former President and CEO of Chapel Hill Brokers, an energy broker which achieved more than $50 million in daily trade volume on more than 150 transactions, for clients including Morgan Stanley and Merrill Lynch. Chapel Hill Brokers was sold to APB Energy (now ICAP Energy) in 1999.
Kaestner is involved with a number of charities and ministries that focus on global generosity by helping people discover why they give, where to give and how to give. He is an elder in the Presbyterian Church of America and lives in Durham with his wife Kimberley and their 3 sons.
Morken and Kaestner Morken and Kaestner were finalists for the Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year award in 2009. Together they were each named by American Venture Magazine as one of the Top 40 Under 40, and jointly named as the 2006 CEO of the Year in the North American IP Communications Services industry.
Morken and Kaestner have co-founded three non-profit organizations: DurhamCares, an organization that helps people in Durham to "love their neighbor" through volunteer matching and the funding of 30 courageous charities that have listed their outcome related goals. MinistrySpotlight.org, an organization to help people find global ministries that match their passion and to learn from ministry leaders through blogs and podcasts. CTI, an organization dedicated to helping ministries worldwide gain access to technology related products and services for free or at cost.
To see what Morken and Kaestner attribute their motivation and success to, please read biographical article from WRAL Local Tech Wire (Secret sauce at Inc 500 star Bandwidth.com? It's a matter of faith).
Serving as President of Bandwidth.com, John supports the CEO by achieving the company's highest strategic objectives, driving tactical execution, and coordinating with our most valued customers and partners. John previously served as the company's General Counsel, and while in private practice John was designated a super lawyer and achieved the highest professional peer ratings. John specialized in complex civil litigation, served as special counsel on behalf of state and governmental entities, and practiced in all levels of state and federal courts. John earned his B.S. in Finance in 1987 from Miami University of Ohio. Upon graduating John served on active duty achieving the rank of captain in the United States Marine Corps, and was a tank officer with combat service in Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm. John was a distinguished graduate in his formal training, ranking first in his class. In 1994 John earned his Juris Doctor in 1994 from the University of Notre Dame College of Law.
John earned All-American swimmer status, and is a licensed category 1 road racer in cycling, elite level state road race champion, and most recently was a member of the winning 4-man RAAM relay team in 2010. John is an avid outdoorsman with a passion for hunting and mountaineering. John is happily married and a proud father of four children.
In his role as Chief Operating Officer, Chris Chuang is responsible for the P&L and operations of Bandwidth's four business units (Wholesale, Phonebooth, Internet Services, and Mobile). Chuang's broad experience in the telecommunications industry, ranging from serving as a management consultant to Fortune 100 companies, to investing in the sector as a venture capitalist, to driving strategy for a leading private wireless data company, provides him a strong foundation for his broad leadership responsibilities at Bandwidth.com.
Prior to joining Bandwidth.com, Chuang served as the Vice President of Strategic Development for Motricity, a leading provider of mobile data infrastructure solutions. In his role at Motricity, Chuang was instrumental in developing strategies leading to over $2 billion of mobile content transactions served through Motricity's platform and a 10x growth of revenue from $10M to over $100M. Motricity has now filed its S-1 as it pursues an IPO.
Chuang also led Motricity's Corporate Development function which successfully completed three acquisitions (including Motricity's $135 million purchase of publicly-traded Infospace's mobile division), while also raising several hundred million dollars of equity financing, including the largest private equity funding in North Carolina history.
Prior to joining Motricity, Chuang was an investment professional with Technology Crossover Ventures (TCV), a $7.7 billion venture capital fund based in Palo Alto, where he helped lead the firm's coverage of the telecom markets. Previously, Chuang was also a management consultant with McKinsey & Company where he focused on serving Fortune 1000 technology and communications companies. Prior to McKinsey, Chuang also worked in the tech & telecom investment banking groups of both Morgan Stanley and JP Morgan. Chuang is a graduate of Stanford University and resides in Raleigh with his wife Linda and their two sons. In his spare time, Chuang is passionate about basketball in every form, but especially his dear Lakers whom he has supported since Magic Johnson hit the junior sky hook over the Celtics in 1987.
As CFO, Jeff Hoffman oversees all financial operations for Bandwidth.com including accounting, treasury, tax, financial analysis and reporting. He is responsible for developing and implementing financial systems and reporting structures to ensure the enterprise is an efficient provider of its services and a model of financial integrity.
Hoffman brings more than 12 years of accounting and finance experience within the telecom space.
Before joining Bandwidth.com, he served as Vice President of Financial Planning & Analysis for Hawaiian
Telcom. In this position, he led the company’s budgeting, financial modeling, and management reporting
functions. In addition, Jeff was a key contributor to the company’s capital restructuring and listing on
NASDAQ in 2010.
Prior to Hawaiian Telcom, Hoffman held several finance positions with increasing roles of responsibilities, including the Director of Finance and Planning for Madison River Communications. Most notably, he was instrumental in many of mergers and acquisitions throughout the company’s history including the eventual sale of the company to CenturyLink in 2007.
Hoffman earned a BA in Economics and International Relations from the University of Wisconsin at Madison and an MBA from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University.
Jeff resides in Chapel Hill with his wife, Jeanhee, and their two sons.
As a partner at Kilpatrick Stockton LLP, Chris worked with Bandwidth.com for more than six years as an integral contributor during the company's rapid growth. He has a deep understanding of our business and already has well established relationships with our senior leadership, as well as the legal team and others throughout the company.
Chris has been recognized for his professional accomplishments and expertise in the Triangle Business Journal's "40 under 40", the Business Leader's "Impact 100" and Business North Carolina's "Legal Elite." In 2010, he was recognized in the The Best Lawyers in America (registered trademark) for Corporate Law and by Chambers USA.
As Chief Marketing Officer, Allen is responsible for building the Bandwidth brand and driving
revenue across all lines of business.
For the past 15 years, she’s held leadership positions with both private and publicly traded companies. She excels at building powerful, category-leading brands that help to transform companies at various stages.
Most recently, Allen served as Vice President, Global Marketing for e-commerce software provider,
ChannelAdvisor. Prior to that, she served as Vice President, Marketing for Hosted Solutions, a leader
in the cloud computing market that was acquired by Windstream Corp. in late 2010 for $310 million.
From 2005 – 2008, Allen served as Vice President of Marketing for Motricity, a provider of mobile
data infrastructure solutions. Allen was instrumental in building the brand and growing revenue
from $10 million to over $100 million prior to the company’s IPO. Prior to that, she spent five years
as Vice President, Marketing with SpectraSite Communications, a wireless infrastructure provider
that was sold to American Tower in 2005 for $3.3 billion.
Allen has a BA in Journalism from Rider University.
As Chief People Officer, Rebecca is responsible for developing and directing the overall human resources strategy for Bandwidth.com. In addition to leading human resources, she oversees internal communication and the company's corporate giving and community involvement program, Bandwidth Cares. It is Bottorff's philosophy that companies build their business capacity by building people capabilities. People, and their personal and professional success, are core to Bottorff's mission at Bandwidth.com where the company focuses on programs that unleash talent in a supportive, innovative and entrepreneurial work environment.
Prior to joining Bandwidth.com, Botttorff was founder and President of Venture Savvy Consulting Group providing human resources and leadership expertise primarily for growing technology companies. Before that she was an early member of Motricity Inc.'s founding executive team starting in 2004. As VP of HR at Motricity, she architected the company's human resources strategy and developed programs that enabled the business to scale from 75 employees and 10m in revenue to more than 500 employees and 100m revenue in just three years.
In his role as EVP and General Manager, Steve is responsible for the strategy, operations, and ultimate P&L for this business unit.
Prior to joining Bandwidth, Steve was General Manager of Motricity's (ticker: MOTR) Off-Deck Division, a leading provider of mobile solutions to carriers, media companies, and application developers. Prior to Motricity, Steve was the Founder and CEO of GoldPocket Wireless, a leading SMS network provider in the U.S. which was later acquired by Motricity. Steve developed expertise in large-scale network and data system management, working with companies such as John Hancock, Compaq, and Lightbridge across a variety of industries, including insurance, wireless, finance and education.
Steve holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, cum laude, from Stonehill College in Massachusetts. He spends his free time with his wife and three children cheering for various Boston sports teams.
Jim Mulcahy is the EVP and General Manager of two Bandwidth divisions—republic wireless and Phonebooth OnDemand. Jim sets the strategy and owns P&L for both business units, which respectively serve the consumer and SMB markets with innovative voice communication solutions. Phonebooth is a cloud based small business VoIP phone system that’s cost effective, easy to use and backed by Bandwidth’s 100% IP voice network. Jim draws on more than 10 years of experience as both a management consultant and software engineer.
Prior to joining Bandwidth in 2009, Jim was a management consultant at Edge Consulting (now IBM Global Services) and an associate at Booz Allen & Hamilton. In these roles, Jim guided IT strategy, product development and performance improvement projects for a variety of Fortune 500 and government clients. Prior to joining Booz Allen, he also worked for the Central Intelligence Agency as a software and systems engineer. Jim holds a BS in Computer Engineering from Virginia Tech.