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Henry R. Kaestner

Henry R. Kaestner

Cofounder and Director

Henry R. Kaestner joined David Morken as Cofounder in 2001 when he merged Bandwidth International into Bandwidth.com and subsequently served as CEO until early 2008. Mr. Kaestner has served as a director of Bandwidth since 2001 and also serves as a director of Republic Wireless. Mr. Kaestner is a Cofounder and Managing Principal of Sovereign’s Capital, a private investment firm headquartered in Raleigh, North Carolina with offices in Jakarta, Indonesia and Los Gatos, California. Mr. Kaestner previously served as the CEO of Bandwidth International, an international wholesale telecommunications broker based in London, England. Mr. Kaestner was also a founder of Chapel Hill Broadband, a U.S.-based consultant and broker that specialized in dark fiber and large wholesale transactions that was sold to Cantor Fitzgerald. In addition, Mr. 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. Mr. Kaestner received a B.A. in international relations from the University of Delaware.