Board of Directors
David MorkenCofounder, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman
Mr. Morken is also the Cofounder, Chairman and former CEO of Republic Wireless. Mr. Morken is the Cofounder of Durham Cares. Prior to founding Bandwidth in 1999, Mr. Morken served on active duty in the Marine Corps as a Judge Advocate and Headquarters Company Commander. Mr. Morken received a B.A. in Political Science from Oral Roberts University and a J.D. from the University of Notre Dame Law School.Chairman of the Board
John MurdockPresident and Director
Mr. Murdock previously served as Bandwidth’s General Counsel. Additionally, Mr. Murdock serves as a board member of Republic Wireless. Prior to joining Bandwidth, Mr. Murdock founded a specialized law firm with a national level complex civil litigation practice. As a Marine officer, Mr. Murdock served on active duty, including combat service in Operation Desert Shield/Storm. Mr. Murdock obtained a B.S. in Finance from Miami University of Ohio, with an NROTC scholarship and a J.D. from the University of Notre Dame Law School.
Henry R. KaestnerCofounder 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.
Brian D. BaileyDirector
Brian D. Bailey has served as a director of Bandwidth since February 2013. Mr. Bailey is a Cofounder and Managing Partner of Carmichael Partners, a private investment firm based in Charlotte, North Carolina. Prior to forming Carmichael Partners, he worked in private equity at The Carlyle Group in Washington, Forstmann Little & Co. in New York and Carousel Capital in Charlotte. In addition to his private equity background, Mr. Bailey previously held investment banking positions at Bowles Hollowell Conner & Co. in Charlotte and CS First Boston in New York and served in several government positions in Washington including Special Assistant to the President in the Office of the White House Chief of Staff and Director of Strategic Planning and Policy at the U.S. Small Business Administration. Mr. Bailey currently serves on the boards of Bandwidth, Bluerock Residential Growth REIT, Republic Wireless and the TDF Foundation. He has previously served on the boards of a number of private, public and nonprofit organizations. Mr. Bailey holds a B.A. degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and an M.B.A. degree from the Stanford Graduate School of Business. We believe that Mr. Bailey is qualified to serve on our board of directors due to his experience in the private equity industry and as a director of public and private companies.
Douglas A. SurianoDirector
Douglas A. Suriano has served as a director of Bandwidth since October 2017. Mr. Suriano is senior vice president and general manager of Oracle Communications. Mr. Suriano joined Oracle Communications in 2013 as vice president of products following Oracle Communications’ acquisition of Tekelec, Inc. At Tekelec, Inc., Mr. Suriano served as chief technology officer and vice president of engineering. Prior to Tekelec, Inc., Mr. Suriano served as the vice president of engineering at dynamicsoft, Inc. and chief information officer for QAD, Inc. Before QAD, Inc., Mr. Suriano managed the information technology division for the United States Marine Corps. Mr. Suriano holds a B.S. degree from the U.S. Naval Academy and an M.S. in information technology from the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School. We believe that Mr. Suriano is qualified to serve on our board of directors due to his business experience in the information technology and communications industries.