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Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported) August 13, 2021
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Item 5.02 Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.
Effective August 13, 2021 (the “Effective Date”), the Board of Directors (the “Board”) of Bandwidth Inc. (the “Company”) appointed Daryl E. Raiford as the Company’s Chief Financial Officer and designated Mr. Raiford as the principal accounting officer and principal financial officer of the Company. Until the Effective Date, Jeffrey A. Hoffman served as the Company’s Chief Financial Officer and as the Company’s principal accounting officer and principal financial officer of the Company.
As previously disclosed in the Company’s Current Report on Form 8-K filed with the SEC on July 8, 2021, Mr. Raiford, age 58, entered into an Employment Agreement with the Company on July 6, 2021 (the “Employment Agreement”), and he joined the Company on July 12, 2021 as EVP, Finance. Mr. Raiford brings more than two decades of relevant experience to his new role. From July 2020 through July 2021, Mr. Raiford provided strategic consulting and advisory services to private equity clients. From October 2017 to July 2020, Mr. Raiford served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Ribbon Communications, a communications software and network solutions provider. From April 2010 to October 2017, Mr. Raiford served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of GENBAND, the successor corporation to Nortel Networks’ Carrier Communications business segment and provider of IP software and network technologies. Prior to joining GENBAND, Mr. Raiford served in financial leadership roles at companies including Freescale Semiconductor, Travelport, Hewlett Packard and Compaq Computer Corporation.
Other than the Employment Agreement, there are no arrangements or understandings between Mr. Raiford and any other person pursuant to which Mr. Raiford was named as Chief Financial Officer. There are no transactions between Mr. Raiford and the Company that would be reportable under Item 404(a) of Regulation S-K.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
|Date: August 18, 2021||By:||/s/ R. Brandon Asbill|
|Name:||R. Brandon Asbill|
|Title:||General Counsel and Secretary|