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William G. LaPerch

Board Member

William G. LaPerch, age 61, has served as a director since September 2014 and has served as Chair of the Compensation Committee since May 2016.  Mr. LaPerch has been President of LaPerch Consulting, LLC (a provider of consulting services to private equity firms) from September 2012 to the present. In July 2016, he was appointed executive chairman of Hylan Datacom & Electrical, a provider of specialty contracting services in the New York City region for telecommunications providers and municipal organizations. From 2004 to 2012, Mr. LaPerch served as the President and Chief Executive Officer and a member of the board of directors of AboveNet, Inc., then a publicly traded provider of bandwidth infrastructure services, prior to which he served as Senior Vice President Operations. Mr. LaPerch served in executive management positions at Metromedia Fiber Network (a provider of metro fiber services and predecessor to AboveNet) from 2000 to 2003, several key leadership roles in operations and engineering at MCI Worldcom, Inc. (a global communications company) from 1989 to 2000, and operations and engineering positions at NYNEX Corporation (a regional telephone company) from 1982 to 1989. Mr. LaPerch is currently a member of the board of directors of Digital Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: DLR) where he serves on the compensation committee and as chair of the nominating and governance committee, and a member of the board of directors of several privately held network services and technology companies. From November 2012 to August 2015, Mr. LaPerch served as a member of the board of directors of Glassbridge Enterprises, Inc. (NYSE: GLA) (formerly Imation Corp. (NYSE: IMN)), a global scalable storage and data security company.  Mr. LaPerch received the CERT Certificate in Cybersecurity Oversight for Corporate Directors, representing completion of a comprehensive program developed by the National Association of Corporate Directors, Ridge Global, and the Software Engineering Institute at Carnegie Mellon University.

Independent Director