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Leadership

Read about executive team leaders who guide Cincinnati Bell's vision for the future.

  
 
Leigh R. Fox

President & Chief Executive Officer
Cincinnati Bell Inc.

Leigh Fox is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Cincinnati Bell Inc. Mr. Fox joined Cincinnati Bell in July of 2001, and has served in several executive positions during his tenure, including as Chief Operating Officer from 2016-2017, and Chief Financial Officer from 2013-2016. Mr. Fox assumed his current responsibilities in June 2017.
 
During his time as CEO, Mr. Fox has transformed Cincinnati Bell into a national and international technology company through the acquisitions of OnX Enterprise Solutions and Hawaiian Telcom. Today, the company operates through two distinct business units – Entertainment & Communications and IT Solutions – to reflect its core competencies of building fiber-based networks that support giga-bit Internet speeds, and delivering cloud-based IT solutions to large business customers. These business units operate through several local and international brands, including Cincinnati Bell, Hawaiian Telcom, CBTS, and ONX Canada.
 
Cincinnati Bell Inc. reports approximately $1.5B in Revenue and $420M in EBITDA and has significant operations throughout the United States, as well as Canada and India, and it supports customers across the world. In 2020, the company announced it would be acquired by Macquarie Infrastructure Partners, a transaction that will drive accelerated investment and growth for the company.
 
A native of Cincinnati, Mr. Fox holds a bachelor's degree from Miami University and an MBA from the University of Cincinnati. He is the Chair of the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber, and is on the boards of American Red Cross, UC Foundation, Anthony Munoz Foundation, ArtsWave and REDI Cincinnati.  He is also a member of the Cincinnati Business Committee.

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Andrew R. Kaiser

Chief Financial Officer
Cincinnati Bell Inc.

Andrew Kaiser is Chief Financial Officer of Cincinnati Bell Inc. He reports directly to Leigh Fox, President and Chief Executive Officer of Cincinnati Bell. As CFO, Mr. Kaiser is responsible for Cincinnati Bell's corporate accounting, finance, treasury and tax functions, as well as investor relations, supply chain management and sourcing functions.

Mr. Kaiser’s career with Cincinnati Bell began in July of 2000. He held a variety of finance and accounting positions during his initial five-year tenure, including Director of FP&A. In July of 2005, Mr. Kaiser left Cincinnati Bell to co-found Howard Roark Consulting, LLC, a Cincinnati, Ohio-based management consulting firm with a focus on launching new technology-based ventures. Mr. Kaiser rejoined Cincinnati Bell in January of 2014, and served as Vice President – Corporate Finance, leading its data analytics and corporate development functions, and most recently as Vice President – Consumer Marketing and Data Analytics.

Mr. Kaiser holds a bachelor's degree from Wright State University and an MBA from the University of Cincinnati. He serves on the Board of Directors of CancerFree KIDS and is a member of the Cincinnati Regional Business Committee. 

Andrew R. Kaiser
 
  
 
Christi H. Cornette

Chief Culture Officer
Cincinnati Bell Inc.

Christi Cornette is Chief Culture Officer of Cincinnati Bell Inc., and reports directly to Leigh Fox, President and Chief Executive Officer of Cincinnati Bell.

As Chief Culture Officer, Ms. Cornette is responsible for Cincinnati Bell’s corporate marketing, brand strategy, employee development, human resources, internal and external communication, community involvement, and events and sponsorships.

Ms. Cornette brings more than 30 years of Marketing, Sales and Technology experience to Cincinnati Bell. She joined CBTS in 2001 and served for five years as Vice President of Marketing. In her most recent role as Senior Vice President of Marketing for Cincinnati Bell, which started in 2013, Ms. Cornette was responsible for product marketing, partner management, branding, sponsorships and communications.

Ms. Cornette is an active mentor for females in the workplace; she leads the company’s culture and diversity initiative; and she serves on the Board of Directors for CancerFree KIDS. Ms. Cornette has a bachelor’s degree from The Ohio State University.

Christi Cornette
 
  
 
Thomas E. Simpson

Chief Operating Officer
Cincinnati Bell Inc.

Tom Simpson is Chief Operating Officer of Cincinnati Bell Inc., and reports directly to Leigh Fox, President and Chief Executive Officer of Cincinnati Bell.

As COO, Mr. Simpson is responsible for overseeing all aspects of Corporate operations as well as sales and customer care for the Entertainment & Communications Segment.

Mr. Simpson joined Cincinnati Bell in February of 2001. He most recently served as Chief Technology Officer of Cincinnati Bell, and was responsible for technology development, strategy, and operations across all branches of the business.

Mr. Simpson previously served as Chief Technology Officer for CBTS, Cincinnati Bell’s IT Services & Hardware Segment, and was responsible for new product development and engineering. Before joining CBTS, Mr. Simpson held roles at IBM, RAND Corporation and CNS.

Mr. Simpson holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Santa Cruz, and a master’s degree in engineering from Stanford University.

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Kevin J. Murray

Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer
Cincinnati Bell Inc.

Kevin Murray is Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer of Cincinnati Bell Inc., and reports directly to Leigh Fox, President and Chief Executive Officer of Cincinnati Bell. Mr. Murray is responsible for Information Technology strategy planning, development, and operations for the company. He is also responsible for the company’s Enterprise Program Management office and Process Improvement group.  
 
Mr. Murray joined Cincinnati Bell in 2001. Prior to his current position, Mr. Murray served as SVP Network Operations and CIO. He has also served in technology leadership roles over teams that supported the organization’s network operations, financial systems, and wireless subsidiary. Before joining Cincinnati Bell, Mr. Murray was a Manager with Accenture.
 
Mr. Murray holds a bachelor’s degree from Miami University. He is a member of the Greater Cincinnati CIO Roundtable, serves on the Advisory Board of the Hearing, Speech & Deaf Center of Greater Cincinnati, and serves on the Corporate Advisory Committee of the Cincinnati Chapter of the BDPA.
 

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Christopher J. Wilson

Vice President & General Counsel
Cincinnati Bell Inc.

Chris Wilson is Vice President and General Counsel of Cincinnati Bell Inc., and is responsible for all legal matters pertaining to the company. Mr. Wilson reports directly to Leigh Fox, President and Chief Executive Officer of Cincinnati Bell.

Prior to his current position, Mr. Wilson served as Associate General Counsel and Assistant Corporate Secretary for the company's Cincinnati-based operating subsidiaries. Before joining the in-house legal team at Cincinnati Bell, Mr. Wilson was a partner at Frost Brown Todd LLP.

Mr. Wilson is a member of the Ohio State Bar Association and Cincinnati Bar Association. He holds a bachelor's degree from Thomas More College and a law degree from the University of Notre Dame.

Christopher J. Wilson
 
  
 
Joshua T. Duckworth

Vice President of Treasury, Corporate Finance and Investor Relations
Cincinnati Bell Inc.

Joshua Duckworth is Vice President of Treasury, Corporate Finance and Investor Relations for Cincinnati Bell Inc. and reports directly to Chief Financial Officer Andrew Kaiser. Mr. Duckworth’s responsibilities include investor relations, accounting, internal controls and financial reporting.

Mr. Duckworth joined Cincinnati Bell in August of 2010 as the Assistant Corporate Controller, and he has also served as the Assistant Treasurer. Prior to joining Cincinnati Bell, Mr. Duckworth was a Senior Manager at Deloitte & Touche LLP. Mr. Duckworth earned his bachelor’s degree from Eastern Kentucky University and is a certified public accountant.

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Suzi Maratta

Vice President & Corporate Controller
Cincinnati Bell Inc.

Suzanne E. Maratta is the Vice President & Corporate Controller for Cincinnati Bell, Inc. and reports directly to Chief Financial Officer Andrew Kaiser.  Ms. Maratta will serve as the Chief Accounting Officer responsible for the financial statements, general ledger, cost accounting, accounting research and management of the corporate accounting department.  She most recently served as Assistant Corporate Controller. 

Ms. Maratta joined Cincinnati Bell in May of 2014 as the Financial Reporting Senior Manager. Prior to joining Cincinnati Bell, Ms. Maratta was a Manager at PricewaterhouseCoopers. Ms. Maratta holds a bachelor’s degree from Ohio University, a master’s degree in accountancy from Wright State University and is a certified public accountant.  Ms. Maratta is an active member of the Finance Committee for Women Helping Women.

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Jeff Lackey

President
CBTS

Jeff Lackey is President of CBTS, and reports directly to Leigh Fox, President and CEO of Cincinnati Bell Inc. Jeff joined CBTS in March of 2016 and has held a number of executive roles, including serving as Senior Vice President of U.S. Sales, and most recently as Chief Operating Officer. As President of CBTS, Jeff is leading the organization’s growth strategy and overseeing its evolution from a traditional infrastructure and managed services company, to one of the industry’s leading cloud, communications, and consulting providers.

Jeff held a variety of senior roles in the information technology industry before joining CBTS. He was the founder of KSM Consulting, which focused on expanding the commercial market’s adoption of personal computing and network-based technology; was President of Broadwing Technology Solutions; and was President and CEO of Core Business Technology Solutions, the privatized regional information technology services division of Broadwing. Jeff holds a bachelor’s degree from Indiana University.

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Jason E. Praeter

President and General Manager
Cincinnati Bell

Jason Praeter is President and General Manager of Cincinnati Bell, and reports directly to Tom Simpson, Chief Operating Officer of Cincinnati Bell. Mr. Praeter’s responsibilities include expanding the fiber network across Greater Cincinnati and driving subscriber growth in the consumer, business and carrier markets.

Mr. Praeter joined Cincinnati Bell in 2007 and focused primarily on selling fiber-to-the-home. In his most recent role as Vice President of Consumer Sales, which started in 2013, Mr. Praeter was responsible for leading the company’s market share and revenue growth for Consumer Markets.

Mr. Praeter is active in his community, holds various coaching positions, and donates time with the local Food to Go charity.

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Su Shin

President and General Manager
Hawaiian Telcom

Su Shin is President and General Manager of Hawaiian Telcom and is responsible for the overall leadership and management of Hawaiian Telcom’s operations and corporate staff.
 
Ms. Shin previously served as Chief of Staff, providing strategic counsel to Hawaiian Telcom’s president and senior leadership team, and managing and directing key projects and initiatives.  Prior to that, Ms. Shin served as Executive Director of Marketing and Communications, responsible for all marketing execution and communications functions, including traditional/offline and online advertising, direct marketing, website management and development, social media, as well as strategic internal and external communications. 
 
Ms. Shin graduated from McKinley High School before receiving her bachelor’s degree from the University of La Verne in California. Committed to giving back to the community, Ms. Shin currently serves on Aloha United Way’s Board of Directors, the McKinley High School Foundation, and the advisory council for the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa Outreach College. She also serves as a member of the Chamber of Commerce Hawai‘i’s Military Affairs Council, the Hawai‘i Business Roundtable, and Hawai‘i Green Growth’s Sustainability Business Forum.

John Kumeiji
 
 

 
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