Don Listwin, Chairman of the Board
Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee Chair

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Mr. Listwin has served as chairman of our Board since July 2007 and brings over 30 years of experience in the networking industry to our Board. Since January 2018, Mr. Listwin has served as chief executive officer of iSchemaView, a privately-held medical device company.

Mr. Listwin founded BelizeKIDS.org in 2016, a non-profit organization focused on helping children in Belize, and Canary Foundation in 2004, a non-profit organization devoted to the early detection of cancer and has served on the board of directors of both organizations since their inception. From January 2008 to January 2009, Mr. Listwin served as chief executive officer of Sana Security, Inc., a security software company, which was acquired by AVG Technologies. From September 2000 to October 2004, Mr. Listwin served as chief executive officer of Openwave Systems Inc., a leader in mobile internet infrastructure software.

Mr. Listwin holds an honorary Doctorate of Law from the University of Saskatchewan and a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Saskatchewan.

Christopher J. Bowick, Compensation Committee Chair

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Mr. Bowick brings to our Board extensive experience in advising and managing companies in the technology and telecommunications industries. Mr. Bowick is principal of The Bowick Group, LLC, where he provides technology, product, business and executive-development advice and counsel to clients in the cable television and telecommunications industries.

From 1998 until his retirement in 2009, Mr. Bowick held various positions at Cox Communications. Mr. Bowick joined Cox in 1998 as vice president, technology development, and was named senior vice president of engineering and chief technical officer in 2000. At Cox, Mr. Bowick was responsible for strategic technology planning, day-to-day technical operations and the development and deployment of technology solutions for the company’s video, voice, high speed data and wireless products, including the development and deployment of telecommunications services, such as circuit-switched telephone, voice over IP, high-speed data, digital video, HDTV, video-on-demand and interactive television.

Mr. Bowick holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of Colorado and a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology. Mr. Bowick is a National Association of Corporate Director (“NACD”) Governance Fellow under the NACD’s director credential program.

Kathy Crusco , Director

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Ms. Crusco brings to our Board a wealth of experience instilling operational rigor at leading technology companies.

From December 2017 until January 2020, Ms. Crusco served as executive vice president and chief financial officer at Kony, Inc., a privately-held mobile applications solutions provider, which was acquired by Temenos, a banking software company. From August 2016 until November 2017, Ms. Crusco served as executive vice president, chief operating officer and chief financial officer at Epicor Software Corporation, a privately-held software company.

Ms. Crusco holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with an emphasis in accounting from California State University, Chico.

Kevin DeNuccio, Director

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Mr. DeNuccio brings to our Board over 25 years of leadership, strategic and governance experience at communications technology companies and service providers worldwide. Mr. DeNuccio is presently general partner of Wild West Capital LLC, a private investment firm which he co-founded in July 2012.

From February 2014 until April 2017, Mr. DeNuccio served as president, chief executive officer and a member of the board of directors of Violin Memory, Inc., a publicly-held data storage company, which filed a voluntary petition for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in December 2016 and was subsequently acquired by a unit of Soros Fund Management LLC. Mr. DeNuccio served as chief executive officer of Metaswitch Networks, a telecommunications hardware and software company, from February 2010 until June 2012.

Mr. DeNuccio has a Master of Business Administration from Columbia University and a bachelor’s degree in Finance from Northeastern University.

Michael Everett, Audit Committee Chair

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Mr. Everett brings to our Board over 40 years of experience in senior management and financial operations at communications technology companies, as well as his background as a corporate attorney. Mr. Everett was named chief financial officer of the year by San Francisco Business Times in 2007 and is admitted to the State Bar of California and the New York Bar.

From May 2007 until his retirement in December 2008, Mr. Everett served as vice president of finance at Cisco Systems, Inc. From April 2003 to May 2007, Mr. Everett was chief financial officer of WebEx Communications, Inc., a web collaboration service provider that was acquired by Cisco. From 2001 to 2003, Mr. Everett served as chief financial officer of Bivio Networks, Inc., a network appliance company. He currently serves on the advisory boards of Moxtra, Inc. and Zuora, Inc. and as chair and trustee of the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival.

Mr. Everett holds a Juris Doctor from the University of Pennsylvania Law School and a Bachelor of Arts in History from Dartmouth College.

Kira Makagon, Director

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Ms. Makagon brings to the Board extensive experience in global platform strategy, technology, cybersecurity, operations and high technology executive leadership. Since July 2019, Ms. Makagon has served as executive vice president and chief innovation officer at RingCentral, Inc., a publicly-held provider of cloud-based global collaborative communications solutions, and previously served as RingCentral’s executive vice president of innovation from August 2012 to July 2019.

From January 2012 to July 2012, Ms. Makagon served as the senior vice president of products of iCrossing, a global digital marketing agency owned by Hearst Corporation. From June 2009 to December 2011, she held various executive leadership roles at Red Aril, Inc., an online media technology company, serving as founder, chief executive officer and member of the board of directors from June 2009 to April 2010, and president from April 2010 to December 2011. Prior to joining Red Aril, Ms. Makagon held various executive leadership roles at NebuAd, Inc., an online data and media company, serving as co-founder and president from September 2006 to July 2008, chief executive officer from August 2008 to December 2008, and consultant and board member from January 2009 to May 2009.

Ms. Makagon holds a Bachelor of Science in computer science and a Master of Business Administration from the University of California, Berkeley.

Michael Matthews , Director

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Mr. Matthews is a marketing and business strategy executive with significant exposure to the telecommunications industry and to global markets. Mr. Matthews brings to our Board over 30 years of experience in the technology industry, and a strong background in telecommunications, software, technology and innovation.

Mr. Matthews currently serves as an advisor to the TMForum, a global trade association with over 850 member companies including communication service providers, digital service providers and enterprises. Since January 2016, Mr. Matthews has served as chief executive officer and chairman of AwareX, Inc., a privately-held software technology company. From January 2012 through September 2013, Mr. Matthews served as chief corporate development officer for the information technology company AGT International GMBH, where he was responsible for AGT’s research and development, new business ventures and marketing. From September 2008 to December 2011, Mr. Matthews served as head of strategy and business development at Nokia Siemens Networks, a telecommunications company, where he directed the company’s strategic planning and investments, mergers and acquisitions program and strategic alliances and partnerships.

Mr. Matthews has a degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Queensland, Australia.

Kevin Peters, Cybersecurity Committee Chair

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Mr. Peters brings to our Board a wealth of leadership experience gained over the course of a 28-year career with AT&T, one of world’s largest communications companies. Since February 2018, Mr. Peters has served as president and chief executive officer of NetNumber Inc., a privately-held technology company.

Mr. Peters formerly served as executive vice president, global customer service for AT&T, Inc., from 2012 until his retirement in 2014. Mr. Peters joined AT&T in 1986, and held various functional roles, including in information technology, sales, engineering and finance. Since retiring, Mr. Peters has provided advisory services to a number of companies, including Accenture, J&L Group, the Howe School of Business, and Stevens Institute of Technology. In addition to the other current directorships described, Mr. Peters also currently volunteers and serves on the board of directors of the Crandon Lakes Country Club and the Yogi Berra Museum and Learning Center.

Mr. Peters holds a Master of Business Administration with honors (Beta Gamma Sigma) from Columbia University, a Master of Science in Telecommunications Engineering from Stevens Institute of Technology and a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Fairfield University, and attended the Harvard University Advanced Management Program.

J. Daniel Plants, Strategic Committee Chair

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Mr. Plants brings to our Board extensive experience as a successful investor, director and advisor to public companies. Currently, Mr. Plants serves as chief investment officer of Voce Capital Management LLC, an investment advisor that he founded in 2011.

From July 2007 until May 2009, Mr. Plants served as managing director and head of communications technology and media for Needham & Company LLC, an investment banking and asset management firm. Prior to joining Needham & Company, Mr. Plants held a number of executive leadership roles at investment banking firms Goldman Sachs and JPMorgan Chase. Mr. Plants also served on the board of directors of Destination Maternity Corporation, a maternity apparel retailer, from November 2014 until December 2016.

Mr. Plants holds a Juris Doctor from the University of Michigan Law School and a Bachelor of Arts in economics from Baylor University. Mr. Plants is also admitted to the New York Bar.

Carl Russo, President and Chief Executive Officer

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Mr. Russo has served as Calix’s president and chief executive officer since December 2002. As Calix’s president and chief executive officer, Mr. Russo brings substantial expertise and knowledge regarding our business strategy, markets and operations to Calix’s board of directors. He also brings to the Board an extensive background in the telecommunications and networking technology industries.

From November 1999 to May 2002, Mr. Russo served as vice president of optical strategy and group vice president of optical networking of Cisco Systems, Inc. From April 1998 to October 1999, Mr. Russo served as president and chief executive officer of Cerent Corporation, which was acquired by Cisco. From April 1995 to April 1998, Mr. Russo served in various capacities, including as chief operating officer, at Xircom, Inc., which was acquired by Intel Corporation. Previously, Mr. Russo served as senior vice president and general manager for the hyperchannel networking group of Network Systems Corporation and as vice president and general manager of the data networking products division of AT&T Paradyne Corporation. Mr. Russo served on the board of directors of Vital Network Services, Inc., a privately-held company delivering network lifecycle services, and Xirrus, Inc., a privately-held company providing products that enable high-performance wireless networks.

Mr. Russo attended Swarthmore College and previously served on its board of managers.