Mr. Beebe has agreed to serve as a member of our board of directors. Since November 2007, Mr. Beebe has been President and Chief Executive Officer of 2BPartners, LLC, a partnership that provides strategic, financial and operational advice to private equity firms and companies in the technology and telecom industries. From 1998 to 2007, he was Group President of Operations at ALLTEL Corporation, a publicly traded telecommunications services company. From 1996 to 1998, Mr. Beebe served as Executive Vice President of Operations for 360° Communications Co., a publicly traded wireless communications company. From 1983 to 1995, Mr. Beebe served in various management roles at ATT, Southwestern Bell and United Telecom/Sprint.
Currently, Mr. Beebe serves on the board of directors of Skyworks Solutions, Inc. (currently as the Chair of the Nominating and Governance Committee), a publicly traded semiconductor company, SBA Communications (currently as a member of the Audit Committee and the Compensation Committee and previously as a member of the Nominating and Governance Committee), a publicly traded wireless tower and service company, Frontier Communications (currently as a member of the Finance Committee, the Audit Committee and the Compensation Committee), a publicly traded local, long distance and broadband service provider, Altimar I (currently as the Chair of the Audit Committee), a publicly traded blank check company sponsored by an affiliate of HPS (Altimar I entered into a definitive business combination agreement with Owl Rock Capital Group, LLC and Dyal Capital Partners to form Blue Owl Capital), Nextel Holdings, a private company holding remaining Nextel International assets, Syniverse Technologies (currently as the Chair of the Nominating and Governance Committee and a member of the Compensation Committee and the Audit Committee), a private equity-owned (Carlyle) provider of support systems and networking to wireless carriers and enterprise customers globally, Logix Communications, a private broadband service provider owned by Astra Capital and other investors, and DartPoints Holding Company LLC, an operator of edge colocation data centers owned by Astra Capital. Also, Mr. Beebe is a founding partner in Astra Capital, a private equity firm focused on mid-market tech/telecom investment opportunities.
Mr. Beebe’s philanthropic interests include serving on the Board of Trustees of Caron Treatment Centers and serving as the Chair of Caron’s Florida Advisory Board. Caron is one of the nation’s leading non-profit substance abuse treatment organizations. He is also on the Naples Community Healthcare System Board of Trustees, a 700-bed, 775-physician healthcare system serving Collier and Lee counties in Southwest Florida.
Mr. Beebe graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Kutztown University in Pennsylvania and received a Master of Arts in Economics from Bowling Green University in Ohio. He also completed the Executive Business Administration Program at Columbia University in New York.