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Management & Board

Management

Alphabetical Order
Robert A. Lento
Robert A. Lento
President, Chief Executive Officer and Director
Robert A. Lento Bob Lento was named as Limelight’s Chief Executive Officer in January 2013 and has served on the board of directors since that time. He focuses the company on driving innovation and product excellence, improving the customer experience to create customers for life, driving profitable revenue and being an employer of choice. Previously, Bob was a senior executive at Convergys Corporation, a provider of customer management services, most recently as President of the Information Management Division. His experience spans roles such as President of LAN Systems for Donnelly Enterprise Solutions, Inc., and leadership positions at ENTEX Information Services, Inc. Bob received a B.S. in Management from the State University of New York.
Sandra Brisentine
Sandra Brisentine
Vice President, Human Resource
Sandra Brisentine As Vice President, Human Resources, Sandy leads the human resources function with an emphasis on Limelight as an Employer of Choice. Sandy leverages her extensive background to drive strategic initiatives and ensure HR operates as a business partner in areas such as talent management and employee development. Prior to joining the company in 2014, she served as Senior Consultant at My Executive Solutions, a leadership consulting and development firm and Senior Vice President, Talent and Performance Management at Convergys Corp for ten years. Sandy is a certified Executive Coach and has held leadership roles at Staples, Inc. and TJX Corporation.
Nigel Burmeister
Nigel Burmeister
Vice President, Global Marketing
Nigel Burmeister Nigel leads global marketing for Limelight, responsible for all aspects of the company’s marketing strategy, messaging, branding, demand generation, solution marketing and public and analyst relations. Prior to joining Limelight in 2014, he held a variety of senior management roles in strategy and product marketing at F5 Networks. Nigel has held leadership roles in product management, marketing, sales and IT for public companies as well as venture-backed startups. He holds a B.S. and a M.S. in electrical engineering from the University of the Witwatersrand in South Africa, as well as an MBA from Babson’s Franklin W. Olin Graduate School of Business.
Dan Carney
Dan Carney
Senior Vice President, Operations
Dan Carney As Senior Vice President Operations, Dan is responsible for building customer satisfaction through technology deployed externally to customers and drives the internal technology needs of the company as well. Dan has deep architectural, implementation, and operations leadership experience in large enterprises, growing businesses, and startup environments. Prior to joining Limelight in December 2013, he was Chief Technology Officer at Xerox Services, responsible for operating IT infrastructure, applications, and processes. Previously Dan held executive IT management positions at Convergys, Azuki Systems, and Boston Communications Group. He was recently recognized as one of Computerworld's Premier 100 Technology Leaders. Dan holds a MBA from Suffolk University and a B.A. in Computer Science from St. Anselm College.
Michael D. DiSanto
Michael D. DiSanto
Chief Administrative and Legal Officer and Secretary
Michael D. DiSanto Mike DiSanto joined Limelight as Chief Administrative and Legal Officer and Secretary in April 2015. He has more than 17 years of experience representing publicly traded and venture backed technology companies, as well as the institutions and individuals that finance them. Prior to joining Limelight, Mike was the anchor partner for the Silicon Valley office of Bingham McCutchen LLP, a global law firm, where he led some of the firm's most significant west coast technology deals. Prior to Bingham, Mike was a partner at the law firm of Dinsmore & Shohl LLP, where he served as vice chair of the Corporate Department and chair of the M&A and Venture Capital practice groups. Mike also served as the Chief Legal Officer of Maker Studios, a leading digital media company acquired by The Walt Disney Company in 2014. He led the legal team advising Maker on that transaction. Mike received a B.A. from Vanderbilt University and his J.D. from Santa Clara University School of Law.
Sajid Malhotra
Sajid Malhotra
Chief Financial Officer
Sajid Malhotra Sajid Malhotra joined Limelight in March 2014, and in April 2016 was appointed Chief Financial Officer (CFO). In addition to being CFO, he also leads the corporate development and investor relations, facilities and procurement functions in the company. Prior to joining Limelight in 2013, Sajid was an independent consultant focused on strategic and financial consulting, communication and value creation. From 2006 to 2012, as the Senior Vice President of Strategy, Marketing and Mergers and Acquisitions for Convergys Corporation, he was responsible for shaping the company’s strategy, leading mergers, acquisitions, divestitures and equity investments as well as Investor Relations, Marketing, Employee and Corporate Communications. He has held several senior executive positions with NCR Corporation and AT&T. Sajid earned his bachelor’s degree in computer science and a master’s degree of business administration in finance from PACE University in New York.
Kurt Silverman
Kurt Silverman
Senior Vice President, Development and Delivery
Kurt Silverman Kurt Silverman joined Limelight in 2013 as the SVP of Delivery and Development. He is responsible for product management, architecture, R&D and network architecture. He has more than 30 years of experience in designing, developing and implementing large scale critical software having prior executive positions with: Convergys, Comverse, CSG International, Lucent/Bell Labs, and Kenan Systems. Kurt received both a B.S. and M.S. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
George E. Vonderhaar
George E. Vonderhaar
Chief Sales Officer
George E. Vonderhaar George Vonderhaar joined Limelight in 2013 and leads sales strategy and execution, focusing on building customers for life. He has more than 20 years of executive leadership including his roles at Convergys Corporation where he served in various capacities including President of the company’s Cable and Satellite business, Vice President, General Manager of the North America Cable business and Senior Vice President of its HR outsourcing subsidiary. George received a B.S. in Business Administration from Marquette University.

Board of Directors

Alphabetical Order
Walter D. Amaral
Non-Executive Chairman
Walter D. Amaral has served as a director since May 2007 and was appointed Non-Executive Chairman of our Board in February 2013. Mr. Amaral served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of SiRF Technology Holdings, Inc., a provider of GPS enabled technology, from August 2000 to March 2006. Prior to that, from August 1997 to August 2000, Mr. Amaral served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of S3 Incorporated. From April 1995 to August 1997, Mr. Amaral served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of NetManage, Inc., a software company. From May 1992 to May 1995, Mr. Amaral served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Maxtor Corporation, a computer storage device company. From May 1977 to May 1992, Mr. Amaral worked in several finance and marketing positions, the most recent of which was Corporate Controller, at Intel Corporation. Mr. Amaral holds a B.S. in Accounting from California State University, San Jose.
Doug Bewsher
CEO, Leadspace
Mr. Bewsher was appointed to our Board in February 2017. Since April 2014, he has been the Chief Executive Officer of Leadspace, an end-to-end predictive analytics platform focused on business-to-business demand generation. Prior to Leadspace, from March 2012 through November 2013, Mr. Bewsher was the Chief Marketing Officer at Salesforce, the world's leading enterprise cloud software company. Prior to Salesforce, Mr. Bewsher was the Chief Marketing Officer for Skype from June 2010 through December 2011. Mr. Bewsher has also held senior leadership positions on both the advisory and client side of marketing, including co-leading McKinsey's North American CRM Practice, running the San Francisco office for Digitas, and serving as Global Customer Marketing Director for Vodafone PLC. Mr. Bewsher received his MBA from INSEAD Paris and his MA in Physics from Oxford University.
Jeffrey T. Fisher
CEO and co-founder Peloton Technologies, LLC
Jeffrey T. Fisher has served as a director since November 2008. Mr. Fisher has been the CEO and co-founder of Peloton Technologies, LLC, parent company of Athletohub - the social network to connect people to their recreational passions - since February 2017. Prior to that, Mr. Fisher served as Chief Financial Officer and Director of Austin Industries, Inc., a private, employee owned, subchapter-S ESOP organization from 2009 to 2017. Prior to that, Mr. Fisher served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Charter Communications from 2006 to 2008. Prior to joining Charter, Mr. Fisher held a variety of senior management positions for Delta Air Lines, Inc. from 1997 to 2006. He served as head of Delta’s Corporate Restructuring Group, and previously held the positions of President and General Manager, and separately, Chief Financial Officer, for Delta Connection, Inc. Mr. Fisher received a B.B.M. degree from Embry Riddle University, and an M.B.A. from the University of Texas in Arlington.
Scott Genereux
Executive Vice President of Worldwide Field Operations, Veritas
Mr. Genereux was appointed to our Board in February 2017. Since January 2017, he has been the Executive Vice President of Worldwide Field Operations at Veritas, a provider of information management services that enable organizations to harness the power of information. Prior to Veritas, from December 2012 through January 2017, Mr. Genereux was at Oracle, a provider of comprehensive and fully integrated stack of cloud applications and platform services. At Oracle, he served as the SVP of Cloud Converged Infrastructure from May 2014 through January 2017, and the SVP of Global Cloud Infrastructure from December 2012 through May 2014. Prior to Oracle, from October 2010 through December 2012, Mr. Genereux was the President and CEO of Nirvanix, a provider of enterprise-class cloud storage services designed specifically for customers with expectations of extreme security, reliability and redundancy. Prior to Nirvanix, Mr. Genereux held senior executive positions with QLogic, DataDirect Networks, and Hitachi, Ltd. Mr. Genereux received his BS in Management Information Systems from California State University at Northridge in 1988. He is also an alumnus of Harvard Business School’s Advanced Management Program in 2004.
Robert A. Lento
President, Chief Executive Officer and Director
Bob Lento was named as Limelight’s Chief Executive Officer in January 2013 and has served on the board of directors since that time. He focuses the company on driving innovation and product excellence, improving the customer experience to create customers for life, driving profitable revenue and being an employer of choice. Previously, Bob was a senior executive at Convergys Corporation, a provider of customer management services, most recently as President of the Information Management Division. His experience spans roles such as President of LAN Systems for Donnelly Enterprise Solutions, Inc., and leadership positions at ENTEX Information Services, Inc. Bob received a B.S. in Management from the State University of New York.
Mark Midle
Vice President, Goldman Sachs
Mark Midle joined Limelight’s Board of Directors in June 2015. Mr. Midle is a Vice President in Goldman, Sachs & Co.'s Merchant Banking Division, where he oversees investments in growth stage, technology-driven companies. Before joining Goldman Sachs, Mr. Midle spent over a decade investing in technology and technology-enabled services companies while at firms including Bain Capital and The Blackstone Group. Previously, Mr. Midle was a consultant at McKinsey & Co., and he began his career in Morgan Stanley & Co.'s Investment Banking Division. Mr. Midle has a B.A. from the University of North Carolina and an M.B.A. from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
David C. Peterschmidt
Experienced Technology Executive
David C. Peterschmidt has served as a director since February 2007. Mr. Peterschmidt was the Chief Executive Officer and member of the board of directors of CIBER, Inc., a global information technology consulting services and outsourcing company from July 2010 to June 2014. Prior to joining CIBER, Inc., Mr. Peterschmidt served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Openwave Systems, Inc. from November 2004 to March 2007. Prior to that, Mr. Peterschmidt served as Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of Securify, Inc., from September 2003 to November 2004 and also as Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of Inktomi, Inc. from July 1996 to March 2003. Mr. Peterschmidt received a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Missouri and an M.A. from Chapman College.

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