David Morken Co-Founder, Chairman, and CEO
David Morken is the Co-Founder, Chairman, and CEO of Bandwidth, one of the nation’s largest and fastest-growing communications technology companies. He is also the Co-Founder, Chairman and former CEO of Republic Wireless.
Prior to founding Bandwidth in 1999, David served in the Marine Corps as a Judge Advocate, Headquarters Company Commander and was the slowest member of the USMC Triathlon Team. David graduated from the University of Notre Dame Law School and is a member of the Virginia Bar Association. He received his undergraduate degree and served as student body president at Oral Roberts University.
Fun Fact: He utterly failed to swim the English Channel.
John Murdock President
John serves as President and board member of Bandwidth. He was previously Bandwidth's General Counsel and also serves as a Republic Wireless board member. Prior to joining Bandwidth, John founded a specialized law firm with a national level complex civil litigation practice, achieving the highest professional ratings. John obtained his B.S. in Finance from Miami University of Ohio, with an NROTC scholarship. As a Marine officer, John served on active duty, including combat service in Operation Desert Shield/Storm. He then attended the University of Notre Dame College of Law, earning his JD in 1994. Married with four children, John's a passionate outdoorsman and off-grid adventurer. He still competes as a licensed Cat 1 cyclist, and earned All-American honors as a competitive swimmer.
Fun Fact: He still thinks he'll win the Tour de France.
Henry Kaestner Co-Founder and Executive Chairman
Henry joined David Morken as Co-Founder in 2001 when he merged Bandwidth International into Bandwidth.com and served as CEO until early 2008. In his position as Executive Chairman, Henry works with David on the firm’s strategy, financing, and marketing functions. Kaestner also oversees the partnership’s not-for-profit activities.
Previously, Henry was the CEO of Bandwidth International, an international wholesale telecommunications broker based in London, England. He was also a founder of Chapel Hill Broadband, a US-based consultant and broker that specializes in dark fiber and large wholesale transactions that was sold to Cantor Fitzgerald. In addition, he was a Founder and former President and CEO of Chapel Hill Brokers, an energy broker which achieved more than $50 million in daily trade volume on more than 150 transactions, for clients including Morgan Stanley and Merrill Lynch. Chapel Hill Brokers was sold to APB Energy (now ICAP Energy) in 1999.
Henry is involved with a number of charities and ministries that focus on global generosity by helping people discover why they give, where to give, and how to give. He is an elder in the Presbyterian Church of America and lives in Durham with his wife Kimberley and their three sons.
Fun Fact: He has three boys, ages 7, 9 and 11—and they all weigh the same.
Steve Leonard Chief Operating Officer
Steve’s mission is to drive continual innovation around Bandwidth’s communications API platform.
For the past 20 years, he’s played a key role in the development of software platforms designed to modernize communications and media services. In 2004, he founded GoldPocket Wireless, one of the first companies to launch short codes. GoldPocket was later acquired by mobile software platform provider, Motricity. Steve served as General Manager of Messaging for Motricity, leading the development of a messaging platform used by many of the top media and entertainment brands in the world.
Steve’s prior experience developing software platforms for handling large-scale network and data system management has been a key factor in the success of Bandwidth's communications platform. He spent much of his early career as a software developer writing code for platforms ranging from financial reporting to interactive television.
He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science, cum laude, from Stonehill College in Massachusetts. He spends his free time with his wife and three children, cheering for various Boston sports teams.
Fun Fact: He watched Good Will Hunting the night before each of his three children were born.
Jeff Hoffman Chief Financial Officer
As CFO, Jeff oversees all financial operations for Bandwidth including accounting, treasury, tax, financial analysis, and reporting. He is responsible for developing and implementing financial systems and reporting structures to ensure the enterprise is an efficient provider of its services and a model of financial integrity.
Jeff brings more than 18 years of financial management experience and has held senior positions with public and leading private equity sponsored companies. Before joining Bandwidth, he served as Vice President of Financial Planning & Analysis for Hawaiian Telcom. In this position, he led the company’s budgeting, financial modeling, and management reporting functions. In addition, Jeff was a key contributor to the company’s capital restructuring and listing on NASDAQ in 2010.
Prior to Hawaiian Telcom, Jeff held several finance positions with roles of increasing responsibility, including the Director of Finance and Planning for Madison River Communications. Most notably, he was instrumental in many mergers and acquisitions throughout the company’s history including the eventual sale of the company to CenturyLink in 2007.
Jeff earned a BA in Economics and International Relations from the University of Wisconsin at Madison and an MBA from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University. He resides in Chapel Hill with his wife, Jeanhee, and their two sons.
Fun Fact: He’s hit a hole in one.
Noreen Allen Chief Marketing Officer
As Chief Marketing Officer, Noreen is responsible for building the Bandwidth brand and driving revenue across all lines of business.
For the past 16 years, she’s held leadership positions with both private and publicly traded companies. She excels at building powerful, category-leading brands that help to transform companies at various stages.
Most recently, Noreen served as Vice President, Global Marketing for e-commerce software provider, ChannelAdvisor. Prior to that, she served as Vice President, Marketing for Hosted Solutions, a leader in the cloud computing market that was acquired by Windstream Corp. in late 2010 for $310 million. From 2005 to 2008, Noreen served as Vice President of Marketing for Motricity (now Voltari), a provider of mobile data infrastructure solutions. There she was instrumental in building the brand and growing revenue from $10 million to over $100 million prior to the company’s IPO. Prior to that, she spent five years as Vice President, Marketing with SpectraSite Communications, a wireless infrastructure provider that was sold to American Tower in 2005 for $3.3 billion.
Fun Fact: She once saw two NFL games in one day!
Rebecca Bottorff Chief People Officer
As Chief People Officer, Rebecca is responsible for developing and directing the overall People Services (human resources) strategy for Bandwidth. In addition to leading People Services, she oversees internal communication and the company’s corporate giving and community involvement program, Bandwidth Cares.
Rebecca is a seasoned executive, management consultant, and business coach with deep expertise in human resources management and leadership development. She has worked in a variety of high growth sectors for scaling organizations in international and multiple state work environments.
Prior to joining Bandwidth, Rebecca was founder and President of Venture Savvy Consulting Group providing human resources and leadership expertise primarily for growing technology companies. Before that she was an early member of Motricity Inc.’s (now Voltari) founding executive team starting in 2004. As VP of HR at Motricity, she architected the company’s human resources strategy and developed programs that enabled the business to scale from 75 employees and $10m in revenue to more than 500 employees and $100m revenue in just three years.
Rebecca is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati and the Business Coach Institute at NC.
Fun Fact: She loves the mixology of bartending and can mix up a cocktail out of just about any ingredients you have on hand.
Chris Matton General Counsel
As General Counsel, Chris provides support and counsel for corporate, human resources, intellectual property, legal, and regulatory matters.
Prior to joining the Bandwidth team in July 2010, Chris was a partner at Kilpatrick Stockton LLP. Chris has worked with companies ranging from early stage to publicly traded companies. He has represented clients in connection with venture capital financings, private equity financings, mergers and acquisitions, public and private offerings of securities, and other corporate matters.
Chris earned his undergraduate degree from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in 1991. He graduated from Wake Forest University with a Juris Doctorate degree in 1994. Chris served as the Executive Editor of the Wake Forest Law Review.
Fun Fact: Chris needs to cut back on caffeine. (It's hard to get a fun fact from an attorney.)