Leaders Taking the bull by the horns
David Morken is the CEO of Bandwidth, one of the nation's largest and fastest-growing communication technology companies. Founded in 1999, and a certified CLEC in 49 states, Bandwidth is headquartered in Cary, NC. The company operates four divisions – inetwork, Phonebooth, Broadband and republic wireless. David has led each division through tremendous growth since their inception including, most recently, the launch of republic wireless. As the nation's first Wi-Fi centric mobile operator, republic wireless leverages the disruptive power of the WiFi to provide members with unlimited voice, text and data service for only $19 per month with no contracts — giving control, freedom and choice back to wireless customers across the country.
Henry Kaestner, Co-founder, Executive Chairman
Kaestner joined 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 Kaestner works with partner David Morken on the firm's strategy, financing and marketing functions. Kaestner also oversees the partnership's not-for-profit activities.
John Murdock, President
Serving as President of Bandwidth.com, John supports the CEO by achieving the company's highest strategic objectives, driving tactical execution, and coordinating with our most valued customers and partners. John previously served as the company's General Counsel, and while in private practice John was designated a super lawyer and achieved the highest professional peer ratings. John specialized in complex civil litigation, served as special counsel on behalf of state and governmental entities, and practiced in all levels of state and federal courts. John earned his B.S. in Finance in 1987 from Miami University of Ohio. Upon graduating John served on active duty achieving the rank of captain in the United States Marine Corps, and was a tank officer with combat service in Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm. John was a distinguished graduate in his formal training, ranking first in his class. In 1994 John earned his Juris Doctor in 1994 from the University of Notre Dame College of Law.
Chris Chuang, Chief Operating Officer
In his role as Chief Operating Officer, Chris Chuang is responsible for the P&L and operations of Bandwidth's four business units (Wholesale, Phonebooth, Internet Services, and Mobile). Chuang's broad experience in the telecommunications industry, ranging from serving as a management consultant to Fortune 100 companies, to investing in the sector as a venture capitalist, to driving strategy for a leading private wireless data company, provides him a strong foundation for his broad leadership responsibilities at Bandwidth.com.
Jeff Hoffman, Chief Financial Officer
As CFO, Jeff Hoffman oversees all financial operations for Bandwidth.com 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.
Chris Matton, General Counsel
As a partner at Kilpatrick Stockton LLP, Chris worked with Bandwidth.com for more than six years as an integral contributor during the company's rapid growth. He has a deep understanding of our business and already has well established relationships with our senior leadership, as well as the legal team and others throughout the company.
Noreen Allen, Chief Marketing Officer
As Chief Marketing Officer, Allen is responsible for building the Bandwidth brand and driving revenue across all lines of business.
For the past 15 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.
Rebecca Bottorff, Chief People Officer
As Chief People Officer, Rebecca is responsible for developing and directing the overall human resources strategy for Bandwidth.com. In addition to leading human resources, she oversees internal communication and the company's corporate giving and community involvement program, Bandwidth Cares. It is Bottorff's philosophy that companies build their business capacity by building people capabilities. People, and their personal and professional success, are core to Bottorff's mission at Bandwidth.com where the company focuses on programs that unleash talent in a supportive, innovative and entrepreneurial work environment.
Steve Leonard, Executive Vice President and General Manager
In his role as EVP and General Manager, Steve is responsible for the strategy, operations, and ultimate P&L for this business unit.
Jim Mulcahy, Executive Vice President and General Manager, republic wireless
Jim Mulcahy is the EVP and General Manager of two Bandwidth divisions—republic wireless and Phonebooth OnDemand. Jim sets the strategy and owns P&L for both business units, which respectively serve the consumer and SMB markets with innovative voice communication solutions. Phonebooth is a cloud based small business VoIP phone system that’s cost effective, easy to use and backed by Bandwidth’s 100% IP voice network. Jim draws on more than 10 years of experience as both a management consultant and software engineer.
3P's People, Purpose & Principal
At Bandwidth, being who we are is just as important as doing what we do. We believe in the unbridled potential of our people. If you come for a visit, you’ll see lots of folks working out together over a 90-minute lunch, but you won’t see them sitting at their desks past 6pm. We think that’s just the way it should be.
We dream, we innovate, we conquer—and then we all go home. We invite you to get to know us and check out our careers. Life is pretty awesome around here.
Check out more stories from happy employees at http://www.bandwidth.com/people
Life is Good at Bandwidth.com
Welfare Benefits, Retirement, College Savings
Work, Life, Support
Work that Matters
At Bandwidth, there’s nothing more important than accomplishing our mission. And there’s nobody who believes in it more than the people who come to work here each day. We believe in doing things the other way, charting a different path and never settling for the status quo. We know that nobody ever changed the world by tracing the lines that someone else drew. Transforming an industry takes a lot more effort than showing up to work on time.
Our folks have diverse backgrounds from all over the world, but they’ve all got that fire in their bellies for trying new things. Crave innovation? We live for it. No one here is getting a blue ribbon for shaking their head and agreeing with the higher ups. At Bandwidth, we don’t hold back. We speak our minds, share our ideas—and let them soar. We think, we dream, we reimagine what’s possible…because we know that’s the only way we can unlock remarkable value. And that’s what really gets us fired up.
Want to learn more? Here are some of the other ways we keep our pencils sharp.
During these events, Bandwidth engineers have an open canvas to come up with exciting new product development ideas, create the code, and then present it all to their peers and management. Some of Bandwidth’s best product ideas and upgrades were born out of events like this where every individual has the chance to make a big impact and be heard.
Big Idea Weeks
Several times a year, Bandwidth hosts its Big Idea Weeks, during which anyone from across the company gets the floor to present an idea for a new product, service, or improvement. Often, Big Idea Weeks are focused around a particular theme or challenge and team members get to pitch their ideas to the senior leadership team. If an idea gets the green light, we include it in the business plan it gets funded—then it becomes a focus during the months ahead. Pretty cool, right?
Bandwidth Labs is a place where employees go to reimagine Bandwidth’s future. Here, folks who’ve brought forth big ideas get to work on projects apart from their usual jobs—for both short-term and longer term periods. Think of it as Bandwidth’s entrepreneurial hub, and we need one with the kind of folks we’ve got on board. Bandwidth Labs is where big ideas come to life.
- Comp & Benefits
- Work/Life Balance
- Senior Management
- Culture & Values
- Career Opportunities
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Willing to give brilliant, eccentric coders everything they need to thrive, even those that might not fit in with more traditionally structured businesses.
Running out of ways to make the telephony industry feel fresh. Beginning to see feature delivery paralysis due to internal system complexity.
Advice to Management
Keep doing what you are doing. Work hard, strive to be the best, care about your people. Continue to be honest and transparent.
Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
I applied online – interviewed at Bandwidth.
I first had a phone interview where I had to brief them about my past experience, my course projects (I am graduate masters student) after which I was asked a couple of HR questions. They confirmed my onsite interview the same day.
- Mostly all questions were straight forward where they covered mostly all the basics of programming language (Java in my case), algorithms, Networking concepts, talked about my prior telecommunication industry experience, asked questions on telecommunication domain. Answer Question
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Check out Bandwidth's Blog, Dialed In, to see all the cool things we're up to.
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Check out our Republic Wireless Division's blog PWK (Phone/Wallet/Keys) to learn a little more about the smartphone world! http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vIftz
Bandwidth is a communications technology company that’s transforming the way people communicate and challenging the standards of old telecom. Together with our customers, we’re unlocking remarkable value from IP networks, questioning the status quo, and helping people interact with technology and one another, oftentimes in ways they never dreamed possible.