James Nugent Perry Jr.
James N. Perry, Jr., has been a director of our Company since November 2005 and is a member of the Audit Committee and Executive Committee of our Board of Directors.
Prior to the consummation of the Business Combination, he also served as a member of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee, the Audit Committee and the Finance & Planning Committee of the Board until it was dissolved following the consummation of the Business Combination.
Mr. Perry is a Managing Director of Madison Dearborn Partners, LLC, a Chicago-based private equity investing firm that he co-founded in 1992, where he specializes in investing in companies in the telecommunications, media and technology services industries.
A private equity fund managed by Madison Dearborn Partners, LLC
is an investor in our Company.
Mr. Perry also presently serves as a director of Univision Communications, Inc.
Mr. Perry previously served on the board of directors of Nextel Partners from July 2003 to June 2006 and the board of directors of Cbeyond, Inc. from March 2000 until July 2010.
Mr. Perry received a Bachelor's degree from the University of Pennsylvania and an MBA from the University of Chicago.
individual qualifications and skills that led to the conclusion that he
should serve as a director include his
extensive experience in private equity, and in particular his
experience investing in companies in the telecommunications industry.