Read about executive team leaders who guide Cincinnati Bell's vision for the future.
Ted Torbeck is President and CEO of Cincinnati Bell Inc. He joined Cincinnati Bell in 2010 as President and General Manager of Cincinnati Bell Communications. In that role, he was responsible for all Cincinnati-based communications businesses, which include Cincinnati Bell Telephone and other wireline companies, Cincinnati Bell Wireless and CBTS.
Prior to joining Cincinnati Bell, Mr. Torbeck was Chief Executive Officer of the Freedom Group, a subsidiary of Cerberus Capital Management, a private equity firm. In this role, Mr. Torbeck acquired nine companies and integrated them into one entity. Mr. Torbeck worked more than 25 years for the General Electric Co. He served as the Vice President of Operations for GE Industrial Business, President and CEO of GE's Rail Services business as well as Vice President of Global Supply Chain for GE Aviation.
A native of Cincinnati, Mr. Torbeck earned his B.S. in Marketing from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, and his MBA at Xavier University. He is on the Board of Directors for United Way of Greater Cincinnati and the USA Regional Chamber Board. In addition, he serves on the Minority Business Accelerator Leadership Council for the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber and is a member of the Cincinnati Regional Business Committee with a focus on education. He is also the capital campaign co-chair for St. Aloysius.
Leigh Fox is Chief Financial Officer (CFO) for Cincinnati Bell Inc. He reports directly to Ted Torbeck, President and Chief Executive Officer of Cincinnati Bell. As CFO, Mr. Fox is responsible for Cincinnati Bell's corporate accounting, finance, treasury, and tax functions, as well as investor relations, human resources, real estate, supply chain management and sourcing functions.
Mr. Fox has been with Cincinnati Bell since July of 2001, and has held a variety of finance and accounting positions during his tenure. Prior to his current position, Mr. Fox was Chief Administrative Officer with responsibility for the wireline, wireless and technology services financial operations as well as human resources, real estate, supply chain management and sourcing. As Senior Vice President of Finance and Operations during 2012 and 2013, he was responsible for long-term strategic planning, budgeting and strategic board planning.
From 2003 through 2012, Mr. Fox was Vice President of Finance at Cincinnati Bell Technology Solutions (CBTS) responsible for finance, accounting, information technology, human resources, legal, and supply chain management. While in this role with our technology subsidiary, Mr. Fox was a key participant in all financial aspects of its managed services, professional services and reseller businesses, as well as the development of the Data Center business that was recently spun out of CBTS in an Initial Public Offering called CyrusOne.
Mr. Fox holds a bachelor's degree from Miami University and an MBA from the University of Cincinnati.
Chris Elma is Vice President, Treasury and Tax for Cincinnati Bell Inc. His responsibilities include all corporate treasury and tax functions as well as capital management, sourcing, supply chain and procurement. He manages cash, capital, financing strategy, investment banks, commercial banks and corporate tax strategy. In addition, Mr. Elma is responsible for pension administration and risk management. He reports directly to Leigh Fox, Cincinnati Bell's Chief Financial Officer.
Since joining Cincinnati Bell Inc. in 1999, Mr. Elma has held various corporate tax, finance and audit positions, most recently serving as Vice President, Tax and Internal Audit. His previous experience includes tax and accounting positions with Milacron Inc., and in public accounting. He is a certified public accountant in the state of Ohio.
Mr. Elma is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati, receiving his bachelor's degree in accounting.
Chris Wilson is Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of Cincinnati Bell Inc. Responsible for all legal matters pertaining to the company, he reports directly to President and Chief Executive Officer Ted Torbeck.
Prior to his current position, Mr. Wilson served as associate general counsel and assistant corporate secretary for the company's Cincinnati-based operating subsidiaries. Before joining the in-house legal team at Cincinnati Bell, he was a partner at Frost Brown Todd LLP.
Mr. Wilson is a member of the Ohio State Bar Association and Cincinnati Bar Association.
Mr. Wilson earned a bachelor's degree in economics from Thomas More College and a law degree from the University of Notre Dame.
Joshua Duckworth is Vice President, Investor Relations and Controller for Cincinnati Bell, Inc. His responsibilities include investor relations, accounting, internal controls and financial reporting. As the Chief Accounting Officer, he reports directly to Leigh Fox, Cincinnati Bell's Chief Financial Officer.
Mr. Duckworth joined Cincinnati Bell in 2010 as the assistant corporate controller and most recently served as the assistant treasurer. Prior to joining Cincinnati Bell, Mr. Duckworth was a Senior Manager at Deloitte & Touche LLP. Mr. Duckworth earned his bachelor's degree in accounting from Eastern Kentucky University and is a certified public accountant.