Leadership

Read about executive team leaders who guide Cincinnati Bell's vision for the future.

  
 
Leigh R. Fox

President & Chief Executive Officer
Cincinnati Bell Inc.

Leigh Fox is President and Chief Executive Officer of Cincinnati Bell Inc. Mr. Fox has been with Cincinnati Bell since July of 2001, most recently as President and Chief Operating Officer. In that role, he was responsible for overseeing all aspects of operations, sales and customer care for both the Entertainment & Communications Segment and the IT Services & Hardware Segment. Mr. Fox also served as the company’s Chief Financial Officer from 2013 until September 2016, responsible for all aspects of finance, accounting, and treasury.

Prior to 2013, Mr. Fox had increasingly larger corporate responsibilities as Chief Administrative Officer, and Senior Vice President of Finance and spent eight years in senior roles within the company’s technology services business.

A native of Cincinnati, Mr. Fox holds a bachelor's degree from Miami University and an MBA from the University of Cincinnati. He is on the boards of the USA Regional Chamber, American Red Cross and Anthony Munoz Foundation. He is a member of the Cincinnati Business Committee and the Business Leader’s Alliance.

Leigh R. Fox
 
  
 
Andrew R. Kaiser

Chief Financial Officer
Cincinnati Bell Inc.

Andrew Kaiser is Chief Financial Officer of Cincinnati Bell Inc. He reports directly to Leigh Fox, President and Chief Executive Officer of Cincinnati Bell. As CFO, Mr. Kaiser is responsible for Cincinnati Bell's corporate accounting, finance, treasury and tax functions, as well as investor relations, supply chain management and sourcing functions.

Mr. Kaiser’s career with Cincinnati Bell began in July of 2000. He held a variety of finance and accounting positions during his initial five-year tenure, including Director of FP&A. In July of 2005, Mr. Kaiser left Cincinnati Bell to co-found Howard Roark Consulting, LLC, a Cincinnati, Ohio-based management consulting firm with a focus on launching new technology-based ventures. Mr. Kaiser rejoined Cincinnati Bell in January of 2014, and served as Vice President – Corporate Finance, leading its data analytics and corporate development functions, and most recently as Vice President – Consumer Marketing and Data Analytics.

Mr. Kaiser holds a bachelor's degree from Wright State University and an MBA from the University of Cincinnati. He serves on the Board of Directors of CancerFree KIDS and is a member of the Cincinnati Regional Business Committee. 

Andrew R. Kaiser
 
  
 
Christi H. Cornette

Chief Culture Officer
Cincinnati Bell Inc.

Christi Cornette is Chief Culture Officer of Cincinnati Bell Inc., and reports directly to Leigh Fox, President and Chief Executive Officer of Cincinnati Bell.

As Chief Culture Officer, Ms. Cornette is responsible for Cincinnati Bell’s corporate marketing, brand strategy, employee development, human resources, internal and external communication, community involvement, and events and sponsorships.

Ms. Cornette brings more than 30 years of Marketing, Sales and Technology experience to Cincinnati Bell. She joined CBTS in 2001 and served for five years as Vice President of Marketing. In her most recent role as Senior Vice President of Marketing for Cincinnati Bell, which started in 2013, Ms. Cornette was responsible for product marketing, partner management, branding, sponsorships and communications.

Ms. Cornette is an active mentor for females in the workplace; she leads the company’s culture and diversity initiative; and she serves on the Board of Directors for CancerFree KIDS. Ms. Cornette has a bachelor’s degree from The Ohio State University.

Christi Cornette
 
  
 
Thomas E. Simpson

Chief Operating Officer
Cincinnati Bell Inc.

Tom Simpson is Chief Operating Officer of Cincinnati Bell Inc., and reports directly to Leigh Fox, President and Chief Executive Officer of Cincinnati Bell.

As COO, Mr. Simpson is responsible for overseeing all aspects of Corporate operations as well as sales and customer care for the Entertainment & Communications Segment.

Mr. Simpson joined Cincinnati Bell in February of 2001. He most recently served as Chief Technology Officer of Cincinnati Bell, and was responsible for technology development, strategy, and operations across all branches of the business.

Mr. Simpson previously served as Chief Technology Officer for CBTS, Cincinnati Bell’s IT Services & Hardware Segment, and was responsible for new product development and engineering. Before joining CBTS, Mr. Simpson held roles at IBM, RAND Corporation and CNS.

Mr. Simpson holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Santa Cruz, and a master’s degree in engineering from Stanford University.

Tom Simpson
 
  
 
Christopher J. Wilson

Vice President & General Counsel
Cincinnati Bell Inc.

Chris Wilson is Vice President and General Counsel of Cincinnati Bell Inc., and is responsible for all legal matters pertaining to the company. Mr. Wilson reports directly to Leigh Fox, President and Chief Executive Officer of Cincinnati Bell.

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, Mr. Wilson was a partner at Frost Brown Todd LLP.

Mr. Wilson is a member of the Ohio State Bar Association and Cincinnati Bar Association. He holds a bachelor's degree from Thomas More College and a law degree from the University of Notre Dame.

Christopher J. Wilson
 
  
 
Joshua T. Duckworth

Vice President of Treasury, Corporate Finance and Investor Relations
Cincinnati Bell Inc.

Joshua Duckworth is Vice President of Treasury, Corporate Finance and Investor Relations for Cincinnati Bell Inc. and reports directly to Chief Financial Officer Andrew Kaiser. Mr. Duckworth’s responsibilities include investor relations, accounting, internal controls and financial reporting.

Mr. Duckworth joined Cincinnati Bell in August of 2010 as the Assistant Corporate Controller, and he has also 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 from Eastern Kentucky University and is a certified public accountant.

Joshua T. Duckworth
 
  
 
Shannon M. Mullen

Vice President & Corporate Controller
Cincinnati Bell Inc.

Shannon Mullen is the Vice President & Corporate Controller for Cincinnati Bell, Inc.  Ms. Mullen will serve as the Chief Accounting Officer responsible for the financial statements, general ledger, cost accounting, accounting research and management of the corporate accounting department.  She most recently served as Vice President of Finance. 

Ms. Mullen joined Cincinnati Bell in 2004 in the SEC reporting and corporate accounting group.  Throughout her tenure, Ms. Mullen has held numerous positions as a financial analyst supporting both the Entertainment & Communications and IT Services and Hardware segments.  Prior to joining Cincinnati Bell, Ms. Mullen was an Audit Manager at KPMG LLP. 

Ms. Mullen attended Miami University and earned her bachelor’s degree in accounting.  Ms. Mullen is a certified public accountant. 

Shannon Mullen
 
  
 
Jason E. Praeter

President, Entertainment & Communications
Cincinnati Bell Inc.

Jason Praeter is President, Entertainment & Communications, of Cincinnati Bell Inc., and reports directly to Tom Simpson, Chief Operating Officer of Cincinnati Bell. Mr. Praeter’s responsibilities include expanding the fiber network across Greater Cincinnati and driving subscriber growth in the consumer, business and carrier markets.

Mr. Praeter joined Cincinnati Bell in 2007 and focused primarily on selling fiber-to-the-home. In his most recent role as Vice President of Consumer Sales, which started in 2013, Mr. Praeter was responsible for leading the company’s market share and revenue growth for Consumer Markets.

Mr. Praeter is active in his community, holds various coaching positions, and donates time with the local Food to Go charity.

Jason Praeter
 
    
 
Scott A. Seger

President
CBTS

Scott Seger is President of CBTS and reports directly to Leigh Fox, President and Chief Executive Officer of Cincinnati Bell Inc. Mr. Seger’s focus is on serving business customers and on growing the CBTS brand through organic and inorganic strategies. Mr. Seger joined CBTS in March of 2005 and most recently served as Senior Vice President and General Manager. His roles at CBTS have also included Director of Midrange Computing and Vice President of Sales.

Before joining CBTS, Mr. Seger worked at Xerox for nine years. In his last role at Xerox, Mr. Seger was National Director of Procurement Services, and responsible for all third-party product sales for Xerox Global Services. Mr. Seger also held various information technology positions at Scripps Howard.

Mr. Seger holds a bachelor’s degree from Miami University, and was an Evans Scholar.

Scott Seger
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