Board of Directors
D. Craig Young – Chairman and CEO, MegaPath
Craig Young has over 29 years of experience in the telecom and data communications industry. Since joining MegaPath in July 2004, his primary focus has been to create a world class managed IP services company that provides businesses with the ability to easily and securely communicate between their headquarters, employees and business partners.
Young served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Netifice until its merger with MegaPath in 2006. Before this he was with AT&T Canada, serving first as Vice Chairman and Director and later as President. He was the President and CEO of MetroNet Communications until their merger with AT&T in 1999. Before MetroNet, Young served as President and Chief Operating Officer of Brooks Fiber, a pioneer local exchange carrier that was acquired by WorldCom for approximately $3 billion in 1998. From 1980 to 1995, Young held various high level executive positions at Ameritech Customer Business Services, US West Communications and Executone Information Systems.
Young earned his Bachelor of Science degree in business administration from California State University, Chico.
Bryan Kelln – Partner, Platinum Equity
Bryan Kelln is the President of Portfolio Operations and is responsible for all aspects of business strategy and operations at Platinum Equity's portfolio companies. He works closely with the firm's Operations Team as well as portfolio company executive management to drive strategic initiatives and to deploy operational resources.
Mr. Kelln is a seasoned executive with a strong track record of conceiving and executing successful strategic and operational transformation programs across a broad range of different industries. His unique combination of financial, management, M&A, and operational expertise are well suited to help create value within Platinum’s portfolio companies.
Mr. Kelln joined Platinum Equity from Nortek, Inc, where he served as Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the $2.4 billion diversified global manufacturer of residential and commercial ventilation, HVAC, and home technology convenience and security products.
Previously, Mr. Kelln was a senior executive at Jacuzzi Brands, Inc., where he served as President of Jacuzzi, Inc. Prior to Jacuzzi, he was an Operating Executive with The Jordan Company, a private investment firm with more than $6 billion of capital under management, where he was involved in acquisitions, divestitures, and operations for the firm, and served as a board member of portfolio companies.
Mr. Kelln also served as President and CEO of RockShox, Inc., as Senior Vice President at General Cable Corporation, and as a Partner in the Supply Chain Management Practice of Mercer Management Consulting.
Mr. Kelln received his Bachelor’s degree, Summa Cum Laude, from Washington State University and a Masters of Business Administration from The Ohio State University, Fisher College of Business. He is married with two children.
Scott Chandler – Managing Partner, Franklin Court Partners
Since 2002, Scott C. Chandler has been the managing partner for Franklin Court Partners, LLC. From 1998 to 2001, Chandler was chief financial officer (1998 - 2000) and senior vice president for global business development (2000 - 2001) for RHYTHMS NetConnections, a leading provider of broadband services utilizing digital subscriber line (DSL) technology.
At RHYTHMS, he was responsible for raising over $2 billion for the company and in 2001, led the financial restructuring of the company, which resulted in the sale of its assets to Worldcom. Chandler also served as president and chief executive officer of C-COR.net, a pioneer in the cable television industry. Under his leadership, C-COR.net's revenues increased to over $150 million, and it was named by FORTUNE magazine as one of the 100 fastest-growing public companies.
Chandler earned his BA from Whitworth College and his MBA from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania.
Rob Ketterson – Managing Partner, Volition Capital
Rob Ketterson focuses on investment opportunities in information technology, software and tech-enabled services. He currently serves on the boards of Asset Control, MegaPath and mindSHIFT. Prior to being a founding partner of Volition Capital in 2010, Ketterson was Managing Partner at Fidelity Ventures. While at Fidelity Ventures, he led the U.S. and Europe investment teams.
He has led a number of investments including Geotel (subsequently acquired by Cisco), Nuance Communications, InterNAP, Webspective Software (acquired by Inktomi), Nexabit Networks (acquired by Lucent), WaveSmith (acquired by Ciena), Connected Corp (acquired by Iron Mountain) and Intellon (subsequently acquired by Atheros). Prior to Fidelity, Ketterson worked as a manager in the high technology practice of The Boston Consulting Group and was a product manager for PC products at VLSI Technology, Inc.
Ketterson currently serves on the Board of the New England Venture Capital Association (NEVCA) for Volition Capital and formerly represented Fidelity Ventures on the Board of the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA).
Ketterson received an undergraduate degree in computer engineering from the University of Arizona and an MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management.
Jacob Kotzubei – Partner, Platinum Equity
Jacob Kotzubei leads a team of professionals through the entire acquisition execution process, including diligence, valuation, contract negotiations and financing, as well as directs selected portfolio company divestiture activities. He works directly with Founder, Chairman and CEO Tom Gores. Kotzubei is a board member of many of Platinum's portfolio companies and also shares responsibility for managing Platinum's limited partner relationships.
Prior to joining Platinum Equity in 2002, Kotzubei was a Vice President of the High Tech Group at Goldman Sachs and was head of the East Coast Semiconductor Group. Previously, he was a successful M&A attorney with Sullivan & Cromwell in New York City.
Kotzubei earned his Bachelor of Arts from Wesleyan University in 1991 and his J.D. from Columbia University School of Law in 1994. He is a retired member of the New York State Bar.
Bob Wentworth – Partner, Platinum Equity
Robert Wentworth participates in senior level merger and acquisition activities for Platinum Equity. He was previously President and Chief Executive Officer for the North American operations of Platinum portfolio company NextiraOne, where he led its formation and served as CEO since its inception in 2001. Prior to joining Platinum Equity in 1997, Wentworth was President and Chief Executive Officer at Alden Electronics, Inc. where he also served as the company's Chief Financial Officer. Previously, Wentworth served as a certified public accountant for fourteen years with Ernst & Young.
Wentworth grew up in Massachusetts and was educated at Bentley College.