Involvement: VERINT as of 2011/08
Charles Burdick Chairman
Charles Burdick has served as one of our directors since October 2010 and Chairman of the board of directors since March 2011. Mr. Burdick has served as Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Comverse since March 2011. Mr. Burdick has been a director on Comverse's board of directors since December 2006 and Chairman of its board since March 2008. Mr. Burdick has extensive background in telecommunications and media, with over 25 years experience in the industry. Until July 2005, he was Chief Executive Officer of HIT Entertainment Plc, a publicly listed provider of pre-school children’s entertainment. From 1996 to 2004, Mr. Burdick worked for Telewest Communications, the second largest cable television company in the United Kingdom, serving as Chief Financial Officer and Chief Executive Officer. In these roles, Mr. Burdick oversaw the financial and operational restructuring of Telewest and was responsible for leading and financing the acquisitions of a number of cable companies. Mr. Burdick has also held a series of financial positions with TimeWarner, US WEST and MediaOne, specializing in corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, and international treasury. Mr. Burdick currently serves as an independent non-executive director and Chairman of the Compensation Committee of CTC Media, a leading independent media company in Russia and as an independent non-executive director of Transcom WorldWide S.A., a Luxembourg based global provider of outsourced customer and credit management services.