CSG Adds Industry Vet Marwan Fawaz to Board

Colorado-based billing and customer care company CSG International said it has appointed industry vet Marwan Fawaz to its board, and has promoted  CTO Ken Kennedy to EVP of product development.

Both execs assumed their new roles and responsibilities today (March 1).

Fawaz, a founder and principal of consulting firm Sarepta Advisors, is also on the board of Synacor and is an advisory board member of ADT, Liberty Global and Guavus, a big data firm.

Fawaz, recently named to the 50th anniversary class of Cable TV Pioneers, was in charge of Motorola Home before Google sold it to Arris in 2013, and is a former CTO of Charter Communications, Adelphia Communications (sold to Comcast and Time Warner in 2005), and MediaOne (now part of Comcast).

CSG said it developed its relationship with Fawaz during his time at Motorola and at Charter, which recently extended its agreement with CSG.

”Marwan Fawaz has first-hand knowledge of the inner workings and needs of CSG’s strategic markets, and he will bring an insider’s perspective that will help CSG align to address the challenges that these dynamic industries face,” Don Reed, chairman of CSG International’s board of directors, said in a statement.

CSG said Kennedy’s promotion followed his work to define the company’s technology roadmap and align the company’s technical vision with its business strategy.   Kennedy has managed CSG’s software development organization and been responsible for various aspects of developing and implementing technology initiatives related to CSG’s product offerings over the past 10 years. Kennedy joined CSG when the company acquired Telution, an OSS company, in 2006.

“Ken’s expertise and vision has led us to develop new innovations in our solutions portfolio that enable our clients to have more agile and dynamic operations. His promotion is an acknowledgment of the value that he brings to the future of our organization and to our clients worldwide,” added Bret Griess, CSG International’s president and chief executive officer.