Nominee Classification: Well Qualified
1. ARIN Board of Trustees Qualifications and Responsibilities
Please review the ARIN Board of Trustees Expected Qualifications and Responsibilities thoroughly. Please describe, providing specific details, any barriers you foresee to your fully meeting those qualifications and undertaking those responsibilities. A Trustee’s responsibilities have usually required about 5-10 hours per week.
I do not have any barriers that would keep me from performing the duties of the ARIN Board of Trustees.
2. Conflicts of Interest
a) Please disclose any conflicts of interest you may have, real or perceived, that would impact your ability to perform your duty as a member of the ARIN Board of Trustees. (If no conflicts, please enter “N/A”)
While I do not believe that I have any real or perceived that would impact my ability to perform any duties as a member of the ARIN Board of Trustees. In the event of a conflict, I would recuse myself. The only potential for conflict might be if there was a situation where ARIN policy or other business before the board might come in conflict with my employer. In and case of a potential or perceived conflict I would recuse myself.
b) How do you propose to resolve any conflicts identified in (a)? (If no conflicts identified, please enter “N/A”)
In the event of a perceived or potential conflict, I would recuse myself. It is essential to provide openness and transparency for any conflicts potential or perceived.
d) If not currently eligible, describe how you will become eligible to serve, if elected (i.e., “If elected, I will resign from the position of ____________ before 31 Dec 2023”). If currently eligible, please enter “N/A”.
a) Please list any educational degree(s) you received, the institution and the date issued.
Executive Masters of Business Administration, Quantic School of Business and Technology, November 2018.
b) Please list any professional designations, certifications, or development education (non-degree) and the dates completed.
STEPS Management Training, VeriSign Inc. 2005.
Pragmatic Marketing, 2006.
4. Employment and Experience
a) Please provide the name of any company or organization you currently are employed by, or from which you receive directly or indirectly a material portion of your compensation. Please describe the business of each such entity, your current title, and the office address of the organization.
Addrex, Inc. IPv4 Marketplace. Executive Vice President. 505 Huntmar Park Dr Ste 220, Herndon, VA 20170.
b) Please refer to the ARIN Board of Trustees Guidance to the 2022 Nomination Committee in answering this question: Please describe your relevant professional experience and expertise and explain how this background will make you an effective trustee.
I have spent the past 27 years working in Internet infrastructure supporting DNS and IP Numbers. My career started working for the Internet Network Information Center (InterNIC) supporting both domain name registration and IP number resourcing. The Network Registration group (netreg) which I worked in was spun out in 1997 to become ARIN. I have worked with Internet companies large and small for the duration of my career both in technical, product, and business roles. Since 2009, I have helped to pioneer the legitimately buying and selling of IPv4 numbers globally. This experience has prepared me to understand all aspects of the ARIN organization from the executive issues down to the operational and technical details.
Attach a resume, curriculum vitae, or other biography highlighting your experience most relevant to the duties of the ARIN Board of Trustees. (PDF, DOC, DOCX files only) Remove any personal contact information (postal address, email, and/or phone number) from your resume/CV, as it will be posted publicly as part of the candidate information.
You may also optionally include additional web links to external websites (e.g., social media), though not as a substitute for your biography. One URL per line.
5. Governance Experience
a) Please identify any boards on which you currently serve that carry fiduciary duties, whether at a for-profit or nonprofit organization. Please note how long you have served and what offices, if any, you have held.
Addrex, Inc. for-profit board. I have served since 2021.
DNS Group for-profit board. Chairman of the board since 1998.
b) Please identify any other boards on which you have served in the past 10 years that are not included in answer to (a), listing your dates of service.
c) How does your past governance experience prepare you to help fulfill that role by serving as an ARIN Trustee?
I have an understanding of the needs of the governance of the organization and the primary fiduciary duties including care, loyalty, obedience, confidentiality, prudence, and disclosure. Through this experience I understand what it means to lead the governance of an organization while supporting all members.
6. Describe any past experience or involvement with ARIN or other Internet governance bodies.
I have been the chair of the database working group in RIPE NCC since 2016. I have been an active participant in the global IP address policy community dating back to the late 1990s, my participation has included the IETF, Nanog, RIPE NCC, APNIC, LACNIC, and ARIN.
7. Aside from any governance experience, describe your specific skills, background, and/or areas of expertise you believe will assist the Board in carrying out its duties.
I am an expert in Internet operations, networking, engineering, I also have experience with large scale Internet infrastructure. As a pioneer of core Internet infrastructure I understand the inter-workings of the elements of the Internet directly connected to the operations of ARIN. My business and governance experience supports the needs of helping the organization to maintain efficient operations supporting its’ members needs.