Integra's Senior Management Team
Kevin O’Hara, CEO
Kevin O’Hara became Chief Executive Officer for Integra in October of 2011. Mr. O’Hara has served on the board since 2009, most recently as chairman.
With more than 20 years’ leadership experience in network communications, Mr. O’Hara has led a number of organizations from their early stages through periods of rapid growth, and has presided over the acquisition or integration of more than 30 companies. Mr. O’Hara was a co-founder of Level 3 Communications and served as its President and Chief Operating Officer, helping to lead it from inception to a global enterprise, earning $4.2 billion of annual revenue, with markets in North America, Europe and Asia. Prior to the founding of Level 3 Communications, he served as president and CEO of MFS Global Network Services, where he helped lead the growth of MFS from a single city service provider to a full service provider with international reach. During his tenure at MFS, annual revenue grew to more than $2 billion, and the company was sold for more than $14 billion. He also serves on the board of directors for RigNet Communications and Elemental Technologies.
Mr. O'Hara is an advocate for children and has served on the board of directors for the President’s Advisory Council for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Colorado for more than 10 years. He and his family have also been long time supporters of Community Food Share whose mission is to provide food for families in need.
Mr. O’Hara earned a BSEE from Drexel University and an MBA from the University of Chicago. He has been recognized as one of the Drexel 100, Drexel University’s highest level of recognition, bestowed on a select group of graduates for their lifetime achievements.
Jesse Selnick, Chief Financial Officer
Jesse Selnick brings more than 15 years of financial management, operations, strategy and transaction experience, with an emphasis in telecommunications and technology markets. He joined Integra in March, 2012 as Chief Financial Officer responsible for finance and corporate development. Mr. Selnick most recently served as managing director for Blackstone in New York. During his nearly 10-year tenure, Mr. Selnick was a member of Blackstone's M&A and strategic advisory group, focusing on technology and communications companies.
Throughout his career, Mr. Selnick has achieved significant results in leading client-critical initiatives in the areas of financial and strategic planning, mergers and acquisitions, and capital structure and financing. Mr. Selnick has BS in Economics from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, and an MBA from Harvard Business School.
Joseph Harding, Chief Marketing Officer
Joseph Harding is Chief Marketing Officer for Integra. Mr. Harding joined the company in September, 2011 and is responsible for marketing and product management. He directs go-to-market strategy, product management, strategic pricing and corporate marketing.
Mr. Harding brings more than 18 years of experience in the telecommunications industry. In his most recent role as VP, Product Development at Level 3, Mr. Harding was instrumental in leading Level 3’s expansion into enterprise and content services, now key growth engines for that business. He also held senior leadership positions in product management, customer experience strategy, business process management and e-commerce for Level 3. Mr. Harding began his career at MCI Communications as a marketing manager in the business markets division. Mr. Harding has a BS in Finance from Rochester Institute of Technology.
Michael Sharpe, Senior Vice President, Operations
Michael Sharpe joined Integra as Senior Vice President of Operations in March 2013 with responsibility for the customer experience from installation through service. Mr. Sharpe brings more than 25 years of global operations experience in the telecommunications industry. During the past 15 years he has held various executive leadership roles at Level 3, including Global Process, Operations Engineering, and Service Activations and Management.
Mr. Sharpe’s expertise and leadership has gained him recognition for orchestrating successful turnarounds and empowering teams to deliver best-in-class results. Most recently, he served as SVP of Global Network Operations with responsibility for integrating service management functions, processes and systems at Level 3. In this role, he managed a team of more than 900 employees and oversaw 200+ colocation facilities, while delivering $30MM in cost savings, reducing P&L by 28% and increasing customer satisfaction through developing customer-focused operational efficiencies and policies. Mr. Sharpe began his career at Sprint, serving in a number of management roles during his tenure there. He holds an Associates of Science degree in Engineering and Electronic Design from ITT.
Jason Koenders, Senior Vice President
of Engineering & Network Planning
Jason Koenders is Senior Vice President of Engineering & Network Planning for Integra. Mr. Koenders originally joined the company in December, 1998 and is responsible for network architecture, engineering, outside plant and network implementation.
Mr. Koenders brings more than 17 years experience in the telecommunications industry where he has led major network design, expansion initiatives, and key integration activities for the ELI and Eschelon acquisitions by Integra. He previously served as chief operating officer for Nevada-based Excella Communications. In his role as COO, Mr. Koenders helped lead the company’s successful conversion from a residential service provider to a business service provider. Mr. Koenders was also with CenturyLink for several years. He has a BS in Business Administration from the University of Phoenix.
Karen Clauson, Senior Vice President and General Counsel
Karen Clauson, Integra’s Senior Vice President, General Counsel, has more than 20 years of experience in the communications industry. Ms. Clauson joined the company in September 2007, through the acquisition of Eschelon Telecom. Before that, Ms. Clauson managed policy and regulatory matters for MCI Communications. Ms. Clauson began her legal career at the Dorsey & Whitney law firm in the litigation department. She was in Dorsey’s Communications Group and on the Editorial Board of the ABA’s Litigation journal. Her extensive experience includes responsibility for corporate, commercial, litigation, governance, compliance, contractual, and employment matters.
Ms. Clauson’s background combines in-depth knowledge of the communications industry with strong in-house counsel experience. She is known for providing legal solutions and strategic advice that enable corporate growth and innovation while fostering a culture of compliance. Ms. Clauson excels at promoting both individual development and cross-team solutions. She serves on committees of the American Heart Association and Association of Corporate Counsel. Ms. Clauson graduated with top honors from the University of Minnesota Law School and has a Master’s degree in Communication from Utah State University.
Felicity O'Herron, Senior Vice President
of Human Resources
With more than 20 years of experience in the human resources field, Felicity O’Herron joined Integra in late 2012 as Senior Vice President of Human Resources. Ms. O’Herron brings to Integra an exceptional track record of building strong HR teams and initiatives that drive company strategies and operational goals, and a focus on creating a performance-based culture. Most recently, Felicity served as Senior Vice President of Human Resources with ProBuild Holdings, a building materials distributor in Denver, Colorado. Prior to that, she worked for Qwest Communications for several years as Vice President of Human Resources. Graduating in the top 8% of her class, Ms. O’Herron holds a Law degree from the Columbus School of Law, Catholic University of America. She also holds an undergraduate degree in Psychology from Bryn Mawr College.