Mr. Salerno has since 2006 served as a Senior Advisor to New Mountain Capital, L.L.C. Mr. Salerno retired as Vice Chairman and CFO of Verizon, Inc. in September 2002 after more than 37 years in the telecommunications industry. Prior to the Bell Atlantic/GTE merger, which created Verizon, Mr. Salerno was Senior Vice Chairman and CFO of Bell Atlantic. Mr. Salerno joined New York Telephone in 1965. In 1983 Mr. Salerno became Vice President and in 1987, he was appointed President and CEO. Mr. Salerno serves as trustee of the Inner City Scholarship Fund and the Partnership for Quality Education. In 1990 Mr. Salerno was appointed Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the State University of New York, a position he held until 1996. Mr. Salerno currently is a director of Akamai Technologies, Inc., Intercontinental Exchange, Inc., Popular, Inc., Viacom, Inc., and CBS Corp.
Mr. Salerno is a retired Vice Chairman and Chief Financial Officer of Verizon Communications Inc., a position he held from June 2000 to October 2002. Prior to that, Mr. Salerno served as Vice Chairman and Chief Financial Officer of Bell Atlantic Corporation (Verizon's predecessor) from August 1997. Prior to the merger of Bell Atlantic and NYNEX Corporation, Mr. Salerno served as Vice Chairman, Finance and Business Development of NYNEX from 1994 to 1997. Mr. Salerno was Vice Chairman of the Board of NYNEX and President of the NYNEX Worldwide Services Group from 1991 to 1994. Prior to the Separation, Mr. Salerno served as a director of Former Viacom from 1994 through 2005. Mr. Salerno is also a director of Akamai Technologies, Inc., The Bear Stearns Companies Inc., IntercontinentalExchange, Inc., Popular Inc. and Viacom.