Jeffery Gardner was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Monitronics in September 2015. Jeff brings over 25 years of experience in the telecommunications industry and has specific expertise in the areas of operations management, strategic development, finance, accounting and financial reporting. Most recently, Jeff served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Windstream Holdings, Inc. where he led the acquisition of nine entities since 2006 with a combined value of over $5 billion. He previously served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Alltel Corporation where he oversaw the Company's financial operations and spent his early career at 360 Communications, holding various executive positions in the Company.
Jeff currently serves on the Board of Directors for CalAmp Corporation and the Qorvo Corporation, where he is also Chairman of the audit committee. From 2006 through February 1, 2015, he also served on the Board of Directors for Windstream Corporation. From 2012-2013, he served as Chairman of the United States Telecom Association.
Jeff received a Bachelor's degree in finance and accounting from Purdue University and holds an MBA from the College of William & Mary.
Fred Graffam joined MONI in October 2017 with over 25 years of financial management and accounting experience. Fred brings to the team strong financial experience and a background in the technology and telecom industries to help accelerate MONI’s transformation.
Prior to joining MONI, Fred served as Senior Vice President of Finance for DigitalGlobe, Inc. During his tenure with DigitalGlobe, Fred served in various capacities including leading the Financial Planning and Analysis, Investor Relations and M&A functions.
Prior to his time at DigitalGlobe, Fred served as Senior Vice President of Finance – North America and Asia Pacific for Level 3 Communications from 2012 to 2013. Before Level 3, he spent 17 years with Comcast Corporation, serving as Senior Vice President of Comcast’s DC and Baltimore Region and as Senior Vice President -Finance, West Division during his tenure. He began his career in public accounting with Deloitte.