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J. Barclay Knapp

J. Barclay Knapp is the co-founder and former President and CEO of NTL Incorporated, and is also the co-founder of Cellular Communications, Inc., Cellular Communications International, Inc., Cellular Communications of Puerto Rico, Inc., and CoreComm Limited.

In 1993, Mr. Knapp formed International CableTel, which later became NTL Incorporated, in order to acquire cable franchises in the United Kingdom in Scotland, Wales, and suburban London. This company quickly revolutionized the marketing of bundled cable TV and telephone services, and today is the largest cable and broadband provider in the UK. Mr. Knapp served as President and Chief Executive Officer of NTL until 2003.

Mr. Knapp co-founded Cellular Communications, Inc. in 1983, serving first as CFO and later as President and COO. CCI, the first cellular company in the U.S. to go public, became one of the largest independent cellular system operators in the US, growing from start-up to over 1.25 million customers by the time of its sale to Airtouch in 1996 for $2.5 billion. He also co-founded Cellular Communications International, Inc., which was sold to Olivetti SpA and Mannesmann AG for $1.7 billion in 1999, and Cellular Communications of Puerto Rico, Inc., which was sold to SBC Communications Inc. for approximately $800 million in 1999.

Mr. Knapp has recently formed a new firm, Charles Street Partners, to pursue financing and management opportunities in the telecommunications industry.

Mr. Knapp received a BA in Mathematics from The Johns Hopkins University, and an MBA from Harvard Business School. He has served as a member of the board of trustees of The John Hopkins University, and is now a Senior Fellow in the Center for Financial Economics at The Johns Hopkins University.