Dr. Nicol was appointed to the Board of Directors in March, 2004. With 20 years experience in telecom, Nicol is the retired Senior Vice President Product Management and Development for VeriSign Communications Services, which provides signaling, intelligent network services, and related e-commerce solutions to all service provider segments. Nicol also serves as a member of the Board's Audit Committee and Nominating & Governance Committee as well as Chairman of the Compensation Committee.
At Verisign and previously at Illuminet, Nicol was responsible for product management and product development for network services, IN services, clearinghouse services, and network applications. He has held a variety of positions including Vice President Business Development for ITN, Chief Operating Officer for International Micronet Systems, Inc., Chief Operating Officer and Partner for iLAN, Inc., and Vice President Corporate Planning for Sprint Corporation. Nicol holds a B.Sc. from Ohio State University, an M.A. from Case Institute of Technology, and a Ph.D. from Case Western Reserve University.