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Number of Current Board & Advisor Roles 
8
CB Rank (Person) 
101,074
Howard Janzen
Member of the Board of Directors

Howard Janzen has served as President and CEO of Cool Planet Energy Systems since May 2012.

Janzen was the Chief Executive Officer of One Communications, the country's largest privately held multi-regional supplier of integrated telecommunications solutions to businesses, from March 2007 until its sale to Earthlink on April 1, 2011.

From January 2004 to September 2005 he served as President of Sprint Business Solutions, the business unit serving Sprint's global business customer base with almost 10,000 employees and $12 billion in annual revenue. From May 2003 to January 2004, he was President of Sprint's Global Markets Group, responsible for Sprint's $8 billion long distance business for both consumer and business customers.

From 1994 until October 2002, Janzen served as President and Chief Executive Officer, and Chairman from 2001, of Williams Communications Group, where he led the company in completing it's almost $7 billion next generation fiber optics network and completed the largest IPO in the telecom industry with peak market capitalization of $30 billion.Beginning in 1979, Janzen served in a number of leadership roles in Williams' energy and natural gas pipeline businesses.

Janzen currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors for Foro Energy, Sonus Networks and Vocera Communications.Janzen earned Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in metallurgical engineering from The Colorado School of Mines and is a licensed Professional Engineer. He completed the Harvard Business School Program for Management Development.

Janzen was named a Colorado School of Mines Distinguished Achievement Medalist and was inducted into the University of Tulsa, College of Engineering and Natural Sciences Hall of Fame. Janzen serves as a board member for a number of non-profit organizations including The Colorado School of Mines Foundation, The University of Tulsa, Hillcrest Healthcare System, Morningside Foundation and The Heart of America Boy Scout Council.

He also serves on the Governor's Science and Technology Council for the State of Oklahoma and is a Commissioner and Chairman of the Global Information Infrastructure Commission (GIIC).

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Jobs

Number of Current Jobs 
2
Number of Past Jobs 
7
Howard Janzen has 2 current jobs as CEO at Cool Planet Energy Systems and Team Member at Oklahoma State University - Institute of Technology. Additionally, Howard Janzen has had 7 past jobs including Chief Executive Officer at One Communications.
Organization Name  
Title At Company  
Start Date  
End Date  
One Communications
Chief Executive OfficerMar 2007Apr 1, 2011
Sprint
President of Business SolutionsJan 2004Sep 1, 2005
Sprint
President of Global Markets GroupMay 1, 2003Jan 2004
Williams Communications
President & CEO1994Oct 2002
Williams Communications
Leadership Roles1979
Global Information Infrastructure Commission (GIIC)
Commissioner
Cool Planet Energy Systems
President & CEOMay 2012

Board and Advisor Roles

Number of Current Board & Advisor Roles 
8
Number of Past Board & Advisor Roles 
1
Howard Janzen holds 8 board and advisor roles including Member of the Board of Directors at Vocera Communications, Member of the Board of Directors at Foro Energy, and Member of the Board of Directors at Colorado School of Mines.
Vocera Communications
Member of the Board of Directors
Foro Energy
Member of the Board of Directors
Colorado School of Mines
Member of the Board of Directors
Sonus Networks
Member of the Board of Directors
Hillcrest Healthcare System
Member of the Board of Directors
Morningside Group
Member of the Board of Directors
Heart of America Boy Scout Council
Member of the Board of Directors
Organization Name  
Title At Company  
Start Date  
End Date  
Williams Communications
Chairman of the Board of Directors2001

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Education

Howard Janzen studied at Colorado School of MinesHarvard Business School, and Colorado School of Mines.
Colorado School of Mines
B.S.
Metallurgical Engineering
Harvard Business School
unknown
Management Development
Colorado School of Mines
M.S.
Metallurgical Engineering

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