Read about executive team leaders who guide Cincinnati Bell's vision for the future.
Ted Torbeck is President and CEO of Cincinnati Bell Inc. He joined Cincinnati Bell in 2010 as President and General Manager of Cincinnati Bell Communications. In that role, he was responsible for all Cincinnati-based communications businesses, which include Cincinnati Bell Telephone and other wireline companies, Cincinnati Bell Wireless and CBTS.
Prior to joining Cincinnati Bell, Mr. Torbeck was Chief Executive Officer of the Freedom Group, a subsidiary of Cerberus Capital Management, a private equity firm. In this role, Mr. Torbeck acquired nine companies and integrated them into one entity. Mr. Torbeck worked more than 25 years for the General Electric Co. He served as the Vice President of Operations for GE Industrial Business, President and CEO of GE's Rail Services business as well as Vice President of Global Supply Chain for GE Aviation.
A native of Cincinnati, Mr. Torbeck earned his B.S. in Marketing from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, and his MBA at Xavier University. He is on the Board of Directors for United Way of Greater Cincinnati and the USA Regional Chamber Board. In addition, he serves on the Minority Business Accelerator Leadership Council for the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber and is a member of the Cincinnati Regional Business Committee with a focus on education. He is also the capital campaign co-chair for St. Aloysius.
Kurt Freyberger is Chief Financial Officer (CFO) for Cincinnati Bell Inc. He reports directly to Ted Torbeck, president and chief executive officer of Cincinnati Bell. As CFO, Mr. Freyberger is responsible for Cincinnati Bell's corporate accounting, finance, treasury, and tax functions, as well as investor relations and corporate communications.
Mr. Freyberger joined the company in 2005 as Vice President and Controller, and added responsibility for investor relations and corporate communications in 2009. He most recently served as the division chief financial officer of Cincinnati Bell Communications. Prior to joining Cincinnati Bell, Mr. Freyberger was employed by Chiquita Brands International, serving in various capacities including assistant corporate controller and director of financial reporting. Prior to working at Chiquita, Mr. Freyberger was an audit manager with PricewaterhouseCoopers.
Mr. Freyberger is a certified public accountant in the state of Ohio, and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), the Ft. Thomas Lions Club and the finance committee of Gloria Dei Lutheran Church.
Sue Kinsey is Vice President and Controller for Cincinnati Bell Inc. As Chief Accounting Officer, Mrs. Kinsey's primary responsibilities include accounting, internal controls and financial reporting. She joined Cincinnati Bell in 2011 and reports directly to Kurt Freyberger, Cincinnati Bell's Chief Financial Officer.
Prior to joining Cincinnati Bell, Mrs. Kinsey was Associate Vice President — Accounting Services for Luxottica Retail North America and prior to that, Senior Vice President — Director of Financial Reporting for PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. and Senior Vice President — Assistant Treasurer for National City Corporation. Mrs. Kinsey was also a Principal in Andersen's audit practice.
Mrs. Kinsey holds a bachelor's degree in business administration from the University of Cincinnati. She is a certified public accountant and a member of both the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Ohio Society of Certified Public Accountants.
Brian Keating is Vice President of Human Resources and Administration for Cincinnati Bell Inc. He is responsible for HR policy development and administration, management and leadership development, employee and labor relations, health and safety and security and corporate services. He reports directly to Ted Torbeck, President and Chief Executive Officer of Cincinnati Bell.
Mr. Keating joined Cincinnati Bell Telephone in 1978. During his tenure he has held many different positions including: frame technician, station installation technician, labor relations manager, retail stores and credit card processing center director, consumer sales and service director and labor relations director. In 2000, Mr. Keating became vice president of human resources for Cincinnati operations and in 2003 was promoted to his current position.
He has been active in numerous community organizations, such as the Hearing, Speech and Deaf Center of Cincinnati, Korean Family Connections and the Cincinnati Chapter of the American Red Cross. He has also served as a board member of Cintel Federal Credit Union.
Mr. Keating earned a bachelor's degree in Industrial Relations and a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Cincinnati. He is a member of the Ohio Bar.
Chris Elma is Vice President, Treasury and Tax for Cincinnati Bell Inc. His responsibilities include cash and balance sheet management, financing, bank and investment bank management, risk management, pension administration, corporate finance and corporate tax strategy. He reports directly to Kurt Freyberger, Cincinnati Bell's Chief Financial Officer.
Since joining Cincinnati Bell Inc. in 1999, Mr. Elma has held various corporate tax and audit positions, most recently serving as Vice President, Tax and Internal Audit. His previous experience includes tax and accounting positions with Milacron Inc., and in public accounting.
He is a certified public accountant in the state of Ohio.
Mr. Elma is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati, receiving his bachelor's degree in accounting.
Chris Wilson is Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of Cincinnati Bell Inc. Responsible for all legal matters pertaining to the company, he reports directly to President and Chief Executive Officer, Ted Torbeck.
Prior to his current position, Mr. Wilson served as associate general counsel and assistant corporate secretary for the company's Cincinnati-based operating subsidiaries. Before joining the in-house legal team at Cincinnati Bell, he was a partner at Frost Brown Todd LLP.
Mr. Wilson is a member of the Ohio State Bar Association and Cincinnati Bar Association. He serves on the steering committee of the Greater Cincinnati Minority Counsel Program and the advisory committee of the National Association of Minority and Women-Owned Law Firms. He is a former board member of the Northern Kentucky International Trade Association.
Mr. Wilson earned a bachelor's degree in economics from Thomas More College and a law degree from the University of Notre Dame.