Executives Leading The Way

Thomas E. Simpson, Chief Operating Officer & Jason E. Praeter, President and General Manager of Cincinnati Bell Inc.


Tom Simpson is Chief Operating Officer of Cincinnati Bell Inc., and reports directly to Leigh Fox, President and Chief Executive Officer of Cincinnati Bell.

As COO, Mr. Simpson is responsible for overseeing all aspects of Corporate operations as well as sales and customer care for the Entertainment & Communications Segment.

Mr. Simpson joined Cincinnati Bell in February of 2001. He most recently served as Chief Technology Officer of Cincinnati Bell, and was responsible for technology development, strategy and operations across all branches of the business.

Mr. Simpson previously served as Chief Technology Officer for CBTS, Cincinnati Bell’s IT Services & Hardware Segment, and was responsible for new product development and engineering. Before joining CBTS, Mr. Simpson held roles at IBM, RAND Corporation and CNS.

Mr. Simpson holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Santa Cruz, and a master’s degree in engineering from Stanford University.


Jason Praeter is President and General Manager of Cincinnati Bell, and reports directly to Tom Simpson, Chief Operating Officer of Cincinnati Bell. Mr. Praeter’s responsibilities include expanding the fiber network across Greater Cincinnati and driving subscriber growth in the consumer, business and carrier markets.

Mr. Praeter joined Cincinnati Bell in 2007 and focused primarily on selling
fiber-to-the-home. In his most recent role as Vice President of Consumer Sales, which started in 2013, Mr. Praeter was responsible for leading the company’s market share and revenue growth for Consumer Markets.

Mr. Praeter is active in his community, holds various coaching positions, and donates time with many different local charities.


Cincinnati Bell is located at 221 E 4th St., Cincinnati, OH 45202. For more information, call 513.565.2210 or visit www.cincinnatibell.com/consumerbusinessselection