Committee Composition

  Audit Compensation Nominating and Governance M&A
Robert van Schoonenberg Chairman of the Board Independent Director Member of Audit Committee Committee Chair for Compensation Committee Member of Nominating and Governance Committee  

Mr. van Schoonenberg is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of BayPoint Capital Partners, LLC, a private equity/advisory firm based in Newport Beach California. He is also Chairman of Premiere Entertainment, LLC, a company in the business of broadcast production, specializing in special event coverage and live red carpet premiere broadcasts for internet exhibition. He formerly served as executive vice president, chief legal officer & secretary of Avery Dennison Corporation (AVY: NYSE) for 27 years. Prior to that, Mr. van Schoonenberg was a member of the general counsel's executive staff at Gulf Oil Corporation GO: (NYSE.)

Mr. van Schoonenberg is a director of Ryland Group, Inc. (RYL) and Altair Nanotechnologies, Inc. (ALTI: NASDAQ.) He previously served as a director on the advisory board of FM Global, a leading multinational mutual property casualty insurer. He is a trustee of Southwestern University Law School and a member of the Audit Committee Round Table of Orange County. He is past director of the University of Wisconsin Graduate School of Business Dean's advisory board.

He received a B.A (economics) from Marquette University, an MBA (finance) from the University of Wisconsin, and a JD from the University of Michigan.

Reynolds C. Bish Independent Director Member of Audit Committee   Committee Chair for Nominating and Governance Committee Member of M&A Committee

Mr. Bish is a vice president of Lexmark International, Inc. and president of Lexmark Enterprise Software. He is responsible for strategy, execution and executive team leadership for Lexmark's industry-leading enterprise software offerings. Mr. Bish was CEO of Kofax, where he successfully sold the company to Lexmark in 2015 for over $1 billion. In 1989, he co-founded Captiva Software Corporation, which became a leading provider of input management solutions. He served as Captiva's president and CEO until its acquisition by EMC Corporation in 2005. He then served as vice president of EMC's Enterprise Software Group until mid-2006. Mr. Bish has served on the board of directors and as chairman of the audit committee of both Iomega Corporation (NYSE: IOM), a leading storage company acquired by EMC in 2007, and I-Many, Inc. (NASDAQ: IMAN), a leading provider of contract management software. Reynolds has also served on the board of directors of AeA - now TechAmerica and AIIM, two technology industry associations.

Max Carnecchia Independent Director   Member of Compensation Committee   Committee Chair for M&A Committee

Mr. Carnecchia is the Chief Executive Officer of BIOVIA-Dassault Systémes. After acquiring Accelrys in 2014, Dassault Systémes announced the creation of the BIOVIA brand combining Dassault Systémes' own efforts in BioIntelligence, their collaborative 3DEXPERIENCE technologies and leading life sciences and materials science solutions from Accelrys. Prior to this, Mr. Carnecchia had served as President and CEO of Accelrys and a member of the Board of Directors since 2009. Mr. Carnecchia led Accelrys through significant growth and transformation, successfully transitioning the company from a leading provider of scientific business intelligence software to the leading global provider of Scientific Product Lifecycle Management software and services.

Prior to Accelrys, Mr. Carnecchia served as President of Interwoven, a global leader in content management solutions, having previously served as Vice President of Alliances and Senior Vice President of Worldwide Sales after joining Interwoven in 2001. Prior to this, Mr. Carnecchia served as Vice President of Global Sales for Xoriant; Vice President of Worldwide Field Operations for Smart DB Corporation sales; and he held management positions at Intel and Group 1 Software.

Mr. Carnecchia holds a Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical Engineering from The Stevens Institute of Technology. He serves on the Board of Directors of Agilysys, Inc. (NASDAQ: AGYS), a leading developer and provider of innovative information technology and hospitality software and services. He also serves on the Board of Directors of ALDA (Analytical Life Science & Diagnostics Association).

John Colbert Independent Director Member of Audit Committee   Member of Nominating and Governance Committee  

Mr. Colbert is an experienced executive and former CEO and Director of Guidance Software, where he served from 1999 to 2008 (from 2004 to 2008 as CEO and Director).  Mr. Colbert led the company through the process of going public, from the initial decision to the road show where he and his team oversubscribed the book by four times.

Mr. Colbert continued to lead the company as CEO and Director after the IPO, alongside a strong executive management team that saw numerous years increasing shareholder value. After leaving Guidance Software, Mr. Colbert served in many companies, including as President at Digital Six Laboratories, LLC, a company specializing in advancing the monitoring of remote equipment, devices, or conditions through innovative hardware technology. He currently serves as a Principal of Oh, Sweet Liberty! PR, LLC, and as an advisory board member of Forward Foundations, LLC. 

Mr. Colbert has 14 years of law enforcement experience with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department with more than five years as a senior investigator. He received a B.S. degree (business administration: economics), summa cum laude, from Liberty University.

Patrick Dennis       Member of M&A Committee
President and Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Dennis is the President and Chief Executive Officer for Guidance Software, directing the company’s strategy and operations worldwide. Before joining Guidance Software, Dennis served as Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of EMC’s Cloud Management Division, where he focused on helping enterprise IT groups make hybrid-cloud computing a meaningful part of IT strategy, and was responsible for long-range planning, mergers, and acquisitions, and divisional strategy. Prior to his tenure at EMC, Dennis was Group Vice President of North American Storage Sales for Oracle Corporation, where he led the development of Oracle’s commercial business in North America. Earlier in his career, he held leadership and technical roles at Eastman Kodak. Dennis holds a B.S. in Information Technology from the Rochester Institute of Technology and is a member of the American Economic Association.

Michael McConnell Independent Director   Member of Compensation Committee   Member of M&A Committee

Mr. McConnell is a private investor and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Spark Networks, Inc. (NYSE: LOV).  He served on the Board of Directors of Redflex Holdings, Limited, an Australian Stock Exchange (ASX)-listed developer and manufacturer of digital photo enforcement solutions and as its Interim Non-Executive Chairman. Prior to that, Mr. McConnell was the Chief Executive Officer and on the Board of Directors of Collectors Universe, Inc., a NASDAQ-listed provider of third-party authentication and grading of high value collectibles. He was also a Managing Director of Shamrock Capital Advisors where he led a $1.2 billion direct investment fund.

Mr. McConnell has served on numerous public and private company boards in the United States, Australia, New Zealand, and Ireland over his career. He was a Non-Executive Director of, an e-commerce supplier of nutritional and organic health and grocery products, PaperlinX Limited, an ASX-listed international merchant of paper, communication materials and diversified products and services, and MRV Communications, a worldwide supplier of communications equipment and services to carriers, governments and enterprise customers.

Mr. McConnell received his B.A. degree (economics) from Harvard University and an MBA as a Shermet Scholar from the Darden School of the University of Virginia.

Wade W. Loo Independent Director Committee Chair for Audit Committee Member of Compensation Committee Member of Nominating and Governance Committee  

Mr. Loo currently serves as the audit committee chair of the Silicon Valley Community Foundation, which is the largest community foundation in the United States. Mr. Loo was a non-executive director at Kofax Limited, where he served as audit committee chair. Mr. Loo retired from KPMG during 2010, where he worked for 30 years. He was the leader of KPMG's Audit Committee Institute Roundtables and Audit Committee Chair Peer Exchanges in Silicon Valley, which provide audit committee chairs and members with best practice and corporate governance information. While his recent focus was on emerging software and technology companies that are publicly held or in the process of affecting initial public offerings in the United States, Mr. Loo also has a wealth of experience in working with major public companies in international environments. As a result, he has significant experience with U.S. GAAP and SEC technical accounting and auditing matters. Mr. Loo is also a member of the board of directors of JobTrain, a charitable organization helping people in need find meaningful jobs in the East Palo Alto, California area. 

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