Corporate Governance Biography
Daniel Pulver has served as a director of our company since October 1999 and as our lead independent director since July 2013. Prior to serving as our lead director, Mr. Pulver served as the chairman of our Nominations and Governance Committee. Mr. Pulver is a founder and managing member of Pulver Capital Management. Mr. Pulver served as a director at Credit Suisse First Boston LLC from November 2000, when Credit Suisse First Boston LLC (now Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC) merged with Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette, until April 2005. Mr. Pulver obtained his bachelor’s degree from Stanford University and his master’s in business administration from Harvard Business School. Mr. Pulver also serves on the board of directors of Data Center Infrastructure Holdings, Endstream Communications and Pulver Capital Management. In addition, he served on the board of directors of the NeuroMatrix Group from 2009 to 2012 and Accellent Inc. from 2005 to 2006. Prior to May 24, 2007, Mr. Pulver served on the Compensation Committee of our company.
Mr. Pulver has extensive private equity and investment banking experience in technology industries, which has given him both business and finance expertise which is valuable to the board. He brings financial management and financial analysis perspective to Board. In addition, Mr. Pulver has held directorships, including a public company directorship, and brings that experience to the Board. The combination of his experience makes him well suited to serve as our company’s lead independent director.