Board of Directors
Sanjay Mirchandani, has served as our President and Chief Executive Officer since February 2019. Prior to joining our company, Mr. Mirchandani served from September 2016 to January 2019 as the Chief Executive Officer of Puppet, Inc. (“Puppet”), an Oregon-based IT automation company. Mr. Mirchandani joined Puppet in May 2016 as President and Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Mirchandani brings a wealth of international business experience through his diverse well-rounded career in technology. Before joining Puppet, from October 2013 to April 2016, Mr. Mirchandani served as Corporate Senior Vice President and General Manager of Asia Pacific and Japan at VMware, Inc. and, from June 2006 to October 2013, Mr. Mirchandani held various senior leadership positions at EMC Corporation, including Chief Information Officer and leader of the Global Centers of Excellence. Prior to that, Mr. Mirchandani held various positions at Microsoft Corporation and Arthur Andersen LLP. Mr. Mirchandani has a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Pittsburgh and a Bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Drew University.
Nicholas Adamo is a former senior executive of Cisco Systems, where he served a variety of sales and leadership roles over a successful 22 year career. While there, Nick served as the SVP of The Americas, managing Cisco’s largest geographic region, with IT and communications sales of $26B+, with 6,500 employees working across 60 countries. He also ran the company’s $12 billion Global Service Provider organization, leading sales, service delivery and development for Cisco’s top service provider customers. Since leaving Cisco, Nick has been consulting with a range of small scale tech companies, while serving on the boards of Lookout, Blue Danube and GTT Communications.
Martha Bejar is the co-founder and has been Chief Executive Officer of Red Bison Advisory Group, LLC since April 2013. Previously, Ms. Bejar held the position of the Chief Executive Officer of Unium Inc., Flow Mobile Inc., and Wipro Infocrossing Inc., as well as various executive positions at Microsoft Corporation, Nortel Networks Corporation, and Bell Communications Research. Ms. Bejar currently serves as a member of the board of directors of CenturyLink Inc. and Mitel Corporation. She previously served on the board of directors of Polycom Inc. Ms. Bejar received an Advanced Management Program degree from Harvard Business School. She graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering from the University of Miami and also holds an M.B.A. from Nova Southeastern University.
Keith Geeslin has served as a director of our company since May 1996 and is chairman of our Compensation Committee. Mr. Geeslin became a partner at Francisco Partners in January 2004, prior to which Mr. Geeslin spent 19 years with the Sprout Group, the venture capital arm of Credit Suisse’s asset management business, which conducts its activities through affiliates of Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC. Prior to joining the Sprout Group, Mr. Geeslin was the general manager of a division of Tymshare, Inc. and held various positions at its Tymnet subsidiary from 1980 to 1984. Mr. Geeslin obtained his bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Stanford University and master’s degrees from Stanford University and Oxford University. Mr. Geeslin also serves on the board of directors of Blue Coat Systems, Inc., Hypercom Corp. and Synaptics, Inc.
YY Lee has served as a director of our company since February 2018. Ms. Lee was most recently chief executive officer of FirstRain Inc., an enterprise SaaS data science company, from 2015 until its acquisition by Ignite Technologies in August 2017. She previously served as FirstRain’s chief operating officer, responsible for engineering, analytics and data science since 2005. Prior to FirstRain, Ms. Lee served as Senior Vice President and General Manager of Worldwide Services at Cadence Design Systems, a global advanced technology division of the company. She previously co-founded the software company Aqueduct Software, an automated enterprise application profiling and analysis solution, and led this company through bootstrapping, venture financing, commercial growth, and acquisition by NetManage in 2000. Ms. Lee began her career at Bell Labs and has held various product management roles at Synopsys and 8x8 (formerly Integrated Information Technology Inc.). She holds a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Harvard University.
Charles Moran is the founder and served as Chief Executive Officer and President of Skillsoft Corporation, from 1998 to December 2015. Prior to Skillsoft, Mr. Moran was the President and Chief Executive Officer of NETg National Education Training Group, a computer-based information technology training company, from 1995 –1997. Prior to NETg, Mr. Moran was the Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operations Officer of Softdesk, Inc. Mr. Moran has previously held senior level sales and marketing positions at Insite Peripherals, Inc. and Archive Corporation. Mr. Moran currently serves as a member of the board of directors of Manhattan Associates, Inc., and has in the past served on the boards of Skillsoft Corporation, including as chairman from 1998 to 2002 and again from 2006 to 2016, Higher One Holdings, Inc., and Workgroup Technology Corporation. Mr. Moran holds an M.B.A. from Suffolk University and a B.S. from Boston College.
Gary B. Smith has served as a director of our company since May 2004 and is chairman of our Nominations and Governance Committee. Prior to serving as chairman of our Nominations and Governance Committee, Mr. Smith served as our lead independent director. Mr. Smith is currently the president, chief executive officer and a director of Ciena Corporation, a global supplier of telecommunications networking equipment, software and services. Mr. Smith began serving as chief executive officer of Ciena in May 2001, in addition to his existing responsibilities as president and director, positions he has held since October 2000. Mr. Smith joined Ciena in November 1997, and previously served as the company’s chief operating officer and senior vice president, worldwide sales. Prior to Ciena, Smith served as VP for Sales and Marketing at Intelsat and held executive roles in several pioneering European communications companies, including Cray Communications Group, Tricom Communications PLC, and Case Communications Group. Mr. Smith received his master’s in business administration from Ashridge Management College, United Kingdom. Mr. Smith is a member of the National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee (NSTAC) and serves on the Wake Forest Center for Entrepreneurship Advisory Council.
David F. Walker has served as a director of our company since February 2006 and is chairman of our Audit Committee. Mr. Walker is the Director of the Accountancy Program and the Program for Social Responsibility and Corporate Reporting at the University of South Florida St. Petersburg, where he has been employed since 2002. Prior to joining the University of South Florida, Mr. Walker was with Arthur Andersen LLP, having served as a partner in that firm from 1986 through 2002. Mr. Walker earned a master’s of business administration from the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business with concentration in accounting, finance and marketing, and a bachelor of arts degree from DePauw University with majors in economics and mathematics and a minor in business administration. Mr. Walker is a certified public accountant and a certified fraud examiner. Mr. Walker also serves on the board of directors of Chico’s FAS, Inc., First Advantage Corporation and Technology Research Corporation, participating on the executive, audit and corporate governance committees of Chico’s and chairing its audit committee; chairing the audit committee of First Advantage; and participating on the compensation and nominating committees of Technology Research.
Todd Bradley has significant leadership, finance, digital, marketing, technology and software experience. He previously served as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Mozido, a cloud-based mobile payment provider, from October 2015 to May 2017. Prior to that, Mr. Bradley served as the President of TIBCO Software Inc., a provider of infrastructure and business intelligence software, from June 2014 until it was acquired by Vista Equity Partners in December 2014. From 2005 to April 2014, Mr. Bradley served in a variety of roles at HP Inc. (“HP”), a manufacturer of computers and printing products, along with related technologies solutions and services, including most recently as Executive Vice President, Strategic Growth Initiatives from June 2013 to April 2014. Earlier in his career, Mr. Bradley served as President and CEO of Palm, Inc., a personal digital assistant and smartphone manufacturer, which was later acquired by HP.
Mr. Bradley is currently a member of the Board of Directors of Eastman Kodak Company and Mattel, Inc. Previously, he served as a member of the Board of TrueCar Inc.
Mr. Bradley holds a B.S. from Towson University.
Allison Pickens is a technology executive with significant experience driving growth and strategic transformation initiatives at SaaS companies. Ms. Pickens most recently served as Chief Operating Officer and previously held other executive roles at Gainsight, a SaaS company, from 2014 to 2020. She is the co-author of the book The Customer Success Economy, published by Wiley in spring 2020. Ms. Pickens previously worked at Bain Capital Private Equity, where she evaluated investments in a range of industries, and Boston Consulting Group, where she was a management consultant to both public and private companies.
Ms. Pickens is a member of the Board of Directors of Rainforest QA, a venture-backed SaaS company, and is a member of the Technology Advisory Network at Boston Consulting Group, where she advises on strategic transformations of technology companies. She also has served as an Executive-in-Residence at Bessemer Venture Partners, advising portfolio companies on how to grow and retain subscription revenue. Previously she served as a member of the Board of eCompliance, a privately-funded SaaS company, until its successful acquisition by Alcumus. Ms. Pickens has an MBA from the Stanford University Graduate Business School and a B.A. from Yale University.
Arlen Shenkman has substantial experience helping to lead large-scale business transformations for growth of SaaS and working with companies that specialize in complex-cloud environments and enterprise application software. He is currently Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at Citrix Systems, Inc., where he is responsible for all of the company’s financial and capital management strategies, budgeting and planning, financial accounting, tax and treasury, investor relations, strategic alliances, and M&A. He joined Citrix in September 2019 from SAP, where he most recently served as Executive Vice President and Global Head of Business Development and Ecosystems. Prior to that role, Mr. Shenkman served as Chief Financial Officer of SAP North America, the company’s largest business unit. Mr. Shenkman previously served as Global Head of Corporate Development for SAP and was a principal architect of SAP’s rapid transformation into a cloud company.
Mr. Shenkman has a J.D. from the University of Miami School of Law, an M.B.A. from the Fox School of Business at Temple University, and a bachelor’s degree in political science from George Washington University.