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Mr. Wright became a director in May 2011. Mr. Wright joined Apax in 2000 and is a Partner on Apax’s Technology & Telecom team. He currently serves as a board member of Tivit, Realpage (NASDAQ: RP) and Paradigm. Mr. Wright is also the chairman of the Board of Opportunity Network, an education-focused charity in New York City. Prior to joining Apax, Mr. Wright served in a variety of roles at GE Capital, including principal investing on behalf of GE Ventures. Previously, he worked at Accenture, a consulting firm, designing and implementing systems for the financial services and pharmaceutical industries. Mr. Wright received his B.A. in economics from Tufts University and his M.B.A. in finance from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. We believe Mr. Wright’s qualifications to serve on our Board of Directors include his extensive business and financial experience related to enterprise software and technology-enabled services companies. Mr. Wright has also served on the Board of Directors of a number of public and private companies.
Mr. Mackenzie became a director in May 2011. Mr. Mackenzie joined Apax in 2003 and is a Partner on Apax’s Technology & Telecom team. Mr. Mackenzie has specialized in transactions in the technology sector. He currently serves as a board member of Sophos, plc. Prior to joining Apax, Mr. Mackenzie spent most of his career at McKinsey & Company where he specialized in the technology sector. He has also held operating roles at Psion plc, a mobile computer designer and manufacturer, and nSine Technology Inc. Mr. Mackenzie holds an M.B.A. from Stanford Graduate School of Business, where he was an Arjay Millar Scholar, and a Masters of Engineering from Imperial College, London. We believe Mr. Mackenzie’s qualifications to serve on our Board of Directors include his extensive business and financial experience related to enterprise software and technology-enabled services companies. Mr. Mackenzie has also served on the Board of Directors of a number of public and private companies.
Mr. Chen became a director in May 2011. Mr. Chen joined Apax in 2007 and is a Principal on Apax’s Technology & Telecom team. Mr. Chen has focused on the technology and telecom sector throughout his career at Apax. He currently serves as a board member of Paradigm and a board observer of Sophos, plc. Prior to joining Apax, Mr. Chen worked at Bain & Company and Goldman Sachs, specializing in the technology and telecom sector at both firms. Mr. Chen received a B.S. in Industrial Engineering from Stanford University, an M.S. in Engineering-Economic Systems & Operations Research from Stanford University, an M.A. in International Studies from the University of Pennsylvania and an M.B.A. from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. We believe Mr. Chen’s qualifications to serve on our Board of Directors include his extensive business and financial experience related to enterprise software and technology-enabled services companies.
Mr. Walker became a director in November 2011. Mr. Walker currently serves as a board member of Experian plc, Halma plc, The Perform Group plc, Newcastle Science City Ltd, and the Entrepreneurs’ Forum. Mr. Walker served as a board member of the Sage Group plc until September 2010 and Diageo plc until October 2011. Previously, Mr. Walker was Chief Executive of The Sage Group plc from 1994 to October 2010. He joined Sage in 1984 as Financial Controller and was appointed Finance Director in 1987 prior to flotation on the London Stock Exchange. Mr. Walker qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Ernst & Young, having graduated from York University with an economics degree. We believe Mr. Walker brings to the Board of Directors extensive leadership, operations, financial, accounting, and strategic planning experience. Mr. Walker has also served on the Board of Directors of a number of public and private companies.
Mr. Gyenes became a director in November 2011. Mr. Gyenes has four decades of experience in global technical, sales, marketing, and general management positions within the software and computer systems industries. He is an active investor and board member focusing on technology market opportunities. He is currently the lead independent director of Sophos plc, a global security software company, where he previously served as Non-Executive Chairman. Mr. Gyenes also serves on the board of Pegasystems, VistaPrint Limited, IntraLinks, Inc., RealPage, Inc., and EnerNoc, , and is a Trustee Emeritus of the Massachusetts Technology Leadership Council. Mr. Gyenes served on the board of Lawson Software, Inc., (until July 2011, acquired by Golden Gate / Infor), Netezza Corporation (until 2010, acquired by IBM), Bladelogic, Inc. (until 2008, acquired by BMC), webMethods, Inc. (until 2007, acquired by Software AG) and Applix, Inc. (until 2007, acquired by Cognos). He served as Chairman and CEO of Ascential Software, as well as of its predecessor companies VMark Software, Ardent Software and Informix, and led its growth into the data integration market leader, from 1996 until it was acquired by IBM in 2005. Previously, Mr. Gyenes served as President and CEO of Racal InterLan, Inc., and in executive positions at Data General Corporation, Encore Computer Corporation and Prime Computer, Inc. Earlier in his career, he held sales and technical positions at Xerox Data Systems and IBM. He is a graduate of Columbia University where he received both his B.A. in mathematics and his M.B.A. degree. Mr. Gyenes was awarded the 2005 New England Region Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year award in Software. We believe Mr. Gyenes’ qualifications to serve on our Board of Directors include his extensive business and financial experience related to enterprise software and technology-enabled services companies. Mr. Gyenes has also served on the Board of Directors of a number of public and private companies.
Mr. Cowan has served as our Chief Executive Officer since October 2013 and as a director of the Company since November 2013. Prior to accepting his position with Epicor, from June to October 2013, Mr. Cowan served as President of DataDirect Networks, a privately-held data storage infrastructure provider. Prior to that, Mr. Cowan served as President, Chief Executive Officer and Director of OnLine Resources Corporation (NASDAQ: ORCC) from June 2010 to March 2013. From June 2009 to June 2010, Mr. Cowan served as a consultant with Vector Capital, a venture capital investment firm. Mr. Cowan served as Chief Executive Officer and a member of the Board of Directors of Interwoven Inc. (NASDAQ: IWOV), a provider of content management software, from April 2007 until its acquisition by Autonomy, Inc. in March 2009. He served as Chief Executive Officer and a director of Manugistics Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: MANU), a provider of supply chain management software, from July 2004 to July 2006. Prior to that, Mr. Cowan served in a variety of other executive senior sales and marketing management positions with companies including, EXE Technologies, Inc., Invensys Automation & Information Systems, Wonderware, Texas Instruments, Eurotherm Corp. (now part of Invensys), Monsanto, and Honeywell Information.
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