People: ANSYS Inc (ANSS.OQ)

ANSS.OQ on NASDAQ Stock Exchange Global Select Market

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19 Dec 2014
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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Peter Smith

69 2000 Independent Chairman of the Board

James Cashman

60 2000 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Maria Shields

49 1998 Chief Financial Officer, Vice President - Finance and Administration

Robert Kocis

2014 Vice President - Worldwide Sales and Support

Joshua Fredberg

44 2009 Vice President - Marketing

Walid Abu-Hadba

48 2013 Chief Product Officer

Patrick Zilvitis

71 2011 Lead Independent Director

Ajei Gopal

52 2011 Independent Director

Ronald Hovsepian

53 2012 Independent Director

William McDermott

52 2007 Independent Director

Bradford Morley

67 2001 Independent Director

Barbara Scherer

58 2013 Independent Director

Michael Thurk

61 2007 Independent Director

N Annette Arribas

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Biographies

Name Description

Peter Smith

Mr. Peter J. Smith is Independent Chairman of Board of Ansys, Inc. Mr. Smith joined the Company in 1994 and served as president until April 1999 and chief executive officer until February 2000. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Smith was vice president of european operations for Digital Equipment Corporation from November 1991 to March 1994. Previously, he managed Digital’s worldwide applications development and marketing activities, including its Engineering Systems Group which focused on CAD and CAM, graphics and general engineering software. Mr. Smith is also the past chairman of Bluesocket, Inc., Neartek, Inc. and the Martin Group, and a former director of NxTrend Inc. and Accellos Inc. Prior oversight and management roles as chairman, director, officer and CEO of several software and global technology companies, as well as extensive board and management experience with the Company, enable Mr. Smith to provide leadership and a diversity of skills and expertise to the Board of Directors as well as assuring that the Board of Directors maintains a structure and process that the Company believes is advantageous for good governance.

James Cashman

Mr. James E. Cashman, III, is President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of Ansys, Inc. Mr. Cashman served as our senior vice president of operations upon joining the Company in September 1997 until April 1999. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Cashman was vice president of marketing and international operations at PAR Technology Corporation, a computer software and hardware company involved in transaction processing, from 1995 to September 1997. From 1992 to 1994, he was vice president of product development and marketing at Metaphase Technology, Inc., a product data management company, which was a joint venture of Structural Dynamics Research Corporation and Control Data Systems. Prior to joining Metaphase, Mr. Cashman was employed by Structural Dynamics Research Corporation, a computer aided design company, from 1976 to 1992, in a number of sales and technical positions. Mr. Cashman is also chairman of the Pittsburgh Technology Council and a past Board member of the Carnegie Museum of Natural History. Mr. Cashman’s experience includes senior responsibilities in technology, product and market strategy management as well as sales, operational and international functions prior to his general management role with the Company for the past 16 years. His long-standing vision and well-diversified background are key components of the Company’s board structure and effectiveness.

Maria Shields

Ms. Maria T. Shields is Chief Financial Officer, Vice President - Finance and Administration of Ansys, Inc. Previously, she served as corporate controller since September 1994 and as a vice president since May 1998. Prior to joining the Company, Ms. Shields held various positions as a CPA with Deloitte & Touche LLP, including that of audit manager. Ms. Shields serves as a Director of the First National Bank Pittsburgh Community Board and the Washington County Chamber of Commerce, and as a member of the Board of Trustees of the Anglican Diocese of Pittsburgh. Ms. Shields holds a bachelor of science degree in accounting from Pennsylvania State University.

Robert Kocis

Mr. Robert Kocis is Vice President - Worldwide Sales and Support of the Company. Kocis has more than 20 years of experience in sales leadership and business management roles, and is a 16 year veteran of PTC Inc., a U.S.-based computer software company specializing in 2-D and 3-D design software, product lifecycle management, and service management solutions. At PTC, Kocis has served in a variety of positions, most recently as senior divisional vice president of Asia Pacific Sales and Distribution, where he had strategic sales leadership and general management oversight responsibilities for PTC's operations across Asia. Kocis is a graduate of the United States Merchant Marine Academy with a B.S. in Marine Engineering Systems.

Joshua Fredberg

Mr. Joshua Fredberg is no longer serves as Vice President - Marketing of Ansys, Inc. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Fairbanks was president and chief operating officer for Black Oak Computer Services Incorporated from August 2000 to October 2001. Prior to Black Oak, Mr. Fairbanks was the vice president, sales and marketing for the IBM Business Unit of Avnet Hallmark, an IBM distributor, from August 1997 to August 2000. Prior to August 1997, Mr. Fairbanks was the director of sales operations for Aspen Technology, a chemical engineering software company. Mr. Fairbanks majored in computer science at West Chester University. On March 18, 2014, Mr. Fairbanks notified the Company that he was resigning from his position as vice president of worldwide sales and support following a transition period concluding on July 11, 2014.

Walid Abu-Hadba

Mr. Walid Abu-Hadba is Chief Product Officer of Ansys, Inc. For the five years prior to that he was Corporate Vice President, Developer and Platform Evangelism at Microsoft Corporation, where he worked in a variety of progressively challenging management roles for the past 21 years including Vice President, Specialist Sales, Enterprise and Partner Group; General Manager, Asia Pacific and Japan Technology center; General Manager, Global Technical Center; and Practice Manager, Advanced Technology Group. He is a graduate of Arizona State University with a bachelor of science degree in Systems Engineering.

Patrick Zilvitis

Mr. Patrick J. Zilvitis is Lead Independent Director of Ansys, Inc. Mr. Zilvitis was chief information officer and corporate vice president of The Gillette Company, a global producer of consumer goods, from 1992 through 2000. From 1987 to 1992, Mr. Zilvitis managed the Consulting Services business at Digital Equipment Corporation. From 1985 to 1987, Mr. Zilvitis served as president of Martin Marietta Data Systems, responsible for its commercial systems integration, software and timesharing businesses and company-wide internal information technology. Mr. Zilvitis started his career with IBM and spent 17 years in sales, product management and general management positions. Notably, he managed IBM’s Personal Computer channel for large accounts in 1981, the beginning years of the PC. Mr. Zilvitis formerly served as a director of Stocker Yale, Inc., a specialty optics manufacturer, from 2004 to 2009, and has been an independent IT consultant since his retirement from Gillette. Mr. Zilvitis’ experience both as a vendor and as a customer of information technology products and services provides unique and valuable experience and perspective as the Company develops and expands its internal information technology capabilities, integrates acquisitions, and evolves its worldwide sales model to partner with customers’ user communities and their internal information technology departments.

Ajei Gopal

Dr. Ajei S. Gopal is Independent Director of Ansys, Inc. Dr. Gopal has been an operating partner at Silver Lake since April 2013. Prior to Silver Lake, he was senior vice president at Hewlett Packard (HP) since 2011. Prior to joining HP, Dr. Gopal was executive vice president at CA Technologies, which he joined in 2006. From 2004 to 2006, he was with Symantec Corporation, where he served as executive vice president and chief technology officer. Earlier, Dr. Gopal served as chief executive officer and a member of the board of directors of ReefEdge Networks, a company he co-founded in 2000. Before that, he worked at IBM from 1991 to 2000, initially at IBM Research, and later in IBM’s Software Group. He began his career as a member of the technical staff at Bell Communications Research. Dr. Gopal’s background in both technology and senior management of large software and technology companies, along with his experience in global operations and business development, provide significant insight and advisory capacity to the Company’s Board of Directors.

Ronald Hovsepian

Mr. Ronald W. Hovsepian is Independent Director of Ansys, Inc. Mr. Hovsepian has served as president, chief executive officer and director of IntraLinks, Inc. since December 2011. Previously, Mr. Hovsepian served as president and chief executive officer of Novell, Inc. from 2005 to 2011. He joined Novell in 2003 and served, among other roles, as executive vice president and president of worldwide field operations. Prior to Novell, Mr. Hovsepian was a managing director with Bear Stearns Asset Management, a technology venture capital fund, from February to December 2002. From March 2000 to February 2002, Mr. Hovsepian served as managing director for Internet Capital Group, a venture capital firm. He started his career at IBM Corporation and held management and executive positions for almost 17 years, including worldwide general manager of IBM’s Distribution industries and the executive responsible for global hardware and software development, sales, marketing and services related to that industry. Mr. Hovsepian currently serves as non-executive chairman of the board of ANN, Inc. His extensive experience in the technology and software industries as a chief executive officer, senior manager and venture capital investor positions him to contribute significantly to the Company’s Board of Directors and provide guidance in the areas of sales, marketing and product development.

William McDermott

Mr. William R. McDermott is Independent Director of Ansys, Inc. In February 2010, Mr. McDermott was appointed co-CEO of SAP AG and he was recently announced to become the sole CEO effective May 2014. He has been a member of the Executive Board of SAP AG since 2008. Prior to that appointment, Mr. McDermott was the president and chief executive officer of SAP Global Field Operations. Prior to SAP, Mr. McDermott served as executive vice president of Worldwide Sales & Operations at Siebel Systems and as president of Gartner, Inc. He spent 17 years at Xerox Corporation holding various senior management positions including president of U.S. Major Account Organization and senior vice president/general manager of Xerox Business Systems. He serves on the board of directors of Under Armour, Inc., a performance apparel company dedicated to technologically advanced products. Mr. McDermott’s experience serving and having served in top positions with large leading worldwide software and technology companies for more than 20 years provides extensive general management, international and customer-facing insight to the Company’s Board of Directors.

Bradford Morley

Mr. Bradford C. Morley is Independent Director of Ansys, Inc. From 1994 through 2007, Mr. Morley served as a director for various high technology software companies, including Computer Aided Design Software, Inc., Camax Manufacturing Technologies, and CoCreate Software, Inc., where he served as chairman of the Board. From 1990 to 1993, Mr. Morley was president of Applicon, Inc., a CAD/CAM subsidiary of Schlumberger Ltd. Prior to that time, Mr. Morley was employed for fifteen years at Structural Dynamics Research Corporation, where he served as senior vice president and general manager. Mr. Morley has wide-ranging experience in operational and strategic senior management roles within companies which directly address similar or adjacent markets to those of the Company. In addition, his deep background in senior financial roles provides very valuable skills for functioning in his role as the chairman of our audit committee.

Barbara Scherer

Ms. Barbara V. Scherer has been appointed as Independent Director of ANSYS, Inc., effective April 26, 2013. Ms. Scherer is the former SVP, finance and administration and chief financial officer of Plantronics, Inc., a global leader in audio communication devices for businesses and consumers from 1998-2012, and was vice president, finance and administration and chief financial officer from 1997-1998. Prior to Plantronics, Ms. Scherer held various executive management positions spanning eleven years in the disk drive industry, was an associate with The Boston Consulting Group, and was a member of the corporate finance team at ARCO in Los Angeles. Ms. Scherer is a director of Netgear, Inc., a global networking company that delivers innovative products to consumers, businesses and service providers. From 2004 through 2010 she served as a director of Keithley Instruments, a publicly traded test and measurement company, until its acquisition by Danaher Corporation. With a career spanning more than 32 years including 25 in senior financial leadership roles in the technology industry, Ms. Scherer provides the Company with practical and strategic insight into complex financial reporting and management issues as well as significant operational expertise.

Michael Thurk

Mr. Michael C. Thurk is Independent Director of Ansys, Inc. Mr. Thurk is currently the managing partner for Mariposa Consulting, LLC, which provides business and technical consulting for emerging communications companies. From 2006 to 2008, Mr. Thurk served as chief operating officer and member of the board at Avaya, Inc. He also held the position of president of Avaya’s Global Communications Solutions and was previously a group vice president of systems at Avaya since 2002. Mr. Thurk has also held management positions at Ericsson and several U.S. data communications companies. At Ericsson, he was executive vice president of Division Data Backbone and Optical Networks and president of Ericsson Datacom, Inc. Before Ericsson, Mr. Thurk was president of Xyplex Networks and a vice president with General DataComm. Prior to that, he worked for Digital Equipment Corporation, in various senior roles and as a vice president responsible for enterprise network related businesses. Mr. Thurk retired as a director of Acme Packet, Inc., a company specializing in border control solutions, in September 2010. Extensive general management experience at large worldwide technology-focused companies provides Mr. Thurk with the ability to contribute significantly to the Company’s strategic, technology and operational directions.

N Annette Arribas

Basic Compensation

Options Compensation

Name Options Value

Peter Smith

98,388 1,563,146

James Cashman

1,264,818 44,612,720

Maria Shields

194,974 7,157,598

Robert Kocis

0 0

Joshua Fredberg

30,000 1,109,300

Walid Abu-Hadba

0 0

Patrick Zilvitis

0 0

Ajei Gopal

0 0

Ronald Hovsepian

0 0

William McDermott

0 0

Bradford Morley

0 0

Barbara Scherer

0 0

Michael Thurk

0 0

N Annette Arribas

0 0
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