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Aspen Technology Inc (AZPN.O)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Robert Whelan

63 2013 Independent Chairman of the Board

Antonio Pietri

50 2013 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Karl Johnsen

46 2015 Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President

William Griffin

2016 Executive Vice President - Field Operations

Frederic Hammond

55 2005 Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary

R. Halsey Wise

47 2016 Director

Donald Casey

69 2004 Independent Director

Gary Haroian

64 2003 Independent Director

Joan McArdle

64 1994 Independent Director

Simon Orebi Gann

65 2011 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Robert Whelan

Mr. Robert M. Whelan, Jr. is Independent Chairman of the Board of the CompanyHe has served as one of our directors since May 2011. Mr. Whelan has been the President of Whelan & Company, LLC, which provides business and financial consulting and strategic services to a broad range of companies, since 2001. From 2001 to 2005, Mr. Whelan also served as Managing Director of Valuation Perspectives, Inc., a consulting firm. Prior to 2001, Mr. Whelan held a number of senior-level positions at various investment banking and brokerage firms. Among other positions, Mr. Whelan was Vice Chairman of Prudential Volpe Technology Group, the technology investment banking and research division of Prudential Securities, and prior to that, he was Chief Operating Officer, Managing Director, Head of Investment Banking, and a board member of Volpe Brown Whelan & Company, a private technology and healthcare investment banking, brokerage and asset management firm acquired by Prudential Securities in 1999. Mr. Whelan served as a director of ARIAD Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a NASDAQ-listed developer of small-molecule drugs to treat patients with aggressive cancers, from April, 2010 through September, 2014. Mr. Whelan holds a B.A. in History from Dartmouth College and an M.B.A. from Stanford University Graduate School of Business.

Antonio Pietri

Mr. Antonio J. Pietri is President and Chief Executive Officer, Since October 1, 2013 and has served as one of our directors since July 2013. Before accepting his appointment as President and Chief Executive Officer, he had served as our Executive Vice President, Field Operations since July 2007. Mr. Pietri served as our Senior Vice President and Managing Director for our Asia-Pacific region from 2002 to June 2007 and held various other positions with our company from 1996 until 2002. From 1992 to 1996, he was at Setpoint Systems, Inc., which we acquired, and before that he worked at ABB Simcon and AECTRA Refining and Marketing, Inc. He holds an M.B.A. from the University of Houston and a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Tulsa.

Karl Johnsen

Mr. Karl E. Johnsen is Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President of Aspen Technology Inc. Mr. Johnsen has served as our Vice President, Corporate Controller since November 2013. From October 2012 to August 2013, Mr. Johnsen was Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer/Controller for Avid Technology, a provider of digital media content-creation products and solutions. From December 2011 to October 2012, Mr. Johnsen was Corporate Vice President, Finance at FusionStorm Global, Inc., a provider of diversified information technology services. From February 2007 to December 2011, Mr. Johnsen served as Vice President, Finance at GlassHouse Technologies Inc., a provider of data center consulting, technology integration and managed services. He holds a B.S. in Accountancy from Bentley University and an M.B.A. from Babson College.

William Griffin

Mr. Bill Griffin is Executive Vice President - Field Operations of the Company. He overseeing all Global Sales and Services and reporting to President & CEO Antonio Pietri. Griffin brings to AspenTech more than 25 years of sales leadership, most recently as Vice President of Worldwide Named Accounts and Emerging Products at Autodesk. Griffin brings to AspenTech more than 25 years of sales leadership, most recently as Vice President of Worldwide Named Accounts and Emerging Products at Autodesk. At Autodesk, Griffin successfully managed global teams of more than 500 employees that were responsible for more than one billion dollars of annual revenue. During his tenure he formed the company's Worldwide Channels organization, initiated the first Inside Sales group and formalized the Global Named Accounts team. Prior to Autodesk, Griffin was with Xerox Corporation where he held sales, services and marketing positions of increasing responsibility, lastly in sales as a General Manager responsible for Worldwide Financial Services. He holds a B.S. in Business Administration from Wilkes University in Wilkes-Barre Pennsylvania.

Frederic Hammond

Mr. Frederic G. Hammond is Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary of the Company. From February to June 2005, Mr. Hammond was a partner at the law firm of Hinckley, Allen & Snyder LLP in Boston, Massachusetts. From 1999 to 2004, Mr. Hammond served as vice president, business affairs and general counsel of Gomez Advisors, Inc., a performance management and benchmarking technology services firm. From 1992 to 1999, Mr. Hammond served as general counsel of Avid Technology, Inc., a provider of digital media creation, management and distribution solutions. Prior to 1992, Mr. Hammond was an attorney with the law firm of Ropes & Gray LLP in Boston, Massachusetts. He holds a B.A. from Yale College and a J.D. from Boston College Law School.

R. Halsey Wise

Mr. R. Halsey Wise is Director of the Company. He brings nearly 30 years of leadership, technology and financial experience to AspenTech's board of directors. He is currently Chairman and Chief Executive of Lime Barrel Advisors, LLC, a private investment firm he founded in 2010. Over the years Wise led several successful business transformation and value creation efforts. Until 2016, he served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of MedAssets Inc. (NASDAQ: MDAS), a leading healthcare technology performance improvement company with over 3,400 employees that served four out of five hospitals in the United States. MedAssets was acquired by Pamplona Capital Management in 2016. Wise was also Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Intergraph (NASDAQ:INGR), a leading global provider of engineering and geospatial software with more than 4,500 employees in over 50 countries. During his seven year tenure, Intergraph's market cap more than doubled and revenue grew 60%. Intergraph was acquired by Hexagon AB in 2010. Prior to Intergraph, Wise was Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President, North America for Solution 6 Holding LTD; General Manager, North America Global Services for CA Technologies, Inc. and President and Chief Operating Officer of Computer Management Sciences Inc. (NASDAQ: CMSX) which was acquired by CA Technologies, Inc. He also served in investment banking specializing in software and services with The Robinson-Humphrey Company (a division of Smith Barney).

Donald Casey

Mr. Donald P. Casey is Independent Director of the Company. From 2004 through 2009, Mr. Casey served as Chairman of the Board of Mazu Networks, a networking software startup. In 2004, Mr. Casey was also the chief executive officer of Mazu Networks. Since 2001, Mr. Casey has been an information strategy and operations consultant to technology and financial services companies. From 2000 to 2001, Mr. Casey served as president and chief operating officer of Exodus Communications, Inc., an Internet infrastructure services provider. From 1991 to 1999, Mr. Casey served as president and chief technology officer of Wang Global, Inc. Mr. Casey previously held executive management positions at Lotus Development Corporation, Apple Computer, Inc. and International Business Machines Corporation. He is currently a director of PeerApp Ltd., a startup focused on Internet media caching solutions. Mr. Casey holds a B.S. in Mathematics from St. Francis College.

Gary Haroian

Mr. Gary E. Haroian CPA is Independent Director of the Company. From 2000 to 2002, Mr. Haroian served in various positions, including as chief financial officer, chief operating officer and chief executive officer, at Bowstreet, Inc., a provider of software application tools. From 1997 to 2000, Mr. Haroian served as senior vice president of finance and administration and chief financial officer of Concord Communications, Inc., a network management software company. From 1983 to 1996, Mr. Haroian served in various positions, including chief financial officer, president, chief operating officer and chief executive officer, at Stratus Computer, Inc., a provider of continuous availability solutions. Mr. Haroian served as a director of A123 Systems, a battery systems company, from 2006 to 2012; Network Engines, Inc., a provider of server appliance solutions, from 2003 to 2011; Unica Corporation, a provider of enterprise marketing management software, from 2009 to 2010; Phase Forward Incorporated, a provider of clinical trials and drug safety software, from 2005 to 2010; AuthorizeNet. Holdings (formerly known as Lightbridge, Inc.), a provider of transaction and payment processing services, from 2005 to 2007; and Embarcadero Technologies, Inc., a provider of database management solutions, from 2004 to 2006. Prior to 1983, Mr. Haroian was a Certified Public Accountant. He holds a B.A. in Economics and a B.B.A. in Accounting from the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

Joan McArdle

Ms. Joan C. McArdle is Independent Director of the Company. Ms. McArdle has served as a senior vice president of Massachusetts Capital Resource Company, an investment company, since 2001, and served as a vice president of Massachusetts Capital Resource Company from 1985 to 2001. Ms. McArdle currently serves as a director of Datawatch Corporation, a provider of data visualization software. She holds an A.B. in English from Smith College.

Simon Orebi Gann

Dr. Simon J. Orebi Gann, D.Phil, is Independent Director of the Company. Dr. Orebi Gann worked for BP from 2000 until 2008, for most of that time serving as the Chief Information Officer and a member of the Executive Committee of BP Integrated Supply and Trading. From 1996 to 2000, Dr. Orebi Gann served as Managing Director of Technology for the London International Financial Futures and Options Exchange. From 1979 to 1996, he served as one of the Chief Information Officers of Marks and Spencer plc, an international retailer. Dr. Orebi Gann served as a director of MapInfo Corporation, a provider of location intelligence solutions, from 2004 until its sale to Pitney Bowes Inc. in April 2007. He currently serves on the board of directors of Next Generation Data Ltd, a European provider of large scale Data Center space; and the Low Carbon Contracts Company Ltd and the Electricity Settlements Company Ltd, sister companies that are wholly owned by the United Kingdom Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, and that were created to deliver key elements of the government's electricity market reform program. He holds a BA, MA (Oxon) and D. Phil from Oxford University where he studied Physics.

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