People: Exa Corp (EXA.OQ)

EXA.OQ on NASDAQ Stock Exchange Global Market

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26 Dec 2014
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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

John Shields

1999 Independent Chairman of the Board

Stephen Remondi

49 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Stephen Sarno

2014 Acting Chief Financial Officer, Chief Accounting Officer, Vice President - Finance

Richard Gilbody

2014 Chief Financial Officer

Hudong Chen

57 2013 Senior Vice President, Chief Scientific Officer

James Hoch

49 2013 Senior Vice President - Software Development

Jean-Paul Roux

50 2003 Vice President - European Operations

Michelle Burnett

2014 Vice President - Human Resources

Robert Burke

59 2014 Independent Director

Wayne Mackie

65 2008 Independent Director

John Poduska

76 1994 Independent Director

Robert Schechter

65 2008 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

John Shields

Mr. John J. Shields, III, is Independent Chairman of the Board of Exa Corporation. He has served as a member of our Board of Directors since 1996 and our Chairman since 1999. Mr. Shields has served as a general partner of Boston Capital Ventures since 1997. Prior to assuming that position, Mr. Shields was the President and Chief Executive Officer of Computervision Corporation, formerly Prime Computer, Inc., a provider of computer aided design and manufacturing software that was acquired by PTC in 2001. Mr. Shields joined Computervision in January 1990 after 28 years at Digital Equipment Corporation where his last position was Senior Vice President responsible for sales, services, marketing and international organizations. Mr. Shields was a member of Digital Equipment Corporation’s Executive Committee and Chairman of its Marketing and Sales Strategy Committee. We believe that Mr. Shields’ many years of service as a chief executive officer and senior executive in a variety of roles in the computer software and hardware industries and his experience as an investor qualify him to serve as a member of our Board of Directors.

Stephen Remondi

Mr. Stephen A. Remondi is President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of Exa Corporation. He co-founded Exa Corporation in 1991 and has held the positions of Chief Executive Officer and President since 1999. Prior to 1999, Mr. Remondi held numerous positions within Exa, including Vice President of Applications Development and Business Development. In that role, Mr. Remondi was responsible for the development of the PowerFLOW product and management of Exa’s strategic customer partnerships. Prior to founding Exa, Mr. Remondi held various engineering and engineering management positions at Alliant Computer Systems Corporation and Data General Corporation. Mr. Remondi has a B.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Tufts University and an M.B.A. from Bentley College. We believe that Mr. Remondi’s educational background in engineering and management, his professional experience as an engineer and executive, and his extensive knowledge of our company’s history and culture, its products, technology and personnel, and its markets and customers, qualify him to serve as a member of our Board of Directors.

Stephen Sarno

Mr. Stephen P. Sarno has been appointed as Acting Chief Financial Officer, Chief Accounting Officer, Vice President - Finance of Exa Corporation. He has been appointed as Acting Chief Financial Officer effective as of March 31, 2014. He joined Exa in November 2012. Prior to joining the company, Mr. Sarno served as Senior Vice President, Finance and Corporate Controller at Education Holdings 1, Inc., formerly The Princeton Review, from 2011 to 2012. Additional prior work experience highlights include a role as Vice President, Corporate Controller and Chief Accounting Officer with Sapient Corporation as well as over 10 years of experience at PricewaterhouseCoopers as a Senior Manager. He is a Certified Public Accountant in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, holds an MBA from the University of Texas at Austin and a BBA from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

Richard Gilbody

Mr. Richard F. Gilbody is Chief Financial Officer of the Company. With over 30 years of finance and operations experience and 22 years focused on the software and technology sectors, Mr. Gilbody brings broad and relevant insight to the company. He comes to Exa from Agencyport Software, where he held the positions of Chief Financial and Operating Officers and was a member of its Board of Directors. Prior to that, he held senior finance and operating executive positions at IBM, including Vice President of the Business Analytics Division, and at Cognos Corporation, as President of Cognos Americas and Senior Vice President of Finance and Operations. Mr. Gilbody holds both a Bachelor of Science and a Masters in Business Administration from Boston College.

Hudong Chen

Dr. Hudong Chen, Ph.D., is Senior Vice President, Chief Scientific Officer of Exa Corporation. He joined Exa in 1993 and has been our Chief Scientific Officer and Senior Vice President since September 2013, before which he served as our Chief Scientist from 1997 to 2013 and Vice President of Physics from 2000 to 2013. Prior to his tenure at Exa, Dr. Chen was a visiting assistant physics professor at Dartmouth College and a postdoctoral fellow at Los Alamos National Laboratory. Dr. Chen has a Ph.D. in Physics from Dartmouth College, a M.S. in Physics from the College of William and Mary, and a B.S. in Physics from Fudan University in China. Dr. Chen is known for his pioneering work in lattice Boltzmann methods as well as contributions in turbulence and kinetic theory. Dr. Chen has been a Fellow of the American Physical Society since 2000.

James Hoch

Mr. James Hoch is Senior Vice President - Software Development of Exa Corporation. He joined Exa in 1993 and has been our Senior Vice President of Software Development since September 2013, before which he served as our Vice President of Software Development from 1999 to 2013. Prior to joining Exa, Mr. Hoch was the lead architect on several research parallel computer systems and related compiler projects at Sandia National Laboratories. Mr. Hoch was also chief architect at Maker Communications, a developer of network communications processors, from October 1998 to July 1999. Mr. Hoch has extensive experience in compiler technology and parallel computing and holds both M.S. and B.S. degrees from Purdue University in Computer and Electrical Engineering.

Jean-Paul Roux

Mr. Jean-Paul Roux is Vice President - European Operations of Exa Corporation. He joined Exa in 2001 as managing director for Southern and Western Europe. In April 2003 Mr. Roux assumed the position of Vice President of European Operations. Prior to joining Exa, Mr. Roux was Managing Director of Tecnomatix UK, a provider of product lifecycle management software, and its Scandinavian subsidiary. Mr. Roux has extensive experience selling software solutions to engineers in the manufacturing, electronics, automotive, aerospace and off-highway equipment industries. Mr. Roux holds a language degree from Catholic University and a business degree from Ecole Superieure de Commerce in Grenoble, France.

Michelle Burnett

Ms. Michelle Woods Burnett is Vice President - Human Resources of the Company., effective Oct. 6, 2014. Ms. Burnett brings both a strategic and operational human capital perspective to the company. She joins Exa from Kiva Systems, a subsidiary of Amazon, where she was the senior Human Resources executive. Prior to Kiva she led the HR departments for Lemaitre Vascular and Arbor Networks as well as various roles across all HR functions in both the technology and healthcare sectors. Ms. Burnett earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Management from Siena College in New York.

Robert Burke

Mr. Robert D. Burke is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Burke holds a BS in Physics from Eastern Michigan University and is currently also on the Boards of Directors for Sitecore A/S and TechTarget, Inc.

Wayne Mackie

Mr. Wayne D. Mackie is Independent Director of Exa Corporation, since February 2008. Mr. Mackie is currently the Executive Vice President, Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer of CRA International, Inc., a publicly traded worldwide economic, financial, and management consulting services firm, a position he has held since 2005. Mr. Mackie was a member of the Board of Directors and Audit Committee of Novell, Inc. from 2003 until 2005. From 1972 through December 2002, Mr. Mackie was an employee of and, effective in 1983, a partner with Arthur Andersen LLP, where he specialized in software and high technology industry clients. After leaving Arthur Andersen, Mr. Mackie served as a consultant to a number of organizations. Mr. Mackie received a Master’s degree from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and a Bachelor’s degree from Babson College, and is a certified public accountant. Mr. Mackie is currently a Trustee and former member of the Board of Directors, Compensation Committee and Chairman of the Audit Committee for the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary. We believe that Mr. Mackie’s training as a certified public accountant, his background as a partner of a registered independent public accounting firm and as a senior financial executive and his experience as a director of another public company qualify him to serve as a member of our Board of Directors.

John Poduska

Dr. John William Poduska, Sr., Ph.D., is Independent Director of Exa Corporation since 1994. Dr. Poduska was the Chairman of Advanced Visual Systems Inc., a provider of visualization software, from January 1992 to December 2001. From December 1989 until December 1991, Dr. Poduska was President and Chief Executive Officer of Stardent Computer Inc., a computer manufacturer. From December 1985 until December 1989, Dr. Poduska served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Stellar Computer Inc., a computer manufacturer he founded which is the predecessor of Stardent Computer Inc. Prior to founding Stellar Computer, Inc., Dr. Poduska founded Apollo Computer Inc. and Prime Computer, Inc. Dr. Poduska also served as a director of Novell, Inc. until 2011 and of Anadarko Petroleum Corporation and Safeguard Scientifics, Inc. until 2009. Dr. Poduska holds a Sc.D. from MIT and an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from Lowell University.

Robert Schechter

Mr. Robert P. Schechter is Independent Director of Exa Corporation, since June 2008. Mr. Schechter served as Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of NMS Communications Corporation from 1995 until his retirement in 2008. From 1987 to 1994, Mr. Schechter held various senior executive positions with Lotus Development Corporation and from 1980 to 1987 was a partner of Coopers & Lybrand LLP. Mr. Schechter is currently a director of PTC Inc., a developer of software and services used by discrete manufacturing organizations, and Tremor Video, Inc., a provider of technology-driven video advertising solutions. Previously, Mr. Schechter served as a director of Unica Corporation, Soapstone Networks, Inc., Moldflow Corporation and MapInfo Corporation. Mr. Schechter is a graduate of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. We believe that Mr. Schechter’s educational background in technology, finance and accounting and his experience as a partner of a registered independent public accounting firm, as a senior executive in the software industry and as a director of other public companies qualify him to serve as a member of our Board of Directors.

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