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Exa Corp (EXA.OQ)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

John Shields

76 1999 Independent Chairman of the Board

Stephen Remondi

50 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Richard Gilbody

55 2016 Chief Financial Officer

Hudong Chen

58 2013 Senior Vice President, Chief Scientific Officer

Suresh Sundaram

2016 Senior Vice President, Products and Marketing

James Hoch

50 2013 Senior Vice President - Software Development

Joel Dube

2016 Principal Accounting Officer, Vice President - Finance

Jean-Paul Roux

51 2003 Vice President - European Operations

Robert Burke

60 2014 Independent Director

Mark Fusco

52 2015 Independent Director

Wayne Mackie

66 2008 Independent Director

John Poduska

78 1994 Independent Director

Robert Schechter

67 2008 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

John Shields

Mr. John J. Shields, III, is an Independent Chairman of the Board of Exa Corporation. 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 Inc. 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.

Stephen Remondi

Mr. Stephen A. Remondi is President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of Exa Corporation. 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.

Richard Gilbody

Mr. Richard F. Gilbody is the Chief Financial Officer of the Exa Corp. Prior to joining Exa, Mr. Gilbody served from 2011 to 2013 as Chief Financial Officer, Chief Operating Officer and Board member at Agencyport Software. From 2000 to 2011, Mr. Gilbody 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 the Senior Vice President, Chief Scientific Officer of Exa Corporation. 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.

Suresh Sundaram

Dr. Suresh Sundaram is Senior Vice President, Products and Marketing of the Company. He earned his Ph.D. and Master of Science degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Chemical Engineering and a Bachelor degree in Chemical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Bombay. In addition, effective August 8, 2016.

James Hoch

Mr. James Hoch is the Senior Vice President - Software Development of Exa Corporation. 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.

Joel Dube

Mr. Joel Dube is the Vice President of Finance and Principal Accounting Officer of the Company. With over 18 years of finance and accounting leadership and experience, Mr. Dube brings important skills and perspective to the company's global operations. He joins Exa from Juniper Pharmaceuticals where he was Vice President and Corporate Controller. Prior to Juniper, he was Vice President and Corporate Controller at CRA International and held various accounting roles in organizations across the technology, manufacturing and public accounting sectors. Mr. Dube earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of Lowell, a postgraduate certification in Accountancy from Bentley College and is a Certified Public Accountant in New Hampshire.

Jean-Paul Roux

Mr. Jean-Paul Roux is the Vice President - European Operations of Exa Corporation. 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.

Robert Burke

Mr. Robert D. Burke is an Independent Director of the Company. Since August 2011, Mr. Burke has served as a Venture Partner at Technology Crossover Ventures. Prior to joining Technology Crossover Ventures, Mr. Burke was the Chief Executive Officer, President and a member of the Board of Directors of Art Technology Group, Inc., a publicly traded e-commerce software development company, from December 2002 until that company’s sale to Oracle Corporation in January 2011. Prior to his tenure at Art Technology Group, Mr. Burke held executive management positions at Digital Equipment Corporation, ePresence (formally Banyan Systems), and Quidnunc. Mr. Burke also currently serves on the Boards of Directors of TechTarget, Inc., a publicly traded provider of online content and brand advertising for information technology products and services, and Sitecore Corporation A/S, a Denmark-based provider of web content management and marketing solutions.

Mark Fusco

Mr. Mark E. Fusco is Independent Director of Exa Corporation. Mr. Fusco has held multiple executive leadership positions including, most recently, the position of President and CEO at Aspen Technology, Inc., a provider of simulation software and services for companies in the process industries to optimize their engineering, manufacturing, and supply chains. Under his tenure, Aspen Technology delivered a dramatic increase in shareholder value. In addition, Mr. Fusco has held executive management positions at Ajilon Consulting and Software Quality Partners. Mr. Fusco holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BA from Harvard College. He is currently also on the Board of Directors at Dyn, Black Duck Software, and Viewpoint.

Wayne Mackie

Mr. Wayne D. Mackie is an Independent Director of Exa Corporation, since February 2008. Since November 2014, Mr. Mackie has served as the Vice President of CRA International, Inc., a publicly traded worldwide economic, financial, and management consulting services firm. Prior to assuming that position, Mr. Mackie served as Executive Vice President, Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer of CRA International, Inc., from 2005 to November 2014. 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.

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 an 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 Chairman of the Board of PTC Inc., a developer of technology solutions that transform the way enterprises create and service products, 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.

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