People: MicroStrategy Inc (MSTR.OQ)

MSTR.OQ on NASDAQ Stock Exchange Global Select Market

165.78USD
21 Nov 2014
Price Change (% chg)

$-1.22 (-0.73%)
Prev Close
$167.00
Open
$170.00
Day's High
$170.00
Day's Low
$164.67
Volume
33,764
Avg. Vol
25,982
52-wk High
$170.80
52-wk Low
$99.33

Search Stocks

Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Michael Saylor

49 2012 Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer

Jonathan Klein

47 2012 President, Chief Legal Officer

Paul Zolfaghari

49 2012 President

Douglas Thede

45 2012 Chief Financial Officer, Senior Executive Vice President

Peng Xiao

40 2012 Senior Executive Vice President, Chief Technology Officer

Bob Watts

46 2013 Senior Executive Vice President - worldwide professional services

Marcus Starke

2014 Chief Marketing Officer

Robert Epstein

61 2006 Independent Director

David LaRue

62 2006 Independent Director

Jarrod Patten

42 2004 Independent Director

Carl Rickertsen

54 2002 Independent Director

Thomas Spahr

48 2006 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Michael Saylor

Mr. Michael J. Saylor is Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer of MicroStrategy Inc. He has served as chief executive officer and chairman of the Board of Directors since founding MicroStrategy in November 1989 and previously served as president from November 1989 to November 2000 and from January 2005 to October 2012. Prior to that, Mr. Saylor was employed by E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company as a venture manager from 1988 to 1989 and by Federal Group, Inc. as a consultant from 1987 to 1988. Mr. Saylor received an S.B. in Aeronautics and Astronautics and an S.B. in Science, Technology and Society from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. We believe that Mr. Saylor is well-suited to serve on our Board of Directors due to his position as our chief executive officer and his more than twenty years with the Company, including as its founder. In addition to his leadership expertise, Mr. Saylor is regarded as a technology visionary, and has deep knowledge of the Company’s history, strategy, technology, and culture, as well as unique insight into the Company’s product development, marketing, finance, and operations.

Jonathan Klein

Mr. Jonathan F. Klein is President, Chief Legal Officer of MicroStrategy Inc. He has served as president & chief legal officer since October 2012 and previously served as executive vice president, law & general counsel from December 2007 to October 2012, as vice president, law and general counsel from November 1998 to December 2007, and as corporate counsel from June 1997 to November 1998. From September 1993 to June 1997, Mr. Klein was an appellate litigator with the United States Department of Justice. Mr. Klein received a B.A. in Economics from Amherst College and a J.D. from Harvard Law School.

Paul Zolfaghari

Mr. Paul N. Zolfaghari is President of MicroStrategy Inc., since November 2012. Prior to that, Mr. Zolfaghari served as chief operating officer of ParAccel, Inc., an analytic database company headquartered in California, a position he held from January 2011 to November 2012. Prior to his tenure at ParAccel, Mr. Zolfaghari served as MicroStrategy’s executive vice president, worldwide sales & operations from December 2007 to January 2011, as vice president, worldwide sales and operations from August 2006 to December 2007, as vice president, worldwide business affairs from March 2005 to August 2006, as vice president & chief of staff from July 2003 to March 2005, as chief of staff from November 2000 to July 2003, and as assistant to MicroStrategy’s president & chief executive officer from December 1999 to November 2000. Mr. Zolfaghari received a B.A. in English from Gettysburg College and a J.D. from the University of Pittsburgh.

Douglas Thede

Mr. Douglas K. Thede is Chief Financial Officer, Senior Executive Vice President of MicroStrategy Inc. He has served as senior executive vice president & chief financial officer since October 2012 and as treasurer since November 2008 and previously served as executive vice president, finance & chief financial officer from September 2009 to October 2012, as interim chief financial officer from March 2009 to September 2009, as vice president, worldwide tax from November 2008 to September 2009, as acting vice president, worldwide controller from March 2009 to June 2009 and as vice president, worldwide tax planning & compliance from the time he joined MicroStrategy in June 2008 to March 2009. Prior to joining MicroStrategy, Mr. Thede served as senior director, tax of Convergys Corporation, an S&P 500 company that provides relationship management solutions, from March 2005 to May 2008, and as senior tax manager at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP from August 2003 to March 2005. Mr. Thede also served a total of twelve years with Cincinnati Bell Inc., Ernst & Young LLP and KPMG Peat Marwick from 1991 to 2003. Mr. Thede is a certified public accountant and received a B.S. in Business from Miami University.

Peng Xiao

Mr. Peng Xiao is appointed as the Senior Executive Vice President, Chief Technology Officer of MicroStrategy Inc., since October 2012. He previously served as executive vice president, network and applications engineering from March 2012 to October 2012, as executive vice president & chief information officer from December 2007 to February 2012, and as vice president & chief information officer from May 2006 to December 2007. From April 1999 to May 2006, Mr. Xiao held various positions of increasing responsibility in the information systems department. Prior to joining MicroStrategy, Mr. Xiao served as the head of IT operations for Bond and Pecaro, a strategic consulting firm. Mr. Xiao received a B.S. in Computer Science and a B.A. in International Business from Hawaii Pacific University and an M.A. in International Affairs from The George Washington University.

Bob Watts

Mr. Bob Watts is Senior Executive Vice President - worldwide professional services of MicroStrategy Inc. He previously served as senior executive vice president & chief operating officer from October 2012 to April 2013, as executive vice president, worldwide professional services from October 2009 to October 2012 and as vice president, worldwide consulting & education services from January 2008 to September 2009. Prior to joining MicroStrategy, Mr. Watts served a total of nine years with Parametric Technology Corporation (PTC), a product lifecycle management and enterprise content management solutions provider, where he held positions of increasing responsibility including senior vice president, global services from 2004 to 2007. Prior to joining PTC, Mr. Watts served as director—product development and configuration management for Texas Instruments’ Defense Systems division from 1996 to 1998. Mr. Watts also served as an aviation officer with the United States Army from 1990 to 1996. Mr. Watts received a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the United States Military Academy at West Point and an M.S. in Business Organizational Management from the University of La Verne.

Marcus Starke

Mr. Marcus Starke is Chief Marketing Officer of the Company. Starke comes to MicroStrategy with more than 25 years of marketing and general business experience, including senior leadership roles with some of the world's best-known software and media companies. Prior to joining MicroStrategy, Starke served as SAP's Senior Vice President of Worldwide Marketing & Communications Regions, where he oversaw all marketing strategy and execution and was a member of SAP's global leadership team. Immediately preceding his five year tenure at SAP, Starke was President and CEO (EMEA) of Wunderman, a division of the WPP Group. Earlier in his career, Starke served as the Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of Publicis Frankfurt. He also managed his own consulting and marketing agency. A strong advocate of "social business," in navigating the social media/social community landscape, Starke pens a widely-read blog and is a passionate proponent of customer engagement through world-class marketing and communications.

Robert Epstein

Mr. Robert H. Epstein is Independent Director of MicroStrategy Inc., since February 2006. Mr. Epstein is currently president and chief executive officer of Takeda Lace, Inc., a company that provides consulting services on all aspects of the textile business and has also engaged in trading and distribution for various Asian textile manufacturing firms. From May 2002 to October 2007, Mr. Epstein was president and chief executive officer of Takeda Lace USA, Inc., the U.S. subsidiary of Japan-based textile manufacturer Takeda Lace Co., Ltd. From October 2001 to May 2002, Mr. Epstein pursued various business opportunities, including serving as a consultant for Warnaco Inc., an apparel manufacturer. From June 1978 to October 2001, Mr. Epstein served in various positions at textile manufacturer Liberty Fabrics of New York, Inc., concluding his tenure as division president and chief operating officer. Mr. Epstein received a B.S. in Psychology from Columbia University and did coursework at the Stern School of Business at New York University.

David LaRue

Dr. David W. LaRue, Ph.D. is Independent Director of MicroStrategy Inc., since February 2006. Dr. LaRue was a member of the accounting faculty of the University of Virginia’s McIntire School of Commerce for twenty-five years prior to his retirement in May 2008. Dr. LaRue has published several technical and policy articles in prominent tax and accounting journals and has testified on tax policy issues before the Ways and Means Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Treasury Department. Dr. LaRue currently serves as an independent consultant on matters involving tax, accounting, and financial issues.

Jarrod Patten

Mr. Jarrod M. Patten is Independent Director of Microstrategy Inc., since November 2004. In 1996, Mr. Patten founded RRG and has served as the president and chief executive officer since inception. RRG is an independent international consulting firm specializing in the development and implementation of enterprise-wide cost control strategies that heighten operational controls, increase transparency, ensure cost compliance and extend cost accountability for RRG’s geographically diverse client base. Mr. Patten received a B.S. in Biology and a B.A. in Biological Anthropology and Anatomy from the Trinity College of Arts and Sciences at Duke University.

Carl Rickertsen

Mr. Carl J. Rickertsen is Independent Director of MicroStrategy Inc., since October 2002. Mr. Rickertsen is currently managing partner of Pine Creek Partners, a private equity investment firm, a position he has held since January 2004. From January 1998 to January 2004, Mr. Rickertsen was chief operating officer and a partner at Thayer Capital Partners, a private equity investment firm. From September 1994 to January 1998, Mr. Rickertsen was a managing partner at Thayer. Mr. Rickertsen was a founding partner of three Thayer investment funds totaling over $1.4 billion and is a published author. Mr. Rickertsen serves as a member of the boards of directors of Apollo Senior Floating Rate Fund Inc. and Apollo Tactical Income Fund Inc., each of which is a closed-end management investment company, Berry Plastics Group, Inc., a global manufacturer and marketer of value-added plastic consumer packaging and engineered materials, and Noranda Aluminum Holding Corporation, an integrated producer of value-added primary aluminum products and rolled aluminum coils. From April 2003 to January 2010, Mr. Rickertsen was a member of the board of directors of Convera Corporation, a publicly-traded search-engine software company. From September 2004 to September 2008, Mr. Rickertsen was a member of the board of directors of UAP Holding Corp., a distributor of farm and agricultural products. Mr. Rickertsen received a B.S. from Stanford University and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.

Thomas Spahr

Mr. Thomas P. Spahr is Independent Director of MicroStrategy Inc., since January 2006. Mr. Spahr is currently president of Libra Ventures, LLC, a start-up web based applications design company, a position he has held since November 2004. Since February 2004, Mr. Spahr has also been serving as vice president, secretary, and vice president of business development for Jex Technologies, Inc., a technology company focusing on automating health care logistics. From June 2001 to February 2004, Mr. Spahr was an independent investor. From October 1996 to June 2001, Mr. Spahr served in various positions at MicroStrategy, concluding his tenure as vice president, information systems and chief information officer. Mr. Spahr received an S.B. in Aeronautics and Astronautics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

Michael Saylor

6,830,310

Jonathan Klein

10,760,000

Paul Zolfaghari

10,600,500

Douglas Thede

5,625,430

Peng Xiao

5,549,800

Bob Watts

1,477,880

Marcus Starke

--

Robert Epstein

--

David LaRue

--

Jarrod Patten

--

Carl Rickertsen

--

Thomas Spahr

--
As Of 30 Dec 2013

Options Compensation

Name Options Value

Michael Saylor

792,946 66,876,420

Jonathan Klein

180,563 14,187,120

Paul Zolfaghari

1,250 108,250

Douglas Thede

0 0

Peng Xiao

0 0

Bob Watts

0 0

Marcus Starke

0 0

Robert Epstein

0 0

David LaRue

0 0

Jarrod Patten

0 0

Carl Rickertsen

0 0

Thomas Spahr

0 0
Search Stocks