People: Nuance Communications Inc (NUAN.O)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Paul Ricci

57 2000 Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer

Thomas Beaudoin

60 2008 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President

Bill Robbins

46 2014 Executive Vice President - Worldwide Sales

Adam Bowden

44 2010 Senior Vice President - Corporate Strategy

Todd Duchene

42 Secretary

Robert Frankenberg

67 2000 Lead Independent Director

Brett Icahn

34 2013 Independent Director

William Janeway

70 2004 Independent Director

Mark Laret

59 2010 Independent Director

Katherine Martin

51 1999 Independent Director

Mark Myers

75 1999 Independent Director

Philip Quigley

71 2005 Independent Director

David Schechter

38 2013 Independent Director

Kevin Faulkner

Vice President - Investor Relations

Biographies

Name Description

Paul Ricci

Mr. Paul A. Ricci is Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer of Nuance Communications Inc. From May 1992 to August 2000, Mr. Ricci held several positions at Xerox including, President, Desktop Systems Division, President, Software Solutions Division, and Vice President, Corporate Business Development. Between June 1997 and March 1999, Mr. Ricci served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Nuance Communications, Inc. (formerly, ScanSoft Inc.), which was then operating as an indirect wholly-owned subsidiary of Xerox. Mr. Ricci’s leadership position at the Company, his management abilities and experience, and his extensive knowledge of our industry qualify him to serve as a member of our Board of Directors.

Thomas Beaudoin

Mr. Thomas L. Beaudoin is Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President of Nuance Communications, Inc. Mr. Beaudoin was employed by Polaroid Corporation from February 2004 to June 2008, during which time he served as President, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer from July 2005 to June 2008 and Vice President and Controller from February 2004 to June 2005. Prior to joining Polaroid, Mr. Beaudoin served as a financial consultant to Sycamore Networks, Inc. from October 2003 to February 2004. From November 2002 to May 2003, Mr. Beaudoin served as acting Chief Financial Officer and from October 2000 to October 2002 was Senior Vice President of Finance for Parametric Technology Corporation.

Bill Robbins

Mr. Bill Robbins is Executive Vice President - Worldwide Sales of the Company. Mr. Robbins previously served as Chief Operating Officer at [24]7 from January 2013 to December 2013. Prior to [24]7, Mr. Robbins served as Executive Vice President of Worldwide Sales and Services at Symantec Corporation from January 2009 to October 2012. Mr. Robbins holds bachelor’s degrees in business administration and economics, both with top honors from Southern Methodist University in Dallas. He is also a Certified Management Accountant.

Adam Bowden

Mr. Adam Bruce Bowden is Senior Vice President - Corporate Strategy of Nuance Communication Inc. Mr. Bowden was employed by Nokia from June 2006 through April 2010 in a number of different positions, most notably as Vice President and Global Head of Mergers and Acquisitions. Prior to joining Nokia, Mr. Bowden served as Director, Corporate Strategy & Development (head of North American M&A) for PepsiCo from November 2004 through June 2006.

Todd Duchene

Robert Frankenberg

Mr. Robert J. Frankenberg is Lead Independent Director of Nuance Communications Inc. Mr. Frankenberg is owner of NetVentures, a management consulting firm. From December 1999 to July 2006, Mr. Frankenberg served as Chairman of Kinzan, Inc., an Internet Services software platform provider. From May 1997 to July 2000, Mr. Frankenberg served as Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Encanto Networks, Inc., a developer of hardware and software designed to enable the creation of businesses on the Internet. From April 1994 to August 1996, Mr. Frankenberg was Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Novell, Inc., a producer of network and office software. Mr. Frankenberg is a director of Wave Systems, Inc. Mr. Frankenberg also serves on several boards of privately held companies. Previously, Mr. Frankenberg served as a director of National Semiconductor, Electroglas, Inc., Extended Systems Incorporated and Secure Computing Inc. Mr. Frankenberg serves as Chairman of our Audit and Compensation Committees and also serves on our Governance and Nominating Committees. Mr. Frankenberg’s experience as chairman, president and chief executive officer of numerous technology companies and his significant board experience (both with the Company and elsewhere) provides expertise in technology, business operations, corporate development, strategy, financial reporting, governance and board best practices.

Brett Icahn

Mr. Brett C. Icahn is Independent Director of Nuance Communications, Inc. Mr. Icahn is currently responsible for co-executing an investment strategy across all industries as a Portfolio Manager of the Sargon Portfolio for Icahn Capital LP, the entity through which Carl C. Icahn manages investment funds. Prior to April 2010, Mr. Icahn served as an investment analyst for Icahn Capital LP and in a variety of investment advisory roles for Carl Icahn since 2002. Mr. Icahn has been a director of: Cadus Corporation, a company engaged in the ownership and licensing of yeast-based drug discovery technologies, since January 2010; Voltari Corporation, a mobile data services provider, since January 2010; and American Railcar Industries, Inc., a railcar manufacturing company, since January 2007. Mr. Icahn was previously a director of: Take-Two Interactive Software Inc., a publisher of interactive entertainment products, from April 2010 to November 2013; and The Hain Celestial Group, Inc., a natural and organic products company, from July 2010 to November 2013. American Railcar Industries is indirectly controlled by Carl C. Icahn. Mr. Icahn also has or previously had a non-controlling interest in our Company, Hain Celestial, Take-Two Interactive Software, Cadus, and Voltari through the ownership of securities. Brett Icahn is Carl Icahn’s son. Mr. Icahn was appointed to the Board pursuant to the Nomination and Standstill Agreement. Mr. Icahn serves on our Board of Directors as a designee of Carl Icahn and his affiliated entities. Mr. Icahn’s experience in investing and service on other boards of directors provides expertise in investing, corporate strategy and corporate goveranance.

William Janeway

Mr. William H. Janeway, Ph.D., is Independent Director of Nuance Communications Inc. Mr. Janeway is a Senior Advisor at Warburg Pincus LLC and has been employed by Warburg Pincus LLC since July 1988. Prior to joining Warburg Pincus LLC, Mr. Janeway served as Executive Vice President and a director at Eberstadt Fleming Inc. from 1979 to July 1988. Mr. Janeway is a director of several privately held companies. Mr. Janeway holds a B.A. from Princeton University and a Ph.D. from Cambridge University, where he studied as a Marshall Scholar. From 2004 through 2013 affiliates of Warburg Pincus owned more than 10% of the shares of the Company. As a private equity investor, Mr. Janeway brings strategic insights and financial experience to the Board. He has evaluated, invested in and served as a board member on numerous companies and is familiar with a full range of corporate and board functions.

Mark Laret

Mr. Mark R. Laret is Independent Director of Nuance Communications Inc. Since April 2000, Mr. Laret has served as CEO of the University of California San Francisco Medical Center. Mr. Laret serves as a director of Varian Medical Systems, Inc. Mr. Laret earned a B.A. from UCLA and a master’s degree in political science from the University of Southern California.

Katherine Martin

Ms. Katherine A. Martin is Independent Director of Nuance Communications, Inc. Since September 1999, Ms. Martin has served as a Member of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, Professional Corporation. Prior thereto, Ms. Martin was a Partner of Pillsbury Madison & Sutro LLP. Ms. Martin also serves on the board of directors of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, a Professional Corporation, the Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati Foundation, a nonprofit organization, The Ronald McDonald House at Stanford, a nonprofit organization and WildAid, a nonprofit organization. Ms. Martin serves as Chairman of our Governance Committee. Ms. Martin has twenty-six years experience practicing corporate and securities law, and has extensive experience representing public companies. Ms. Martin brings to the Board expertise in corporate governance, acquisitions, capital market transactions and securities law.

Mark Myers

Dr. Mark B. Myers, Ph.D., is Independent Director of Nuance Communications Inc. Dr. Myers served as Senior Vice President, Xerox Research and Technology from February 1992 until April 2000. From 2000 to 2005, Dr. Myers was a Senior Fellow, and from 2002 to 2005 was a visiting Executive Professor, at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Myers serves as Chairman of our Nominating Committee and also serves on our Audit and Compensation Committees. Mr. Myers brings to the board of directors his extensive experience in the technology industry and his service as a director of the Company since 1999, which affords him unique perspectives on our growth and evolution.

Philip Quigley

Mr. Philip J. Quigley is Independent Director of Nuance Communications, Inc. Mr. Quigley served as Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer of Pacific Telesis Group, a telecommunications holding company in San Francisco, California, from April 1994 until his retirement in December 1997. He also serves as a director of Wells Fargo & Company and as an advisor or director to several private organizations. Mr. Quigley serves on our Audit Committee. Mr. Quigley has extensive leadership and business management experience, which he acquired over a 30-year career in the telecommunications industry, including during that time as chairman, president and CEO of Pacific Telesis Group. Mr. Quigley’s experience at Pacific Telesis included mergers and acquisitions, and also provided him with extensive financial management experience.

David Schechter

Mr. David S. Schechter is Independent Director of Nuance Communications, Inc. Mr. Schechter is currently responsible for co-executing an investment strategy across all industries as a Portfolio Manager of the Sargon Portfolio for Icahn Capital LP, the entity through which Carl C. Icahn manages investment funds. Prior to April 2010, Mr. Schechter served as a Managing Director for Icahn Capital LP and in a variety of investment advisory roles for Mr. Icahn since 2004, providing investment and strategic advice across multiple industries, asset classes, and geographies. Prior to joining Mr. Icahn in January 2004, Mr. Schechter served as a Vice President of Global Special Situations at Citigroup, a unit responsible for making proprietary investments in distressed situations. Mr. Schechter has been a director of Mentor Graphics Corporation, an electronic design automation software company, since May 2011. Mr. Schechter was previously a director of: The Hain Celestial Group Inc., a natural and organic food and personal care products company, from July 2010 to November 2013; WebMD Health Corp., an online health information provider, from June 2012 to August 2013; Federal-Mogul Corporation, a supplier of automotive powertrain and safety components, from December 2007 to October 2012; WestPoint Home LLC, a home textiles manufacturer, from November 2007 to December 2011; XO Holdings, a competitive provider of telecom services, from March 2009 to August 2011. Federal-Mogul, WestPoint Home and XO Holdings each are indirectly controlled by Carl C. Icahn. Mr. Icahn also has or previously had a non-controlling interest in our Company, Mentor Graphics, Hain Celestial, WebMD, WCI Communities and BKF Capital through the ownership of securities.

Kevin Faulkner

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