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Nuance Communications Inc (NUAN.O)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Paul Ricci

59 2000 Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer

Daniel Tempesta

45 2015 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President - Finance

William Robbins

48 2014 Executive Vice President - Worldwide Sales

Adam Bowden

46 2010 Executive Officer

Kenneth Siegel

56 2016 Chief Legal Officer

Robert Frankenberg

68 2000 Lead Independent Director

Robert Finocchio

63 2015 Independent Director

William Janeway

72 2004 Independent Director

Mark Laret

61 2010 Independent Director

Katherine Martin

53 1999 Independent Director

Mark Myers

78 1999 Independent Director

Philip Quigley

73 2005 Independent Director

Richard Mack

2016 Vice President - Corporate Marketing and Communications, IR Contact Officer

Biographies

Name Description

Paul Ricci

Mr. Paul A. Ricci is Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer of the Company. 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.

Daniel Tempesta

Mr. Daniel D. Tempesta is Executive Vice President of Finance and Chief Financial Officer of the Company., effective July 21, 2015. He served as the company's Principal Accounting Officer, Corporate Controller and Senior Vice President of Finance of Nuance Communications Inc. Mr. Tempesta joined Nuance in March 2008 as vice president, finance. Mr. Tempesta will continue to serve as Nuance’s Vice President, Finance. Prior to joining Nuance, from January 2004 through April 2008, Mr. Tempesta was employed by Teradyne, Inc., most recently serving as corporate controller and principal accounting officer for Teradyne, Inc. From 1992 through January 2004, Mr. Tempesta was employed by PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, most recently as Senior Manager.

William Robbins

Mr. William Robbins is Executive Vice President - Worldwide Sales of the NUANCE COMMUNICATIONS, INC. He joined the Company in December 2013 and he was elected an executive officer on January 17, 2014. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Robbins served as Chief Operating Officer of [24]7 from January 2013 to December 2013. Prior to joining [24]7, Mr. Robbins held various leadership roles, including the role of executive vice president, Worldwide Sales & Services, in addition to other leadership roles at Symantec.

Adam Bowden

Mr. Adam Bruce Bowden is Executive Officer of the NUANCE COMMUNICATIONS, INC. He joined the Company in October 2010 as our Executive Vice President of Corporate Strategy and Development and was elected as an Executive Officer on November 15, 2010. In October 2014, Mr. Bowden expanded his role by taking over responsibility of our global legal organization. Previously, 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.

Kenneth Siegel

Mr. Kenneth M. Siegel is Chief Legal Officer of the Company. Ken joins Nuance with more than 30 years of experience and a distinguished career in both private and corporate roles, including most recently Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary at Cyan, Inc. At Nuance, Ken will be responsible for all legal, intellectual property, corporate governance, and regulatory activities across Nuance's global operations, where he will apply his in-depth and broad experience that combines all aspects of corporate spans, with particular emphasis on M&A, intellectual property, and financial transactions. Prior to Cyan, Ken served as general counsel at a number of leading technology companies and, prior to that, was in private practice at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati. He earned his B.A. from the Monterey Institute of International Studies and received his J.D. from the University of California Hastings College of the Law.

Robert Frankenberg

Mr. Robert J. Frankenberg is Lead Independent Director of the Company. 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., Polycom Inc. and Rubicon Project, 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.

Robert Finocchio

Mr. Robert J. Finocchio. Jr., is an Independent Director of the Nuance Communications, Inc. Mr. Finocchio was appointed by the Board of Directors on April 29, 2015. Mr. Finocchio has been a Dean’s Executive Professor at Santa Clara University’s Leavey School of Business since September 2000 and was a former chairman of its Board of Trustees. From July 1997 to September 2000, he served as Chairman of Informix Corporation and from July 1997 to July 1999, he served as its Chief Executive Officer and President where he led the reconstruction and return to growth and profitability of the enterprise database software company. From December 1988 to May 1997, Mr. Finocchio held several positions at 3Com Corporation, including President of 3Com Systems, Executive Vice President of Network Systems Operations and Executive Vice President of Field Operations. He also served in numerous executive and management roles at IBM, Rolm Corporation and Bank of America. Mr. Finocchio also serves on the boards of Broadcom Corporation, Echelon Corporation, JustAnswer.com, Silver Peak Corporation and Vistage International.

William Janeway

Mr. William H. Janeway is Independent Director of the Company . 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. Mr. Janeway serves on our Nominating Committee. 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 the Company. 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. Mr. Laret serves on our Audit and Governance Committees. Mr. Laret’s corporate executive experience in the healthcare industry, his significant professional expertise and background in medical and technical issues qualifies him to be a member of our Board of Directors.

Katherine Martin

Ms. Katherine A. Martin is Independent Director of the Company. 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 is Independent Director of the Company. 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 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 the Company. Philip J. Quigley has served as a director since the consummation of our acquisition of the former Nuance Communications, Inc. in September 2005, and was originally appointed to the Board in accordance with the terms of the Merger Agreement pursuant to which the Company acquired the former 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 from 1994 to April 2013. Mr. Quigley serves 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.

Richard Mack