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Progress Software Corp (PRGS.O)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

John Egan

58 2012 Independent Non-Executive Chairman of the Board

Yogesh Gupta

56 2016 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Kurt Abkemeier

46 2016 Chief Financial Officer

Jerry Rulli

58 2015 Chief Operating Officer

Svetozar Georgiev

38 2014 Senior Vice President-Application Platforms

Melissa Puls

41 2015 Chief Marketing Officer

Mitch Breen

2016 Chief Revenue Officer

Stephen Faberman

46 2015 Chief Legal Counsel

Robert Steward

45 2015 Chief Product Development Officer

Faris Sweis

2016 Chief Transformation Officer

Dimitre Taslakov

38 2015 Chief Talent Officer

Vassil Terziev

36 2015 Chief Innovation Officer

Philip Pead

62 2016 Director

Ram Gupta

53 2008 Independent Director

Charles Kane

58 2006 Independent Director

David Krall

55 2008 Independent Director

Michael Mark

69 2012 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

John Egan

Mr. John R. Egan is Independent Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of Progress Software Corporation. Mr. Egan is managing partner of Egan-Managed Capital, a Boston based venture capital fund he founded in October 1998 that specializes in technology and early stage investments. From October 1986 until September 1998, Mr. Egan served in a number of executive positions with EMC Corporation, including Executive Vice President, Products and Offerings, Executive Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Executive Vice President, Operations and Executive Vice President, International Sales. Mr. Egan also serves on the Board of Directors for other publicly-traded and privately-held companies. They include: EMC Corporation (NYSE: EMC), where he has served on the Board of Directors for almost twenty years; VMWare, Inc. (NYSE: VMW); and NetScout Systems, Inc. (OTC: NTCT), where he serves as Lead Director. Mr. Egan also serves in a variety of leadership roles within the Board of Directors of several privately-held technology companies, including HighRoads Corporation, Platform Computing Corporation and Healthrageous, Inc.

Yogesh Gupta

Mr. Yogesh K. Gupta serves as President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of the Company. He served as an advisor to various venture capital and private equity firms from October 2015 until September 2016. Prior to that time, Mr. Gupta was President and Chief Executive Officer at Kaseya, Inc., from June 2013 until July 2015, at which time, Mr. Gupta became Chairman of the Board of Directors, a position he held until October 2015. From July 2012 until June 2013, Mr. Gupta served as an advisor to various venture capital and private equity firms in several mergers and acquisitions opportunities. Mr. Gupta was previously President and Chief Executive Officer of FatWire Software from July 2007 until February 2012, following the acquisition of FatWire Software by Oracle Corporation. Mr. Gupta previously held several executive-level positions at CA Technologies, with whom he was employed from 1989 until July 2007, including Chief Technology Strategist and Chief Technology Officer.

Kurt Abkemeier

Mr. Kurt J. Abkemeier serves as Chief Financial Officer of the Company. He was previously Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President of Inteliquent, Inc., a publicly-traded voice and messaging interconnection partner for communications service providers of all types, from January 2014 until September 2016. At Inteliquent, he was responsible for its accounting and finance functions, as well as the company’s strategy and corporate development activities. Previously, Mr. Abkemeier served as the Vice President of Finance and Treasurer of Cbeyond, Inc. from June 2005 to March 2012. Mr. Abkemeier has also held various senior management positions within telecommunications-related companies and was a senior sell-side research analyst at J.P. Morgan & Co. Mr. Abkemeier holds a Bachelor of Science degree in applied economics from Cornell University and is a certified financial analyst.

Jerry Rulli

Mr. Jerry Rulli is Chief Operating Officer of the Company. Prior to that time, Mr. Rulli was President, OpenEdge Business Unit from August 2014 when he joined us. Prior to that time, from June 2010 to May 2014, Mr. Rulli was Executive Vice President, Worldwide Sales at Iron Mountain.

Svetozar Georgiev

Mr. Svetozar Georgiev is Senior Vice President - Application Platforms of the Company. He became Senior Vice President, Application Platforms in December 2014 upon our acquisition of Telerik. Prior to the acquisition, Mr. Georgiev was co-Chief Executive Officer of Telerik, which he co-founded in 2002.

Melissa Puls

Ms. Melissa Puls is Chief Marketing Officer of the Company. Prior to that time, Ms. Puls held various executive marketing positions at Iron Mountain, the most recent of which was Vice President, Global Demand Center, a position she held from January 2014 until October 2014. Ms. Puls joined Iron Mountain in March 2011.

Mitch Breen

Mr. Mitch Breen is Chief Revenue Officer of the Company. He brings to the role executive sales and leadership experience. Most recently, he held the role of Senior Vice President, Global Customer Operations at Simplivity, where he drove the pre-IPO startup to a billion dollar valuation within an 18-month period. Prior to that, Breen was Senior Vice President, North American Sales for Oracle Corporation, and spent more than 26 years at EMC where he held a variety of sales leadership positions, including Senior Vice President of the of America's, Senior Vice President of Global Mid-Range Storage, as well Senior Vice President of EMC's channels and alliances. He was also Chief of Staff to the office of the Vice Chairman.

Stephen Faberman

Mr. Stephen Faberman is Chief Legal Counsel of the Company in December 2015. Prior to that time, Mr. Faberman was Senior Vice President, General Counsel. Mr. Faberman became General Counsel in December 2012 and a Senior Vice President in January 2014. Prior to that time, from October 2012 to December 2012, Mr. Faberman was Vice President, Acting General Counsel, and from January 2012 to October 2012, Mr. Faberman was Vice President, Deputy General Counsel.

Robert Steward

Mr. Robert Steward is Chief Product Development Officer of the company from October 2015. Prior to that time, Mr. Steward was Acting Chief Product Development Officer and Vice President, Engineering from April 2015 until October 2015. From June 2013 until April 2015, Mr. Steward was Vice President, Product Development. Prior to that time, Mr. Steward held several other senior positions within our development organization

Faris Sweis

Mr. Faris Sweis is Chief Transformation Officer of the Company. He joined Telerik in 2010, when it acquired ArtOfTest, which he co-founded and served as CTO. Sweis has more than 15 years of experience in software development, having also served as a software architect and consultant for companies such as Microsoft and Dell. He received his Bachelor of Science in computer engineering from Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana.

Dimitre Taslakov

Mr. Dimitre Taslakov is Chief Talent Officer of the Company. Mr. Taslakov became Chief Talent Officer in December 2014 upon our acquisition of Telerik. Prior to the acquisition, Mr. Taslakov was Chief Talent Officer of Telerik, a position he assumed in January 2014. Prior to that time, from November 2012 until December 2013, he was Telerik’s Chief Revenue Officer. Prior to November 2012, Mr. Taslakov was Vice President of Business Development.

Vassil Terziev

Mr. Vassil Terziev is Chief Innovation Officer of the Company. He became Chief Innovation Officer in December 2014 upon our acquisition of Telerik. Prior to the acquisition, Mr. Terziev was co-Chief Executive Officer of Telerik, which he co-founded in 2002.

Philip Pead

Mr. Philip M. Pead serves as Director of the Company. He was President, Chief Executive Officer of Progress Software Corporation. Prior to that time, from November 2012 to December 2012, Mr. Pead was Executive Chairman and Interim Chief Executive Officer. Prior to that time, from May 2012 until November 2012, Mr. Pead served as non-Executive Chairman of the Board. Mr. Pead joined our Board of Directors in July 2011.

Ram Gupta

Mr. Ram Gupta is Independent Director of Progress Software Corporation. From May 2007 until May 2010, Mr. Gupta was Executive Chairman of CAST Iron Systems, Inc., a Software as a Service (SaaS) and cloud application integration provider. Prior to that time, from November 2005 until May 2007, Mr. Gupta was President and Chief Executive Officer of CAST Iron Systems, Inc. Mr. Gupta is also a director of S1 Corp. and was previously a director of Source Forge, Inc. Mr. Gupta also has served in a variety of leadership roles within the Board of Directors of several privately-held technology companies including Platform Computing Corporation, Persistent Systems, Accruent Inc. and Yodlee Inc.

Charles Kane

Mr. Charles F. Kane is Independent Director of Progress Software Corporation. Mr. Kane is an adjunct professor of International Finance at the MIT Sloan Graduate Business School of Management. Mr. Kane is currently a Director and Strategic Advisor of One Laptop Per Child, a non-profit organization that provides computing and internet access for students in the developing world, for whom he served as President and Chief Operating Officer from 2008 until 2009. Mr. Kane served as Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer of Global BPO Services Corp., a special purpose acquisition corporation, from July 2007 until March 2008, and as Chief Financial Officer of Global BPO from August 2007 until March 2008. Prior to joining Global BPO, he served as Chief Financial Officer of RSA Security Inc., a provider of e-security solutions, from May 2006 until RSA was acquired by EMC Corporation in October 2006. From July 2003 until May 2006, he served as Chief Financial Officer of Aspen Technology, Inc., a provider of supply chain management software and professional services. Mr. Kane is currently a director of Demandware, Inc. (NYSE: DWRE), a provider of software-as-a-service (SaaS) ecommerce solutions that enable companies to deliver customized shopping experiences to consumers in the digital world, and Carbonite, Inc. (NASDAQ: CARB), a provider of online backup solutions for consumers and small and medium sized businesses. Mr. Kane was previously a director of Netezza Corporation, Borland Software Corporation and Applix Inc.

David Krall

Mr. David A. Krall is Independent Director of Progress Software Corporation. Mr. Krall is currently Chairman of the Board of Directors of Audinate Pty Ltd, a in IP audio-visual media network solutions. Mr. Krall also serves on the Board of Directors of Quantum Corp. (NYSE: QTM) and Universal Audio, a privately-held manufacturer of professional audio recording hardware and production software. Mr. Krall also currently serves as a Strategic Advisor to Roku, Inc., a manufacturer of streaming media players, a position he assumed in January 2011. Mr. Krall joined Roku, Inc. in February 2010 as President and Chief Operating Officer. Prior to that time, Mr. Krall was President and Chief Executive Officer and a member of the Board of Directors of QSecure, Inc., a maker of electronic credit cards, with whom he currently serves as Executive Chairman. From 2000 to 2007, Mr. Krall was President, Chief Executive Officer and a member of the Board of Directors of Avid Technology, Inc.

Michael Mark

Mr. Michael L. Mark is Independent Director of Progress Software Corporation. Mr. Mark is a private investor and member of Walnut Venture Associates, an investment group seeking opportunities in early-stage and emerging high-tech companies in New England. Mr. Mark has been a founder and investor in numerous early-stage companies and serves on several private boards of directors, including Pixability, Inc., PlayRific, Code-On and Third Solutions.