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Nuance Communications Inc (NUAN.OQ)

NUAN.OQ on NASDAQ Stock Exchange Global Select Market

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Lloyd Carney

56 2018 Independent Chairman of the Board

Mark Benjamin

47 2018 Chief Executive Officer, Director

Daniel Tempesta

47 2018 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President

Kenneth Siegel

59 2017 Executive Vice President, Chief Legal Officer, Secretary

Tom Beaudoin

2017 Executive Vice President - Business Transformation

Mark Sherwood

2018 Senior Vice President, Chief Information Officer

Arthur Giterman

38 2018 Principal Accounting Officer

Daniel Brennan

52 2018 Independent Director

Thomas Ebling

60 2018 Independent Director

Robert Finocchio

66 2015 Independent Director

Laura Kaiser

57 2017 Independent Director

Michal Katz

2018 Independent Director

Mark Laret

63 2010 Independent Director

Sanjay Vaswani

58 2018 Independent Director

Christine Marchuska

2016 Director, Investor Relations

Biographies

Name Description

Lloyd Carney

Mr. Lloyd Carney is Independent Director of the Company. Lloyd Carney was the former Chief Executive Officer of Brocade Communications Systems Inc., a global supplier of networking hardware and software, from January 2013 until 2017 when it was acquired by Broadcom. Prior to Brocade, he served as Chief Executive Officer of Xsigo Systems, a cloud-based infrastructure solutions provider, until its acquisition by Oracle. He has also served as the Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of Micromuse Inc., a software solutions provider for business and service assurance, until its acquisition by IBM. Earlier in his career he had held senior leadership roles at Juniper Networks, Inc., Nortel Networks Inc., and Bay Networks, Inc. He currently sits on the Board of Directors at Visa Inc. as an independent director. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering Technology from Wentworth Institute, a Master of Science degree in Applied Business Management from Lesley College, and honorary doctorate degree in engineering from Wentworth Institute.

Mark Benjamin

Mr. Mark D. Benjamin has been appointed Chief Executive Officer, Director of the Company effective on April 23, 2018. He served as the President and Chief Operating Officer of NCR Corporation (NYSE: NCR) from October 2016 until March 21, 2018 and is continuing to serve in a transition role as a consultant to NCR through April 6, 2018. Prior to joining NCR, Mr. Benjamin spent 24 years in a series of global assignments with Automatic Data Processing, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADP), which he joined in 1992. At ADP, Mr. Benjamin served from July 2013 to September 2016 as President of ADP’s Global Enterprise Solutions division, leading a team of 20,000 employees, and managing a multi-billion dollar portfolio of businesses serving clients in over 100 countries. Before that, Mr. Benjamin served as President of Employer Services International from July 2011 to July 2013, as Senior Vice President of Services and Operations - Small Business Services and Total Source from April 2008 to June 2011, and in various other operations-focused roles. Mr. Benjamin holds a bachelor’s degree in international finance and marketing from the University of Miami.

Daniel Tempesta

Mr. Daniel D. Tempesta has been appointed Acting Chief Executive Officer, Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President of the Company effective on March 29, 2018. He joined the Company in March 2008 and was appointed as the Company’s Executive Vice President of Finance and Chief Financial Officer on July 21, 2015. Prior to his appointment as Chief Financial Officer, Mr. Tempesta served as the Company’s Chief Accounting Officer, Corporate Controller and Senior Vice President of Finance. Before joining us, Mr. Tempesta was with Teradyne, Inc. from February 2004 to February 2008 where he held several positions, including Chief Accounting Officer and Corporate Controller. Prior to that Mr. Tempesta was in the audit practice of PricewaterhouseCoopers L.L.P.

Kenneth Siegel

Mr. Kenneth M. Siegel is Executive Vice President, Chief Legal Officer, Secretary of the Company. Mr. Siegel served as Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of Cyan, Inc., a provider of optical networking and network management software solutions from September 2012 until Cyan was acquired in September 2015. Prior to Cyan, Mr. Siegel served as Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary at QuinStreet, Inc., an online performance marketing company, from February 2012 to September 2012. From February 2010 to February 2012, Mr. Siegel served as Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary at SafeNet, Inc., a private data security company. Mr. Siegel was in private practice at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati from 1986 to 2000.

Tom Beaudoin

Mr. Tom Beaudoin is Executive Vice President - Business Transformation of the Company. Mr. Beaudoin returns to Nuance after two years, where he served as chief financial officer for SimpliVity and helped orchestrate its successful sale to HP Enterprise. Prior to SimpliVity, he was executive vice president and CFO at Nuance for seven years, where he led accounting, financial planning and analysis, tax and treasury, information technology, and administrative functions. Before joining Nuance, Mr. Beaudoin was president, CFO, and chief operating officer of Polaroid Corporation and led the strategic and operational transformation of the company. Previously, he held senior finance positions at Parametric Technology, i2, Compaq, and Digital Equipment Corporation. He earned both his Bachelor of Arts and Master of Business Administration degrees from Babson College.

Mark Sherwood

Mr. Mark Sherwood is Senior Vice President, Chief Information Officer of the Company. Most recently, as vice president of IT at Symantec, Mr. Sherwood led an expansive, global team responsible for all back office, customer, and partner-facing applications, and directed integration strategies and analytics technologies for the company's on-premise and cloud-based offerings. Earlier in his career, he held leadership roles at Cisco Systems where he oversaw global teams tasked with improving functionality and cost-efficiencies for the company's IT investments, maintaining a state-of-the-art security posture, developing roadmaps for customer outcomes, and overseeing on-premise and cloud-based integrated collaboration and messaging systems. Mr. Sherwood earned an MBA from the California State Polytechnic Institute-Pomona and a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of California, Irvine.

Arthur Giterman

Mr. Arthur Giterman serves as Principal Accounting Officer of the company. He has been with the Company since 2009 and has held various corporate finance and accounting roles of increasing responsibility, including Senior Vice President of Accounting and Finance Operations, as well as Vice President and Controller of Accounting and Revenue Operations. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Giterman held accounting and operation management roles at ART Technologies, Inc. and was a Manager in the Audit & Business Advisory Services group of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP.

Daniel Brennan

Mr. Daniel J. Brennan is Independent Director of the Company. Daniel Brennan is the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Boston Scientific, a manufacturer of medical devices, where he has worked since 1996. Prior to his current position, Dan served the firm in roles of increasing importance over his tenure including corporate controller, vice president of finance for worldwide financial and strategic planning, investor relations, international finance and controller of several businesses. He is a certified public account and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance and Investments and a Master of Business Administration from Babson College.

Thomas Ebling

Mr. Thomas D. Ebling is Independent Director of the Company. Thomas Ebling was the former Chief Executive Officer of Demandware, from December 2009 until its sale to Salesforce in July 2016. He also served as Chairman of the Board of Demandware from July 2014 to 2016. Prior to his service at Demandware, Mr. Ebling served as Chief Executive Officer of Lattice Engines, a provider of sales and software solutions. He also served as Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of ProfitLogic, Inc., an optimization solutions company, until it was acquired by Oracle Corporation. Earlier in his career he served as Chief Executive Officer of Torrent Systems, Inc., a data warehousing and analytics software provider, and he held various leadership positions at Macram Solutions, Inc., a software applications company. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Mathematics from Williams College.

Robert Finocchio

Mr. Robert J. Finocchio. Jr., is an Independent Director of the Nuance Communications, Inc. 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 (until February 2016), Echelon Corporation, JustAnswer.com, Silver Peak, Inc. and Vistage International. Mr. Finocchio serves as Chairman of our Audit Committee and serves on our Compensation Committee. Mr. Finocchio’s experience as chairman and chief executive officer of a technology company, executive leadership positions at various technology companies, and other board memberships qualifies him to be a member of our Board of Directors.

Laura Kaiser

Ms. Laura S. Kaiser is Director of the company. Ms. Kaiser has served as Chief Executive Officer of SSM Health since May 2017. Prior to SSM Health, Ms. Kaiser previously served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Intermountain Healthcare from March 2012 to April 2017. Prior to Intermountain Healthcare, Ms. Kaiser served in numerous leadership roles at Ascension Health. Ms. Kaiser holds a Bachelor of Science in Health Services Management from the University of Missouri-Columbia and a Master of Business Administration and a Master in Healthcare Administration from Saint Louis University. Ms. Kaiser serves on our Compensation Committee. Ms. Kaiser’s experience as an executive at numerous health care companies qualifies her to be a member of our Board of Directors.

Michal Katz

Ms. Michal Katz is Independent Director of the Company. Michal Katz is a Managing Director and Co-Head of the Global Technology Investment Banking Group at RBC Capital Markets. Ms. Katz also sits on the firm's Regional Operating Committee and the U.S. Investment Banking Management Committee. Prior to her roles at RBC, she served as Managing Director and Head of the Global Software practice within the Global Technology Investment Banking Group at Barclays Plc. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from State University of New York at Binghamton and a Juris Doctor in Law from New York University School of Law.

Mark Laret

Mr. Mark R. Laret is an 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 our Nominating & 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.

Sanjay Vaswani

Mr. Sanjay N. Vaswani is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Vaswani has more than 30 years' experience working within the technology and healthcare industries. He has served as a Managing Partner of the Center for Corporate Innovation since 1990 where he works with and advises hundreds of top technology and healthcare executives. Previously, he worked at McKinsey & Company and also held several positions at Intel Corporation. Mr. Vaswani previously served as a member of the Board of Directors of Brocade Communications Systems, Inc. from April 2004 until the sale of Brocade to Broadcom Ltd. in November 2017, and has in the past served as a member of the Board at Blue Star Infotech Ltd. and Persistence Software, Inc.

Christine Marchuska