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Altair Engineering Inc (ALTR.OQ)

ALTR.OQ on NASDAQ Stock Exchange Global Select Market

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

James Scapa

61 Chairman & CEO

Norma Jean Zaleski

Chief Financial Officer

James Brancheau

67 CTO, Director

Tom Perring

69 Chief Administrative Officer

Massimo Fariello

56 2015 Chief Strategy Officer

Martin Clague

63 Board Member

Louis Crain

62 Board Member

Mary Boyce

59 2018 Independent Director

Steve Earhart

59 2011 Independent Director

Trace Harris

2016 Independent Director

Richard Hart

2017 Independent Director

Jan Kowal

64 2013 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

James Scapa

Mr. James R. Scapa is Chairman & CEO & Director of the Company. Mr. Scapa has served as our chief executive officer since 1992. For Mr. Scapa’s biography, please see the section above entitled “Class III Directors Continuing in Office until the 2020 Annual Meeting.”

Norma Jean Zaleski

Ms. Norma Jean Zaleski is Chief Financial Officer of the Company. Ms. Zaleski is responsible for Altairs global corporate financial reporting and overall financial strategy. She was previously Altairs director of accounting and financial reporting. Prior to joining the company, Zaleski held several senior finance positions for such corporations as Acument (formerly Textron Fastening Systems) and Honeywell, including vice president of finance for the Americas and Asian operations of Honeywell Friction Materials, and director of global financial planning and analysis. She began her career as a CPA and held various positions in this regard at PricewaterhouseCoopers, where she focused on mergers and acquisitions advisory and assurance services.

James Brancheau

Mr. James E. Brancheau is CTO, Director of the Company. He joined Altair in 1988, after five years with General Motors and 12 years at Ford Motor Company in a number of positions relating to product testing, design and computer-aided engineering (CAE). Since then, Brancheau has held positions of increasing responsibility at Altair, specifically in managing the company's global engineering operations. Mr. Brancheau provided engineering services to us on a part-time basis from January 2014 until December 31, 2017, when his consulting agreement terminated. Mr. Brancheau joined us in 1988 and held positions of increasing responsibility over the years, most recently serving as our chief technical officer from January 2005 to December 2013, when he assumed a consulting role for the Company. Mr. Brancheau holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Detroit. We believe Mr. Brancheau is qualified to serve as a member of our board of directors because of his more than 40 years of experience in engineering, software development and technical management. Mr. Brancheau has a deep understanding of the technology, culture and operations of Altair.

Tom Perring

Mr. Tom M. Perring is Chief Administrative Officer of the Company. Prior to this role, Mr. Perring served as our chief financial officer from January 2000 to April 2007 and January 2010 to July 2011. Mr. Perring joined Altair in 1993 as an account manager. Mr. Perring holds a bachelor’s degree and master’s degree in physics from Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan and a master of business administration degree from the University of Michigan.

Massimo Fariello

Mr. Massimo Giuseppe Fariello is Chief Strategy Officer of the Company. Mr. Fariello has served as our chief strategy officer since January 2015. Prior to this role, Mr. Fariello served as our senior vice president of corporate development from April 2013 to December 2014 and prior to that, as our senior vice president of software technology alliances and strategies from July 2011 to March 2013. Mr. Fariello received his master’s degree in automotive engineering from the Polytechnic University of Turin, Italy.

Martin Clague

Mr. Martin C. Clague serves as a Board Member for the Company. Effective October 9, 2002, he was promoted to president and chief executive officer of Covansys. He previously served as Covansys' president and chief operating officer. He brings more than three decades of sales and operation experience to the post. Prior to joining Covansys, he was an independent consultant to the private investment firm of Clayton, Dubilier & Rice, Inc., where he was involved in developing an infrastructure and growth strategy for Covansys. Earlier in his career, he held various leadership positions at IBM in worldwide client server computing, global network computing solutions consulting, software and services, and sales operations. His final assignment at IBM was as vice president of Global Industries e-Business Solutions, where he led efforts to provide Internet-based solutions to support customer processes. In 1999, he served as president and CEO of Unisphere Solutions, the Massachusetts-based telecommunications company launched by the Siemens Corporation. While at Unisphere, he led the company through its initial start-up phase, integrating three acquired companies, and the company's first management team. He also built the company's brand recognition and the infrastructure necessary to support rapid growth and development. Mr. Clague holds a Bachelor of Arts from Hiram College in Hiram, Ohio, and attended Cleveland Marshall Law School, Cleveland, Ohio. He is a trustee of Manhattanville College in Purchase, New York.

Louis Crain

Mr. Louis M. Crain is Board Member of the Company. Mr. Crain holds a bachelor of science degree in aeronautics and astronautics, with an emphasis on computers and economics, from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Cambridge, Mass.

Mary Boyce

Ms. Mary C. Boyce is Independent Director of the Company. She is Dean of The Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science at Columbia University in the City of New York, where she is also the Morris A. and Alma Schapiro Professor of Engineering. Prior to joining Columbia, Dean Boyce served on the faculty of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (“MIT”) for over 25 years, leading the Mechanical Engineering Department from 2008 to 2013. She holds a BS degree in engineering science and mechanics from Virginia Tech, and MS and PhD degrees in mechanical engineering from MIT. Dean Boyce’s research focuses on materials and mechanics, particularly in the areas of multi-scale and nonlinear mechanics of polymers and soft composites, and her work has been documented in over 170 archival journal articles spanning materials, mechanics, and physics. She has mentored over 40 M.S. thesis students and over 25 Ph.D. students and has been widely recognized for her scholarly contributions, including election as a fellow of the American

Steve Earhart

Mr. Steve Earhart is Independent Director of the Company. He has served as a member of our board of directors since May 2011. Mr. Earhart is the chair of our audit committee, a position he has held since January 2016, and a member of our compensation committee, a position he has held since January 2015. Mr. Earhart also serves as a member of the board of directors and audit committee chair of Mi9 Retail, Inc., a private company providing enterprise software solutions to retailers, a position he has held since December 2017. Mr. Earhart served as chief financial officer of World Kitchen, LLC, a branded consumer products company, from April 2012 to January 2017. From December 2007 to June 2010, Mr. Earhart served as executive vice president and chief financial officer of Torex Retail Holdings, Ltd., a retail software provider based in the United Kingdom. Mr. Earhart is a certified public accountant and holds a bachelor’s degree in business and accounting from the University of Illinois and master’s degree in business administration from the University of Wisconsin. We believe Mr. Earhart is qualified to serve on our board of directors because of his significant corporate finance, operational and business experience gained from holding senior executive positions at both publicly-traded and private technology and consumer companies.

Trace Harris

Ms. Trace Harris is Independent Director of the Company. Ms. Harris has served as a member of our board of directors since August 2016. Ms. Harris is the chair of our compensation committee, a role she has held since January 2017, and a member of our nominating and corporate governance committee, a role she has held since April 2017. Ms. Harris currently serves as the chief financial officer of A-List Services, LLC, an educational services provider, a position she has held since January 2017. From December 2014 to December 2016, Ms. Harris was a principal at T-Harris LLC, a media and education consulting firm. Prior to that, Ms. Harris spent 13 years, from September 2001 to November 2014, working in various roles at Vivendi S.A., most recently serving as senior vice president, strategy, finance and business innovation. Ms. Harris holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from Stanford University and a master’s degree in business administration with a concentration in finance from the Yale School of Management. We believe Ms. Harris is qualified to serve on our board of directors because of her significant corporate finance, operational and business experience.

Richard Hart

Mr. Richard Hart is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Hart has served as a member of our board of directors since April 2017. Mr. Hart is the chair of our corporate governance committee, and a member of our audit committee, roles he has held since April 2017. Mr. Hart currently serves as the chief strategy officer of Guidewire Software, Inc., a publicly-traded software publishing company, a position he has held since March 2018. Prior to serving as chief strategy officer, Mr. Hart was the company’s chief financial officer, a position he held from March 2015 through March 2018. Mr. Hart also serves as a member of the board of directors of Wonolo, Inc., a private on-demand labor and workforce staffing platform business, a position he has held since February 2016. Mr. Hart was a managing director at Deutsche Bank from May 2004 through November 2013. Mr. Hart holds a bachelor’s degree in physics from the University of Pennsylvania and a juris doctorate degree from the New York University School of Law. We believe Mr. Hart is qualified to serve on our board of directors because of his significant corporate finance, legal and business experience.

Jan Kowal

Mr. Jan Kowal is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Kowal has served as a member of our board of directors since July 2013. Mr. Kowal is a member of our compensation committee, a role he has held since January 2016, a member of our audit committee, a role he has held since January 2017, and a member of our nominating and corporate governance committee, a role he has held since April, 2017. Mr. Kowal served as a consultant to Brose Fahrzeugteile GmbH & Co., an international automotive parts supplier based in Germany, and its affiliates in the United States and Europe from May 2015 to May 2017. Mr. Kowal served as the chairman of Brose Fahrzeugteile’s American subsidiary Brose North America, Inc. from August 2012 to May 2015 and as its president and chief executive officer, , leading an organization comprising of over 2,000 employees, prior to that. Mr. Kowal served on the board of directors of the Original Equipment Supplier Association from 2008 to 2013 and served as the chairman of the board of that entity in 2012. Mr. Kowal holds a master’s degree in mechanical engineering from Charmers University of Technology in Goteborg, Sweden. We believe Mr. Kowal is qualified to serve on our board of directors because of his substantial international business experience and deep familiarity with the automotive industry.

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