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ANSYS Inc (ANSS.OQ)

ANSS.OQ on NASDAQ Stock Exchange Global Select Market

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Ronald Hovsepian

59 2019 Independent Chairman of the Board

Ajei Gopal

58 2017 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Maria Shields

55 2018 Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President

Richard Mahoney

57 2018 Senior Vice President - Worldwide Sales and Customer Excellence

Janet Lee

56 2017 Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary

Lynn Ledwith

2019 Vice President of Marketing

Julie Murphy

2019 Vice President of Human Resources

Shane Emswiler

45 2017 Senior Vice President and General Manager, Physics business units

Matthew Zack

50 2017 Vice President - Business Development and Corporate Marketing

Nicole Anasenes

46 2018 Independent Director

Robert Calderoni

60 2020 Independent Director

Glenda Dorchak

66 2018 Independent Director

Guy Dubois

65 2015 Independent Director

Alec Gallimore

56 2017 Independent Director

Barbara Scherer

64 2013 Independent Director

Ravi Vijayaraghavan

55 2020 Independent Director

Annette Arribas

Investor Relations Officer

Biographies

Name Description

Ronald Hovsepian

Mr. Ronald W. Hovsepian serves as Independent Chairman of the Board of the Company. Mr. Hovsepian has been an Executive Partner at Flagship Pioneering, Inc., a venture capital firm focused on healthcare, since October 2018. Mr. Hovsepian was Chief Executive Officer of Synchronoss Technologies, Inc., a telecommunications software and services company, from January to April 2017. Mr. Hovsepian served as Chief Executive Officer of Intralinks Holdings, Inc., a global provider of services and software, from December 2011 to January 2017. Mr. Hovsepian joined Novell, Inc., a software company, in 2003 and was its Chief Executive Officer, from 2005 to 2011. Prior to Novell, from 2000 to 2003, Mr. Hovsepian was in the venture capital industry. He started his career at IBM and served in several executive positions over approximately 16 years. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of two private companies, ECi Software Solutions and Skillsoft, an educational technology company, where he is also the Executive Chairman.

Ajei Gopal

Dr. Ajei S. Gopal Ph.D serves as President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of the Company. Dr. Gopal has served as our Chief Executive Officer and President since January 2017. From August 2016 to December 2016, he served as our President and Chief Operating Officer. Dr. Gopal was appointed an independent director of the Board in 2011 and served in that capacity until his employment by the Company in August 2016. From April 2013 to August 2016, Dr. Gopal was an operating partner at Silver Lake, a leading private equity technology investor. His employment at Silver Lake included a secondment as interim President and Chief Operating Officer at Symantec Corporation. From 2011 until 2013, he was Senior Vice President at Hewlett Packard. Dr. Gopal was Executive Vice President at CA Technologies from 2006 until 2011. From 2004 to 2006, he worked at Symantec Corporation, where he served as Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer. Earlier, Dr. Gopal served as Chief Executive Officer and a member of the Board of Directors of ReefEdge Networks, a company he co-founded in 2000. He worked at IBM from 1991 to 2000, initially at IBM Research and later in IBM’s Software Group.

Maria Shields

Ms. Maria T. Shields CPA serves as Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President of the Company. Shields is Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. She has served as Chief Financial Officer since September 1998 and served as a Vice President from May 1998 until April 2018, when she was promoted to Senior Vice President. Ms. Shields joined the Company in September 1994 as our Corporate Controller. Prior to joining the Company, Ms. Shields held various positions as a CPA with Deloitte & Touche LLP, including that of audit manager. She currently serves as a Director of the First National Bank of Pittsburgh Community Bank.

Richard Mahoney

Mr. Richard S. Mahoney serves as Senior Vice President - Worldwide Sales and Customer Excellence of the Company. Mahoney is Senior Vice President of Worldwide Sales and Customer Excellence. Mr. Mahoney joined the Company in December 2016 as Vice President and was promoted to Senior Vice President in April 2018. Prior to joining the Company, from 2014 to 2016, he was Senior Vice President, Design Enablement and International Sales, at Global Foundries. Prior to that time, starting in 1989, he held positions of increasing responsibility at Cadence Design Systems, including Senior Vice President of Worldwide Field Operations with responsibility for worldwide sales, field application engineering, customer support and sales operations.

Janet Lee

Ms. Janet Lee serves as Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary of the Company. Janet Lee joined Ansys as Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary in June 2017. From 2010 to 2017, she was the Vice President, Legal and Intellectual Property, at HERE Technologies. Prior to this, from 2007 to 2010, she held positions of increasing responsibility at Nokia Corporation, including as a Director for Legal and Intellectual Property supporting the Nokia Research Center and Vice President for Legal and Intellectual Property matters for services. Prior to Nokia Corporation, Ms. Lee served as an Assistant General Counsel at America Online, Inc.

Lynn Ledwith

Ms. Lynn Ledwith serves as Vice President of Marketing of the Company. Lynn Ledwith joined Ansys as the Vice President, Marketing in July 2019. Lynn is a seasoned executive with a marketing career spanning 30+ years across a multitude of industries and businesses of all sizes. Previously, she was the Head of Marketing for Worldwide Clinical Trials, a $480 million contract research organization serving the pharmaceutical industry. Prior to that, she led Americas Field Marketing for Qlik Technologies, a $500 million business intelligence software company. Earlier in her career she led various parts of marketing for Sungard Data Systems, a $1.5 billion software and services company. Lynn has a proven track record of success, especially in the areas of field marketing, branding and communications. Lynn holds a Master of Business Administration degree from Saint Joseph’s University.

Julie Murphy

Ms. Julie Murphy serves as Vice President of Human Resources of the Company. Prior to joining ANSYS, Murphy was the chief human resources officer for Tradesmen International, a construction labor support company, where she transformed human resources to a strategic competency with modern HR information tools and technology, implemented a corporate talent acquisition team and aligned total rewards with business objectives. She previously worked for such companies as Westinghouse, Heinz, Blue Cross Blue Shield and PWC, where she led business improvements through large-scale culture change, organizational transformation and business process reengineering.

Shane Emswiler

Mr. Shane Emswiler CPA serves as Senior Vice President and General Manager, Physics business units of the Company. Emswiler is Senior Vice President and General Manager, Physics business units which includes mechanical, fluids, electronics, design and materials. He served as Vice President of the mechanical, fluids and electronics business units from April 2017 until October 2019, when he assumed his current role. From 2010 until 2017, he served as Vice President and General Manager of the electronics business unit. Prior to this, Mr. Emswiler, served as Chief Financial Officer of Ansoft Corporation, a company acquired by Ansys in 2008.

Matthew Zack

Mr. Matthew C. Zack serves as Vice President - Business Development and Corporate Marketing of the Company. Zack has served as the Vice President, Corporate Development and Global Partnerships since August 2019. He joined Ansys as the Vice President, Business Development and Corporate Marketing in April 2017. From 2014 until April 2017, he served as a Senior Corporate Development Executive at SAP. From 2012 to 2014, he served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Ariba, where he led corporate development and human resources. Before joining Ariba, he headed corporate development at FreeMarkets and served in various consulting roles at Accenture.

Nicole Anasenes

Ms. Nicole Anasenes serves as Independent Director of the Company. From 2016 until March 2020, Ms. Anasenes served as Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer of Squarespace, Inc., which sells subscription software to help customers establish and manage their online presence and stores. From 2013 to 2015, she served as Chief Financial Officer of Infor, a cloud application software company. Before joining Infor, from 2002 to 2013, she worked at IBM in various leadership positions in corporate finance, M&A and market development. Her roles spanned hardware, software and services and included driving businesses in both mature and emerging markets. Ms. Anasenes is chair of the Audit Committee and on the Board of Trustees of AnitaB.org, a nonprofit organization focused on increasing the representation of women technologists in the workforce. Ms. Anasenes graduated from New York University with a B.S. in Economics and International Business and received an M.B.A. from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

Robert Calderoni

Mr. Robert M. Calderoni CPA serves as Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Calderoni has been the Chairman of Citrix Systems, Inc., a multinational software company (“Citrix”), since January 2019, and was the Executive Chairman of Citrix from July 2015 through December 2018. From October 2015 to January 2016, Mr. Calderoni served as the interim Chief Executive Officer and President of Citrix. Mr. Calderoni served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Ariba, Inc., a cloud applications and business network company (“Ariba”), from October 2001 until it was acquired by SAP AG, a publicly-traded software and IT services company, in October 2012, and then continued as Chief Executive Officer of Ariba following the acquisition until January 2014. Mr. Calderoni also served as a member of the global managing board at SAP AG between November 2012 and January 2014 and as President of SAP Cloud from June 2013 to January 2014. Prior to Ariba, Mr. Calderoni held senior finance roles at Apple and IBM and served as Chief Financial Officer of Avery Dennison Corporation, a publicly-traded industrial materials company.

Glenda Dorchak

Ms. Glenda M. Dorchak serves as Independent Director of the Company. Ms. Dorchak has served as an independent director at Ansys since July 2018. Ms. Dorchak spent over thirty years in operating roles in the technology industry starting with IBM where she held executive positions including General Manager PC Direct. She went on to be Chairman and CEO at Value America, an e-retailer, before joining Intel Corporation in 2001 as Vice President and COO Intel Communications Group. Ms. Dorchak went on to be VP and General Manager Intel Broadband Products Group and VP and General Manager Intel Consumer Electronics Group. After Intel, she was CEO of Intrinsyc Software from August 2006 to November 2008 and then CEO of VirtualLogix from January 2009 until September 2010, when it was acquired by Red Bend Software. Prior to her retirement, her most recent operating role was EVP and GM Global Business with Spansion, Inc., a flash memory manufacturer, from April 2012 to June 2013.

Guy Dubois

Mr. Guy E. Dubois serves as Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Dubois has served as Chairman of the Board of Access Group, a privately held company and a mid-market software solutions provider in the United Kingdom, since 2015. He served as Chairman of NewVoiceMedia, a privately held British firm specializing in cloud contact center technology, from 2015 until 2019. From 2013 to 2015, Mr. Dubois was a Senior Advisor at Silver Lake, a leading private equity technology investor. He was Chief Executive Officer at TEMENOS, a banking software provider, from July 2011 to July 2012. Mr. Dubois has also held senior and executive positions with MACH Group, Amdocs, Cramer Systems, PeopleSoft, Vantive, Sybase and Digital Equipment Corporation.

Alec Gallimore

Dr. Alec D. Gallimore Ph.D. serves as Independent Director of the Company. Dr. Gallimore has been the Robert J. Vlasic Dean of Engineering at the University of Michigan since 2016. He has been the Richard F. and Eleanor A. Towner Professor of Engineering at the University of Michigan since 2015. He has held various positions of increasing responsibility at the University of Michigan since joining the institution in 1992. Dr. Gallimore has served on several NASA and US Department of Defense boards and studies, including as a member of the United States Air Force Scientific Advisory Board. He is a fellow of the American Institute of Astronautics and Aeronautics and was elected into the National Academy of Engineering in 2019. Dr. Gallimore’s primary research interests include electric propulsion, plasma diagnostics and space plasma simulation. He has extensive design and testing experience with a number of electric propulsion devices.

Barbara Scherer

Ms. Barbara Vaughn Scherer serves as Independent Director of the Company. Ms. Scherer was Senior Vice President, Finance and Administration and Chief Financial Officer of Plantronics, Inc. (“Plantronics”), an audio communications equipment manufacturer from 1998 to 2012, and was Vice President, Finance and Administration and Chief Financial Officer from 1997 to 1998. Prior to Plantronics, Ms. Scherer held various executive management positions spanning 11 years in the disk drive industry, was an associate with The Boston Consulting Group, and was a member of the corporate finance team at ARCO in Los Angeles.

Ravi Vijayaraghavan

Mr. Ravi K. Vijayaraghavan serves as Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Vijayaraghavan has been a partner at Bain & Company, Inc. (“Bain”), a leading management consulting firm, since 2001. He has held multiple senior roles with Bain, including his current position as Director and Head of the Asia-Pacific Technology Practice since 2019 and membership on the global partner promotion and compensation committee since 2015. Mr. Vijayaraghavan started his career with Bain in 1995 and is an expert and leader in Bain’s Mergers & Acquisitions, Private Equity and Telecommunications, Media and Technology practices. He has successfully led global client relationships in technology and telecommunications, and the establishment of Bain’s Asia-Pacific technology practice. His experience spans a broad range of technology markets (including software, hardware, semiconductors, and services) as well as mobile and fixed telecommunications operations across geographies in North America, Europe and Asia. He is a member of the board of overseers for WGBH, a Boston-based public broadcaster, and previously served as a member of the board of the Singapore Land Authority.

Annette Arribas

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