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Aspen Technology Inc (AZPN.OQ)

AZPN.OQ on NASDAQ Stock Exchange Global Select Market

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Robert Whelan

67 2013 Independent Chairman of the Board

Antonio Pietri

54 2013 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Karl Johnsen

51 2015 Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President

Frederic Hammond

59 2005 Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary

Thomas Bradicich

2020 Director

Amarpreet Hanspal

54 2020 Director

Donald Casey

73 2004 Independent Director

Gary Haroian

68 2003 Independent Director

Adriana Karaboutis

57 2020 Independent Director

Georgia Keresty

58 2019 Independent Director

Joan McArdle

68 1994 Independent Director

Simon Orebi Gann

69 2011 Independent Director

R. Halsey Wise

55 2016 Independent Director

Brian Denyeau

IR Contact Officer

Biographies

Name Description

Robert Whelan

Mr. Robert M. Whelan Jr. serves as Independent Chairman of the Board of the Company., serves as Independent Chairman of the Board of the Company. Mr. Whelan has been the President of Whelan & Company, LLC, which provides business and financial consulting and strategic services to a broad range of companies, since 2001. On January 1, 2018, Mr. Whelan joined the firm of Black Point Partners, Inc., which provides financial advisory, capital raising and mergers and acquisition services to technology and healthcare companies, as a managing director. Prior to 2001, Mr. Whelan held a number of senior-level positions at various investment banking and brokerage firms. Among other positions, Mr. Whelan was Vice Chairman of Prudential Volpe Technology Group, the technology investment banking and research division of Prudential Securities, and prior to that, he was Chief Operating Officer, Managing Director, Head of Investment Banking, and a board member of Volpe Brown Whelan & Company, a private technology and healthcare investment banking, brokerage and asset management firm acquired by Prudential Securities in 1999. Mr. Whelan served as a director of ARIAD Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a NASDAQ-listed developer of small-molecule drugs to treat patients with aggressive cancers, from April, 2010 through September, 2014. Mr. Whelan holds a B.A. in History from Dartmouth College and an M.B.A. from Stanford University Graduate School of Business. We believe that Mr. Whelan's qualifications to serve on the board of directors include his executive management and technology investment banking experience.

Antonio Pietri

Mr. Antonio J. Pietri serves as President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of the Company. Mr. Pietri served as our Senior Vice President and Managing Director for our Asia-Pacific region from 2002 to June 2007 and held various other positions with our company from 1996 until 2002. From 1992 to 1996, he was at Setpoint Systems, Inc., which we acquired, and before that he worked at ABB Simcon and AECTRA Refining and Marketing, Inc. He holds an M.B.A. from the University of Houston and a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Tulsa. In his years of service to the company in various roles, including international assignments, Mr. Pietri has developed valuable working relationships with our customers and employees, and therefore provides a unique perspective on our growth strategy as well as our day-to-day operations.

Karl Johnsen

Mr. Karl E. Johnsen CPA serves as Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President of the Company. From October 2012 to August 2013, Mr. Johnsen was vice president, chief accounting officer for Avid Technology, Inc., a provider of digital media content-creation products and solutions for audio, film, video and broadcast professionals. Prior to October 2012, Mr. Johnsen held Finance leadership roles at public and private technology and software companies including FusionStorm Global Inc., a provider of diversified information technology services, and GlassHouse Technologies, Inc., a provider of data center consulting, technology integration and managed services. Mr. Johnsen is a Certified Public Accountant and holds a B.S. in Accountancy from Bentley University and an M.B.A. from Babson College. Mr.

Frederic Hammond

Mr. Frederic G. Hammond J.D. serves as Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary of the Company. From February to June 2005, Mr. Hammond was a partner at a Boston law firm. From 1999 to 2004, Mr. Hammond served as vice president, business affairs and general counsel of Gomez Advisors, Inc., an Internet performance management and benchmarking technology services firm. From 1992 to 1999, Mr. Hammond served as general counsel of Avid Technology, Inc., a provider of digital media content-creation products and solutions for audio, film, video and broadcast professionals. Prior to 1992, Mr. Hammond was an attorney with the law firm of Ropes & Gray LLP in Boston, Massachusetts. He holds a B.A. from Yale College and a J.D. from Boston College Law School.

Thomas Bradicich

Dr. Tom Bradicich serves as Director of the Company. Bradicich is currently Vice President, Hewlett Packard Fellow and Global Head of Edge and IoT Labs & CoE at Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE). Prior to this role, Bradicich was HPE VP and General Manager, leading the global business unit, Converged Servers, Edge & IoT Systems and Software, with responsibility for P&L, worldwide sales, R&D and customer experience. He directed the founding of HPE's three global IoT Innovation Labs for partner and customer collaborations. After leading HPE's first corporate IoT Strategy efforts, Bradicich also led HPE into the operational technology (OT) and IoT platform software businesses, launching hardware and software product lines expressly designed for the IoT and Intelligent Edge.

Amarpreet Hanspal

Mr. Amarpreet K. Hanspal serves as Director of the Company. Since May 2018, Mr. Hanspal has been the Chief Executive Officer of Bright Machines, Inc., which focuses on factory automation combining robotics, machine vision and machine learning software. From 1987 to 1999 and from 2002 to June 2017, Mr. Hanspal was employed by Autodesk, Inc., a global leader in 3D design, engineering and entertainment software and services, in a series of roles, most recently as Co-Chief Executive Officer from February 2017 to June 2017 and as Chief Product Officer and Senior Vice President of Products from 2011 to February 2017. From 1999 to 2002, Mr. Hanspal served as a co-founder and Vice President of Marketing and Business Development at RedSpark, Inc., which focused on collaborative product development applications for the discrete manufacturing industry. Mr. Hanspal holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Bombay University and a master’s degree in mechanical engineering from the State University of New York at Stony Brook. He has also completed the executive managerial program at Stanford University.

Donald Casey

Mr. Donald P. Casey serves as Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Casey served as Chairman of the Board of Mazu Networks, a networking software startup. In 2004, Mr. Casey was also the chief executive officer of Mazu Networks. Since 2001, Mr. Casey has been an information strategy and operations consultant to technology and financial services companies. From 2000 to 2001, Mr. Casey served as president and chief operating officer of Exodus Communications, Inc., an Internet infrastructure services provider. From 1991 to 1999, Mr. Casey served as president and chief technology officer of Wang Global, Inc. Mr. Casey previously held executive management positions at Lotus Development Corporation, Apple Computer, Inc. and International Business Machines Corporation. Mr. Casey holds a B.S. in Mathematics from St. Francis College. We believe Mr. Casey's qualifications to serve on the board of directors include his many years of experience in the business software industry. His experience includes executive management and development roles. We believe Mr. Casey's extensive industry knowledge and industry perspective are beneficial for the board.

Gary Haroian

Mr. Gary E. Haroian CPA serves as Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Haroian served in various positions, including as chief financial officer, chief operating officer and chief executive officer, at Bowstreet, Inc., a provider of software application tools. From 1997 to 2000, Mr. Haroian served as senior vice president of finance and administration and chief financial officer of Concord Communications, Inc., a network management software company. From 1983 to 1996, Mr. Haroian served in various positions, including chief financial officer, president, chief operating officer and chief executive officer, at Stratus Computer, Inc., a provider of continuous availability solutions. Mr. Haroian served as a director of EnerNOC, Inc., a provider of energy intelligence software and related solutions from 2015 to August 7, 2017, and B456 Systems, Inc. (formerly known as A123 Systems), a battery systems company, from 2006 to 2012. He has also served on boards of other publicly-held companies, including Network Engines, Inc. (NASDAQ), Unica Corporation (NASDAQ), Phase Forward Incorporated (NASDAQ) and Embarcadero Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ). Mr. Haroian currently serves as a director of BrightCove Inc., a provider of cloud-based services for video. Prior to 1983, Mr. Haroian was a Certified Public Accountant. He holds a B.A. in Economics and a B.B.A. in Accounting from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. We believe that Mr. Haroian's qualifications to serve on the board of directors include his extensive advisory experience to various emerging technology companies, his service on the boards of directors of other public companies and his financial and accounting expertise.

Adriana Karaboutis

Ms. Adriana Karaboutis has been appointed as Independent Director of the Company effective 7/22/2020. Karaboutis is currently Group Chief Information and Digital Officer at National Grid where she is responsible for the development of group-wide digital strategy, information systems and services, digital security and risk, and overall security. During her career, Karaboutis has led digital transformation for several global brands including Biogen Inc, Dell Inc, General Motors Corporation and Ford Motor Company. As EVP Technology, Business Solutions and Corporate Affairs at Biogen she introduced leading digital partners to build capabilities that deliver value across drug discovery, development and delivery processes through core information technology strategy. Prior to Biogen, Karaboutis was instrumental in driving a culture of innovation and continuous business process improvement at Dell as Vice President and Global CIO. Karaboutis brings extensive experience in computer-integrated manufacturing and supply chain management having held international senior leadership roles at General Motors and Ford. For more than 20 years Karaboutis has focused on innovating with technology to drive business transformation in complex manufacturing and process industries. Karaboutis holds a BS in Computer Science, from Wayne State University, Detroit. MI. In addition to serving as an independent board director for Aspen Technology, Karaboutis serves on the board of Perrigo Company plc, and, through May 2020, on the board of Advance Auto Parts, Inc.

Georgia Keresty

Ms. Georgia Keresty Ph.D. serves as Independent Director of the Company.D serves as Independent Director of the Company. serves as Independent Director of the Company. Since 2017, Ms. Keresty has served as the R&D chief operating officer of Takeda, a global research and development driven biopharmaceutical company. From 2003 to 2017 and from 1997 to 1999, she was an executive at Johnson & Johnson. From 1999 to 2003 and from 1983 to 1997, she held roles at Bristol-Myers Squibb Company and Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation, respectively. She currently serves as an independent director for Commissioning Agents, Inc., an ESOP global engineering services firm, and has previously served on the board of Janssen Alzheimer Immunotherapy, the board of trustees for Clarkson University, Potsdam, NY and the board of trustees for the NJ Foundation for Aging. Ms. Keresty holds BSc degrees in Chemical Engineering and Computer Science from Clarkson University and Ramapo College of New Jersey; an MS degree in Information Systems from Pace University; an MBA in Operations Management from Rutgers University; a PhD in Operations Management from Rutgers University; and an MPH in Global Health Leadership from the University of Southern California. Ms. Keresty's qualifications to serve on the board of directors include her lengthy experience as a scientific leader driving operational excellence and innovation in the highly regulated pharmaceutical and healthcare industry.

Joan McArdle

Ms. Joan C. McArdle serves as Independent Director of the Company. Ms. McArdle served as a senior vice president of Massachusetts Capital Resource Company, an investment company, from 2001 through June 2016, and served as a vice president of Massachusetts Capital Resource Company from 1985 to 2001. She holds an A.B. in English from Smith College. We believe Ms. McArdle's qualifications to serve on the board of directors include her experience in building and financing companies from earliest stages of growth to mature technology companies. In addition, Ms. McArdle's knowledge of the technology industry and venture experience enable her to provide the board with valuable strategic advice.

Simon Orebi Gann

Dr. Simon J. Orebi Gann D.Phil. serves as Independent Director of the Company. Dr. Orebi Gann worked for BP from 2000 until 2008, for most of that time serving as the Chief Information Officer and a member of the Executive Committee of BP Integrated Supply and Trading. From 1996 to 2000, Dr. Orebi Gann served as Managing Director of Technology for the London International Financial Futures and Options Exchange. From 1979 to 1996, he served as one of the Chief Information Officers of Marks and Spencer plc, an international retailer. Dr. Orebi Gann served as a director of MapInfo Corporation, a provider of location intelligence solutions, from 2004 until its sale to Pitney Bowes Inc. in April 2007. He currently serves on the board of directors of the Low Carbon Contracts Company Ltd and the Electricity Settlements Company Ltd, sister companies that were created to deliver key elements of the UK government’s electricity market reform program. Since March 2018, he has served on the board of directors and chairs the audit committee of Market Operator Services Ltd, which operates the market for the non-household UK water market. He holds a BA, MA (Oxon) and D. Phil from Oxford University where he studied Physics. We believe Dr. Orebi Gann's qualifications to serve on the board of directors include his experience in our largest industry segment and his proven track record in leveraging information technology to capture new commercial opportunities and to increase operational efficiencies in various industries.

R. Halsey Wise

Mr. R. Halsey Wise serves as Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Wise is the founder and chief executive of Lime Barrel Advisors, LLC, a private investment firm he founded in 2010. In April 2019 he joined the board of Cerner Corporation, a NASDAQ-listed provider of intelligent solutions and tech-enabled services that support the clinical, financial and operational needs of health care organizations of all sizes by assisting clinicians in making care decisions and assisting organizations in managing day -to-day revenue functions and the health of their populations. Mr. Wise also serves on the board of WellSky Inc., a private healthcare information technology company advancing human wellness and as a Senior Advisor to TPG Capital, a global private investment firm. He joined the board of MedAssets, Inc., a NASDAQ-listed healthcare technology performance improvement company, in March 2014 and served as chairman and chief executive officer from February 2015 until the company was acquired by Pamplona Capital Management in January 2016. He served on the board of Cotiviti Holdings, Inc., an NYSE-listed provider of analytics-driven payment solutions focused on the healthcare sector, from December 2017 until the company was acquired by Verscend Technologies, Inc. in August 2018. From September 2006 to December 2011 Mr. Wise served on the board of Acxiom Corporation, a NASDAQ-listed provider of marketing technology and services. From 2003 through 2010 Mr. Wise was chairman, president and chief executive officer of Intergraph Corporation, a NASDAQ-listed global provider of engineering and geospatial software. Prior to his service at Intergraph, Mr. Wise was president and chief executive officer, North America of Solution 6 Holdings, Ltd., and president and chief operating officer of Computer Management Sciences, Inc., which was acquired by Computer Associates International, Inc. (now named CA, Inc.). At Computer Associates, he served as the General Manager, North America, for Global Professional Services.

Brian Denyeau

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