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Commvault Systems Inc (CVLT.OQ)

CVLT.OQ on NASDAQ Stock Exchange Global Select Market

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Nicholas Adamo

56 2019 Independent Chairman of the Board

Sanjay Mirchandani

56 2019 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Brian Carolan

48 2012 Chief Financial Officer, Vice President - Finance

Martha Delehanty

2020 Chief People Officer

Gary Merrill

2019 Vice President Business Operations, Analytics, Technology & Simplicity

Riccardo Blasio

48 2019 Vice President, Chief Revenue Officer

Sandra Hamilton

2019 Vice President of Customer Success

Carmen Sorice

2020 Vice President of America's Channels and Alliances

Martha Bejar

58 2018 Independent Director

Todd Bradley

62 2020 Independent Director

Keith Geeslin

67 1996 Independent Director

Vivie Lee

53 2018 Independent Director

Charles Moran

65 2018 Independent Director

Allison Pickens

35 2020 Independent Director

Arlen Shenkman

49 2020 Independent Director

Gary Smith

59 2013 Independent Director

David Walker

66 2006 Independent Director

Michael Melnyk

2019 Director - Investor Relations

Biographies

Name Description

Nicholas Adamo

Mr. Nicholas Adamo serves as Independent Chairman of the Board of the Company. Mr. Adamo is a former senior executive of Cisco Systems, where he served a variety of sales and leadership roles over a 22 year career prior to his retirement in 2016. While there, Mr. Adamo served as the Senior Vice President (“SVP”) of the Americas, where he managed Cisco’s largest geographic region, with annual IT and communications sales of more than $26 billion, and was responsible for 6,500 employees working across 60 different countries. Mr. Adamo also served as the SVP of Cisco's $12 billion Global Service Provider organization, leading sales, service delivery and development for the company's top service provider customers, among various other roles. Prior to his tenure at Cisco, he spent more than a decade at IBM in various sales and management assignments. Since leaving Cisco in 2016, Mr. Adamo has consulted with a range of small scale tech companies, and currently serves on the boards of Lookout, Blue Danube Systems and GTT Communications. Mr. Adamo is also the founder and president of Making A Mark, Inc., located in Monmouth County, NJ, which is a charitable foundation dedicated to making a mark and empowering change through awareness, knowledge and inclusive opportunities targeting the environment and education. Mr. Adamo holds a bachelor of science degree in computer engineering from Columbia University. Mr. Adamo is an experienced executive in the information technology industry, who brings a deep working knowledge of the industry and experience from both enterprise and service provider segments, that he can deploy to provide valuable insight and perspectives to our Board. He also has extensive experience and successes as a leader who is able to balance strategy and execution, foster long-standing strategic relationships, and guide business and technology discussions and decisions for shared success. This combination makes him an effective leader for our Board.

Sanjay Mirchandani

Mr. Sanjay Mirchandani serves as President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of the Company. Prior to joining our company, Mr. Mirchandani served as the Chief Executive Officer of Puppet, Inc. (“Puppet”), an Oregon-based IT automation company. Mr. Mirchandani joined Puppet in May 2016 as President and Chief Operating Officer, and assumed the role of Chief Executive Officer in September 2016. Before joining Puppet, Mr. Mirchandani served as Corporate Senior Vice President and General Manager of Asia Pacific and Japan at VMware, Inc. from October 2013 to April 2016. From June 2006 to October 2013, Mr. Mirchandani held various senior leadership positions at EMC Corporation, including Chief Information Officer and leader of the Global Centers of Excellence. Prior to that, Mr. Mirchandani held various positions at Microsoft Corporation and Arthur Andersen LLP. Mr. Mirchandani has a masters of business administration degree from the University of Pittsburgh and earned a bachelor's degree in mathematics from Drew University. Mr. Mirchandani brings a wealth of international business and start-up experience through his diverse well-rounded career in technology. As our Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Mirchandani brings his knowledge and perspective about critical company business strategies, financial position and operational matters into Board deliberations. His insight regarding the company's operations and future are critical to the successful functioning of the Board.

Brian Carolan

Mr. Brian Carolan is a Chief Financial Officer, Vice President - Finance of the Company. Brian Carolan has served as our Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer since October 2012. Prior to his current role, Mr. Carolan served as our Vice President, Finance and Chief Accounting Officer from July 2006 until September 2012. He also held the position of Controller from February 2001 until June 2006. Prior to joining Commvault, Mr. Carolan was with Ernst & Young LLP in its Technology, Communications and Entertainment audit practice from 1993 until January 2001. Mr. Carolan obtained his bachelor’s degree in accounting from Villanova University, his master’s degree in business administration from New York University and is a certified public accountant in the State of New Jersey.

Martha Delehanty

Ms. Martha Delehanty serves as Chief People Officer of the Company. Delehanty holds a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology from Mount Holyoke College and a Master in Business Administration degree in finance from the University of Texas . She has been a powerful advocate for young women in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM), helping drive participation in programs like Girls Who Code, Black Girls Code Built By Girls, and WiTNY (Women in Technology and Entrepreneurship in New York ).

Gary Merrill

Mr. Gary Merrill serves as Vice President Business Operations, Analytics, Technology & Simplicity of the Company. Mr. Merrill served as our Vice President, Finance and Chief Accounting Officer from October 2012 until March 2019. He also held the position of Controller from September 2007 until October 2012. He also held the position of Assistant Controller from December 2005. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Merrill held accounting management positions with several publicly traded companies. Mr. Merrill began his career with Arthur Andersen LLP in its audit practice. Mr. Merrill obtained his bachelor’s degree in accounting from Elizabethtown College and is a Certified Public Accountant in the State of Pennsylvania.

Riccardo Blasio

Mr. Riccardo Di Blasio serves as Vice President, Chief Revenue Officer of the Company. Riccardo Di Blasio has served as our Vice President, Chief Revenue Officer since May 2019. Prior to joining Commvault, Mr. Di Blasio led DXC Technology as Global Head of Sales for VMware Cloud Platform Services. Prior to that role, he was Chief Executive Officer at Globetouch, Inc., leading the company growth in the IoT and connected cars industry from January 2017 until April 2018. He also served as Chief Operating Officer at Cohesity from October 2015 until November 2016, where he significantly grew the sales and support organizations while expanding global operations and achieving double digit growth in sales. Previous to those positions, he served in various leadership roles for more than a decade across US and EMEA, as Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing at VMware and EMC Corporation.

Sandra Hamilton

Carmen Sorice

Mr. Carmen Sorice serves as Vice President of America's Channels and Alliances of the Company. Sorice has a long track record and experience in creating and scaling businesses for leading service providers and enterprise technology companies, including AT&T, Bell Laboratories, Alcatel Lucent, and SunGard Availability Services. Prior to joining Commvault, Sorice founded and led Qlarity LLC, a professional services firm focused on helping partners and enterprises navigate through the chaos of digital transformation. Sorice's success in building channel businesses has been recognized by CRN, which named him to their list of Top 20 Networking Channel Chiefs in 2008, Top 20 Storage Channel Chiefs in 2009 and 2010, and Channel Chief in 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017. Carmen is also a two-time recipient of the Informa/Virgo Publishing Circle of Excellence Award for vision, innovation and advocacy in the channel. Carmen has served on multiple industry advisory boards including Penton Channel Partners, Baptie Channel Focus, and the CompTIA Vendor Advisory Council.

Martha Bejar

Ms. Martha Helena Bejar serves as Independent Director of the Company. Ms. Martha Bejar has served as a director of our company since July 2018. Ms. Bejar is the co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Red Bison Advisory Group, LLC, a position she has held since April 2013. Previously, Ms. Bejar held the position of the Chief Executive Officer of several private telecommunications and technology companies, including Unium Inc., Flow Mobile Inc., and Wipro Infocrossing Inc. She has also held executive positions at Microsoft Corporation, Nortel Networks Corporation, and Bell Communications Research. Ms. Bejar currently serves as a member of the board of directors of CenturyLink Inc., Neopost SA and Sportman's Warehouse. In addition, Ms. Bejar serves on two non-for-profit boards, the Board of Trustees at Rainier Scholars and the President’s Advisory Group at EastWest Institute. Ms. Bejar earned an Advanced Management Program degree from Harvard Business School, graduated cum laude with a bachelor of science degree in Industrial Engineering from the University of Miami and also earned a master's of business administration from Nova Southeastern University. Ms. Bejar has a strong track record of leadership with some of the world's leading corporations where she evidenced a proven ability to drive and support innovation in the technology and software space. She also provides the Board with a wealth of executive, strategic and financial experience in the industry which enables her to provide valuable insights regarding our company's operations and strategic development.

Todd Bradley

Mr. Todd Bradley serves as Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Bradley recently joined One Equity Partners as an Operating Partner. He previously served as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Mozido, a cloud-based mobile payment provider, from October 2015 to May 2017. Prior to that, Mr. Bradley served as the President of TIBCO Software Inc., a provider of infrastructure and business intelligence software, from June 2014 until it was acquired by Vista Equity Partners in December 2014. From 2005 to April 2014, Mr. Bradley served in a variety of roles at HP Inc. (“HP”), a manufacturer of computers and printing products, along with related technologies solutions and services, including most recently as Executive Vice President, Strategic Growth Initiatives from June 2013 to April 2014. Earlier in his career, Mr. Bradley served as President and CEO of Palm, Inc., a personal digital assistant and smartphone manufacturer, which was later acquired by HP. Mr. Bradley is currently a member of the board of directors of Eastman Kodak Company and Mattel, Inc, and serves on the audit committee at Mattel, Inc. Previously, he served as a member of the Board of TrueCar Inc. Mr. Bradley holds a B.S. from Towson University. Mr. Bradley has significant leadership, finance, digital, marketing, technology and software experience. With decades of experience in the technology industry, Mr. Bradley has significant expertise leading global technology companies as a senior executive and director, particularly as they adapt to large-scale technological and competitive changes. His experience and expertise in these areas will be of great value to our company and to our Board of Directors.

Keith Geeslin

Mr. Keith B. Geeslin is an Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Geeslin has been a partner at Francisco Partners, a global private equity firm, since January 2004, prior to which Mr. Geeslin spent 19 years with the Sprout Group, the venture capital arm of Credit Suisse’s asset management business, which conducts its activities through affiliates of Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC. Prior to joining the Sprout Group, Mr. Geeslin was the general manager of a division of Tymshare, Inc, a provider of public computer and network services and held various positions at its Tymnet subsidiary from 1980 to 1984. He was also previously a staff member of the U.S. Senate Commerce Committee. Mr. Geeslin obtained his bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Stanford University and master’s degrees from Stanford University and Oxford University. Mr. Geeslin also serves on the board of directors of Synaptics, Inc. Mr. Geeslin’s private equity and venture capital experience, with a focus on technology sector companies, has given him an understanding of finance and of growth strategies, as well as experience in evaluating businesses in our company’s industry, all of which is very helpful to the Board of Directors. Originally representing one of our company’s initial investors, Mr. Geeslin has a long history with Commvault and its management, providing continuity to Board deliberations. Mr. Geeslin has held various public company directorships and brings that experience to the Board.

Vivie Lee

Ms. Vivie Lee is Independent Director of the Company. Ms. Lee has served as Senior Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer of Anaplan, a SaaS software company, since October 2018. Prior to joining Anaplan, Ms. Lee served as Chief Executive Officer for FirstRain, a business analytics platform company, from 2015 until that company was acquired by Ignite Technologies in August 2017. She joined FirstRain in 2005 where she served as Chief Operating Officer before becoming CEO. Prior to joining FirstRain, Ms. Lee served as General Manager of Worldwide Services at Cadence Design Systems. In that position, she merged several services divisions into an industry-leading advanced technology operation. She held P&L responsibility for the business spanning research and development, go-to-market, sales, and support across global regions including the US, UK/EU, India, China, and Japan. Before Ms. Lee’s tenure at Cadence, she co-founded the software company Aqueduct Software, an enterprise-class software development solution for automating application data collection, profiling and analysis during iterative development, testing and deployment. Bootstrapping the company from the ground-up, she secured top-tier VC financing, and ultimately led the company through acquisition by NetManage in 2000. Ms. Lee began her career at Bell Labs and has also worked at Synopsys and 8x8 (formerly Integrated Information Technology, Inc.) in various product management roles. Ms. Lee earned a bachelor of arts in mathematics from Harvard University. Through her tenures at numerous start-up and mature Silicon Valley-based technology companies, Ms. Lee brings significant entrepreneurial and executive-level experience in the technology and software industry to the Board. Her expertise in the IT space is broad, and provides the Board with tech-focused insight and perspective in the critical areas of operations, marketing and strategic development.

Charles Moran

Mr. Charles E. Moran is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Moran is the founder of Skillsoft Plc., and served as its Chief Executive Officer and President from 1998 until his retirement in December 2015. He was also a director on the Skillsoft board. Prior to Skillsoft, Mr. Moran was the President and Chief Executive Officer of NETg National Education Training Group, a computer-based information technology training company, from 1995 –1997. Prior to NETg, Mr. Moran was the Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operations Officer of Softdesk, Inc, where he helped lead the company's successful initial public offering. Mr. Moran has previously held senior level sales and marketing positions at Insite Peripherals, Inc. and Archive Corporation. Mr. Moran currently serves as a member of the board of directors of Manhattan Associates, Inc., and serves as a director and advisor to various private companies. Mr. Moran earned a master's of business administration from Suffolk University and a bachelor of science degree from Boston College . With more than two decades of experience working with technology companies, Mr. Moran has extensive leadership experience in the industry and expertise in critical areas including operations, finance, sales, marketing and cloud/SaaS software, which are valuable to our Board. Mr. Moran's history and experience, including his various board memberships, also gives him financial expertise which he can deploy to great benefit to the company as a member of our Audit Committee.

Allison Pickens

Ms. Allison Pickens serves as Independent Director of the Company. Ms. Pickens most recently served as Chief Operating Officer and previously held other executive roles at Gainsight, a SaaS company, from 2014 to 2020. She is the co-author of the book The Customer Success Economy, published by Wiley in the spring of 2020. Ms. Pickens previously worked at Bain Capital Private Equity as an associate from 2009 to 2011, where she evaluated investments in a range of industries, and Boston Consulting Group, where she was a management consultant to both public and private companies from 2007 to 2009. Ms. Pickens is a member of the Technology Advisory Network at Boston Consulting Group, where she advises on strategic transformations of technology companies, and an Executive-in-Residence at Bessemer Venture Partners, advising portfolio companies on how to grow and retain subscription revenue. She is a member of the board of directors of Rainforest QA, a venture-backed SaaS company, and previously served as a member of the Board of eCompliance, a privately-funded SaaS company, from 2017 until its successful acquisition by Alcumus in 2019. Ms. Pickens has an MBA from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business and a B.A. from Yale University. Ms. Pickens is a technology executive with significant experience driving growth and strategic transformation initiatives at SaaS companies, which make her a valuable addition to our Board of Directors. She has extensive experience coaching CEOs and executives in the software industry through her work at Gainsight and other advisory roles, through speaking engagements, and through the content she has authored, which earned her recognition as one of the Top Women Leaders in SaaS in 2018 by The Software Report. Ms. Pickens also has a unique breadth of experience that spans industries including software, investment management, and management consulting. She brings significant skill in finance, general management, mergers and acquisitions, strategy, and customer growth and retenti

Arlen Shenkman

Mr. Arlen R. Shenkman serves as Independent Director of the Company. r. Shenkman currently serves as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at Citrix Systems, Inc. Mr. Shenkman joined Citrix in September 2019 from SAP, where he served as Executive Vice President and Global Head of Business Development and Ecosystems beginning in 2017. Prior to that role, Mr. Shenkman served as Chief Financial Officer of SAP North America, the company's largest business unit, from 2015 through 2017. Mr. Shenkman previously served as Global Head of Corporate Development for SAP from 2012 through 2015 and was a principal architect of SAP's rapid transformation into a cloud company. Mr. Shenkman has a J.D. from the University of Miami School of Law, an M.B.A. from the Fox School of Business at Temple University, and a bachelor's degree in political science from George Washington University. Mr. Shenkman has substantial experience helping to lead large-scale business transformations for growth of SaaS and working with companies that specialize in complex-cloud environments and enterprise application software. His has significant financial experience, including in his current role as Chief Financial Officer for Citrix Systems, Inc., where he is responsible for all of the company's financial and capital management strategies, budgeting and planning, financial accounting, tax and treasury, investor relations, strategic alliances, and M&A. This experience makes Mr. Shenkman a valuable addition to our Audit Committee. Mr. Shenkman also has significant experience managing large software companies, including in his current role at Citrix and in his former role as CFO of SAP North America, where he lead the finance functions across North America, including planning and forecasting, business streamlining, and overall financial management, in addition to his earlier experience leading SAP’s corporate development and M&A activities worldwide. Mr. Shenkman’s substantial record and experience at global SaaS companies make him well

Gary Smith

Mr. Gary Brian Smith is an Independent Director of the Company. Prior to serving as chairman of our Nominations and Governance Committee, Mr. Smith served as our lead independent director from May 2006 to July 2013. Mr. Smith is currently the president, chief executive officer and a director of Ciena Corporation, a global supplier of telecommunications networking equipment, software and services. Mr. Smith began serving as chief executive officer of Ciena in May 2001, in addition to his existing responsibilities as president and director, positions he has held since October 2000. Mr. Smith joined Ciena in November 1997, and previously served as the company’s chief operating officer and senior vice president, worldwide sales. From 1995 through 1997, Mr. Smith served as vice president of sales and marketing for INTELSAT. He also previously served as vice president of sales and marketing for Cray Communications, Inc. Mr. Smith received his master’s in business administration from Ashridge Management College, United Kingdom. Mr. Smith is a member of the National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee (NSTAC), is chairman of the Advisory Council to the Wake Forest Center for Entrepreneurship and participates in initiatives with the Center for Corporate Innovation. Mr. Smith is an experienced chief executive officer of a company in the information technology industry. As such, he has leadership skills and industry experience, as well as perspectives on the operations, challenges and complex issues facing growing technology-based companies. He also has global sales and marketing experience which is useful to the Board. Mr. Smith’s experience as a director of a public company also benefits the Board. The combination of his experience makes him well suited to serve as the chairman of our Nominations and Governance Committee

David Walker

Mr. David F. Walker is an Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Walker also serves on the boards of directors of Chico’s FAS, Inc. and CoreLogic, Inc., currently chairing the audit committees at both companies, and participating on the acquisition and strategic planning committee at CoreLogic. In addition, Mr. Walker previously served on the boards of directors of Atlantic Blue Group, Inc. during 2012, First Advantage Corporation from 2003 to 2009, Paradyne Networks from 2003 to 2005 and Technology Research Corporation from 2004 to 2010. Mr. Walker was employed as the Director of the Accountancy Program and the Program for Social Responsibility and Corporate Reporting at the University of South Florida St. Petersburg from 2002 through his retirement in 2009. Prior to joining the University of South Florida, Mr. Walker was with Arthur Andersen LLP, having served as a partner in that firm from 1986 through 2002 and as partner in charge of the firm’s assurance and business advisory services practice for the Florida and Caribbean region. Mr. Walker earned a master’s of business administration from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business with concentrations in accounting, finance and marketing, and a bachelor of arts degree from DePauw University with majors in economics and mathematics and a minor in business administration. Mr. Walker is an NACD Board Leadership Fellow, a certified public accountant and a certified fraud examiner. Mr. Walker’s governance, accounting and finance qualifications include an in depth understanding of risk oversight, accounting and financial reporting which is valuable to the Board of Directors, and he is an audit committee financial expert.

Michael Melnyk