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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

Paul Ricci

60 2018 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

Satish Maripuri

51 2017 Executive Officer

Robert Frankenberg

70 2000 Lead Independent Director

Laura Kaiser

57 2017 Director

Sanjay Vaswani

58 2018 Director

Robert Finocchio

66 2015 Independent Director

Mark Laret

63 2010 Independent Director

Katherine Martin

55 1999 Independent Director

Philip Quigley

75 2005 Independent Director

Christine Marchuska

2016 Director, Investor Relations

Biographies

Name Description

Paul Ricci

Mr. Paul A. Ricci is has been appointed Chairman of the Board of the Company effective on March 29, 2018. He is no longer Chief Executive Officer of the Company effective on March 31, 2018. From May 1992 to August 2000, Mr. Ricci held several positions at Xerox including, President, Desktop Systems Division, President, Software Solutions Division, and Vice President, Corporate Business Development. Between June 1997 and March 1999, Mr. Ricci served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Nuance Communications, Inc. (formerly, ScanSoft Inc.), which was then operating as an indirect wholly-owned subsidiary of Xerox. Mr. Ricci’s leadership position at the Company, his management abilities and experience, and his extensive knowledge of our industry qualify him to serve as a member of our Board of Directors.

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.

Satish Maripuri

Mr. Satish Maripuri is Executive Officer of the company. He joined the Company in February 2012 and currently serves as our Executive Vice President and General Manager, Healthcare Division, from August 2016 and was elected as an executive officer on August 1, 2017. From February 2012 to January 2016, Mr. Maripuri served as Senior Vice President of operations in the Healthcare Division. Prior to joining the Company in 2012, Mr. Maripuri held several executive leadership positions in global technology companies, including Solera Holdings, Lionbridge Technologies, and Imprivata.

Robert Frankenberg

Mr. Robert J. Frankenberg is Lead Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Frankenberg is owner of NetVentures, a management consulting firm. From December 1999 to July 2006, Mr. Frankenberg served as Chairman of Kinzan, Inc., an Internet Services software platform provider. From May 1997 to July 2000, Mr. Frankenberg served as Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Encanto Networks, Inc., a developer of hardware and software designed to enable the creation of businesses on the Internet. From April 1994 to August 1996, Mr. Frankenberg was Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Novell, Inc., a producer of network and office software. Mr. Frankenberg is a director of Rubicon Project, Inc. Mr. Frankenberg also serves on several boards of privately held companies. Previously, Mr. Frankenberg served as a director of National Semiconductor, Electroglas, Inc., Extended Systems Incorporated, Polycom Inc., Secure Computing Inc., and Wave Systems, Inc. Mr. Frankenberg serves as Chairman of our Compensation Committee and also serves on our Audit Committee and Nominating & Governance Committee. Mr. Frankenberg’s experience as chairman, president and chief executive officer of numerous technology companies and his significant board experience (both with the Company and elsewhere) provides expertise in technology, business operations, corporate development, strategy, financial reporting, governance and board best practices.

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.

Sanjay Vaswani

Mr. Sanjay N. Vaswani is 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.

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.

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.

Katherine Martin

Ms. Katherine A. Martin is an Independent Director of the Company. Since September 1999, Ms. Martin has been a Member of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, Professional Corporation. Ms. Martin also serves on the board of directors of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, a Professional Corporation, including serving as its chair since October 2017. Ms. Martin also serves on the boards of the Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati Foundation, a nonprofit organization, The Gateway School, a nonprofit organization, WildAid, a nonprofit organization, and YMCA, of Silicon Valley, a nonprofit organization. Ms. Martin has thirty years’ experience practicing corporate and securities law, and has extensive experience representing public companies. Ms. Martin brings to the Board expertise in corporate governance, acquisitions, capital market transactions and securities law.

Philip Quigley

Mr. Philip J. Quigley is an Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Quigley has served as a director since the consummation of our acquisition of the former Nuance Communications, Inc. in September 2005, and was originally appointed to the Board in accordance with the terms of the Merger Agreement pursuant to which the Company acquired the former Nuance Communications, Inc. Mr. Quigley served as Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer of Pacific Telesis Group, a telecommunications holding company in San Francisco, California, from April 1994 until his retirement in December 1997. He also served as a director of Wells Fargo & Company from 1994 to April 2013. Mr. Quigley serves as an advisor or director to several private organizations. Mr. Quigley serves on our Compensation and Audit Committees. Mr. Quigley has extensive leadership and business management experience, which he acquired over a 30-year career in the telecommunications industry, including during that time as chairman, president and CEO of Pacific Telesis Group. Mr. Quigley’s experience at Pacific Telesis included mergers and acquisitions, and also provided him with extensive financial management experience.

Christine Marchuska

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