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Sage Group PLC (SGE.L)

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22 Jul 2019
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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Donald Brydon

73 2012 Non-Executive Chairman of the Board

Connie Certusito

2018 President

Stephen Hare

58 2018 Chief Executive Officer, Chief Financial Officer, Executive Director

Jim Emerick

Executive Vice President - Customer Services

Klaus-Michael Vogelberg

53 Chief Technology Officer

Ron McMurtrie

53 2018 Chief Marketing Officer

Marc Werthmoeller

2018 Vice President - Marketing and Operations

Cassie Fields

2018 Vice President of Sales

Victoria Bradin

40 2016 General Counsel, Company Secretary

Blair Crump

57 2018 Executive Director

Sanjay Almeida

45 2017 Chief Product Delivery Officer

Amanda Cusdin

41 2018 Chief People Officer

Jonathan Bewes

2019 Non-Executive Director

Annette Court

57 2019 Non-Executive Director

Drummond Hall

69 2017 Senior Independent Non-Executive Director

Jonathan Howell

56 2013 Independent Non-Executive Director

Soni Jiandani

52 2017 Independent Non-Executive Director

Catherine Keers

53 2017 Independent Non-Executive Director

Lauren Wholley

2017 VP Investor Relations

Biographies

Name Description

Donald Brydon

Mr. Donald H. Brydon, CBE, serves as Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of The Sage Group PLC. He joined the Board in July 2012 and became Chairman on 1 September 2012. He is also Chairman of the London Stock Exchange and the Medical Research Council and was, until 1 September 2015, Chairman of the Royal Mail plc, and until 19 November 2013, Chairman of Smiths Group plc. Donald had a 20-year career with Barclays Group, during which time he was Chairman and Chief Executive of BZW Investment Management and acting Chief Executive of BZW followed by fifteen years with the AXA Group including holding the posts of Chairman and Chief Executive of AXA Investment Managers and Chairman of AXA Framlington. He has also recently chaired the London Metal Exchange, Amersham plc, Taylor Nelson Sofres plc and the ifs School of Finance and is a past Chairman of EveryChild. He has also served as Senior Independent Director of Allied Domecq plc and Scottish Power plc. Other current appointments: – London Stock Exchange Group Plc – Chairman – Medical Research Council – Chairman.

Connie Certusito

Ms. Connie Certusito is President of the Company. Certusi's career in the software industry has centered on a passion for helping businesses succeed. Prior to joining FieldEdge, Certusi was Executive Vice President and Managing Director for Sage, a leading provider of cloud-based business management solutions. At Sage, Certusi led the transformation from on-premise to SaaS and scaled various business lines by multiples of their original size. Certusi was recognized as one of the "Most Influential Women in Technology" by WebCPA, an honoree in the Women in Technology "Women of the Year" program and a thought leader in the SMB space by AllBusiness.com and BizJournals.com.

Stephen Hare

Mr. Steve Hare serves as Chief Executive Officer, Chief Financial Officer, Executive Director of the Company. He was Group Chief Financial Officer, Interim Chief Operating Officer, Executive Director of The Sage Group plc. He joined Sage in January 2014, having previously been Operating Partner and Co-Head of the Portfolio Support Group at the private equity firm Apax Partners, which he joined in 2009. Prior to this he built over 10 years’ experience leading the finance function for three listed UK companies culminating as CFO for FTSE 100 company Invensys plc, the global technology-related business, from 2006 to 2009. Between 2004 and 2006 Steve was Group Finance Director for Spectris plc, the FTSE 250 precision instrumentation and controls company and from 1997 to 2003 he was with Marconi PLC, acting as CFO from 2001. Steve qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1985 with Ernst & Whinney, now part of Ernst & Young, and has a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Liverpool University.

Jim Emerick

Mr. Jim Emerick was Executive Vice President - Customer Services of the Company. His role at Sage is accountable for the people, processes, and technology that deliver a positive customer service experience across all servicing channels, products, and geographies. Before Sage, Jim amassed three decades of experience in the financial services and aerospace industries, including roles at Bank of America, Honeywell International & TRW. Jim has a bachelor’s degree in Business Management from Sonoma State University and a MBA from Pepperdine University.

Klaus-Michael Vogelberg

Mr. Klaus-Michael Vogelberg serves as Chief Technology Officer of The Sage Group Plc. He is responsible for Sage’s technology strategy and software architecture, Klaus-Michael joined us when Sage acquired the German KHK Software group in 1997. Having been R&D Director and a partner of that business Klaus-Michael went on to act as R&D Director for Sage in the UK and Ireland from 2004 to 2007 before taking on his current role. A software entrepreneur, Klaus-Michael set up his first business aged 19 while studying aeronautical engineering and national economics. Klaus-Michael is based in the UK.

Ron McMurtrie

Mr. Ron McMurtrie serves as Chief Marketing Officer of the Company. Ron aligns the strategic direction of product, brand, digital marketing and communications, and oversees key functional areas for new customer acquisition, building customers for life, and advancing Sage’s cloud strategy. Before joining Sage, Ron was global Chief Marketing Officer at Recall, an information management company, leading worldwide marketing strategy and operations. Previously, Ron has over 20 years’ experience in similar roles for brands including VCE – the joint venture between Cisco, EMC and VMware – First Data, Verizon and MCI. Ron is a multi-dimensional leader with P&L and personnel responsibility spanning direct sales, marketing, enterprise consulting and professional services in private and publicsector markets.

Marc Werthmoeller

Mr. Marc Werthmoeller is Vice President - Marketing and Operations of the Company. Marc Werthmoeller joined the FieldEdge team in 2015 as a key leader in the development and growth of FieldEdge. Werthmoeller is responsible for creating the foundation for a best-in-class demand generation team and instilling a data-driven approach to sales and marketing. Werthmoeller has been recognized by the Stevie Awards organization for his contributions in sales and customer service. In 2017, Werthmoeller was awarded a Stevie Award for Sales Operations Professional of the Year.

Cassie Fields

Ms. Cassie Fields is Vice President of Sales of the Company. She has been an instrumental part of the FieldEdge team since 2017. Most recently, she served as Senior Director of Sales where she led her team to impressive double-digit bookings growth while operationalizing an efficient sales process. Under Fields' leadership, a new sales headquarter was launched inAtlantaand the sales organization expanded to 4X its original size. Fields was honored with the coveted Stevie Award for Sales Director of the Year, proudly representing the FieldEdge team.

Victoria Bradin

Ms. Victoria Bradin serves as General Counsel, Company Secretary of the company. She joined Sage this year from former FTSE 250 software company Misys, where she was Associate General Counsel. In her role at Misys, Vicki was responsible for M&A, litigation, risk, IP and more. After graduating from Nottingham University, Vicki qualified as a solicitor in the City of London. Vicki spent her early career working as a corporate lawyer in global and magic circle law firms before moving in-house working in large multi-nationals and UK public limited companies, helping grow and transform businesses whilst managing their regulatory and litigation risk.

Blair Crump

Mr. Blair Crump serves as Executive Director of the Company. He was President - Sage of the company. Blair has significant leadership experience within the technology sector and a strong background in sales, customer service and driving growth gained during his years in this sector. Blair holds a BSc in Economics from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. Past experience Blair was appointed to the Board on 1 January 2018 having joined Sage in August 2016 in the newly created position of President, leading on sales and customer service across the Group. Blair joined Sage from Texas-based profit realisation company PROS Holdings, where he was Chief Operating Officer. Previously, Blair led Salesforce.com’s Global Enterprise business, reporting into CEO Marc Benioff, and prior to this spent five years at Verizon Business, where he was appointed Group President. Blair was also at MCI Communications for 23 years, before its acquisition by Verizon in 2006.

Sanjay Almeida

Mr. Sanjay Almeida serves as Chief Product Delivery Officer of the Company. Sanjay joined Sage from SAP, where he had been Senior Vice President and Chief Product Officer of the company’s Ariba business since October 2015. Prior to this, Sanjay spent ten years at Concur Technologies, before the company was acquired by SAP. Here he held senior positions in Research & Development, before being made Senior Vice President of Global Product Management and Strategy. Sanjay has an MBA in General Management from the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University.

Amanda Cusdin

Ms. Amanda Cusdin serves as Chief People Officer of the Company. She was Interim Chief People Officer of the company. Amanda became interim Chief People Officer in October 2017, having joined Sage in March 2015. In September 2018, Amanda was appointed permanent Chief People Officer. Amanda has 18 years of HR experience across several global FTSE organisations in a variety of sectors where she focused on supporting executive leaders to drive change and transformation. During her career to date Amanda has built extensive experience across the Americas, Asia and Europe. She has led specifically in M&A, growth in new geographies and working across cultures and matrix organisations. Amanda has also specialised in talent development to executive level. Passionate about developing talent and leadership and creating truly inclusive organisations which promote diversity, Amanda has a Bachelor’s degree in History from the University of Warwick and postgraduate qualifications in Human Resources Management.

Jonathan Bewes

Mr. Jonathan Bewes is appointed as Non-Executive Director of the Company., effective 1 April 2019. Mr Bewes qualified as a Chartered Accountant with KPMG and spent 25 years in investment banking, with Robert Fleming, UBS and Bank of America Merrill Lynch. As a senior banker, he has provided advice to the boards of many UK and overseas companies on a wide range of financial, strategic and governance issues. Since April 2017, he has been Vice Chairman, Corporate and Institutional Banking at Standard Chartered Bank. Jonathan is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales. He has been a member of the Board of Next plc since October 2016 and chairs its Audit Committee.

Annette Court

Ms. Annette Elizabeth Court is appointed as Non-Executive Director of the Company., effective 1 April 2019. Ms Court has been Chairman of Admiral Group since 2017 and a board member since 2012. Between 2007 and 2010 she was CEO of Europe General Insurance for Zurich Financial Services. Ms Court is former CEO of the Direct Line Group (formerly known as RBS Insurance) and has previously served as a member on the Board of the Association of British Insurers (ABI). She was a non-executive director of Foxtons Group plc from August 2013 to May 2017. She currently holds the position of non-executive director of Jardine Lloyd Thompson Group plc and is also its Senior Independent Director.

Drummond Hall

Mr. Drummond Hall serves as Senior Independent Non-Executive Director of The Sage Group PLC. Drummond brings a wealth of experience gained across a number of customer-focused blue-chip businesses in the UK, Europe and the US. His strong appreciation of customer service and marketing brings deep insight into Sage as we focus on ways to expand our markets and delight our customers with our technology and service levels. Past experience Drummond was previously Chief Executive of Dairy Crest Group plc from 2002 to 2006, having joined the company in 1991. Prior to this the majority of his career was spent with Procter and Gamble, Mars and Pepsi Co. Drummond was a Non-executive Director of Mitchells & Butlers plc from July 2004 to January 2010 and Chairman from June 2008 to November 2009. Drummond was appointed Senior Independent Non-executive Director on 28 February 2017. Other current appointments: – WH Smith plc – Senior Independent Non-executive Director – First Group plc – Senior Independent Non-executive Director.

Jonathan Howell

Mr. Jonathan A. G. Howell serves as Independent Non-Executive Director of The Sage Group PLC. He joined the Board on 15 May 2013 and became Chairman of the Audit Committee in November 2013. Jonathan’s significant financial and accounting experience, across a number of sectors coupled with his role as Chairman of the Audit and Risk Committee, allow him to provide substantial insight into the Group’s financial reporting and risk management processes. Past experience Jonathan recently left the role of Group Finance Director of Close Brothers Group plc, after 10 years, to pursue the next stage of his career, having joined in February 2008. He previously held the same position at the London Stock Exchange Group plc from 1999. Jonathan has also been a Non-executive Director of EMAP plc and Chairman of FTSE International. The early part of his career was at Price Waterhouse where he qualified as a chartered accountant

Soni Jiandani

Ms. Soni Jiandani serves as Independent Non-Executive Director of the company. An engineer by background, Soni Jiandani has over 25 years’ experience in the technology industry, including 22 years at Cisco where she held the position of SVP, Marketing. During her time at Cisco, she led a team which was responsible for establishing multi-billion dollar revenue streams in the Switching, Storage Networking and Server markets. She was also part of the team that established many successful, company-funded start-ups which were subsequently acquired (spin-ins) which provided access to adjacent markets. Prior to joining Cisco, Soni held marketing executive positions at UB Networks and Excelan. Soni has extensive experience in marketing and driving industry transformation through market disruption. Her background of bringing innovative technologies to market is a valuable addition to the Board’s skills and experience.

Catherine Keers

Ms. Catherine Jane Keers serves as Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company. She joined the Board on 1 July 2017. Cath brings a wealth of digital and customer experience insights to the Board, together with a deep understanding of leveraging sales and marketing activity to build successful brands. Past experience Cath started her retail career with Thorn EMI and, after marketing and business development roles at Sky TV, Avon and Next, joined the BT Group in 1996, holding a number of commercial roles, including Marketing Director O2, Chairman of Tesco Mobile and Customer Director O2, where she was in charge of refocusing the organisation’s customer strategy. Cath has held non-executive roles in a number of FTSE-250 companies, including most recently Royal Mail Group plc. Other current appointments: – Funding Circle plc – Independent Non-executive Director; – TalkTalk Telecom Group plc – Independent Nonexecutive Director; – Ustwo Fampany Ltd – Chairman.

Lauren Wholley