Founder, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board
Stephen T. Winn has served as our Chief Executive Officer, Chairman of the Board and a member of our board of directors since November 1998. From November 1998 to December 2009, Mr. Winn also served as our President. From January 1998 to March 1999, Mr. Winn served in various executive positions, including President of Research Institute of America, a provider of information services to the accounting industry and a wholly owned subsidiary of Thomson Reuters Corporation. From June 1969 to January 1998, Mr. Winn served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Computer Language Research Inc., a publicly traded company focused on tax compliance, tax research and accounting software, which was acquired by Thomson Reuters Corporation. Mr. Winn was one of five people recognized by the National Apartment Association as a leader in the
Alfred R. Berkeley, III has served as a member of our board of directors since December 2003 and as a member of our compensation committee since January 2004. Mr. Berkeley also served as a member and as chairman of our audit committee from January 2004 to February 2012, and as our lead independent director from February 2011 to February 2012. Mr. Berkeley served as the Chairman of Pipeline Financial Group, Inc., the parent of Pipeline Trading Systems LLC, a block trading brokerage service, from December 2003 until November 2011. From December 2003 to March 2010, Mr. Berkeley also served as the Chief Executive Officer of Pipeline Financial Group, Inc. He also serves as Vice-Chairman of the National Infrastructure Advisory Council for the President of the United States, a trustee of Johns Hopkins University and a member of the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, LLC. He formerly served as Vice Chairman of the Nomination Evaluation Committee for the National Medal of Technology and Innovation, which makes candidate recommendations to the Secretary of Commerce. He was appointed Vice Chairman of the NASDAQ Stock Market, Inc. in July 2000, serving through July 2003, and served as President of NASDAQ from 1996 until 2000. From 1972 to 1996, Mr. Berkeley served in a number of capacities at Alex. Brown & Sons Incorporated, which was acquired by Bankers Trust New York Corporation and later by Deutsche Bank AG. Most recently, he was Managing Director in the corporate finance department where he financed computer software and electronic commerce companies. He joined Alex. Brown & Sons Incorporated as a Research Analyst in 1972 and became a general partner in 1983. From 1985 to 1987, he served as Head of Information Services for the firm. From 1988 to 1990, Mr. Berkeley took a leave of absence from Alex. Brown & Sons Incorporated to serve as President and Chief Executive Officer of Rabbit Software Inc., a public telecommunications software company. He served as a captain in the United States Air Force and a major in the United States Air Force Reserve. Mr. Berkeley also served as a director of Webex Communications, Inc., which was acquired by Cisco Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CSCO) in May 2007. Mr. Berkeley also served as a director of Kintera, Inc. until May 2008, when it was acquired by Blackbaud, Inc. (NASDAQ: BLKB). Mr. Berkeley served as a director of the National Research Exchange, Inc., a registered broker dealer, until it ceased operations in December 2007. Mr. Berkeley currently serves on the board of directors of ACI Worldwide, Inc. (NASDAQ: ACIW). Mr. Berkeley also serves as a director of several private companies. Mr. Berkeley received his B.A. in English from the University of Virginia and his M.B.A. from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. We believe Mr. Berkeley’s qualifications to serve on our board of directors include his extensive experience in corporate finance and securities matters, including his experience as Chief Executive Officer of various companies and his leadership positions with the NASDAQ Stock Market, Inc., and his knowledge gained from service on the boards of various public and private companies and federal committees.
Peter Gyenes has served as a member or our board of directors since January 2010. Mr. Gyenes has served as the non-executive Chairman of the board of directors of Sophos plc, a global security software company, since May 2006. Mr. Gyenes served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Ascential Software Corporation (NASDAQ: ASCL), a market leader in data integration software, and its predecessor companies VMark Software, Ardent Software and Informix from 1996 until it was acquired by International Business Machines Corporation in 2005. He currently serves on the boards of directors of Lawson Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: LWSN), Netezza Corporation (NYSE: NZ), Pegasystems Inc. (NASDAQ: PEGA) and VistaPrint Limited (NASDAQ: VPRT), as well as several private companies, and serves as trustee emeritus of the Massachusetts Technology Leadership Council. Mr. Gyenes previously served on the board of directors of webMethods Inc. (NASDAQ: WEBM) (acquired by Software AG Darmstadt) from 2005 to 2007, Applix, Inc. (NASDAQ: APLX) (acquired by Cognos, Inc.) from 2000 to 2007 and BladeLogic, Inc. (NASDAQ: BLOG) (acquired by BMC Software, Inc.) from 2006 to 2008. Mr. Gyenes received his B.A. in mathematics and his M.B.A. in marketing from Columbia University. We believe Mr. Gyenes’ qualifications to serve on our board of directors include his experience as the Chief Executive Officer of a publicly traded company, his knowledge gained from service on the boards of various public and private companies and his more than 40 years of experience in technology, sales, marketing and general management positions within the computer systems and software industry.
Leeds Equity Partners
Jeffrey T. Leeds has served as a member of our board of directors and a member of our nominating and governance committee since December 1999. Mr. Leeds has served as chairman of our nominating and governance committee since February 2012. He is President and Co-Founder of Leeds Equity Partners, LLC, which he co-founded in 1993, a private equity firm that focuses on the education, information services and training industries. Prior to co-founding Leeds Equity Partners, Mr. Leeds spent seven years specializing in mergers and acquisitions and corporate finance at Lazard Freres & Co. LLC, a subsidiary of Lazard Group LLC. Prior to joining Lazard Freres & Co. LLC, Mr. Leeds served as a law clerk to the Hon. William J. Brennan, Jr. of the Supreme Court of the United States during the 1985 October Term. Mr. Leeds also worked in the corporate department of the law firm of Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP in New York after graduating from law school. Mr. Leeds currently serves on the board of directors of Education Management Corporation (NASDAQ: EDMC), Instituto de Banca y Comercio and SeatonCorp. and as a Trustee on the United Federation of Teacher’s Charter School Board in New York City. Mr. Leeds received his B.A. in history summa cum laude from Yale University and his J.D. from Harvard Law School. He was also a Marshall Scholar at the University of Oxford. We believe Mr. Leeds’ qualifications to serve on our board of directors include his extensive business and legal experience in corporate finance and his knowledge gained from service on the boards of various public and private companies.
Jason Wright has served as a member of our board of directors since December 2003, as a member of our compensation committee since October 2006, a member of our audit committee since January 2004, and a member of our nominating and governance committee since February 2010. Mr. Wright has served as our lead independent director and chairman of our audit committee since February 2012. Jason Wright is a partner on the Tech & Telecom group at Apax Partners LLC, where he focuses primarily on investments in enterprise software and technology-enabled services. Prior to joining Apax in 2000, Mr. Wright served in a variety of roles at General Electric Capital Corporation, a subsidiary of General electric corporation, including the evaluation and execution of investment opportunities for the Technology Ventures Group, and Mr. Wright was also a consultant at Andersen Consulting, now Accenture plc. Mr. Wright currently serves on the board of directors of various private companies. Jason received a B.A. in economics from Tufts University and an MBA in finance at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. We believe Mr. Wright’s qualifications to serve on our board of directors include his extensive business and financial experience related to enterprise software and technology-enabled services companies.
Scott S. Ingraham has served as a member of our board of directors since February 2012 and as a member of our audit committee and our nominated and governance committee since February 2012. Mr. Ingraham is presently the co-founder and Principal of Zuma Capital, Inc., a private investment firm. He co-founded and served as the Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of Rent.com, an Internet residential real estate listing site, from 1999 until its acquisition by eBay in February 2005. Prior to founding Rent.com, Mr. Ingraham was the CEO, president and co-founder of Oasis Residential, a NYSE-traded apartment REIT which merged into Camden Property Trust in 1998. Mr. Ingraham is on the Board of Trust Managers of Camden Property Trust, a real estate investment trust focused on the development and ownership of apartment properties. Camden Property Trust is one of our largest customers. Mr. Ingraham also serves as a director of Kilroy Realty Corporation, a publicly-held real estate investment trust focused on the development and ownership of office and industrial properties. Mr. Ingraham graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a BBA in Finance. We believe Mr. Ingraham’s qualifications to sit on our board include his substantial financial and business expertise as the chief executive officer of several companies in the real estate industry and his significant board experience serving on board of other public companies.
MIT's Sloan Graduate School of Management
Mr. Kane has more than 20 years of senior executive-level experience, which includes serving as Chief Financial Officer of Global BPO Services Corp., RSA Security, Aspen Technology and Informix Software, and President and Chief Executive Officer at Corechange. Mr. Kane has also held several executive roles, including president at "One Laptop Per Child" (OLPC), a non-profit organization founded at Massachusetts Institute of Technology that provides computing and internet access for students in the developing world. Mr. Kane is also currently an Adjunct Professor of International Finance at MIT's Sloan Graduate School of Management. Mr. Kane serves on the Boards of Directors of Demandware Inc.; Carbonite, Inc. and Progress Software Corp. Mr. Kane has also served on the Boards of Directors of Netezza Corporation (Acquired by IBM), Applix Software (Acquired by IBM) and Borland Software (Acquired by Micro Focus Corporation).