Philip Soran

Director
Philip Soran has served as a director since July 2010 and was Chairman from May 2014 to May 2017. Mr. Soran is currently the Director and co-founder of Flipgrid, Inc., a privately-held education technology software company. Mr. Soran served as President, Chief Executive Officer, and a director of Compellent Technologies, Inc., a publicly traded software company which he co-founded in March 2002, until its acquisition by Dell Inc. in February 2011, after which he served as the President of Dell Compellent from February 2011 to March 2012. Mr. Soran also serves as Lead Director on the board of directors of Piper Jaffray Companies, a publicly traded investment bank and asset management firm, and as director on the board of directors for Foodsby, a privately-held food delivery service. He previously served on the board of directors of Help Systems, LLC, a privately-held software company, prior to its sale in March 2018. From July 1995 to August 2001, Mr. Soran served as President, Chief Executive Officer and a member of the board of directors of Xiotech, which Mr. Soran co-founded in July 1995. Xiotech was acquired by Seagate in January 2000. From October 1993 to April 1995, Mr. Soran served as Executive Vice President of Prodea Software Corporation, a data warehousing software company. Mr. Soran also held a variety of management, sales, marketing, and technical positions with IBM, and served on the board of directors of Hutchinson Technology Incorporated, a public manufacturing company, from 2011 until its acquisition by TDK Corporation in 2016. Mr. Soran served as Chairman of our board of directors from May 2014 to May 2017.

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