Mohamad Ali is a leader who believes there are very few things that can’t be achieved with focus and determination. Under Mohamad’s leadership, Carbonite's global team is fully engaged in developing and delivering the next generation of data protection solutions for businesses. Driven by a passion for technology, Mohamad served as Chief Strategy Officer at Hewlett Packard where he played a pivotal role in the company’s turnaround. At IBM, Mohamad lead the creation of the firm’s eight billion dollar business analytics software unit, and at Avaya, he oversaw the company's two billion dollar services group. He was also the CEO of the Workforce Optimization division of Aspect Software. Mohamad holds a B.S. in Computer Engineering, a B.A. in History, and a Master's degree in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University. He serves on the boards of iRobot, Oxfam America, and the Massachusetts Technology Leadership Council.
From January 1996 to July 2009, Mr. Ali served in various roles at IBM, including vice president of business and strategy for the information management division from 2005 to 2009. Mr. Ali currently serves as a director of iRobot Corporation (NASDAQ: IRBT). Mr. Ali holds a B.S. in Computer Engineering, a B.A. in History and a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University.
Scott Daniels has served on our Board since January 2016 upon recommendation by Mr. Gyenes, full vetting by the Nominating and Governance Committee and the Board, and a unanimous Board vote. Mr. Daniels served as a senior analyst of Shannon River Partners, a private hedge fund focused on technology, media and communications companies, from July 2013 to April 2014.
From November 2005 to July 2013, Mr. Daniels served as a senior analyst and partner of S Squared Technology, a technology investment fund where he evaluated and invested in multiple publicly traded small and midsized emerging growth technology companies around the world. Prior to S Squared Technology, Mr. Daniels served in various analyst roles covering technology and software companies. Mr. Daniels holds an M.B.A from Columbia Business School and a B.A. in English Literature from University of Pennsylvania.
Marina Levinson joined the Carbonite Board of Directors in May, 2017. She is the founder and CEO of CIO Advisory Group LLC, which was founded in September 2011. Since April 2014, she has also been a partner at venture capital firm Benhamou Global Ventures. Ms. Levinson is a member of the board of directors of Ellie Mae and she is a chairwoman of its cybersecurity and technology committee. Ms. Levinson is a member of the board of directors of Ayehu Software Technologies Ltd, a private company. From 2005-2011, Ms. Levinson served as senior vice president and chief information officer for NetApp, Inc. From 1999-2005, she served as vice president and chief information officer for Palm, Inc., having earlier served as senior director of global integration at 3Com. Ms. Levinson holds a B.S. in Computer Science from St. Petersburg Institute of Precision Mechanics and Optics.
David Friend has served as a member of our Board since he co-founded our Company with Mr. Flowers in February 2005. Since March 2016, Mr. Friend has served as the chief executive officer and as a member of the board of directors of BlueArchive, Inc., a provider of cloud data archiving. Previously, Mr. Friend served as our chief executive officer from February 2005, as our President from February 2005 to September 2007 and again from August 2010 to December 2014.
On December 3, 2014, Mr. Friend resigned as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company and became Executive Chairman of the Board. Mr. Friend served as Executive Chairman of the Board from December 2014 to February 2016. From March 1999 through March 2002, Mr. Friend co-founded with Mr. Flowers and served as chief executive officer and president of Sonexis, Inc., a software company providing audio-conferencing services and served as a director of Sonexis from March 1999 through August 2004. From June 1995 through December 1999, Mr. Friend co-founded with Mr. Flowers and served as chief executive officer and as a director of FaxNet Corporation, a supplier of messaging services to the telecommunications industry.
Prior to that time, Mr. Friend co-founded Pilot Software, Inc., a software company, with Mr. Flowers in 1983. Previously, Mr. Friend founded Computer Pictures Corporation, a software company whose products applied computer graphics to business data, and served as president of ARP Instruments, Inc., an audio hardware manufacturer. Mr. Friend served as a director of GEAC Computer Corporation Ltd., a publicly-traded enterprise software company, from October 2001 to October 2006, and currently serves as a director of CyraCom International, Inc., DealDash Oyj, and Netblazr, Inc. Mr. Friend holds a B.S. in Engineering from Yale University.
Peter Gyenes has served on our Board since April 2015. Mr. Gyenes has served as the non-executive Chairman of the board of directors of Sophos plc. (LSE: SOPH), a global security software company, since July 2015, lead independent director from September 2012 to July 2015, and as non-executive chairman from May 2006 to September 2012. 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.
Mr. Gyenes served on the board of Applix (NASDAQ: APLX) a provider of business analytics software solutions, from 2000 until it was acquired by Cognos Incorporated in 2007, and on the board of webMethods Inc., a leading provider of infrastructure software, from 2005 until it was acquired by Software AG in 2007. Mr. Gyenes also served on the board of BladeLogic Inc. (NASDAQ: BLOG) from 2006 until it was acquired by BMC Software, Inc. in 2008. Mr. Gyenes also served on the board of directors of Netezza Corporation (NYSE: NZ) from 2008 until it was acquired by International Business Machines Corporation in 2010. Mr. Gyenes also served on the board of Lawson Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: LWSN) from 2006 until it was acquired by Infor in July 2011 and on the board of EnerNoc (NASDAQ: ENOC) from 2013 to 2015.
From 2009 to 2015, Mr. Gyenes also served on the board of directors of Cimpress NV (NASDAQ: CMPR). He currently serves on the boards of directors IntraLinks Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: IL), Pegasystems Inc. (NASDAQ: PEGA), RealPage, Inc. (NASDAQ: RP), and Epicor Software Corporation, a provider of software solution to the manufacturing, distribution, retail and services industries, and serves as trustee emeritus of the Massachusetts Technology Leadership Council. Mr. Gyenes received his B.A. in mathematics and his M.B.A. in marketing from Columbia University.
Charles Kane has served on our Board since July 2011. Since November 2006, Mr. Kane has served as a director of One Laptop Per Child, a non-profit organization that provides computing and internet access for students in the developing world, for which he also served as president and chief operating officer from March 2008 to July 2009. From July 2007 to March 2008, Mr. Kane served as executive vice president and chief administrative officer of Global BPO Services Corp., a special purpose acquisition corporation, and from August 2007 to March 2008, as chief financial officer of Global BPO. From May 2006 to October 2006, he served as chief financial officer of RSA Security Inc., a provider of e-security solutions. From July 2003 to May 2006, Mr. Kane served as chief financial officer of Aspen Technology, Inc., a provider of supply chain management software and professional services.
Earlier in his career, Mr. Kane served as president and chief executive officer of Corechange, Inc., an enterprise software company, and as chief financial officer of Informix Software, Inc., a provider of database management systems. Mr. Kane also held financial positions with Stratus Computer, Inc., Prime Computer Inc. and Deloitte & Touche LLP. Since November 2006, Mr. Kane has served as a member of the board of directors and as chairman of the audit committee of Progress Software Corporation (NASDAQ: PRGS), a publicly-traded provider of infrastructure software. Since May 2010, he has served as a member of the board of directors and as chairman of the audit committee of Demandware, Inc., a provider of e-commerce solutions, and since November 2011 he has served as a member of the board of directors and as chairman of the audit committee of RealPages, Inc. (NASDAQ: RP), a publicly-traded provider of software solutions for the rental housing industry.
Since October 2012 Mr. Kane has served as a member of the board of directors and as chairman of the audit committee of PhotoBox LTD, an online digital photo service provider. Mr. Kane holds a B.B.A. in Accounting from the University of Notre Dame, an M.B.A. in International Finance from Babson College, and is senior lecturer of International Finance at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Sloan School of Management.
Todd Krasnow has served on our Board since September 2005 and as our lead independent director since April 2011. Mr. Krasnow has served as the president of Cobbs Capital, Inc., a private consulting company, since January 2005, and as marketing domain expert with Highland Consumer Fund, a venture capital firm, since June 2007. Previously, Mr. Krasnow was the chairman of Zoots, Inc., a dry cleaning company from June 2003 to January 2008 and chief executive officer of Zoots, Inc. from February 1998 to June 2003.
He served as the executive vice president of sales and marketing of Staples, Inc. from May 1993 to January 1998 and in other sales and marketing positions for Staples, Inc. from March 1986 to May 1993. Mr. Krasnow is a director of Tile Shop Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTS), a publicly-traded retailer of tile and stone, and is chairman of the Tile Shop Holdings’ compensation committee. Mr. Krasnow is also a director of Ecentria, a privately held online marketer of optical, outdoor, and camping gear, and Bakkavor, a UK-based, privately owned, maker of fresh prepared meals. Mr. Krasnow holds an M.B.A. from the Harvard University Graduate School of Business and an A.B. in Chemistry from Cornell University.
Stephen Munford has served on our Board since January 2014 and as chairman of the Board since March 2016. From May 2005 to September 2012, Mr. Munford served as chief executive officer of Sophos Group plc. (LSE: a developer and vendor of security software and, since September 2012, Mr. Munford has served as the chairman of Sophos’ board of directors.
Mr. Munford also serves on the board of directors of Elastic Path Software Inc., a developer and vendor of e-commerce software; Quick Mobile, a provider of mobile solutions for events; Alertlogic, a leader in security and compliance solutions for the cloud; Teradici Corporation, a secure virtual workspace leader; and Utimaco., a provider of hardware security solutions. Mr. Munford holds a B.A. in Economics from the University of Western Ontario and an M.B.A. from Queen’s University.