Mr. Carson has served as our President and Chief Executive Officer and a member of our Board of Directors since December 2011. Prior to his promotion to chief executive officer, Mr. Carson was Executive Vice President, Worldwide Sales & Marketing since May 2008 when the acquisition of Gemstar-TV Guide International by the company was completed. From April 2006 to May 2008, Mr. Carson served in various capacities at Gemstar, including President of the North American IPG business and President for North American CE business. Prior to joining Gemstar, Mr. Carson held various executive positions at Thomson Multimedia Corporation (“Thomson”), including Executive Vice President of Operational Efficiency programs, Executive Vice President, Global Sales and Services and Executive Vice President of Patents & Licensing.
Mr. Carson holds a B.S. in Business Administration as well as an MBA from Villanova University.
Mr. Meyer has served as Chief Executive Officer of Sirius XM Radio since December 2012. Mr. Meyer served as President of Operations and Sales of Sirius Satellite Radio from April 2004 to December 2012. From 1997 to 2002, Mr. Meyer served in various capacities at Thomson Multimedia Corporation.
Mr. Meyer holds a B.S. in Economics and an MBA from St. Bonaventure University.
Mr. Earhart retired as partner of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, an accounting and consulting firm, in 2001. At the time of his retirement, he served as Managing Partner for PricewaterhouseCoopers’ Silicon Valley office. From 1970 to 2001, Mr. Earhart held a variety of positions with Coopers & Lybrand and its successor entity, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP.
Mr. Earhart holds a B.S. in accounting from the University of Oregon.
Mr. Hartenstein has been a director since September 2015. He was President and Chief Executive Officer of the Tribune Company, a multimedia, publishing, digital media and broadcasting company, from May 2011 to January 2013. Mr. Hartenstein was also publisher and Chief Executive Officer of the Los Angeles Times from August 2008 to August 2014. Previously, Mr. Hartenstein served as President of DIRECTV, Inc., a television service provider, from its inception in 1990 through 2001 and then as its Chairman and Chief Executive Officer from 2001 to 2003, when News Corporation purchased a controlling interest in the company. He continued as Vice Chairman of The DIRECTV Group until 2004. Mr. Hartenstein was inducted into the Consumer Electronics Association Hall of Fame in 2008, the Broadcasting and Cable Hall of Fame in 2002 and the National Academy of Engineering in 2001, and received an Emmy® from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences for lifetime achievement in 2007. Mr. Hartenstein also serves as the lead independent director of Sirius XM Radio Inc. and as a director of Broadcom Corporation, City of Hope and SanDisk Corporation.
Mr. Hartenstein has a B.S. in Aerospace Engineering, a B.S. in Mathematics and an honorary Doctor of Science from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, and an M.S. in Applied Mechanics from the California Institute of Technology.
Mr. Lucas has served as President of SAP’s Platform Solutions organization since January 2013 and leads go-to-market, product marketing and strategy for SAP’s Analytics, Database, Cloud Platform and ‘Internet of Things’ products. From January 2012 to July 2013, Mr. Lucas served as Executive Vice President of Business Analytics, Database and Technology of SAP, where he led the mobile, analytics, database, middleware and big data organizations. Mr. Lucas served as Global General Manager and Senior Executive for SAP Business Analytics and Technology organization from January 2011 to January 2012, where his responsibilities included strategy and go-to-market activities across sales, marketing and product management lines of business. From August 2009 to January 2011, Mr. Lucas served as Senior Vice President of SAP Business Objects, North America, where he oversaw sales of software for data integration and management. Over the course of his 20+ year career in enterprise software, Mr. Lucas has held senior executive roles at a number of leading enterprise, cloud and analytics technology companies, including Senior Vice President of Force.com at Salesforce.com. Mr. Lucas has also co-chaired various government oriented technology leadership initiatives, including the TechAmerica BigData committee.
Mr. Lucas holds a B.S. in Business from the University of Colorado.
Ms. Quindlen has served as a Venture Advisor to SRI (Stanford Research Institute) since April 2014. Ms. Quindlen has served as a Managing Member in Fund VIII of IVP (Institutional Venture Partners), an early stage Silicon Valley venture capital firm, from April 1998 to the present. Prior to joining IVP, Ms. Quindlen served as a Managing Director at Alex Brown & Sons, and led the IPOs of many prominent software companies including Microsoft and Electronic Arts as well as leading data analytics companies such as Epsilon.
Ms. Quindlen holds a B.S. in Foreign Service from Georgetown University and an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
Mr. Rau served as Chief Executive Officer of SeaChange International Inc., a video software technology company, from November 2011 to October 2014 and was a member of its board from July 2010. He served on the board of Aviat Networks, a wireless networking company, from November 2010 to January 2015. He also served on the board of Microtune, a silicon and subsystems company from May 2010 to December 2010. Since 2009, Mr. Rau has been a founding director in iProf Learning Solutions, an e-learning company. He has held a number of senior leadership positions with Motorola Inc. from 1992 to 2008, including Senior Vice President of Strategy and Business Development of the Networks & Enterprise business, Senior Vice President of the Mobile TV Solutions business, and Corporate Vice President of Marketing and Professional Services. He has served as the chairman of the Quest Forum, a board member of the Center for Telecom Management at USC, and on the Advisory Board of Cleversafe Inc., a software company that has created technology that solves petabyte to exabyte scale "big data" storage problems.
Mr. Rau holds a bachelor's degree in engineering from the National Institute of Technology (India) and an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management (Ahmedabad).
Mr. Welling is the founder and Chief Investment Officer of Engaged Capital. He is responsible for overseeing all facets of the firm. Prior to Engaged Capital, Mr. Welling was a principal and managing director at Relational investors, a $6 billion activist equity fund. At Relational, Mr. Welling was responsible for managing the equity fund's consumer, healthcare and utility group. He was involved in all aspects of Relational's research process, from the identification of investment ideas to the development and implementation of the engagement process with portfolio companies. Prior to Relational Investors, Mr. Welling spent seven years as a managing director at Credit Suisse as the head of the investment banking department's advisory business.
Mr. Welling is a member of the board of directors of Jamba, Inc., a NASDAQ-listed leading restaurant retailer of better-for-you food and beverage offerings. He also teaches executive education courses at the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania, his alma mater.