Michael C. Franson

Michael C. Franson has been a director of the Company since August 2016. Mr. Franson previously served on the Board from 2001 until 2005 and again from 2007 until 2014. In July of 2016, Mr. Franson retired from KPMG Corporate Finance LLC (“KPMG”) as Managing Director and Global Head of Technology M&A after serving in that role from 2014 to 2016. From 2005 to 2014, Mr. Franson was a co-founder and President of St. Charles Capital LLC (“St. Charles”), an investment banking firm focused on mergers and acquisitions, raising private capital and providing financial advisory services for middle-market companies across the United States. From 2000 to 2005, Mr. Franson was a Managing Director at The Wallach Company, which was subsequently sold to KeyCorp, the parent of KeyBanc Capital Markets. Currently, he is the Chair of our Compensation Committee, a member of our Audit Committee and a member of our Executive Committee. Mr. Franson brings to the Board his background and expertise in investment banking, including substantial experience in financial analysis and financial advisory services, merger and acquisition transactions, and a wide variety of capital raising and financing transactions.

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