Board of Directors

 

Tom Carson
President and CEO

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.


Andrew K. Ludwick
Chairman of the Board

Mr. Ludwick has served as our Chairman of the Board of Directors since May 2008. Mr. Ludwick has been a private investor since November 1997. Mr. Ludwick served as Chief Executive Officer of Bay Networks, a networking company, from September 1995 to October 1997. From July 1985 to September 1995, Mr. Ludwick was founder, President and Chief Executive Officer of SynOptics, a networking company.  Mr. Ludwick holds a B.A. from Harvard College and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.
 


Alan L. Earhart
Board Member

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.


N. Steven Lucas
Board Member

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.


James E. Meyer
Board Member

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.  Mr. Meyer holds a B.S. in Economics and an MBA from St. Bonaventure University.


James P. O'Shaughnessy
Board Member

Mr. O’Shaughnessy has conducted a consulting practice in the field of intangible asset management since 2004. Through such consulting practice, Mr. O’Shaughnessy served as Chief Intellectual Property Counsel of HarQuen, Inc., a private company focused on voice technology solutions, from 2011 to 2012. From 1996 to 2004, Mr. O’Shaughnessy served as Vice President and Chief Intellectual Property Counsel at Rockwell Automation, a company dedicated to industrial automation and information, and its predecessor, Rockwell International Corp, a multinational conglomerate having major interests in high technology industries. Mr. O'Shaughnessy holds a B.S. in materials engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and a J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center.


Ruthann Quindlen
Board Member

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.