EMC Board of Directors
Board of Directors
Mr. Brown, age 67, has been a director of EMC since August 2005. From August 1994 until his retirement in July 1997, Mr. Brown served as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Microsoft Corporation, a manufacturer of software products for computing devices. He was Vice President, Finance of Microsoft from April 1993 to August 1994. He joined Microsoft in December 1989 and served as Treasurer from January 1990 to April 1993. After retiring from Microsoft, Mr. Brown served as Chairman of the NASDAQ Stock Market board of directors and as a past governor of the National Association of Securities Dealers ("NASD"). Mr. Brown also spent over 18 years with Deloitte & Touche LLP in various positions. Mr. Brown is also a director of VMware, Inc. (where he is Chair of the Audit Committee and a member of the Compensation and Corporate Governance Committee), Insperity, Inc. (where he is a member of the Finance, Risk Management and Audit Committee, and Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee), and Stifel Financial Corp. (where he is a member of the Risk Management/Corporate Governance Committee). Mr. Brown holds a bachelor's degree in Economics from the University of Washington.
Mr. Brown brings to the Board substantial financial expertise that includes extensive knowledge of the complex financial and operational issues facing large companies, and a deep understanding of accounting principles and financial reporting rules and regulations. He acquired this knowledge in the course of serving as the CFO of a global technology company, working with a major international accounting and consulting firm for 18 years, and serving as a member of the audit committees of other public company boards. Mr. Brown's experience at Microsoft also provides insight and expertise in the rapidly changing IT industry and the impact of new technologies. Through many senior management positions, including as Chairman of NASDAQ and as a past governor of the NASD, Mr. Brown has demonstrated his leadership and business acumen.
Mr. Cowen, age 62, has been a director of EMC since January 2009. From October 2007 until his retirement in November 2008, Mr. Cowen served as co-Chief Administrative Officer of The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc., a global investment, banking, securities and investment management firm. From September 2004 to November 2008, he was Global Head of Technology and Operations of Goldman Sachs, and from October 2001 to October 2007, he was Chief Information Officer of Goldman Sachs. Mr. Cowen joined Goldman Sachs in 1982. Mr. Cowen holds a bachelor's degree in History with a minor in Mathematics from Michigan State University.
With more than 28 years of experience managing IT and making the technology infrastructure purchasing decisions at a global financial services firm, Mr. Cowen brings to the Board extensive knowledge about technology, the IT industry, and defining and implementing an effective IT strategy. As a former customer of EMC, he has in-depth knowledge of our products and services. In addition, through various senior management positions, Mr. Cowen has demonstrated leadership skills and gained significant business operations experience, including developing and managing top talent.
Ms. Deegan, age 66, has been a director of EMC since July 2002. From February 1996 until her retirement in September 2001, Ms. Deegan served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Houghton Mifflin Company, a publishing company. From February 1995 to February 1996, Ms. Deegan was Senior Vice President of Regulatory and Government Affairs for NYNEX New England, and from November 1991 to January 1995, was Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of New England Telephone. From 1988 to January 1990, Ms. Deegan was Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of Eastern Enterprises, and from February 1990 to May 1991, was Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Administrative Officer. Ms. Deegan is a director of iRobot Corporation (where she is a member of the Audit Committee). Ms. Deegan holds a bachelor's degree in Elementary Education from The College of Saint Rose, a master's degree in History from Ohio State University, and an MBA from Simmons School of Management.
Ms. Deegan is an experienced financial leader who has served as the CFO of three companies in different industries. Ms. Deegan has extensive experience with financial accounting matters for complex global organizations as well as substantial experience overseeing the financial reporting processes of large public companies. Ms. Deegan also gained operational and talent management experience from serving on the executive staff of these companies. In addition, Ms. Deegan's service on another public company board provides her with valuable experience.
Mr. DiStasio, age 65, has been a director of EMC since March 2010. From January 2003 until his retirement in January 2007, Mr. DiStasio served as Senior Vice Chairman and Americas Chief Operating Officer of Ernst & Young LLP, a professional services organization. He spent over 38 years at Ernst & Young in various management positions, having been elected as a partner in 1977. Mr. DiStasio is a member of the Board of Trustees of Northeast Utilities (where he is Chair of the Finance Committee and a member of the Compensation Committee and the Executive Committee). Mr. DiStasio holds a bachelor's degree in Accounting from the University of Illinois.
Mr. DiStasio brings to the Board extensive financial, accounting and consulting expertise, including a deep understanding of accounting principles and financial reporting rules and regulations, acquired over the course of his 38-year career at one of the world's leading assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services firms. He has significant experience overseeing, from an independent auditor's perspective, the financial reporting processes of large public companies in a variety of industries with a global presence. Through his leadership roles at E&Y, including as COO of the Americas, Mr. DiStasio gained substantial management and operational experience. In addition, Mr. DiStasio's service on another public company board provides him with valuable experience.
Mr. Egan, age 55, has been a director of EMC since May 1992. Mr. Egan has been a managing partner and general partner in Egan-Managed Capital, a venture capital firm, since October 1998. From May 1997 to September 1998, he served as Executive Vice President, Products and Offerings of EMC. From January 1992 to June 1996, he served as Executive Vice President, Sales and Marketing of EMC. From October 1986 to January 1992, he served in a number of executive positions with EMC, including Executive Vice President, Operations and Executive Vice President, International Sales. Mr. Egan resigned as an executive officer of EMC in September 1998 and as an employee of EMC in July 2002. Mr. Egan is also a director of VMware, Inc. (where he is Chair of the Mergers and Acquisitions Committee), NetScout Systems, Inc. (where he is Lead Independent Director, Chair of the Nominating and Governance Committee and a member of the Audit Committee), Progress Software Corporation (where he is the Non-Executive Chairman of the Board and a member of the Audit Committee and the Compensation Committee), and Verint Systems Inc. (where he is Chair of the Nominating and Governance Committee). Mr. Egan holds a bachelor's degree in Marketing and Computer Science from Boston College.
Mr. Egan has spent his entire career in the IT industry. His broad experience ranges from venture capital investments in early-stage technology companies to extensive sales and marketing experience, to executive leadership and management roles. Mr. Egan brings to the Board business acumen, substantial operational experience, and expertise in corporate strategy development, as well as a deep understanding of EMC's people and products acquired over many years of involvement with the Company. In addition, Mr. Egan's service on other public company boards provides him with valuable experience.
Mr. Kelly, age 67, has been a director of EMC since August 2007. He has served as Chairman of Liberty Mutual Group, a diversified global insurer and the nation's third-largest property and casualty insurer, since 2000. From April 1998 to June 2011, he served as Chief Executive Officer of Liberty Mutual, and was President from April 1992 to June 2010. He is also a director of The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation (where he is Chair of the Technology Committee, and a member of the Human Resources and Compensation Committee and the Risk Committee). Mr. Kelly holds a bachelor's degree in Mathematics from Queen's University in Belfast, Ireland and a Ph.D. in Mathematics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
As the Chairman and former CEO of a Fortune 100 company, Mr. Kelly brings to the Board a wealth of complex management, worldwide operational and financial expertise. He also brings in-depth knowledge of the opportunities and challenges facing global companies. In addition, Mr. Kelly's service on another public company board provides him with valuable experience.
Ms. Miscik, age 54, has been a director of EMC since August 2012. She has served as President and Vice Chairman of Kissinger Associates, Inc., an international consulting firm, since January 2009 and as a Senior Advisor on Geopolitical Risk to Barclays Capital, an international investment bank, since June 2009. From June 2005 to September 2008, Ms. Miscik was Global Head of Sovereign Risk at Lehman Brothers; and served in various positions at the United States Central Intelligence Agency from 1983 to 2005, rising to become the Deputy Director for Intelligence. In December 2009, Ms. Miscik was appointed to the President's Intelligence Advisory Board. Ms. Miscik holds a bachelor's degree in Political Science and Economics from Pepperdine University and a master's degree in International Studies from the University of Denver.
Ms. Miscik has had a long and distinguished career in the intelligence field. While at the CIA, Ms. Miscik led the analytic directorate producing the President's daily intelligence briefings and in-depth intelligence assessments, managed a global workforce and large budgets. Combined with her current operational experience leading an elite international consulting enterprise with clients operating around the world, Ms. Miscik has demonstrated leadership skills, global perspective, and strategic insight. She brings to the Board a unique perspective on international and government affairs, and expertise in risk analysis and geopolitics.
Mr. Priem, age 75, has been a director of EMC since December 2001. From July 2001 until his retirement in December 2003, Mr. Priem served as a Vice Chairman of Korn/Ferry International, a premiere global provider of talent management solutions, and from December 1998 to June 2001, he served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Korn/Ferry. He joined Korn/Ferry in 1976 and held various other senior positions, including Chief Operating Officer from May 1997 to December 1998. He was also a director of Korn/Ferry from June 1992 to November 2002. Mr. Priem holds a bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute and an MBA from Babson College. With more than 35 years of experience working with organizations and management structures, compensation, recruiting and succession planning, Mr. Priem brings to the Board a wealth of knowledge in talent management and executive compensation. While President and CEO of Korn/Ferry International, Mr. Priem conducted more than one hundred high profile executive searches for major global companies and led its successful initial public offering in 1999. Mr. Priem has significant operating experience and proven business acumen working with senior executives on a global basis. In addition, he served for three years as an officer in the U.S. Navy.
Mr. Sagan, age 54, has been a director of EMC since December 2007. He has been Executive Vice Chairman of Akamai Technologies, Inc., a provider of services for accelerating the delivery of content and applications over the Internet, since January 2013. From April 2005 to December 2012, Mr. Sagan served as Chief Executive Officer of Akamai and was President from May 1999 to September 2010 and October 2011 to December 2012. Mr. Sagan joined Akamai in October 1998 as Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. In December 2010, President Barak Obama appointed Mr. Sagan as a member of the President's National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee. Mr. Sagan is also a director of Akamai and iRobot Corporation (where he is Chair of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee). Mr. Sagan is a graduate of Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism.
As the former President and CEO of a fast-growing, industry-leading S&P 500 company, Mr. Sagan has significant experience leading a complex, international technology enterprise, extensive knowledge of internet-based technologies and business acumen. During his career, Mr. Sagan has led visionary technology and media companies and consulted with the World Economic Forum. In addition, Mr. Sagan's service on other public company boards provides him with valuable experience.
Mr. Strohm, age 64, has been a director of EMC since October 2003 and Lead Director since January 2006. He has been a Venture Partner of Greylock Partners, a venture capital firm, since January 2001, and was a General Partner of Greylock from 1980 to 2001. He is also a General Partner of several partnerships formed by Greylock. Mr. Strohm is also a director of VMware, Inc. (where he is Chair of the Compensation and Corporate Governance Committee and a member of the Mergers and Acquisitions Committee) and Imperva, Inc. (where he is a member of the Audit Committee). Mr. Strohm is a former director of Successfactors, Inc. (where he was Chairperson of the Board, Chair of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee, and Chair of the Compensation Committee). Mr. Strohm holds a bachelor's degree from Dartmouth College and an MBA from Harvard Business School.
Mr. Strohm has more than 30 years of experience as an early-stage venture capital investor, principally in the information technology industry. He has been a primary investor, and served in board leadership roles, in several companies which have grown to become publicly-traded. This experience has provided him with a deep understanding of the IT industry, and the drivers of structural change and high-growth opportunities in IT. He has also gained significant experience overseeing corporate strategy, assessing operating plans, and evaluating and developing business leaders. His service as board chair, lead director, and committee chair for several public companies has given him a broad experience base for serving as our Lead Director.
Mr. Tucci, age 65, has been Chairman of the Board of Directors of EMC since January 2006 and has been Chief Executive Officer and a director since January 2001. He served as President from January 2000 to July, 2012. He also served as Chief Operating Officer from January 2000 to January 2001. Prior to joining EMC, Mr. Tucci served as Deputy Chief Executive Officer of Getronics N.V., an information technology services company, from June 1999 through December 1999 and as Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Wang Global, an information technology services company, from December 1993 to June 1999. Mr. Tucci is also a director of VMware, Inc. (where he is Chairman of the Board of Directors and a member of the Mergers and Acquisitions Committee), and Paychex, Inc. (where he is Lead Independent Director and Chairman of the Governance and Compensation Committee). Mr. Tucci holds a bachelor's degree in Marketing from Manhattan College and an MS in Business Policy from Columbia University.
During his tenure at EMC, Mr. Tucci has led EMC through a period of dramatic transformation and revitalization, continued market share gains and sustained revenue growth. Mr. Tucci has spent more than 40 years in the technology industry in senior roles at large, complex and global technology companies. Mr. Tucci's deep knowledge of all aspects of our business, combined with his drive for innovation and excellence, position him well to serve as our Chairman and CEO. In addition, Mr. Tucci's service on other public company boards provides him with valuable experience.
Thomas J. Dougherty heads the Litigation Department in the Boston office of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, where he has been a partner since 1984. Mr. Dougherty has been active in many of the major control contests and other court and SEC challenges to company disclosures and officer/director conduct in the past 20 years. He is the author of The Directors' Handbook. Mr. Dougherty became Secretary of EMC in June 1997. He received a B.A. from Holy Cross College in 1970, a B. Phil. in Economics from Oxford University in 1973, and a J.D. from Harvard University in 1976.