Mr. Clarke has served as a member of our board since June 2007 and is Chairman of the board. Mr. Clarke is Chairman of the board of Travelport Limited having served in this role since February 2012. From April 2011 until February 2012, Mr. Clarke served as Executive Chairman of Travelport Limited. Mr. Clarke is a Managing Partner of Augusta Columbia Capital, a private equity firm. Prior, Mr. Clarke served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Travelport Limited, having served in that role since May 2006, and a member of the Travelport board of directors since September 2006. From April 2004 to April 2006, Mr. Clarke was Chief Operating Officer of the software company CA, Inc. (formerly Computer Associates International, Inc.). Mr. Clarke also served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of CA, Inc. from April 2004 until February 2005. From 2002 to 2003, Mr. Clarke was Executive Vice President, Global Operations at Hewlett Packard Company. Before then, Mr. Clarke joined Compaq Computer Corporation in 1998 and held several positions, including Chief Financial Officer from 2001 until the time of Compaq’s merger with Hewlett Packard Company in 2002. From 1985 to 1998, Mr. Clarke held several financial, operational and international management positions with Digital Equipment Corporation. Mr. Clarke currently serves on the board of directors of Red Hat, Inc. He previously served on the board of directors of UTStarcom, Inc. from 2005 to 2010. Mr. Clarke is a member of the Geneseo Foundation Board of Directors, which is the charitable foundation for State University of New York at Geneseo. Mr. Clarke holds a BA degree in Economics from the State University of New York at Geneseo and an MBA from Northeastern University.
Mr. Clarke’s experience with companies that have significant technology operations spans over 25 years, providing the board with the benefit of his deep industry experience and unique insight into the strategic issues facing the Company. As a former chief financial officer for both Compaq and CA, Inc., Mr. Clarke also brings financial expertise to the board. His service on the boards of directors of other public companies further enhances his experience in corporate governance matters and other issues that face public companies.