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Committee Composition

Chair - Chair   Member - Member

  • Ronald W. Hovsepian, Independent Director

Elected 2012

Ronald W. Hovsepian has been our Lead Independent Director since October 2014. From October 2014 through December 2016, Mr. Hovsepian was also our non-executive Chairman. He has been a member of the Company’s Board since February 2012. Mr. Hovsepian was appointed president, chief executive officer and director of Synchronoss Technologies in January 2017. Previously, Mr. Hovsepian served as president and chief executive officer of Intralinks, Inc., from December 2011 to January 2017; and president and chief executive officer of Novell, Inc. from 2005 to 2011. He joined Novell in 2003 as executive vice president and president, worldwide field operations. Prior to his time at Novell, Mr. Hovsepian spent from 2000 to 2003 in venture capital. He started his career at IBM and served in a number of executive positions over approximately a 16-year period. Mr. Hovsepian has served as a member of the Board of Directors for ANN Inc. from 1998 to August 2015. In that time, he also served as the non-executive chairman of the Board of Directors of ANN Inc. from 2005 to 2015. His extensive experience in the technology and software industries as a chief executive officer, senior manager and venture capital investor positions him to contribute significantly to the Company’s Board of Directors and provide guidance in the areas of sales, marketing and product development.

Compensation - Member

  • James E. Cashman III Chairman

James E. Cashman III has been our president since 1999 and our chief executive officer since February 2000. Mr. Cashman served as our senior vice president of operations upon joining the Company in September 1997 until April 1999. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Cashman was vice president of marketing and international operations at PAR Technology Corporation, a computer software and hardware company involved in transaction processing, from 1995 to September 1997. From 1992 to 1994, he was vice president of product development and marketing at Metaphase Technology, Inc., a product data management company, which was a joint venture of Structural Dynamics Research Corporation and Control Data Systems. Prior to joining Metaphase, Mr. Cashman was employed by Structural Dynamics Research Corporation, a computer aided design company, from 1976 to 1992, in a number of sales and technical positions. Mr. Cashman is also Chairman of the Pittsburgh Technology Council and a past Board member of the Carnegie Museum of Natural History. Mr. Cashman's experience includes senior responsibilities in technology, product and market strategy management, as well as sales, operational and international functions prior to his general management role with the Company for the past 15 years. His long-standing vision and well-diversified background are key components of the Company's board structure and effectiveness.

  • Dr. Ajei S. Gopal President and Chief Executive Officer

Ajei S. Gopal became our president and chief operating officer in August 2016, will become our chief executive officer in January 2017, and has been a member of the Company’s Board of Directors since February 2011. From 2013 till he joined ANSYS, Dr. Gopal was an operating partner at Silver Lake Partners; during his tenure at Silver Lake, he was seconded to serve as interim president and chief operating officer at Symantec Corporation. Prior to Silver Lake, he was senior vice president and general manager at Hewlett Packard from 2011. Earlier, Dr. Gopal was executive vice president at CA Technologies, which he joined in 2006. From 2004 to 2006, he was with Symantec Corporation, where he served as executive vice president and chief technology officer. Until 2004, Dr. Gopal was with ReefEdge Networks, a company he co-founded in 2000. Before that, he worked at IBM from 1991 to 2000, initially at IBM Research, and later in IBM’s Software Group. He began his career as a member of the technical staff at Bell Communications Research. He holds an undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, and a doctorate degree in computer science from Cornell University.

  • William (Bill) R. McDermott, Independent Director

Elected 2007

Bill McDermott has served as a Director of the Company since July 2007. Mr. McDermott is Co-CEO of SAP AG and a member of the Executive Board of SAP AG, the largest business software company in the world. Prior to joining SAP, McDermott served as executive vice president of worldwide sales and operations at Siebel Systems, and president of Gartner, Inc., where he led the company's core operations. He spent 17 years at Xerox Corporation, where he progressively rose through the ranks to become the company's youngest corporate officer and division president. Mr. McDermott is also a Director of Under Armour, a performance apparel company dedicated to technologically advanced products, and PAETEC Communications, a nationwide integrated communications provider. In 2005, McDermott was elected to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

Compensation - Member

Nomination and Governance - Chair

  • Bradford C. Morley Independent Director

Elected 2001

Bradford C. Morley has served as a Director of the Company since February 2001. From 1994 through 2005, Mr. Morley served as a Director for various high technology software companies, including Computer Aided Design Software, Inc., Camax Manufacturing Technologies, and CoCreate Software, Inc., where he served as Chairman of the Board. From 1990 to 1993, Mr. Morley was President of Applicon, Inc., a CAD/CAM subsidiary of Schlumberger Ltd. Prior to that time, Mr. Morley was employed for fifteen years at Structural Dynamics Research Corporation, where he served as Senior Vice President and General Manager.

Nomination and Governance - Member

Audit - Chair

  • Barbara V. Scherer Independent Director

Elected 2013

Barbara V. Scherer has served as a member of the Company's Board of Directors and Audit Committee since April 2013. Ms. Scherer was Senior Vice President, Finance & Administration and Chief Financial Officer of Plantronics, Inc., a global leader in audio communication devices for businesses and consumers from 1998 to 2012. In this position, she was responsible for all aspects of the company's financial management, as well as information technology, legal and investor relations. She was Vice President, Finance & Administration and Chief Financial Officer of Plantronics from 1997 to 1998. Prior to Plantronics, Ms. Scherer held various executive management positions spanning eleven years in the disk drive industry, was an associate with The Boston Consulting Group, and was a member of the corporate finance team at ARCO in Los Angeles. She is a member of the Board of Directors and Audit Committee of Netgear, Inc., a global networking company that delivers innovative products to consumers, businesses and service providers and has served in these capacities since joining in August 2011. Ms. Scherer served as a director of Keithley Instruments, a publicly traded test and measurement company, from September 2004 to December 2010, when Keithley was acquired by Danaher Corporation. She also has experience serving on the boards of non-profit organizations. Ms. Scherer received B.A. degrees from the University of California at Santa Barbara and her M.B.A. from the School of Management at Yale University.

Audit - Member

  • Michael Thurk, Independent Director

Elected 2007

Michael Thurk has served as a Director of the Company since May 2007. Mr. Thurk is the former Chief Operating Officer of Avaya, a leading global provider of communications networks and services for businesses. Thurk has more than 30 years of data and telecommunications experience, including management positions at Ericsson, Digital Equipment and several U.S. data communications companies. At Ericsson, he was Executive Vice President, Data Backbone and Optical Networks Division. Before his assignment with Ericsson, he was president of Boston-based Xyplex Networks, a network equipment developer. Thurk was senior vice president for two years with General DataComm, with responsibility for marketing and service. Prior to that, he worked for 14 years with Digital Equipment, in senior roles and as a vice president responsible for enterprise network and telecommunications related businesses. He began his career at GTE. Mr. Thurk is also a Director of ACME Packet.

Audit - Member

  • Patrick J. Zilvitis, Independent Director

Elected 2000

Patrick J. Zilvitis has served as a Director of the Company since July 2000. Mr. Zilvitis was Chief Information Officer and Corporate Vice President of The Gillette Company, a global producer of consumer goods, from 1992 through 2000. Prior to 1992, Mr. Zilvitis managed the Consulting Services business at Digital Equipment Corporation. Mr. Zilvitis is a Director of StockerYale, Inc., a provider of advanced illumination and optical products and services.

Nomination and Governance - Member

Compensation - Chair

  • Guy Dubois, Independent Director

Guy Dubois joined the Company’s Board in September 2015. Mr. Dubois currently serves as a director of Guidewire Software, a NYSE-listed global provider of software for the property and casualty insurance industry, and as Chairman of the Board of The Access Group, a privately held U.K. company and leading author of integrated business management software. Since 2013, he has served as Chairman of NewVoiceMedia, a privately held UK firm specializing in cloud contact center technology. From 2013 to 2015, he was a Senior Advisor at Silver Lake, a leading private equity technology investor. From July 2011 to July 2012, he held the position of CEO at TEMENOS, a banking software provider. From 2009 to 2011, Mr. Dubois served as president and CEO of MACH Group, a hub- based mobile communications exchange solutions provider. From 2007 to 2008, Mr. Dubois was the EVP and president of the global products division of Amdocs. From 2005 to 2007, he was president and CEO of Cramer Systems. Between 2001 and 2005, he was EVP at PeopleSoft, where he led strategy and business development outside North America. Previously, Mr. Dubois held senior positions with Vantive, Sybase and Digital Equipment Corporation. Mr. Dubois’ experience in senior leadership positions at software and technology companies, as well as his extensive background in international operations, provide valuable insight and perspective to the Company’s Board.

Compensation - Member