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Ronald W. Hovsepian, Chairman

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Ronald W. Hovsepian currently serves as Chairman of the Board. Ronald W. Hovsepian was our Lead Independent Director from 2014. From October 2014 through December 2016, Mr. Hovsepian was also the non-executive chairman of the Company’s board. Since October 2018, he has served as an Executive Partner at Flagship Pioneering, a leading venture capital firm investing in scientific ventures for life. Mr. Hovsepian was appointed President, CEO and Director of Synchronoss Technologies from January to April 2017. Previously, Mr. Hovsepian served as President and CEO of Intralinks, Inc., from December 2011 to January 2017, and President and CEO 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 his time from 2000 to 2003 in the venture capital industry. He started his career at IBM and served in a number of executive positions over approximately 16 years. Mr. Hovsepian served as a member of the board for ANN Inc. from 1998 to August 2015. In that time, he also served as the Non-Executive Chairman of the board of ANN Inc. from 2005 to 2015.

Member of the Compensation Committee
Member of the Nominating and Governance Committee
Chair of the Strategic Partnerships and Transactions Committee

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

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Dr. Gopal has been serving as the Company’s President and CEO since January 2017. From August 2016 through December 2016, Dr. Gopal served as the Company’s President and Chief Operating Officer. He was appointed as an independent member of the Company’s Board of Directors in 2011, and served in that capacity until his employment by the Company as of August 2016. From April 2013 until he joined the Company, Dr. Gopal was an operating partner at Silver Lake. From 2011 until 2013, he was Senior Vice President at Hewlett Packard. Prior to that, Dr. Gopal was Executive Vice President at CA Technologies from 2006. From 2004 to 2006, he worked for Symantec Corporation, where he served as Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer. Earlier, Dr. Gopal served as CEO and a member of the board of 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.

Nicole Anasenes, Independent Director

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Nicole Anasenes joined the Company’s Board in July 2018. Ms. Anasenes has spent her 20+ year career in building and transforming technology businesses. She currently serves as the Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer of Squarespace, a fast-growing software platform that empowers millions of people to share their stories, build their businesses and engage their customers with an impactful, stylish online presence. Since joining Squarespace, she’s been helping the business transform to support continued growth and change. Prior to her current role, she was Chief Financial Officer of Infor, one of the largest providers of enterprise applications in the world. During her tenure at Infor, she helped lead the transition of their business model into a SaaS model, which changed the growth trajectory of the company and transformed the way its clients consumed enterprise applications. Before joining Infor, she spent 17 years with IBM in various leadership positions in Corporate Finance, M&A and market development. Her roles spanned hardware, software and services and included driving businesses in both mature and emerging markets. She holds an MBA from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and a Bachelor’s degree from New York University.

Member of the Audit Committee

Glenda M. Dorchak, Independent Director

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Glenda Dorchak joined the Company’s Board in July 2018. Ms. Dorchak is a technology industry veteran with deep leadership and operating expertise running hardware and software businesses in the computing and communications technology sectors that enable today’s Internet of Things (IoT). From 1974 to 1984, she held a broad set of management and executive roles at IBM, including General Manager PC Direct North America and global customer relationship marketing executive for the Personal Systems Group. She joined Intel Corporation as Vice President & Chief Operating Officer Intel Communications Group in 2001 and later held several VP & General Manager roles including General Manager of the Consumer Electronics Group. Her focus on connected embedded products and technologies continued with CEO and Chairman roles at software provider Intrinsyc from 2006 to 2008, and Vice Chair and CEO roles at software provider VirtualLogix from 2009 to 2010. Ms. Dorchak served from 2012 to 2013 as EVP & General Manager Global Business for Spansion, a leading provider of non-volatile memory solutions that was acquired by Cypress Semiconductor. Ms. Dorchak also served as a member of the Board of Energy Focus from 2015 to February 2019.

Member of the Compensation Committee
Chair of the Nominating and Governance Committee
Member of the Strategic Partnerships and Transactions Committee

Guy E. Dubois, Independent Director

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From 2013 to 2015, Mr. Dubois was a Senior Advisor at Silver Lake, a leading private equity technology investor. From July 2011 to July 2012, he was 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.

Chair of the Compensation Committee
Member of Nominating and Governance Committee

Dr. Alec D. Gallimore, Independent Director

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Dr. Gallimore holds several posts at the University of Michigan, including the Robert J. Vlasic Dean of Engineering, the Chief Academic and Executive Officer of Michigan Engineering, the Richard F. and Eleanor A. Towner Professor of Engineering, an Arthur F. Thurnau Professor for teaching excellence, and as a professor in both the Department of Aerospace Engineering and the Applied Physics program. He is also director of the NASA-funded Michigan Space Grant Consortium and co-director of the Plasmadynamics and Electric Propulsion Laboratory. Dr. Gallimore has graduated 40 Ph.D. students and 14 master’s students, has written more than 340 technical articles, and holds several patents. He has served on a number of NASA and US Department of Defense boards and studies, including as a member of the United States Air Force Scientific Advisory Board.

Member of the Audit Committee

Barbara V. Scherer, Independent Director

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Ms. Scherer was Senior Vice President, Finance and Administration and Chief Financial Officer of Plantronics, Inc., a global leader in audio communication devices for businesses and consumers from 1998 to 2012, and was Vice President, Finance and Administration and Chief Financial Officer from 1997 to 1998. Prior to Plantronics, Ms. Scherer held various executive management positions spanning 11 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. From 2004 through 2010, she served as a director of Keithley Instruments, a publicly traded test and measurement company, until its acquisition by Danaher Corporation.

Chair of the Audit Committee

Robert M. Calderoni, Independent Director

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Mr. Calderoni has served as an independent director at Ansys since March 2020. Mr. Calderoni has been the Chairman of Citrix Systems, Inc., a multinational software company, since January 2019, and was the Executive Chairman of Citrix from July 2015 through December 2018. From October 2015 to January 2016, Mr. Calderoni served as the interim Chief Executive Officer and President of Citrix. Mr. Calderoni served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Ariba, Inc., a cloud applications and business network company, from October 2001 until it was acquired by SAP AG, a publicly-traded software and IT services company, in October 2012, and then continued as Chief Executive Officer of Ariba following the acquisition until January 2014. Mr. Calderoni also served as a member of the global managing board at SAP between November 2012 and January 2014 and as President of SAP Cloud at SAP from June 2013 to January 2014. Prior to Ariba, Mr. Calderoni held senior finance roles at Apple and IBM and served as Chief Financial Officer of Avery Dennison Corporation, a publicly-traded industrial materials company.

Mr. Calderoni is the Chairman of the Board of Citrix. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of KLA Corporation and LogMeIn, Inc. He previously served on the Board of Directors of Juniper Networks, Inc. (2003-2019) and Ariba (2001-2012).

Member of the Strategic Partnerships and Transactions Committee
Member of the Audit Committee

Ravi K. Vijayaraghavan, Independent Director

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Mr. Vijayaraghavan has served as an independent director at Ansys since March 2020. He has been a partner at Bain & Company, Inc., a leading management consulting firm, since 2001. He has held multiple senior roles with Bain, including his current position as Director and Head of the Asia-Pacific Technology Practice since 2019 and membership on the global partner promotion and compensation committee from 2015 to the present. Mr. Vijayaraghavan started his career with Bain in 1995 and is an expert and leader in Bain’s Mergers & Acquisitions, Private Equity and Telecommunications, Media and Technology practices. He has successfully led global client relationships in technology and telecommunications, and the establishment of Bain’s Asia-Pacific technology practice. His experience spans a broad range of technology markets (including software, hardware, semiconductors, and services) as well as mobile and fixed telecommunications operations across geographies in North America, Europe and Asia. He is a member of the board of overseers for WGBH, a Boston-based public broadcaster, and previously served as a member of the board of the Singapore Land Authority.

Member of the Strategic Partnerships and Transactions Committee
Member of the Compensation Committee