M.B.A. from Xavier University. Ms. Bergeron was selected to serve on our board of directors because of her extensive experience in network and data security and related public policy issues, her experience as a director of public and private technology companies, and her deep understanding of managing product development and sales teams in the computer and internet security industries.
Randy S. Gottfried. Mr. Gottfried has served as a member of our board of directors since February 2019. Mr. Gottfried currently serves on the boards of directors of several privately-held companies and provides consulting services to a variety of high-growth startups. From January 2015 to April 2017, Mr. Gottfried served as chief financial officer at AppDynamics, Inc., an application performance management company. From June 2013 to December 2014, Mr. Gottfried was a private investor. From February 2004 to May 2013, Mr. Gottfried served as chief financial officer at Riverbed Technology, Inc., a network technology company, and from October 2012 to May 2013, he also served as chief operating officer of Riverbed. Mr. Gottfried holds a B.B.A. in Accounting from the University of Michigan and an M.B.A. from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University. Mr. Gottfried was selected to serve on our board of directors because of his significant operational experience as an executive with technology companies and his deep understanding of finance, financial reporting, strategy, operations, and risk management.
William D. (BJ) Jenkins, Jr. Mr. Jenkins has served as a member of our board of directors since March 2018. Mr. Jenkins has served as president and chief executive officer and as a member of the board of directors of Barracuda Networks, Inc., a security and networking company, since November 2012. Prior to Barracuda, Mr. Jenkins served in various roles at EMC Corporation, including president of the backup and recovery division. Mr. Jenkins currently serves as a member of the board of directors of Generac Holdings Inc., a manufacturer of backup power generation products. Mr. Jenkins previously served on the boards of directors at a number of other companies, including Nimble Storage, Inc., a flash storage company, from March 2015 to March 2017, and Apigee Corporation, an API management and predictive analytics software company, from September 2013 to November 2016. Mr. Jenkins holds a B.S. in General Engineering from the University of Illinois and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School. Mr. Jenkins was selected to serve on our board of directors because of his significant operational experience as an executive with technology companies and his experience serving on the boards of directors of other public technology companies.
Tracey Newell. Ms. Newell has served as a member of our board of directors since December 2020. From July 2018 until January 2021, Ms. Newell was President, Global Field and Marketing Operations at Informatica LLC, a software company. Prior to this, Ms. Newell was Executive Vice President, Global Field Operations, at Proofpoint, Inc., an enterprise security software company, from August 2013 until July 2018, and Executive Vice President, Global Sales at Polycom, Inc., a video, voice, and content solutions provider, from July 2011 until August 2013. Ms. Newell currently serves on the board of directors of SailPoint Technologies Holdings, Inc., an identity and access management provider. Prior to joining the management team at Informatica, Ms. Newell served on their board of directors from July 2016 to June 2018. Ms. Newell holds a B.A. in Business Economics from the University of California, Santa Barbara. Ms. Newell was selected to serve on our board of directors because of her extensive experience in operations and her experience as a director of public and private technology companies.
Under the listing rules of Nasdaq, independent directors must comprise a majority of a listed company’s board of directors. In addition, Nasdaq rules require that, subject to specified exceptions, each member of a listed company’s audit, compensation, and nominating and corporate governance committees be independent. Under Nasdaq rules, a director will only qualify as an “independent director” if, in the opinion of the company’s board of directors, the director does not have a relationship that would interfere with the exercise of independent judgment in carrying out the responsibilities of a director.
Our board of directors has undertaken a review of the independence of each director. Based on information provided by each director concerning his or her background, employment, and affiliations, our board of directors has determined that Messrs. Ansanelli, Gottfried, Jenkins, and Robel and Mses. Bergeron and Newell do not have a relationship that would interfere with the exercise of independent judgment in carrying out the responsibilities of a director and that each of these directors is “independent”