John Mutch

Chairman of the Board of Directors

John Mutch was appointed Chairman of the Board in February 2015 and has served as a director since January 2015. Mr. Mutch has served on the Board of Directors of Steel Excel Inc since 2007. From October 2008 to January 2014 Mr. Mutch served as the President, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of BeyondTrust Software. In addition, Mr. Mutch is the founder and managing partner of MV Advisors LLC, a strategic block investment firm which provides focused investment and strategic guidance to small and mid-cap technology companies, since December 2005. Prior to founding MV Advisors, in March 2003, Mr. Mutch was appointed by the U.S. Bankruptcy court to the Board of Directors of Peregrine Systems. He assisted that company in a bankruptcy work-out proceeding and was named President and Chief Executive Officer in July 2003. Peregrine Systems was sold to HP in December 2005.  Previous to running Peregrine Systems, Mr. Mutch served as President, Chief Executive Officer and a director of HNC Software, an enterprise analytics software provider, since July 1997. HNC Software was sold to FICO in August 2002. Before HNC Software, Mr. Mutch spent seven years at Microsoft Corporation in a variety of executive sales and marketing positions. Mr. Mutch previously served on the boards of Phoenix Technology, Edgar Online, Aspyra, Overland Storage and Brio Software. He has served as a director at Agilysys, Inc., a provider of information technology solutions, since March 2009. Mr. Mutch holds a B.S. in Economics from Cornell University and a M.B.A. from the University of Chicago.

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