Board of Directors

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Stephanie G. DiMarco
Founder and Chair of the Board, Advent Software, Inc.
Ms. Stephanie G. DiMarco founded Advent in June 1983 and currently serves as Chair of the Board since being appointed in September 2013. She previously served as Chair of the Board from November 1995 until December 2003, and as a member of the Board thereafter. Ms. DiMarco served as Chief Executive Officer from June 1983 to November 1999 and from December 2003 to June 2012, after serving as interim CEO from May 2003. She also served as President from June 1983 to April 1997 and again from May 2003 to December 2008. She is a former member of the Board of Trustees of the UC Berkeley Foundation, serves on the Advisory Board of the College of Engineering at the University of California, Berkeley, and is a board member of Summer Search and the Presidio Institute, both non-profit organizations. Ms. DiMarco holds a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of California at Berkeley.

Peter Hess
Chief Executive Officer and President, Advent Software, Inc.
Mr. Peter Hess has been a director since May 2012 and currently serves as CEO and President of Advent. Mr. Hess joined Advent in 1994 and was appointed CEO in June 2012, and has served as President since December 2008. From February 2007 to December 2008, Mr. Hess served as Executive Vice President and General Manager of Advent’s Investment Management Group. From May 2004 to February 2007, Mr. Hess served as Executive Vice President and General Manager of our Global Accounts group. In this role, Mr. Hess had global responsibility for strategy, product marketing, sales, services, and support of Advent solutions for the asset management industry’s largest firms. Mr. Hess has held a variety of other positions in the company including Vice President of Sales and Vice President of Marketing. Mr. Hess holds a B.A. from Princeton University.

Asiff S. Hirji
Founder, Inflekxion LLC
Mr. Asiff S. Hirji has been a director since September 2011. Mr. Hirji is the founder of Inflekxion LLC, a private investment firm. He previously served as a Partner with TPG Capital and helped lead their efforts in Financial Services, Technology and E-commerce. Prior to joining TPG, Mr. Hirji was an officer of TD Ameritrade from 2003 to 2007 including serving as President and COO. From 2002 to 2003 Mr. Hirji was a Partner at Bain & Company and a leader of their IT and Financial Services practices. Mr. Hirji holds a B.S. in Computer Science from the University of Calgary and an MBA with honors from the University of Western Ontario. Mr. Hirji has also served as a director of Citrix Systems since 2006.

James D. Kirsner
Independent Business Advisor
Mr. James D. Kirsner has been a director since January 2006. Mr. Kirsner currently serves on the board of directors of Fair Isaac Corporation, and until January 1, 2009, served on the board of Bank of Marin Bancorp. Mr. Kirsner also served on the board of Ask Jeeves, Inc. from 2001 to 2005. Mr. Kirsner retired from Arthur Andersen in 1993 as a partner, having joined its Audit and Business Advisory Practice in 1967. During Mr. Kirsner’s tenure at Arthur Andersen, he provided a wide range of professional services, primarily to financial services firms. Mr. Kirsner then served as Chief Financial Officer and Head of Barra Ventures at Barra, Inc., a leading investment risk management services company from 1993 to 2001. Most recently, Mr. Kirsner was a consultant and interim Chief Operations Officer for Tukman Capital Management throughout 2001. Mr. Kirsner holds a B.S. degree in Economics and an M.S. degree in Accounting from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Mr. Kirsner was also a general course student at the London School of Economics. Mr. Kirsner received his CPA distinction in 1970.

Christine S. Manfredi
Independent Business Advisor
Ms. Christine S. Manfredi has been a director since March 2009. Ms. Manfredi retired from Wellington Management Company, LLP in December 2008, having joined the firm in December 1988 and served as a partner since 1996. From 1988 to 2008, she was Director of Investment Administration and elected Senior Vice President in 1996. Prior to joining Wellington, she held several senior management positions at Shawmut Bank from 1983 to 1988. As Vice President in the Mutual Fund division, she was responsible for mutual fund administration, custody and shareholder services. As Division Head and Senior Vice President of the Investment Securities division, Ms. Manfredi was responsible for Shawmut’s securities processing, custody and safekeeping and stock transfer functions. Ms. Manfredi graduated cum laude and holds a B.S. degree in Accounting from Bentley College. Ms. Manfredi received her CPA distinction in 1975.

Rob Tarkoff
President & CEO, Lithium Technologies
Mr. Tarkoff has been a director since September 2012. Mr. Tarkoff is currently President and CEO of Lithium Technologies and has been responsible for its strategic direction and corporate vision since September 2011. From April 2008 to September 2011, he served as Senior Vice President and General Manager of Adobe Systems’ Digital Enterprise Solutions business unit. Prior to joining Adobe, Mr. Tarkoff held several executive positions at EMC Corporation, Documentum, Inc. and Commerce One. Earlier in his career, Mr. Tarkoff was an Associate Attorney at the law firm of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati. Additionally, Mr. Tarkoff is a member of the board of advisors for the Lawrence Hall of Science and has previously served on the board of directors for Borland Software Corporation and Onyx Software. Mr. Tarkoff holds a J.D. from Harvard Law School and a B.A. degree from Amherest College.

Wendell G. Van Auken
Partner Emeritus, Mayfield Fund
Mr. Wendell G. Van Auken has been Advent’s Lead Independent Director since September 2013 and a director since September 1995. Mr. Van Auken is currently a Partner Emeritus at Mayfield Fund. He became a General Partner at the firm in October 1986 and is a Managing Director of various investment entities affiliated with Mayfield. He has led investments in a wide range of industries, particularly in B2B e-commerce, the information and financial service areas, and the convergence of the internet and traditional broadcast industries. Before joining Mayfield Fund, Mr. Van Auken had a career as a Founding Officer, Executive, Chief Financial Officer and/or Chief Executive Officer for three startups in diverse industries: Sunset Designs, System Industries, and Infinitek. He started his career in computer manufacturing operations at Hewlett Packard in 1968. Mr. Van Auken is also a director of Montgomery Street Income Securities Inc., a management investment company. Mr. Van Auken holds a B.E.E. from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and an M.B.A. from Stanford University.