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ELISA STEELE

Board Chair

Elisa Steele has been the chair of our board of directors since June 2018. She was most recently Jive’s President & CEO where she was responsible for the strategy and operations of the leading communications and collaboration software company. Under her leadership, Jive achieved profitability for the first time and delivered record revenue in Q4 2016. The company was acquired in Spring 2017 for $462 million. Prior to Jive, Ms. Steele was the corporate vice president and chief marketing officer of Consumer Apps & Services at Microsoft, including the brands Bing, Internet Explorer, Lync, MSN, outlook.com and Skype, among others. Prior to Microsoft, she was the chief marketing officer at Skype, executive vice president and chief marketing officer at Yahoo! and senior vice president of marketing at NetApp. She also held various sales, business development, general manager and leadership positions at Sun Microsystems and AT&T Business Services. Ms. Steele currently serves on the board of Splunk Inc. More

HAROLD W. BURLINGAME

Chairman Emeritus, National Association of HR Executives

Harold W. Burlingame has been a member of our board of directors since March 2006. From December 2004 to July 2010, Mr. Burlingame served as Chairman of ORC Worldwide, Inc., a provider of human resource knowledge and solutions. In addition, since June 1998, Mr. Burlingame has served as a director of UniSource Energy Corporation, an owner of electric and gas service providers. Previously, Mr. Burlingame served as Executive Vice President of Human Resources for AT&T Corp. and as Senior Executive Advisor for AT&T Wireless. Mr. Burlingame received his B.A. in Communications from Muskingum College. We believe that Mr. Burlingame’s extensive experience in human resources and management qualifies him to serve as a member of our board of directors. More

DEAN CARTER

Vice President of Human Resources and Shared Services, Patagonia

Dean Carter leads global HR, Legal, and Finance Shared Services for Patagonia Inc. based in Ventura, Ca. reporting directly to the CEO. As an officer on the core leadership team, Carter serves to further Patagonia’s unique business model, proving that companies can “Do Well and Do Good.” Prior to Patagonia, Carter worked for Sears Holdings Corporation, a Fortune 50 company – serving as Chief Human Resources Officer. Leading up to Sears, Carter was CHRO for Fossil, Inc. during a time of high growth and international expansion. Leading up to his time at Fossil, he served in variety of progressive HR and management roles for Pier 1 Imports, Pearle Vision and Procter & Gamble. Carter has a BS in Organizational Communication from The University of Texas at Austin and has served as a Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law Workforce Science Fellow. More

ROBERT CAVANAUGH

Former President Worldwide Enterprise, SMB & Government at Concur

Robert Cavanaugh has been a member of our board of directors since April 2015. Mr. Cavanaugh has served as the President of Field Operations of Accolade, Inc., a private company that operates a consumer healthcare engagement platform, since November 2015. Prior to this role, Mr. Cavanaugh served in several roles, including as President Worldwide Enterprise, SMB & Government, at Concur Technologies, Inc., a provider of integrated travel and expense management solutions, from 1999 to April 2015. Prior to joining Concur Technologies, Inc., Mr. Cavanaugh held consulting and implementation management positions at Seeker Software and Ceridian Corporation. Mr. Cavanaugh holds a B.S. in Business Administration from Norwich University. We believe that Mr. Cavanaugh possesses specific attributes that qualify him to serve as a member of our board of directors, including his experience managing technology companies, in the software industry and with SaaS. More

RICHARD HADDRILL

Vice Chairman, Scientific Games Corporation

Richard “Dick” Haddrill has been a member of our board of directors since June 2018. He is the vice chairman of Scientific Games Corporation, a provider of technology-based products and services for gaming and lottery organizations. He brings decades of management and corporate governance experience to Cornerstone, having served on the board of six public companies and three venture-backed private companies, including enterprise software firms JDA Software and OutlookSoft. Mr. Haddrill previously served as the CEO and a director of Bally Technologies, Manhattan Associates and Powerhouse Technologies.

ADAM MILLER

Founder and CEO, Cornerstone OnDemand

Adam Miller founded Cornerstone and has been the CEO and a member of our board of directors since May 1999. In addition to strategy, sales and operations, Mr. Miller has led our product development efforts since our inception. Prior to founding Cornerstone, Mr. Miller was an investment banker with Schroders plc, a financial services firm. Since its formation, Mr. Miller has served as the Chairman of the Cornerstone OnDemand Foundation, which leverages Cornerstone’s expertise, solutions and partner ecosystem to help empower communities. Mr. Miller also writes and speaks extensively about talent management and cloud software. He holds a J.D. from the School of Law of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), a M.B.A. from UCLA’s Anderson School of Business, a B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania (Penn) and a B.S. from Penn’s Wharton School of Business. He also earned C.P.A. (inactive) and Series 7 certifications. More

JOE OSNOSS

Managing Director, Silver Lake

Joe Osnoss joined Silver Lake in 2002 and is a Managing Director. From 2010 to 2014, he was based in London, where he helped oversee the firm's activities in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. Prior to joining Silver Lake, Mr. Osnoss worked in investment banking at Goldman, Sachs & Co., where he focused on mergers, acquisitions, and financings in the technology and telecommunications industries. He previously held positions at Coopers & Lybrand Consulting in France and at Bracebridge Capital, a quantitative hedge fund. Mr. Osnoss is a director of Cast & Crew, Cegid, Cornerstone OnDemand, Global Blue, and Sabre Corporation. He previously served on the boards of Instinet Incorporated, Interactive Data Corporation, Mercury Payment Systems, and Virtu Financial. Mr. Osnoss graduated summa cum laude from Harvard College with an A.B. in Applied Mathematics and a citation in French Language. He also has served as a Visiting Professor of Finance at the London School of Economics. More

MARCUS RYU

CEO, Guidewire

Marcus Ryu has been a member of our board since June 2018. He is the CEO of Guidewire Software Inc. (NYSE: GWRE), which he co-founded in 2001. Guidewire is the leading provider of core system software for the Property and Casualty (P&C) insurance industry. Mr. Ryu previously served on the board of MuleSoft, recently acquired by Salesforce.com. Prior to Guidewire, he worked at Ariba, a cloud-based enterprise marketplace acquired by SAP in 2012, and at McKinsey & Company.

KRISTINA SALEN

CFO/COO, UnitedMasters

Kristina Salen has been a member of our board of directors since July 2014. Ms. Salen serves as the CFO/COO of UnitedMasters, an artist services company that champions independence for all musicians. Previously, she served as the Chief Financial Officer at Etsy, Inc., an online marketplace, from January 2013 to March 2017. Prior to that role, Ms. Salen led the media, Internet, and telecommunications research group of FMR LLC d/b/a Fidelity Investments, a multinational financial services company, from January 2006 to January 2013. Prior to Fidelity, Ms. Salen worked in various financial and executive roles at several companies, including Oppenheimer Capital LLC, an investment firm, from June 2002 to December 2005; Merrill Lynch & Co., Inc., a financial services corporation acquired by Bank of America Corporation in January 2009, from June 1997 to June 2001; Lazard Freres & Co. LLC, a global financial advisory and asset management firm, from April 1996 to June 1997; and SBC Warburg, an investment bank, from December 1994 to April 1996. Ms. Salen holds a B.A. in Political Science from Vassar College and an M.B.A. from Columbia University. We believe Ms. Salen possesses specific attributes that qualify her to serve as a member of our board of directors, including her financial expertise and her experience leading and managing technology companies. More

STEFFAN TOMLINSON

Former CFO, Palo Alto Networks

Steffan Tomlinson brings deep financial and operational management experience to the board. He was previously the Chief Financial Officer of Aruba Networks where he oversaw the company's finance, accounting, IT and manufacturing functions. Tomlinson also served as Chief Financial Officer of Aruba Networks and was instrumental in both their Initial Public Offering and helping the company scale to facilitate growth. From 2000 to 2005, he was the first non-founder employee and, ultimately, Chief Financial Officer of Peribit Networks. He earned an MBA from Santa Clara University and a BA from Trinity College. More

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