Board of Directors
Richard de J. Osborne
Chairman of the Board, Director, NACCO Industries, Incorporated
Richard de J. Osborne has been a director of the Company and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Company since January 2001. From 1985 to 1999, Mr. Osborne was Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer of ASARCO Incorporated, which is an integrated producer of copper and other metals. Mr. Osborne is also a director of NACCO Industries, Inc. Mr. Osborne was previously a director of Schering Plough Corp. and of Goodrich Corp. Mr. Osborne’s qualifications to serve on the Board of Directors include his experience as a senior executive and director of large public companies.
David C. Mahoney
Vice Chairman of the Board, Altair Corporation,
Former President and Chief Executive Officer, Applix
David C. Mahoney has been a director of the Company since September 2010 and Vice Chairman of the Board since February 2011. From February 2003 until his retirement in February 2008, Mr. Mahoney was the President and Chief Executive Officer of Applix, Inc., a global provider of business performance management and business intelligence applications 5 that was acquired by Cognos in 2007. Mr. Mahoney was also a director of Applix from October 1992 to February 2008. Mr. Mahoney served as Chief Executive Officer of Verbind, Inc., a provider of real-time behavioural analysis and event triggering technology, from May 2001 until February 2003, when Verbind was sold to SAS Institute. Mr. Mahoney’s qualifications to serve on the Board include his experience as a senior executive leading the growth of three publicly held software companies, as well as his technical expertise.
Michael A. Morrison
President and Chief Executive Officer, Altair Corporation
Michael A. Morrison joined the Board of Directors in February 2011. From October 2007 until joining Datawatch, Mr. Morrison was Vice President, Financial Performance Management, at Cognos Inc., a subsidiary of IBM since January 2008. In this role, Mr. Morrison directed all development, product management, product marketing and strategic business development activities for the FPM business unit. From January 2007 to October 2007, Mr. Morrison was Chief Operating Officer of Applix Inc., having been vice president of worldwide field and marketing operations from 2004 until his appointment as COO. At Applix Mr. Morrison conceptualized, built and led the company’s strategic go-to-market sales model and growth strategies, and also represented the company to Wall Street and industry analysts. Before joining Applix in 2004, Mr. Morrison held various positions at Cognos, including vice president of enterprise planning operations, vice president of finance and administration, and corporate counsel. Mr. Morrison’s qualifications to serve on the Board of Directors include his business, operational, management and legal experience in the enterprise application industry, as well as his position as Datawatch’s Chief Executive Officer.
Christopher T. Cox
Partner, Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP
Christopher T. Cox has been a director of the Company since August 21, 2012. Since March 2016, Mr. Cox has been Executive Vice President and Chief Corporate Development Officer at The Medicines Company, a global biopharmaceutical company. From January 2012 until February 2016, Mr. Cox was a partner at Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP. Prior to January 2012, Mr. Cox was a partner at Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP. Mr. Cox is also an investor in and a Managing Member of WC Capital, LLC which owns approximately 5.93% of Datawatch’s outstanding common stock. Mr. Cox received both his undergraduate degree and J.D. from the University of Missouri where he was also a member of the Missouri Law Review. Mr. Cox’s qualifications to serve on the Board of Directors include his experience in mergers and acquisitions, capital markets and corporate governance.
Thomas H. Kelly
Former Vice President, Corporate Business Development, Schering-Plough Corporation
Thomas H. Kelly joined the Board of Directors in October 2004. Until June 1, 2007, Mr. Kelly was Vice President of Corporate Business Development at Schering-Plough Corporation, a pharmaceutical company. Prior to holding that position, Mr. Kelly was Vice President and Corporate Controller at Schering-Plough, a position he had held since joining that corporation in 1991. Previously, he had been a senior partner with the accounting firm of Deloitte & Touche LLP. Mr. Kelly’s qualifications to serve on the Board of Directors include his experience as a senior executive of a large public company, as well as his financial and accounting expertise.
Senior Vice President, Massachusetts Capital Resource Company
Joan C. McArdle joined the Board of Directors in July 2014. Ms. McArdle is an experienced software industry finance and business leader in Massachusetts. She has been with Massachusetts Capital Resource Company (MCRC) since 1985 and has served as a senior vice president for MCRC since her appointment to that position in 2001. While serving in this capacity at MCRC, and in connection with MCRC’s funding to support Datawatch’s acquisition of Math Strategies in 2012, Ms. McArdle previously served as an observer at Datawatch’s board meetings. Prior to joining MCRC, Ms. McArdle was employed by the First National Bank of Boston in a variety of roles, leaving the firm as a Vice President in the Large Corporate/Multinational Group. Ms. McArdle is also a member of the Board of Directors of Aspen Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: AZPN) and serves on the Boards of Directors of a number of private companies. Ms. McArdle received an AB degree in English from Smith College. Ms. McArdle’s qualifications to serve on the Board include her experience in building and financing companies from the earliest stages of growth to mature technology companies, as well as her knowledge of the technology industry.
Randall P. Seidl
Chief Executive Officer, Revenue Acceleration
Randy Seidl joined the Board of Directors in December 2015. Mr. Seidl is currently the Chief Executive Officer of Revenue Acceleration, a consulting firm he founded in 2013 that provides companies with strategic and tactical sales leadership insights, high-performing industry talent and critical customer and partner access. From September 2009 to October 2013, he served as Senior Vice President and 6 General Manager of the US Enterprise Group at Hewlett Packard. Prior to Hewlett Packard, Mr. Seidl served as Senior Vice President and General Manager, North America at Sun Microsystems. He began his career at EMC, where he held a number of key global sales and marketing roles. On the emerging company side, Mr. Seidl served as Chief Executive Officer and a board member of Permabit; co-founder and Executive Vice President of GiantLoop, and Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Workgroup Solution, which was acquired by Advizex. Mr. Seidl’s qualifications to serve on the Board of Directors include his experience as a senior executive of large public companies, as well as his strategic sales and marketing expertise.
Donald R. Friedman
Former Chief Executive Officer, Datalytics Technologies
Donald R. Friedman joined the Board of Directors in March 2016. From January 2014 to March 2015, Mr. Friedman was the Chief Executive Officer of Datalytics Technologies, an enterprise software company specializing in business analytics. From June 2010 to December 2013, he was a Principal at Sequel, a branding and communications consulting firm. Previously, following a 30-year career with IBM, Mr. Friedman founded and served as Chief Executive Officer of International Flex Technologies, a high-tech manufacturing company, and was Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer at CA Technologies (formerly Computer Associates). Mr. Friedman’s qualifications to serve on the Board of Directors include his experience in technology leadership, strategy and marketing with both growth and Fortune 500 companies.