Committee Composition

  Audit Nominating and Governance Compensation Strategy
Nancy Hawthorne
Nancy Hawthorne
Chair of the Board of Avid Technology, Inc. and Partner, Hawthorne Financial Advisors

Nancy Hawthorne has been a member of the Avid board of directors since 1997. Ms. Hawthorne has been a Partner of Hawthorne Financial Advisors, a financial advisory and investment firm, since June 2014. Previously, Ms. Hawthorne served as Chair and Chief Executive Officer of Clerestory, LLC; Chief Executive Officer and Managing Partner of Hawthorne, Krauss & Associates, LLC, a provider of consulting services to corporate management; and as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of Continental Cablevision. As chief financial officer of Continental Cablevision, Inc., Ms. Hawthorne was responsible for treasury, mergers and acquisitions, investor relations, accounting functions, and oversaw the company's financial strategy and capital markets activities. Following Continental Cablevision's merger with US West Inc., she became an executive vice president of the merged company, MediaOne. Ms. Hawthorne holds a bachelor of arts degree from Wellesley College and a master of business administration degree from the Harvard Business School.

Member of the Audit Committee Chair of the Nominating and Governance Committee    
Paula E. Boggs
Paula E. Boggs
Owner, Boggs Media LLC

Paula E. Boggs, a songwriter and the lead vocalist for the Paula Boggs Band, is the founder and owner of Boggs Media, LLC. Since 2013, she has been a member of the President's Committee for the Arts and the Humanities, and was previously a member of the White House Council for Community Solutions from 2010 to 2012.

Ms. Boggs has held a variety of professional and community leadership roles over the past 25+ years. A former executive at the Starbucks Coffee Company, she led the global law department of Starbucks from 2002 to 2012, and was corporate Secretary of the Starbucks Foundation. Prior to that, Ms. Boggs was a Vice President of legal for products, operations and information technology at Dell Computer Corporation from 1997 to 2002 and also held the role of Senior Deputy General Counsel starting in June 1997. Before joining Dell, Ms. Boggs was a Partner with the law firm of Preston Gates & Ellis LLP from 1995 to 1997, where she served as a trial lawyer specializing in corporate civil litigation. Earlier in her career, Ms. Boggs was an Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Washington from 1988 to 1994 and was a Regular Officer in the U.S. Army from 1981 to 1988.

She is currently a member of The Johns Hopkins University Board of Trustees and National Advisory Board of its Peabody Institute, as well as Secretary of the Board of KEXP Radio, an affiliate of National Public Radio and the University of Washington. Ms. Boggs is also a voting member of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences.

Member of the Audit Committee     Member of the Strategy Committee
Robert M. Bakish
Robert M. Bakish
President and Chief Executive Officer, Viacom International Media Networks

Robert M. Bakish is President and Chief Executive Officer of Viacom International Media Networks, a division of Viacom Inc. In this role, Mr. Bakish oversees Viacom's Media Networks properties outside the United States, including MTV Networks International, BET Networks' international channels and non-premium Paramount branded networks. Mr. Bakish is also Chairman of the Board of Viacom 18 (Viacom's Indian joint venture which operates the Colors Television Network as well as MTV, VH1 and Nickelodeon) and serves on the boards of Viacom's joint ventures with BSkyB and Telecom Italia Media.

Previously, Mr. Bakish was President of MTV Networks International where he had P&L and management responsibility for MTV Networks International overseeing all MTV Networks operations outside of the United States. MTV Networks is a premier creator of multimedia entertainment with content that spans kids, music and general entertainment. Prior to that, Mr. Bakish was Executive Vice President, Operations, of Viacom Enterprises, responsible for Viacom's strategic planning and business development, the Viacom Plus Sales Group, IS&T as well as the Famous Music publishing company. Prior to that, he served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, MTV Networks Advertising Sales and was Chairman of the Cable Television Advertising Bureau. During this period, Mr. Bakish also had responsibility for MTV Networks' strategy and business development. Prior to joining MTV Networks, Mr. Bakish was Senior Vice President, Planning, Development and Technology at Viacom Inc. Before joining Viacom, Mr. Bakish was a partner with Booz Allen & Hamilton in its Media and Entertainment practice.

Mr. Bakish received an M.B.A. from the Columbia University School of Business in 1989 and a B.S. in Operations Research from Columbia's School of Engineering and Applied Science in 1985.

  Member of the Nominating and Governance Committee Chair of the Compensation Committee  
Dr. Elizabeth M. Daley
Dr. Elizabeth M. Daley
Dean of the USC School of Cinema-Television

Dr. Daley has been Dean of the School of Cinema-Television at the University of Southern California since 1991, and Executive Director of the Annenberg Center for Communication at the University of Southern California since 1993.

    Member of the Compensation Committee Chair of the Strategy Committee
John H. Park
John H. Park
Partner, Jackson Park Capital, LLC

Mr. Park has been a member of the Avid board of directors from June 2007 to June 2011 and was reelected to our board in May 2012.  Since November 2012, Mr. Park has been a partner at the investment management firms of Jackson Park Capital, LLC and Jackson Park Advisors, LLC.  Prior to that, Mr. Park was a partner of Blum Capital Partners, L.P., a private equity firm and an Avid investor, from May 2004 to November 2012.  Prior to joining Blum Capital Partners, Mr. Park spent 11 years with Columbia Wanger Asset Management, L.P. where he was a partner and the Portfolio Manager of the Columbia Acorn Select Fund and a Co-Portfolio Manager of the Columbia Acorn Fund.  Mr. Park has also in the past served as a director of eResearch Technology, Inc. and GlenRose Instruments, Inc.

  Member of the Nominating and Governance Committee Member of the Compensation Committee  
Daniel B Silvers
Daniel B Silvers
Managing Member of Matthews Lane Capital Partners LLC

Daniel Silvers is the Founder and Managing Member of Matthews Lane Capital Partners LLC.  He serves as Chief Executive Officer and a Director of Leisure Acquisition Corp.  He serves as Chief Strategy Officer of Inspired Entertainment, Inc.  He also currently serves as Lead Independent Director on the board of directors of PICO Holdings, Inc.  He has previously served on the boards of directors of International Game Technology, Universal Health Services, Inc., bwin.party digital entertainment plc, Forestar Group, Inc., Ashford Hospitality Prime, Inc. and India Hospitality Corp., as well as serving as President of Western Liberty Bancorp, an acquisition-oriented company which bought and recapitalized Service1st Bank of Nevada, a community bank in Las Vegas, NV.  In 2015, Mr. Silvers was featured in the National Association of Corporate Directors' "A New Generation of Board Leadership: Directors Under Age 40" list of emerging corporate directors.

 

      Member of the Strategy Committee
John P. Wallace
John P. Wallace
President and Chief Executive Officer, Deluxe Entertainment Services Group, Inc.

John P. Wallace, who joined the Avid board of directors in May 2017, is currently the President and Chief Executive Officer of Deluxe Entertainment Services Group, Inc., a global provider of digital services and technology solutions for content creation and delivery.

Mr. Wallace is a well-known and accomplished senior media executive with a long track record of successful strategic and tactical operations leadership. Prior to Deluxe, Mr. Wallace spent 27 years at NBCUniversal where he held multiple roles, most recently serving as President of Operations and Technical Services. Before that time, he was responsible for NBC's owned and operated broadcast television stations as President of the NBC Owned Television Stations Group.

Mr. Wallace currently serves on the board of directors of the Emma Bowen Foundation, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to increasing diversity in the media and technology industries.

Member of the Audit Committee      
Peter M. Westley
Peter M. Westley
Partner, Blum Capital Partners, L.P.

Mr. Westley is a Partner at Blum Capital Partners, a leading investment firm that is Avid's largest shareholder with an approximately 16.7% stake in the Company. At Blum Capital Partners, Mr. Westley is a member of the investment committee and has primary responsibility for the Avid investment. Mr. Westley has been a Partner at Blum Capital Partners since 2012 and has nearly 30 years of experience in financial services working with media and technology companies. He sits on the Board and the Audit Committee of Payless Holdings, LLC and is an alternate member of the Board of Xtralis Group Holdings Limited, in both of which Blum Capital Partners has a significant investment stake. His prior experience includes serving as a Managing Director in the Technology and Media Groups at Salomon Smith Barney, Partner and Head of the Media and Internet Investment Banking at ThinkEquity Partners, LLC, and Managing Director and Head of Media and Internet Banking at North Point Advisors. During his investment banking career, Mr. Westley raised more than $10 billion and advised on more than $2 billion of mergers and acquisitions for internet, media, technology, and telecom clients in over 60 transactions, including lead managed private placements, IPOs, follow-on offerings, convertible debt offerings, high-yield debt offerings, and buy-side and sell-side mergers and acquisitions.

Chair of the Audit Committee     Member of the Strategy Committee
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