Robert served as chief financial officer of Iona Technologies, a public software and services company, from February 2006 until his retirement in February 2008. Previously, he was vice president and chief financial officer of Ascential Software Corporation, a public company and leading provider of enterprise data integration software, which was acquired by IBM in May 2005. Prior to that, Robert spent 17 years at Data General Corporation (now part of EMC Corporation), where he held various roles including vice president, chief administrative officer, corporate controller and corporate treasurer, among other senior financial management positions. He served on the board of directors of Arbor Networks, a U.S.-based network security products, services and solutions company, until its sale in 2010. Robert has a B.A. from Ohio Wesleyan University and an M.B.A. from Washington University. His software, services and financial expertise are extremely valuable to our board.