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The following individuals serve as Upland’s Board of Directors.
Jack McDonald has served as Upland’s Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the board of directors since the founding of Upland in July 2010. Prior to founding Upland, Mr. McDonald was Chief Executive Officer of Perficient, Inc. (NASDAQ: PRFT), an information technology consulting firm, from 1999 to 2009, and Chairman from 2001 to 2010. Mr. McDonald started his career as an attorney with Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP in New York, focusing on mergers and acquisitions and corporate finance, from 1987 to 1993. Mr. McDonald currently serves as Chairman of the Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce and is a member of the board of directors of a number of privately held companies and non-profit organizations. Mr. McDonald received a B.A. in Economics from Fordham University and a J.D. from Fordham Law School.
John Thornton has served as a member of Upland’s board of directors since July 2010. Mr. Thornton is a general partner of Austin Ventures, a venture capital firm, which he joined in 1991. Mr. Thornton has previously served on the board of directors of a number of public companies. Mr. Thornton holds a B.A. from Trinity University and an M.B.A. from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.
David D. May is a vice president of Luther King Capital Management, which he joined in August 2013. From January 2005 to August 2013, he was the co-founder and portfolio manager of Third Coast Capital Management, an Austin-based long-short equity hedge fund formed in 2004. From 1998 to 2003, Mr. May was a co-founder and Managing Partner of Ridgecrest Partners, a New York City-based hedge fund founded in 1998. From 1996 to 1998, Mr. May was a Partner at Ardsley Partners, a Connecticut-based hedge fund, where he served as an analyst and a portfolio manager. Prior to this, he was a vice president at Luther King Capital Management and served as a portfolio manager for a broad range of investment portfolios and co-founded the LKCM Mutual Funds, serving as president of the Fund Group. Mr. May formerly sat on the Board of Perficient Inc., (NASDAQ: PRFT), an information technology consulting firm, where he served on the audit committee and was the head of the compensation committee. Mr. May is the chairman of the National Advisory Board of the National Collegiate Equestrian Association (NCEA). He has previously served on the boards of other privately held companies and philanthropic organizations. Mr. May holds a B.A. in Business and an M.B.A. from Texas Christian University. He is a CFA charter holder.
Stephen Courter has served as a member of Upland’s board of directors since September 2014. Mr. Courter is on the faculty of the McCombs School of Business, University of Texas at Austin, which he joined in August 2007, teaching courses in the Masters in Business Administration program and leads study abroad programs in Thailand, Vietnam, India and Indonesia. Prior to joining the University of Texas at Austin, Mr. Courter served as Chief Executive Officer and board member of Broadwing Communications from 2006 to 2007. Previously, Mr. Courter served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Neon Communications from 2000 to 2006 and Chief Executive Officer of Enertel, a Dutch telecommunications company based in Rotterdam from 1998 to 2000. Mr. Courter currently serves on the board of directors of Cadiz Inc. (NASDAQ: CDZI), which he joined in 2008, and iMobi Corp., which he joined in 2007. Mr. Courter holds a B.S. in Finance from The Pennsylvania State University and an M.B.A. from The George Washington University. Mr. Courter holds the rank of Major in the U.S. Army Reserves.
Rodney Favaron has served as a member of Upland’s board of directors since September 2014. Mr. Favaron is President and Chief Executive Officer of Spredfast, Inc., which he joined in February 2011. Prior to Spredfast, Rod served as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Lombardi Software from June 2002 to January 2010. Prior to that, Mr. Favaron served as Chief Executive Officer of Mediaprise, Inc. from October 2000 to March 2002, Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing at pcOrder.com from April 1998 to May 2000, and as the General Manager at Mentor Graphics Corporation from 1994 to 1998. Mr. Favaron holds a B.S. in Industrial Engineering from Louisiana State University, and an M.B.A. from the University of Dallas Graduate School of Management.