Board of Directors

John T. McDonald, Chairman of the Board, Upland CEO

John T. McDonald has served as our Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of our Board since our founding in July 2010. Prior to founding Upland in 2010, 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 served as chairman of the Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce and as a member of the board of directors of a number of privately held companies and non-profit organizations. Mr. McDonald holds a B.A. in Economics from Fordham University and a J.D. from Fordham Law School.

David D. May, Director

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 Chairman of the compensation committee. He has previously served on the boards of 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 E. Courter, Director

Stephen E. Courter has served as a member of our Board 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 leading 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), a land and water resource development company, which he joined in 2008. 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.

Joe Ross, Director

Joe Ross has served as a member of our Board since October 2017. Mr. Ross is President and Co-Founder of CSIDentity Corp., an identity theft protection company that he co-founded in 2006 and that is now owned by Experian. Prior to CSID, Mr. Ross was President/Co-founder of Grande Communications. Mr. Ross serves on the board of Dell Children’s Medical Center Foundation and is a member of the Young President’s Organization and serves on the board of SKU, an accelerator program for market-validated consumer product goods companies, and is a Limited Partner at ATX Seed Ventures. Mr. Ross also serves on the board of the Austin Technology Council, an association for Central Texas companies working in and around technology and life sciences.

Teresa Miles Walsh , Director

Teresa Miles Walsh has served as a member of our Board since February 2020. Ms. Walsh is currently the CEO & Managing Director of Access Media Advisory LLC (AMA), a corporate advisory boutique focused on media sector clients. Prior to founding AMA, Ms. Walsh was the head of the European media investment banking group at Merrill Lynch from 1997 until 2002; from 1989 until 1996 she worked in various investment banking roles at Merrill Lynch, including the project and lease finance, utilities, and media groups. Ms. Walsh received her MBA with distinction in 1987 from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University and her Bachelor of Arts in Economics, magna cum laude, also from Duke University.