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Manuel A. Fernandez
Retired, Executive Chairman - SYSCO Corporation
Managing Director - SI Ventures and
Chairman; CEO, President - Gartner Group
Elected in 1997
Executive Committee
Human Resources and Compensation Committee
Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee ( chair )
Independent

 

As the former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of a leading technology company and the Managing Director of a venture capital partnership, Mr. Fernandez brings significant experience and knowledge to our Board regarding strategic planning, innovation, technology, acquisitions, corporate governance, distribution, operations, and human resources. Mr. Fernandez’s extensive experience in a variety of businesses with strong commercial product offerings, including three technology companies, allows him to provide invaluable advice and guidance to our Company’s management and Board.

Experience:

Retired; Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, and President of Gartner Group, a technology research and advisory firm, 1991 to 1999; Executive Chairman of Sysco Corporation, a marketer and distributor of foodservice products, 2012 to 2013; Non-Executive Chairman of Sysco Corporation, 2009 to 2012; Managing Director, SI Ventures, LLC, a venture capital partnership, from 1998 to present. Previously served as President and Chief Executive Officer at Dataquest, Inc., Gavilan Computer Corporation, and Zilog Incorporated. Director of SI Ventures, LLC, Leggett and Platt Incorporated, and Performance Food Group; previously served as Chairman of the University of Florida Board of Trustees, Chairman Emeritus of Gartner, Inc., Director of Flowers Foods, Inc., Stanley Black & Decker, Inc., Tibco Software, Inc., and Time Inc.