Ronald W. Hovsepian was appointed President, Chief Executive Officer and Director of the Company on December 2011.
Prior to joining us, Mr. Hovsepian most recently served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Novell, Inc., or Novell, from 2006 until Novell’s acquisition by the Attachmate Group in April 2011. He joined Novell in 2003 as President, North America, next served as Executive Vice President and President, Worldwide Field Operations and served as President and Chief Operating Officer from 2005 until his appointment as Chief Executive Officer in 2006. Prior to his time at Novell, Mr. Hovsepian served in a number of executive positions with International Business Machines Corporation over an approximately 17-year period.
Mr. Hovsepian is non-executive Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Ann Taylor Corporation. Hovsepian received a Bachelor of Science degree from Boston College.