Mr. Cormier has served on our Board since October 2011. Mr. Cormier has served as President, Products and Technologies of Red Hat, Inc., a provider of open source software solutions, since April 2008 and as Executive Vice President since May 2001. From March 1999 to May 2001, Mr. Cormier served as Senior Vice President, Research and Development at BindView Development Corporation, a network management software company. From June 1998 to March 1999, Mr. Cormier served as Chief Technology Officer for Netect Internet Software Company, a network security vendor. From January 1996 to June 1998, Mr. Cormier first served as Director of Engineering, Internet Security and Collaboration Products and then as Senior Director of Software Product Development, Internet Security Products for AltaVista Internet Software, a web portal and Internet services company. Mr. Cormier served on the board of directors of SolarWinds, Inc., an IT management software provider, from July 2014 until its acquisition by Silver Lake Partners and Thoma Bravo, LLC in February 2016. Mr. Cormier holds a B.S. in business administration from Fitchburg State College and an M.S. in software development and management from the Rochester Institute of Technology.
We believe that Mr. Cormier is qualified to serve as a member of our Board because of his significant operational expertise gained as a senior executive at leading technology companies as well as his knowledge of the technology industry generally, and of open source solutions in particular.