Manuel A. Fernandez, Lead Independent Director

Mr. Fernandez serves as the Managing Director of SI Ventures, a venture capital firm focused on information technology and communications infrastructure. He has held that position with the firm since its inception in 1998. Mr. Fernandez served as Chief Executive Officer of Gartner, Inc., a leading research and advisory company, from 1991 to 1998, and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Gartner, Inc. from 1991 until 2001. He has also been Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of three technology-driven companies: Dataquest, Inc., Gavilan Computer Corporation and Zilog Incorporated. Mr. Fernandez currently serves on the Board of Directors of Leggett & Platt, Incorporated. He previously served on the Board of Directors of Brunswick Corporation from 1997 to 2020, Time, Inc. from 2014 to 2018, Flowers Foods, Inc. from 2005 to 2014 and Sysco Corporation from 2006 to 2013. Mr. Fernandez graduated from the University of Florida with a degree in electrical engineering and completed post-graduate work in solid-state engineering at the University of Florida. Mr. Fernandez currently serves as our Lead Independent Director.