Mr. Remondi co-founded Exa Corporation in 1991 and has held the positions of Chief Executive Officer and President since 1999. Prior to 1999, Mr. Remondi held numerous positions within Exa, including Vice President of Applications Development and Business Development. In that role, Mr. Remondi was responsible for the development of the PowerFLOW product and management of Exa's strategic customer partnerships. Prior to founding Exa, Mr. Remondi held various engineering and engineering management positions at Alliant Computer Systems Corporation and Data General Corporation. Mr. Remondi has a B.S. in Electrical & Computer Engineering from Tufts University and an M.B.A. from Bentley College.
Robert Burke has served as a member of our Board of Directors since June 2014.
Mr. Burke is a Venture Partner at Technology Crossover Ventures and has held multiple executive leadership positions including, most recently, the position of CEO of the Art Technology Group (ATG). Under Mr. Burke's tenure, ATG was ranked one of the top five public companies for shareholder value creation and was successfully sold to Oracle for over $1B in 2011. In addition to ATG, Bob has held executive management positions at Digital Equipment Corporation, ePresence (formally Banyan Systems), and Quidnunc. Mr. Burke holds a B.S. in Physics from Eastern Michigan University and is currently also on the Boards of Directors for Sitecore A/S and TechTarget, Inc.
Mark Fusco has served as a member of our Board of Directors since August 2015. Prior to joining Exa, Mr. Fusco held multiple executive leadership positions, including the position of President and Chief Executive Officer at Aspen Technology, Inc., a provider of simulation software and services for companies in process industries to optimize their engineering, manufacturing and supply chains. Prior to Aspen, Mr. Fusco held executive management positions at Ajilon Consulting and Software Quality Partners. He is currently a member of the Board of Directors of Dynamic Network Services, Inc., Black Duck Software, Inc. and Viewpoint, Inc. Mr. Fusco holds a B.A. from Harvard College and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School. We believe that Mr. Fusco’s significant executive management, operational and board experience in the simulation and software industries qualifies him to serve as a member of our Board of Directors.
Wayne Mackie has served as a member of our Board of Directors since February 2008.
Mr. Mackie is currently the Executive Vice President, Treasurer, and Chief Financial Officer of CRA International, Inc., a publicly traded worldwide economic, financial, and management consulting services firm, a position he has held since2005. Mr. Mackie was a member of the Board of Directors and Audit Committee of Novell, Inc. from 2003 until 2005. From 1972 through December 2002, Mr. Mackie was a partner with Arthur Andersen LLP, where he specialized in software and high technology industry clients. After leaving Arthur Andersen, Mr. Mackie served as a consultant to a number of organizations. Mr. Mackie received a master's degree from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and a bachelor's degree from Babson College, and is a certified public accountant. Mr. Mackie is currently a trustee and former member of the Board of Directors, Compensation Committee, and Chairman of the Audit Committee for the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary.
Dr. John William Poduska has served as a member of our Board of Directors since 1994. Dr. Poduska was the Chairman of Advanced Visual Systems Inc., a provider of visualization software, from January 1992 to December 2001. From December 1989 until December 1991, Dr. Poduska was President and Chief Executive Officer of Stardent Computer Inc., a computer manufacturer. From December 1985 until December 1989, Dr. Poduska served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Stellar Computer Inc., a computer manufacturer he founded (the predecessor of Stardent Computer Inc.). Prior to founding Stellar Computer Inc., Dr. Poduska founded Apollo Computer, Inc. and Prime Computer, Inc. Dr. Poduska also served as a director of Novell, Inc. until 2011, and Anadarko Petroleum Corporation and Safeguard Scientifics, Inc. until 2009. Dr. Poduska holds an ScD from MIT and an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from Lowell University.
Robert Schechter has served as a member of our Board of Directors since June 2008.
Mr. Schechter served as Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of NMS Communications Corporation from 1995 until his retirement in 2008. From 1987 to 1994, Mr. Schechter held various senior executive positions with Lotus Development Corporation and was a partner of Coopers & Lybrand from 1980 to 1987. Mr. Schechter is currently a director of Parametric Technology Corporation, a provider of product development software solutions. Previously, he had served as a director of Unica Corporation, Soapstone Networks, Inc., Moldflow Corporation, and MapInfo Corporation. Mr. Schechter is a graduate of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
John J. Shields, III has served as a member of our Board of Directors since 1996 and our Chairman since 1999. Mr. Shields has served as a general partner of Boston Capital Ventures since 1997. Prior to assuming that position, Mr. Shields was the President and Chief Executive Officer of Computervision Corporation, a provider of computer-aided design and manufacturing software that was acquired by PTC in 2001. Mr. Shields joined Computervision in January 1990 after 28 years at Digital Equipment Corporation, where his last position was Senior Vice President responsible for sales, services, marketing, and international organizations. Mr. Shields was a member of Digital Equipment Corporation's Executive Committee and Chairman of its Marketing and Sales Strategy Committee.