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Blucora Inc (BCOR.OQ)

BCOR.OQ on NASDAQ Stock Exchange Global Select Market

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

William Atwell

67 2017 Independent Chairman of the Board

John Clendening

55 2016 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Davinder Athwal

50 2018 Chief Financial Officer, Principal Financial Officer

Curtis Campbell

46 2018 President of TaxAct

Michael Hogan

59 2018 President of Tax-Smart Innovation

Todd Mackay

44 2018 Interim Chief Executive Officer of HD Vest

Transient Taylor

51 2018 Chief Human Resource Officer

Mathieu Stevenson

39 2016 Chief Marketing Officer

John Palmer

51 2017 Vice President - Accounting (Principal Financial and Accounting Officer)

Ann Bruder

52 2017 Chief Legal Officer, Secretary

Steven Aldrich

48 2017 Independent Director

Lance Dunn

55 2012 Independent Director

H. McIntyre Gardner

56 2017 Independent Director

Carol Hayles

57 2018 Independent Director

John Macilwaine

49 2018 Independent Director

Georganne Proctor

61 2017 Independent Director

Christopher Walters

44 2014 Independent Director

Mary Zappone

53 2015 Independent Director

Bill Michalek

2017 IR Contact Officer

Biographies

Name Description

William Atwell

Mr. William L. Atwell is Independent Chairman of the Board of BLUCORA, INC. Mr. Atwell has been Managing Director of Atwell Partners, a financial services consulting firm, since June 2012. From September 2008 to May 2012, Mr. Atwell was President, International, of CIGNA Corporation, a global financial services company. Prior to 2008, Mr. Atwell held senior executive positions with Charles Schwab Corporation, CIGNA and Citigroup, Inc. Mr. Atwell is a director of Webster Financial Corporation, a NYSE listed commercial banking company, as an independent trustee of AQR Mutual Funds (AQR Capital Management, LLC) and as a Trustee at Fairfield University. Previously, he served as a dIrector of USI Holdings, which was formerly listed on the NASDAQ, until it was sold to Goldman Sachs Capital Partners in 2007. Mr. Atwell holds a B.S. and an M.B.A. from Long Island University. Mr. Atwell brings extensive relevant industry experience and knowledge to the Board, having spent more than 40 years in the financial services industry as an executive at Cigna International, Charles Schwab & Co., Inc. and Citigroup, Inc. The Board believes Mr. Atwell’s extensive financial services industry experience will provide valuable assistance to the Board and the Company as it continues its transformation into a technology enabled financial solutions company and seeks to meet its strategic growth initiatives.

John Clendening

Mr. John S. Clendening is President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of the Company. Mr. Clendening served as Executive Vice President and Co-Head, Investor Services Division at Charles Schwab & Co. Inc. in San Francisco from 2012 to 2015. He served as Executive Vice President, Shared Strategic Services from 2007 to 2011 and as Chief Executive Officer and Executive Vice President of Charles Schwab Bank from 2007 to 2009. From 2004 to 2007, Mr. Clendening served in executive roles with the Investor Services Division and Independent Investor Business Unit with Charles Schwab & Co., Inc. Prior to joining Charles Schwab & Co., he served in various leadership roles at eMac Digital LLC and Living.Com. He was also Chief Marketing Officer and Senior Vice President, Consumer Banking Group and Senior Vice President, Marketing and Strategy, Credit Card Division for First Union Corporation. Earlier in his career, he served at The Coca-Cola Company, Frito-Lay, Inc. Division of PepsiCo, SEARS Specialty Merchandising Group and Booz-Allen & Hamilton, Inc. Mr. Clendening also serves on the board of directors of Betterment Holdings, Inc. He received a BA in Economics from Northwestern University and an MBA from Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration. Mr. Clendening has relevant experience as an executive in the financial services and consumer goods industries, leading both Fortune 500 companies and entrepreneurial businesses. The Board believes that Mr. Clendening’s experience as an executive in the financial services industry brings important perspective to the Board as the Company continues its transformation to a technology enabled financial solutions company. As President and CEO, Mr. Clendening brings insight into the Company’s operations and strategic plan and facilitates the Board’s ability to perform its critical oversight function.

Davinder Athwal

Mr. Davinder S. Athwal is appointed as Chief Financial Officer, Principal Financial Officer of BLUCORA, INC, effective February 21, 2018. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Athwal, 50, served as Vice President Finance and Chief Financial Officer of UGI International, which is a business segment of UGI Corporation through which it conducts its foreign operations, from 2015 to February 2018, and he served as Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer and Chief Risk Officer of UGI Corporation, a holding company that is traded on the New York Stock Exchange that distributes, stores, transports and markets energy products and related services, from 2008 through 2015. Mr. Athwal holds a bachelor’s degree in Accounting and Finance from Kingston University in London, a master’s degree in Accounting from Long Island University and is a certified public accountant.

Curtis Campbell

Mr. Curtis Campbell is President of TaxAct of the Company. He served as the Managing Vice President for Capital One’s Consumer Auto business division from 2017 through 2018, where he was responsible for setting the business’s vision and strategy. Prior to Capital One, Mr. Campbell served in a variety of executive roles at Intuit from 2014 through 2017, including leading Product, Innovation, Strategy and Analytics. Prior to Intuit, Mr. Campbell served as a General Manager at Amazon Web Services from 2012 through 2014, where he led the product and technology teams. Mr. Campbell held several positions of increasing responsibility at Dell and Hewlett Packard Enterprise prior to his time at Amazon Web Services. Mr. Campbell holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business from The Citadel and a Masters of International Business Studies from the University of South Carolina Darla Moore School of Business.

Michael Hogan

Mr. Michael P. Hogan is President of Tax-Smart Innovation of the Company. he served in a variety of senior management roles at GameStop from 2008 through 2018, most recently as the Executive Vice President of Strategic Business and Brand Development, where he helped transform the company to a diversified retail business to include digital gaming, technology brands and licensed collectibles. He also held senior management roles at Dean Foods as the Chief Marketing Officer and Frito-Lay as Vice President of U.S. and then International Marketing. Mr. Hogan also serves as a Board member for Arcbest Corporation (NASDAQ: ARCB) and Feed the Children. Mr. Hogan holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from Northern Illinois University and a Masters degree in Marketing and Finance from Northwestern University, Kellogg Graduate School.

Todd Mackay

Mr. Todd Mackay is Interim Chief Executive Officer of HD Vest of the Company. has been serving as the Executive Vice President and General Manager of TaxAct since May 2018. Prior to that he served as the Company’s Executive Vice President of Corporate Development since 2015. Mr. Mackay also served as an advisor to the Company’s executive team focusing on strategy and mergers and acquisitions (“M&A”) from 2014 to 2015. During his time with the Company, Mr. Mackay has led corporate development and M&A efforts, including spearheading the acquisition that brought HD Vest into the Blucora family. Mr. Mackay also led initiatives to expand third party partnerships in both TaxAct and HD Vest. Mr. Mackay was a co-founder of P2B Investor, a crowd funding business providing working capital loans to small and medium sized businesses, where he served on the executive team from 2013 to 2014. In addition, Mr. Mackay served as Executive Vice President in charge of Finance and Corporate Development for Emerge Digital Group, a privately held digital media company, from 2011 to 2012. Mr. Mackay served in various executive positions at E*Trade from 1999 to 2010, where he served as the Executive Vice President in charge of Global Corporate Development and Corporate Treasury and Executive Vice President in charge of E*TRADE’s Asian broker dealer business. Mr. Mackay has also held various positions with Telebanc Financial Corp, Robertson Stephens and Alex Brown focusing on financial institutions and financial technologies. He has also served on the board of directors of both private and public broker dealers outside of the United States. Mr. Mackay received an A.B from Princeton University in Economics with an emphasis on Mathematics.

Transient Taylor

Mr. Transient C. Taylor is Chief Human Resource Officer of the Company. Taylor brings more than 25 years of experience to his new role at Blucora, having spent much of his career transforming human resources departments within dynamic, high-growth business environments. He joins Blucora after nearly four years as the Chief Human Resources Officer with Mr. Cooper/ Nationstar, six years as Chief People Officer at Travelocity, and three years as the Executive VP of Human Resources at Alliance Data. Taylor's earlier experience also includes roles with Home Depot, Raytheon Telecommunications and Westinghouse. He holds a master's degree in public administration from West Virginia University and has served as an active member of the Human Resources Policy Institute and Corporate Leadership Council.

Mathieu Stevenson

Mr. Mathieu Stevenson is Chief Marketing Officer of BLUCORA, INC. Mr. Stevenson served as Chief Strategy Officer for Catalina Marketing Corporation, a marketing services company from September 2015 through October 2016. From December 2014 through October 2015, Mr. Stevenson was an Associate Partner, Market Leader at McKinsey Solutions, part of McKinsey Company, a world-wide management consultant firm, and from July 2012 through December 2014 was General Manager, Cities for HomeAway Inc. From July 2006 through July 2012, Mr. Stevenson served as Engagement Manager, Member of Marketing and Innovation Practices for McKinsey & Company. Mr. Stevenson is a graduate of the University of Texas and the Fuqua School at Duke University.

John Palmer

Mr. John D. Palmer became Vice President - Accounting (Principal Financial and Accounting Officer) of BLUCORA, INC, on November 1, 2017. When our former Chief Financial Officer, Eric M. Emans, who had been serving in those roles left the Company. Mr. Palmer continues to serve as the Company's Principal Accounting Officer, and Mr. Athwal, who joined the Company on February 21, 2018 as the Company's Chief Financial Officer, now serves as the Company's Principal Financial Officer. Mr. Palmer originally joined the Company on February 20, 2017 and is not an executive officer, but pursuant to Item 402 of Regulation S-K he is included as a Named Executive Officer because he served as our Principal Financial Officer for a portion of 2017. Mr. Palmer has served as the Company’s Vice President - Accounting since February 2017. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Palmer served as Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer at Sizmek, Inc., a global technology company that provides technology-enabled advertising services, from the time it was spun-off from Digital Generation, Inc. in February 2014 until February 2017. Mr. Palmer served as Vice President and Controller at Digital Generation, Inc. from March 2003 to February 2014. Prior to that, Mr. Palmer held a variety of controller positions for technology companies, including Entrust Technologies, Inc. and Nortel Networks, Inc. He began his career working at each of KPMG and Ernst & Young.

Ann Bruder

Ms. Ann J. Bruder serves as Chief Legal Officer, Secretary of BLUCORA, INC. Most recently, Ms. Bruder was Vice President and General Counsel of Airlines Reporting Corporation, or ARC, a leading provider of data, products and services to the travel industry. Prior to her role at ARC, Ms. Bruder served as the President of Global Strategic Services, LLC, a boutique strategic advisory firm. Prior to that, Ms. Bruder served as SVP of Law, Government Affairs and Global Compliance, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of Commercial Metals Company, a publicly traded global company with sales and operations in more than 40 countries. Earlier in her career, Ms. Bruder served in various legal roles at CARBO Ceramics, American Airlines, Continental Airlines and at the law firm of Thompson Coburn LLP. She has a Juris Doctorate degree from Washington University and Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism and Public Relations with a minor in Economics from the University of Wyoming.

Steven Aldrich

Mr. Steven Aldrich is Independent Director of the Company. He has been the Chief Product Officer at GoDaddy, Inc. since January 2016, and he previously served as their Senior Vice President, Business Applications beginning in 2012. Before joining GoDaddy, Mr. Aldrich served in various senior management roles at Intuit, Inc. from 1996 through 2008 including Vice President of Strategy and Innovation for the small business division. Mr. Aldrich also served as CEO of Outright Inc., an online bookkeeping service, from 2011 to 2012 when it was acquired by GoDaddy, and as CEO of Posit Science Corporation, a software and services company, from 2008 to 2011. Mr. Aldrich holds a Bachelor of Arts in Physics from the University of North Carolina and an M.B.A. from Stanford University. Mr. Aldrich has extensive product management experience from his years of serving in senior management positions that provides him with unique experience in operations, strategy, company growth, and management. He also has significant experience with consumer and small business software-as-a-service businesses, which the Board believes will provide valuable assistance to the Board and the Company as it continues its transformation into a technology enabled financial solutions company and seeks to meet its strategic growth initiatives.

Lance Dunn

Mr. Lance G. Dunn is Independent Director of BLUCORA, INC. Mr. Dunn was a co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of TaxAct (formerly 2nd Story Software, Inc.) until January 31, 2012, when Blucora acquired TaxAct. From the closing of the acquisition until August 2012, he served as TaxAct’s Vice President, Development. Prior to co-founding TaxAct in 1998, Mr. Dunn was Vice President of Software Development at Parsons Technology, Inc., where he played a significant role in the development and growth of Parson’s tax software. Mr. Dunn received a B.A. in Accounting from Coe College and is a Certified Public Accountant. As the co-founder and former CEO of the Company’s TaxAct business, Mr. Dunn brings significant experience and background to the Board with respect to an industry and business that is important to the Company’s success. The Board also believes that Mr. Dunn’s extensive experience as a technology executive provides insight and guidance that assists the Board in its oversight and strategy roles.

H. McIntyre Gardner

Mr. H. McIntyre Gardner is Independent Director of BLUCORA, INC. Mr. Gardner has been a private investor since 2008. From July 2000 to January 2008, Mr. Gardner held senior executive positions at Merrill Lynch & Co., Inc., a global financial services company, most recently as Senior Vice President, Head of Americas Region and Global Bank Group, Global Private Client. Prior to 2000, Mr. Gardner served in senior executive positions with Helen of Troy Limited and Appliance Corporation of America and as an investment banker with Merrill Lynch. Mr. Gardner is a director of Spirit Airlines, Inc., a NASDAQ listed transportation company. Mr. Gardner earned a BA in religion from Dartmouth College in 1983. Mr. Gardner brings relevant industry experience to the Board from his decades of leadership and operating experience in the wealth and consumer products industries. The Board believes that Mr. Gardner’s experience as an executive in the wealth and consumer products industries brings an important perspective to the Board and the Company as it continues its transformation into a technology enabled financial solutions company and seeks to meet its strategic growth initiatives.

Carol Hayles

Ms. Carol Hayles is Independent Director of the Company. She is the former Chief Financial Officer of CIT Group Inc., a U.S. bank and global lending and leasing business, a position she held from November 2015 to May 2017. From July 2010 to November 2015, Ms. Hayles was the Controller and Principal Accounting Officer of CIT Group Inc. and was responsible for all financial and regulatory reporting. Prior to joining CIT Group Inc., Ms. Hayles worked at Citigroup Inc. for 24 years, most recently as Deputy Controller from January 2008 to July 2010. Over her career at Citigroup Inc., her roles included Investor Relations, CFO of e-business, CFO of Global Relationship Banking, and CFO of Citibank Canada. Ms. Hayles began her career at PricewaterhouseCoopers in Toronto, Canada. She was a Canadian Chartered Accountant from 1985 to 2009, and she received her BBA from York University in Toronto.

John Macilwaine

Mr. John H. Macilwaine is Independent Director of the Company. He currently serves as VP, Chief Technology Officer at Braintree, a subsidiary of PayPal, Inc. Prior to that he served as Chief Technology Officer of Lending Club Corporation, a lending company, from July 2012 to December 2016. From December 2011 to July 2012, Mr. MacIlwaine served as the Chief Information Officer at Green Dot Corporation, a provider of prepaid financial services. From April 2007 to November 2011, Mr. MacIlwaine served as head of global development at Visa, Inc., a credit card processing company, where he led program management and information services, including web application development, data warehousing, business intelligence and mobile development. Mr. MacIlwaine holds a B.S.E. in computer engineering from the University of Michigan.

Georganne Proctor

Ms. Georganne C. Proctor is Independent Director of BLUCORA, INC. Ms. Proctor is the former Chief Financial Officer of TIAA-CREF, a national financial services organization, a position she held from 2006 to 2010. From 2003 to 2005, Ms. Proctor was Executive Vice President, Finance of Golden West Financial Corporation. She served as Chief Financial Officer of Bechtel Group, Inc. from 1997 to 2002 and as a director of Bechtel from 1999 to 2002. Since 2006, Ms. Proctor has been a director of Redwood Trust, Inc., where she currently is Chair of the Compensation Committee and a member of the Audit Committee. Since 2013, she has been a director of SunEdison, Inc., where she currently is Chair of the Audit Committee. Since 2011, Ms. Proctor has also served on the Board of Directors of Och-Ziff Capital Management Group, where she is the Chair of the Audit Committee. Ms. Proctor holds a B.S. in Business Management from the University of South Dakota and an M.B.A. from California State University at Hayward. Ms. Proctor has significant financial and accounting experience and has worked closely with boards and board committees throughout her career, including as the chief financial officer of large financial institutions. This experience provides her with a thorough understanding of public company reporting obligations, Sarbanes-Oxley compliance and planning, and treasury and liquidity management. Furthermore, her service on the audit and compensation committees of other public companies gives her a strong background in the oversight of financial and corporate governance matters.

Christopher Walters

Mr. Christopher W. Walters is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Walters is currently the Chief Executive Officer of Encompass Digital Media, Inc., a technology services business that captures, processes and delivers more than 25,000 hours of video across platforms for over 800 leading global content companies every day, which he joined in January 2015. As Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Walters oversees Encompass's day-to-day operations on a worldwide basis. Mr. Walters joined Encompass from The Weather Company, a weather forecasting and information technology company that owns and operates weather.com, intellicast.com, and Weather Underground, where he served as the Chief Operating Officer from March 2012 to December 2014. Prior to The Weather Company, he served in a variety of leadership roles at Bloomberg L.P. between 2008 and 2012, most recently as the Chief Operating Officer of the Bloomberg Industry Verticals Group, responsible for operations, strategy, business development, and expansion of the premium web-based subscription businesses. Previously, Mr. Walters was a partner at McKinsey & Co., advising media, entertainment, and investment companies. Mr. Walters holds a Bachelor of Science from The University of Vermont and an M.B.A from the University of Chicago.Mr. Walters has extensive operational and management experience from his work as an executive and an advisor to a variety of companies. Mr. Walters’ experience also includes work with technology businesses that are relevant to the Company’s current operations. The Board believes this experience and knowledge provides valuable guidance in its oversight obligations as it continues its transformation into a technology enabled financial solutions company and seeks to meet its strategic growth initiatives.

Mary Zappone

Ms. Mary Slagle Zappone is Independent Director of the Company. Ms. Zappone has extensive experience as an executive, including her current tenure as President and Chief Executive Officer of Service Champ, a specialty distributor of consumable automotive aftermarket maintenance parts and accessories. Prior to joining Service Champ, she served as President and CEO of Recovercare, a supplier of healthcare equipment, from May 2011 to February 2015. Ms. Zappone worked at Alcoa, Inc. from 2006 to 2011, serving in a variety of roles, most recently as President of the Alcoa Oil & Gas Group, where she was responsible for operations, strategy, business development, and expansion of the aluminum alloy product systems business. During her career, she has also held other senior-level positions at Tyco International, General Electric, and Exxon, and worked at McKinsey & Co., where she advised companies in improving operating performance, capital investment, and merger and acquisition strategies. She earned her undergraduate degree from Johns Hopkins University, and her MBA in Finance at Columbia Business School. Ms. Zappone has significant operational and management experience from her career as an executive and advisor. This experience includes high-level roles at companies that are renowned for their operational excellence, and the Board believes Ms. Zappone is a valuable resource for both the Board and management as the Company seeks to optimize its current operations and seeks to meet its strategic growth initiatives.

Bill Michalek