People: Bsquare Corp (BSQR.OQ)
Mr. Elliott H. Jurgensen, Jr., is Independent Director of Bsquare Corp. Mr. Jurgensen has been a director since January 2003 and served as Chairman of the Board from October 2008 to July 2013. Mr. Jurgensen retired from KPMG LLP, an international public accounting firm, in January 2003 after 32 years, including 23 years as an audit partner. During his public accounting career at KPMG, he held a number of leadership positions, including Managing Partner of the Bellevue, Washington office from 1982 to 1991 and Managing Partner of the Seattle, Washington office from 1993 to 2002. He is also a director of ASG Consolidated LLC, a large privately owned seafood catcher processor company, and Tableau Software, Inc., a publicly owned business intelligence and analytics software company. Mr. Jurgensen was also a director of McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood Restaurants, Inc., a publicly owned restaurant operating company, from July 2004 until December 2011 when it was sold; a director of Isilon Systems, Inc., a publicly owned data storage and management company from April 2006 to December 2010 when it was sold; and a director of Varolii Corporation, a privately owned software messaging service company, from August 2007 to June 2011 when he resigned. Mr. Jurgensen has a B.S. in accounting from San Jose State University. His career at KPMG gives him the requisite experience to qualify as an “audit committee financial expert” having “financial sophistication” for audit committee purposes. The Board of Directors has concluded that Mr. Jurgensen should serve as a director because he brings to our Board of Directors substantial financial expertise that includes extensive knowledge of the complex financial and operational issues facing publicly-traded companies, and a deep understanding of accounting principles and financial reporting rules and regulations. He also brings professional service expertise, technology industry experience, experience as a public company board member, and sales and marketing experience at KPMG.
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