Each of the nominees, Brad Boston, Robert Brandewie, Grant Evans, James Frankola
, Steven Humphreys, James Ousley and David Wright, have been recommended by the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee of the Board
(the " Nominating Committee") and approved by a majority of the Board.
James W. Frankola
was elected to the Board in February 2006.
Mr. Frankola has served as Executive Vice President of Ariba, Inc., a provider of on-demand spend management solutions, since December 2001 and as Chief Financial Officer of Ariba from December 2001 through August 2008.
From 1997 to 2001, Mr. Frankola held various positions with Avery Dennison Corporation, a manufacturer of pressure-sensitive materials and office products, most recently as Vice President of Finance and IS, Fasson Roll Worldwide.
From 1986 to 1997, Mr. Frankola held various financial and executive positions with IBM.
, Humphreys, Ousley and Wright are "independent directors" as defined under the rules of the NASDAQ Global Market, constituting a majority of independent directors of our Board as required by the rules of the NASDAQ Global Market.
We have a separately-designed standing audit committee consisting of Mr. Frankola (chairman) and Messrs.
Our Board has determined that Mr. Frankola qualifies as an "Audit Committee Financial Expert" as defined by the rules of the SEC.