Board of Directors
Under Mohamad's leadership, Carbonite's global team is fully engaged in developing and delivering the next generation of data protection solutions. Driven by a passion for technology, Mohamad served as Chief Strategy Officer at Hewlett Packard where he played a pivotal role in the company's turnaround. At IBM, Mohamad led the creation of the firm's eight billion dollar business analytics software unit, and at Avaya, he oversaw the company's two billion dollar services group. He was also the CEO of the Workforce Optimization division of Aspect Software. Mohamad holds a B.S. in Computer Engineering, a B.A. in History, and a Master's degree in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University. He serves on the boards of iRobot, Oxfam America and the Massachusetts Technology Leadership Council.
Scott Daniels has served on our Board since January 2016 upon recommendation by Peter Gyenes, full vetting by the Nominating and Governance Committee and the Board, and a unanimous Board vote. Mr. Daniels served as a senior analyst of Shannon River Partners, a private hedge fund focused on technology, media and communications companies, from July 2013 to April 2014.
From November 2005 to July 2013, Mr. Daniels served as a senior analyst and partner of S Squared Technology, a technology investment fund where he evaluated and invested in multiple publicly traded small and midsized emerging growth technology companies around the world. Prior to S Squared Technology, Mr. Daniels served in various analyst roles covering technology and software companies. Mr. Daniels holds an M.B.A from Columbia Business School and a B.A. in English Literature from the University of Pennsylvania.
Marina Levinson joined the Carbonite Board of Directors in May, 2017. She is the founder and CEO of CIO Advisory Group LLC, which was founded in September 2011. Since April 2014, she has also been a partner at venture capital firm Benhamou Global Ventures. Ms. Levinson is a member of the board of directors of Ellie Mae and she is a chairwoman of its cybersecurity and technology committee. Ms. Levinson is a member of the board of directors of Ayehu Software Technologies Ltd, a private company. From 2005-2011, Ms. Levinson served as senior vice president and chief information officer for NetApp, Inc. From 1999-2005, she served as vice president and chief information officer for Palm, Inc., having earlier served as senior director of global integration at 3Com. Ms. Levinson holds a B.S. in Computer Science from St. Petersburg Institute of Precision Mechanics and Optics.
David Friend has served as a member of our Board since he co-founded our Company with Mr. Flowers in February 2005. Since March 2016, Mr. Friend has served as the chief executive officer and as a member of the board of directors of Wasabi Technologies, Inc. (formerly Blue Archive), a provider of cloud data archiving data storage services. Previously, Mr. Friend served as our chief executive officer from February 2005, as our President from February 2005 to September 2007 and again from August 2010 to December 2014.
On December 3, 2014, Mr. Friend resigned as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company and became Executive Chairman of the Board. Mr. Friend served as Executive Chairman of the Board from December 2014 to February 2016. From March 1999 through March 2002, Mr. Friend co-founded with Mr. Flowers and served as chief executive officer and president of Sonexis, Inc., a software company providing audio-conferencing services, and served as a director of Sonexis from March 1999 through August 2004. From June 1995 through December 1999, Mr. Friend co-founded with Mr. Flowers and served as chief executive officer of FaxNet Corporation, a supplier of messaging services to the telecommunications industry.
Prior to that time, Mr. Friend co-founded Pilot Software, Inc., a software company, with Mr. Flowers in 1983. Previously, Mr. Friend founded Computer Pictures Corporation, a software company whose products applied computer graphics to business data, and served as president of ARP Instruments, Inc., an audio hardware manufacturer. Mr. Friend served as a director of GEAC Computer Corporation Ltd., a publicly-traded enterprise software company, from October 2001 to October 2006, and currently serves as a director of CyraCom International, Inc., DealDash Oyj, and Netblazr, Inc. Mr. Friend holds a B.S. in Engineering from Yale University.
Linda Connly joined the Carbonite Board of Directors in February, 2019. Ms. Connly is an experienced operator with more than 25 years of experience in sales, marketing and operations. She currently serves as the interim managing director of the Americas at Rackspace, a managed cloud computing company. She is also the Founder and CEO of The Connly Advisory Services, a consulting practice she founded in 2018. In this role, she provides go-to-market advisory services across industries from SaaS, Cloud Services, Healthcare and Manufacturing.
Her expertise in architecting highly effective organizations is highlighted by her work leading the go-to-market integration for Dell and EMC, the largest IT merger in history. During her tenure at Dell EMC, which spanned from 2000 to 2016, she held various leadership roles including leading Global Inside Sales, Strategic Sales Alliances, SMB Sales, National Channel Sales and Global Field Marketing.
In addition to her career experience, Ms. Connly is a former board member of the American Association of Inside Sales Professionals and Old Sturbridge Village. She is also the former chairwoman of the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce’s Women’s Advisory Board. Ms. Connly has been recognized by the industry and business community for her professional contributions, including the Boston Chamber of Commerce Pinnacle Award for "Achievement in Management," VAR Business magazine’s top "50 Most Powerful Women in Technology" and by CRN magazine's "Top 100 Unsung Heroes." Ms. Connly holds a B.S. in Business and Finance from St. Anselm College
Charles Kane has served on our Board since July 2011. Since November 2006, Mr. Kane has served as a director of One Laptop Per Child, a non-profit organization that provides computing and internet access for students in the developing world, for which he also served as president and chief operating officer from March 2008 to July 2009. From July 2007 to March 2008, Mr. Kane served as executive vice president and chief administrative officer of Global BPO Services Corp., a special purpose acquisition corporation, and from August 2007 to March 2008, as chief financial officer of Global BPO. From May 2006 to October 2006, he served as chief financial officer of RSA Security Inc., a provider of e-security solutions. From July 2003 to May 2006, Mr. Kane served as chief financial officer of Aspen Technology, Inc., a provider of supply chain management software and professional services.
Earlier in his career, Mr. Kane served as president and chief executive officer of Corechange, Inc., an enterprise software company, and as chief financial officer of Informix Software, Inc., a provider of database management systems. Mr. Kane also held financial positions with Stratus Computer, Inc., Prime Computer Inc. and Deloitte & Touche LLP. Since November 2006, Mr. Kane has served as a member of the board of directors and as chairman of the audit committee of Progress Software Corporation (NASDAQ: PRGS), a publicly traded provider of infrastructure software. Since May 2010, he has served as a member of the board of directors and as chairman of the audit committee of Demandware, Inc., a provider of e-commerce solutions, and since November 2011 he has served as a member of the board of directors and as chairman of the audit committee of RealPages, Inc. (NASDAQ: RP), a publicly traded provider of software solutions for the rental housing industry.
Since October 2012 Mr. Kane has served as a member of the board of directors and as chairman of the audit committee of PhotoBox LTD, an online digital photo service provider. Mr. Kane holds a B.B.A. in Accounting from the University of Notre Dame, an M.B.A. in International Finance from Babson College, and is senior lecturer of International Finance at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Sloan School of Management.
Todd Krasnow has served on our board since September 2005 and as our lead independent director since April 2011. Mr. Krasnow has served as the president of Cobbs Capital, Inc., a private consulting company, since January 2005, and as marketing domain expert with Highland Consumer Fund, a venture capital firm, since June 2007. Previously, Mr. Krasnow was the chairman of Zoots, Inc., a dry cleaning company from June 2003 to January 2008 and chief executive officer of Zoots, Inc. from February 1998 to June 2003.
He served as the executive vice president of sales and marketing of Staples, Inc. from May 1993 to January 1998 and in other sales and marketing positions for Staples, Inc. from March 1986 to May 1993. Mr. Krasnow is a director of Tile Shop Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTS), a publicly traded retailer of tile and stone, and is chairman of the Tile Shop Holdings’ compensation committee. Mr. Krasnow is also a director of Ecentria, a privately held online marketer of optical, outdoor, and camping gear, and Bakkavor, a UK-based, privately owned, maker of fresh prepared meals. Mr. Krasnow holds an M.B.A. from the Harvard University Graduate School of Business and an A.B. in Chemistry from Cornell University.
Stephen Munford has served on our board since January 2014 and as chairman of the board since March 2016. From May 2005 to September 2012, Mr. Munford served as chief executive officer of Sophos Group plc. (LSE: SOPH) a developer and vendor of security software and, from September 2012 to February 2019, Mr. Munford served on Sophos' board of directors.
Mr. Munford also serves on the board of directors of Elastic Path Software Inc., a developer and vendor of e-commerce software; Quick Mobile, a provider of mobile solutions for events; Alertlogic, a leader in security and compliance solutions for the cloud; Teradici Corporation, a secure virtual workspace leader; and Utimaco., a provider of hardware security solutions. Mr. Munford holds a B.A. in Economics from the University of Western Ontario and an M.B.A. from Queen's University.