Paul A. Maeder has served as a member of our board of directors since September 2015 and previously from 2006 to 2011. Mr. Maeder serves as a General Partner and Founder of Highland Capital Partners LLC, or Highland, a venture capital firm, where he has been since 1988. Before co-founding Highland, Mr. Maeder spent three years in venture capital concentrating on software investments. He also held engineering and management positions for six years in medical technology companies.
He currently serves on the boards of numerous private companies and is currently a director and the chairman of the board of directors of 2U, Inc. Mr. Maeder holds a B.S.E. from Princeton University, a M.S.E. from Stanford University and a M.B.A. from Harvard Business School. We believe that Mr. Maeder’s experience investing in the software industry and his experience serving as a board member for numerous early-stage companies through his venture capital career provide him with the qualifications and skills to serve as a member of our board of directors.