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This excerpt taken from the RNOW DEF 14A filed Apr 21, 2009.

Executive Officers

        The names of our executive officers, their ages and positions as of March 31, 2008, and biographical information about them, are as follows:

Name
  Age   Position

Greg R. Gianforte

    47   Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President

Marcus A. Bragg

    34   Vice President and General Manager Americas

Joseph Brown

    59   Vice President and General Manager EMEA

Susan J. Carstensen

    46   Chief Operating Officer, Vice President and Assistant Secretary

Steven D. Daines

    46   Vice President and General Manager Asia Pacific

Jeffrey C. Davison

    44   Chief Financial Officer, Vice President and Treasurer

Jason Mittelstaedt

    33   Chief Marketing Officer and Vice President of Marketing

Michael A. Myer

    42   Chief Technology Officer and Vice President of Development

Alan A. Rassaby

    53   Vice President of Legal and Risk Management, General Counsel and Secretary

        The following is a brief description of the capacities in which each of our executive officers who is not also a director has served, and other biographical information. The biography of Mr. Gianforte appears earlier in this proxy statement under "Proposal One: Election of Directors—Continuing Directors for Term Ending Upon the 2010 Annual Meeting of Stockholders."

        Marcus A. Bragg, 34, has been our Vice President and General Manager of Americas since September 2008. Mr. Bragg joined us in 1998 as our very first employee. He has held several positions during his tenure, including customer support and solutions consulting, director of international technical operations, managing director of our United Kingdom office and, most recently, regional vice president of sales for our North American Western region. Mr. Bragg holds a B.A. degree in management and information systems from Trinity College and University and also attended Montana State University where he studied computer science, industrial and management engineering and business administration.

        Joseph Brown, 59, has been our Vice President and General Manager of Europe, Middle East and Africa since January 2007. Mr. Brown joined us in 2005 as Vice President of Voice Solutions. Prior to that time he was Chief Executive Officer and General Manager at Edify Corporation, a multi-channel contact center software company that delivered voice recognition and contact center software integrating e-mail, web, fax, voice, and other communications channels. From May 1998 through February 2003, Mr. Brown was a Senior Vice President of Worldwide Field Operations at Auspex Systems, Inc., a company that developed, manufactured, sold and supported a line of high-performance UNIX/ Windows NT multi-protocol network file and data servers. From January 1994 to February 1998 he was a Vice President of Marketing for Unisys Corporation's UNIX Systems Division, a worldwide information technology consulting services and solutions company. Mr. Brown has over 25 years of technology industry experience in sales and marketing organizations. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Witwatersrand and an M.B.L. in general management from the University of South Africa.

        Susan J. Carstensen, 46, has been our Chief Operating Officer and Vice President since January 2008. Prior to that time, Ms. Carstensen served as our Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer since October 1999 and has been our Assistant Secretary since October 2003. She served as one of our directors from October 1999 to April 2000 and as our Secretary from October 1999 to October 2003. From 1995 to October 1999, Ms. Carstensen held various positions in finance and audit at Powerhouse Technologies, Inc., a diversified gaming technology company, including Chief Financial Officer from 1997 until June 1999. Prior to joining Powerhouse, Ms. Carstensen spent three years in financial management for Martin Marietta Astronautics Group, an aerospace and defense contractor, and six

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years before that at Ernst & Young LLP. Ms. Carstensen holds B.S. and B.A. degrees in business and political science from Montana State University.

        Steven D. Daines, 46, has been our Vice President and General Manager of Asia Pacific since June 2007. Since joining us in June 2000, Mr. Daines has served in the positions of Vice President Customer Services and Vice President North America Sales. Prior to joining us, Mr. Daines spent 13 years with The Procter & Gamble Company ("P&G"), a provider of consumer products. He spent seven years with P&G managing U.S. operations, followed by six years based in China, leading their business expansion into greater China. Mr. Daines holds a B.S. degree in Chemical Engineering from Montana State University.

        Jeffrey C. Davison, 44, has been our Chief Financial Officer, Vice President and Treasurer since January 2008. Mr. Davison joined us in November 1999 as Controller. In November 2000 he was appointed to Vice President Sales Operations and served in that role until April 2006 when he was promoted to Vice President Finance and Operations. Mr. Davison was the corporate controller for Powerhouse Technologies, a gaming technology company, from 1998 to 1999 and vice president finance and controller for United Tote Company and the Sunland Racetrack and Casino, both divisions of Powerhouse Technologies from 1995 to 1999. A CPA and graduate of Montana State University, Mr. Davison has previous experience in audit roles with KPMG LLP, an accounting firm, and PacifiCorp, a diversified utility company.

        Jason Mittelstaedt, 33, has been our Vice President of Marketing since January 2006 and our Chief Marketing Officer since March 3, 2008. Mr. Mittelstaedt has held several positions in marketing, including product management and corporate marketing, since joining us in 2000. Prior to 2000, Mr. Mittelstaedt held several positions at Intel Corporation, the world's leading provider of microprocessors, including strategic planning and product marketing. He recently completed Harvard Business School's General Management Program and has received his B.S. in Engineering Physics from Northwest Nazarene University.

        Michael A. Myer, 42, has been our Vice President of Development since August 2000 and Chief Technology Officer since July 2005. Prior to that time he served as our Director of Development from August 1998. From 1987 through August 1998, Mr. Myer held various positions in computer research and product development with AT&T Corp., Lucent Technologies (previously a subsidiary of AT&T Corp.) and Bell Labs Research, all telephony-related companies. Mr. Myer holds M.S. and B.S. degrees in computer science from Rutgers University and an AS degree in computer science from Penn State University.

        Alan A. Rassaby, 53, has been our General Counsel and Secretary since October 2003 and our Vice President of Legal and Risk Management since June 2000. From 1998 to February 2000, Mr. Rassaby was the Senior Vice President, Legal and Administration for Powerhouse Technologies, Inc., a diversified gaming technology company, and Senior Vice President and General Counsel of Anchor Gaming, after Anchor's acquisition of Powerhouse. Prior to joining Powerhouse, Mr. Rassaby was a partner in the Australian law firm of Phillips Fox Lawyers from 1994 to December 1998. Mr. Rassaby holds Arts and Law degrees from the University of New South Wales in Australia and a Master of Laws from the London School of Economics and Political Science of London University. He is a member of the State Bars of Victoria and New South Wales in Australia, and of Oregon in the United States.

        Our executive officers are elected by our board of directors on an annual basis and serve at the discretion of our board of directors until their successors have been duly elected and qualified or until their earlier resignation or removal.

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Executive Compensation

This excerpt taken from the RNOW DEF 14A filed Apr 22, 2008.

Executive Officers

        The names of our executive officers, their ages and positions as of March 31, 2008, and biographical information about them, are as follows:

Name

  Age
  Position
Greg R. Gianforte   46   Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President
Joseph Brown   58   Vice President and General Manager EMEA
Susan J. Carstensen   45   Chief Operating Officer, Vice President and Assistant Secretary
Steven D. Daines   45   Vice President and General Manager Asia Pacific
Jeffrey C. Davison   43   Chief Financial Officer, Vice President and Treasurer
Jason Mittelstaedt   32   Chief Marketing Officer and Vice President of Marketing
Michael A. Myer   41   Chief Technology Officer and Vice President of Development
Alan A. Rassaby   52   Vice President of Legal and Risk Management, General Counsel and Secretary
Michael A. Saracini   43   Vice President and General Manager Americas

        The following is a brief description of the capacities in which each of our executive officers who is not also a director has served, and other biographical information. The biography of Mr. Gianforte appears earlier in this proxy statement under "Proposal One: Election of Directors—Continuing Directors for Term Ending Upon the 2010 Annual Meeting of Stockholders."

        Joseph Brown, 58, has been our Vice President and General Manager of Europe, Middle East and Africa since June 2007. Mr. Brown joined us in 2005 as Vice President of Voice Solutions. Prior to that time he was Chief Executive Officer and General Manager at Edify Corporation, a multi-channel contact center software company that delivered voice recognition and contact center software integrating e-mail, web, fax, voice, and other communications channels from May 1998 through February 2003, a Senior Vice President of Worldwide Field Operations at Auspex Systems, Inc., a company that developed, manufactured, sold and supported a line of high-performance UNIX/ Windows NT multi-protocol network file and data servers from January 1994 to February 1998 and Vice President of Marketing for Unisys Corporation's UNIX Systems Division, a worldwide information technology consulting services and solutions company. Mr. Brown has over 25 years of technology industry experience in sales and marketing organizations. Mr. Brown holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Witwatersrand and an M.B.L. in general management from the University of South Africa.

        Susan J. Carstensen, 45, has been our Chief Operating Officer and Vice President since January 2008. Prior to that time, Ms. Carstensen served as our Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer since October 1999 and has been our Assistant Secretary since October 2003. She served as one of our directors from October 1999 to April 2000 and as our Secretary from October 1999 to October 2003. From 1995 to October 1999, Ms. Carstensen held various positions in finance and audit at Powerhouse Technologies, Inc., a diversified gaming technology company, including Chief Financial Officer from 1997 until June 1999. Prior to joining Powerhouse, Ms. Carstensen spent three years in financial management for Martin Marietta Astronautics Group, an aerospace and defense contractor, and six years before that at Ernst & Young LLP. Ms. Carstensen holds B.S. and B.A. degrees in business and political science from Montana State University.

        Steven D. Daines, 45, has been our Vice President and General Manager of Asia Pacific since June 2007. Since joining us in June 2000, Mr. Daines has served in the positions of Vice President Customer Services and Vice President North America sales. Prior to joining us, Mr. Daines spent 13 years with The Procter & Gamble Company ("P&G"), a provider of consumer products. He spent seven years with P&G managing U.S. operations, followed by six years based in China, leading their business

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expansion into greater China. Mr. Daines holds a B.S. degree in Chemical Engineering from Montana State University.

        Jeffrey C. Davison, 43, has been our Chief Financial Officer, Vice President and Treasurer since January 2008. Mr. Davison joined us in November 1999 as Controller. In November 2000 he was promoted to Vice President Sales Operations and served in that role until April 2006 when he was promoted to Vice President Finance and Operations. Mr. Davison was the corporate controller for Powerhouse Technologies, a gaming technology company, from 1998 to 1999 and vice president finance and controller for United Tote Company and the Sunland Racetrack and Casino, both divisions of Powerhouse Technologies from 1995 to 1999. A CPA and graduate of Montana State University, Mr. Davison has previous experience in audit roles with KPMG LLP, an accounting firm, and PacifiCorp, a diversified utility company.

        Jason Mittelstaedt, 32, has been our Vice President of Marketing since January 2006 and our Chief Marketing Officer since March 3, 2008. Mr. Mittelstaedt has held several positions in marketing, including product management and corporate marketing, since joining us in 2000. Prior to 2000, Mr. Mittelstaedt held several positions at Intel Corporation, the world's leading provider of microprocessors, including strategic planning and product marketing. He recently completed Harvard Business School's General Management Program and has received his B.S. in Engineering Physics from Northwest Nazarene University.

        Michael A. Myer, 41, has been our Vice President of Development since August 2000 and Chief Technology Officer since July 2005. Prior to that time he served as our Director of Development from August 1998. From 1987 through August 1998, Mr. Myer held various positions in computer research and product development with AT&T Corp., Lucent Technologies (previously a subsidiary of AT&T Corp.) and Bell Labs Research, all telephony-related companies. Mr. Myer holds M.S. and B.S. degrees in computer science from Rutgers University and an AS degree in computer science from Penn State University.

        Alan A. Rassaby, 52, has been our General Counsel and Secretary since October 2003 and our Vice President of Legal and Risk Management since June 2000. From 1998 to February 2000, Mr. Rassaby was the Senior Vice President, Legal and Administration for Powerhouse Technologies, Inc., a diversified gaming technology company, and Senior Vice President and General Counsel of Anchor Gaming, after Anchor's acquisition of Powerhouse. Prior to joining Powerhouse, Mr. Rassaby was a partner in the Australian law firm of Phillips Fox Lawyers from 1994 to December 1998. Mr. Rassaby holds Arts and Law degrees from the University of New South Wales in Australia and a Master of Laws from the London School of Economics and Political Science of London University. He is a member of the State Bars of Victoria and New South Wales in Australia, and of Oregon in the United States.

        Michael A. Saracini, 43, has been our Vice President and General Manager of Americas since June 2007. Mr. Saracini joined us in 2005 as our Vice President of North American Sales. From 2003 to 2005 Mr. Saracini served in sales management roles with Siebel Systems, a software and technology company. From 1997 to 2003 he served as a senior vice president and group general manager with Computer Associates, also a software and technology company. Mr. Saracini attended the University of Texas where he studied Business Administration with an emphasis on finance.

        Our executive officers are elected by our board of directors on an annual basis and serve at the discretion of our board of directors until their successors have been duly elected and qualified or until their earlier resignation or removal.

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Executive Compensation

This excerpt taken from the RNOW DEF 14A filed Apr 27, 2007.

Executive Officers

The names of our executive officers, their ages and positions as of April 20, 2007, and biographical information about them, are as follows:

Name

 

 

 

Age

 

Position

Greg R. Gianforte

 

46

 

Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President

Susan J. Carstensen

 

45

 

Chief Financial Officer, Vice President, Treasurer and Assistant Secretary

Michael A. Myer

 

40

 

Chief Technology Officer and Vice President of Development

Alan A. Rassaby

 

51

 

Vice President of Legal and Risk Management, General Counsel and Secretary

 

The following is a brief description of the capacities in which each of our executive officers who is not also a director has served, and other biographical information. The biography of Mr. Gianforte appears earlier in this proxy statement under “Proposal One: Election of Directors.”

Susan J. Carstensen, 45, has been our Chief Financial Officer, Vice President and Treasurer since October 1999 and our Assistant Secretary since October 2003. She served as one of our directors from October 1999 to April 2000 and as our Secretary from October 1999 to October 2003. From 1995 to October 1999, Ms. Carstensen held various positions in finance and audit at Powerhouse Technologies, Inc., a diversified gaming technology company, including Chief Financial Officer from 1997 until June 1999. Prior to joining Powerhouse, Ms. Carstensen spent three years in financial management for Martin Marietta Astronautics Group, an aerospace and defense contractor, and six years before that at Ernst & Young LLP. Ms. Carstensen holds B.S. and B.A. degrees in business and political science from Montana State University.

Michael A. Myer, 40, has been our Vice President of Development since August 2000 and Chief Technology Officer since July 2005. Prior to that time he served as our Director of Development from August 1998. From 1987 through August 1998, Mr. Myer held various positions in computer research and product development with AT&T Corp., Lucent Technologies (previously a subsidiary of AT&T Corp.) and Bell Labs Research, all telephony-related companies. Mr. Myer holds MS and BS degrees in computer science from Rutgers University and an AS degree in computer science from Penn State University.

Alan A. Rassaby, 51, has been our General Counsel and Secretary since October 2003 and our Vice President of Legal and Risk Management since June 2000. From 1998 to February 2000, Mr. Rassaby was the Senior Vice President, Legal and Administration for Powerhouse Technologies, Inc., a diversified gaming technology company, and Senior Vice President and General Counsel of Anchor Gaming, after Anchor’s acquisition of Powerhouse. Prior to joining Powerhouse, Mr. Rassaby was a partner in the Australian law firm of Phillips Fox Lawyers from 1994 to December 1998. Mr. Rassaby holds Arts and Law degrees from the University of New South Wales in Australia and a Master of Laws from the London School of Economics and Political Science of London University. He is a member of the State Bars of Victoria and New South Wales in Australia, and of Oregon in the United States.

Our executive officers are elected by our board of directors on an annual basis and serve at the discretion of our board of directors until their successors have been duly elected and qualified or until their earlier resignation or removal.

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