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This excerpt taken from the SABA DEF 14A filed Sep 28, 2009.

Executive Officers

 

The following table sets forth certain information with respect to our executive officers as of September 15, 2009:

 

Name

   Age   

Position

Bobby Yazdani

   46    Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board

William Slater

   58    Chief Financial Officer

Jeff Carr

   50    President of Global Field Operations

Andrew Salzman

   55    Chief Marketing Officer

Peter E. Williams III

   48    Executive Vice President, Corporate Development and Secretary

 

Bobby Yazdani founded Saba, has been a Director of Saba since our inception in April 1997 and has served as Saba’s Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer since September 2003. From February 2003 through September 2003, Mr. Yazdani served as Saba’s President and Chief Operating Officer. From April 1997 until February 2003, Mr. Yazdani served as Saba’s Chairman of the Board and from April 1997 until March 2002, Mr. Yazdani served as Chief Executive Officer. From 1988 until founding Saba, Mr. Yazdani served in various positions at Oracle Corporation, most recently as Senior Director. Mr. Yazdani holds a B.A. from the University of California, Berkeley.

 

William Slater has served as our Chief Financial Officer since December 2008. From August 2000 to September 2008, Mr. Slater served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at Symmetricom, a provider of precise time and frequency technology. From August 1991 to November 1999, Mr. Slater served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at Computer Curriculum Corporation, an educational publisher and division of Viacom. Mr. Slater has also served as Vice President, Financial Planning, at Simon & Schuster and Vice President and Controller, Professional Products Group, for Revlon. Mr. Slater holds a BA from Queens College, City University of New York.

 

Jeff Carr has served as our President of Global Field Operations since April 2009. Prior to joining us, Mr. Carr served as an executive officer of Taleo Corporation, a provider of on-demand talent management solutions, as Executive Vice President, Global Alliances and Americas Sales from June 2006 to December 2008, as Executive Vice President, Global Marketing and Americas Sales from May 2005 to May 2006, and as Executive Vice President, Global Marketing and Chief Strategy Officer from November 2004 to April 2005. From August 2001 to December 2003, Mr. Carr served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Motiva, Inc., a software vendor. From March 2000 to July 2001, Mr. Carr served as President of RightWorks Corporation, a business applications provider. Prior to RightWorks, Mr. Carr served in a variety of positions at PeopleSoft, Inc., an enterprise software company, from January 1991 to January 2000, most recently as Executive Vice President, Worldwide Marketing, Strategy and Emerging Markets. Mr. Carr holds a bachelor’s degree in business from Miami University (Ohio).

 

Andrew Salzman has served as our Chief Marketing Officer since September 2009. From April 2008 to July 2009, Mr. Salzman served as Chief Marketing Officer at E2open. From June 2006 to March 2008, Mr. Salzman served as Chief Marketing Officer at Information Resources (IRI). Prior to IRI, Mr Salzman served as VP Corporate Marketing at Siebel Systems from October 1999 through January 2006 when the company was sold to Oracle. Mr. Salzman served as VP Corporate Marketing at Compaq Computer from March 1997 through September 1999, and in the same role at Kodak from September 1994 through February 1997. From 1980 through 1994, Mr Salzman served as Managing Director at global advertising agencies DMB&B and McCann-Erickson in the United States, Europe, and Asia. He holds a B.A. from the University of California at Berkeley.

 

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Peter E. Williams III has served as our Executive Vice President, Corporate Development since July 2007 and has served as our Secretary since our inception in April 1997. Mr. Williams served as our Chief Financial Officer from March 2004 to July 2007, and our Vice President, Corporate Development and General Counsel from October 1999 through March 2004. Mr. Williams was a partner at Morrison & Forester LLP, an international law firm, from January 1995 until March 2000. Mr. Williams holds B.A. degrees from the University of California, Los Angeles and a J.D. from Santa Clara University.

 

This excerpt taken from the SABA DEF 14A filed Sep 26, 2008.

Executive Officers

 

The following table sets forth certain information with respect to our executive officers as of September 30, 2008:

 

Name

   Age   

Position

Bobby Yazdani

   45    Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board

Carol Rice-Murphy

   56    Interim Chief Financial Officer

Peter E. Williams III

   47    Executive Vice President, Corporate Development and Secretary

 

Bobby Yazdani founded Saba, has been a Director of Saba since our inception in April 1997 and has served as Saba’s Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer since September 2003. From February 2003 through September 2003, Mr. Yazdani served as Saba’s President and Chief Operating Officer. From April 1997 until February 2003, Mr. Yazdani served as Saba’s Chairman of the Board and from April 1997 until March 2002, Mr. Yazdani served as Chief Executive Officer. From 1988 until founding Saba, Mr. Yazdani served in various positions at Oracle, most recently as Senior Director. Mr. Yazdani holds a B.A. from the University of California, Berkeley.

 

Carol Rice-Murphy has served as our Interim Chief Financial Officer since June 2008. She served as Vice President of Finance for Saba from August 2007 through May 2008. From February 2000 to August 2007, Ms. Rice-Murphy served in numerous finance positions, including Vice President of Finance and interim Chief Financial Officer, at @Road, Inc., a provider of solutions designed to automate the management of mobile resources. From 1998 to February 2000, Ms. Rice-Murphy served as Corporate Controller at eFax.com, formerly JetFax, Inc., and prior to that, she held various controller and management positions at Varian Associates, including her last assignment as controller for their world-wide semiconductor equipment service business. Rice-Murphy holds a BA from the University of California, Santa Cruz.

 

Peter E. Williams III has served as our Executive Vice President, Corporate Development since July 2007 and has served as our Secretary since our inception in April 1997. Mr. Williams served as our Chief Financial Officer from March 2004 to July 2007, and our Vice President, Corporate Development and General Counsel from October 1999 through March 2004. Mr. Williams was a partner at Morrison & Forester LLP, an international law firm, from January 1995 until March 2000. Mr. Williams holds B.A. degrees from the University of California, Los Angeles and a J.D. from Santa Clara University.

 

This excerpt taken from the SABA DEF 14A filed Sep 28, 2007.

Executive Officers

 

The following table sets forth certain information with respect to our executive officers as of September 28, 2007:

 

Name

   Age   

Position

Bobby Yazdani

   44    Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board

Michael J. Martini

   57    Chief Financial Officer

Peter E. Williams III

   46    Executive Vice President, Corporate Development and Secretary

 

Bobby Yazdani founded Saba, has been a Director of Saba since our inception in April 1997 and has served as Saba’s Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer since September 2003. From February 2003 through September 2003, Mr. Yazdani served as Saba’s President and Chief Operating Officer. From April 1997 until February 2003, Mr. Yazdani served as Saba’s Chairman of the Board and from April 1997 until March 2002, Mr. Yazdani served as Chief Executive Officer. From 1988 until founding Saba, Mr. Yazdani served in various positions at Oracle, most recently as Senior Director. Mr. Yazdani holds a B.A. from the University of California, Berkeley.

 

Michael J. Martini has served as our Chief Financial Officer since July 2007. From June 2005 to February 2007, Mr. Martini served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of @Road, Inc., a software as a service provider of solutions designed to automate the management of mobile resources. Prior to joining @Road, Inc., Mr. Martini served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of SPL WorldGroup B.V., a software development company for the utility and energy industry, from January 2002 to January 2005. Prior to joining SPL WorldGroup B.V., Mr. Martini was the Chief Financial Officer and Vice President of TCI Communications, @Home operations—West Region, a cable TV, broadband data, and telecommunications company, from April 1998 to April 2001. Mr. Martini holds a B.S. degree from California State University, Sacramento, and a M.B.A. from Golden Gate University.

 

Peter E. Williams III has served as our Executive Vice President, Corporate Development since July 2007 and has served as our Secretary since our inception in April 1997. Mr. Williams served as our Chief Financial Officer from March 2004 to July 2007, and our Vice President, Corporate Development and General Counsel from October 1999 through March 2004. Mr. Williams was a partner at Morrison & Foerster LLP, an international law firm, from January 1995 until March 2000. Mr. Williams holds B.A. degrees from the University of California, Los Angeles and a J.D. from Santa Clara University.

 

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