Mr. Beattie joined our Board in July 2016. He was recently an Executive Advisor of Synopsys, Inc. (NASDAQ:SNPS) from May 2017 until Dec 2017, having previously served as Executive Vice President, Business Operations, and Chief Administrative Officer from December 2014 to May 2017, and Chief Financial Officer from January 2006 to December 2014. Prior to joining Synopsys, Mr. Beattie was Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President of Finance and Administration at SupportSoft for 6 years. He was instrumental in growing the business and helped lead the company from the start-up phase through its successful IPO in 2000. Mr. Beattie began his career at Nortel Networks where over a 19 year period he took on increasing corporate, financial and operational responsibilities, and rose to become the finance executive responsible for the company's merger and acquisition strategy. He earned both his Bachelor of Commerce degree and MBA in International Finance and Management from Concordia University in Montreal, Canada.