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Joseph L. Cowan

Joe Cowan served from October 2013 to October 2017 as the president, chief executive officer, and as a director of, Epicor Software Corporation, a privately held provider of industry-specific enterprise software. Prior to joining Epicor, he was president of DataDirect Networks, Inc., a privately held data storage infrastructure provider, from June 2013 until October 2013. He served as president, chief executive officer and a director of Online Resources Corporation, a publicly held provider of internet and electronic finance services, from 2010 until its acquisition by ACI Worldwide in March 2013. From 2009 to 2010, Mr. Cowan served as a consultant with Vector Capital, a venture capital investment firm. He served as chief executive officer and a member of the board of directors of Interwoven Inc., a publicly held provider of enterprise content management software, from 2007 until its acquisition by Autonomy, Inc. in 2009. Prior to that, Mr. Cowan served in a variety of other executive management positions with companies including Manugistics Group, Inc., EXE Technologies, Inc., Invensys Automation & Information Systems, Wonderware, Texas Instruments, Eurotherm Corp. (now part of Invensys), Monsanto, and Honeywell Information Systems. Mr. Cowan currently serves as a director of Nice Systems, a publicly held provider of internet-based data solutions. He previously served as a director of Blackboard Inc., then a publicly held software company, from 2007 to 2011. Mr. Cowan received a B.S. degree in electrical engineering from Auburn University and an M.S. degree in engineering from Arizona State University.
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