Board of Directors
Don Joos was appointed CEO in August 2013. He has a proven track record of building and transforming businesses through innovative growth plays, and brings a wealth of strategy, operations and execution experience to ShoreTel. Joos joined ShoreTel in April 2011 as vice president of global services, and later served as senior vice president of business operations overseeing company operations through the direct management of engineering/R&D, product management, global support and services, IT, quality and operations. Prior to joining ShoreTel, Joos spent nine years as a company vice president at Avaya. Joos applied his business entrepreneurial capabilities helping to build an e-commerce start-up and has held service and operational roles at Williams Communication Solutions, Nortel Communication Solutions and Marshalls Inc. He holds a bachelor’s degree in sports management from Springfield College in Massachusetts.
Mark Bregman has served as a director of ShoreTel since May 2007. In September 2015, Mr. Bregman was appointed Chief Technology Officer of NetApp, Inc. Dr. Bregman has served as Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer of NeuStar, Inc., a provider of network addressing, routing and policy management, since August 2011. Dr. Bregman previously served as Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer of Symantec Corporation, an infrastructure software company, since it acquired VERITAS Software Corporation, a provider of software and services to enable storage and backup, from July 2005 to July 2011. Prior to the acquisition of VERITAS Software, Dr. Bregman served as that company’s Executive Vice President, Chief Technology Officer and Acting Manager of the Application and Service Management Group from September 2004 to July 2005, and as its Executive Vice President, Product Operations from February 2002 to September 2004. From August 2000 to October 2001, Dr. Bregman served as the Chief Executive Officer of AirMedia, Inc., a wireless Internet company. Prior to joining AirMedia, Dr. Bregman served a 16-year career with International Business Machines Corporation, most recently as General Manager of IBM’s RS/6000 and pervasive computing divisions from 1995 to August 2000. Dr. Bregman holds a B.S. in physics from Harvard College and a Ph.D. in physics from Columbia University.
Kenneth Denman has served as a director of ShoreTel since May 2007. He served as Chief Executive Officer of Emotient, Inc., a leader in the facial expression measurement and sentiment analysis space, leveraging machine/deep learning technology, from October 2012 through March 2016, when the company was acquired by Apple Inc. Mr. Denman has also served as Edward V. Fritzky Endowed Visiting Chair in Leadership at the University of Washington’s Michael G. Foster School of Business since September 2012. Mr. Denman served as Chief Executive Officer and a director of Openwave Systems, Inc. from November 2008 to September 2011. Prior to Openwave, Mr. Denman served as Chairman of iPass, Inc. a platform-based enterprise mobility services company since January 2003, as director since December 2001 and as President and Chief Executive Officer since October 2001. From January 2000 to March 2001, Mr. Denman served as Founder, President and Chief Executive Officer of AuraServ Communications Inc., a managed service provider of broadband voice and data applications. From August 1998 to May 2000, Mr. Denman served as Senior Vice President, National Markets Group of MediaOne, Inc., a broadband cable and communications company. From June 1996 to August 1998, Mr. Denman served as Chief Operating Officer, Wireless, at MediaOne International, a broadband and wireless company. Mr. Denman is a member of the Board of Directors of United Online, Inc. Mr. Denman holds a B.S. in accounting from Central Washington University and an M.B.A. in finance and international business from the University of Washington. Mr. Denman is a member of the Advisory Board at the University of Washington’s Michael G. Foster School of Business. He is also a board member of the University of Washington Foundation.
Chuck Kissner has served as a director of ShoreTel since April 2006, served as ShoreTel’s lead independent director from April 2007 to July 2010, and has served as Chairperson of the Board since April 2013. In addition, Mr. Kissner served on the board of directors of Aviat Networks, Inc., a provider of wireless transmission systems, since June 2010. Mr. Kissner was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Aviat Networks from June 2010 until July 2011. Mr. Kissner previously served as Chairman of Stratex Networks from July 1995 to January 2007, and as its President and Chief Executive Officer from July 1995 to May 2000, as well as from October 2001 to May 2006. Prior to joining Stratex Networks, Mr. Kissner served as Vice President and General Manager of M/A-Com, Inc., a manufacturer of radio and microwave communications products, as Executive Vice President of Fujitsu Network Switching of America, Inc., a telecommunications switching manufacturer, and as President and Chief Executive Officer of Aristacom International, Inc., a provider of computer/telephony integration solutions. Mr. Kissner also previously held several executive positions at AT&T (now Alcatel-Lucent) for over thirteen years. Mr. Kissner currently serves on the Boards of Directors of Rambus Inc., a technology development and licensing company and KQED Public Media, the largest public broadcaster in the U.S. Mr. Kissner holds a B.S. from California State Polytechnic University and an M.B.A. from Santa Clara University.
Shane Robison has served as a director of ShoreTel since February 2015. He served as the Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of Fusion-io, Inc. from May 2013 to July 2014, where he also served as a director from December 2011 to July 2014. Prior to that, he served as Executive Vice President, Chief Technology Officer and Chief Strategy Officer for Hewlett-Packard Company. Mr. Robison has also held senior executive leadership positions in product development and business management with AT&T Labs, Cadence Design Systems, Inc. and Apple Inc. Mr. Robison holds a B.S. and M.S. in computer science from the University of Utah.
Constance Skidmore CPA
Connie Skidmore has served as a director of ShoreTel since January 2014. Ms. Skidmore retired from PricewaterhouseCoopers in 2009, after serving for more than two decades as a partner, including a term on its governing board. Ms. Skidmore serves on the board, audit committee and governance committee of Comfort Systems USA. Ms. Skidmore also serves on the audit committee of BayCare Health System and on the boards of several other privately-held and non-profit companies: Ivis Technologies, The V Foundation for Cancer Research, Viz Kinect, and Mahoot, Inc. Ms. Skidmore holds a B.S. in psychology from Florida State University, and a M.S. in taxation from Golden Gate University.
Edward Thompson has served as a director of ShoreTel since January 2006. Mr. Thompson has served as a senior advisor to Fujitsu Limited and as a director of several Fujitsu subsidiaries or portfolio companies from 1995 to 2011. From 1976 to 1994, Mr. Thompson held a series of management positions with Amdahl Corporation including Chief Financial Officer and Secretary from August 1983 to June 1994, and Chief Executive Officer of Amdahl Capital Corporation from October 1985 to June 1994. Mr. Thompson is a member of the Board of Directors and Chairman of the Audit Committee of ReachLocal, Inc. He is also a member of the Advisory Board of Santa Clara University’s Leavey School of Business. Mr. Thompson holds a B.S. in aeronautical engineering from the University of Illinois, and an M.B.A. with an emphasis in operations research from Santa Clara University.
Josef Vejvoda has served as a member of our board of directors since October 2015. Mr. Vejvoda has served as a portfolio manager at K2 & Associates Investment Management Inc., a multi-strategy investment firm, since August 2013. Mr. Vejvoda has also served as the President of Jove Capital Inc., a boutique financial services firm, since October 2004. Mr. Vejvoda served as the Managing Director, Corporate Finance, and as a Director of MGI Securities Inc., a Canadian investment dealer, from January 2007 to September 2010. Mr. Vejvoda was an Investment Banker with Loewen, Ondaatje, McCutcheon & Company, an exempt market dealer, from October 2003 to September 2004. Prior to this, Mr. Vejvoda held senior roles and other positions at a number of Canada’s largest financial institutions, including Merrill Lynch Canada, Bank of Montreal, National Bank Financial and TD Securities. Mr. Vejvoda is a member of the board of directors of Absolute Software Corporation and Dominion Diamond Corporation. Additionally, Mr. Vejvoda served as a member of the board of directors of PNI Digital Media Inc., an Internet infrastructure company providing web based applications for the photography industry, from March 2013 to July 2014. Mr. Vejvoda graduated from Queen’s University with a bachelor degree in computer science and is a registered portfolio manager with the Ontario Securities Commission. Mr. Vejvoda has also earned the Chartered Investment Manager (CIM®) designation from the Canadian Securities Institute and is a graduate of the Institute of Corporate Directors having achieved the ICD.D designation.