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Karen Blasing

Karen Blasing has served on the Board since June 2015 and chairs our mergers and acquisitions committee. Ms. Blasing served as the chief financial officer of Guidewire Software, Inc. from 2009 to March 2015. Prior to 2009, Ms. Blasing served as the chief financial officer for Force 10 Networks and the Senior Vice President of Finance for salesforce.com, inc. She also served as chief financial officer for Nuance Communications, Inc. and Counterpane Internet Security, Inc., and held senior finance roles for Informix (now IBM Informix) and Oracle Corporation. Ms. Blasing is a member of the board of directors and chair of the audit committee of Zscaler, Inc., which became a publicly traded company in March 2018. Ms. Blasing is also a member of the board of directors and the audit committee of Autodesk, Inc., a publicly traded company. In addition, Ms. Blasing serves on the board of directors of certain private companies including LogRhythm, Inc. Ms. Blasing holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration from the University of Montana and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Washington. The Board has concluded that Ms. Blasing should serve on the Board based on her financial leadership and experience at numerous SaaS and enterprise software companies.
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