Board of Directors
PETER A. ALTABEF
Mr. Altabef is Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer of Unisys. He also served as President of the Company from September 2015 to March 2020. Prior to joining Unisys in 2015, Mr. Altabef was the President and Chief Executive Officer, and a member of the Board of Directors, of MICROS Systems, Inc. from 2013 until 2014, when MICROS Systems, Inc. was acquired by Oracle Corporation. He previously served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Perot Systems Corporation from 2004 until 2009, when Perot Systems was acquired by Dell, Inc. Thereafter, Mr. Altabef served as President of Dell Services (a unit of Dell Inc.) until his departure in 2011. Mr. Altabef also serves on the President’s National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee (NSTAC), including as co-chair of the Cybersecurity Moonshot subcommittee, the boards of directors of NiSource Inc., and Petrus Trust Company, LTA, the board of the EastWest Institute, and the board of advisors of Merit Energy Company, LLC. He previously served as Senior Advisor to 2M Companies, Inc. in 2012, and served as a director of Belo Corporation from 2011 through 2013. Mr. Altabef has served as a director of Unisys since 2015. He is the 2019 recipient of the
Federal Computer Week Eagle Award for Industry.
Mr. Altabef has more than 20 years of senior leadership experience in the information technology industry and, having led both Perot Systems Corporation and MICROS Systems, Inc., has a proven ability to drive revenue growth and achieve strong financial performance. As a result, Mr. Altabef has the leadership skills and experience to serve as a director and as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Company.
JARED L. COHON
Dr. Cohon is President Emeritus and University Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Engineering and Public Policy at Carnegie Mellon University. He served as President of Carnegie Mellon from 1997 until 2013. During this period, he led the university’s global expansion while enhancing programs in information technology, diversity, international education, economic development and other areas. Prior to joining Carnegie Mellon, Dr. Cohon served as Dean of the School of Forestry and Environmental Studies at Yale University. Before that, he was an associate dean of engineering and vice provost for research at Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Cohon currently serves as a director of Ingersoll-Rand, plc. From 1999 to 2008, he served as a director of Trane, Inc. (formerly American Standard Companies, Inc.) and from 2010 to 2016, he served as director of Lexmark International, Inc. He has served as a director of Unisys since 2013 and is a member of the Compensation and Nominating and Corporate Governance Committees.
Dr. Cohon brings to the Board both the management expertise and the unique perspective on technological matters gained from serving as the president of a global research university known for its leadership in technology programs. This, combined with his distinguished academic career, his international experience and the experience he has gained from serving as a director of multiple publicly traded companies make him a valued contributor to our Board.
NATHANIEL A. DAVIS
Mr. Davis is Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of K12 Inc., a provider of proprietary curricula and on-line education programs for students in kindergarten through high school. He has been a member of the board of directors of K12 since 2009, has been its Chairman of the Board since 2012 and was named its Chief Executive Office in February 2018, a position he previously held from 2014 to 2016. He has served as K12’s Executive Chairman since 2013. Mr. Davis worked as Managing Director of the RANND Advisory Group, a business consulting group that advises software, technology, media and venture capital firms before assuming the role of Chairman of K12 in 2013. From 2007 to 2008, he was President and Chief Executive Officer of XM Satellite Radio, a provider of direct satellite radio broadcasts in the U.S., and from 2006 to 2007, was its President and Chief Operating Officer. He also was a member of the XM Satellite Radio Board of Directors from 1999 until 2008. From 2000 to 2003, he was President and Chief Operating Officer and a member of the Board of Directors of XO Communications (formerly Nextlink Communications). He has also held senior management roles at Nextel Communications and MCI Communications. He began his career at AT&T. Mr. Davis also serves as a trustee of the RLJ Lodging Trust. Mr. Davis served as a director of Charter Communications, Inc. from 2005 to 2008 and as a director of EarthLink, Inc. in 2011. Mr. Davis has served as a director of Unisys since 2011, has been Lead Director since April 2018.
Mr. Davis brings managerial and operational expertise to our Board. This expertise, as well as his extensive experience in the communications industry, brings a valuable perspective to our Board as Unisys continues its work to strengthen its competitive and financial profile in a changing IT industry.
MATTHEW J. DESCH
Mr. Desch has served as Chief Executive Officer and a director of Iridium Communications Inc., a McLean, Va.-based, global mobile satellite communications company, since 2006. Prior to joining Iridium, Mr. Desch served as Chief Executive Officer of Telcordia Technologies, Inc., a telecommunications software services provider that is now part of Ericsson. Previously, he spent 13 years at Nortel Networks Corporation, including as President of the company’s global wireless networks business. Mr. Desch serves on the President’s National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee (NSTAC). Mr. Desch has served as a director of Unisys since January 2019 and is a member of the Compensation Committee.
Mr. Desch brings to Unisys extensive experience in government and in travel and transportation, which are core focus industries for the company. His experience in transforming Iridium will help Unisys navigate its ongoing transformation. In addition, his expertise with the Internet of Things (IoT) will help Unisys drive its Safe Cities initiative, the focus of which includes supporting governments around the world in protecting the security of IoT-enabled devices.
DENISE K. FLETCHER
Ms. Fletcher is a former Executive Vice President, Finance of Vulcan Inc., an investment and project company, a position she held from 2005 to 2008. From 2004 to 2005, she served as Chief Financial Officer of DaVita, Inc., a provider of dialysis services in the United States. From 2000 to 2003, she was Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of MasterCard International, an international payment solutions company. Before joining MasterCard, she served as Chief Financial Officer of Bowne Inc., a global document management and information services provider. Ms. Fletcher is a director of Inovalon, Inc., a publicly-traded technology company, and a member of the Group Governance Council of Mazars Group, an international organization that specializes in audit, accounting, tax, legal and advisory services. During 2004 and 2005, she served as a director of Sempra Energy and of Orbitz, Inc. She has served as a director of Unisys since 2001, is chair of the Audit and Finance Committee and serves as a member of the Security and Risk Committee.
As an experienced financial and operational leader with companies in a variety of industries, Ms. Fletcher brings a broad understanding of the strategic priorities of diverse industries, coupled with knowledge of financial and tax matters and financial reporting and experience in investments and acquisitions. In addition, Ms. Fletcher’s years at MasterCard and Bowne have given her an understanding of the financial and other aspects of doing business globally, which is particularly important for a company like Unisys, which receives more than half of its revenue from international operations.
Mr. Germond is a Senior Advisor to Barber Hauler Capital Advisers, an independent financial advisory boutique based in Paris, France. From 2014 to 2016, he was the Chairman of the Management Board (the equivalent of chief executive officer) of Europcar Groupe S.A., a publicly-traded European car rental operator with a presence in more than 140 countries and the leading operator in Europe. Before joining Europcar Groupe, Mr. Germond served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Paris Mutuel Urbain from 2009 to 2014, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Atos Origin from 2007 to 2008, a member of the Management Board of Atos Worldline from 2006 to 2008, President and Chief Operating Officer of Alcatel from 2003 to 2005 and Chairman and CEO of SFR (Societe Francaise du Radiotelephone—Cegetel) from 1995 to 2002. Prior to that, Mr. Germond began his career at Hewlett-Packard, where he served for 15 years in various marketing and sales roles of increasing responsibility, ultimately serving in Europe as the Managing Director of the Microcomputer Group and a member of the Management Board. Mr. Germond served as the Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Qosmos, a French software company, until its acquisition in 2016. He has served as a director of Unisys since 2016 and is chair of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee.
As a successful leader in sales, operations and governance, Mr. Germond brings broad executive experience in a number of industries. His experience implementing transformation projects and making companies more digital and customer-oriented is helpful to Unisys as we continue our transformation and bring enhanced value to our clients. In addition, Mr. Germond’s vast global experience is particularly useful for Unisys, a company with about half of its revenue from international operations and approximately 30% of its revenue from Europe.
LISA A. HOOK
Lisa A. Hook most recently served as president and chief executive officer at Neustar, Inc., a Sterling, Va.-based, global information services provider of which she remains a director. Prior to joining Neustar, she served in executive positions at SunRocket, Inc.; AOL, Inc.; Time Warner, Inc.; and Viacom International, Inc. Ms. Hook serves on the President's National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee (NSTAC) as well as on the boards of Fidelity National Information Services, Inc., an international provider of financial technology and outsourcing services, Philip Morris International, an international tobacco company, and Ping Identity, a security software company. She has served as a director of Unisys since February 2019 and is a member of the Audit and Finance and the Security and Risk Committees.
Ms. Hook brings to Unisys more than three decades of management experience in media, entertainment and information businesses. In addition, her experience in leading Neustar and expertise in the field of analytics will help guide Unisys and contribute to its ongoing initiative to embed leading, real-time analytics in its solutions.
DEBORAH LEE JAMES
Ms. James served as the 23rd Secretary of the Air Force from 2013 to 2017. In this role, she was responsible for the affairs of the Department of the Air Force. Prior to serving as Secretary of the Air Force, Ms. James held a variety of increasingly senior positions at Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC), including Senior Vice President and Director of Homeland Security and President of SAIC’s Technical and Engineering Sector. Previously, she was Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at Business Executives for National Security from 2000 to 2001, and Vice President of International Operations and Marketing at United Technologies from 1998 to 2000. Ms. James has also served as the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Reserve Affairs, Assistant to the Secretary for Legislative Affairs and as a professional staff member on the House Armed Services Committee. Ms. James is currently a director of Textron Inc. and MKACyber, Inc. and serves on the board of trustees of Noblis, Inc. She has served as a director of Unisys since 2017 and is a member of the Compensation and Nominating and Corporate Governance Committees.
Ms. James brings more than 30 years of unparalleled senior homeland and national security experience in the federal government and the private sector to Unisys. Her experience leading the U.S. Air Force gives her a valuable perspective regarding cyber, logistics and border security. In addition, Ms. James’ experience in the private sector with the transformative nature of digital products and solutions is an important asset to the Board as Unisys launches its next generation of offerings.
PAUL E. MARTIN
Mr. Martin is the Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer of Baxter International, Inc. He has served as the Chief Information Officer of Baxter since 2011. From 1999 to 2011, Mr. Martin was at Rexam Plc, serving as Global Chief Information Officer from 2004 to 2011 and as Division CIO from 1999 to 2004. Previously, Mr. Martin held management roles at CIT Group Capital Financing, Burlington Northern Santa Fe Corporation, and Frito-Lay, Inc. Mr. Martin has served as a director of Unisys since 2017, is chair of the Security and Risk Committee and a member of the Audit and Finance Committee.
With extensive executive management experience across the entire IT industry, Mr. Martin understands the IT challenges that Unisys customers face. In addition, the Board will greatly benefit from Mr. Martin’s international experience and his deep life sciences and healthcare expertise, a core industry area of focus for the Company.
REGINA M. PAOLILLO
Ms. Paolillo has served as Executive Vice President, Chief Financial & Administrative Officer of TTEC Holdings, Inc. (formerly known as TeleTech Holdings, Inc.), a global customer experience company that designs, builds and operates omnichannel customer experiences on behalf of leading brands across the world, since 2011. Between 2009 and 2011, Ms. Paolillo was the Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President for Enterprise Services at TriZetto Group, Inc. While at General Atlantic from 2007 to 2008, she supported the investment teams and portfolio companies in the areas of financial, operations and human capital. Prior to General Atlantic, Ms. Paolillo served as Executive Vice President of the Revenue Cycle and Mortgage Services Division at Genpact following its acquisition of Creditek. Prior to this acquisition, Ms. Paolillo was Creditek's Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer before becoming the company’s Chief Executive Officer from 2003 to 2005. She has also held finance, operations and executive leadership positions at Gartner, Inc., Productivity, Inc., Citibank and Bristol-Myers Squibb. Ms. Paolillo began her career as an auditor at Price Waterhouse. Ms. Paolillo has served as a director of Unisys since 2018 and is a member of the Audit and Finance and the Security and Risk Committees.
As a certified public accountant and experienced financial and operational leader with a variety of technology and services companies, Ms. Paolillo brings a broad understanding of the strategic priorities of technology and services organizations, coupled with deep knowledge of financial and accounting matters and financial reporting as well as experience in investments and acquisitions.
LEE D. ROBERTS
Mr. Roberts is Chief Executive Officer and President of BlueWater Consulting, LLC. Prior to that, he was general manager and vice president for document, content and business process management at IBM Corporation. Mr. Roberts was with FileNET Corporation from 1997 until its acquisition by IBM in 2006, serving as its Chairman and Chief Executive Officer from 2000 to 2006, its president and Chief Executive Officer from 1998 to 2000, and President and Chief Operating Officer from 1997 to 1998. Prior to FileNET, Mr. Roberts spent twenty years at IBM, where he held numerous senior management, sales and marketing roles. He is a director of Inovalon, Inc. and QAD Inc. Mr. Roberts has served as a director of Unisys since 2011 and is chair of the Compensation Committee and a member of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee.
Mr. Roberts brings a deep understanding of the IT industry, technology trends and customer requirements to the Unisys Board. In addition, his extensive executive experience in our industry enables him to provide important strategic counsel to the Board.