Barry Mence has served as executive chairman and as a director and substantial shareholder of Sopheon since its inception in 1993 when he was one of the founding members. From 1976 to 1990, Mr. Mence was the major shareholder and group managing director of the Rendeck Group of Companies, a software and services group based in the Netherlands.
Andrew (Andy) Michuda was appointed chief executive officer of Sopheon in September 2000. From 1997 to 2000, he served as chief executive officer and an executive director of Teltech Resource Network Corporation, which was acquired by Sopheon. Prior to joining Sopheon, Mr. Michuda held senior leadership positions at Control Data.
Stuart Silcock has served as a director of Sopheon since its inception in 1993 when he was one of the founding members of the company. Since 1982 Mr Silcock has been a principal Partner in Lawford & Co chartered accountants. Mr. Silcock was a non-executive director of Brown & Jackson plc. For four years from June 2001 to July 2005 and has held a number of other directorships in the United Kingdom.
Dan’s career started—and remains—in sales and technology. He’s spent 40 years growing his expertise as a go-to-market strategist and helping companies strategically grow and win in their markets. As Lawson Software’s EVP Marketing, he helped the company grow its revenues from $13 to $400M. At startup auxilium, he set a growth strategy that ultimately made the company’s sale to PTC the largest return on investment for its venture capital backer, St. Paul Ventures. As a strategy consultant, Dan helped numerous technology companies reach and exceed their growth objectives.
Overview of Board Activities
Formal board meetings are held quarterly to review strategy, management, and performance of the group, with additional meetings between those dates convened as necessary. The audit committee, which includes all of the non-executive directors and is chaired by Stuart Silcock, considers and determines actions regarding any control or financial reporting issues they have identified, or that that have been raised by the auditors. The remuneration committee is responsible for oversight of the contract terms, remuneration, and other benefits for executive directors, including performance-related bonuses. The committee comprises two non-executive directors, Stuart Silcock as chairman, and Daniel Metzger, together with B.K. Mence, other than in with respect to his own remuneration.