Garen K. Staglin has served as our Chairman since February 2014 and as a member of our board of directors since June 2005. Mr. Staglin has over 40 years of experience in the financial services and technology industries. From 2001 to 2004 he was Chief Executive Officer of eONE Global LP, an emerging payments company, and from 1993 – 1999 he was CEO of Safelite Auto Glass, a provider of glass claim solutions. Mr. Staglin serves as a director on the boards of directors of several public and private companies and non-profit corporations.
In the past five years, Mr. Staglin has served on the public company board of directors of Bottomline Technologies, Inc. and of Solera Holdings, Inc. and is presently serving on the board of SVB Financial Group (NASDAQ: SIVB) . Additional prior public board experience includes First Data Corporation, CyberCash, Inc., and Quick Response Services. Private board experience includes Specialized Bicycle, NVoice Payments, Profit Velocity Solutions, and Winecountry.com. Non-profit board experience includes One Mind, IMHRO, and BringChange2Mind.
Vice Chairman and CEO
Rohit Kapoor co-founded EXL Inc. in April 1999 and has served as our Vice Chairman and CEO since April 2012 and as a director since November 2002. Mr. Kapoor served as our President and CEO from May 2008 to March 2012, as our Chief Financial Officer (“CFO”) from November 2002 until June 2005 and from September 2006 to March 2007, as our Chief Operating Officer from June 2007 until April 2008 and as President and CFO of EXL Inc. since August 2000. Prior to founding EXL Inc., Mr. Kapoor served as a business head of Deutsche Bank from July 1999 to July 2000. From 1991 to 2000, Mr. Kapoor served in various capacities at Bank of America in the United States and Asia, including India. Mr. Kapoor was appointed as a member of the board of directors of CA Technologies (NASDAQ:CA) on April 7, 2011 and is an active member of NASSCOM BPM Forum. The Company has concluded that in connection with Mr. Kapoor’s experience as a founder and current role as CEO of the Company, he should serve as a director.
He holds a B.Tech degree from Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, India and an MBA degree from Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, India (an affiliate of Harvard Business School).
Deborah Kerr has served as a member of our board of directors since January 2015. Ms. Kerr is a proven technology leader in the software industry with more than 25 years of diverse management experience. Ms. Kerr has served as the Executive Vice President and Chief Product and Technology Officer at Sabre Corporation (NASDAQ: SABR) since 2013 and is responsible for leading the global product and technology organization. Prior to her appointment at Sabre Corporation, Ms. Kerr served as Executive Vice President, Chief Product and Technology Officer at Fair Isaac Corporation (FICO) from 2009 until 2012. She previously held senior leadership roles with Hewlett-Packard, Peregrine Systems and NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
From 2013 to present Ms. Kerr serves as an Independent Director of D+H Corporation (TSX: DH), which provides technology solutions and products to the financial services industry. She was previously a member of the board of directors of Mitchell International Inc. and was Chair of the Technology Committee.
David B. Kelso has served as a member of our board of directors since July 2006. Mr. Kelso is a financial advisor for Kelso Advisory Services, a company he started in 2003. Mr. Kelso served as a senior advisor to Inductis, Inc. from June 2004 through June 2006 at which time the firm was acquired by the Company. From September 2001 through September 2003, Mr. Kelso served as Chairman of the Aetna Life Insurance Co. as well as the Executive Vice President, Strategy and Finance and a member of the Office of the Chairman for Aetna, Inc. From 1996 to 2001, Mr. Kelso was Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Managing Director of the Chubb Corporation.
Mr. Kelso currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Sound Shore Fund where he is the lead independent director and Chair of the Audit, Nominating, and Valuation Committees. From 2005 to 2010, Mr. Kelso was a member of the Board of Directors of Aspen Holdings Limited. From 2007 to 2015, Mr. Kelso served on the Board of Assurant, Inc. and was a member of its Audit Committee and Finance & Investment Committee. In November 2015, Mr. Kelso was appointed to the Board of Trustees of the Darden School Foundation of the University of Virginia Darden School of Business.
Anne E. Minto has served as a member of our board of directors since March 2013. Ms. Minto is a qualified lawyer and member of the Law Society of Scotland. She is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development, the Chartered Institute of Management and the City and Guilds of London Institute. She was Group Director Human Resources and a member of the executive committee at Centrica plc from 2002 until her retirement in 2011. Ms. Minto previously held senior management roles at Shell UK and Smiths Group plc and was Deputy Director-General of the Engineering Employers’ Federation.
Based in the UK, Ms. Minto is a non-executive director of Shire plc (NASDAQ: SHPG) and a non-executive director of Tate & Lyle plc (LSE: TATE) where she serves as Chairman of the Remuneration Committees of both companies. She is also a non-executive director of the Court of the University of Aberdeen and Vice Chairman of the University of Aberdeen Development Trust. She was awarded an OBE in 2000 for services to the engineering industry in the UK.
Clyde W. Ostler has served as a member of our board of directors since December 2007. At the time of his retirement in 2011 from Wells Fargo & Co., Mr. Ostler was a Group Executive Vice President of Wells Fargo & Co., Vice Chairman of Wells Fargo Bank California NA, and President of Wells Fargo Family Wealth. Mr. Ostler served in a number of capacities during his forty year tenure with Wells Fargo, including Vice Chairman in the Office of the President, Chief Financial Officer, Chief Auditor, Head of Retail Branch Banking, Head of Information Technology, Head of Institutional and Personal Investments and Head of Internet Services.
Mr. Ostler also served on the Senior Management Committee of Wells Fargo for over twenty-five years. Mr. Ostler has also served on a number of for-profit and non-profit boards of directors. Mr. Ostler was appointed to the board of The McClatchy Company (NYSE: MNI) in March 2013.
Nitin Sahney has served as a member of our board of directors since January 2016. Mr. Sahney is a leader in the healthcare industry with over 25 years of experience across all areas of healthcare. He is the former President and CEO of Omnicare Inc., a former Fortune 500 company in the long-term care and specialty care industries. Prior to Omnicare, Mr. Sahney managed a healthcare investment fund, and was the founder and CEO of RxCrossroads, a specialty pharmaceutical company.
Mr. Sahney also held a series of leadership positions with Cardinal Healthcare, a global healthcare services and products company.
Som Mittal has served as a member of our board of directors since December 2013. Mr. Mittal has more than 25 years of experience in IT industry and has handled both domestic and international operations and is familiar with leveraging technology in corporations. Mr. Mittal served as President of National Association of Software and Services Companies (“NASSCOM”), a trade body for the IT and business process management industries in India from 2008 through January 2014. Mr. Mittal has held various corporate leadership roles in the IT industry since 1989, including at companies such as Wipro, Digital India, Compaq and HP. He also has extensive experience in the engineering, manufacturing and automotive industries, having held executive roles with Larsen & Toubro, Escorts and Denso.
Mr. Mittal became an Independent Director of Axis Bank (NSE: Axis) in October 2011, Cyient Ltd. (NSE: CYIENT) in April 2014 and Tata SIA Airlines in July 2015. He is a member of the Board of Governors of the Indian Institute of Corporate Affairs. Mr. Mittal has been a committee member with the Indian Prime Minister's National e-Governance Program and is part of several committees of the Government of India. Besides being an Advisor to several companies he is also deeply associated with education as he is on the Board of Governors of several of them.
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