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Vince De Palma

Mr. De Palma joined Softchoice as President and Chief Executive Officer in February 2017 and has served as a member of our Board since such time. In this role, he is responsible for the implementation of Softchoice’s strategic plan, as well as the growth and success of Softchoice’s people and the business as a whole. Mr. De Palma’s executive leadership career spans more than 30 years. Immediately prior to joining Softchoice, he served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Shred-it International Inc. Under his leadership, from August 2009 to October 2015, Shred-it International Inc. became a globally recognized information security brand. Shred-it International Inc. was acquired by Stericycle Inc. in October 2015, following which, Mr. De Palma stayed on as President to assist with the transition until May 2016. Prior to Shred-it International Inc., Mr. De Palma served as President of Pitney Bowes Management Services, from June 2005 to July 2009, where he successfully drove the transformation of the organization into a leading provider of higher-value, technology-enabled solutions and services. Prior to Pitney Bowes, Mr. De Palma was the President of Benefit Services at Automated Data Processing (ADP) from February 1999 to June 2005. Mr. De Palma also held senior positions with the Petroleum Heat and Power Company (of Stanford, CT) and McKinsey & Company, where he led consulting projects for Fortune 500 companies in the industrial sector. Mr. De Palma also served as a board member for Fleetmatics Group PLC until its acquisition by Verizon Communications Inc. in November 2016. He is currently a member of the board of directors of eCycle Solutions, a Canadian electronic and electrically powered assets recycler. Mr. De Palma holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from Lafayette College, and his MBA in Finance from The Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania.

Felix-Etienne Lebel

Mr. Lebel has served as a member of our Board since 2018 and has chaired our Board during this time. He is a Partner at Birch Hill Equity Partners, a leading mid-market private equity fund. He joined Birch Hill in 2010 and is currently the Chairman of Citron Hygiene and has also played a role in Birch Hill’s investments in Groupe Distinction Inc., Maskatel and Sigma Systems. Mr. Lebel is also involved on the Executive Committee of Road Hockey to Conquer Cancer in support of the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre. Prior to joining Birch Hill, he worked at another Canadian private equity firm. Previously, Mr. Lebel worked in the Investment Banking division of CIBC World Markets. Mr. Lebel received his Bachelor of Commerce degree from McGill University and is a CFA charter holder.

Christopher Voorpostel

Mr. Voorpostel has served as a member of our Board since 2020. He is currently a Vice President with Birch Hill Equity Partners, a leading Canadian mid-market private equity fund. Mr. Voorpostel joined Birch Hill in 2015 and has worked in both the Data Science and Investment Professional groups within the firm. Prior to joining Birch Hill, Mr. Voorpostel worked as a consultant at Monitor Deloitte. Mr. Voorpostel holds an undergraduate degree in Honors Business Administration from the Richard Ivey School of Business at Western University, where he graduated as an Ivey Scholar.

Lawrence Pentland

Mr. Pentland has served as a member of our Board since 2012. Mr. Pentland is the former President of Dell Canada and Latin America. During his tenure at Dell, he had full responsibility for operations spanning 40 countries and 5,000 employees, including manufacturing operations in Brazil. During his 10 years at Dell, revenues in his division grew from $750 million to $4.6 billion. Prior to joining Dell, Mr. Pentland held various industry roles and was a partner at Bain & Company Consulting in Boston and Toronto, serving Fortune 500 companies in North America and internationally on issues of strategy, manufacturing and performance improvement. He is now a private investor. Mr. Pentland has previously served on the board of directors of Telus Inc. and currently serves on the boards of directors of several technology and private equity portfolio companies and the board of directors of The Globe and Mail. He also serves on the board of Trustees at the University Health Network and the board of directors of the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research. Mr. Pentland holds an MBA from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania and an undergraduate degree in Honors Business Administration from the Richard Ivey School of Business at Western University.

Anthony Gibbons

Mr. Gibbons has served as a member of our Board since 2013 and serves as the chair of our Audit Committee. Mr. Gibbons retired in June 2011 as a partner at PwC, with his last professional role being the national leader of PwC’s Transaction Services Group, where he was advising on the full acquisition and divestiture process with a focus on in-depth analysis of financial data and operational matters of companies. As a member of PwC’s partnership board, he also provided oversight of the firm’s management. Prior to this, Mr. Gibbons was a corporate restructuring specialist advising troubled businesses earning his Chartered Insolvency and Restructuring Professional certification in the process. Since his retirement, he has served on, and was Chair of the Audit Committees, of two private companies. Mr. Gibbons’ industry experience includes private equity, automotive, packaging, manufacturing, real estate and IT. Mr. Gibbons brings 45 years of deep financial analytical experience to the Board. Mr. Gibbons is a Certified Public Accountant in both Canada and the U.S., is a graduate of the Institute of Corporate Directors, and has a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Toronto.

Amy Cappellanti-Wolf

Ms. Cappellanti-Wolf has served as a member of our Board since August 2020. Based in California, Ms. Cappellanti-Wolf is an accomplished global human resources officer with expertise in developing high-performing leadership teams and guiding organizations through complex business transformations, including pre-IPO to public markets, rapid growth, mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, and cultural changes. She has worked extensively with public boards of directors, including compensation and governance/nominating committees, in her Chief Human Resources Officer roles for the past decade. Commencing in 2021, she was appointed the Chief Human Resources Officer at Cohesity Inc. Prior to that, from July 2014 to February 2020, she was the Senior Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer for Symantec Corporation (now NortonLifeLock), a leading cybersecurity company where she held responsibility for Global HR, Workforce Planning, Real Estate, and Corporate Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. She brings expertise in building cultures, transformation and leadership development from Cisco, Silver Spring Networks and Sun Microsystems. Ms. Cappellanti-Wolf also serves on the board of directors of Betterworks, an HR technology platform start-up, and is a member of Betterworks HR Advisory Council and the Hitch Advisory Council, a company focused on an end-to-end talent operating platform. Ms. Cappellanti-Wolf was named to the Top 50 Most Powerful Women in Technology by the National Diversity Council in 2018 and awarded the role of Distinguished Alumni under the John Chambers School of Business and Economics, West Virginia University, in 2019. Ms. Cappellanti-Wolf holds an M.S. in Industrial and Labor Relations and a B.S. in Journalism and Public Relations, both from West Virginia University.

Sylvie Veilleux

Ms. Veilleux has served as a member of our Board since 2022. Ms. Veilleux is a global technology leader, board director and former CIO with over 30 years of business experience. She has delivered transformative, data-driven solutions to move organizations and technology forward during periods of hyper-growth, scale and maturation for technology and other organizations including Apple, Franklin Templeton Investments, Salesforce, Mozilla, Dropbox. Ms. Veilleux currently serves as an independent director for Europcar Mobility Group, a Paris-based public company which trades on the Euronext Paris stock exchange, where she is the chair of the Tech and Cyber Committee and a member of the Strategy Committee and the Nomination and Compensation Committee. Ms. Veilleux also serves as an independent director for several privately held companies headquartered in Canada and the USA. Ms. Veilleux was the first CIO at Dropbox and was recognized by Forbes CIO NEXT 2021 Top 50, and by Technology Magazine Top 100 Women in Technology 2021 and by the California Diversity Council in 2017 as a Distinguished Chief Information Officer. Prior to Dropbox, she led IT in business applications, data and analytics, security, engineering and infrastructure teams for a number of Silicon Valley-based companies. Ms. Veilleux studied Computer Science at the College de Limoilou in Quebec City, Quebec.