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Board of Directors

Board of Directors

Pamela Lopker

Pamela Lopker
President and Chairman of the Board

Pamela Lopker is Chairman of the Board and President of QAD. Lopker founded the company in 1979 and is responsible for shaping the vision and strategic direction of QAD, as well as directing the company’s global research and development efforts.

Lopker has long been recognized for her entrepreneurialism and leadership in the advancement in manufacturing software. In March 2001, Fortune magazine named Lopker a "Hero of U.S. Manufacturing." She has been profiled four times by Forbes magazine and numbers among Manufacturing Systems’ “Legends of Manufacturing,” as well as START magazine’s manufacturing industry visionaries. She received Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year award for the Greater Los Angeles area in 1996. 

Lopker earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in mathematics from the University of California, Santa Barbara. She is certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM) by the American Production and Inventory Control Society (APICS).

Karl Lopker

Karl Lopker
Chief Executive Officer

Karl Lopker is Chief Executive Officer of QAD. Lopker oversees all aspects of QAD’s business, and is responsible for the company’s operations, including QAD’s expansion into new markets and the development of a strong regional and industry-specific focus.

Lopker draws on expertise and insight gained from his tenure as president of Deckers Outdoor Corporation (NMS: DECK), which he founded in 1973. After he joined QAD in 1981, Lopker continued to hold a board of directors' position with Deckers, now a multimillion-dollar company including Teva, Simple and Ugg footwear brands.

Lopker serves on the Board of Directors for QAD. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering from the University of California, Santa Barbara. Lopker also is certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM) at the Fellow level from the American Production and Inventory Control Society (APICS)

Scott J. Adelson
Senior Managing Director, Houlihan Lokey

Scott J. Adelson has been a Director of QAD since April 2006. Mr. Adelson is a Senior Managing Director at Houlihan Lokey, a leading international investment bank. During his 18 years with the firm, Mr. Adelson has helped advise hundreds of companies on a diverse and in-depth variety of corporate finance issues, including mergers and acquisitions.

Mr. Adelson has written extensively on a number of corporate finance and securities valuation subjects and is a frequent commentator on CNBC, CNN and in various business publications. He is an active board member of various middle market businesses as well as several recognized non-profit organizations such as the USC Entrepreneur Program. Mr. Adelson holds a bachelor degree from the University of Southern California and a master of business administration degree from the University of Chicago, Graduate School of Business.

Peter R. van Cuylenburg
Independent adviser to high technology companies

Peter R. van Cuylenburg was appointed a Director of QAD in November 1997. Previously, Dr. van Cuylenburg served as President and Chief Operating Officer of InterTrust Technologies Corporation and, from 1996 to 1999, as President of Quantum Corporation’s DLTtape and Storage Systems Group.

Dr. van Cuylenburg’s career includes executive posts at Xerox Corporation, NeXT Computer, Cable and Wireless plc., and Texas Instruments, in the UK, U.S. and France. He currently serves as Director and Executive Chairman of SealedMedia Ltd, and as Director and Non-Executive Chairman of Anadigm Ltd., Transitive Technologies Ltd., Elixent Ltd., and ARC International plc (LSE:ARK). Dr. van Cuylenburg holds a diploma in electrical engineering from and an honorary doctorate of technology from Bristol Polytechnic, University of the West of England, UK.

Lee D. Roberts
President, BlueWater Consulting

Lee Roberts was appointed a director of QAD in January 2008. Mr. Roberts is the President of BlueWater Consulting. Previously, he was the Vice President and General Manager, content management at IBM. He is the former Chairman and CEO of FileNet Corporation, a leading provider of business process and content management solutions, which was sold to IBM in 2006.

Prior to joining FileNet, Mr. Roberts spent more than 20 years in a variety of sales, marketing and product management positions at IBM. He earned two bachelor's degrees from California State University, San Bernardino and a master's degree in business administration from the University of California, Riverside.

Leslie J. Stretch
President and Chief Executive Officer, Callidus Software Inc.

Leslie J. Stretch has been a director of the Company since June 2014 and currently serves as a member of the Audit Committee. He has been President and CEO of Callidus Software Inc. since December 2007, having joined Callidus in 2005. While at Callidus, he served in a variety of senior management positions including as Senior Vice President, Global Sales, Marketing and On-Demand Business, Senior Vice President, Worldwide Sales and Vice President, Worldwide Sales. Prior to Callidus, Mr. Stretch served as interim CEO for The Hamsard Group, plc., a software solutions and services provider, and before that in a variety of roles at Sun Microsystems, Inc., most recently as Senior Vice President of Global Channel Sales.

Earlier in his career he held positions with Oracle Corporation. The Board nominated Mr. Stretch to serve as a director of the Company because of his broad-based software company experience over more than 25 years, including increasing responsibilities across small to very large multi-national sales organizations. His deep understanding of sales organization performance and the knowledge he acquired by leading the transformation of Callidus into a recurring revenue-based business, is well aligned with our corporate strategy.

QAD at-a-Glance
Founded: 1979
Revenue: US $266M (FY14)
Employees: 1,595
Headquarters: Santa Barbara, CA, USA
Licensed Sites: 6,400+
Industries: Automotive
Consumer Products
Food & Beverage
High Tech
Industrial Products
Life Science

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