Dr. Julie Shimer

Dr. Julie Shimer was elected to our Board in October 2014. Dr. Shimer is the Chairman of the Compensation Committee. She is currently a private investor and has 30 years of product development experience, including many years with major communications companies. From March 2007 to April 2012 she served as Chief Executive Officer of Welch Allyn, Inc., a manufacturer of frontline medical products and solutions, having served on the board of directors beginning in July 2002. Previously, Dr. Shimer was President and Chief Executive Officer of Vocera Communications, Inc., a provider of wireless communications systems, also serving on the board of directors. She also has served as general manager at 3Com Corporation and Motorola and has been a product development leader at Motorola and AT&T Bell Laboratories. She has also served as the Chairwoman of Empire State Development Corp., the State of New York’s economic development organization and as an advisor to two private companies, Kitchology, a mobile platform empowering families dealing with special diets through the power of technology and community, and CPLANE Networks, a leader in end-to-end data center and wide area network service orchestration that enables software-defined networking (SDN) and network function virtualization (NFV) services to be launched and managed in a single environment.  She also serves on the boards of directors of three nonprofit organizations.  Dr. Shimer also serves as a director of Netgear, Inc., a provider of home and small business network solutions, and EarthLink Holdings Corp., a leading managed network and cloud services provider. Dr. Shimer has been selected to serve as a member of our Board of Directors due to her leadership experience as a chief executive officer, knowledge of, and experience in, the healthcare industry, international experience and governance and public company board experience.