Governance at a Glance
|Nominating and Corporate Governance
Nominating and Corporate Governance
Nominating and Corporate Governance
Jonathan Huberman, Nogin’s President and Chief Executive Officer, has over 25 years of high-tech business leadership experience. He was previously the Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer of Software Acquisition Group Inc. I, II and III, all blank check companies. Software Acquisition Group Inc. III merged with Nogin in August 2022. His previous two SPACs merged with Otonomo Technologies Ltd., a cloud-based software provider, and CuriosityStream, a global streaming media service that provides factual content on demand. From 2017 to 2019 Mr. Huberman was Chief Executive Officer of Ooyala, a provider of media workflow automation, delivery and monetization solutions, He sold Ooyala’s three core business units to Invidi Technologies, Brightcove (Nasdaq: BCOV) and Dalet (EPA: DLT), major players in the same sector. Previously, Mr. Huberman served as the Chief Executive Officer of Syncplicity, a SaaS enterprise data management company, which he sourced and acquired from EMC and engineered an exit to Axway (EPA: AXW). Prior to this, from 2013 to 2015, Mr. Huberman was the Chief Executive Officer of Tiburon, an enterprise software company serving the public safety sector, which he sold to Tritech Systems, and before that he was the Chief Executive Officer at Iomega Corporation (NYSE: IOM), a consumer and distributed enterprise storage solutions provider. After Iomega was acquired by EMC Corporation in 2008, Mr. Huberman served as President of the Consumer and Small Business Division of EMC. In addition to his experience leading these technology companies, Mr. Huberman spent nine years as an investor for the Bass Family interests where he led investments in private and public companies. He also had senior roles leading the operations of the technology investments of the Gores Group and Skyview Capital. Mr. Huberman holds a Bachelor of Arts in Computer Science from Princeton University and an MBA from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
Shahriyar Rahmati has over twenty years of experience in various C-Suite roles across several industries and has held operating executive positions at private equity firms in the U.S. and Europe. Most recently, he served as COO of RugsUSA, an ecommerce retailer of home décor products, which he led during a time of significant growth. Prior to his role at RugsUSA, Rahmati was a Managing Director and Head of Portfolio Operations at Comvest Partners, a mid-market private equity firm focused on consumer, healthcare, and business services investments. Before that, he was a principal at The Gores Group where he supported the execution and post-acquisition management of companies concentrated in the technology, media, and telecom sectors. Rahmati was also previously an operating partner at Graham Partners, where he supported and hired CFOs across the portfolio and held several interim CFO and COO roles in various sectors. Prior to his time at Graham Partners, Rahmati was a key member of portfolio company transformation teams on behalf of leading private equity firms such as TPG Capital, Freeman Spogli and Hellman & Friedman. He began his career in Supply Chain and Finance at Solectron.
Wilhelmina Fader has served as the Managing Director of the Baker Retailing Center at The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania since March 2017. She previously served as the chief financial officer for several organizations, including INTECH construction from June 2004 to June 2009, Chestnut Hill Academy from July 2009 to July 2011 and the Germantown Friends School from July 2011 to June 2016. Ms. Fader was previously the Associate Vice President of the Facilities and Real Estate Services Division at the University of Pennsylvania from April 1998 to June 2004. Ms. Fader holds a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and an MBA from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. Ms. Fader is qualified to serve on the Board due to her retail expertise and her significant experience serving as the chief financial officer of numerous companies.
Eileen Moore Johnson
Eileen Moore Johnson is the former Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer of Light & Wonder, a position she held since June 2020. Ms. Moore Johnson was previously the Regional President of The Cromwell, Flamingo, Harrah’s and The LINQ casino resorts for Caesars Entertainment from August 2013 to June 2020. During her tenure of over twenty years at Caesars Entertainment, she also served as Regional President and General Manager of the Horseshoe Casino and Hotel Southern Indiana from November 2009 to August 2013, as Assistant General Manager of Harrah’s New Orleans from April 2007 to October 2009 and served on the Corporate Gaming Team from December 2003 to April 2007. She also served as Executive Assistant to the chief executive officer, chief financial officer and chief operating officer of Caesars Entertainment from October 2002 to December 2003. Ms. Moore Johnson currently serves on the Dean’s Advisory Board for the College of Hospitality at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and is a founding Board Member of Global Gaming Women. She holds a Bachelor of Science from Cornell University and an MBA from the Kellogg School of Business at Northwestern University. We believe Ms. Moore Johnson is qualified to serve on the Board due to her extensive experience in executive leadership and business.
Andrew Pancer is an accomplished digital advertising, ecommerce, and publishing executive with over 20 years of experience building and scaling financial operations. Pancer is currently a Founding Partner at Tyburnia Partners Limited, a firm that helps brands optimize their online presence and strategies to increase traffic, conversions, and sales on Amazon and other online marketplaces. He also serves as a Founding Partner at Big Red House Services Limited, providing executive level management, financial, and strategic consulting services to companies mostly within digital marketing and ecommerce. He has also served in several executive roles within the media, advertising technology, and ecommerce industries, including with MailOnline, Dstillery, The New York Times, Direct Revenue LLC, and About.com.
Mr. Stark will serve as a Class I director of the Board for a term ending at the 2023 annual meeting of stockholders of the Company. In approving the appointment, the Board concluded that Mr. Stark satisfies the independence requirements of the Nasdaq Stock Market and the Company’s Corporate Governance Guidelines. Mr. Stark was appointed to serve as a member of the Nominating Committee.
Arthur Stark, 68, has over forty-five years of experience in various executive-level roles across several industries. Mr. Stark currently serves as Chairman of Stark Enterprises, providing advisory services to a broad array of companies. Additionally, Mr. Stark is on the Senior Advisory Board of Jefferies Group, as well as that of Vintage Investment Partners. Mr. Stark previously served as President and Chief Merchandising Officer of Bed, Bath & Beyond from January 2006 through May 2018.