Mr. Hennessy has served as a member of our Board since May 2017 and as our Lead Independent Director since June 2018. Mr. Hennessy retired in December 2015 after a 34-year career at IBM where he served in a number of executive management and leadership positions. During his tenure at IBM, he was responsible for global integration initiatives and technology operations focused on innovation and growth. He served as General Manager for several IBM businesses, including the Asia Pacific Systems business based in Tokyo, the European business based in Zurich, and the Global Distribution Sector based at IBM corporate headquarters. Mr. Hennessy also held several IBM executive staff assignments, including Global Chief Information Officer, General Manager of Global Business Partners and General Manager of Strategy and Sales Transformation. During the last five years, Mr. Hennessy’s positions at IBM included General Manager of the European business, General Manager of the Global Distribution Sector and General Manager of Global Business Partners.
For the past seven years, Mr. Hennessy has served on the board of directors of Covenant House International where he has led many board activities, including strategic planning, program evaluation and site expansion. Mr. Hennessy received Covenant House International’s Beacon of Hope award in 2014. Mr. Hennessy holds a B.A. in Economics from Boston College and an MBA from the University of Chicago.