TEANECK, N.J., April 12, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation (NASDAQ: CTSH), a leading provider of information technology, consulting, and business process services, today announced that Jonathan Chadwick has been elected to its Board of Directors. Mr. Chadwick was most recently Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer of VMware, Inc., a virtualization and cloud infrastructure solutions company, prior to his departure in February 2016 to expand his advisory roles with other companies. Mr. Chadwick was Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at VMware since he joined the company in November 2012.
"Jonathan brings a wide range of expertise as a technology, finance and operations executive to the Cognizant Board," said Francisco D'Souza, Cognizant Chief Executive Officer. "As clients around the world turn to Cognizant to modernize their IT infrastructures for the digital era, Jonathan's extensive experience with key enabling technologies including virtualization, networking and security will provide a unique and valuable perspective to our board."
Mr. Chadwick, 50, was identified following a search by the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee of the Cognizant Board. In connection with the appointment, Mr. Chadwick will also serve on the Company's Audit Committee and has been determined by the Board to be an "audit committee financial expert" as defined in Item 407(d)(5)(ii) of Regulation S-K. Mr. Chadwick will serve as a Board member until the Company's annual stockholders' meeting in 2016. He has no direct or indirect relationship with Cognizant or its subsidiaries and is considered an independent director.
"Cognizant is a world leader in bringing practical business solutions to a global customer base," said Mr. Chadwick. "I am proud to be joining the board and look forward to working closely with such a well‑respected management team."
Prior to joining VMware, Mr. Chadwick served as the Chief Financial Officer of Skype and as a corporate Vice President of Microsoft Corporation since its acquisition of Skype in October 2011. Mr. Chadwick joined Skype from McAfee, Inc., a security technology company, where he was Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer from June 2010 until February 2011. From 1997 to 2010, he held various financial roles at Cisco Systems, Inc., including Senior Vice President, CFO – Global Customer Markets, Senior Vice President, Corporate Controller and Principal Accounting Officer, and Vice President, Corporate Finance & Planning. He also worked for Coopers & Lybrand, an accounting firm, in various roles in the U.S. and U.K. Mr. Chadwick has served on the Board of Directors of F5 Networks, Inc., since 2011, where he is currently the Chairman of the Audit Committee. Mr. Chadwick is a Chartered Accountant in England and holds an honors degree in electrical and electronic engineering from the University of Bath, U.K.
Cognizant (NASDAQ: CTSH) is a leading provider of information technology, consulting, and business process services, dedicated to helping the world's leading companies build stronger businesses. Headquartered in Teaneck, New Jersey (U.S.), Cognizant combines a passion for client satisfaction, technology innovation, deep industry and business process expertise, and a global, collaborative workforce that embodies the future of work. With over 100 development and delivery centers worldwide and approximately 221,700 employees as of December 31, 2015, Cognizant is a member of the NASDAQ-100, the S&P 500, the Forbes Global 2000, and the Fortune 500 and is ranked among the top performing and fastest growing companies in the world. Visit us online at www.cognizant.com or follow us on Twitter: Cognizant.
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