Board Members

Colin M. Angle

Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer and Director

Colin M. Angle, a co-founder of iRobot, has served as chairman of the board since October 2008, as chief executive officer since June 1997, and prior to that, as our president since November 1992. He has served as a director since October 1992. As a co-founder and chief executive officer, Mr. Angle provides a critical contribution to the board of directors with his detailed knowledge of the Company, our employees, our client base, our prospects, the strategic marketplace and our competitors. Mr. Angle previously worked at the National Aeronautical and Space Administration’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory where he participated in the design of the behavior controlled rovers that led to Sojourner exploring Mars in 1997. He holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering and an M.S. in Computer Science, both from MIT.

Board Experience
Director of two private companies, Striiv, Inc. and Ixcela, Inc., and director of three nonprofits, Science from Scientists, Rise and Tech Hub collaborative.

Senior Leadership Experience
More than two decades serving as President and CEO of iRobot.

See Colin Angle’s detailed bio.



Deborah G. Ellinger

Lead Independent Director

Deborah G. Ellinger has served as a director since November 2011. She has been the chief executive officer or president of three private-equity backed companies, each of which yielded three to seven times return on capital to investors. Ms. Ellinger brings extensive experience in international retail and consumer products, serving as the former chief executive officer of The Princeton Review, a company which assists students in test preparation, from 2012 to 2014, former president of Restoration Hardware, a luxury home furnishings retailer, from 2008 to 2009 and former chief executive officer of Wellness Pet Food, a natural pet-food company, from 2004 to 2008. Ms. Ellinger led each of those companies while they were owned by private equity firms, and successfully grew each business before transitioning it to new ownership. Previously, she served as an executive vice president at CVS Pharmacy, a senior vice president at Staples and a partner at The Boston Consulting Group; she began her career with Mellon Financial Corporation. She also serves on the board of Interpublic Group and The Commonwealth Institute, a nonprofit, and is a former director of The Princeton Review, Sealy Corporation, National Life Group, and several private companies. Her assignments have taken her all over the world; she has lived and worked in Europe, Asia and America. Ms. Ellinger is qualified as a Barristerat- Law in London, as a member of the Inner Temple. She holds an M.A. and B.A. in Law and Mathematics from the University of Cambridge, England.

Board Experience
Director of Interpublic Group, a public company, and The Commonwealth Institute, a nonprofit; former director of Sealy Corporation, National Life Group, and several private companies, including The Princeton Review, RenewLife, Restoration Hardware, and Malden Mills Industries.

Senior Leadership Experience
CEO of The Princeton Review; president of Restoration Hardware, CEO of Wellness Pet Food, EVP of CVS Pharmacy, SVP of Staples, and a partner at The Boston Consulting Group



Mohamad Ali

Director

Mohamad Ali has served as a director since August 2015 and brings extensive experience with capital allocation in technology companies, as well as strategic software development, including cloud infrastructure and data analytics. He has served as the president, chief executive officer and director of Carbonite, Inc from 2014 to present. Mr. Ali has successfully led Carbonite’s continued growth, serving the ever-evolving technology needs of small and midsize businesses and consumers. Boston-based Carbonite provides cloud and hybrid backup and recovery solutions for home and business. Previously, Mr. Ali served as chief strategy officer at Hewlett-Packard, a manufacturer of computers and enterprise products, from 2012 to 2014 and president of Avaya Global Services, an enterprise communications company. He also served in senior leadership roles at IBM Corporation, a multinational technology and consulting company, where he acquired numerous companies to build IBM’s analytics and big data business. In addition to serving on the board of directors of Carbonite, Mr. Ali is also a director of Oxfam America and Massachusetts Technology Leadership Council and previously served on the Board of Directors of City National Corporation and City National Bank. He was named to Boston Business Journal’s 2008 “40 Under 40” list, and recognized by Massachusetts High Tech magazine as a 2011 All-Star. Mr. Ali holds a B.S. and an M.S. in Electrical Engineering, both from Stanford University.

Board Experience
Director of Carbonite and two nonprofits, Oxfam America and Massachusetts Technology Leadership Council; former director of City National Corporation and City National Bank.

Senior Leadership Experience
CEO of Carbonite; CSO of Hewlett-Packard; President of Avaya Global Services; and Senior executive at IBM.



Michael Bell

Director

Michael Bell has served as a director since March 2016 and brings significant expertise in the Internet of Things from his work at Silver Spring Networks, Inc., Intel Corporation, Apple, Inc., and Palm, Inc. He has been the chief executive officer and president of Silver Spring Networks, a leading networking platform and solutions provider for smart energy networks, since September 2015. Previously, from 2010 to 2015 he held various roles at Intel Corporation, a multinational technology corporation specializing in the production of semiconductor chips, including Corporate Vice President New Devices Group, Corporate VP Mobile and Communications Group and Corporate Vice President Ultra Mobility Group. He was head of Product Development at Palm, Inc. from 2007 to 2010. He worked at Apple, Inc. from 1991 to 2007 and played significant roles in development of Apple iPhone and Apple TV products, serving as Vice President, CPU Software from 2002 to 2007. Mr. Bell is a director of Silver Spring Networks, Inc. He holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania.

Board Experience
Director of Silver Spring Networks and several private companies.

Senior Leadership Experience
CEO and President of Silver Spring Networks, Inc.; formerly, CVP and GM of New Devices Group at Intel; VP of Intel Architecture Group and Director of smartphone product development; SVP of Palm, Inc., and VP, CPU Software at Apple Inc.



Dr. Ronald Chwang

Director

Ronald Chwang, Ph.D., has served as a director since November 1998 and brings extensive experience in technology, manufacturing, supply chain, business development and Asian operations. Since January 2005, he has been the chairman and president of iD Ventures America, LLC (formerly known as Acer Technology Ventures, LLC) part of the iD SoftCapital Group, a venture investment and management consulting service group. He was the chief executive officer of Acer America from 1992 until 1997, growing it to over $1 Billion in revenues, and then became chairman and president of Acer Technology Ventures until 2004, managing high-tech venture investment activities in North America. Previously, he was president of two Acer business groups in Taiwan, from 1986 to 1991. Dr. Chwang also serves on the board of directors of AU Optronics. He holds a B.Eng. (with honors) in Electrical Engineering from McGill University and a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Southern California.

Board Experience
Director of AU Optronics, Anchor Semiconductor Inc., CoAdna Photonics Inc., Dragonfly Technology Inc., mCube Inc., Silicon Frontline Technology Inc., Striiv, Inc., and QED Labs, LLC; former director of Silicon Storage.

Senior Leadership Experience
Chairman and President of iD Ventures America, Chairman and President of Acer Technology Ventures, CEO of Acer America, and President of Acer business units in Taiwan.



Gail Deegan

Director

Gail Deegan has served as a director since May 2011 and brings extensive experience as a former chief financial officer of three public companies and director of five public companies, in addition to iRobot; she has served as Audit Committee Chair for three boards of directors. From 1996 until her retirement in 2001, Ms. Deegan served as executive vice president and chief financial officer of Houghton Mifflin, a publishing company. She was previously senior vice president of regulatory and government affairs for NYNEX New England, and vice president and chief financial officer of New England Telephone. Earlier in her career she was senior vice president, chief financial officer and treasurer of Eastern Enterprises, as well as chief administrative officer of that company. Ms. Deegan is a former director of EMC Corporation, TJX Companies, Inc., and three other public companies. She brings deep experience with financial accounting matters for complex organizations, capital allocation, business transformation, and oversight of corporate governance requirements and financial reporting processes. Ms. Deegan holds a B.A. in Elementary Education from The College of Saint Rose, an M.S. in History from Ohio State University, and an M.B.A. from Simmons College School of Management.

Board Experience
Former director of EMC Corporation, TJX Companies, Inc., EG&G (now called Perkin Elmer), Hartford Life, and Houghton Mifflin.

Senior Leadership Experience
EVP and CFO of Houghton Mifflin Company; SVP of regulatory and government affairs for NYNEX New England; VP and CFO of New England Telephone; SVP, CFO, CAO, and treasurer of Eastern Enterprises.



Andrea Geisser

Director

Andrea Geisser has served as a director since March 2004 and brings substantial expertise in financial management and company oversight as a private equity director. He is currently a senior advisor to Zephyr Management Inc., a global private equity firm that specializes in emerging markets, a role in which he has served since 2006, and a member of the investment committee of some of the funds managed by Zephyr Management. From 1995 to 2005, Mr. Geisser was a founder and managing director of Fenway Partners LLC, a middle market private equity firm. Prior to founding Fenway Partners, he was a managing director of Butler Capital Corporation. Prior to that, Mr. Geisser was a managing director of Onex Investment Corporation, a Canadian management buyout company, and was a senior officer of Exor America from 1974 to 1986. Mr. Geisser has been a board member and audit committee member of several private companies, and was the chair of the iRobot audit committee for several years. He holds a B.A. from Bocconi University in Milan, Italy and a P.M.D. from Harvard Business School.

Board Experience
Former director of Aurora Foods, Bantam Books, Decorative Concepts, and Harry Winston.

Senior Leadership Experience
Currently a senior advisor to Zephyr Management Inc. Formerly managing director of Fenway Partners LLC, and a senior executive with Butler Capital Corporation, Onex Investment Corporation and Exor America.



Michelle V. Stacy

Director

Michelle V. Stacy has served as a director since August 2014. As the former president of Keurig, Inc. and former vice president and general manager with Gillette/Procter & Gamble Co., Ms. Stacy brings to the board of directors a wealth of experience leading consumer businesses and building global brands. During her five-year tenure at Keurig Inc., a division of Keurig Green Mountain, Inc., from 2008 to 2013, the company’s revenue grew from $493 million in 2008 to $4.3 billion for 2013. Ms. Stacy is a director of Coravin, Inc., Flex Pharma, Inc., Young Innovations Inc. and the French Cultural Center, a nonprofit. She is a professional speaker on leadership, innovation and growth. She holds a B.S. from Dartmouth College and an M.S. in Management from J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management - Northwestern University, and is bilingual in French and English.

Board Experience
Director of Coravin, Inc., Flex Pharma, Inc., Young Innovations Inc. and the French Cultural Center, a nonprofit; former director of Tervis Tumbler Company.

Senior Leadership Experience
President of Keurig, Inc.; Managing Partner of ArchPoint Consulting from 2007 to 2008, and VP and GM with Gillette/Procter & Gamble from 1982 to 2007.



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