Peter Gyenes has four decades of experience in global technical, sales, marketing, and general management positions within the software and computer industries. He is currently the non-executive chairman of Sophos plc,. and serves on the board of Lawson Software, Netezza Corporation and a number of privately held technology companies, and is a trustee of the Massachusetts Technology Leadership Council. He served as Chairman & CEO of Ascential Software as well as of its predecessor companies VMark Software, Ardent Software and Informix, and led its growth from 1996 until it was acquired by IBM in 2005. Previously, he served as President and CEO of Racal InterLan, Inc., and in executive positions at Data General Corporation, Encore Computer Corporation and Prime Computer, Inc. Earlier in his career, he held sales and technical positions at Xerox Data Systems and IBM. He is a graduate of Columbia University where he received his B.A. in mathematics and M.B.A. degree.