Bernhard Woebker has served as a director of the Company since June 2005 and was previously a director of the Company from June 1999 until the Company’s merger with Poet Holdings, Inc. in March 2004. He currently serves as a member of the Strategic Transactions Committee of the Board.
Mr. Woebker has been a consultant to various investment banking and venture capital firms in Europe and the United States since late 1999. From January 1999 until July 2001, he served as Executive Vice President of the Company and from March 1997 until January 1999 he served as the Company’s Vice President and General Manager in Europe. From 1994 to March 1997, he was the President of Versant Object Technology GmbH, an independently-owned distributorship for Versant products in Europe, which was acquired by Versant in March 1997. From 1976 until 1994, Mr. Woebker held a variety of positions in Germany and the United States with Nixdorf Computer AG, Nixdorf Computer Engineering Corp. and Siemens Nixdorf Informationssysteme AG, all information technology companies, including the position of President and CEO of Nixdorf Computer Engineering Corp. in Boston, Massachusetts from 1986 to 1989. Mr. Woebker has also served as Senior Vice President, Pyramid Technology Corp. in Europe and as Vice President, NeXT Computer, Inc. in Europe.
Mr. Woebker received a Masters of Science degree in Mathematics and Computer Science from the University of Hannover.