Charles Kane has been on our Board since January 2017.
He is an Adjunct Professor in Technological Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Strategic Management Group at the MIT Sloan School of Management. Mr. Kane is a certified public accountant and holds a BBA in accounting from the University of Notre Dame and an MBA in international finance from Babson College. Mr. Kane is currently chairman of the One Laptop per Child (OLPC) Foundation, where he was formerly the president. Prior to OLPC, Mr. Kane was a founding investor and CFO of Global BPO Services Corp.; CFO of RSA Security (acquired by EMC); CFO of Aspen Technology; president and CEO of Corechange, Inc. (acquired by Open Text Corp.); and CFO of Informix Software (acquired by IBM). He has also served in financial executive positions at Stratus Computer, Prime Computer, and Deloitte. Mr. Kane is the audit chairman on the boards of Progress Software (PRGS); Carbonite (CARB) and RealPage (RP). He also served on the Boards of Demandware (DWRE- acquired by Salesforce); Applix (APLX-acquired by IBM); Borland Software (BRLD-acquired by Micro Focus LTD); Netezza Corp (NZ-acquired by IBM). Mr. Kane is also on the Board and a founding member of the Hult Global Challenge and he is the coauthor of the book Learning to Change the World—the Social Impact of One Laptop per Child.