John Mutch has served as a member of Steel Excel’s board of directors since 2007. He is the chief executive officer of BeyondTrust Software, a privately held security software company focused on privilege identity management solutions sold into the Global 2000 IT infrastructure market.
Prior to joining BeyondTrust as CEO in 2008, Mr. Mutch was a founder and managing partner of MV Advisors, LLC, a strategic block investment firm which provides focused investment and strategic guidance to small and mid-cap technology companies. Prior to founding MV Advisors, Mr. Mutch was appointed by the U.S. Bankruptcy court to the Board of Directors of Peregrine Systems. He assisted that company in a bankruptcy work out proceeding and was named President and CEO in July of 2003.
Mr. Mutch ran Peregrine Systems, operating the company under an SEC consent decree and restating five years of operating results and successfully restructuring the company culminating in a sale to HP for $425 million dollars in December of 2005. Prior to running Peregrine, Mr. Mutch served as President, CEO and a Director of HNC Software, an enterprise analytics software provider. Under his leadership, the company nearly doubled revenue and successfully spun Retek in an IPO that returned more than $2.5 billion to shareholders. HNC Software was sold to Fair Isaac Corporation in August of 2002 for $825 million. Prior to HNC Software, Mr. Mutch spent seven years at Microsoft Corporation in a variety of executive sales and marketing positions. Mr. Mutch previously served on the boards of Edgar Online, Aspyra, Overland Storage and Brio Software. He is currently on the board of Agilysys, as a director designee of Ramius Capital.
Mr. Mutch holds an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago and a B.S. from Cornell University where he serves on the advisory board for the undergraduate school of business.
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