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| Wendy Brauchler | Frank Lucero | Brett Halle | Paul Machle |
| Gilles Bouchard | Scott Rubin | Stephen Dix | Bryan Rodrigues | Andy Van Schaack |

Livescribe's management team has significant consumer hardware and software experience and includes key executives from HP, LeapFrog, Palm, Apple and IBM. Livescribe is a privately held company with initial funding from VantagePoint Venture Partners.

Gilles Bouchard

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

For 25 plus years, Gilles Bouchard has thrived in the consumer and technology industries as an engineer, manager and senior executive. As a leader, he has a proven track-record for setting strategic direction, growing businesses, building consumer brands and has repeatedly solved complex operational challenges. He joined Livescribe as CEO in December 2011.

Previously, Gilles was CEO and COO of Opnext, a spinoff of Hitachi and maker of fiber optic components for the telecom and data networking industries. As CEO, he orchestrated the company’s revitalization, driving record sales by renewing the product line by 70 percent, cutting expenses by $25 million and reducing currency exposure threefold following the rapid appreciation of the Yen.

Prior to Opnext, Gilles spent much of his career at Hewlett-Packard, concluding his 17 years at the Silicon Valley stalwart as executive vice president of Global Operations. Reporting directly to CEOs Carly Fiorina and Mark Hurd, Gilles was instrumental in the company's dramatic turn-around in the mid-2000s. He oversaw HP’s $50 billion supply chain and sales operations, reducing overall costs by $1 billion per year and streamlining IT costs and complexity by 50 percent. While serving in a dual role as CIO, Gilles was named to CIO Magazine’s Top 100. He also served as executive sponsor to global clients such as Samsung, AMEX, British Telecom, Vodafone, UPS and Nokia. Earlier in his time at HP, Gilles led the Pavilion consumer PC division in North America and made the brand the dominant market leader capturing 40 percent retail share in just two years.

Prior to HP, Gilles served as a research engineer at IBM Watson Laboratories and at the University of California, Berkeley.

A native of Paris, France, Gilles is an avid cyclist, diver, climber and skier with a certification as a backcountry ski guide. Gilles and his wife Elizabeth have been active supporters of the CMTA, a non-profit organization dedicated to finding a cure for the neuro-muscular condition called Charcot-Marie-Tooth.

He holds an MS in mechanical engineering from UC Berkeley and a BS in engineering from Ecole Centrale de Lyon, France.