Elastic (NYSE: ESTC) ("Elastic"), the company behind Elasticsearch and the Elastic Stack, today announced that it has nominated Shelley Leibowitz to its board of directors.
Leibowitz will bring more than 30 years of information technology (IT) and business governance expertise to the Elastic Board of Directors, having formerly served as Chief Information Officer (CIO) for Morgan Stanley and The World Bank, as well as a board member for E*TRADE and MassMutual. She currently sits on the board of Morgan Stanley and several privately held fintech and information security companies.
"I can't think of a more exciting time to join the Elastic Board," said Leibowitz. "Few companies can boast the kind of rapid adoption Elastic has — from the developer community up to the CIO. Elastic makes it easy for organizations to spin-up a project, and transform it into a large-scale deployment to search, observe and protect mission-critical systems. I am looking forward to working closely with the Elastic leadership team as they continue to build their robust developer community and further the scale into the enterprise."
"Shelley has spent three decades as a hands-on operating IT executive," said Shay Banon, founder and CEO, Elastic. "She brings real-world security domain expertise and extensive corporate board and advisory experience with both public and private companies. Shelley's perspective as a former CIO combined with her deep corporate governance and board oversight experience will make her a valuable addition to our board."
Leibowitz has spent her career at the intersection of financial services and technology. She advises organizations in digital transformation, IT portfolio and risk management, information security and digital trust, performance metrics, and effective governance. She is a lifetime member of the Council on Foreign Relations and sits on numerous boards and councils, including the NY Board of BuildOn, a not-for-profit that runs service and learning programs in urban high schools across the United States.
Pursuant to Dutch law, Ms. Leibowitz's nomination to the Board of Directors is subject to a shareholder vote, to be held at the annual general shareholder meeting on October 1, 2021 (the "2021 AGM"). Upon her election to the Board, Ms. Leibowitz will also be appointed to serve as a member of the Company's Audit Committee and Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee.
Elastic is a search company built on a free and open heritage. Anyone can use Elastic products and solutions to get started quickly and frictionlessly. Elastic offers three solutions for enterprise search, observability, and security, built on one technology stack that can be deployed anywhere. From finding documents to monitoring infrastructure to hunting for threats, Elastic makes data usable in real time and at scale. Thousands of organizations worldwide, including Cisco, eBay, Goldman Sachs, Microsoft, The Mayo Clinic, NASA, The New York Times, Wikipedia, and Verizon, use Elastic to power mission-critical systems. Founded in 2012, Elastic is a distributed company with Elasticians around the globe and is publicly traded on the NYSE under the symbol ESTC. Learn more at elastic.co.
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The Company has filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC"), and has furnished to its shareholders, a proxy statement (the "Proxy Statement") on August 30, 2021 in connection with the election of Shelley Leibowitz to the Company's Board of Directors (the "Director Election"), along with other matters, to be voted upon at the 2021 AGM. Anyone who is a shareholder of record or beneficial owner of the Company's shares as of the record date will be entitled to vote their shares at the 2021 AGM.
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