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APOLLO EDUCATION GROUP INC filed this Form DEF 14C on 12/27/2013
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Manuel F. Rivelo, age 49
Manuel F. Rivelo has been a director of Apollo Education Group since March 2009 and is currently a member of the Compensation Committee, Audit Committee and Special Litigation Committee. Since October 2011, Mr. Rivelo has been employed by F5, currently as Executive Vice President of Strategic Solutions. Mr. Rivelo is responsible for strategy, Corporate & Business development, Product Management & Marketing and launching new market adjacencies for F5. Prior to joining F5, Mr. Rivelo was employed by Cisco Systems, Inc., an information technology provider, since 1992, most recently as Senior Vice President of Cisco’s Engineering Systems and Operations group. While at Cisco, Mr. Rivelo oversaw multiple businesses and drove technical and solution requirements for Cisco customers of all sizes. He was also responsible for operational excellence, standardization around processes and tools, enabling new business models, and strategic communications. Mr. Rivelo holds a bachelor’s and master’s degree in electrical engineering from the Stevens Institute of Technology.
Mr. Rivelo’s experience at F5 as Executive Vice President of Strategic Solutions, and at Cisco Systems, Inc., most recently as Senior Vice President of Cisco’s Enterprise Systems and Operations group, brings technology, management and operational expertise to the Board.
Darby E. Shupp, age 37
Darby E. Shupp has been a director of Apollo Education Group since March 2011. Since 2005, Ms. Shupp has been employed by Exeter East, LLC, a holding company wholly-owned by Dr. John Sperling, Apollo Education Group’s Chairman Emeritus, most recently as Controller. Ms. Shupp serves as an officer and/or director of various entities affiliated with Dr. Sperling and his investment company Moral Compass Corporation, including Arcadia Biosciences Inc. Ms. Shupp previously worked for Deloitte & Touche LLP as an Audit Manager serving clients in the business services, manufacturing, and real estate industries. Ms. Shupp holds a Bachelor of Science in Accountancy from Arizona State University and is a Certified Public Accountant.
Ms. Shupp brings management, accounting and audit experience to the Board and is a trusted advisor to Dr. Sperling.
Allen R. Weiss, age 59
Allen Weiss has been a director of Apollo Education Group since March 2012 and is a member of the Audit Committee and Finance Committee. Mr. Weiss retired from The Walt Disney Corporation in November 2011, after nearly 40 years of employment with the company. Most recently, Mr. Weiss served as president of worldwide operations for Walt Disney Parks and Resorts. Prior to serving as president of worldwide operations, he served as president of the Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. He began his career as a cast member at Walt Disney World, and rose through the ranks to become one of Disney’s most senior leaders. Mr. Weiss serves as a member of numerous civic, community and business groups, including the Board of Directors of Dick’s Sporting Goods; the Governor’s Council of Metro Orlando Economic Development Commission; the Advisory Board of Directors of SunTrust Bank, Central Florida; the Board of Trustees of the Sanford-Burnham Institute for Medical Research; and the Advisory Board of Give Kids the World. Mr. Weiss is a graduate of the University of Central Florida, and received his Master of Business Administration from the Crummer Graduate School of Business at Rollins College.
Mr. Weiss’ experience at The Walt Disney Corporation, including as president of worldwide operations for Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, provides the Board with management, operations, senior leadership and international business expertise.