LivePerson Appoints Three New Independent Directors


LivePerson, Inc, a global leader in conversational AI, announced that Vanessa PeguerosBruce Hansen and Yael Zheng have been appointed as independent members of the Company’s Board of Directors (“Board”), pursuant to the previously announced agreement with Starboard Value (“Starboard”).

“LivePerson is proud to be a trusted provider of industry-leading customer engagement solutions and AI innovation to many of the world’s largest consumer brands,” said Rob LoCascio, Founder, Chairman and CEO of LivePerson. “Vanessa, Bruce and Yael bring a wealth of expertise across data analytics, AI and cloud software at scale that will complement the depth of skills and experience represented on our board as we continue to execute on our goals for profitable growth and continued leadership in consumer engagement and Conversational AI. We look forward to welcoming Vanessa, Bruce and Yael and benefiting from their perspectives on our Board.”

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“We are excited to welcome Vanessa, Bruce and Yael to the LivePerson Board,” said Jill Layfield, Lead Independent Director of LivePerson. “These appointments build on LivePerson’s ongoing process to identify new independent directors with complementary skills, and further our commitment to expanding expertise and perspectives in our boardroom. We look forward to benefiting from their insights as LivePerson continues to focus on delivering industry-leading solutions, profitable growth and enhanced value for shareholders. On behalf of the Board, I would also like to thank our Nominating and Governance Committee Chair, Bill Wesemann, for his commitment to a purposeful board refreshment process to add diverse and high impact skill sets, expertise and perspectives to our board.”

“We are pleased to have finalized the board appointments as contemplated in our previously announced agreement with LivePerson,” said Peter Feld, Managing Member of Starboard. “We are confident that the fresh perspectives and expertise provided by Vanessa, Bruce and Yael will enable them to contribute as the Company continues to execute on its plans for the delivery of profitable growth and enhanced value creation.”

With these appointments, LivePerson’s Board will comprise nine directors, eight of whom will be independent and nearly half of whom have joined the Board in the past two years. These appointments were unanimously approved by the LivePerson Board.

SOURCE: PR Newswire