Deborah M. Messemer has been a member of our board of directors since January 2022. Ms. Messemer currently serves on the following public boards; PayPal Holdings, Inc. and Allogene Therapeutics, Inc. Ms. Messemer is a certified public accountant. She joined KPMG LLP (KPMG), the U.S. member firm of KPMG International, in 1982 and was admitted into the partnership in 1995. Most recently, she served as the Managing Partner of KPMG’s Bay Area and Northwest region until her retirement in September 2018. Ms. Messemer spent the majority of her career in KPMG’s audit practice as an audit engagement partner serving public and private clients in a variety of industry sectors. In addition to her operational and audit signing responsibilities, she has significant experience in SEC filings, due diligence, initial public offerings, mergers and acquisitions, and internal controls over financial reporting. Ms. Messemer received a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in accounting from the University of Texas at Arlington.
We believe that Ms. Messemer’s expertise in the accounting and finance industry, her experience advising public companies and her public board service make her well-qualified to serve as a member of our board of directors.