Alan J. Herrick

President and Chief Executive Officer and Board Co-Chairman

Alan J. Herrick is Chief Executive Officer of Publicis.Sapient and a member of the Publicis Groupe “Directoire+”. Alan is responsible for overall leadership of Publicis.Sapient, the world’s largest platform focused exclusively on digital transformation and the dynamics of an always-on world. The platform encompasses the global leaders in digital—SapientNitro, Razorfish Global, Rosetta and DigitasLBi—and the deep industry expertise of Sapient Global Markets and Sapient Government Services.

Prior to Publicis Groupe’s acquisition of Sapient in February of 2015, Alan served as Sapient’s President and CEO since 2006, as well as Co-Chairman of its Board. Since joining Sapient in 1995, Alan has run various business units, including a role as Executive Vice President in charge of Sapient North America and Europe, and has been instrumental in setting strategy, fostering a culture of innovation, and driving top- and bottom-line growth for the business. 

Jerry Greenberg

Board Co-Chairman

Jerry Greenberg co-founded Sapient in 1991, and served as Co-Chairman of the Board of Directors and Co-Chief Executive Officer of the company until 2006. He rejoined the company's Board in October 2010 and was elected as Co-Chairman of the Board in June 2012.

Greenberg and J. Stuart Moore started Sapient to pioneer a fundamentally different approach to business and technology consulting. This approach delivered business and advanced technology solutions that resulted in high-value, measurable business results — on time and on budget. During his tenure with the company, Greenberg was at the forefront of many noteworthy changes in the industry that have affected the way businesses and consumers engage with each other.  Greenberg led Sapient during the emergence of the Internet and e-commerce and guided the company through a number of acquisitions, beginning in 1998, that laid the foundation for the fusion of deep technology skills and rich creativity that characterizes much of the company’s work for clients today.    Along with Moore, Greenberg was also instrumental in developing Sapient’s vision and values and the company’s unique approach to achieving dramatic results for clients.

Since leaving the company in 2006, Greenberg has been part of the founding of three privately held companies, two in which he serves as a strategic adviser and one as chief executive officer.  Additionally, from 2006 to 2010, Greenberg acted as an adviser to the company under a consulting arrangement, which was terminated upon his October 2010 reappointment to the board.

Greenberg graduated from Harvard University with a degree in economics.

Jim Benson

Lead Independent Director and Governance & Nominating Committee Chairman

Jim Benson has been a member of Sapient’s Board since August 2007.  He also serves on the board of Valmark Securities, Inc., and is the founder of World TEAM Sports.  Benson is the founder and chairman of Benson Botsford, LLC, a position he has held since August 2010.  He also serves as managing director of Clark Wamberg, LLC, a position he has held since August 2007.  Mr. Benson served as the Chief Executive Officer of Clark Benson LLC and as a director of Clark, Inc., the former parent company of Clark Benson, from January 2006 until March 2007.

Prior to joining Clark Benson, Mr. Benson served as President and Chief Executive Officer of John Hancock Life Insurance Company, a division of Manulife Financial, from 2002 to 2006.  From 1997 to 2002, Mr. Benson served as President of MetLife’s Individual Business enterprise, as well as Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of two separate MetLife affiliates: New England Financial, and GenAmerica Financial Corporation.

Benson earned a BA in economics from the University of Illinois and an MBA from the University of Southern California.

Silvia Lagnado

Silvia Lagnado has been a member of Sapient’s Board since September 2013.  Ms. Lagnado, a seasoned business executive and global marketer with a 27-year international career that has spanned the UK, USA, Brazil and Argentina, most recently held the position of chief marketing officer of Bacardi Limited from 2010 to 2012.  Prior to her role at Bacardi, Ms. Lagnado held numerous executive leadership positions at Unilever between 1986 and 2010, including executive vice president of the Savoury category, global senior vice president for Dove, vice president of deodorants for Latin America, and various other marketing positions across the UK, the US and Brazil.   

Ms. Lagnado has been recognized by prominent national publications and her industry peers.  She has been named as one of Advertising Age’s “100 Most Influential Women in Advertising” for her role in leading the development and launch of Dove’s landmark “Campaign for Real Beauty” during her global leadership of the brand.  Additionally, Ms. Lagnado was a Wall Street Journal “Top 50 Women to Watch” nominee in 2009. In 2006, she was honored with Cosmetic Executive Women’s “Cosmetic Executive Women Award.”

Ms. Lagnado holds a degree in Civil Engineering from the University of São Paulo.

J. Stuart Moore

Stuart Moore co-founded Sapient in 1991, and served as Co-Chairman of the Board of Directors and Co-Chief Executive Officer of the company until June 2006. Since then, he has continued to serve as a member of Sapient’s Board of Directors.

Moore and Jerry A. Greenberg started Sapient to pioneer a fundamentally different approach to business and technology consulting. This approach delivers business and advanced technology solutions that result in high-value, measurable business results — on time and on budget.
He worked with clients to establish relationships and grow business, and helped set the company's overall strategy. Moore was also instrumental in developing Sapient’s vision and values and the company’s unique approach to achieving dramatic results for clients.

Moore graduated from the University of California at Berkeley with a degree in Computer Science.

Robert Rosen

Robert Rosen has been a member of Sapient’s Board since February 2012.  He also serves on the board of directors of Ares Capital Corporation, a private debt group, and as Operating Partner of Ares Capital Management, a $50 billion diversified asset management company.  Rosen currently is a Managing Partner to RLR Capital Partners, LP, which invests in the securities of publicly traded North American companies.

From 2005 to 2008, Rosen was a Managing Partner of RLR Focus Fund LP, an “active value” hedge fund.  In 1998, Rosen founded National Financial Partners, an independent provider of financial services to high net worth individuals and small to medium-sized corporations.  He served as NFP’s Chief Executive Officer from 1998 to 2000 and as its Chairman until 2002.  He also provided exclusive consulting services to Apollo Management, L.P. from 1995 to 2001.  From 1989 to 1993, Rosen was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Damon Corporation, a leading healthcare and laboratory testing company that was ultimately sold to Quest Diagnostics.

Rosen is a member of the Board of Overseers of NYU’s Stern School of Business.  Rosen received an undergraduate degree from City University of New York and an MBA in Finance from NYU’s Stern School of Business.

Eva M. Sage-Gavin

Eva Sage-Gavin has been a member of Sapient’s Board since April 2013. Ms. Sage-Gavin, a senior executive with corporate leadership experience in retail, technology and consumer products, in addition to international public policy and education initiatives, is Vice Chair of the Aspen Institute’s Skills for America’s Future Advisory Board, working directly with senior White House leaders, community colleges and corporations to build skilled workforces. She also serves on the HR Policy Association board and chairs its Workforce Development committee.  

From 2010 to February 2, 2014, Ms. Sage-Gavin served as executive vice president, global human resources and corporate affairs, at The Gap Inc. (“Gap Inc”).  As “chief people officer,” she set the strategy for communications, government and public affairs, foundation, and social and environmental responsibility.  From 2003 to 2010, she served in various other executive human resources roles at Gap Inc.

Prior to joining Gap Inc. in 2003, Ms. Sage-Gavin worked at Sun Microsystems, Inc. and Disney Consumer Products as senior vice president, human resources. In addition, she has served in various senior human resources leadership positions for The PepsiCo Corporation, including its Taco Bell division, and for Xerox Corporation.

Ms. Sage-Gavin has been regularly recognized for her contributions to human resource excellence. In 2012, Cornell University honored her with the Groat Award for her professional accomplishments. In 2006, Ms. Sage-Gavin received the distinguished honor of Fellow from the National Academy of Human Resources.

Ms. Sage-Gavin holds a bachelor’s degree in industrial and labor relations from Cornell University.

Ashok Shah

Compensation Committee Chairman

Ashok Shah has been a member of Sapient’s Board since June 2008.  Until March 2008, he served as vice president and managing partner of the global professional business division of Alcatel-Lucent. Prior to joining Alcatel-Lucent in Nov.2003, he held various management positions with Digital Equipment Corp., Compaq Computer Corporation and Hewlett-Packard, including general manager of IT services; subsidiary manager of IT Services; India country manager for the software division; Asia Pacific manager for the systems integration division; and vice president of the professional services division for North America at Compaq.

Currently, Shah is the founder and managing partner of CEPS Consulting, LLC, which provides strategic counsel to IT/telecom services and software firms as well as enterprise clients. He also serves on the engineering leadership board at the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering, and is a member of the Executive Advisory Council for the College of Business Administration at Rider University in New Jersey.

Vijay Singal

Vijay Singal has been a member of Sapient’s Board since June 2008. He is a J. Gray Ferguson Professor of Finance at the Pamplin College of Business, Virginia Tech, where he served as the Department Head of Finance from 2003 to 2009. He served on the Board of Trustees and Audit Committee of New River Funds, a family of mutual funds, from 2003 to 2008.  

Singal is an accomplished teacher and researcher with numerous articles in the top Finance journals on a wide variety of topics including mergers, corporate governance, pricing and market power, executive compensation, index changes, short selling, currency risk management, and market efficiency. He authored a book, Beyond the Random Walk, published and reissued in paperback by Oxford University Press. Additionally, he provides consulting services based on his academic research, which has been cited in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, the Washington Post, and the Chicago Tribune, among others.

Prior to entering academia, Singal worked for ten years at the Oil and Natural Gas Corporation in India, holding various positions, finally as a joint director of finance. Some of his responsibilities included negotiating foreign currency syndicated loans, managing foreign exchange risk, and negotiating contracts with shipyards in Norway, Singapore, France and Japan.

Singal graduated from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, with a bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering, from the Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta, with an MBA in Finance, and with a Ph.D. in Finance from the University of Michigan.

Curtis R. Welling

Curt Welling has been a member of Sapient's Board since October 2013. Welling is currently a member of the faculty of the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College. At Tuck, he has a dual appointment as a Senior Fellow in the Center for Business and Society and in the Center for Global Business and Government. His work at Tuck will focus on issues that arise at the nexus of business, government and civil society. He also currently serves on the board of directors of Coca-Cola Enterprises (NYSE: CCE) and is Chairman of the Board of Visitors of The Nelson A. Rockefeller Center for Public Policy at Dartmouth College. From 2002 until 2014, Welling served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of AmeriCares Foundation Inc. ("AmeriCares"), a leading humanitarian aid and crisis relief organization.

Welling is a seasoned executive with over 30 years of global business and financial expertise. Prior to joining AmeriCares, Welling served as Chief Executive Officer of Princeton eComm Corp., a venture-funded electronic billing and payment company, and SG Cowen Securities Corporation, a securities brokerage firm. Before that, he held several leadership roles with Bear, Stearns, and Co. and the First Boston Corporation (now Credit Suisse), both financial advisory and services companies.

Welling is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, a director of the Adirondack Council, and former board chair at Spence Chapin Services and the Donaldson Adoption Institute. He received his undergraduate degree and MBA from Dartmouth College, and earned his JD from Vanderbilt University Law School.