Charles Phillips & Frank D'Souza

Co-Founders & Managing Partners of RECOGNIZE

Monday, January 31, 2022

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Series

Parisa Bazl
Head Of User Experience, Commvault

Charles Phillips

Charles is a Co-Founder & Managing Partner of RECOGNIZE. Prior to RECOGNIZE, Charles was the CEO and Chairman of Infor, an enterprise applications company. Prior to Infor, he was President and a director of Oracle Corporation, and a Managing Director in the Technology Group and a director at Morgan Stanley. Charles served as a Captain in the U.S. Marine. Charles received a J.D. from New York Law School, an M.B.A. from Hampton University, and a B.S. in Computer Science from the U.S. Air Force Academy.

Charles currently serves on the boards of directors of ViacomCBS Corporation, American Express, Compass Inc., the Apollo Theater, and the Council of Foreign Relations. He is also the co-founder and Co-Chairman of the Black Economic Alliance, a consortium of business leaders committed to economic growth in Black communities.

Frank D'Souza

Frank is a Co-Founder & Managing Partner of RECOGNIZE. Prior to RECOGNIZE, Frank co-founded Cognizant Technology Solutions (NASDAQ: CTSH), a global multinational technology services company in 1994, and served as Cognizant's CEO from January 2007 through March 2019 and Vice Chairman of the board from 2018 until 2020. In addition to his tenure as CEO, Frank served as President from 2007 to 2012 and held a variety of senior management positions, including COO from 2003 to 2006. Frank received an M.B.A. from Carnegie Mellon Tepper School of Business and a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Macau.

Frank currently serves as Chairman of the Board of Ciklum, a director of General Electric, and a director of MongoDB, a software company that offers a modern general-purpose database platform.


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