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Financial, legal and governance expertise hired to Guidance board.

Guidance Software : 15 February, 2008  (Company News)
Recruitment of top level board executives at Guidance Software consolidates strength of positioning for EnCase eDiscovery.
Guidance Software has appointed three executives to its Board of Directors:.

* Robert van Schoonenberg, Secretary and Chief Legal Officer of Avery Dennison Corporation.
* Stephen Richards, former McAfee CFO and COO and former E*TRADE Group CFO.
* Marshall Geller, President of St Cloud Capital and former Senior Managing Director for Bear, Stearns & Company.

"We are very pleased that these three high calibre individuals have joined our board," stated Guidance Software President and CEO Victor Limongelli. "Both Stephen Richards and Marshall Geller bring to the board extensive financial and operating expertise, and Bob van Schoonenberg brings the perspective of a Fortune 500 Chief Legal Officer - one of our primary target groups for our EnCase eDiscovery product - as well as detailed experience with corporate governance and compliance. Their experience, insight and judgment will be instrumental in guiding the company toward continued growth."

Robert van Schoonenberg is Executive Vice President, Chief Legal Officer and Secretary of the Board of Avery Dennison Corporation. He has served as Secretary and Chief Counsel at the company for over 25 years, bringing a wealth of public board room experience. As Chief Legal Officer, Mr van Schoonenberg has overseen major internal and compliance investigations as well as civil litigation that required extensive electronic evidence discovery requirements. He received his Juris Doctor degree from University of Michigan School of Law, his MBA from the University of Wisconsin at Madison and his undergraduate degree from Marquette University. Mr van Schoonenberg also serves on the Board of Trustees for Southwestern University School of Law.

Stephen Richards served as Chief Financial Officer of McAfee from April 2001 until his retirement in December 2004. He also concurrently served as Chief Operating Officer from November 2001 to December 2004. Prior to that, he was Chief Online Trading Officer of E*TRADE Group. His previous roles at E*TRADE also included: Senior Vice President, Corporate Development and New Ventures, and Senior Vice President of Finance, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer. Prior to E*TRADE, he was Managing Director and Chief Financial Officer of Correspondent Clearing at Bear Stearns & Companies, Vice President/Deputy Controller of Becker Paribas, and First Vice President/Controller of Jefferies and Company. Mr Richards is a Certified Public Accountant and member of the Board of Directors of Cray. and TradeStation Group. He received a BA from the University of California at Davis and an MBA in Finance from the University of California at Los Angeles.

Marshall Geller is a Senior Managing Director of St Cloud Capital. Mr Geller spent over twenty years as Senior Managing Director for Bear, Stearns & Company, with oversight of all operations in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, Hong Kong and the Far East. He is currently a director of 1st Century Bank, NA, ValueVision Media, GP Strategies Corporation, National Holdings Corporation and SCPIE Holdings. Mr Geller also serves as a member of the Board of Governors of Cedars-Sinai Medical Centre, Los Angeles. Geller graduated from California State University, Los Angeles, with a BSc in Business Administration, where he currently serves on the Dean's Advisory Council for the College of Business & Economics.
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