Management

Matt Zack

Vice President, Corporate Development and Global Partnerships

Matt Zack joined Ansys in April 2017 and is currently the Vice President, Corporate Development and Global Partnerships. He is a seasoned industry veteran with decades of experience, most recently as senior corporate development executive at SAP. In that role, he identified targets, executed transactions and delivered on the business cases for shareholders. Previously, he served as the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Ariba, leading corporate development and human resources. He was part of the management team that transformed Ariba to the cloud, fueling its growth and a nearly 400 percent increase in share price. Before joining Ariba, he headed Corporate Development at FreeMarkets and served in various consulting roles at Accenture.

Maria T. Shields has been our senior vice president and chief financial officer since September 1998. Previously, she served as Ansys’ corporate controller and as a vice president. Prior to joining Ansys, Maria held various positions as a CPA with Deloitte and Touche LLP, including that of audit manager. Maria serves as a director of the First National Bank Pittsburgh Community Board and as a member of the board of trustees of the Anglican Diocese of Pittsburgh. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from the Pennsylvania State University.