INOVALON HOLDINGS,INC. (NASDAQ:INOV) Files An 8-K Termination of a Material Definitive Agreement


INOVALON HOLDINGS,INC. (NASDAQ:INOV) Files An 8-K Termination of a Material Definitive Agreement
Item 1.02. Termination of a Material Definitive Agreement.

The disclosure contained in Item 5.02 of this Current Report on Form8-K pertaining to Shauna L. Vernal’s Amended& Restated Employment Agreement, dated December3, 2014, with Inovalon Holdings,Inc. (the “Company”), is incorporated herein by reference.

Item 5.02. Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.

Effective as of November30, 2017, Shauna L. Vernal will cease to be the Company’s Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary. Ms.Vernal will remain as an employee of the Company through December31, 2017.

As a result of Ms.Vernal’s departure from the Company, the compensation and employment-related provisions of her Amended and Restated Employment Agreement, dated December3, 2014, with the Company will be deemed terminated as of December31, 2017. Ms.Vernal’s Amended and Restated Employment Agreement provides for the principal terms and conditions of her employment with the Company, including base salary, an indication of eligibility for an annual bonus opportunity, participation in the Company’s employee benefit plans as may be in effect from time to time, paid time off, and reimbursement of reasonable business expenses. In lieu of any rights to severance to Ms. Vernal’s Amended and Restated Employment Agreement, in connection with her departure, it is expected that Ms. Vernal will enter into a separation and release agreement with the Company to which she will receive a severance payment in the amount of $150,000, as well as coverage of the Company’s portion of the costs of COBRA continuing health benefits through June 30, 2018, less applicable taxes and withholding and payable in accordance with the Company’s payroll practices, and subject to her execution of the Company’s standard form of separation and release agreement. The separation and release agreement is expected to contain confidentiality, waiver and non-disparagement provisions and the restrictive covenant obligations contained in her employment agreement will survive her termination of employment.

Item 8.01. Other Events.

In November2017, the Company entered into an Employment Agreement with JuneDuchesne, effective as of January1, 2018 (the “Employment Agreement”), to which Ms.Duchesne will serve as the Company’s Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary. Prior to joining Inovalon, Ms.Duchesne served as Senior Vice President, Legal, for Dell Technologies, one of the world’s largest technology companies, where she lead the integrated legal support for the newly-formed Infrastructure Solutions Group and built out the legal support model for the commercial scaling of the group’s global growth initiatives. Prior to Dell, Ms.Duchesne served in the Office of General Counsel in EMC Corporation from 2004 to 2016 in numerous roles, most recently as Senior Vice President and Assistant Secretary. In this role, she was responsible for a wide variety of general corporate matters, including corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions, securities, and corporate finance. During her tenure at EMC, Ms.Duchesne oversaw the acquisition of dozens of companies, lead the in-house legal team enabling the IPO of EMC’s virtualization software subsidiary, VMware, and was the primary in-house mergers and acquisitions lawyer leading the $67 billion acquisition of EMC by Dell in 2016. Prior to joining EMC, Ms.Duchesne worked from 1997 to 2004 at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher& Flom, where she focused her practice on mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, and other general corporate advice.

Ms.Duchesne graduated magna cum laude from the University of California, Berkeley with a bachelor of arts and received her law degree from Columbia University School of Law. She currently sits on the Council of the Boston Bar Association and serves as the Chair of its Governance Committee. She also serves on the global advisory board of the Women in Law Empowerment Forum (WILEF).


Inovalon Holdings, Inc. is a technology company. The Company combines advanced cloud-based data analytics and data-driven intervention platforms to provide services for health plans, hospitals, physicians, patients, pharmaceutical companies and researchers. The Company operates through developing cloud-based data analytics and data-driven intervention platforms segment and provides related services to its clients. The Company’s datasets, integration technologies, predictive analytics and subject matter expertise allows the Company to provide platforms. Its analytics platforms identify gaps in care, quality, data integrity and financial performance in its clients’ datasets. The Company’s data analytics and intervention platforms consist of four primary components: data integration, advanced analytics, intervention platforms and business processing. The Company integrates data into its systems through its Extract, Transform, Load (ETL) tools and processes.