January 18, 2000
Mark S. Finkel
I am pleased to extend to you an offer of employment with ServiceWare as Chief
Financial Officer reporting to Mark Tapling. The entire team has been impressed
with your abilities, your experience and your personal qualities and feel you
will be a key contributor to our success and growth in the coming years.
You will receive a monthly salary of $12,500 (equivalent to an annualized
salary of $150,000 per year) commencing January 31, 2000. In addition to your
monthly salary, you also qualify for bonuses under the 2000 senior management
incentive compensation plan, which is currently targeted at $50,000. This bonus
will based on performance to the financial plan for the company as well as
your individual MBOs.
You will also be granted options to purchase 300,000 shares of ServiceWare
common stock at a fair market value as of January 18, 2000. This granting of
options is subject to approval by the Company's board of directors who will
also establish the exercise price at the January 19, 2000 board meeting.
Pending approval, they will be immediately exercisable, subject to repurchase
at the exercise price as follows:
- The entire 300,000 shares shall be re-purchasable if you leave your
position for any reason within the first calendar year of your employment,
other than if you are involuntary terminated after the effective date of an
IPO, as identified in the next paragraph.
- 200,000 shares shall be re-purchaseable if either you leave your
position for any reason within 12 months to 18 months of your employment or if
you are involuntarily terminated after the effective date of an initial public
offering of ServiceWare stock.
- 100,000 shares shall be re-purchaseable if you leave your position
for any reason within 18 months to 24 months of your employment.
- 66,666 shares shall be re-purchasable if you leave your position for
any reason within 24 months to 36 months of your employment.
- 33,333 shares shall be re-purchasable if you leave your position for
any reason within 36 months to 48 months of your employment.
- No shares shall be re-purchasable if you maintain your employment for
In addition, the shares eligible for re-purchase shall be reduced by 50% of the
amounts listed above on any change of control, as defined in the ServiceWare
Amended and Restated Stock Option Plan, where ServiceWare is not the controlling
entity. Also, if within 12 months of a change of control, your responsibilities
change significantly or your employment is terminated without cause, no shares
shall be eligible for re-purchase. All repurchase rights shall lapse 30 days
after any triggering event described above. In the event that you decide to
exercise your options and obtain restricted shares, you may wish to make an
"83(b) election" under the Internal Revenue Code to recognize the difference (if
any) between the exercise price and the then-current value of the shares as
taxable income, in order to "close" the compensation element of the grant and
secure capital gains treatment for future increases in the value of
the shares. This election would need to be made within 30 days of the date on
which the shares are purchased by you. If you require any assistance in making
this election, please let me know.
In order to help you with exercising the option granted above, ServiceWare
shall grant you upon request a full recourse loan for the entire stock purchase
amount. The loan shall have a term of 3 years or prorated on the sale of the
associated securities, whichever is sooner. The loan will also bear interest at
the "applicable federal rate", as printed in the Wall Street Journal on the
date of execution of the loan agreement. Documents detailing this loan shall be
provided to you as soon as feasible following your request.
Should your employment be involuntarily terminated without cause at any time,
you will receive six months' severance pay and benefits to be paid on the
normal payroll cycles.
Mark, we also acknowledge that you have existing outside interests that will
require a little time for transition. We would expect that all such activity
which would materially interfere with your carrying out your full time duties
as Chief Financial Officer of the Company shall be terminated no later than
March 31, 2000. We acknowledge that you will maintain participation on the
board of directors of non-competitive companies, so long as they do not
materially interfere with your duties, as described above.
You are also eligible for all ServiceWare full-time employees benefits which
currently include medical, dental, and vision coverage. ServiceWare currently
pays 100% of your personal coverage; partial additional costs will be paid to
cover any dependents. Other benefits currently include a highly flexible
personal time policy which will be discussed during your orientation, paid
holidays, life, short, and long-term disability insurance, and others. Because
these benefits are subject to change from time to time, I recommend that you
review our online employee handbook and discuss questions further with Matt
Rodgers in our Human Resource department.
As a condition of employment, you will also be asked to sign ServiceWare's
Employee Handbook and Confidentiality and Non-Compete Agreement, copies of
which will be provided to you shortly.
Mark, I trust this offer is acceptable to you. If it is, please sign this
letter and return it to me.
We're looking forward to you joining the team at ServiceWare!
/s/ Rajiv Enand
/s/ Mark Finkel 1/18/00
(Mark Finkel) (Date)