Alan Schoenbaum is an attorney and executive who specializes in technology, corporate governance, corporate and securities, mergers and acquisitions, and government affairs.

Schoenbaum is currently the lead independent director for CST Brands, Inc., one of the largest independent retailers of motor fuels and convenience merchandise and services in North America.

From 2005 until February 2014 when he retired, Schoenbaum was Senior Vice President and General Counsel of Rackspace Hosting, Inc., a publicly traded cloud computing company recognized as a global leader in hybrid cloud-based software and hosted solutions. He was also a member of the senior executive leadership team for Rackspace, including during its hyper-growth and evolution from a private company to a large publicly traded international enterprise with customers in more than 120 countries.

Prior to joining Rackspace, he was a partner at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP, a globally recognized law firm, where he had more than 20 years of experience in corporate and securities law and mergers and acquisitions. There, Schoenbaum represented public and private growth companies in numerous and diverse industries, including venture capital funds and their portfolio companies, international financial transactions, energy and energy services businesses, and restaurant and multi-unit enterprises.

Alan Schoenbaum holds a bachelor’s from the University of Texas at Austin and a law degree from the University of Texas School of Law.