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Finisar Corp (FNSR.O)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Jerry Rawls

72 2015 Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer

Kurt Adzema

48 2011 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President - Finance

John Clark

67 2015 Executive Vice President, Chief Technology Officer

Christopher Brown

49 2011 Executive Vice President, Chief Counsel and Secretary

Todd Swanson

45 2016 Executive Vice President - Sales and Marketing, Research and Development

Julie Eng

50 2015 Executive Vice President - Datacom Engineering

Joseph Young

60 2011 Executive Vice President - Global Operations

Mark Colyar

53 2011 Senior Vice President - Operations and Engineering , General Manager

Robert Stephens

71 2010 Lead Independent Director

Michael Child

62 2010 Independent Director

Michael Dreyer

53 2015 Independent Director

Roger Ferguson

74 1999 Independent Director

Thomas Pardun

73 2009 Independent Director

Helene Simonet

65 2017 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Jerry Rawls

Mr. Jerry S. Rawls is Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer of the Company. Mr. Rawls previously served as our Executive Chairman from August 2008 through September 2015 and as our Chief Executive Officer from August 1999 until August 2008. Mr. Rawls also served as our President from April 2003 until August 2008 and previously held that title from April 1989 to September 2002. From September 1968 to February 1989, Mr. Rawls was employed by Raychem Corporation, a materials science and engineering company, where he held various management positions including Division General Manager of the Aerospace Products Division and Interconnection Systems Division. Mr. Rawls holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Texas Tech University and an M.S. in Industrial Administration from Purdue University. Mr. Rawls’ tenure with Finisar since 1989, including 20 years as President, Executive Chairman and/or Chief Executive Officer, provides him personal knowledge of the Company’s history since shortly after its founding.

Kurt Adzema

Mr. Kurt Adzema is Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President - Finance of Finisar Corporation. Mr. Adzema joined the Company in January 2005 and served as the Company’s Vice President of Strategy and Corporate Development until March 2010, when he was appointed Senior Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer. Prior to joining the Company, he held various positions at SVB Alliant, a subsidiary of Silicon Valley Bank which advised technology companies on merger and acquisition transactions, at Montgomery Securities/Banc of America Securities, an investment banking firm, and in the financial restructuring group of Smith Barney. Mr. Adzema holds a B.A. in Mathematics from the University of Michigan and an M.B.A. from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

John Clark

Dr. John H. Clark is a Executive Vice President, Chief Technology Officer of Finisar Corporation. Dr. Clark joined Finisar as our Executive Vice President, Technology and Global Research and Development in January 2011. Prior to joining Finisar, Dr. Clark served at COGO Optronics, Inc., a manufacturer of optical components, as a Director from March 2008 to January 2011, as Chief Strategy Officer from May 2009 to October 2009, and as Executive Chairman from October 2009 to January 2011; at Seagate Corporation, a manufacturer of magnetic and solid state disk drives, as Executive Consultant from March 2006 to March 2008 and as Vice President of SSD Development from March 2008 to May 2009; and at Iolon, Inc., a manufacturer of tunable lasers, as President, Chief Executive Officer, and Chairman from November 2000 to March 2006. Dr. Clark served at Scientific-Atlanta, Inc., a manufacturer of CATV network equipment, as Chief Operating Officer of its wholly-owned subsidiary ATx Telecom Systems, Inc. from 1996 to 1998 and as Vice President and General Manager of the Optoelectronics Business Unit from 1998 to 2000. Dr. Clark co-founded Amoco Laser Company in 1986 and rose through a series of technical and general management positions to Chief Operating Officer at the time of its sale by Amoco Corporation to Scientific-Atlanta in 1996. Dr. Clark started his career with a joint appointment as Senior Staff Scientist at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and Assistant Professor of Chemistry at the University of California (UC) Berkeley. Dr. Clark holds a B.A. in Physics and a B.A. in Chemistry from UC Santa Barbara and a Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry from UC Berkeley, and carried out his postdoctoral studies as the Oppenheimer Research Fellow at the Los Alamos National Laboratory.

Christopher Brown

Mr. Christopher E. Brown is Executive Vice President, Chief Counsel and Secretary of Finisar Corporation. Previously served as our Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary following the completion of the Company’s merger with Optium in August 2008. Mr. Brown served as Optium’s General Counsel and Vice President of Corporate Development from August 2006 through the completion of the merger. Prior to that, Mr. Brown was a partner at the law firms of Goodwin Procter LLP and McDermott, Will & Emery. Mr. Brown holds a B.A. in Economics and a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and a J.D. from Boston College Law School.

Todd Swanson

Mr. Todd Swanson is Executive Vice President - Sales and Marketing, Research and Development of Finisar Corporation. Prior to that, Mr. Swanson served as our Executive Vice President, Sales and Marketing from January 2011 through June 2016. Mr. Swanson joined us in 2002 and served as Product Line Manager, Director of Marketing and Vice President, Sales and Marketing for our Optics Division prior to his appointment as Senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing in August 2008. Mr. Swanson served as Product Line Manager for Princeton Lightwave, a laser company, from June 2001 until he joined Finisar. Mr. Swanson served as Director of Marketing (on a part-time basis while he was studying for his M.B.A.) for Aegis Semiconductor, a manufacturer of optical semiconductor devices, from December 2000 through June 2001. From July 1995 to August 1999, Mr. Swanson was employed by Hewlett-Packard Company as project leader and project manager in the Automotive Lighting Group of the Optoelectronics Division. Mr. Swanson holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin and an M.B.A. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Julie Eng

Dr. Julie S. Eng is Executive Vice President - Datacom Engineering of the Company. Dr. Eng has held various senior management positions within our engineering organization since joining Finisar in 2003. From 1995 to 2003, Dr. Eng served in various positions at AT&T/Lucent Technologies/Agere Systems, including Director of Product Development primarily leading Agere’s transmitter, receiver, and transceiver product development for telecom and datacom markets. Dr. Eng holds a B.A. degree, summa cum laude, in physics from Bryn Mawr College and a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering with honors from the California Institute of Technology (Caltech). She earned M. S. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University.

Joseph Young

Mr. Joseph A. Young is Executive Vice President - Global Operations of Finisar Corporation. Mr. Young served as our Senior Vice President and General Manager, Optics Division from June 2005 to August 2008 when he was appointed Senior Vice President, Operations and Engineering. Mr. Young joined us in October 2004 as our Senior Vice President, Operations. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Young served as Director of Enterprise Products, Optical Platform Division of Intel Corporation from May 2001 to October 2004. Mr. Young served as Vice President of Operations of LightLogic, Inc. from September 2000 to May 2001, when it was acquired by Intel, and as Vice President of Operations of Lexar Media, Inc. from December 1999 to September 2000. Mr. Young was employed from March 1983 to December 1999 by Tyco/ Raychem, where he served in various positions, including his last position as Director of Worldwide Operations for the OEM Electronics Division of Raychem Corporation. Mr. Young holds a B.S. in Industrial Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, an M.S. in Operations Research from the University of New Haven and an M.B.A. from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

Mark Colyar

Mr. Mark Colyar is Senior Vice President - Operations and Engineering, General Manager of Finisar Corporation. Mr. Colyar served as Optium’s Senior Vice President of Engineering from April 2001 through the completion of the Optium merger and also served as General Manager of Optium’s U.S. operations from February 2004 through the completion of the Optium merger. Mr. Colyar served in various positions at JDS Uniphase’s former TSD division from November 1995 to April 2001, including Director of Sales and Marketing, Vice President of Engineering and Vice President of Operations. Mr. Colyar holds a B.S.E.E. from Drexel University.

Robert Stephens

Mr. Robert N. Stephens is Lead Independent Director of Finisar Corporation. Mr. Stephens served as the Chief Executive Officer from April 1999 and President from October 1998 of Adaptec, Inc., a storage solutions provider, until his retirement in May 2005. Mr. Stephens joined Adaptec in November 1995 as Chief Operating Officer. Before joining Adaptec, Mr. Stephens was the founder and chief executive officer of Power I/O, a company that developed serial interface solutions and silicon expertise for high-speed data networking, that was acquired by Adaptec in 1995. Prior to founding Power I/O, Mr. Stephens was President and CEO of Emulex Corporation, a designer, developer and supplier of Fibre Channel host bus adapters. Before joining Emulex, Mr. Stephens was Senior Vice President, General Manager, and founder of the Microcomputer Products Group at Western Digital Corporation. He began his career at IBM, where he served over 15 years in a variety of human resource management positions. Mr. Stephens holds a B.A. in Philosophy and Psychology and an M.S. in Industrial Psychology from San Jose State University.

Michael Child

Mr. Michael C. Child is Independent Director of Finisar Corporation. Mr. Child has been employed by TA Associates, Inc., a private equity firm, since 1982 where he currently serves as a Senior Advisor. Mr. Child served as a Managing Director of TA Associates from 1987 through 2010. Mr. Child also currently serves on the board of directors of IPG Photonics, which designs and manufactures high performance fiber lasers and amplifiers. Mr. Child served on the board of directors of Ultratech, Inc., which designs and manufactures photolithography and thermal processing equipment, from 1993 to 1997 and April 2012 until May 2017 when it was acquired by Veeco Instruments Inc. Mr. Child has also been a lecturer at the Stanford Graduate School of Business since September 2011. He also served on the board of directors of Eagle Test Systems, a manufacturer of high performance automated test equipment for the semiconductor industry, from 2003 until November 2008 when it was acquired by Teradyne, Inc. Mr. Child holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of California at Davis and an M.B.A. from the Stanford Graduate School of Business. Mr. Child has more than 30 years’ experience investing in and acquiring technology and technology-related companies and has served on the boards of directors of numerous public and private companies, including companies in the fiber optics and semiconductor industries.

Michael Dreyer

Mr. Michael L. Dreyer is an Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Dreyer is the Chief Operations Officer of Silicon Valley Bank (SVB) and is responsible for bank and non-bank operations worldwide. Mr. Dreyer oversees SVB’s core operations, enterprise project management, client service and information technology teams. Mr. Dreyer is also currently a director of F5 Networks, Inc., a developer and provider of software defined application services. Before joining SVB, Mr. Dreyer was President and Chief Operating Officer of Monitise Americas, LLC of Monitise plc, a company providing mobile banking and payment services, from August 2014 to September 2015, where he was responsible for the design, build, and operations of its technology globally, and he ran Monitise plc’s Americas business. Prior to Monitise, Mr. Dreyer was the global head of technology and CIO at VISA Inc. from 2005 to 2014, responsible for the company’s systems and technology platforms. Previously, Mr. Dreyer was chief information officer of Inovant, LLC, a company providing electronic payment processing services, where he oversaw the development and management of its global systems technology. He has also held executive positions at VISA USA as senior vice president of processing and emerging products, and senior vice president of commercial solutions. Additionally, Mr. Dreyer held senior positions at American Express Co, Prime Financial, Inc., Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), Downey Savings, Bank of America, and the Fairmont Hotel Management Company. Mr. Dreyer received an M.B.A. and a B.A. in psychology from Washington State University.

Roger Ferguson

Mr. Roger C. Ferguson is Independent Director of Finisar Corporation. From June 1999 to December 2001, Mr. Ferguson served as Chief Executive Officer of Semio Corp., an early stage software company. Mr. Ferguson served as a principal in VenCraft, LLC, a venture capital partnership, from July 1997 to August 2002. From August 1993 to July 1997, Mr. Ferguson was Chief Executive Officer of DataTools, Inc., a database software company. From 1987 to 1993, Mr. Ferguson served as Chief Operating Officer of Network General Inc., a network analysis company. Mr. Ferguson holds a B.A. in Psychology from Dartmouth College and an M.B.A. from the Amos Tuck School at Dartmouth. Mr. Ferguson brings senior leadership experience and strategic and financial expertise to the board from his prior work as a senior executive of a public company and several private companies and as chief financial officer of a public company.

Thomas Pardun

Mr. Thomas E. Pardun is Independent Director of Finisar Corporation. Mr. Pardun was formerly the non-executive Chairman of the board of directors of Western Digital Corporation, a manufacturer of hard-disk drives for the personal computer and home entertainment markets. Mr. Pardun served in that capacity from January 2000 until November 2001 and again from April 2007 until his retirement in November 2015. Mr. Pardun was President of MediaOne International, Asia-Pacific (previously US West International, Asia-Pacific, a subsidiary of US West, Inc.), an owner/operator of international properties in cable television, telephone services and wireless communications companies, from May 1996 until his retirement in July 2000. Prior to 1996, Mr. Pardun served as President and CEO of US West Multimedia Communications, a communications company. Before joining US West, Mr. Pardun was President of the Central Group for Sprint, as well as President of Sprint’s West Division, and Senior Vice President of Business Development for United Telecom, a predecessor company to Sprint. Mr. Pardun also held a variety of management positions during a 19-year tenure with IBM, concluding as Director of product-line evaluation. He is also a director of MaxLinear, Inc., and previously served as a director of Calix, Inc. and CalAmp Corporation. Mr. Pardun holds a B.B.A. in Business Administration from the University of Iowa.

Helene Simonet

Ms. Helene Simonet serves as Independent Director of the Company. Ms. Simonet served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Coherent, Inc., a world leader in providing photonics based solutions to the commercial and scientific research markets, from April 2002 to February 2016. From December 1999 to April 2002, Ms. Simonet served as Vice President of Finance of Coherent’s former Medical Group and Vice President of Finance of its Photonics Division. Prior to joining Coherent, Ms. Simonet spent over twenty years in senior finance positions at Raychem Corporation. She has been a Director of Rogers Corporation since October 2014. Ms. Simonet holds a B.A. and a M.S. in Applied Economics from the University of Leuven, Belgium.

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

Jerry Rawls

5,161,730

Kurt Adzema

1,959,210

John Clark

1,143,190

Christopher Brown

1,243,040

Todd Swanson

2,594,410

Julie Eng

1,463,890

Joseph Young

2,608,000

Mark Colyar

1,001,130

Robert Stephens

288,483

Michael Child

278,483

Michael Dreyer

536,478

Roger Ferguson

282,983

Thomas Pardun

274,983

Helene Simonet

383,994
As Of  29 Apr 2017