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Harmonic Inc (HLIT.O)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Patrick Gallagher

62 2013 Independent Chairman of the Board

Patrick Harshman

52 2006 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Sanjay Kalra

44 2017 Chief Financial Officer, Principal Financial and Accounting Officer

Nimrod Ben-Natan

49 2016 Senior Vice President, General Manager, Cable Products

Bart Spriester

48 2014 Senior Vice President, Video Products

Tom Lookabaugh

55 2017 Director

E. Floyd Kvamme

79 1990 Independent Director

Mitzi Reaugh

39 2012 Independent Director

William Reddersen

69 2002 Independent Director

Susan Swenson

69 2012 Independent Director

Nikos Theodosopoulos

54 2015 Independent Director

Blair King

2013 Director of Investor Relations

Biographies

Name Description

Patrick Gallagher

Mr. Patrick T. Gallagher is an Independent Chairman of the Board of Harmonic Inc., effective April 18, 2013. Gallagher has been a director since October 2007 and was elected Chairman of the Board on April 18, 2013. From March 2008 to March 2012, Mr. Gallagher was Chairman of Ubiquisys Ltd., a UK company which develops and supplies femtocells and small cells for the 3G/4G/LTE mobile wireless market. From January 2008 until February 2009, Mr. Gallagher was Chairman of Macro 4 plc, a FTSE-listed global software solutions company. From May 2006 until March 2008, he was Vice Chairman of Golden Telecom Inc., a NASDAQ-listed facilities-based provider of integrated communications. From 2003 until 2006, Mr. Gallagher was Executive Vice Chairman and served as Chief Executive Officer of FLAG Telecom Group, a NASDAQ-listed global telecommunications company which owns and manages a subsea optical fiber network. From 1985 to 2002, Mr. Gallagher held senior management positions at BT Group, including Group Director of Strategy & Development, President of BT Europe and as a member of the BT Executive Committee. Mr. Gallagher is Chairman of the board of Intercloud SAS and is a director of Ciena Corporation. From June 2008 to June 2015, he served as a director of Sollers JSC. Mr. Gallagher holds a B.A. in Economics with honors from Warwick University. We believe that Mr. Gallagher’s qualifications to serve on our Board include his more than 25 years of experience in the global telecom, Internet and media industries, with a strong track record in building international businesses. He brings particular strategic and operational insight to Harmonic’s international business and has significant experience in chairing both public and private companies.

Patrick Harshman

Dr. Patrick J. Harshman is a President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of Harmonic Inc. Harshman joined Harmonic in 1993 and was appointed President and CEO in May 2006. Prior to 2006, he held several executive leadership positions for Harmonic, including management of marketing, international sales, product management, and research and development functions. Mr. Harshman earned a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley, and completed an Executive Management Program at Stanford University. We believe that Mr. Harshman’s qualifications to serve on our Board include his many years of industry experience and extensive customer relationships, his management and operational experience, and his strong background in driving Harmonic’s market-leading broadband and video technologies.

Sanjay Kalra

Mr. Sanjay Kalra is a Chief Financial Officer, Principal Financial and Accounting Officer of the Company effective June 6, 2017. Mr. Kalra has served as Harmonic’s Vice President, Corporate Controller and Chief Accounting Officer since November 2016. Prior to joining Harmonic, Mr. Kalra served as a Corporate Controller at TiVo, Inc., a provider of on-demand television services, from June 2013 to October 2016. From September 2012 to June 2013, Mr. Kalra served as Vice President and Corporate Controller at Model N, Inc., a provider of revenue management solutions. From February 2007 to September 2012, Mr. Kalra served in various financial roles at Silicon Image, Inc., a semiconductor company. Prior to joining Silicon Image, Mr. Kalra spent nine years in public accounting at Ernst & Young LLP. Mr. Kalra holds a B. Com. in Commerce and Accounting from CCS University, India, is a Chartered Accountant from Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and is a Certified Public Accountant.

Nimrod Ben-Natan

Mr. Nimrod Ben-Natan is a Senior Vice President, General Manager, Cable Products of the Company. Ben-Natan joined Harmonic in 1997, was named Vice President of Product Marketing, Solutions and Strategy in 2007, and was appointed Senior Vice President and General Manager, Cable Products in June 2012. From 1993 to 1997, Mr. Ben-Natan served as an Embedded Software Engineer at Orckit Communications Ltd., a digital subscriber line developer. Previously, he worked on wireless communications systems while he was with the Israeli Defense Signal Corps from 1988 to 1993. Mr. Ben-Natan holds a B.A. in Computer Science from Tel Aviv University.

Bart Spriester

Mr. Bart Spriester is a Senior Vice President, Video Products of Harmonic Inc. Mr. Spriester joined Harmonic in September 2014 as Senior Vice President, Video Products. From April 2012 to September 2014, Mr. Spriester served as Executive Vice President and General Manager, North America, and Chief Technology Officer for Encompass Digital Media Inc., a leading provider of digital media services to global media companies. From June 1992 to April 2012, he held several executive positions at Cisco Systems, Inc., most recently as Vice President and General Manager for Digital Media Networks. Mr. Spriester holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Illinois and earned his M.S. in Management from the Georgia Institute of Technology.

Tom Lookabaugh

Dr. Tom Lookabaugh Ph.D., is a Director of the Company. Dr. Lookabaugh is currently president of Thomas Lookabaugh Associates, a consultancy serving the telecommunications industry. Previously, he was an executive at Cable Television Laboratories (CableLabs), where he led cross-industry research and development efforts, and at ViaSat, where he was responsible for the commercial mobility business. Prior to ViaSat, Dr. Lookabaugh served as the CTO of Entropic Communications, a provider of semiconductor solutions for the connected home market, and as CEO of PolyCipher, a cable industry joint venture that focused on developing security products and infrastructure. Prior to PolyCipher, Dr. Lookabaugh was an assistant professor of Interdisciplinary Telecommunications and Computer Science at the University of Colorado. Dr. Lookabaugh co-founded the video equipment manufacturer DiviCom, which was acquired by C-Cube Microsystems and then by Harmonic in 2000, where he served as president of the Convergent Systems Division. Dr. Lookabaugh holds a Bachelor of Science in Engineering Physics from Colorado School of Mines; Master of Science in Electrical Engineering, Statistics, and Engineering Management; and a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University.

E. Floyd Kvamme

Mr. E. Floyd Kvamme is an Independent Director of Harmonic Inc. Kvamme has been a director since 1990. From 1984 to 2008, Mr. Kvamme was a General Partner, and since 2008 has been a Partner Emeritus, of Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, a venture capital firm. Mr. Kvamme is also chairman of the board of Power Integrations, Inc., as well as one private company. Mr. Kvamme holds a B.S.E.E. from the University of California, Berkeley and an M.S.E. from Syracuse University. We believe that Mr. Kvamme’s qualifications to serve on our Board include his years of management experience with major technology companies, as well as his experience with financing and growth planning for technology companies as a partner of a major venture capital firm.

Mitzi Reaugh

Ms. Mitzi Reaugh is an Independent Director of Harmonic Inc. Reaugh has been a director since July 2012. Ms. Reaugh currently serves as the Global Head of Corporate Strategy and Content Licensing at Jaunt Inc., a virtual reality media company, and is the co-founder of GoodLooks, LLC, an online marketplace of lifestyle experts. From January, 2015 to November, 2017, Ms. Reaugh served as Chief Executive Officer at GoodLooks. From October 2013 to January 2015, Ms. Reaugh served as an Executive-in-Residence at The Chernin Group, a media and production company that manages, operates and invests in businesses in the media, entertainment and technology sectors. From March 2011 to October 2013, she was the Senior Vice President, Strategy and Business Development at Miramax, a film and television studio. Prior to joining Miramax, Ms. Reaugh served as Senior Vice President, Client Solutions at The Nielsen Company, from February 2010 to March 2011. Before Nielsen, she was at NBC Universal, most recently as General Manager, Digital Health Network and initially as Vice President, Strategy & Business Development, Digital Media, from 2006 to October 2009. Ms. Reaugh was a Senior Associate at McKinsey & Company from 2004 to 2006. Ms. Reaugh currently serves as a non-executive director and a member of the remuneration committee for Entertainment One Ltd. She holds an M.B.A, from the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School of Business and a B.A. in Economics from Claremont McKenna College. We believe that Ms. Reaugh’s qualifications to serve on our Board include being a senior digital media executive and having been at the leading edge of the growth of the digital media industry for over ten years. She also brings extensive strategic experience and insight to the Board.

William Reddersen

Mr. William F. Reddersen is an Independent Director of Harmonic Inc. Reddersen has been a director since 2002. Since his retirement from BellSouth in 2000, Mr. Reddersen has served as an advisor to multiple venture capital funds active in the technology services market. Previously, until 2000, he spent 31 years at BellSouth Corp. and AT&T Inc., most recently as Executive Vice President of Corporate Strategy at BellSouth. Earlier, as President of its Business Market Operations, he directed BellSouth’s entry into new businesses, including the Internet market and its cable television business. Mr. Reddersen joined BellSouth as its Vice President of Marketing for new unregulated businesses and subsequently served as Vice President of Marketing for its regulated services business. Prior to joining BellSouth, he served in multiple management positions at AT&T. Mr. Reddersen served on the board of Otelco, Inc., an independent telephone company, from 2005 through May 2013. Mr. Reddersen holds a B.S. in Mathematics from the University of Maryland and an M.S. in Management from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he was a Sloan Fellow. We believe that Mr. Reddersen’s qualifications to serve on our Board include his wide range of telecommunications experience, from running large corporate operations to starting up businesses in directly related industries. His combination of operating experience, corporate strategy experience and financial capital markets experience brings valuable insights to the Board.

Susan Swenson

Ms. Susan G. Swenson is an Independent Director of Harmonic Inc. Ms. Swenson currently serves as Chair and Chief Executive Officer of Inseego Corp., the parent company of Novatel Wireless, Inc., a provider of wireless Internet solutions. From October 2015 to November 2016, she served as Chief Executive Officer of Novatel Wireless and also served as the board chair since April 2014. From March 2008 to April 2011, Ms. Swenson served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Sage Software-North America, the North American division of The Sage Group PLC, a global supplier of business management software and services. From August 2007 to March 2008, she was Chief Operating Officer at Atrinsic, Inc. a digital content company. Prior to joining Atrinsic, Inc., she served as Chief Operating Officer of Amp’d Mobile, Inc, a mobile virtual network start-up, from 2006 to 2007. Ms. Swenson was the President and Chief Operating Officer of T-Mobile USA from 2004 to 2005 and of Leap Wireless International, Inc. from 1999 to 2004. She served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Cellular One from 1994 to 1999. From 1979 to 1994 she served in various management capacities at Pacific Bell, ultimately serving as President and Chief Operating Officer of PacTel Cellular and Vice President, Pacific Bell - Northern California Business Unit. She currently serves as a director of Wells Fargo & Company and of FirstNet, an independent authority within the NTIA/Department of Commerce responsible for establishing a single nationwide, interoperable public safety broadband network. Ms. Swenson holds a B.A. in French from San Diego State University.

Nikos Theodosopoulos

Mr. Nikos Theodosopoulos is an Independent Director of Harmonic Inc. Mr. Theodosopoulos is the founder of NT Advisors LLC, an advisory and consulting company. From August 1995 through July 2012, Mr. Theodosopoulos served in various capacities with UBS, a global provider of financial services, most recently as Managing Director of technology equity research. From April 1994 to August 1995, he was a Senior Equity Research Analyst for Bear, Stearns & Co., an investment banking firm that was acquired by JPMorgan Chase in 2008, and from January 1990 to April 1994, he worked as an Account Executive for AT&T Network Systems. Mr. Theodosopoulos serves on the board of Arista Networks, Inc., where he also serves on the audit committee and the nominating and corporate governance committee, and as chairman of the supervisory board of ADVA Optical Networking SE, where he also serves on the audit committee and the compensation and nomination committee. Mr. Theodosopoulos also serves on the board of Gadget Software, a privately-held company. Mr. Theodosopoulos holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Columbia University, a M.S. in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University and an M.B.A. from New York University’s Stern School of Business. We believe that Mr. Theodosopoulos’ qualifications to serve on our Board include his significant experience in banking and finance focused on technology companies, and his experience on the boards of directors of major technology companies.

Blair King

Mr. Blair King is a Director of Investor Relations of the company. Prior to joining Harmonic, King led the corporate development efforts at Verimatrix. He earlier served as vice president of Avondale Partners' Technology, Media and Telecommunications Research Group, where he was the lead analyst covering the communications equipment sector. King also held roles in finance, marketing and sales at Arris and Nortel Networks. He earned his bachelor's degree from the University of the Pacific and an MBA from Vanderbilt's Owen Graduate School of Management. King is based in San Jose and reports directly to Aver.