People: DTS Inc (DTSI.O)

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19 Sep 2014
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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Jon Kirchner

46 2010 Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer

Melvin Flanigan

55 2003 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President - Finance

Frederick Kitson

62 2010 Executive Vice President, Chief Technology Officer

Kevin Doohan

44 2014 Executive Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer

Blake Welcher

52 2003 Executive Vice President - Legal, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary

Kris Graves

39 2013 Executive Vice President - Human Resources

Brian Towne

49 2014 Executive Vice President, President DTS Asia Pacific

Patrick Watson

53 2011 Executive Vice President - Corporate Strategy and Business Development

Geir Skaaden

47 2013 Senior Vice President, Corporate Business Development, Digital Content and Media Solutions

Joerg Agin

70 2009 Lead Independent Director

Craig Andrews

61 2010 Independent Director

L. Gregory Ballard

60 2008 Independent Director

Bradford Duea

45 2010 Independent Director

David Habiger

45 2014 Independent Director

V. Sue Molina

65 2008 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Jon Kirchner

Mr. Jon E. Kirchner is Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer of DTS, Inc., since February 2010. From September 2001 to February 2010, he served as President and Chief Executive Officer. He has been a member of the Board of Directors since August 2002. Since joining the Company in 1993, Mr. Kirchner has served in a number of senior leadership roles including President, COO and CFO. Previously, Mr. Kirchner worked for the consulting and audit groups at Price Waterhouse LLP (now PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP), an international accounting firm. During his tenure at Price Waterhouse LLP, he advised clients on a range of strategy, finance, operations and valuation issues. In 2012, Mr. Kirchner received the Ernst & Young Technology Entrepreneur Of The Year Award for Greater Los Angeles. In 2011, Mr. Kirchner was honored by the Producers Guild of America, receiving the "Digital 25: Leaders in Emerging Entertainment" award for being among the visionaries that have made contributions to the advancement of digital entertainment and storytelling. Since June of 2012, Mr. Kirchner has served on the Board of Directors of Free Stream Media Corporation. Mr. Kirchner is a Certified Public Accountant and received a B.A. in Economics, cum laude, from Claremont McKenna College.

Melvin Flanigan

Mr. Melvin L. Flanigan is Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President - Finance of DTS, Inc., since September 2003. Prior to that, he served as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer since joining the Company in July 1999. From March 1996 to July 1999, he served as Chief Financial Officer and Vice President, Operations at SensArray Corporation, a supplier of thermal measurement products for semiconductor, LCD, and memory-disk fabrication processes. Mr. Flanigan led SensArray's manufacturing and finance efforts. Prior to joining SensArray, Mr. Flanigan was Corporate Controller for Megatest Corporation, a manufacturer of automatic test equipment for logic and memory chips, where he was involved in international mergers and acquisitions activities. Mr. Flanigan has also previously held positions at Cooperative Solutions, Inc., a software developer in the client server transaction processing market, Hewlett-Packard Company, a provider of information technology infrastructure, personal computing and access devices, global services, and imaging and printing, and Price Waterhouse LLP (now PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP). He is a Certified Public Accountant and holds an M.B.A. and B.Sc. in Accounting from Santa Clara University.

Frederick Kitson

Dr. Frederick Lee Kitson is Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer of DTS, Inc., since March 2010. From June 2008 to February 2010, he was the Corporate Vice President and Head of Corporate R&D of the Applied Research Center at Motorola, and from June 2005 to June 2008, he was the Vice President of Motorola's Global Applications and Software Research Center. From January 2000 to June 2005, he worked for Hewlett Packard as the Senior Director of the Mobile and Media Systems Labs. His areas of experince include multimedia digital signal processing, mobile systems, computer systems and graphics and consumer electronics. Mr. Kitson holds a Ph.D in Electrical & Computer Engineering in Digital Signal Processing, Speech, and Adaptive Signal Processing from the University of Colorado, an M.S. in Electrical Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology, and a B.S. with Honors in Electrical Engineering from the University of Delaware.

Kevin Doohan

Mr. Kevin Doohan is Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer of DTS Inc., since January 2014. Prior to that, Mr. Doohan served as the Executive Vice President, Marketing at Machinima, the leading video entertainment network for young men, where he oversaw the marketing function including brand marketing, public relations, audience development, trade and partner marketing, and research. Prior to his role at Machinima, Mr. Doohan served as the head of digital marketing at Red Bull, an energy drink and media company, where his team was responsible for significant growth across digital channels, especially in social media. From 2004 to 2008, Mr. Doohan led all digital marketing at ConAgra Foods, including the corporate brand and consumer brands such as Healthy Choice, Butterball, Orville Redenbacher's, Hunt's, and Slim Jim. From 1997 to 2004, Mr. Doohan held senior marketing roles at Digital Insight (now an Intuit company) and Cendant Corporation. Mr. Doohan holds an M.B.A. from Northeastern University and a B.S. in Graphic Arts & Marketing from Rochester Institute of Technology.

Blake Welcher

Mr. Blake A. Welcher is Executive Vice President - Legal, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of DTS, Inc., since September 2003. Prior to that, as Vice President and General Counsel since February 2000. From April 1999 to February 2000, Mr. Welcher served as General Counsel, Intellectual Property, where he was responsible for the Company's intellectual property assets and licensing. Prior to joining the Company, from April 1997 to April 1999, Mr. Welcher served as an intellectual property attorney for Koppel & Jacobs, where he provided intellectual property support and counsel for clients in the electrical, mechanical, and entertainment industries. Previously, he served in the same capacity for the Cabot Corporation, a global specialty chemicals company. Mr. Welcher holds a J.D. and Masters of Intellectual Property from Franklin Pierce Law Center and a B.S. in Aeronautical Engineering from California Polytechnic State University at San Luis Obispo.

Kris Graves

Ms. Kris M. Graves is Executive Vice President - Human Resources of DTS, Inc., since April 2013. Previously she served as Senior Vice President, Human Resources since March 2012. Prior to that, Ms. Graves served as the Senior Vice President of Human Resources and Administration at THQ Inc., a developer and publisher of interactive software, from October 2009 to March 2012, and was responsible for developing human capital strategies and programs. From March 2003 to October 2009, Ms. Graves held a variety of progressive human resources leadership positions at THQ. Prior to joining THQ, Kris served in a human resources management role for PricewaterhouseCoopers from July 2001, to March 2003. She also served as a senior consultant at Ernst & Young LLP from August 1997 to June 2000, and advised clients on human resources strategies and systems. Ms. Graves holds a bachelor's degree from Loyola Marymount University.

Brian Towne

Mr. Brian D. Towne is Executive Vice President, President DTS Asia Pacific of DTS, Inc. Prior to that he served as Executive Vice President and General Manager since February 2009. Previously, he served as Senior Vice President and General Manager Consumer Division since August 2006 and, prior to that, as Senior Vice President Consumer/Pro Audio since August 2003. From April 2002 to August 2003, he served as Director of Product Management at Kenwood USA Corporation, a manufacturer of mobile electronics, home entertainment, and communications equipment, where he led all home and mobile entertainment product planning and development for the North American market. From August 1995 to April 2002, Mr. Towne held various product planning, development and marketing positions at Kenwood USA. Prior to Kenwood USA, he held various research and development and marketing positions at Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc., the sales and marketing arm of Pioneer Corporation, a manufacturer of consumer and commercial electronics. Mr. Towne spent part of his tenure at Pioneer living and working in Japan. He also previously served as an Electronics Specialist in the United States Marine Corps. Mr. Towne holds a B.S. in Engineering Technology, with honors, from California Polytechnic University, Pomona.

Patrick Watson

Mr. Patrick J. Watson is Executive Vice President - Corporate Strategy and Business Development of DTS Inc., December 2011. Previously he served as Senior Vice President, Corporate Strategy and Development since September 2003. From February 2000 to September 2003, Mr. Watson served as Vice President of Business Development and, from February 1997 to January 2000, as Director of Technical Sales, where he led the penetration of the technology in the consumer electronics home theater market, as well as the proliferation of technology in new markets such as cars, personal computers, video games, and broadcast. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Watson worked in technical sales for a number of firms focused on audio coding technology including Audio Processing Technology Ltd. and AlgoRhythmic Technology, Ltd. in Northern Ireland. He graduated from Ulster University in Northern Ireland with a degree in engineering and from Queens University in Belfast, Northern Ireland with a Masters in Electronics.

Geir Skaaden

Mr. Geir Skaaden is Senior Vice President, Corporate Business Development, Digital Content and Media Solutions of DTS, Inc., December 2013, He previously served as our Senior Vice President, Products & Platforms from April 2012 to December 2013. From 2008 to 2012, Mr. Skaaden served in a number of positions overseeing numerous aspects including strategic sales, licensing operations, and business development. Prior to joining us in 2008, Mr. Skaaden served as the Chief Executive Officer at Neural Audio Corporation from 2004 to 2008, where he previously served as Vice President, Corporate Development from 2002 to 2004. Previously, Mr. Skaaden served as a partner at Housley Investments from 1999 to 2001, Vice President, Business Development at Dynasty International from 1994 to 1999, and a Senior Analyst at Scandinavian Trade Service from 1989 to 1994. Mr. Skaaden holds a B.A. in Finance from the University of Oregon, a Business degree from the Norwegian School of Management and an M.B.A. from the University of Washington.

Joerg Agin

Mr. Joerg D. Agin is Lead Independent Director of DTS, Inc., since July 2003. Since September 2001, he has been the President of Agin Consulting, a consulting business engaged for specific project work associated with hybrid and digital motion imaging systems. Mr. Agin retired in September 2001 from the Eastman Kodak Company, a manufacturer and marketer of imaging products. He first joined Kodak in 1967 as an electrical engineer, but, most recently, from 1995 through August 2001, he served as Senior Vice President and President of the company's Entertainment Imaging division. Mr. Agin also worked at MCA/Universal Studios, a motion picture studio, as Senior Vice President, New Technology and Business Development from 1992 through 1995. Mr. Agin is a Fellow of the Society of Motion Pictures & Television Engineers and the recipient of the Technicolor Herbert T. Kalmus Gold Medal Award for achievement in color motion pictures. Mr. Agin attended MIT Sloan School of Management for Senior Executives, holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Delaware, and an M.B.A. from Pepperdine University.

Craig Andrews

Mr. Craig S. Andrews, J.D., is Independent Director of DTS, Inc., since June 2010. Mr. Andrews is Senior Counsel to the law firm of DLA Piper LLP (US) since January 2010, and was a partner at the firm from May 2008 through January, 2010, and served as Co-Chairman of the firm's Emerging Company Practice Group. Mr. Andrews has also been Chief Operating Officer of Renova Therapeutics, Inc., a privately held gene therapy company, since June 2008. From March 2003 to June 2008, he was a shareholder of Heller Ehrman, LLP. From March 1987 to February 2003, he was a partner in the Brobeck, Phleger & Harrison law firm, other than for the period from May 2000 to January 2002, during which he spent time as the vice-president of business development at Air Fiber, Inc., a private telecommunications company, and as a partner at the law firm of Latham & Watkins. Mr. Andrews has been advising boards of directors of public and private companies for over 30 years, with a focus in representing emerging-growth companies, as well as an experience in general business and corporate law. Mr. Andrews has played an important role in the formation and development of numerous companies. From September 1999 until its sale in 2010, he was a director of Rubio's Restaurants, Inc. (formerly a NASDAQ listed company), where he was the chairman of the nominating and corporate governance committee and a member of the company's compensation committee. He has previously served as director of numerous other public and private companies, including Encad, Inc. (formerly a NASDAQ listed company) and Collateral Therapeutics, Inc. (formerly a NASDAQ listed company). Mr. Andrews received a Bachelors of Arts degree from the University of California, Los Angeles, and a J.D. from the University of Michigan.

L. Gregory Ballard

Mr. L. Gregory Ballard is Independent Director of DTS, Inc., since May 2008. He currently serves as Senior Vice President, Digital Games for Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. From May 2010 to September 2010, Mr. Ballard served as Chief Executive Officer of Transpera, Inc., a mobile video advertising network. From October 2003 through December 2009, Mr. Ballard served as President & Chief Executive Officer of Glu Mobile Inc., a publisher of mobile video games. In recent years, Mr. Ballard served on the board of Pinnacle Systems, Inc., Imagine Games Network and THQ Inc. He has also served on the Compensation Committee of Pinnacle Systems, Inc. Prior to joining Glu Mobile in October of 2003, Mr. Ballard consulted for Virgin USA, Inc. from April 2003 to September 2003. Prior to then, he served as Chief Executive Officer at SONICblue Incorporated, a manufacturer of ReplayTV digital video recorders and Rio digital music players, from August 2002 to April 2003, when it filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. Mr. Ballard was also Executive Vice President of Marketing and Product Management at SONICblue from April 2002 to August 2002. Between July 2001 and April 2002, Mr. Ballard worked as a consultant. Mr. Ballard served as Chief Executive Officer of MyFamily.com, Inc., a subscription-based Internet service, from January 2000 to July 2001. Previously, he served as Chief Executive Officer or in another senior executive capacity with 3dfx Interactive, Inc., an advanced graphics chip manufacturer, Warner Custom Music Corp., a division of Time Warner, Inc., Capcom Entertainment, Inc., a developer and publisher of video games, and Digital Pictures, Inc., a video game developer and publisher. Mr. Ballard holds a B.A. degree in Political Science from the University of Redlands and a J.D. from Harvard Law School.

Bradford Duea

Mr. Bradford D. Duea is Independent Director of DTS, Inc since March 2010. From November 2010 until present, Mr. Duea has served as Senior Vice President, Marketing for T-Mobile USA. From May 2012 until March 2013, Mr. Duea has been responsible for all product management at T-Mobile, including the sourcing, positioning and delivery of all devices (i.e., handsets, tablets, mobile hotspots, PCs), accessories and value added services. From July 2011 to May 2012, Mr. Duea was responsible for three business divisions at T-Mobile: (1) Value Added Services; (2) Mobile Broadband and Emerging Devices; and (3) Wholesale (Mobile Virtual Network Operators "MVNOs" and Machine to Machine businesses). From November 2010 to July 2011, Mr. Duea was responsible for Value Added Services and Mobile Broadband at T-Mobile. From April 2010 to November 2010, Mr. Duea served as General Manager and Vice President for Communications, Applications and Media at T-Mobile. Prior to joining T-Mobile, Mr. Duea served as President of Napster, Inc. from January 2004 to February 2010. Mr. Duea was responsible for all international activities, overseeing the business development activities of the company on a worldwide basis, including Napster Mobile, and for helping define the strategic direction of the Napster service. Mr. Duea holds a B.A. in Law and Society from the University of California at Santa Barbara, an M.B.A. in Finance and International Business from the University of Southern California, and a J.D. from the University of San Diego.

David Habiger

Mr. David C. Habiger is Independent Director of DTS, Inc., since March 2014. Mr. Habiger is currently a Senior Advisor at Silver Lake Partners and a Venture Partner with the Pritzker Group. He is the former Chief Executive Officer of NDS Group Ltd., a provider of video software and content security solutions that was acquired by Cisco in August 2012. In 2011, he was named an Ernest & Young Entrepreneur of the Year and in 2010 for Northern California, Hollywood Reporter chose him as one of their Digital Power 50. In 2008, he was chosen as one of Corporate Leader Magazine's 40 under 40 business leaders. Mr. Habiger worked with the founding members of Sonic Solutions from 1992 to 2011 and served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Sonic from 2005 to 2011. As CEO of Sonic, he led the company as it redefined its core e-Commerce business and established a leadership role as one of the largest global providers of premium movies and TV shows via web connected CE and mobiles devices. He serves a director for Control4, Echo Global, Textura, and RealD. He is a member of National Association of Corporate Directors and is on the Advisory Board of the University of Chicago Center for Entrepreneurship. Mr. Habiger received a bachelor's degree in business administration from St. Norbert College and an MBA from the University of Chicago. Mr. Habiger was selected to serve on our Board due to his extensive experience in the digital media and entertainment industries and in-depth knowledge and understanding of the consumer electronics industry.

V. Sue Molina

Ms. V. Sue Molina is Independent Director of DTS, Inc., since January 2008. From November 1997 until her retirement in May 2004, she was a tax partner at Deloitte & Touche LLP, an international accounting firm, serving from 2000 until May 2004 as the national partner in charge of Deloitte's Initiative for the Retention and Advancement of Women. Prior to that, she spent twenty years with Ernst & Young LLP, an international accounting firm, the last ten years as a partner. From August 2006 to May 2009, Ms. Molina served as a member of the Board of Directors and Audit Committee, and was Chair of the Compensation Committee of Sucampo Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a pharmaceutical company. Currently, Ms. Molina is a member of the Board of Directors, Chair of the Audit Committee and a member of the Compensation Committee of Royal Neighbors of America, a fraternal insurance company. She holds a B.S.B.A. and a Masters of Accounting degree from the University of Arizona.

Basic Compensation

Options Compensation

Name Options Value

Jon Kirchner

462,722 4,530,669

Melvin Flanigan

157,341 1,540,860

Frederick Kitson

12,500 173,335

Kevin Doohan

0 0

Blake Welcher

193,774 2,272,306

Kris Graves

0 0

Brian Towne

104,500 1,084,280

Patrick Watson

83,870 1,374,421

Geir Skaaden

0 0

Joerg Agin

0 0

Craig Andrews

0 0

L. Gregory Ballard

0 0

Bradford Duea

0 0

David Habiger

0 0

V. Sue Molina

0 0
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