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F5 Networks Inc (FFIV.OQ)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Alan Higginson

68 2015 Non-Executive Independent Chairman of the Board

John McAdam

65 2015 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Andrew Reinland

51 2012 Executive VP and Chief Financial Officer

Edward Eames

56 2015 Executive Vice President and Chief Operations Officer

Ryan Kearny

2016 Executive Vice President - Product Development, Chief Technology Officer

Benjamin Gibson

2016 Executive Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer

Scot Rogers

47 2014 Executive Vice President and General Counsel

David Feringa

52 2012 Executive Vice President - Worldwide Sales

Peter Klein

53 2015 Director

A. Gary Ames

71 2004 Independent Director

Sandra Bergeron

57 2013 Independent Director

Deborah Bevier

64 2006 Independent Director

Jonathan Chadwick

50 2011 Independent Director

Michael Dreyer

52 2012 Independent Director

Stephen Smith

59 2013 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Alan Higginson

Mr. Alan J. Higginson is Non-Executive Independent Chairman of the Board of the Company. He was an Lead Independent Director of the Company., effective July 1, 2015. He is no longer an Independent Chairman of the Board of F5 Networks, Inc. He has served as Board of Directors chair since April 2004, and as one of our directors since May 1996. Mr. Higginson served as Chairman of Hubspan, Inc., an e-business infrastructure provider, from September 2009 to March 2012. He served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Hubspan from August 2001 to September 2007. From November 1995 to November 1998, Mr. Higginson served as President of Atrieva Corporation, a provider of advanced data backup and retrieval technology. Mr. Higginson also serves as a director of Pivot3, Inc., a privately-held company that develops and markets shared storage and virtual server appliances, and Clarity Health Services, a privately-held company that provides web-based health care coordination services. Mr. Higginson also served as a director of adeptCloud Inc., a privately-held company that provides cloud-based collaboration services. Mr. Higginson holds a B.S. in Commerce and an M.B.A. from Santa Clara University.

John McAdam

Mr. John McAdam is President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of F5 Networks, Inc. He was Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of the Company., effective July 1, 2015. He has served as President, Chief Executive Officer of F5 Networks, Inc. He has served as our President, Chief Executive Officer and a director since July 2000. Prior to joining us, Mr. McAdam served as General Manager of the Web server sales business at International Business Machines Corporation from September 1999 to July 2000. From January 1995 until August 1999, Mr. McAdam served as the President and Chief Operating Officer of Sequent Computer Systems, Inc., a manufacturer of high-end open systems, which was sold to International Business Machines Corporation in September 1999. Mr. McAdam serves as a director of Tableau Software, a publicly-held company that provides business intelligence software, and Apptio, a privately-held company that provides technology business management. Mr. McAdam holds a B.S. in Computer Science from the University of Glasgow, Scotland.

Andrew Reinland

Mr. Andrew Reinland is Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President of F5 Networks, Inc., since October 2012. For SEC reporting purposes, Mr. Reinland is the principal financial officer and principal accounting officer. From October 2005 to October 2012, Mr. Reinland served as our Executive Vice President and Chief Finance Officer. Mr. Reinland joined F5 in 1998 as a senior financial analyst and served as our Vice President of Finance from January 2004 to October 2005. Prior to joining F5, Mr. Reinland was Chief Financial Officer for RTIME, Inc., a developer of real-time 3D software for Internet applications, which was acquired by Sony. Mr. Reinland started his career in public accounting. Mr. Reinland holds a B.A. in Business from Washington State University.

Edward Eames

Mr. Edward J. Eames is Executive Vice President and Chief Operations Officer of the Company. He was Executive Vice President - Business Operations of F5 Networks, Inc., since January 2001. He as our Vice President of Professional Services from October 2000 to January 2001. From September 1999 to October 2000, Mr. Eames served as Vice President of e-Business Services for International Business Machines Corporation. From June 1992 to September 1999, Mr. Eames served as the European Services Director and the Worldwide Vice President of Customer Service for Sequent Computer Systems, Inc., a manufacturer of high-end open systems. Mr. Eames holds a Higher National Diploma in Business Studies from Bristol Polytechnic and in 1994 completed the Senior Executive Program at the London Business School.

Ryan Kearny

Mr. Ryan C Kearny serves as Executive Vice President - Product Development, Chief Technology Officer of the Company. He was Interim Executive Vice President - Product Development, Chief Technical Officer of the Company. Kearny joined F5 in 1998, previously serving as Senior Vice President of Product Development, among other technology leadership positions. Kearny has been a key contributor to the success of the company's flagship BIG-IP® product line, including its expansion into virtual editions, and the development of the TMOS® architecture. He now takes on an expanded role that includes the planning and execution of F5's technology roadmap, along with the leadership of all product engineering personnel. He holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Washington.

Benjamin Gibson

Mr. Ben Gibson is appointed as Executive Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer of the Company., effective August 1. 2016. He brings to F5 over 25 years of management experience in product, field, and channel marketing, as well as advertising, digital strategy, and corporate communications. Most recently, he was Chief Marketing Officer at Veritas, where he led a global team of marketing professionals and spearheaded that company's rebranding efforts following a spin-off from Symantec. Prior to Veritas, Gibson spent five years as Chief Marketing Officer at Aruba Networks. During his tenure, Aruba doubled in annual revenue as it expanded from wireless networking into adjacent mobile security and location services.

Scot Rogers

Mr. Scot Rogers is Executive Vice President and General Counsel of F5 Networks, Inc., since January 2014. Mr. Rogers has held a variety of positions in F5's legal department since 2005, including most recently as Senior Vice President and Associate General Counsel immediately prior to his promotion to Executive Vice President. From 2002 through 2005, Rogers was the General Counsel for Xpediate Consulting, a healthcare technology and consulting company located in the San Francisco Bay Area. Prior to becoming a corporate counsel, he spent eight years in private practice as a commercial litigator. Mr. Rogers is a graduate of the University of Texas and holds a J.D. from the Dedman School of Law of Southern Methodist University.

David Feringa

Mr. David Feringa is Executive Vice President - Worldwide Sales of F5 Networks, Inc., since May 25, 2012. He joined F5 Networks in December 2004 as Regional Vice President of Sales for the Eastern U.S. and has assumed multiple sales leadership roles during his tenure at F5. He was appointed Vice President of North America Sales in October 2007 and Senior Vice President of Americas Sales in January 2012. Prior to joining F5, Mr. Feringa served in senior sales and business development positions for 20 years at technology companies including Cisco Systems, Inc. and Lucent Technologies. Mr. Feringa holds a B.A. from Wake Forest University.

Peter Klein

Mr. Peter S. Klein is a director of F5 Networks, Inc. He is Retired Chief Financial Officer of Microsoft .

A. Gary Ames

Mr. A. Gary Ames is Independent Directors of F5 Networks, Inc. He has served as one of our directors since July 2004. Mr. Ames served as President and Chief Executive Officer of MediaOne International, a provider of broadband and wireless communications from July 1995 until his retirement in June of 2000. From January 1990 to July 1995, he served as President and Chief Executive Officer of US West Communications, a regional provider of residential and business telephone services, and operator and carrier services. Mr. Ames also serves as a director of MMGL Corporation (formally known as Schnitzer Investment Corp.), a privately-held investment firm with interests in commercial, industrial and multi-family properties, real estate development projects, ocean shipping, and other industries. Mr. Ames served as a director of Tektronix, Inc., a publicly-traded supplier of test, measurement, and monitoring products, from 1993 to 2008; SuperValu, Inc., a publicly-traded food and drug retailer, from 2006 to 2010 and iPass, Inc., a publicly-traded enterprise mobility company, from 2002 to 2010. Mr. Ames holds a B.A. in Finance from Portland State University.

Sandra Bergeron

Ms. Sandra E. Bergeron is Independent Director of F5 Networks, Inc. She has served as one of our directors since January 2013. From 2004 until 2012, Ms. Bergeron was a venture partner at Trident Capital, Inc., a venture capital firm. Ms. Bergeron currently serves on the board of directors of Qualys, Inc., a publicly-traded provider of cloud security and compliance solutions; Sophos, Inc., a privately-held provider of IT security and data protection products; and TraceSecurity, a privately-held provider of cloud-based security solutions and IT governance, risk and compliance management solutions where she also serves as chairman. Ms. Bergeron previously served on the board of directors of TriCipher, a privately-held secure access management company acquired by VMware in August 2010 and ArcSight, Inc., a publicly-traded security and compliance management company acquired by Hewlett-Packard Company in September 2010. Ms. Bergeron holds a B.A. in Business Administration from Georgia State University and a M.B.A. from Xavier University.

Deborah Bevier

Ms. Deborah L. Bevier is Independent Director of F5 Networks, Inc. She has served as one of our directors since July 2006. Ms. Bevier has been the principal of D.L. Bevier Consulting LLC, an organizational and management consulting firm, since 2004. Prior to that time, from 1996 until 2003, Ms. Bevier served as a director, President and Chief Executive Officer of Laird Norton Financial Group and its predecessor companies, an independent financial advisory services firm. From 1973 to 1996, Ms. Bevier held numerous leadership positions with KeyCorp, including chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Key Bank of Washington. Ms. Bevier currently serves on the board of directors of Outerwall, Inc. (formerly Coinstar, Inc.), a publicly-traded multi-national provider of services to retailers. She served on the board of directors of Fisher Communications, Inc., a publicly-traded media and communications company, from 2003 to 2010, and Puget Sound Bank, a commercial bank, from 2006 to 2008. Ms. Bevier holds a B.S. in Economics from SUNY New Paltz and a graduate degree from Stonier Graduate School of Banking at Rutgers University.

Jonathan Chadwick

Mr. Jonathan C. Chadwick is Independent Director of F5 Networks, Inc. He has served as one of our directors since August 2011. Mr. Chadwick is currently Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at VMware. Prior to joining VMware, Mr. Chadwick served as the chief financial officer of Skype and as a corporate vice president of Microsoft Corporation after its acquisition of Skype in October 2011. Mr. Chadwick joined Skype from McAfee where he was executive vice president and chief financial officer from June 2010 until February 2011. From 1997 to 2010, he held various finance roles at Cisco Systems, including senior vice president, CFO — global customer markets, senior vice president, corporate controller and principal accounting officer, and vice president, corporate finance & planning. He also worked for Coopers & Lybrand in various roles in the US and UK. Mr. Chadwick is a Chartered Accountant in England and holds an honors degree in electrical and electronic engineering from the University of Bath, UK.

Michael Dreyer

Mr. Michael L. Dreyer is Independent Director of F5 Networks, Inc. He has served as one of our directors since October 2012. Mr. Dreyer is currently the Chief Operating Officer, Group and President, Americas for Monitise, a technology leader in mobile banking. Prior to joining Monitise, he was the Chief Information Officer at Visa Inc. from July, 2005 to March, 2014 where he was responsible for the company’s systems and technology platforms. Before joining Visa Inc., he was Chief Information Officer of Inovant, where he oversaw the development and management of Visa’s global systems technology. Previously, Mr. Dreyer held executive positions at VISA USA as Senior Vice President of processing and emerging products, and Senior Vice President of commercial solutions. He has also held senior positions at American Express, Prime Financial, Inc., Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, 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.

Stephen Smith

Mr. Stephen Smith is Independent Director of F5 Networks, Inc. He has served as one of our directors since January 2013. Mr. Smith is currently Chief Executive Officer and President, and a member of the board of directors of Equinix, Inc., a provider of global data center services. Prior to joining Equinix in April 2007, Mr. Smith served as Senior Vice President at HP Services, a business segment of Hewlett-Packard Co., from January 2005 to October 2006. Prior to joining Hewlett-Packard Co., Mr. Smith served as Vice President of Global Professional and Managed Services at Lucent Technologies Inc., a communications solutions provider. Mr. Smith also held various management and sales positions during his 17 years with Electronic Data Systems Corporation (“EDS”), a business and technology solutions company, including Chief Sales Officer, President of EDS Asia-Pacific, and President of EDS Western Region. Mr. Smith served on the board of directors of Volterra Semiconductor Corporation, a publicly-traded company from January 2012 to October 2013. He previously served as a director of the public company 3PAR Inc. and as a director of the privately-held company Actian during the past five years. Mr. Smith graduated from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and holds a B.S. in Engineering.

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

Alan Higginson

379,766

John McAdam

8,143,740

Andrew Reinland

2,908,140

Edward Eames

2,953,340

Ryan Kearny

--

Benjamin Gibson

--

Scot Rogers

--

David Feringa

3,490,120

Peter Klein

294,488

A. Gary Ames

336,988

Sandra Bergeron

333,377

Deborah Bevier

346,155

Jonathan Chadwick

343,377

Michael Dreyer

334,766

Stephen Smith

326,988
As Of  29 Sep 2015