People: Finisar Corp (FNSR.O)

FNSR.O on Nasdaq

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22 Oct 2014
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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Jerry Rawls

69 2008 Chairman of the Board

Eitan Gertel

52 2008 Chief Executive Officer, Director

Kurt Adzema

45 2011 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President - Finance

Christopher Brown

46 2011 Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary

Todd Swanson

41 2011 Executive Vice President - Sales & Marketing

John Clark

64 2011 Executive Vice President - Technology and Global Research and Development

Joseph Young

57 2011 Executive Vice President - Global Operations

Mark Colyar

50 2011 Senior Vice President, General Manager

Robert Stephens

68 2010 Lead Independent Director

Michael Child

59 2010 Independent Director

Roger Ferguson

71 1999 Independent Director

Thomas Pardun

70 2009 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Jerry Rawls

Mr. Jerry S. Rawls is Chairman of the Board of Finisar Corporation. Mr. Rawls has served as a member of board of directors since March 1989 and as Chairman of the Board since January 2006. Mr. Rawls served as Chief Executive Officer from August 1999 until the completion of the Optium Corporation merger in August 2008. Mr. Rawls also served as President from April 2003 until the completion of the Optium merger 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 and/or Chief Executive Officer, provides him personal knowledge of the Company's history since shortly after its founding.

Eitan Gertel

Mr. Eitan Gertel is Chief Executive Officer, Director of Finisar Corporation. Mr. Gertel served as Optium's President and as a director from March 2001 and as Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Optium from February 2004 through the completion of the merger. Mr. Gertel served as President and General Manager of the former transmission systems division of JDS Uniphase Corporation from 1995 to 2001. JDSU is a provider of broadband test and management solutions and optical products. Mr. Gertel holds a B.S.E.E. from Drexel University.

Kurt Adzema

Mr. Kurt Adzema is Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President - Finance of Finisar Corporation since January 2011. 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.

Christopher Brown

Mr. Christopher E. Brown is Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary of Finisar Corporation. He has served as the company Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary since the completion of the Optium merger in August 2008 and as Executive Vice President since January 2011. 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 firm of Goodwin Procter LLP from January 2005 to August 2006, a partner at the law firm of McDermott, Will & Emery from January 2003 to January 2005 and an associate at McDermott, Will & Emery from March 2000 to January 2003. 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 & Marketing of Finisar Corporation. Mr. Swanson joined the comapny in 2002 and served as Product Line Manager, Director of Marketing and Vice President, Sales and Marketing for the company 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.

John Clark

Dr. John H. Clark is Executive Vice President - Technology and Global Research and Development of Finisar Corporation. 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 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 1996 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.

Joseph Young

Mr. Joseph A. Young is Executive Vice President - Global Operations of Finisar Corporation. Mr. Young served as the company 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 the company in October 2004 as the company 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, General Manager of Finisar Corporation. He has served as the company Senior Vice President, Operations and Engineering since the completion of the Optium merger in August 2008. Mr. Colyar served as Optium’s Senior Vice President of Engineering from April 2001 through the completion of the merger and also served as General Manager of Optium’s U.S. operations from February 2004 through the completion of the merger. Mr. Colyar served in 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 has served as a member of board of directors since August 2005 and as Lead Director since March 2010. 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 experience 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, which designs, develops and supplies 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. Mr. Stephens brings to the board executive and industry experience in a number of strategic and operational areas through his service as Chief Executive Officer of Adaptec, Power I/O and Emulex and in executive roles at Western Digital.

Michael Child

Mr. Michael C. Child is Independent Director of Finisar Corporation. Mr. Child has served as a member of board of directors since June 2010 and previously served on board from November 1998 until October 2005. 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, and Ultratech, Inc., which designs and manufactures photolithography and thermal processing equipment, and 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.

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.

Thomas Pardun

Mr. Thomas E. Pardun is Independent Director of Finisar Corporation. Mr. Pardun is currently the 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 has served in this capacity from January 2000 until November 2001 and again since April 2007. Mr. Pardun was President of MediaOne International, Asia-Pacific (previously U.S. West International, Asia-Pacific, a subsidiary of U.S. 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 U.S. West Multimedia Communications, a communications company. Before joining U.S. 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 CalAmp Corporation, Calix, Inc. and MaxLinear, Inc., and served as a director of Occam Networks, Inc. from September 2004 until February 2011 when it was acquired by Calix, Inc. Mr. Pardun holds a B.B.A. in Business Administration from the University of Iowa.

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

Jerry Rawls

3,022,630

Eitan Gertel

2,982,630

Kurt Adzema

1,139,400

Christopher Brown

--

Todd Swanson

1,158,350

John Clark

1,180,220

Joseph Young

1,222,470

Mark Colyar

1,001,130

Robert Stephens

--

Michael Child

--

Roger Ferguson

--

Thomas Pardun

--
As Of 26 Apr 2014

Options Compensation

Name Options Value

Jerry Rawls

2,125,000 6,409,166

Eitan Gertel

55,180 1,368,240

Kurt Adzema

30,042 430,062

Christopher Brown

0 0

Todd Swanson

26,142 414,117

John Clark

0 0

Joseph Young

674,999 3,038,830

Mark Colyar

210,458 3,481,380

Robert Stephens

0 0

Michael Child

0 0

Roger Ferguson

0 0

Thomas Pardun

0 0
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