People: Harmonic Inc (HLIT.O)

HLIT.O on Nasdaq

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Patrick Gallagher

59 2013 Independent Chairman of the Board

Patrick Harshman

49 2006 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Carolyn Aver

54 2010 Chief Financial Officer

George Stromeyer

56 2013 Senior Vice President - Worldwide Sales

Charles Bonasera

56 2011 Senior Vice President - Operations and Quality

Neven Haltmayer

49 2011 Senior Vice President - Research and Development

Harold Covert

67 2007 Independent Director

E.Floyd Kvamme

76 1990 Independent Director

Mitzi Reaugh

36 2012 Independent Director

William Reddersen

67 2002 Independent Director

Susan Swenson

66 2012 Independent Director

Blair King

2013 Director of Investor Relations

Biographies

Name Description

Patrick Gallagher

Mr. Patrick T. Gallagher is Independent Chairman of the Board of Harmonic Inc., effective April 18, 2013. From March 2008 to March 2012, Mr. Gallagher was Chairman of Ubiquisys Ltd., a UK company which develops and supplies femtocells for the 3G mobile wireless market. From January 2008 until February 2009, Mr. Gallagher was Chairman of Macro4 Plc, a FTSE-listed global software solutions company, and 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 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 serving as a member of the BT Executive Committee. Mr. Gallagher is a director of Ciena Corporation and 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 extensive international business experience and perspective and his many years of management experience as a senior executive of a major European telecommunications service provider.

Patrick Harshman

Dr. Patrick J. Harshman is President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of Harmonic Inc. He joined the Company in 1993 and was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer in May 2006. In 2005, he was appointed Executive Vice President responsible for the majority of our operational functions, including the unified digital video and broadband optical networking divisions and global marketing. Prior to the consolidation of our product divisions, Mr. Harshman held the position of President of the Convergent Systems division and, for more than four years, was President of the Broadband Access Networks division. Prior to this, Mr. Harshman held key leadership positions in marketing, international sales, and research and development. 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 and management experience with Harmonic and his strong background in, and understanding of, technology within the communications industry.

Carolyn Aver

Ms. Carolyn V. Aver is Chief Financial Officer of Harmonic Inc. From 2007 to May 2010, she provided financial consulting services to a number of companies, including as the interim Chief Financial Officer of Axiom Legal, a global legal staffing firm. From 2002 to October 2007, when it was acquired by Oracle Corporation, she served as the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Agile Software Corporation. From 1998 to 2000, Ms. Aver was the Chief Financial Officer of USWeb/CKS, until its merger with Whitman-Hart. She was the Chief Financial Officer of BackWeb from 1997 to 1998 and the Chief Financial Officer of ParcPlace-Digitalk from 1993 to 1997. From 1984 to 1993, Ms. Aver held various financial management roles, including the Vice President of Finance and Chief Financial Officer at Autodesk. Ms. Aver began her career with Arthur Young & Company (now Ernst & Young), and earned her CPA in 1986. She obtained a B.S. in Accounting from California State University East Bay.

George Stromeyer

Mr. George Stromeyer is Senior Vice President - Worldwide Sales of Harmonic Inc. From January 2008 to May 2013, he was an executive with Cisco Systems, Inc., initially as Vice President, Cable, Digital Media and IPTV, SP Europe, and most recently as Vice President, Worldwide Security Sales. Prior to joining Cisco, Mr. Stromeyer was with Scientific-Atlanta, which was acquired by Cisco in 2006, from 1996 to 2008, initially as Vice President, Managing Director Latin America, and most recently as Vice President and Managing Director, EMEA. Before his time at Scientific-Atlanta, he had several management positions with Raychem Corporation from 1986 to 1996, culminating in his serving as European General Manager, PolySwitch Division. Mr. Stromeyer has a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Cornell University and a MBA from the Amos Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth.

Charles Bonasera

Mr. Charles J. Bonasera is Senior Vice President - Operations and Quality of Harmonic Inc. He became a Senior Vice President in March 2011. From 2005 to 2006, Mr. Bonasera was Senior Director-Global Sourcing at Solectron Corporation, a global provider of electronics manufacturing services and supply chain solutions. From 1999 to 2005, Mr. Bonasera held various key positions in outsourcing strategies, commodity management, supply management and supply chain development at Sun Microsystems, Inc.

Neven Haltmayer

Mr. Neven Haltmayer is Senior Vice President - Research and Development of Harmonic Inc. He became Senior Vice President, Research and Development in March 2011. Prior to that appointment, Mr. Haltmayer was Director of Engineering of Compression Systems and managed the development of Harmonic’s MPEG-2 and MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 encoder and Electra product lines. Between 2001 and 2002, Mr. Haltmayer held various key positions, including Vice President of Engineering, and was responsible for system integration and development of set top box middleware and interactive applications, while at Canal Plus Technologies. Mr. Haltmayer holds a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Zagreb, Croatia.

Harold Covert

Mr. Harold L. Covert is Independent Director of Harmonic Inc. Mr. Covert currently serves as an advisor to Lumos Networks Corporation and is an independent business consultant. From September 2011 through March 2014, Mr. Covert served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Lumos Networks Corporation, a fiber-based service provider. From October 2010 to September 2011, he was an independent business consultant. From October 2007 until September 2010, Mr. Covert was an executive of Silicon Image, Inc., a semiconductor company, serving as Chief Financial Officer from October 2007 until January 2010 and also as its President from September 2009 through September 2010. From 2005 to 2007, Mr. Covert was Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Openwave Systems Inc., a software applications and infrastructure company. Prior to Openwave, Mr. Covert was Chief Financial Officer at Fortinet Inc. from 2003 to 2005, and Chief Financial Officer at Extreme Networks, Inc. from 2001 to 2003. Mr. Covert has been a Director and Chairman of the Audit Committee at JDS Uniphase Corporation since January 2006. Mr. Covert was a director at Solta Medical, Inc. from June 2007 until January 2014 and was a director of Silicon Image from January 2010 until September 2010. Mr. Covert holds a B.S. in Business Administration from Lake Erie College and an M.B.A. from Cleveland State University and is also a Certified Public Accountant.

E.Floyd Kvamme

Mr. E. Floyd Kvamme is Independent Director of Harmonic Inc. 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 a director of Power Integrations, Inc., as well as two private companies. Mr. Kvamme holds a B.S.E.E. from the University of California, Berkeley and an M.S.E. from Syracuse University.

Mitzi Reaugh

Ms. Mitzi Reaugh is Independent Director of Harmonic Inc. She has been a director since July 2012. Since October 2013, Ms. Reaugh has 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 (“Nielsen”), 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. She holds an MBA from the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School of Business and a B.A. in Economics from Claremont McKenna College.

William Reddersen

Mr. William F. Reddersen is Independent Director of Harmonic Inc. 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.

Susan Swenson

Ms. Susan G. Swenson is Independent Director of Harmonic Inc. From March 2008 to March 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, Spirent PLC, a multinational telecommunications testing company, Novatel Wireless, a provider of wireless solutions, and FirstNet, an independent authority within 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.

Blair King

Mr. Blair King is 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.

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