People: LeapFrog Enterprises Inc (LF)

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22 Aug 2014
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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

William Chiasson

61 2011 Chairman of the Board

John Barbour

54 2011 Chief Executive Officer, Director

Thomas Kalinske

69 2006 Independent Vice Chairman of the Board

Raymond Arthur

55 2012 Chief Financial Officer

Gregory Ahearn

47 2012 Executive Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer

Kenneth Adams

58 2013 Senior Vice President - Sales

Stanley Maron

65 1997 Independent Director

E. Stanton McKee

69 2003 Independent Director

Joanna Rees

52 2014 Independent Director

Randy Rissman

66 2011 Independent Director

Caden Wang

61 2005 Independent Director

Steve Youngwood

2014 Independent Director

Karen Sansot

Senior Director - Investor Relations

Biographies

Name Description

William Chiasson

Mr. William B. Chiasson is Chairman of the Board of LeapFrog Enterprises Inc., since March 2011. He has served as a member of the board of directors since March 2010 and as the Chairman of the board of directors since March 2011. Previously, Mr. Chiasson served as the Chief Executive Officer from September 2010 to March 2011, as President and Chief Executive Officer from March 2010 to September 2010 and as Chief Financial Officer from November 2004 to February 2010. Since August 2013, Mr. Chiasson has served on the board of directors of Fossil Group, a publicly-held company that designs, develops, markets and distributes fashion-related consumer products, and as a member of its audit committee. Mr. Chiasson has served as a member of the board of directors of The ERGObaby Carrier, Inc., a designer, marketer and distributor of premium baby carriers and related products, since February 2012 and is currently Chairman of its board of directors and a member of its audit committee. In addition, Mr. Chiasson served as its Chief Executive Officer from October 2012 to May 2013. He served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Levi Strauss & Co., a marketer of apparel, from August 1998 to December 2003. From January 1988 to August 1998, Mr. Chiasson served in varying capacities with Kraft Foods, Inc., a division of Phillip Morris Companies and a manufacturer and seller of branded foods and beverages, most recently as Senior Vice President, Finance and Information Technology. From June 1979 to January 1988, Mr. Chiasson served in varying capacities with Baxter Healthcare, most recently as its Vice President and Controller for the Hospital Group. Mr. Chiasson received his B.A. from the University of Arizona and his M.B.A. from the University of Southern California.

John Barbour

Mr. John Barbour is Chief Executive Officer, Director of LeapFrog Enterprises Inc. Prior to joining LeapFrog, he served as President of the GameHouse division of RealNetworks, Inc., a digital media company, from October 2008 to August 2010. From October 2006 to October 2008, Mr. Barbour served as the Managing Partner of Volta Capital, LLC, a strategy and investment consulting firm. From 1999 to June 2006, Mr. Barbour served in various capacities for Toys “R” Us, Inc., a retailer of children’s toys and products. He served as President, Toys “R” Us U.S. from August 2004 to June 2006, as President, Toys “R” Us International and Chairman, Toys “R” Us Japan from February 2002 to August 2004, and President and Chief Executive Officer of toysrus.com from 1999 to 2002. Mr. Barbour has also held senior level positions with Hasbro, Inc., OddzOn Products, Inc., and Universal Matchbox Group, Ltd. Mr. Barbour holds a B.Sc. in Chemistry, with Honors, from the University of Glasgow.

Thomas Kalinske

Mr. Thomas J. Kalinske is an Independent Vice Chairman of the Board of LeapFrog Enterprises Inc. He has served on board of directors since September 1997, and has served as the Vice Chairman of board of directors since July 2006. He was the Chairman of board of directors from September 1997 to February 2004. Mr. Kalinske served as Chief Executive Officer at two different times, first from September 1997 to March 2002 and again from February 2004 to July 2006. From April 2007 to May 2008, Mr. Kalinske served as Chief Executive Officer of cFares, Inc., an online meta-search company. From 1996 to February 2004, Mr. Kalinske served as the President of Knowledge Universe. From 1990 to 1996, he served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Sega of America, a video game and entertainment company. Prior to that, he was President and Chief Executive Officer of the Universal Matchbox Group, a manufacturer of games, toys and children’s vehicles, from 1987 to 1990. Prior to that, he served as President and Co-Chief Executive Officer of Mattel, Inc., a toy manufacturer and public company. He has also served as Chair of the Toy Manufacturers Association of America. Since January 2012, Mr. Kalinske has served as Executive Chairman of Global Education Learning, a startup dedicated to the online teaching of English and other subjects to children in Asia. He has also served as a member of the board of directors and on the audit committee of Cambium Learning Group, Inc., a publicly-held company that provides research-based learning solutions for at-risk and special student populations, since February 2010. Mr. Kalinske served as a director on the board of directors of Blackboard Inc., a publicly-held company that provided enterprise learning software applications, from April 2007 until its acquisition in October 2011. Mr. Kalinske earned a B.S. from the University of Wisconsin and an M.B.A. from the University of Arizona.

Raymond Arthur

Mr. Raymond L. Arthur is Chief Financial Officer of LeapFrog Enterprises Inc., since July 16, 2012. Prior to joining LeapFrog, Mr. Arthur served as Chief Financial Officer at The Pep Boys – Manny, Moe, & Jack from 2008 to 2012, where he built the company’s finance organization. Prior to that, Mr. Arthur served in various capacities for Toys “R” Us, Inc., including as Chief Financial Officer of Toys “R” Us, Inc., from 2004 to 2006, where he oversaw a strategic review and restructuring of company-wide operations, as President and Chief Financial Officer of toysrus.com from 2000 to 2003 and as Corporate Controller of Toys “R” Us from 1999 to 2000. Previously, he worked in a variety of roles for General Signal Corporation, American Home Products Corporation, American Cyanamid Company and in public accounting. Mr. Arthur received his B.A. in Accounting from William Paterson College.

Gregory Ahearn

Mr. Gregory B. Ahearn is Executive Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer of LeapFrog Enterprises Inc., since June 18, 2012. Prior to joining LeapFrog, Mr. Ahearn was Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer of Toys “R” Us, Inc. where he was responsible for all aspects of marketing, advertising, and promotions, including strategy, media analysis, brand position, and creative services for the Toys “R” Us, Babies “R” Us, and FAO Schwartz brands in the U.S. Prior to that, Mr. Ahearn also served in several other senior leadership roles for Toys “R” Us, Inc. during his tenure there from 2000 to June 2012. Prior to joining Toys “R” Us, Mr. Ahearn was Vice President of Marketing for Hasbro, Inc.’s OddzOn toy division from 1997 to 2000 where he oversaw the development and marketing for brands such as Koosh collectibles, sport and bubbles, Vortex high-performance toy sports and Rubik’s puzzles and games. From 1995 to 1997, Mr. Ahearn held senior marketing positions at OddzOn Products, Inc. prior to its acquisition by Hasbro. Mr. Ahearn also previously held several brand management positions at Mattel, Inc. Mr. Ahearn received his bachelor’s degree from Georgetown University and his Masters of Business Administration from the University of Southern California.

Kenneth Adams

Mr. Kenneth A. Adams serves as Senior Vice President of Sales of LeapFrog Enterprises Inc., since June 2013. Prior to joining LeapFrog, Mr. Adams served as Vice President of Sales for emerging channels and business development at Hasbro, Inc. Mr. Adams’ previous roles with Hasbro, Inc. included Vice President, Team Lead for Target and Vice President, Team Lead for Toys “R” US. During his 28-year tenure with Hasbro, Mr. Adams led many strategic initiatives and large sales teams in the U.S., and was responsible for all facets of sales management, from leading major retail partner relationships to developing new channels of distribution and managing national distributor networks.

Stanley Maron

Mr. Stanley E. Maron is an Independent Director of LeapFrog Enterprises Inc., since September 1997. Since 1994, Mr. Maron has served as a senior partner in the law firm of Maron & Sandler, a Professional Corporation, which he co-founded. He specializes in corporate and tax law. Prior to forming Maron & Sandler, he was a senior partner in the Los Angeles law firm of Buchalter, Nemer, Fields & Younger (now Buchalter Nemer), serving at the firm from 1975 to 1994. Mr. Maron currently serves as a director of Heron International, a privately-held European real estate development company, and also serves as an officer and director of privately-held companies affiliated with Knowledge Learning Corporation, a provider of early child care learning. Mr. Maron was previously a director of Nextera Enterprises, Inc., a consumer products company, until 2008. Mr. Maron earned a B.A. from the University of California, Berkeley and a J.D. from the University of California, Los Angeles.

E. Stanton McKee

Mr. E. Stanton McKee, Jr., is an Independent Director of LeapFrog Enterprises Inc. From 1989 until his retirement in November 2002, Mr. McKee served in various positions at Electronic Arts Inc., a publicly-held company that develops and publishes interactive entertainment, most recently as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial and Administrative Officer. From 1982 to 1989, Mr. McKee was Chief Financial Officer of Digital Research, Inc., a privately-held developer of operating systems, computer languages and applications. Mr. McKee also served in the consulting division of Arthur Andersen for seven years. Mr. McKee served on the board of directors and as Chair of the audit committee of ArcSight, Inc., a publicly-held company that provided security and compliance management software and appliances to government and commercial entities, from February 2005 until its acquisition by Hewlett-Packard in 2010. Mr. McKee has served on numerous private company and joint venture boards and currently serves on the board of directors of several private companies. Mr. McKee earned a B.A. and an M.B.A. from Stanford University. Mr. McKee has served as the Chair of audit committee since 2003 and as a member of compensation committee since 2009.

Joanna Rees

Ms. Joanna Rees has been appointed as an Independent Director of the Company, effective as of April 1, 2014. Ms. Rees is a Managing Director of Soda Rock Partners, an investment and consulting firm, where she serves as an investor, board member and senior advisor to several private high-growth companies. In 1996, Ms. Rees founded VSP Capital, a San Francisco-based venture capital firm, where she served as Managing Partner until 2011. During her tenure with VSP Capital, Ms. Rees served on the board of more than 25 private, venture-backed companies across a broad range of industries. Previously, Ms. Rees worked at Vrolyk & Company, a boutique merchant bank, from 1995 to 1996 and Banc of America Securities, an investment banking subsidiary of Bank of America, from 1993 to 1995, focused on private placements and mergers & acquisitions for retail, restaurant and branded consumer companies. Ms. Rees spent her early career in advertising and brand management. She oversaw multiple brands at Groupe Danone, a world leader in the food industry, from 1984 to 1989 and also was head of new product development in the US. She started her career at Benton & Bowels (now DMB&B), an advertising agency, in 1983, working on multiple consumer brands. Ms. Rees was the co-creator of the Build Brand Value CEO forum which she led from 1997 to 2003. She has also served on the Board of the National Venture Capital Association, the Coppola Companies, and as Chairman of the USA for Madrid-based FON. Ms. Rees currently serves on the board of NewSchools Venture Fund, a non-profit venture philanthropy firm whose mission is to improve public K-12 education by supporting education entrepreneurs. She is a senior mentor and a seminar moderator at the Aspen Institute and has been an Adjunct Professor at Santa Clara University since 2007, where she teaches Leadership in the Leavey School of Business. Ms. Rees earned her M.B.A. from Columbia University and a B.S. from Duke University.

Randy Rissman

Mr. Randy O. Rissman is an Independent Director of LeapFrog Enterprises, Inc. Mr. Rissman is currently managing director of Leo Capital Holdings, LLC, a venture capital firm he founded in 2000, which makes early stage investments in technology and media-based companies focused on consumer Internet and mobile applications. From 2005 to 2010, he was a director of 4Kids Entertainment, Inc., a publicly-held American film and television production company. From 1978 to 1998, Mr. Rissman served as Chief Executive Officer of Tiger Electronics, Inc., an early pioneer of children’s electronic gaming he co-founded, which was sold to Hasbro, Inc. in 1998. Mr. Rissman currently serves on the board of several private companies in which Leo Capital Holdings has made an investment. Mr. Rissman holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan and an M.B.A. from the Harvard Business School. Mr. Rissman has served as the Chair of the compensation committee since June 2012.

Caden Wang

Mr. Caden C. Wang is an Independent Director of LeapFrog Enterprises Inc. From June 1999 until his retirement in December 2001, Mr. Wang served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton S.A. Selective Retailing Group, which included various international retail holdings such as DFS, Sephora and Miami Cruiseline Services. He also served as the Chief Financial Officer for DFS Group Limited, a leading luxury retailer catering to the traveling public, Gump’s Corp., a luxury home furnishings and home décor retailer, and Cost Plus, Inc., a chain of specialty import/retail stores. Since October 2003, Mr. Wang has served on the board of directors of bebe stores, inc., a publicly-held company that designs, develops and produces women’s apparel and accessories, and serves as chair of its audit committee and as a member of its nominating and corporate governance committee. From August 2005 through August 2007, Mr. Wang served on the board of directors of Fossil, Inc., a publicly-held company that designs, develops, markets and distributes fashion-related consumer products, and was a member of its audit committee, nominating and corporate governance committee and a special committee advising on option backdating. He earned a B.A. and an M.B.A. from the University of California, Los Angeles.

Steve Youngwood

Mr. Steve Youngwood is Independent Director of the Company. Steve joined Viacom in 1997 and most recently led all Nickelodeon Digital efforts, including websites, mobile, connected TVs, TV Everywhere and other emerging platforms. Steve also led Nickelodeon’s video, gaming, and book publishing businesses across all digital and traditional retail channels and oversaw the acquisition and integration of five digital companies. During Mr. Youngwood's tenure, Nickelodeon became a leader in kids and family digital media, with a prominent position on all major digital platforms and successes that included the Emmy Award winning Nick App. Previously at Viacom, he held various senior management positions in Consumer Products, ran the Nick and NickJr Magazines, and worked in the Strategy and Business Development Group. He also worked in Viacom International and was part of launch efforts in Germany and India. Prior to Viacom, Steve worked for McKinsey & Company in the US and Germany and also at Disney Educational Publishing. Steve previously served on the advisory board of Learning Resources/ETA Hand2Mind, a private educational products company, and on the board of directors of the Online Publishing Association, an industry trade association, and Common Cents, a service-learning not-for-profit organization. He earned his Masters of Business Administration degree from the Stanford Graduate School of Business and graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree in History from Yale College.

Karen Sansot

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

William Chiasson

859,191

John Barbour

2,906,070

Thomas Kalinske

849,840

Raymond Arthur

1,244,190

Gregory Ahearn

1,243,730

Kenneth Adams

2,079,780

Stanley Maron

--

E. Stanton McKee

--

Joanna Rees

--

Randy Rissman

--

Caden Wang

--

Steve Youngwood

--

Karen Sansot

--
As Of 30 Dec 2013
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