People: LeapFrog Enterprises Inc (LF)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

William Chiasson

60 2011 Chairman of the Board

John Barbour

53 2011 Chief Executive Officer, Director

Thomas Kalinske

68 2006 Independent Vice Chairman of the Board

Raymond Arthur

54 2012 Chief Financial Officer

Gregory Ahearn

46 2012 Executive Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer

Stanley Maron

64 1997 Independent Director

E. Stanton McKee

64 2003 Independent Director

Theodore Mitchell

57 2012 Independent Director

Joanna Rees

2014 Independent Director

Randy Rissman

65 2011 Independent Director

Caden Wang

61 2005 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. 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 as its Chief Executive Officer since October 2012. Previously, Mr. Chiasson served as 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. Prior to joining LeapFrog, 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 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 United States. 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.

Stanley Maron

Mr. Stanley E. Maron is 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 for-profit 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. Mr. Maron has served on audit committee since 2006 and on compensation and nominating and corporate governance committees since 2008.

E. Stanton McKee

Mr. E. Stanton McKee, Jr., is 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.

Theodore Mitchell

Dr. Theodore R. Mitchell is Independent Director of LeapFrog Enterprises, Inc., since June 28, 2012. Dr. Mitchell is President and Chief Executive Officer of NewSchools Venture Fund, a nonprofit venture philanthropy firm that supports both nonprofit and for-profit education entrepreneurs who are transforming public education, a position he has held since 2005. From 2008 through 2010, he also served as President of the California State Board of Education. Prior to taking the helm at NewSchools in 2005, Dr. Mitchell was President of Occidental College, a position he held from 1999 to 2005. Dr. Mitchell previously held roles as Vice Chancellor and Dean of the School of Education and Information Studies at the University of California, Los Angeles, professor and Chair of the Department of Education at Dartmouth College, and Vice President of Education and Strategic Initiatives at the J. Paul Getty Trust. He has served on a number of policy commissions, including chairing the Governor’s Committee on Education Excellence and the Commission on Teacher Effectiveness for the Los Angeles Unified School District. In addition, he serves on the board of directors of Khan Academy, New Leaders for New Schools, The Teaching Channel, ConnectEd: The California Center for College and Career, and The McClatchy Company. Dr. Mitchell received his B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. from Stanford University.

Joanna Rees

Ms. Joanna Rees has been appointed as Independent Director of the Company, effective as of April 1, 2014. Ms. Rees is a Managing Director of Soda Rock Partners where she serves as an investor, board member and senior advisor to several private high-growth companies and organizations. Previously, Ms. Rees founded and served as Managing Partner at VSP Capital where she served on the boards of more than 25 venture-backed companies across a broad range of industries. Ms. Rees brings expertise in marketing and strategy and has held several senior marketing management positions with Groupe Danone, a $20+ billion global consumer products firm, with her last position as head of New Product Development. In addition, Ms. Rees is both a senior moderator and senior mentor at the Aspen Institute and was a Henry Crown Fellow in 2002. Ms. Rees is also active among entrepreneurs in the field of education. She currently serves on the board of NewSchools Venture Fund whose mission is to improve public K-12 education by supporting education entrepreneurs. She is an Adjunct Professor at Santa Clara University where she teaches Leadership in the Leavey School of Business. She earned her Masters of Business Administration degree from Columbia University and a Bachelors of Science degree from Duke University.

Randy Rissman

Mr. Randy O. Rissman is 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 compensation committee since June 2012.

Caden Wang

Mr. Caden C. Wang is 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 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. Mr. Wang has served as a member of audit committee since 2005 and a member of nominating and corporate governance committee since 2006 (and as the Chair since 2009). He also served as a member of compensation committee from 2009 until 2011, and previously as a member and the Chair of compensation committee from 2005 to 2006.

Karen Sansot

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

William Chiasson

859,191

John Barbour

3,686,560

Thomas Kalinske

849,840

Raymond Arthur

3,697,460

Gregory Ahearn

4,055,630

Stanley Maron

--

E. Stanton McKee

--

Theodore Mitchell

--

Joanna Rees

--

Randy Rissman

--

Caden Wang

--

Karen Sansot

--
As Of 30 Dec 2012

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