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Netlist Inc (NLST.OQ)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Chun Ki Hong

54 2000 Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer

Gail Sasaki

58 2008 Chief Financial Officer, Vice President - Finance, Secretary

Brian Peterson

Senior Vice President - Sales and Marketing

Mat Young

2015 Vice President of Marketing

Vahid Ordoubadian

2015 Vice President - Advanced Engineering

Jeffrey Benck

50 2016 Director

Charles Cargile

52 2013 Independent Director

Jun Cho

55 2014 Independent Director

Thomas Lagatta

57 2006 Independent Director

Vince Sheeran

2014 Independent Director

Blake Welcher

54 2013 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Chun Ki Hong

Mr. Chun Ki Hong is Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer of Netlist Inc. He is one of the founders of Netlist and has been our president and chief executive officer and a director since our inception. Mr. C.K. Hong assumed the title of chairman of the Board of Directors in January 2004. From September 2000 to September 2001, Mr. C.K. Hong served as president and chief operating officer of Infinilink Corporation, a DSL equipment company. Mr. C.K. Hong assisted us on a part-time basis until his departure from Infinilink, at which time he assumed full-time responsibilities with us. From July 1998 until September 2000, Mr. C.K. Hong served as Executive Vice President of Viking Components, Inc., a memory subsystems manufacturing company. From November 1997 to June 1998, he was General Manager of Sales at LG Semicon Co., Ltd., a public semiconductor manufacturing company in South Korea. From April 1992 to October 1997, Mr. C.K. Hong served as Director of Sales at LG Semicon America, Incorporated, a subsidiary of LG. From December 1983 to March 1992, Mr. C.K. Hong held various management positions at LG subsidiaries in South Korea. Mr. C. K. Hong received his Bachelor of Science in economics from Virginia Commonwealth University and his Master of Science in technology management from Pepperdine University's Graduate School of Management. As one of our founders and as our chief executive officer, Mr. C.K. Hong brings to the Board extensive knowledge of our organization and our market.

Gail Sasaki

Ms. Gail Sasaki is Chief Financial Officer, Vice President - Finance, Secretary of Netlist Inc. She has been our vice president and chief financial officer since January 2008 and our secretary since August 2007. From 2006 to January 2008, Ms. Sasaki served as our vice president of finance. From 2001 to 2005, Ms. Sasaki took time away from the workforce for personal reasons. From 2000 to 2001, Ms. Sasaki served as chief financial officer of eMaiMai, Inc., a commercial technology company based in Hong Kong and mainland China. From 1997 to 2000, Ms. Sasaki was senior vice president of finance, secretary and treasurer of eMotion, Inc., formerly Cinebase Software, a Vienna, VA-based developer of business-to-business media management software and services. From 1989 to 1997, Ms. Sasaki was chief financial officer of MicroNet Technology, Inc., an Irvine-based leader in storage technology. Ms. Sasaki spent seven years in public accounting leaving as an audit manager with Arthur Young (now known as Ernst & Young LLP) in Century City, California. Ms. Sasaki earned a Bachelor's degree from the University of California at Los Angeles, and also earned a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Southern California.

Brian Peterson

Mr. Brian Peterson is Senior Vice President - Sales and Marketing of the company. He brings 20 years of experience in managing sales, marketing, finance, operations and business development across global organizations. Most recently, he served as Vice President of Sales and Business Development at Emulex Corporation, a global leader in storage and network connectivity, where he focused on Cloud, storage, and emerging business for the company. Peterson also served in other senior positions at Emulex including Vice President, International Operations, a role in which he opened Emulex Ireland Corporation in Dublin in 2008 and was responsible for all business activity in Europe , Middle East and Africa. Prior to that, he served in a variety of sales and business development management roles at 3Com Corporation and US Robotics. Peterson holds a bachelor's degree from the University of Utah and a MBA from Westminster College in Utah . C.K. Hong , Netlist's President and Chief Executive Officer said, "Brian's knowledge of the storage and cloud computing marketplace and his track record with marketing strategy and revenue growth at leading global technology firms make him a key addition to our team. He will have a central role in bringing our growing portfolio of innovative storage class memory products to market." Mr. Peterson commented, "I'm pleased to join Netlist at this exciting time for the company to drive growth in current and future product offerings. The need to analyze and manage the vast amounts of data being generated in today's digital environments continues to increase the demand for high speed storage and memory architectures. The recently announced partnership between Samsung and Netlist reinforces this need and for the development of storage class memory solutions."

Mat Young

Mr. Mat Young is Vice President of Marketing of Netlist, Inc. Young brings 20 years of experience in the application and storage industry. He most recently served as Senior Director of ESS Technical Marketing at the Data Propulsion Labs at SanDisk. Prior to SanDisk, he founded the European subsidiary of Fusion-io and helped build the Data Propulsion Labs as the technical marketing function of Fusion-io Worldwide. Young began his career at Data General, and also held positions with Microsoft and 3PAR.

Vahid Ordoubadian

Mr. Vahid Ordoubadian is Vice President - Advanced Engineering of Netlist, Inc. In this role, he will be responsible for new IC-level product development as well as oversee joint technology development programs with strategic partners. Ordoubadian brings over 25 years of semiconductor industry experience. He most recently served as Senior Director of Research and Development at Cadence Design Systems. Prior to that, he spent 10 years at Broadcom Corporation, as Director, IC Design Engineering in the Mobile Group, managing teams of engineers for pre/post silicon validation. Prior to Broadcom, he was the Vice President of Advanced Technology Development at STEC for 5 years, responsible for ASIC development.

Jeffrey Benck

Mr. Jeffrey W. Benck is Director of the Company. He is currently President, Chief Executive Officer and Director of Lantronix, a global IoT solutions provider. Prior to joining Lantronix, he served as President and CEO of Emulex and prior to that, President and COO of QLogic. Benck began his career at IBM and for 18 years, held various executive leadership roles including Vice President of xSeries, BladeCenter and Retail Store Solutions development. Benck holds a Masters of Science degree in management of technology fromUniversity of Miamiand a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering fromRochester Institute of Technology. He is also a distinguished inventor in the computer systems field and holds six U.S. patents.

Charles Cargile

Mr. Charles F. Cargile has been appointed as Independent Director of Netlist, Inc., with effect from August 15, 2013. Mr.Cargile joined the Netlist Board in August 2013. He currently serves as Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of Newport Corporation a publicly-traded global supplier of advanced-technology products and systems. Mr. Cargile has been the Chief Financial Officer at Newport for 14 years and has been responsible for all aspects of finance, accounting, information technology and strategic planning, including acquisitions and divestitures. Prior to Newport, Mr. Cargile held a number of executive positions at York International Corporation and Flowserve Corporation. Mr. Cargile holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Oklahoma State University and a Master's degree in Business Administration from the Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California. Mr. Cargile brings more than 25 years of industry experience to Netlist's Board of Directors. Mr. Cargile has an extensive background in strategic development, capital structures and international operations.

Jun Cho

Jun S. Cho is Independent Director of Netlist, Inc. As the current General Counsel to Fiat Chrysler Asia Pacific and Vice President of Chrysler Group LLC, Jun S. Cho joined the Netlist Board in November 2014. He brings a considerable legal background to the Netlist's Board of Directors, as General Counsel to Fiat Chrysler Asia Pacific and Vice President and Assistant General Counsel to FCA US LLC (formerly called, Chrysler Group LLC). He has more than 16 years of experience as legal counsel for the FCA Group and over 10 years of experience in the Asia Pacific region heading up FCA's initiatives in technology licensing, product distribution, M&A transactions and joint ventures, from his bases in Beijing and Shanghai, China. Prior to FCA, Mr. Cho specialized in international financing and corporate transactions working for global-reaching law firms including Debevoise & Plimpton in New York, Kim & Chang in Seoul, Korea and Arnold & Porter in Washington, D.C. Mr. Cho holds a Juris Doctor degree from the New York University School of Law and is admitted to the bar in the state of New York and in Washington, D.C. He received his undergraduate degree in economics from the College of William and Mary.

Thomas Lagatta

Mr. Thomas F. Lagatta is Independent Director of Netlist Inc., since January 2006. Mr. Lagatta serves as Executive Vice President of Worldwide Sales for Broadcom Corp. since June 2006. Prior to that, he served as the Enterprise Computing Group's senior vice president and general manager since 2003. He joined Broadcom in 2002. Prior to that, Mr. Lagatta served as vice president and general manager of Anadigics, Inc., a semiconductor manufacturer. Before Anadigics, Mr. Lagatta served as vice president of business development at Avnet, Inc. Prior to Avnet, Mr. Lagatta served in various senior management and technical positions for over 11 years at Symbios Logic, a storage systems company. Mr. Lagatta received his B.S. in electrical engineering from Ohio State University and M.S. in electrical engineering from the University of Southern California.

Vince Sheeran

Mr. Vince Sheeran is Independent Director of Netlist, Inc. Vince Sheeran joined the Netlist Board in November 2014. He is the Chief Executive Officer of Orange County, California based MarginPoint, an indirect materials management software company. Mr. Sheeran has over 30 years of experience in the Software and Business Services Industries. He has built global organizations through both acquisition and organic growth. Prior to MarginPoint, Mr. Sheeran held multiple Chief Executive Officer positions including UltraLink, Inc. and Wherify Wireless. Prior to his Chief Executive Officer roles he held various management positions with software industry leaders including Irvine, California based Epicor Software where he served as VP of Marketing and Senior Vice President of Worldwide Sales & Operations. Mr. Sheeran holds a Bachelor of Science in Management and Management Information Sciences from the Moore School of Business at the University of South Carolina. Mr. Sheeran brings to the Board a track record of building sales and marketing organizations that can successfully sell complex technology to companies seeking cutting edge marketplace advantages.

Blake Welcher

Mr. Blake A. Welcher has been appointed as Independent Director of Netlist, Inc., with effect from August 20, 2013. Mr. Welcher has served as a member of our Board of Directors since August 2013. He currently serves as Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of DTS, Inc., a NASDAQ public company and has been a member of the Company's executive team since March 2000. As General Counsel, Intellectual Property, at DTS, he manages the licensing operations and was instrumental in building key assets that have led to DTS' success. Mr. Welcher leads DTS' legal licensing functions, collaborates with key partners and works to establish DTS, Inc. as a global name in consumer electronics. Mr. Welcher holds a bachelor's degree in Aeronautical Engineering from California Polytechnic State University at San Luis Obispo, a Juris Doctor degree and Masters of Intellectual Property degree from Franklin Pierce Law Center and is a US licensed Patent Attorney. Mr. Welcher brings more than 19 years of industry experience to Netlist's Board of Directors with his extensive background in worldwide licensing operations, corporate governance, risk management, intellectual property and legal affairs.

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

Chun Ki Hong

910,209

Gail Sasaki

334,254

Brian Peterson

--

Mat Young

--

Vahid Ordoubadian

--

Jeffrey Benck

--

Charles Cargile

79,217

Jun Cho

24,200

Thomas Lagatta

205,613

Vince Sheeran

24,200

Blake Welcher

70,800
As Of  27 Dec 2014