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Polycom Inc (PLCM.O)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Gary Daichendt

64 2016 Chairman of the Board

Peter Leav

45 2013 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Laura Durr

55 2014 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer

Sayed Darwish

50 2012 Chief Legal Officer, Executive Vice President - Corporate Development, Secretary

Michael Frendo

55 2014 Executive Vice President - Worldwide Engineering

Martha Bejar

53 2013 Director

Robert Frankenberg

68 2013 Director

John Kelley

64 2000 Independent Director

D. Scott Mercer

65 2007 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Gary Daichendt

Mr. Gary J. Daichendt is Chairman of the Board of the Company. He served as Director of the Company. Daichendt's expansive career as a senior officer of leading organizations provides him broad expertise in senior management, strategy and operational excellence, as well as an extensive understanding of the global IT industry. Daichendt served as Executive Vice President Worldwide Operations at Cisco, where he was responsible for global sales, support, distribution, manufacturing and strategic alliances. He spent eight years at Wang Laboratories, serving as its Vice President of Central Operations and Vice President of Marketing. He was also President and Chief Operating Officer at Nortel Networks and spent 10 years in various sales, marketing and management positions at IBM. Daichendt also has extensive experience in public company corporate governance. Currently, he serves on the boards of NCR Corporation and Juniper Networks, Inc. Previously, he served on the boards of ShoreTel, Inc. and Emulex Corporation.

Peter Leav

Mr. Peter A. Leav is President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of the Company. Prior to joining Polycom, he served as Executive Vice President and President, Industry and Field Operations of NCR Corporation, a global technology company, from June 2012 to November 2013. Mr. Leav served as Executive Vice President, Global Sales, Professional Services and Consumables of NCR from November 2011 to June 2012, and as Senior Vice President, Worldwide Sales of NCR from January 2009 to October 2011. Prior to joining NCR, he served as Corporate Vice President and General Manager of Motorola, Inc., a provider of mobility products and solutions across broadband and wireless networks, from November 2008 to January 2009, as Vice President and General Manager from December 2007 to November 2008, and as Vice President of Sales from December 2006 to December 2007. From November 2004 to December 2006, Mr. Leav was Director of Sales for Symbol Technologies, Inc., an information technology company. Prior to this position, Mr. Leav was Regional Sales Manager at Cisco Systems, Inc., a manufacturer of communications and information technology networking products, from July 2000 to November 2004. Mr. Leav has served on the board of directors of HD Supply, Inc. since October 2014. Mr. Leav holds a B.A. from Lehigh University.

Laura Durr

Ms. Laura J. Durr is Chief Financial Officer ,Chief Accounting Officer, and Executive Vice President of Polycom Inc. Ms. Durr has served as our Chief Financial Officer, Chief Accounting Officer, and Executive Vice President since May 2014. Ms. Durr also served as our Senior Vice President, Worldwide Controller and Principal Accounting Officer from September 2013 to May 2014, Senior Vice President, Worldwide Controller and Chief Accounting Officer from October 2011 to September 2013, Vice President, Worldwide Controller and Chief Accounting Officer from March 2005 to October 2011 and as Assistant Controller from March 2004 to March 2005. Prior to joining Polycom, Ms. Durr served as the Director of Finance and Administration for QuickSilver Technology, Inc. from February 2003 to March 2004, as an independent consultant from July 2002 to February 2003 and as the Corporate Controller for C Speed Corporation from April 2001 to June 2002. From October 1999 to October 2000, Ms. Durr was a business unit Controller at Lucent Technologies, Inc. after Lucent’s acquisition of International Network Services, where she served as the Corporate Controller from May 1995 to October 1999. Ms. Durr also spent six years in various capacities at Price Waterhouse LLP. Ms. Durr is a certified public accountant and holds a B.S. in Accounting from San Jose State University.

Sayed Darwish

Mr. Sayed M. Darwish is the Chief Legal Officer, Executive Vice President - Corporate Development, Secretary of Polycom, Inc., since February 2012. He also served as our Executive Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer, General Counsel and Secretary from February 2011 to February 2012, Senior Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer, General Counsel and Secretary from January 2008 to February 2011, Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary from July 2007 to January 2008 and Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary from August 2005 to July 2007. Prior to joining Polycom, from December 2003 to August 2005, Mr. Darwish served in various legal positions at EMC Corporation, ultimately as Vice President and General Counsel for EMC Corporation’s Software Group after EMC’s acquisition of Documentum, Inc., where he served as Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary from July 2000 to December 2003. Prior to that, Mr. Darwish served as Vice President and General Counsel for Luna Information Systems, served in various positions, including as General Counsel and Vice President, Legal and HR, for Forté Software, Inc. through its acquisition by Sun Microsystems, Inc., served as Corporate Counsel at Oracle Corporation, and was an associate in the law firm of Brobeck, Phleger & Harrison. Mr. Darwish is a graduate of the University of San Francisco School of Law, J.D. cum laude, and holds a B.S. in Mathematics and a B.A. in Economics from the University of Illinois, Urbana.

Michael Frendo

Mr. Michael J. Frendo is the Executive Vice President - Worldwide Engineering of Polycom Inc. since May 2014. Prior to joining Polycom, Mr. Frendo served as Senior Vice President of Architecture at Infinera Corporation, an optical telecommunications company, from March 2010 to May 2014. Prior to that, Mr. Frendo served as General Manager of the Unified Communications Solutions Business Unit and Senior Vice President at Avaya, Inc., a business collaboration and communications solutions company, from October 2008 to March 2010. Before Avaya, Mr. Frendo held various corporate executive, engineering and business unit leadership roles including General Manager of the High End Security Business unit at Juniper Networks, Inc., Senior VP of Worldwide Engineering for McDATA Corporation and Vice President for Systems and Software Engineering in Cisco’s Voice Technology Group. Mr. Frendo holds a Ph.D. and Master of Engineering in Electrical Engineering from McMaster University and a B.S. in Computer Science from the University of Western Ontario.

Martha Bejar

Martha Helena Bejar is Director of the Polycom, Inc. Ms. Bejar has served as Chief Executive Officer and director of Flow Mobile, Inc., a wireless telecommunications company, since January 2012. Ms. Bejar has been a founding partner at Red Bison Advisory Group since May 2014, which specializes in furthering business relationships between the U.S., China and the rest of the world. Prior to that, Ms. Bejar was a venture partner for The Prometheus Partners group from April 2012 to May 2014, which also specializes in furthering business relationships between the U.S., China and the rest of the world. Prior to joining Flow Mobile, Ms. Bejar served as Chief Executive Officer and director of Wipro Infocrossing Inc., a cloud services company, from March 2011 until January 2012. Ms. Bejar served as President of Worldwide Sales and Operations at Wipro Technologies Inc., an IT services company, from June 2009 to April 2011. From June 2007 to June 2009, Ms. Bejar served as Worldwide Corporate Vice President for Microsoft, Inc., a computer software company. Prior to joining Microsoft, Ms. Bejar held various positions at Nortel Networks Corporation, a telecommunications and data networking company, including as Regional President from 2004 to 2007, President of North America Sales, Sales Engineering and Sales Operations from 2002 to 2004 and General Manager from 1997 to 2002. Ms. Bejar serves on the boards of a number of private and non-profit companies. Ms. Bejar received an Advanced Management Program degree from Harvard University Business School and holds a B.S. in Industrial Engineering from the University of Miami, and a Masters in Business Administration from Nova Southeastern University.

Robert Frankenberg

Mr. Robert J. Frankenberg is Director of the Polycom Inc. Mr. Frankenberg is the owner of NetVentures, a management consulting firm. Mr. Frankenberg served as Chairman of Kinzan, Inc., an internet services software platform provider, from December 1999 to July 2006. Prior to joining Kinzan, Mr. Frankenberg served as Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Encanto Networks, Inc., an eBusiness software and services company, from June 1997 until July 2000. From April 1994 to August 1996, Mr. Frankenberg served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Novell, Inc., a networking software company. Prior to joining Novell, Mr. Frankenberg held various positions at Hewlett-Packard Corporation, an information technology company, including as Corporate Vice President and General Manager. Mr. Frankenberg served on the board of directors of National Semiconductor from April 1999 to September 2011, and has served on the boards of directors of Nuance Communications, Inc. since March 2000, Wave Systems Corp. since December 2011 and Rubicon Project, Inc. since April 2014, as well as the boards of a number of private and non-profit companies. Mr. Frankenberg holds a B.S. in Computer Engineering from San Jose State University.

John Kelley

Mr. John A. Kelley, Jr., is Independent Director of Polycom, Inc. Mr. Kelley has served as the Chief Executive Officer of CereScan Corp., a provider of high-definition functional brain imaging, since July 2009 and as Chairman of the board of directors of CereScan since March 2009. Previously, Mr. Kelley served as the Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of McDATA Corporation, a provider of storage networking and data infrastructure solutions until McDATA was acquired by Brocade Communications Systems, Inc., a data infrastructure company, in January 2007. Mr. Kelley started at McDATA as President and Chief Operating Officer in August 2001. Prior to joining McDATA, Mr. Kelley served as Executive Vice President of Networks at Qwest Communications International, Inc. from August 2000 to December 2000. He served as President of Wholesale Markets for U.S. West, Inc. from May 1998 to July 2000. From 1995 to April 1998, Mr. Kelley served as Vice President and General Manager of Large Business and Government Accounts and President of Federal Services for U.S. West. Prior to joining U.S. West, Mr. Kelley was the Area President for Mead Corporation’s Zellerbach Southwest Business Unit from 1991 to 1995, and held senior positions at Xerox Corporation and NBI, Inc. Mr. Kelley has served on the board of directors of Emulex Corporation as Chair of the Compensation Committee since February 2014 and served on the board of directors of McDATA Corporation from August 2001 until McDATA was acquired in January 2007. Mr. Kelley is also a director of one private company and several not-for-profit boards. Mr. Kelley holds a B.S. in business management from the University of Missouri, St. Louis.

D. Scott Mercer

Mr. D. Scott Mercer is Independent Director of Polycom, Inc. From April 2008 to April 2011, Mr. Mercer served as the Chief Executive Officer of Conexant Systems, Inc., a semiconductor solutions company that provides products for imaging, video, audio and Internet connectivity applications. Mr. Mercer also served on the board of directors of Conexant from May 2003 to April 2011 and served as Chairman of the board of directors of Conexant from August 2008 to April 2011. Mr. Mercer served as interim Chief Executive Officer of Adaptec, Inc., a provider of software and hardware-based storage solutions, from May 2005 through November 2005. Mr. Mercer also served as a senior vice president and advisor to the chief executive officer of Western Digital Corporation, a supplier of disk drives to the personal computer and consumer electronics industries, from February 2004 through December 2004. Prior to that, Mr. Mercer was a Senior Vice President and the Chief Financial Officer of Western Digital Corporation from October 2001 through January 2004. From June 2000 to September 2001, Mr. Mercer served as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Teralogic, Inc. From June 1996 to May 2000, Mr. Mercer held various senior operating and financial positions with Dell, Inc. In addition to Conexant, Mr. Mercer served on the board of directors of Palm, Inc. from June 2005 until July 2010 when Palm was acquired by Hewlett-Packard Company. Mr. Mercer has served as a director of QLogic Corporation since September 2010 and Sandisk Corporation since September 2013. Mr. Mercer holds a B.S. in Accounting from California Polytechnic University.

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

Gary Daichendt

--

Peter Leav

2,027,380

Laura Durr

2,064,850

Sayed Darwish

1,824,540

Michael Frendo

2,245,860

Martha Bejar

--

Robert Frankenberg

--

John Kelley

--

D. Scott Mercer

--
As Of  30 Dec 2014