People: Sigma Designs Inc (SIGM.OQ)

SIGM.OQ on NASDAQ Stock Exchange Global Select Market

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Thinh Tran

57 2012 President, Chief Executive Officer

Elias Nader

51 2014 Chief Financial Officer

Sal Cobar

58 2010 Vice President - Worldwide Sales and Business Development

Mark Bonney

60 2012 Director

Tor Braham

2014 Director

J. Michael Dodson

52 Director

Martin Manniche

2014 Director

Pete Thompson

2013 Director

Biographies

Name Description

Thinh Tran

Mr. Thinh Q. Tran is President and Chief Executive Officer of Sigma Designs Inc. He resigned as Chairman of the Board of the Company, effective June 11, 2012. Prior to founding us, Mr. Tran was employed by Amdahl Corporation and Trilogy Systems Corporation, both of which were involved in the IBM-compatible mainframe computer market.As our President and Chief Executive Officer, a position he has held for over 30 years, Mr. Tran has extensive knowledge of our business, products and operations. During his period of service as our President and Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Tran has established strong relationships with our key customers, suppliers and other industry participants. In addition, Mr. Tran brings significant senior leadership, industry and technology expertise to our Board.

Elias Nader

Mr. Elias N. Nader is Chief Financial Officer of Sigma Designs, Inc. He served as corporate controller for the Company from October 2012 to March 2013. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Nader served as a chief financial officer consultant with various companies in Europe and the Middle East from October 2011 to September 2012. From June 2010 to September 2011, Mr. Nader served as group chief financial officer with Imperial Jet, a VIP business aircraft company based in Europe and the Middle East. From June 2005 to June 2010, Mr. Nader served as corporate controller at Dionex Corporation, a chromatography company based in Sunnyvale, California.

Sal Cobar

Mr. Sal Cobar is Vice President - Worldwide Sales and Business Development of Sigma Designs Inc., since April 2010.From April 2007 to April 2010, Mr. Cobar served as Vice President of Worldwide Sales of Silicon Image, a developer of secure cores for high definition display and distribution for the television, set-top box and consumer markets. From April 2001 to April 2007, Mr. Cobar served as Silicon Image’s Senior Director, Strategic Accounts and Americas Sales, where he was instrumental in developing and spearheading Silicon Image’s overall strategic account sales initiatives as well as leading the Americas sales team of Silicon Image. Prior to joining Silicon Image, Mr. Cobar held several strategic sales and marketing positions during his 12-year tenure at Sun Microsystems. In those positions, Mr. Cobar had management and executive responsibilities for engineering, operations and the creation and execution of new markets for network-based thin client technology. In June 1980, Mr. Cobar joined Xerox Corporation for nine years driving multiple engineering and operations initiatives.

Mark Bonney

Mr.Mark J. Bonney is Director of Sigma Designs Inc.,since August 2012.Mr. Bonney has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of On Board Advisors, LLC, a strategic and financial advisory firm, since January 2013. From March 2010, to December 2012, Mr. Bonney served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Direct Brands, Inc. (“Direct Brands”), a direct to consumer media company. From February 2008 to March 2010, Mr. Bonney served as Vice President and the General Manager of the Authentication Solutions Group of JDS Uniphase Corporation (“JDSU”), an optical technologies and telecommunications firm. From June 2005 until its sale to JDSU in February 2008, Mr. Bonney served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of American Bank Note Holographics, Inc., an optical security devices company. Mr. Bonney also served as an outside director and chairman of the audit committee of ABNH from February 2003 until June 2005. Prior to 2003, and from August 1999 to March 2002, Mr. Bonney was President and COO of Axsys Technologies, Inc. a manufacturer of components and subsystems used in aerospace, defense, data storage, medical and other high technology markets. From March 1993 to August 1999, Mr. Bonney was the Chief Financial Officer of Zygo Corporation, a manufacturer of metrology measurement and control systems and optical components. Mr. Bonney also serves as a director of MRV Communications and Zix Corporation. Mr. Bonney received a BS in Business Administration from Central Connecticut State University and a MBA in Finance from the University of Hartford.

Tor Braham

Mr. Tor R. Braham is Director of the Company. Prior to joining Sigma, Mr. Braham served as Managing Director and Global Head, Technology, Mergers and Acquisitions for Deutsche Bank Securities, an international financial service group, from 2004 until 2012. From 2000 to 2004, he served as Managing Director and Co-head, West Coast U.S. Technology, Mergers and Acquisitions for Credit Suisse First Boston, an international financial services group. Prior to that, Mr. Braham was an investment banker with UBS Securities and a lawyer at a prominent Silicon Valley law firm. Mr. Braham earned a B.A. degree from Columbia College and a J.D. degree from New York University School of Law. Mr. Braham currently serves a member of the Board of Directors at NetApp, Inc.

J. Michael Dodson

Mr. Michael Dodson is Director of Sigma Designs Inc. He has served as Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer of Mattson Technology, Inc., a semiconductor wafer processing equipment manufacturing company, since October 2012 having joined Mattson in October 2011 as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer in October 2011. Prior to joining Mattson, Mr. Dodson served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at DDi Corp., a provider of printed circuit board engineering and manufacturing services, from January 2010 until October 2011. Before joining DDi Corp., Mr. Dodson served as a partner at Tatum, LLC, a provider of executive services on an interim or special project basis, from October 2009 to January 2010, and served from December 2005 to January 2009 as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer with eTelecare Global Solutions, Inc., a provider of business process outsourcing services. Prior to joining eTelecare, Mr. Dodson served as Chief Financial Officer for Electro Scientific Industries, Inc. and SpeedFam – IPEC, Inc. and also served as Chief Accounting Officer for Novellus Systems, Inc. Mr. Dodson started his career with Ernst & Young LLP in the San Jose office where he served in the Audit Department for over ten years. Mr. Dodson holds a B.B.A. degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Martin Manniche

Mr. Martin Manniche is Director of the Company. Mr. Manniche is the Co-founder, Chairman and Chief Technology Officer of GreenWave Reality, a technology development and services company which works with leading service providers, lighting manufacturers, insurance and utilities companies across the world. Mr. Manniche brings a strong visionary presence to Sigma's board with an incredible track record of innovation in consumer electronics, home networking and services platforms for Home control, and the Internet of Things. Mr. Manniche is a highly successful serial entrepreneur and has founded and successfully grown a number of innovative companies, collecting over 100 innovation awards in the process. Under his leadership, GreenWave was awarded the Nobel Sustainability Supported Clean Tech Company 2013 in recognition for its inventive and effective initiatives and technologies to help consumer manage their energy consumption. Prior to GreenWave Reality, Manniche served as the Chief Technology Officer for the Cisco Consumer Business Group where he helped Cisco's consumer group successfully grow their business and innovation. Manniche has also held multiple board and advisory board positions in 12 different companies during his career.

Pete Thompson

Mr. Pete Thompson is Director of the company. Mr. Thompson previously served as Corporate Vice President of Microsoft Mediaroom, a technology leader for IPTV platforms, until its purchase by Ericsson, where he now serves as the Vice President of Ericsson's Mediaroom Division. Mr. Thompson brings extensive market awareness, knowledge and experience to the Sigma Board. His successes include development of the breakthrough Natural User Interface with Microsoft Surface and leading the largest gaming and social network in the living room with Xbox LIVE.

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

Thinh Tran

375,370

Elias Nader

475,581

Sal Cobar

362,723

Mark Bonney

--

Tor Braham

--

J. Michael Dodson

--

Martin Manniche

--

Pete Thompson

--
As Of 31 Jan 2014

Options Compensation

Name Options Value

Thinh Tran

1,320,944 15,641,340

Elias Nader

0 0

Sal Cobar

0 0

Mark Bonney

0 0

Tor Braham

0 0

J. Michael Dodson

0 0

Martin Manniche

0 0

Pete Thompson

0 0
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