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TASER International Inc (TASR.O)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Michael Garnreiter

64 2012 Independent Chairman of the Board

Luke Larson

35 2015 President

Patrick Smith

45 1993 Chief Executive Officer, Director

Daniel Behrendt

51 2004 Chief Financial Officer

Joshua Isner

30 Executive Vice President of Global Sales

Douglas Klint

64 2015 General Counsel

Marcus Womack

39 2014 General Manager of AXON Business Segment

Judy Martz

72 2011 Lead Independent Director

Mark Kroll

63 2003 Director

Matthew McBrady

46 2016 Director

John Caldwell

71 2011 Independent Director

Richard Carmona

66 2007 Independent Director

Hadi Partovi

43 2010 Independent Director

Bret Taylor

36 2014 Independent Director

Arvind Bobra

2016 IR Contact

Biographies

Name Description

Michael Garnreiter

Mr. Michael Garnreiter, CPA., is the Independent Chairman of the Board of TASER International Inc. Mr. Garnreiter most recently served as Vice President of Finance and Treasurer of Shamrock Foods, a privately-held manufacturer and distributor of foods and food-related products. He retired from this position in December 2015. From January 2010 until August 2012, Mr. Garnreiter was a managing director of Fenix Financial Forensics, a Phoenix-based litigation and financial consulting firm. From April 2002 through June 2006, Mr. Garnreiter was Executive Vice President, Treasurer, and Chief Financial Officer of the Main Street Restaurant Group. Mr. Garnreiter previously served with the international accounting firm, Arthur Andersen, from 1974 through March 2002 with increasing levels of responsibility, culminating as a partner. Mr. Garnreiter holds a B.S. degree in accounting from California State University at Long Beach and is a Certified Public Accountant.

Luke Larson

Mr. Luke S. Larson is President of TASER International Inc. Mr. Larson joined TASER in June 2008 and has served in a variety of management roles including Chief Marketing Officer, Executive Vice President of Marketing, director of video products, product manager, product development manager and senior associate. Prior to joining TASER, Mr. Larson served as a Marine Corps infantry officer and saw action in two tours to Ar Ramadi, Iraq. He was awarded the Bronze Star with V for valor on his first tour. Mr. Larson graduated from the University of Arizona with honors where he was an NROTC Scholarship recipient. He also received an MBA in International Business from Thunderbird School of Global Management.

Patrick Smith

Mr. Patrick W. Smith is Chief Executive Officer, Director of TASER International Inc. Mr. Smith has served as CEO and as a director of the Company since 1993. He is also co-founder of the Company. After graduating from Harvard, cum laude, in just three years (class of 1991), Mr. Smith entered directly into the Master of Business Administration program at the University of Chicago. In two years, he completed both a master’s degree in international finance from the University of Leuven in Leuven, Belgium and an M.B.A. degree with honors at the University of Chicago, graduating in the top 5% of his class.

Daniel Behrendt

Mr. Daniel M. Behrendt, CPA., is Chief Financial Officer of TASER International Inc. Mr. Behrendt joined the Company in May 2004 from Imperial Home Décor, after serving in a number of financial management positions for the Imperial Home Décor Group, a Blackstone Group Portfolio Company, from 1998—2004, including Director of Financial Planning and Analysis, Vice President and Corporate Controller and finally, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. From 1995 to 1998, he served as the Manager of Business Planning and Analysis for Teledyne Fluid Systems, a division of Allegheny Teledyne. From 1991 to 1995, he served as Manager, Business Planning and Analysis for PCC Airfoils, Inc. From 1988 to 1991, Mr. Behrendt was a Financial Analyst for the Power Generation Group of Babcock and Wilcox, and from 1986 to 1988, he worked as an auditor for Arthur Andersen in their Cleveland, Ohio office. Mr. Behrendt holds a B.S. degree in Accounting, cum laude, from Mount Union College, a Masters of Business Administration degree from The Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University and is a Certified Public Accountant.

Joshua Isner

Mr. Joshua M. Isner is Executive Vice President of Global Sales of the Company. Mr. Isner came to TASER in 2009 as a member of Leadership Development Program. After rotating through several departments in the company, he eventually helmed domestic video and cloud sales team, which he led to a record year in 2014. Mr. Isner now oversees our entire sales organization. Mr. Isner was previously the Director of Leadership Development, Northeast Regional Sales Executive, and VP of Video and Cloud Sales at TASER. Mr. Isner has a BS in Government & Political Science from Harvard University.

Douglas Klint

Mr. Douglas E. Klint is General Counsel of TASER International Inc. Mr. Klint joined the Company in December 2002 as Vice President, General Counsel and held that position through February 2010 at which time he was promoted to President and General Counsel. On December 4, 2014, Mr. Klint resigned as President of TASER effective April 6, 2015 while resuming the role of General Counsel. Mr. Klint previously served as Vice President and General Counsel of Zycad Corporation, a publicly traded high technology company located in St. Paul, MN and Menlo Park, CA from 1984 to 1998, and Vice President and General Counsel of Aspec Technology, a publicly traded semi-conductor IP company located in Sunnyvale, CA, from 1998 to 1999 at which time he was promoted to President and CEO and continued in that role through 2001. Mr. Klint has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics and Business Administration from Gustavus Adolphus College, and a Juris Doctor Degree from William Mitchell College of Law, cum laude. He is admitted to the Minnesota State Bar and the Arizona State Bar.

Marcus Womack

Mr. Marcus W. L. Womack is General Manager of the AXON Business Segment of TASER International Inc. Mr. Womack previously served as Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Familiar, Inc. from 2011 through its purchase by TASER in October 2013. Prior to that, Mr. Womack was VP and General Manager at iLike Events & Ticketing from 2009 to 2011. From 2007 to 2009 Mr. Womack was Director of Product Management at iLike and from 2005 to 2007, Mr. Womack was the Lead Program Manager for Microsoft Xbox Live. Mr. Womack holds a B.A. degree from Pacific Lutheran University.

Judy Martz

Ms. Judy Martz is an Lead Independent Director of TASER International Inc. From January 2001 through January 2004, Ms. Martz was Governor of the State of Montana and was Lieutenant Governor of the State of Montana from January 1996 through January 2000. From 1989 through 1995, Ms. Martz served as state representative for U.S. Senator Conrad Burns. As Governor of the State of Montana, Ms. Martz managed a more than $6.0 billion budget for the state.

Mark Kroll

Dr. Mark W. Kroll, Ph.D., is Director of TASER International Inc. Dr. Kroll retired in July 2005 from St. Jude Medical, Inc., where he held various executive level positions since 1995, most recently as Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, Cardiac Rhythm Management Division. Dr. Kroll holds a B.S. degree in Mathematics and a M.S. degree and a Ph.D. degree from the Electrical Engineering department of the University of Minnesota and an M.B.A. degree from the University of St. Thomas. Dr. Kroll is also the named inventor of over 350 issued U.S. patents and is a Fellow of the: American College of Cardiology, Heart Rhythm Society, Institute of Electronics and Electrical Engineering, and the American Institute for Medicine and Biology in Engineering.

Matthew McBrady

Dr. Matthew R. McBrady, Ph.D., serves as an Independent Director of TASER International Inc. Dr. McBrady began his career in 1998 as an international economist with President Clinton’s Council of Economic Advisers and the U.S. Treasury Department. He subsequently served as an award-winning professor at the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania and the Darden Graduate School of Business Administration at the University of Virginia. Dr. McBrady left academia in 2006 to become a private equity investor at Bain Capital where he remained until joining Silver Creek Capital Management as Managing Director and Head of Investment Strategy and Risk Management in 2009. In January 2014, Dr. McBrady left Silver Creek to build and run BlackRock's Multi-Strategy Hedge Fund Platform as Managing Director and Chief Investment Officer. In October of 2016 Dr. McBrady left BlackRock to rejoin the Board of TASER International and focus on investing in and advising rapidly growing companies. Dr. McBrady holds a A.B. degree in Economics from Harvard University, a M.Sc. degree in International Economics from Oxford University (U.K.) where he was a Marshall Scholar, and a Masters and Ph.D. degree in Business Economics from Harvard University. He has published a significant body of work in various academic finance journals and has co-authored case studies for the Harvard Business School.

John Caldwell

Lt. General (USA, Retired) John S. Caldwell, Jr., is an Independent Director of TASER International Inc. General Caldwell is currently employed as a consultant affiliated with The Spectrum Group and Wesley K. Clark Associates. General Caldwell was Senior Vice President, Defense Information Technology Solutions of QSS Group, Inc. from July 2004 through February 2008 at which time QSS Group Inc. was merged into Perot Systems Government Services. From February 2008 to June 2008 he was Executive Vice President, Defense Solutions, Perot Government Services. From November 2001 through January 2004, General Caldwell was a Lieutenant General in the United States Army and Military Deputy to the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics and Technology. General Caldwell holds a B.S. degree from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, New York and a M.S. degree in mechanical engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology.

Richard Carmona

Vice Admiral (Retd.) Dr. Richard H. Carmona, M.D., M.P.H., F.A.C.S., is an Independent Director of TASER International Inc. Dr. Carmona was sworn in as the 17th Surgeon General of the United States on August 5, 2002 and served the statutory four year term. Prior to being named United States Surgeon General, Dr. Carmona was the chairman of the State of Arizona Southern Regional Emergency Medical System, a professor of surgery, public health and family and community medicine at the University of Arizona, and the Pima County Sheriff's Department surgeon and deputy sheriff. He is currently employed as Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Canyon Ranch Health in Tucson, Arizona and has held that position since October 1, 2006. Dr. Carmona attended Bronx Community College of the City University of New York where he earned his associate of arts degree. Dr. Carmona holds a B.S. degree and medical degree from the University of California, San Francisco. He has also earned a Master’s Degree in Public Health from the University of Arizona.

Hadi Partovi

Mr. Hadi Partovi is an Independent Director of TASER International, Inc. Mr. Partovi is the President and co-founder of the non-profit education organization Code.org. Mr. Partovi is a past or present strategic advisor or early investor at numerous technology companies, including Facebook, Dropbox, OPOWER, airbnb, Zappos, and Bluekai. From 2009 through 2010, Mr. Partovi was Senior Vice President of Technology for MySpace (via acquisition) and from 2006 through 2009 he was President and Co-Founder of ILIKE, Inc. which was acquired by MySpace in 2009. From 2002 through 2005, Mr. Partovi was General Manager, Microsoft MSN Entertainment and MSN.com and from 1999 through 2001, he was Co-Founder and VP of Product and Professional Services for TELLME Networks, Inc. From 1994 through 1999, he was Program Manager for Microsoft Internet Explorer. Mr. Partovi holds B.A. and M.S. degrees in Computer Science, summa cum laude, from Harvard University.

Bret Taylor

Mr. Bret Taylor is an Independent Director of TASER International Inc. Mr. Bret Taylor served as Group Product Manager at Google Inc. until June 2007, where he co-created Google Maps and the Google Maps API. He then joined venture capital firm Benchmark Capital as an entrepreneur-in-residence where he founded the social network Friendfeed, Inc. with former Google employee, Jim Norris. Mr. Taylor was the CEO of FriendFeed until August 2009, when Facebook acquired the company, and he was named Taylor Chief Technology Officer of Facebook. He was the Chief Technology Officer of Facebook until the summer of 2012, and supervised some of Facebook's newest and most important products, including the creation of the Open Graph, the App Center, and its integration with the Apple App Store. Mr. Taylor is now CEO and co-founder of Quip. Mr. Taylor attended Stanford University, where he earned his bachelor's degree and a master's degree in computer science.

Arvind Bobra

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

Michael Garnreiter

156,000

Luke Larson

224,340

Patrick Smith

1,445,180

Daniel Behrendt

946,176

Joshua Isner

903,014

Douglas Klint

801,894

Marcus Womack

704,316

Judy Martz

136,500

Mark Kroll

285,188

Matthew McBrady

--

John Caldwell

127,500

Richard Carmona

131,500

Hadi Partovi

122,500

Bret Taylor

115,000

Arvind Bobra

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As Of  30 Dec 2015