People: Vitesse Semiconductor Corp (VTSS.O)

VTSS.O on Consolidated Issue listed on NASDAQ Global Market

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Edward Rogas

73 2006 Independent Chairman of the Board, Lead Director

Christopher Gardner

53 2006 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Martin McDermut

62 2011 Chief Financial Officer

Uday Mudoi

2013 Vice President - Product Marketing

Martin Nuss

56 2007 Vice President - Technology and Strategy

Matthew Frey

44 2013 Director

William Martin

36 2014 Director

Kenneth Traub

52 2013 Director

Steven Hanson

65 2007 Independent Director

James Hugar

67 2009 Independent Director

Scot Jarvis

53 2012 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Edward Rogas

Mr. Edward Rogas, Jr., is an Independent Chairman of the Board, Lead Director of Vitesse Semiconductor Corporation. Mr. Rogas is a director and consultant to companies in the technology industry. He served as a Senior Vice President at Teradyne, Inc., an automated test equipment manufacturer, from 2000 to 2005. From 1976 to 2000, he held management positions in the semiconductor ATE portion of Teradyne, Inc., including Vice President from 1984 to 2000. From 1973 to 1976, he served as a Vice President at American Research and Development. Mr. Rogas serves on the Board of FormFactor, Inc., a manufacturing test-technology company, and Vignani Technologies, Pvt. Ltd. (a private Indian company). Mr. Rogas previously served on the board of directors of Photon Dynamics, Inc., a provider of digital imaging technology. Mr. Rogas holds a BS degree from the United States Naval Academy and an MBA degree from Harvard Business School.

Christopher Gardner

Mr. Christopher R. Gardner is President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of Vitesse Semiconductor Corporation. From 2002 until he was appointed Chief Executive Officer in 2006, he served as Vice President and General Manager of the Network Products Division, and from 2000 to 2002, he served as Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. Prior to joining Vitesse in 1986, Mr. Gardner served as a member of the Technical Staff at Bell Laboratories. Mr. Gardner's career in the semiconductor industry, combined with his broad knowledge and understanding of Company, the industry and the markets in which we operate, and the issues facing the Company, make Mr. Gardner a valuable member of Board. Mr. Gardner received his BSEE degree from Cornell University and his MSEE degree from the University of California at Berkeley.

Martin McDermut

Mr. Martin (Marty) S. McDermut is the Chief Financial Officer of Vitesse Semiconductor Corp., since July 27, 2011. Prior to joining Vitesse, he provided Chief Financial Officer and interim management advisory services since 2007. From January 2009 to July 2011, Mr. McDermut served as Managing Director of Avant Advisory Group. From May to November 2010, he was the Interim Chief Financial Officer of IRIS International, Inc. Prior to joining Avant Advisory Group, from October 2007 to December 2008, he provided financial and management consulting services to various clients as Principal of his own financial consulting firm. Prior to this role, his career included Chief Financial Officer positions at publicly-traded, entrepreneurial and early-stage companies. Mr. McDermut worked for Coopers & Lybrand L.L.P. where he was a Partner of the firm's Los Angeles Entrepreneurial Advisory Services Group. Mr. McDermut is a Certified Public Accountant, Certified Merger & Acquisitions Advisor, Certified Insolvency and Restructuring Advisor, and Certified Fraud Specialist.

Uday Mudoi

Mr. Uday Mudoi is Vice President - Product Marketing of Vitesse Semiconductor Corporation. Mr. Mudoi has nearly two decades of experience in the communications and semiconductor industries, including Siemens, Oralogic, and 13 years at Vitesse. Mr. Mudoi earned a bachelor's of science degree in electrical engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur. He also holds two master's degrees: in computer engineering from North Carolina State University and in business administration from Columbia University.

Martin Nuss

Dr. Martin C. Nuss is Vice President - Technology and Strategy of Vitesse Semiconductor Corporation. Prior to joining Vitesse, Dr. Nuss served as Vice President and Chief Technology Officer of the Optical Ethernet Group of Ciena Corporation, a network infrastructure solutions and intelligent software provider. Dr. Nuss founded Internet Photonics in 2000, and served as its Chief Technology Officer until the company was acquired by Ciena in 2004. Dr. Nuss also served 15 years at Bell Labs in various technical and management roles including Director of the Optical Data Networks Research Department. He is a Fellow of the Optical Society of America and a member of IEEE. Dr. Nuss holds a doctorate in applied physics from the Technical University in Munich, Germany.

Matthew Frey

Mr. Matthew B. Frey serves as Director of Vitesse Semiconductor Corp. He is the Chief Executive Officer of Optimum Energy, LLC, a cloud based SaaS provider of energy management applications for complex buildings, data centers, campuses, hospitals and manufacturing facilities, a position he has held since November 2010. For more than 16 years, Mr. Frey has served in senior executive and advisory roles at technology companies, including Data Base, Inc., Payroll Online, World Wide Packets and Optimum Energy. Prior to his current position at Optimum Energy, from January 2004 until its sale to Ciena Corporation in March of 2008, Mr. Frey served as President and Chief Operating Officer of World Wide Packets, a leading provider of Carrier Ethernet solutions. Subsequent to the sale, Mr. Frey served as Ciena's Sr. Vice President of Business Development until January 2009. Mr. Frey brings operational, strategic, industry, and software development expertise to the Board. Mr. Frey holds a BS degree in accounting from Santa Clara University and worked as an auditor at Price Waterhouse in Silicon Valley early in his career.

William Martin

Mr. William C. Martin is Director of the Company. Mr. Martin is Chairman and Chief Investment Officer of Raging Capital Management, LLC, a private investment partnership based near Princeton, New Jersey that was founded in 2006. Mr. Martin has co-founded a number of financial information companies, including RagingBull.com in 1997 and InsiderScore.com in 2004. He has also served on two public company boards, including nine years on the board of Bankrate, Inc., which was acquired in 2009, and the board of Salary.com, Inc., which was acquired in 2010.

Kenneth Traub

Mr. Kenneth H. Traub serves as Director of Vitesse Semiconductor Corp. He is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Ethos Management LLC, which specializes in investing in and advising public companies to execute strategies to build and unlock stockholder value, a position he has held since January 2009. From 1999 until its acquisition by JDS Uniphase Corp. (“JDSU”) in February 2008, he served as President and Chief Executive Officer of American Bank Note Holographics, Inc. (“ABNH”), a leading global supplier of optical security devices. Mr. Traub managed the turnaround, growth and sale of ABNH, and under his leadership, ABNH's stockholders achieved a gain exceeding 1,000 percent. Following the sale of ABNH, he served as Vice President of JDSU, a global leader in optical technologies and telecommunications, through September 2008. In 1994, Mr. Traub co-founded Voxware, Inc., a pioneer in voice over Internet protocol communication technologies, and served as its Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer through 1998.

Steven Hanson

Mr. Steven P. Hanson is an Independent Director of Vitesse Semiconductor Corporation, since August 16, 2007. For 32 years, Mr. Hanson has served in senior executive roles at technology companies, including 28 years at Motorola in engineering management and leadership positions. Mr. Hanson served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of ON Semiconductor from 1999 to 2003. Mr. Hanson has been a senior partner at Southwest Value Acquisitions LLC, a private equity firm, since 2004. He served as the Chairman of InPlay Technologies, Inc., a high-technology firm delivering leadership human input device technologies and products from 2005 to 2007. Mr. Hanson has served Arizona State University as a member of the Dean’s Advisory Council, W.P. Carey School of Business and the Dean’s Advisory Council for the Ira A. Fulton School of Engineering. As a former senior executive at technology companies including ON Semiconductor and the General Manager of Europe, Middle East and Africa Semiconductor Group of Motorola. Mr. Hanson holds a BSEE degree from the College of Engineering at Arizona State University.

James Hugar

Mr. James H. Hugar is an Independent Director of Vitesse Semiconductor Corporation, since October 30, 2009. Mr. Hugar retired from Deloitte & Touche, LLP, where he was an audit partner from 1982 to 2008, specializing in the financial services industry. Prior to his retirement, he served as the partner-in-charge of the Southern California Investment Companies Industry and Broker/Dealer Practice Unit. Mr. Hugar serves on the Board of Advisors of American Relocation & Logistics, Inc., a privately-held company. With 35 years of experience in public accounting, including participation at hundreds of audit committee meetings and serving as a director/advisor for both privately and publicly held companies. Mr. Hugar holds a BS degree in Accounting from Pennsylvania State University and an MSBA degree from the University of California, Los Angeles, and is a Certified Public Accountant.

Scot Jarvis

Mr. Scot B. Jarvis is an Independent Director of Vitesse Semiconductor Corp., since May 10, 2012. Mr. Jarvis co-founded Cedar Grove Partners, LLC, an investment and consulting/advisory partnership with a focus on wireless communication investments in 1997, and currently is its managing member. While at Cedar Grove, he has invested in several successful early-stage companies in the telecommunications area and has served on a number of public and private boards. Prior to co-founding Cedar Grove, Mr. Jarvis served as a senior executive of Eagle River, Inc., a Craig McCaw investment firm. While at Eagle River, he founded Nextlink Communications (now XO Communications) on behalf of McCaw and served on its board of directors. Mr. Jarvis has also served on the board of directors of Nextel Communications, Leap Wireless International, NextG Networks, Inc., Wavelink Communications Inc., NextWeb, Inc., and Cantata Technologies, Inc. From 1985 to 1994, Mr. Jarvis served in several executive capacities at McCaw Cellular Communications up until it was sold to AT&T. Mr. Jarvis currently serves on the board of Kratos Defense & Security Solutions (NASDAQ: KTOS) and Airspan Networks Inc. (OTCMKTS: AIRO), both publicly traded companies. In addition, Mr. Jarvis currently serves on the board of directors of Good Technology, Inc., Root Wireless, Inc., MobiTV, Inc. and Slingshot Sports, LLC, all four of which are private companies. He is a venture partner with Oak Investment Partners, a venture capital firm. Mr. Jarvis brings to our Board extensive experience in the technology industry and public company board experience. Mr. Jarvis holds a BA degree in business administration from the University of Washington.

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

Edward Rogas

--

Christopher Gardner

866,250

Martin McDermut

502,484

Uday Mudoi

--

Martin Nuss

361,484

Matthew Frey

--

William Martin

--

Kenneth Traub

--

Steven Hanson

--

James Hugar

--

Scot Jarvis

--
As Of 29 Sep 2013

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