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Western Digital Corp (WDC.O)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Matthew Massengill

54 2015 Chairman of the Board

Michael Cordano

51 2015 President, Chief Operating Officer

Stephen Milligan

52 2015 Chief Executive Officer, Director

Mark Long

49 2016 Chief Financial Officer, Chief Strategy Officer

Michael Ray

47 2011 Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary

James Murphy

56 2015 Executive Officer - Storage Devices Business

Len Lauer

58 2015 Lead Independent Director

Martin Cole

59 2014 Director

Sanjay Mehrotra

56 2016 Director

Kathleen Cote

67 2001 Independent Director

Henry DeNero

69 2000 Independent Director

Michael Lambert

68 2002 Independent Director

Paula Price

54 2014 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Matthew Massengill

Mr. Matthew E. Massengill is a Chairman of the Board of the Company., effective November 2015. He was Independent Director of Western Digital Corp. Matthew E. Massengill, has been a director since August 2010. He is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Memjet, a color printing technology company. Prior to joining Memjet in January 2010, Mr. Lauer was Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Qualcomm, Inc., a developer and manufacturer of digital telecommunications products and services, from August 2008 through December 2009, and he was Executive Vice President and Group President from December 2006 through July 2008. Prior to joining Qualcomm, Inc., Mr. Lauer was Chief Operating Officer of Sprint Nextel Corp., a global communications company, from August 2005 to December 2006, and he was President and Chief Operating Officer of Sprint Corp. from September 2003 until the Sprint-Nextel merger in August 2005. Prior to that, he was President-Sprint PCS from October 2002 until October 2004, and was President-Long Distance (formerly the Global Markets Group) from September 2000 until October 2002. Mr. Lauer also served in several executive positions at Bell Atlantic Corp. from 1992 to 1998 and spent the first 13 years of his business career at IBM in various sales and marketing positions. Within the last five years, Mr. Lauer served as a director of H&R Block, Inc. Mr. Lauer brings to the Board of Directors significant senior executive leadership experience from large, multi-national public technology companies, which provides a valuable perspective to our Board of Directors. Mr. Lauer’s experience provides our Board of Directors with insight into the role of technology solutions for the consumer products market, which is an important part of our business. He has also served on other public company boards and board committees, providing our Board of Directors with important board-level experience.

Michael Cordano

Mr. Michael D. Cordano is President, Chief Operating Officer of the Company. He was President of HGST, subsidiary of Western Digital Corporation, since July 25, 2012. He joined us in March 2012 in connection with our acquisition of HGST. Mr. Cordano was appointed President of our HGST subsidiary in July 2012. Prior to that, Mr. Cordano served as HGST’s Executive Vice President, Sales & Marketing, and President, Branded Business, from April 2009 to March 2012. From February 2005 to April 2009, Mr. Cordano served as Chief Executive Officer and co-founder of Fabrik, Inc., which was acquired by HGST in April 2009. From 1994 to February 2005, Mr. Cordano served in various roles of increasing responsibility at Maxtor Corporation, including as the Executive Vice President of Worldwide Sales and Marketing from April 2001 until February 2005, where he formed and managed the Branded Products Business Unit.

Stephen Milligan

Mr. Stephen D. Milligan is Chief Executive Officer, Director of the Company. He was President of Western Digital Corp., He re-joined us in March 2012 to serve as our President following our acquisition of HGST and was appointed Chief Executive Officer in January 2013. Mr. Milligan has served on our Board of Directors since January 2013. He served as HGST’s President from March 2009 to December 2009 and as its President and Chief Executive Officer from December 2009 until our acquisition of HGST in March 2012. From September 2007 to October 2009, Mr. Milligan served as HGST’s Chief Financial Officer. From January 2004 to September 2007, Mr. Milligan served as Western Digital's Chief Financial Officer and from September 2002 to January 2004, Mr. Milligan served as Western Digital's Senior Vice President, Finance. From April 1997 to September 2002, Mr. Milligan held various financial and accounting roles of increasing responsibility at Dell Inc. Prior to joining Dell, Mr. Milligan was employed at Price Waterhouse for 12 years. Mr. Milligan has served on the board of directors of Ross Stores, Inc. since January 2015.

Mark Long

Mr. Mark P. Long is Chief Financial Officer, Chief Strategy Officer of the Company., effective July 6, 2016. He was appointed as our Executive Vice President, Chief Strategy Officer, effective August 2015 and, prior to that, served as Executive Vice President, Strategy & Corporate Development, since February 2013. Prior to that, from March 2012 to February 2013, he served in various consulting capacities for WDC. Prior to that, from July 2010 to March 2012, he served as senior vice president, strategy and corporate development at HGST, which was acquired by us in March 2012. From August 2005 to July 2010, he served as managing director of VisionPoint Capital, where he provided merger and acquisition and corporate finance services to a range of technology companies, including Fabrik, Inc., which was acquired by HGST in April 2009. Prior to that, Mr. Long served as a senior executive with both public and private venture-backed technology companies and was an investment banker with Credit Suisse First Boston and Deutsche Bank Securities. Among his duties as our Executive Vice President, Strategy & Corporate Development, Mr. Long also leads Western Digital Capital, our wholly owned strategic investment fund.

Michael Ray

Mr. Michael C. Ray is Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of the Company. He was appointed as our Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary in April 2011. From October 2010 to April 2011, Mr. Ray served as our Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary. From September 2000 to October 2010, Mr. Ray served in a number of positions in our legal department, ranging from Senior Counsel to Vice President, Legal Services. From September 1998 to September 2000, Mr. Ray served as corporate counsel for Wynn’s International, Inc. Prior to that, he served as a judicial clerk to the U.S. District Court, Central District of California and practiced law at O’Melveny & Myers LLP.

James Murphy

Mr. James J. Murphy is no longer Executive Officer - Storage Device Business of the Company, effective March 25, 2017. He was President of WD, a subsidiary of Western Digital Corp. He was appointed as President of the WD subsidiary in November 2013. He previously served as our Executive Vice President, Storage Products and Worldwide Sales from December 2012 to November 2013. Prior to that, he served as our Executive Vice President, Worldwide Sales from August 2010 to December 2012, as Senior Vice President, Worldwide Sales and Sales Operations from 2007 to 2010, as Vice President, Worldwide Sales and Operations from 2005 to 2007, and as Vice President, Asia Pacific from 2003 to 2005. Prior to that, Mr. Murphy served in various roles at Read-Rite Corporation, including as the Executive Vice President, Customer Business Units, prior to our acquisition of Read-Rite Corporation’s assets in 2003.

Len Lauer

Mr. Len J. Lauer is an Lead Independent Director of the Company., effective November 2015. He is no longer Independent Director of Western Digital Corporation., since August 31, 2010. Len J. Lauer, has been a director since August 2010. He is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Memjet, a color printing technology company. Prior to joining Memjet in January 2010, Mr. Lauer was Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Qualcomm, Inc., a developer and manufacturer of digital telecommunications products and services, from August 2008 through December 2009, and he was Executive Vice President and Group President from December 2006 through July 2008. Prior to joining Qualcomm, Inc., Mr. Lauer was Chief Operating Officer of Sprint Nextel Corp., a global communications company, from August 2005 to December 2006, and he was President and Chief Operating Officer of Sprint Corp. from September 2003 until the Sprint-Nextel merger in August 2005. Prior to that, he was President-Sprint PCS from October 2002 until October 2004, and was President-Long Distance (formerly the Global Markets Group) from September 2000 until October 2002. Mr. Lauer also served in several executive positions at Bell Atlantic Corp. from 1992 to 1998 and spent the first 13 years of his business career at IBM in various sales and marketing positions. Within the last five years, Mr. Lauer served as a director of H&R Block, Inc. Mr. Lauer brings to the Board of Directors significant senior executive leadership experience from large, multi-national public technology companies, which provides a valuable perspective to our Board of Directors. Mr. Lauer’s experience provides our Board of Directors with insight into the role of technology solutions for the consumer products market, which is an important part of our business. He has also served on other public company boards and board committees, providing our Board of Directors with important board-level experience.

Martin Cole

Mr. Martin I. Cole is Director of the Company. Most recently, Mr. Cole served as chief executive officer of Accenture’s Technology Group, with responsibility for the full range of the firm’s technology consulting and outsourcing solutions and delivery capabilities, including its Global Delivery Network. He led technology innovation, including the Accenture Technology Labs, the Accenture software business, and development of emerging technology solutions, including Cloud solutions. Mr. Cole joined Accenture in 1980 and also served as chief executive of the Communications, Media & Technology operating group, chief executive of the Public Service operating group and as global managing director of the Outsourcing & Infrastructure Delivery group. Prior to this, he held numerous leadership positions in Accenture’s Public Service operating group. Mr. Cole serves as a director for Cloudera and the Avon Old Farms School in Avon, CT.

Sanjay Mehrotra

Mr. Sanjay Mehrotra is Director of the Company. He serves as co-founder, president and chief executive officer of SanDisk.

Kathleen Cote

Ms. Kathleen A. Cote is an Independent Director of Western Digital Corp., since January 2001. She was the Chief Executive Officer of Worldport Communications, Inc., a European provider of Internet managed services, from May 2001 to June 2003. From September 1998 until May 2001, she served as President of Seagrass Partners, a provider of expertise in business planning and strategic development for early stage companies. From November 1996 until January 1998, she served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Computervision Corporation, an international supplier of product development and data management software. She is currently a director of VeriSign, Inc. and GT Advanced Technologies, Inc., and, within the last five years, also served as a director of Asure Software, Inc. (formerly Forgent Networks, Inc.) and 3Com Corporation.

Henry DeNero

Mr. Henry T. DeNero is an Independent Director of Western Digital Corp., since June 2000. He was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Homespace, Inc., a provider of Internet real estate and home services, from January 1999 until substantially all of its assets were acquired by LendingTree, Inc. in August 2000. From July 1995 to January 1999, he was Executive Vice President for First Data Corporation, a provider of information and transaction processing services. Prior to 1995, he was Vice Chairman and Chief Financial Officer of Dayton Hudson Corporation, a general merchandise retailer, and was previously a Director of McKinsey & Company, a management consulting firm. He currently serves as a director of DataDirect Networks, Inc. Within the last five years, Mr. DeNero has served as a director of THQ, Inc. and Vignette Corp. Mr. DeNero has executive level experience in a broad range of industries, which demonstrates to the Board his ability to lead and provide strategic input on a wide range of issues. His extensive experience at McKinsey & Company, a respected consulting firm, provides the Board with valuable insights into corporate strategy and problem resolution. He has significant experience working in Japan and Europe in his positions with McKinsey & Company, which are two important geographic locations for our company. His financial skills and prior experience as a Chief Financial Officer qualify him as an audit committee financial expert under SEC rules. We believe these experiences, qualifications, attributes and skills qualify him to serve as a member of our Board of Directors.

Michael Lambert

Mr. Michael D. Lambert is an Independent Director of Western Digital Corp., since August 5, 2002. Michael D. Lambert has been a director since August 2002. From 1996 until he retired in May 2002, he served as Senior Vice President for the Enterprise Systems Group of Dell Inc. (“Dell”), a computer system company. During that period, he also participated as a member of a six-man operating committee at Dell, which reported to the Office of the Chairman. Mr. Lambert served as Vice President, Sales and Marketing for Compaq Computer Corporation, a global information technology company, from 1993 to 1996. Prior to that, for four years, he ran the Large Computer Products division at NCR/AT&T Corporation as Vice President and General Manager. Mr. Lambert began his career with NCR Corporation, where he served for 16 years in product management, sales and software engineering capacities. Within the last five years, Mr. Lambert served as a director of Vignette Corp. Mr. Lambert has extensive experience serving in numerous executive positions with several technology companies, which provides the Board with valuable executive-level insights. He has particular expertise in areas of sales, marketing and operations, especially in the enterprise systems business, which is an important segment for the company. He also has direct experience managing merger and acquisition transactions gained through his positions at Dell and NCR/AT&T Corporation. We believe these experiences, qualifications, attributes and skills qualify him to serve as a member of our Board of Directors.

Paula Price

Ms. Paula A. Price is an Independent Director of Western Digital Corporation effective July 3, 2014. Ms. Price has been a director since July 2014. Ms. Price has served as a senior lecturer for Harvard Business School in the Accounting and Management Unit since July 2014. From May 2009 until January 2014, she was executive vice president and chief financial officer at Ahold USA, a retailer that operates more than 700 supermarkets and an online grocery delivery service, where she was responsible for finance and accounting, strategic planning, real estate and information technology. From July 2006 until August 2008, Ms. Price was the senior vice president, controller and chief accounting officer at CVS Caremark. From August 2002 until September 2005, Ms. Price was the senior vice president and chief financial officer for the Institutional Trust Services division of JPMorgan Chase. Prior to that, she held several other senior management positions in the U.S. and the U.K. in the financial services and consumer products industries at Prudential Insurance Co. of America, Diageo and Kraft Foods. Ms. Price is a certified public accountant. Ms. Price currently serves on the corporate boards of directors of Dollar General Corporation and Accenture plc. She is a board director of Financial Guaranty Insurance Company and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts and on the board of overseers for the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Ms. Price’s numerous years of experience as a certified public accountant, former chief financial officer and former chief accounting officer provide our Board of Directors with valuable experience and insight into accounting and finance matters, and that experience qualifies her as an audit committee financial expert under SEC rules. She also brings expertise and knowledge of the complexities of growing and managing a global business. She has extensive experience overseeing and integrating merger and acquisition transactions at the executive level, which is experience highly valued by our

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

Matthew Massengill

299,971

Michael Cordano

5,938,030

Stephen Milligan

11,708,200

Mark Long

3,296,220

Michael Ray

--

James Murphy

4,838,360

Len Lauer

312,471

Martin Cole

--

Sanjay Mehrotra

--

Kathleen Cote

322,471

Henry DeNero

339,971

Michael Lambert

334,971

Paula Price

--
As Of  2 Jul 2015