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Zhone Technologies Inc (ZHNE.OQ)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

C. Richard Kramlich

79 2016 Interim Chairman of the Board

James Norrod

66 2014 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Kirk Misaka

56 2003 Chief Financial Officer, Corporate Treasurer, Secretary

Mahvash Yazdi

63 2014 Director

Michael Connors

73 2003 Independent Director

Robert Dahl

74 1999 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

C. Richard Kramlich

Mr. C. Richard Kramlich is Interim Chairman of the Board of the Company. He was Independent Director of Zhone Technologies, Inc. He has served as a director of Zhone since November 1999 and was a general partner at New Enterprise Associates, Inc. (NEA) from co-founding the venture capital firm in 1978 until his retirement in December 2012. Present board memberships include, among others, Movius Interactive Corporation, Sierra Monitor Corporation (BB: SRMC), SVB Financial Group (NASDAQ: SIVB), Smart Drive Systems, Inc., Tabula, Inc., TriAlpha Energy, Inc., Visual Edge Technology, Inc. and Xoom Corporation. Prior to co-founding NEA, Mr. Kramlich was a General Partner of Arthur Rock & Associates and Executive Vice President of Gardner & Preston Moss. He received an M.B.A. from Harvard University and a B.S. in History from Northwestern University. We believe Mr. Kramlich is well suited to serve on our Board of Directors given his extensive experience as general partner of a prominent venture capital firm and his active involvement with numerous public and private companies.

James Norrod

Mr. James D. Norrod is President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of the Company. Prior to joining the Company, from January 2013 to December 2013, Mr. Norrod served as Chief Executive Officer of BigBelly Solar, a provider of innovative solar powered solutions for the management of waste and recycling. In addition, from October 2010 to January 2013, Mr. Norrod served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Infinite Power Solutions, a clean technology company focused on the development and manufacturing of micro-energy storage devices. From April 2005 to January 2010, Mr. Norrod served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Segway Inc., a company focused on the development and manufacturing of electric personal transportation products and technologies. Prior to joining Segway, Mr. Norrod held various Chief Executive Officer positions across the technology industry. Mr. Norrod holds a B.S. in Economics from Oakland University and an M.B.A. from the University of Detroit.

Kirk Misaka

Mr. Kirk Misaka CPA is Chief Financial Officer, Corporate Treasurer and Secretary of Zhone Technologies Inc. He has served as Zhone’s Corporate Treasurer since November 2000 and as Chief Financial Officer and Secretary since July 2003. Prior to joining Zhone, Mr. Misaka was a Certified Public Accountant with KPMG LLP from 1980 to 2000, becoming a partner in 1989. Mr. Misaka earned a B.S. and an M.S. in Accounting from the University of Utah, and an M.S. in Tax from Golden Gate University.

Mahvash Yazdi

Mahvash Yazdi has been appointed as Director of Zhone Technologies, Inc., Since September 30, 2014. Ms. Yazdi has served as the President of Feasible Management Consulting. Ms. Yazdi also currently serves as an advisory board member for Comverge, Inc., Infosys and Itineris where she provides strategic consulting in the energy and technology sectors. From 1997 to 2012, Ms. Yazdi held various senior management positions with Southern California Edison Company, most recently as Vice President of Business Integration and Chief Information Officer. From 1980 to 1997, Ms. Yazdi held various positions with Hughes Aircraft Company, most recently as Vice President and Chief Information Officer. Ms. Yazdi earned an M.B.A. from the University of Southern California and a B.S. in industrial management from Polytechnic University, Pomona She also completed the Management of Information Technology program at Harvard Business School. We believe Ms. Yazdi is well suited to serve on our Board of Directors given her extensive experience with enterprise business firms in several industries as well as her active involvement with numerous organizations.

Michael Connors

Dr. Michael M. Connors is an Independent Director of Zhone Technologies Inc. Dr. Connors had served as a director of Zhone since November 2003 following the consummation of Zhone’s merger with Tellium, Inc. Dr. Connors had been a member of Tellium’s board of directors since June 2000. From 1992 to 1998, Dr. Connors held the office of President of AOL Technologies, an Internet service provider, where he led the creation and growth of AOLnet and the development of AOL software and services. Dr. Connors is currently a director of The Connors Foundation. Dr. Connors earned a B.S. in Engineering, an M.S. in Statistics and a Ph.D. in Operations Research from Stanford University. We believe Dr. Connors is well suited to serve on our Board of Directors given his extensive knowledge of the communications industry based on his experience as President of AOL Technologies and director of Tellium.

Robert Dahl

Mr. Robert K. Dahl is an Independent Director of Zhone Technologies Inc. Mr. Dahl has served as a partner of Riviera Ventures LLP, a private investment firm. Previously, Mr. Dahl held various senior management positions in large corporations, including Ascend Communications, Inc., American President Companies, Ungermann Bass Corporation, ROLM Corporation, Measurex Corporation and Fairchild Camera & Instrument Corporation. Mr. Dahl also served as a director of NorCal Community Bancorp from 1998 to 2008. Mr. Dahl holds a B.S. in Finance from the University of California at Berkeley and is a retired certified public accountant. Mr. Dahl has gained extensive knowledge of finance from his experience as senior manager of a number of large corporations, and we believe this is particularly valuable to our Board’s discussion of financial matters.

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

C. Richard Kramlich

--

James Norrod

3,048,430

Kirk Misaka

380,039

Mahvash Yazdi

--

Michael Connors

--

Robert Dahl

--
As Of  30 Dec 2014

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