People: Zhone Technologies Inc (ZHNE.OQ)

ZHNE.OQ on NASDAQ Stock Exchange Capital Market

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24 Oct 2014
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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Morteza Ejabat

64 2014 Executive Chairman of the Board

James Norrod

66 2014 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Kirk Misaka

55 2003 Chief Financial Officer, Corporate Treasurer, Secretary

Mahvash Yazdi

62 2014 Director

Michael Connors

72 2003 Independent Director

Robert Dahl

73 1999 Independent Director

C. Richard Kramlich

78 1999 Independent Director

Nancy Pierce

56 2010 Independent Director

James Timmins

58 2002 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Morteza Ejabat

Mr. Morteza Ejabat is Executive Chairman of the Board of Zhone Technologies Inc. Prior to co-founding Zhone, from June 1995 to June 1999, Mr. Ejabat was President and Chief Executive Officer of Ascend Communications, Inc., a provider of telecommunications equipment which was acquired by Lucent Technologies, Inc. in June 1999. Previously, Mr. Ejabat held various senior management positions with Ascend from September 1990 to June 1995, most recently as Executive Vice President and Vice President, Operations. Mr. Ejabat holds a B.S. in Industrial Engineering and an M.S. in Systems Engineering from California State University at Northridge, and an M.B.A. from Pepperdine University.

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., effective as of September 30, 2014. Ms. Yazdi is the President of Feasible Management Consulting and serves as an advisory board member for H.I.G. Capital and Infosys. From 1997 to 2012, Ms. Yazdi served as Senior Vice President of Business Integration and Chief Information Officer of Southern California Edison Company. Prior to Southern California Edison, Ms. Yazdi served as Vice President and Chief Information Officer of Hughes Aircraft Company from 1980 to 1997. Ms. Yazdi holds an M.B.A. from the University of Southern California and a B.S. in Industrial Management from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona.

Michael Connors

Dr. Michael M. Connors is an Independent Director of Zhone Technologies 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. Since January 1998, 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

C. Richard Kramlich

Mr. C. Richard Kramlich is an Independent Director of Zhone Technologies Inc. He has been a general partner at New Enterprise Associates, Inc. (NEA) since co-founding the venture capital firm in 1978. In addition, Mr. Kramlich serves as a general partner, director, manager or member of the board of directors of certain of NEA’s affiliated venture capital partnerships and management entities. Present board memberships include, among others, Sierra Monitor Corporation (BB: SRMC), Financial Group (NASDAQ: FNGN), Force10 Networks, Inc., KOR Electronics, SVB Financial Group (NASDAQ: SIVB), Smart Drive Systems, Inc., Tabula, 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.

Nancy Pierce

Ms. Nancy Pierce G. is an Independent Director of Zhone Technologies Inc. Since 1997, Ms. Pierce has served as President and Managing Director of KELD LLC, an investment management and strategic advisory company focusing on advising and investing in young technology companies. In addition to her duties as President of KELD, Ms. Pierce has served on the board of directors of Cellport Systems in Boulder, Colorado, since 2008 and on the board of directors of Carrier Access Corporation, a public company, since 1992 and is the Managing Director of MCAP LLC. Ms. Pierce also served on the board, and as chairman of the audit and compensation committees of Koala Corporation, a public company, from 2001 to 2004. Prior to KELD, Pierce was a co-founder of, and held various senior management positions, including Chief Financial Officer at, Carrier Access Corporation from 1992 to 2008. Prior to co-founding Carrier Access in 1992, Ms. Pierce held senior positions at IBM and ROLM Corporation. Ms. Pierce holds a B.S. from Colorado State University, an M.B.A. from California State University – Chico, and an honorary Ph.D. from St. Thomas Aquinas.

James Timmins

Mr. James D. Timmins is an Independent Director of Zhone Technologies Inc. Mr. Timmins has been a managing director of Teknos Associates, LLC, a valuation firm, since November 2008. From 2005 to 2008, he served as managing director for Pagemill Partners LLC, an investment banking and venture firm. From 1998 to 2005, Mr. Timmins was a general partner and managing director for NIF Ventures, the U.S. venture capital operation of The Daiwa Securities Group of Japan, an investment banking firm. From 1991 to 1998, Mr. Timmins was a partner at Redwood Partners, an investment firm. From 1987 to 1990, Mr. Timmins was a principal at Hambrecht & Quist, an investment banking firm. Mr. Timmins also serves as a director of WaveSplitter Technologies, Inc., a private company which supplies optical components and modules for advanced optical networks. Mr. Timmins holds a B.A. in History and Philosophy from the University of Toronto, and an M.B.A. from Stanford University.

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

Morteza Ejabat

372,067

James Norrod

--

Kirk Misaka

401,368

Mahvash Yazdi

--

Michael Connors

--

Robert Dahl

--

C. Richard Kramlich

--

Nancy Pierce

--

James Timmins

--
As Of 30 Dec 2013

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