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Mellanox Technologies Ltd (MLNX.OQ)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Irwin Federman

81 2013 Non-Executive Chairman of the Board, lead independent director

Eyal Waldman

56 2013 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Eric Johnson

54 2018 Interim Principal Financial Officer and Accounting Officer

Marc Sultzbaugh

53 2012 Senior Vice President - Worldwide sales

Shlomit Weiss

2017 Senior Vice President - Silicon Engineering

Michael Kagan

59 2009 Vice President - Architecture, Chief Technology Officer

Umesh Padval

59 2018 Director

Steve Sanghi

62 2018 Director

Glenda Dorchak

63 2009 Independent Director

Amal Johnson

65 2006 Independent Director

Jack Lazar

52 2018 Independent Director

Jon Olson

64 2018 Independent Director

David Perlmutter

63 2014 Independent Director

Gregory Waters

57 2018 Independent Director

Clifton Weatherford

69 2005 Independent Director

Jeffrey Schreiner

2015 Director - Investor Relations

Biographies

Name Description

Irwin Federman

Mr. Irwin B. Federman serves as Non-Executive Chairman of the Board, lead independent director of the Company. He has served as a member of our board of directors since June 1999 and as chairman of our board of directors since June 2013. Mr. Federman has served as our lead independent director since March 2010. Mr. Federman was a general partner of U.S. Venture Partners (“USVP”), a venture capital firm, from April 1990 to October 2015. He is now a Senior Advisor to USVP. Mr. Federman was president and chief executive officer (“CEO”) of Monolithic Memories, Inc., a semiconductor company, from 1978 to 1987. Mr. Federman serves on the boards of directors of Intermolecular, Inc., a materials analysis and discovery company, Check Point Software Technologies Ltd., a security software company, and a number of private companies and charitable trusts. Mr. Federman holds a Bachelor of Science in Economics from Brooklyn College and was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Engineering from Santa Clara University.

Eyal Waldman

Mr. Eyal M. Waldman serves as President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of the Company. He is a co-founder of Mellanox, and has served as our president and CEO and as a member of our board of directors since March 1999. From March 1999 until June 2013, he also served as our chairman of our board of directors. From March 1993 to February 1999, Mr. Waldman served as vice president of engineering and was a co-founder of Galileo Technology, Ltd., a semiconductor company, which was acquired by Marvell Technology Group, Ltd. in January 2001. From August 1989 to March 1993, Mr. Waldman held a number of design and architecture related positions at Intel, a manufacturer of computer, networking and communications products. Mr. Waldman also serves and previously served on the board of directors of a number of private companies. Mr. Waldman holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering and a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from the Technion. In June 2016, Mr. Waldman was awarded an Honorary Doctorate by Technion Mr. Waldman is located in Israel.

Eric Johnson

Mr. Eric Johnson is Interim Principal Financial Officer and Accounting Officer of the Company. He has more than three decades of professional financial experience, including over 10 years of public accounting experience at Ernst & Young LLP, and he has served as the Company’s V.P., Corporate Controller since June 2016. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Johnson served as Corporate Controller of Audience, Inc., a mobile voice and audio processing company, from April 2014 to March 2016. From August 2011 to March 2014, Mr. Johnson served as Corporate Controller of Accuray, Inc., a radiation oncology company.

Marc Sultzbaugh

Mr. Marc Sultzbaugh serves as Senior Vice President - Worldwide sales of the Company, Previously Mr. Sultzbaugh served as vice president of worldwide sales from April 2007 until December 2012. Mr. Sultzbaugh joined Mellanox in 2001 as director of high performance computing and director of central area sales and was later promoted to senior director of sales in October 2005. Prior to joining Mellanox, he held various executive sales and marketing positions with Brooktree Semiconductor, a semiconductor company. From 1985 to 1989, Mr. Sultzbaugh was an engineer at AT&T Microelectronics, a microchip and fiber-optic component manufacturing company. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from The University of Missouri-Rolla and a Masters of Business Administration from The University of California, Irvine. Mr. Sultzbaugh is located in the United States.

Shlomit Weiss

Ms. Shlomit Weiss is Senior Vice President - Silicon Engineering of the Company. Shlomit Weiss has served as vice president of silicon development and held management roles such as client system-on-a-chip design manager and various server components at Intel since 1989. Ms. Weiss holds an MSc in electrical engineering (1989, Cum Laude) and BSc (1987) in computer science from the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology. Ms. Weiss holds multiple patents in the field of microprocessor design, and has received Intel Achievement Award for her contributions.

Michael Kagan

Mr. Michael T. Kagan serves as Vice President - Architecture, Chief Technology Officer of the Company. He is a co-founder of Mellanox and has served as our chief technology officer and vice president of architecture since January 2009. Previously, Mr. Kagan served as our vice president of architecture from May 1999 to December 2008. From August 1983 to April 1999, Mr. Kagan held a number of architecture and design positions at Intel. While at Intel, between March 1993 and June 1996, Mr. Kagan managed Pentium MMX design, and from July 1996 to April 1999, he managed the architecture team of the Basic PC product group. Mr. Kagan holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Technion. Mr. Kagan is located in Israel.

Umesh Padval

Mr. Umesh Vishnu Padval is Director of the company. He brings to Mellanox over 30 years of technology, marketing, operations and strategic expertise. Throughout his career, Mr. Padval has been a CEO, investor and entrepreneur, and has served on over 20 public and private boards. Since Mr. Padval joined the Integrated Device Technology (IDT) Board in 2008, the company has seen significant operating margin expansion and stock price appreciation, which has resulted in over 5x market cap growth. Mr. Padval’s deep operating experience, his profound understanding of the inner workings of the semiconductor industry and strategic expertise, together with his boardroom leadership, have created significant shareholder value for several companies and make him a tremendous addition to the Board of Mellanox.

Steve Sanghi

Mr. Steve Sanghi is Director of the company. He has established himself as a highly respected leader in the semiconductor industry with unmatched operational expertise and a proven ability to drive profitable growth. Under his leadership as CEO of Microchip since 1991, the company’s revenue has grown from $89 million as of its 1993 IPO to a $4.0 billion run rate with an industry leading 38% operating margin. In addition, Microchip has acquired and integrated 19 companies and executed a clear investment strategy focused on developing and sustaining profitable product lines while driving market share, leading to stock price appreciation of approximately 14,200%, excluding dividends.

Glenda Dorchak

Ms. Glenda Mary Dorchak serves as Independent Director of the Company. She has served as a member of Mellanox's board of directors since July 2009. Ms. Dorchak was Executive Vice President and General Manager of Global Business for Spansion, Inc., a Sunnyvale, California based flash memory provider from April 2012 to June 2013. From January 2009 until September 2010, when it was acquired by Red Bend Software, Ms. Dorchak was the chief executive officer and vice chairman of VirtualLogix, Inc., a Sunnyvale, California based provider of virtualization software for wireless and embedded devices. Prior to VirtualLogix, Inc., she served as chairman and chief executive officer of Intrinsyc Software International, Inc. from August 2006 to November 2008 where she had also served as an independent director September 2003 to December 2004. Ms. Dorchak was an executive with Intel Corporation from 2001 to 2006, including serving as vice president and chief operating officer of Intel Corporation's Communications Group; vice president and general manager of Intel's Consumer Electronics Group; and vice president and general manager of the Broadband Products Group. Prior to her tenure at Intel Corporation, she served as chairman and chief executive officer of Value America, Inc., an online retailer, from September 1999 to November 2000. From 1974 to 1998, Ms. Dorchak's career was spent with IBM, both in Canada and later with IBM Corporation based in Raleigh, North Carolina, where she held executive positions with the IBM's Personal Systems Group, including directorships with the Ambra Systems Group and IBM PC North America.

Amal Johnson

Ms. Amal M. Johnson serves as Independent Director of the Company. She has served as a member of our board of directors since October 2006. Ms. Johnson is currently the executive chairman of the board of directors of Author-it Software Corporation, a Software-as-a-Service private company that provides a platform for creating, maintaining, and distributing single-sourced technical content. Prior to joining Author-it, Ms. Johnson served as the chairman of MarketTools, Inc., an internet-based market research company, from August 2008 through January of 2012, and as chief executive officer from March 2005 through August 2008. Prior to joining MarketTools, Ms. Johnson was a general partner at ComVentures L.P., an investment fund, from April 2004 to March 2005 and a general partner at Lightspeed Venture Partners, a venture capital firm, focusing on enterprise software and infrastructure, from March 1999 to March 2004. Previously, Ms. Johnson was president of Baan Supply Chain Solutions, an enterprise resource planning software company, from January 1998 to December 1998, president of Baan Affiliates from January 1997 to December 1997, and president of Baan Americas from October 1994 to December 1996. Prior to that, Ms. Johnson served as president of ASK Manufacturing Systems, a defense and space company, from August 1993 to July 1994 and held executive positions at IBM from 1977 to June 1993. Ms. Johnson also serves on the board of directors of Intuitive Surgical Inc., a medical device company, and CALAMP, a wireless networking company. Ms. Johnson holds a Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics from Montclair State University, and studied computer science at Stevens Institute of Technology graduate school of engineering. Ms. Johnson is located in the United States.

Jack Lazar

Mr. Jack R. Lazar is Independent Director of the company. He is currently an independent business consultant and has served on the Board of Directors at Silicon Laboratories, Inc. (SLAB) since April 2013 and Quantenna Communications, Inc. (QTNA) since July 2016. Mr. Lazar also served on the Board of Directors of TubeMogul, Inc., an enterprise software company for digital branding, from October 2013 to December 2016 when it was acquired by Adobe Systems Incorporated. From January 2014 until March 2016, he served as Chief Financial Officer and Principal Financial and Accounting Officer at GoPro, Inc., a provider of wearable and mountable capture devices, where he completed its 2014 IPO. From January 2013 to January 2014 he served as an independent business consultant. From May 2011 to January 2013, Mr. Lazar was Senior Vice President, Corporate Development and General Manager at Qualcomm Atheros, a developer of communications semiconductor solutions. Mr. Lazar served in a variety of positions at Atheros Communications, Inc. from September 2003 until it was acquired by Qualcomm in May 2011. Most recently, he served as Atheros' Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President of Corporate Development. During his tenure at Atheros, the company completed its IPO. Mr. Lazar is a certified public accountant and holds a B.S. in commerce with an emphasis in accounting from Santa Clara University.

Jon Olson

Mr. Jon A. Olson is Independent Director of the company. He has served as an advisor to HomeUnion, Inc., a leading online investment management platform dedicated to the residential real estate market, a position he has held since August 2016. Mr. Olson previously served as the chief financial officer of Xilinx, Inc., a leading provider of programmable semiconductor platforms ("Xilinx"), from June 2005 until his retirement in May 2016. While serving as chief financial officer, he also held a variety of other senior management positions at Xilinx, including most recently as executive vice president from May 2014 to July 2016 and prior to that, as senior vice president of finance from August 2006 to May 2014 and vice president of finance from June 2005 to August 2006. Prior to joining Xilinx, Mr. Olson spent more than 25 years at Intel Corp., serving in a variety of positions from 1979 to 2005, including as vice president of finance and enterprise services, and director of finance. Mr. Olson also previously served as a member of the board of directors of InvenSense, Inc., a leading provider of MEMS sensor platforms, from October 2011 until it was acquired by TDK Corporation in May 2017. Mr. Olson holds a B.S. in Accounting from Indiana University Bloomington and an M.B.A. in Finance from Santa Clara University.

David Perlmutter

Mr. David (Dadi) Perlmutter serves as Independent Director of the Company. Since March 15, 2016, Mr. Perlmutter has also served as a Managing General Partner of Eucalyptus Growth Capital, focusing on investing in Israeli Hi Tech growth start ups. Mr. Perlmutter previously served, since 2009 and until February 2014, as an executive vice president, general manager of the Intel Architecture Group and chief product officer of Intel Corporation. During this period, Mr. Perlmutter was responsible for the business and development of Intel's platform solutions for all computing and communication segments including datacenters, desktops, laptops, handhelds, embedded devices, and computer electronics. Prior to that period, Mr. Perlmutter served at the Intel Corporation for 29 years, during which he held various management positions and was instrumental in developing several major products at Intel. Since April 2014, Mr. Perlmutter has served as a board member of several private technology companies, including Strato Scale Ltd., a virtualization technology company, OptimaTest Ltd., a security and investigations company, and Kili Technology Corporation, a silicon, electronic and software design company. He also currently chairs two nonprofit organizations, The Israel Innovation Institute, and Mishelanu—Strengthening Jewish and Israeli Identity of 2nd Generation Israelis in the US, and has been a member of the Board of Governors of Technion, Israel Institute of Technology, since January 2005. Mr. Perlmutter holds patents on branch target buffers and multiprocessing cache coherency protocols. In addition, he received an award for innovation in industrial development from the Israeli president in 1987 for the development of the i387 math coprocessor and was elected as a Fellow of the Institute of Electronics and Electrical Engineers in 2008 for his contributions to the mobile computer industry. Mr. Perlmutter graduated from the Technion, Israel Institute of Technology, with a B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering.

Gregory Waters

Mr. Gregory L. Waters is Independent Director of the company. He has served as the president and CEO and a member of the board of directors of Integrated Device Technology, Inc., a company that designs, manufactures, and markets low-power, high-performance analog mixed-signal semiconductor solutions for the advanced communications, computing, and consumer industries, since January 2014. Prior to that, he served as executive vice president and general manager of front-end solutions at Skyworks Solutions, Inc., a manufacturer of semiconductors for use in radio frequency and mobile communications systems ("Skyworks"), from 2003 to December 2012, where he led the company's wireless businesses to a decisive industry leadership position. Before Skyworks, Mr. Waters served as senior vice president of strategy and business development at Agere Systems Inc., an integrated circuit components company ("Agere"), where his responsibilities included M&A and IP licensing and where he played a key role in the company's IPO. Mr. Waters joined Agere in 1998, having served in various other capacities, including as vice president of the wireless communications business and vice president of the broadband communications business. Mr. Waters began his career at Texas Instruments Inc., a technology company that designs and manufactures semiconductors and various integrated circuits, and served in a variety of management positions in sales, customer design centers, and product line management. Mr. Waters currently serves on the board of directors of Semiconductor Industry Association ("SIA"), a trade association and lobbying group that represents the United States semiconductor industry. Mr. Waters has a B.S. in Engineering from the University of Vermont and an M.S. in Computer Science from Northeastern University, with a specialization in Artificial Intelligence.

Clifton Weatherford

Mr. Clifton Thomas Weatherford serves as Independent Director of the Company. From August 1997 until his retirement in January 2003, Mr. Weatherford served as executive vice president and chief financial officer of Business Objects SA, a provider of business intelligence software. Mr. Weatherford also serves on the board of directors of Guidewire Software, Inc., an insurance technology company. Mr. Weatherford also previously served on the board of directors of Spansion Inc., a provider of flash memory products from May 2010 until its merger with Cypress in March 2015, Tesco Corporation, a global provider of technology-based solutions to the upstream energy industry, from May 2004 to May 2013, SMART Modular Technologies, Inc., a manufacturer of legacy and custom computer components, from March 2005 until it was sold to Silverlake Partners in August 2011, Advanced Analogic Technologies, Inc., a semiconductor company, from July 2004 until February 2011 and several privately held companies. Mr. Weatherford holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Houston. Mr. Weatherford is located in the United States. Mr. Weatherford has also served on an SEC advisory committee on accounting standards.

Jeffrey Schreiner