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Xperi Corp (XPER.OQ)

XPER.OQ on NASDAQ Stock Exchange Global Select Market

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Richard Hill

66 2013 Chairman of the Board

Jon Kirchner

50 2017 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Murali Dharan

56 2017 President of Tessera Intellectual Property Corp.

Robert Andersen

54 2014 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President

John Pernin

Head - Corporate Development

Geir Skaaden

51 2016 Chief Products and Services Officer

Chuck White

2016 Head - Engineering and Product Development

V. Sue Molina

70 2018 Director

John Chenault

70 2013 Independent Director

David Habiger

49 2016 Independent Director

George Riedel

60 2013 Independent Director

Christopher Seams

55 2013 Independent Director

Geri Weinfeld

2017 Senior Director, Investor Relations

Biographies

Name Description

Richard Hill

Mr. Richard S. Hill is the Chairman of the Board of the Company. He has served as a member of the Board since August 2012 and as Chairman of the Board since March 2013. Mr. Hill also served as the Company’s Interim Chief Executive Officer from April 15, 2013 until May 29, 2013. Mr. Hill previously served as the Chief Executive Officer and member of the board of directors of Novellus Systems Inc., until its acquisition by Lam Research Corporation in June 2012. During his nearly 20 years leading Novellus Systems, a designer, manufacturer, and marketer of semiconductor equipment used in fabricating integrated circuits, Mr. Hill grew annual revenues from approximately $100 million to over $1 billion. Presently, Mr. Hill is Chairman of Marvell Technology Group Ltd. (“Marvell”), a producer of storage, communications and consumer semiconductor products, and a member of its board of directors. Mr. Hill served as Interim Chief Executive Officer of Marvell from May 2016 until July 2016. Mr. Hill is also a member of the boards of directors of Autodesk, Inc., a multinational software corporation that makes software for the architecture, engineering, construction, manufacturing, media, and entertainment industries, Arrow Electronics, Inc., a global provider of products and services to industrial and commercial users of electronic components and enterprise computing, Cabot Microelectronics Corporation, the leading global supplier of chemical mechanical planarization (CMP) slurries and a growing CMP pad supplier to the semiconductor industry, and Yahoo Inc., a technology company providing search engine and related services. Mr. Hill previously served on the board of directors of LSI Corporation and Planar Systems, Inc. Mr. Hill received a B.S. in Bioengineering from the University of Illinois in Chicago and an M.B.A. from Syracuse University.

Jon Kirchner

Mr. Jon E. Kirchner is a President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of the Company., effective June 1, 2017. He currently serves as President of the Company. He served as DTS’s Chairman of the board of directors and Chief Executive Officer from 2010 to December 2016 and had been a member of DTS’s board of directors from 2002 to December 2016. From 2001 to 2010, he served as DTS’s Chief Executive Officer. Prior to his tenure as Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Kirchner served at DTS from 1993 to 2001 in a number of senior leadership roles including President, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer. Prior to joining DTS, Mr. Kirchner worked for the consulting and audit groups at Price Waterhouse LLP (now PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP), an international accounting firm. In 2012, Mr. Kirchner received the Ernst & Young Technology Entrepreneur of the Year Award for Greater Los Angeles. In 2011, Mr. Kirchner was honored by the Producers Guild of America, receiving the “Digital 25: Leaders in Emerging Entertainment” award for being among the visionaries that have made significant contributions to the advancement of digital entertainment and storytelling. Mr. Kirchner currently serves on the board of directors of Free Stream Media Corporation (Samba TV), a leader in developing cross platform TV experiences for consumers and advertisers. Mr. Kirchner is a Certified Public Accountant and received a B.A. in Economics, cum laude, from Claremont McKenna College.

Murali Dharan

Mr. Murali Dharan is a president of Tessera Intellectual Property Corp. of the XPERI CORPORATION (“Tessera”) since October of 2017 and is responsible for the strategic direction, management and growth of the Tessera intellectual property licensing business. He has extensive leadership experience, most recently as CEO of IPVALUE, guiding the company from a start-up to an industry leader and helping partners to generate more than $1.6 billion in IP revenue. Prior to joining IPVALUE in 2002, Mr. Dharan held executive roles at various technology companies, including executive vice president at Preview Systems, vice president and general manager at Silicon Graphics, and vice president and general manager at NEC. Mr. Dharan holds an electrical engineering degree from Anna University in India, a master’s degree in computer science from Indiana University, and an MBA from Stanford University.

Robert Andersen

Mr. Robert J. Andersen is the executive vice president and chief financial officer of the Company. He became executive vice president and chief financial officer of Xperi Corporation in January 2014. Prior to joining Xperi Corporation, he served as executive vice president and CFO of G2 Holdings Corp. d/b/a Components Direct, which was acquired by Avnet, Inc. Robert previously served as CFO at Phoenix Technologies Ltd., which was acquired by an affiliate of Marlin Equity Partners. Prior to his time at Phoenix Technologies, he held senior financial roles at Wind River Systems, Inc. and NextOffice, Inc. His finance career began at Hewlett-Packard Company, where he served in various controller, treasury and technology finance management roles. Robert currently serves on the board of directors of publicly traded Quantum Corporation. Robert holds a B.A. in economics from the University of California, Davis, and an M.B.A. from the Anderson School of Management at the University of California, Los Angeles.

John Pernin

Mr. John Pernin is the Head - Corporate Development of the company. Previously John was senior vice president of corporate development at DTS, Inc. While at DTS, he was responsible for successfully closing more than ten M&A transactions, as well as numerous strategic business development, patent acquisition and licensing transactions. Prior to joining DTS in 2006, John also held senior corporate development, investment banking and investment management positions with Cadiz Inc., First Union Securities, Inc.’s Investment Banking division and Dimensional Fund Advisors. In his spare time, John enjoys playing golf, tennis and spending countless hours on the sidelines with his wife watching his two children play competitive baseball and soccer. John holds an M.B.A from the University of Chicago, Booth School of Business and a B.A. in Business Economics from the University of California, Santa Barbara.

Geir Skaaden

Mr. Geir Skaaden is the Chief Products and Services Officer of the Company. He leads global sales, business development and product management for our portfolio of imaging and audio solutions. At DTS he was promoted to executive vice president, products, platforms and solutions in 2015, having previously served as senior vice president, corporate business development, digital content and media solutions. Prior to that, Geir served as senior vice president, products & platforms from April 2012 to December 2013. From 2008 to 2012, he served in a number of positions where he oversaw strategic sales, licensing operations, and business development. Prior to joining DTS in 2008, Geir served as the chief executive officer at Neural Audio Corporation from 2004 to 2008, where he previously served as vice president, corporate development from 2002 to 2004. Geir holds a B.A. in Finance from the University of Oregon, a business degree from the Norwegian School of Management and an M.B.A. from the University of Washington.

Chuck White

Mr. Chuck White is the Head - Engineering and Product Development of the company. He most recently was senior vice president of corporate development at Tessera Technologies, Inc., responsible for mergers and acquisitions. Prior to that he served as vice president and mems|cam launch product core team lead in Tessera’s DigitalOptics subsidiary. He served as vice president of corporate development, vice president of strategic relationships and senior director of engineering since joining the company in 2004. Before Tessera, Chuck held senior management and engineering positions at Mentor Graphics, Innoveda, Viewlogic Systems, Vitesse Electronics Corporation and Amdahl. He also co-founded two electronic design automation companies, Transcendent and Quad Design Technology, growing them as an operating executive and chief financial officer. Chuck holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Illinois and a M.S. in Engineering Management from Stanford University.

V. Sue Molina

Ms. V. Sue Molina is a Director of the company. Previously, Ms. Molina served as a board member at DTS, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of the Company, from January 2008 to December 2016, where she served as the chair of the Audit Committee and was a member of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee. Ms. Molina currently serves as the vice chair of the board and member of the Executive and Finance Committees on the Vital Voices Global Partnership board. Up until her retirement in May 2004, she was a tax partner at Deloitte and Touche LLP, where she also served as the national partner in charge of Deloitte’s Initiative for the Retention and Advancement of Women from 2000 to 2004. Additionally, she spent 20 years with Ernst and Young LLP, including her last 10 years as a partner. Ms. Molina has also served as the chair of the Compensation Committee and as a member of the Audit Committee for Sucampo Pharmaceuticals, Inc., and she was the chair of the Audit Committee and a member of the Compensation Committee for the Royal Neighbors of America for nine years. Ms. Molina earned a Bachelor of Science in business administration and a master’s degree in accounting from the University of Arizona.

John Chenault

Mr. John Chenault is an Independent Director of the Company. He has served on the Board since March 2013. Mr. Chenault served as Chief Financial Officer of Novellus Systems, a semiconductor company, from April 2005 to September 2005, at which point he retired. Prior to that, he served as Vice President of Corporate Development from February 2005 to April 2005, Vice President of Operation and Administration from September 2003 to February 2005, Executive Vice President of Worldwide Sales and Service from February 2002 to September 2003 and Executive Vice President of Business Operations from July 1997 to January 2002. Mr. Chenault has served on the board of directors of Ichor Holdings, Ltd. since October 2015. Mr. Chenault also served on the board of directors of Ultra Clean Technology from June 2009 to July 2015. Mr. Chenault received a Bachelor of Business degree in Economics and an M.B.A. from Western Illinois University.

David Habiger

Mr. David C. Habiger is an Independent Director of the Company., effective December 31, 2017. He joined the Board of Directors in December 2016. Mr. Habiger served as a director of DTS from March 2014 until its acquisition by the Company in December 2016. Mr. Habiger has been a Senior Advisor at Silver Lake Partners since December 2012 and a Venture Partner with the Pritzker Group since January 2013. Mr. Habiger served as the interim CEO at Textura Corporation, a software company focused on construction management, from May 2015 until its sale to Oracle in June 2016. From May 2011 to August 2012, he served as the Chief Executive Officer of NDS Group Ltd., a provider of video software and content security solutions. Mr. Habiger worked with the founding members of Sonic Solutions (“Sonic”), a computer software company, from 1992 to 2011 and served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Sonic from 2005 to 2011. He serves as a director for Control4 Corporation, Echo Global Logistics, Inc., Enova International, Inc., Immersion Corporation, GrubHub Inc. and Stamps.com Inc., and previously served as director for RealD Inc. and Textura Corporation. He is a member of the National Association of Corporate Directors and is on the Advisory Board of the University of Chicago Center for Entrepreneurship. Mr. Habiger received a bachelor’s degree in business administration from St. Norbert College and an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago.

George Riedel

Mr. George Andrew Riedel is an Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Riedel was most recently the Chairman and CEO of Cloudmark, Inc., a private SF based network security company. Mr. Riedel stepped down in January 2017. Mr. Riedel joined the board at Cloudmark in June 2013, became Chairman in January 2014 and CEO in December 2014. Mr. Riedel is currently the Chairman of the Board of Montreal-based Accedian Networks, where he has served as a director since 2010. Mr. Riedel also served on the board of directors of PeerApp from 2011 until 2014 and on the board of directors of Blade Network Technologies from 2009 until its sale to IBM in 2010. In March 2006, Mr. Riedel joined Nortel Networks Corporation, a publicly-traded, multinational, telecommunications equipment manufacturer (“Nortel”), as part of the turnaround team as the Chief Strategy Officer. His role changed after Nortel initiated creditor protection under the respective restructuring regimes of Canada under the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act, in the U.S. under the Bankruptcy Code, the United Kingdom under the Insolvency Act 1986, on January 14, 2009, and subsequently, Israel, to lead the sale/restructuring of various carrier and enterprise business units through a series of transactions to leading industry players such as Ericsson, Avaya and Ciena.The 2011 patent sale led to an unprecedented transaction of $4.5 billion to a consortium of Apple, Ericsson, RIM, Microsoft and EMC. Prior to Nortel, Mr. Riedel was the Vice President of Strategy and Corporate Development of Juniper Networks, Inc., a publicly-traded designer, developer and manufacturer of networking products, from 2003 until 2006. Mr. Riedel earned a B.S. with Distinction in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Virginia and his M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.

Christopher Seams

Mr. Christopher A. Seams is an Independent Director of the Company. has served on the Board since March 2013. Mr. Seams served as the Chief Executive Officer and a director of Deca Technologies Inc., a subsidiary of Cypress Semiconductor Corporation, a global semiconductor company, from May 2013 until August 2016. Mr. Seams previously was an Executive Vice President of Sales & Marketing at Cypress Semiconductor Corporation, from July 2005 until June 2013. He previously served as an Executive Vice President of Worldwide Manufacturing & Research and Development of Cypress Semiconductor Corporation. Mr. Seams joined Cypress in 1990 and held a variety of positions in process and assembly technology research and development and manufacturing operations. Prior to joining Cypress in 1990, he worked as a process development Engineer or Manager for Advanced Micro Devices and Philips Research Laboratories. Mr. Seams currently serves on the board of directors of Nanometrics Inc. Mr. Seams is a senior member of IEEE, served on the Engineering Advisory Council for Texas A&M University and was a board member of Joint Venture Silicon Valley. Mr. Seams received a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Texas A&M University and a M.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin.

Geri Weinfeld

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

Richard Hill

232,468

Jon Kirchner

8,422,490

Murali Dharan

813,666

Robert Andersen

1,956,220

John Pernin

--

Geir Skaaden

149,968

Chuck White

--

V. Sue Molina

--

John Chenault

214,968

David Habiger

201,468

George Riedel

209,468

Christopher Seams

212,468

Geri Weinfeld

1,159,430
As Of  30 Dec 2017