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Acacia Communications Inc (ACIA.O)

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23 Oct 2019
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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Vincent Roche

59 2017 Independent Chairman of the Board

Murugesan Shanmugaraj

61 2010 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Benny Mikkelsen

59 2009 Co-Founder, Chief Technology Officer, Director

Mehrdad Givehchi

53 2015 Co-Founder, Vice President - Hardware and Software

Christian Rasmussen

50 2015 Co-Founder, Vice President - Digital Signal Processing and Optics

John Gavin

59 2012 Chief Financial Officer

Eric Fisher

47 2018 Vice President of Global Sales

Bhupendra Shah

60 2009 Vice President - engineering

David Aldrich

62 2017 Independent Director

Peter Chung

51 2013 Independent Director

Laurinda Pang

2019 Independent Director

Stan Reiss

47 2009 Independent Director

John Ritchie

53 2015 Independent Director

Monica Gould

2017 IR Contact Officer

Biographies

Name Description

Vincent Roche

Mr. Vincent T. Roche is Independent Chairman of the Board of the Company. Mr. Roche is the president and chief executive officer and a director of Analog Devices, Inc., a global leader in high-performance semiconductors for signal processing applications, where he has worked since 1988 and has been part of the senior management team since 2009. Mr. Roche holds a B.S. in electrical engineering from the University of Limerick in Ireland. We believe that Mr. Roche is qualified to serve as a Director of our Company due to his leadership expertise, including service as chief executive officer of a large international public company, as well as his technical understanding of the optical networking industry.

Murugesan Shanmugaraj

Mr. Murugesan Shanmugaraj is President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of the Company. Prior to joining Acacia, from February 2002 to February 2010, Mr. Shanmugaraj was the vice president of business development in the optical networking division of Alcatel-Lucent USA, Inc., a network equipment manufacturer. Prior to that, Mr. Shanmugaraj founded and served as the chief executive officer of Astral Point Communications Inc., an optical equipment company, which was acquired by Alcatel-Lucent USA, Inc. in 2001, and held various senior executive level positions at PictureTel Corp., a commercial videoconferencing product company, Multilink, Inc., an engineering and product development-based manufacturer of telecommunications network components, and Motorola Inc., a multinational telecommunications company. Mr. Shanmugaraj holds an M.S. in electrical and computer engineering from the University of Iowa and a B.E. in electronics and communications from the National Institute of Technology, Trichy in India. We believe that Mr. Shanmugaraj is qualified to serve on our Board of Directors due to his extensive leadership experience in the optics and network industries, his extensive knowledge of our Company and his service as our President and Chief Executive Officer.

Benny Mikkelsen

Dr. Benny Mikkelsen, Ph.D. is Co-Founder, Chief Technology Officer, Director of the Company. Prior to joining Acacia, Mr. Mikkelsen co-founded and served as the vice president of technology of Mintera Corporation, a high-speed transceiver company. Prior to that, he held various engineering positions with Bell Laboratories, a research and scientific development company owned by Alcatel-Lucent USA, Inc. Mr. Mikkelsen holds an M.S. and Ph.D. in electrical engineering from the Technical University of Denmark. We believe that as a founder, and based on Mr. Mikkelsen’s deep experience in the optics and network industries, his extensive knowledge of our Company and his service as our Chief Technology Officer, Mr. Mikkelsen provides a valuable contribution to our Board of Directors.

Mehrdad Givehchi

Mr. Mehrdad Givehchi is a Co-Founder, Vice President - Hardware and Software of the Company. He previously served as our director of hardware and software from June 2009 to June 2015. Prior to joining Acacia, Mr. Givehchi was the consulting optical engineer of Mintera Corporation, a high-speed transceiver company. Prior to that, he served as the principal hardware engineer of Sycamore Networks, Inc. a developer and marketer of intelligent networking products for fixed line and mobile network operators, and as the principal hardware engineer of Tektronix, Inc. a designer of test and measurement equipment. Mr. Givehchi holds a B.S. in electrical engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute.

Christian Rasmussen

Mr. Christian J. Rasmussen is Co-Founder, Vice President - Digital Signal Processing and Optics of Acacia Communications, Inc. and as our director of digital signal processing and optics from June 2009 to June 2015. Prior to joining Acacia, Mr. Rasmussen was a principal optical engineer of Mintera Corporation, a high-speed transceiver company. Mr. Rasmussen holds an M.S. in electrical engineering and a Ph.D. in optical communications from the Technical University of Denmark.

John Gavin

Mr. John F. Gavin is Chief Financial Officer of the Company. Prior to joining Acacia, from January 2011 to February 2012, Mr. Gavin was the chief financial officer of Hiperos LLC, a software-as-a-service company. From June 2005 to January 2011, he served as the chief operating officer of Akorri Networks, Inc., a data center virtualization management company, where he also served as the interim acting chief executive officer in 2010. Previously, Mr. Gavin served as the chief financial officer and chief operating officer of SMaL Camera Technologies, Inc., a designer of CMOS digital imaging solutions for a variety of business and consumer applications, the chief financial officer of Pirus Networks, Inc., a provider of multi-protocol storage networking switching products, and the chief financial officer of C-Port Corporation, a developer of CMOS microprocessor-based technologies for communications routers and switches. Mr. Gavin also served in various roles, most recently as the vice president of finance, sales and marketing North America, at Digital Equipment Corporation, a vendor of computer systems, for over 17 years. Mr. Gavin holds a B.S. in accounting from Stonehill College and a M.B.A. from Anna Maria College.

Eric Fisher

Mr. Eric L. Fisher is Vice President of Global Sales of the Company. He has served as our Vice President of Global Sales since July 2018 and previously served as our Vice President of Sales from July 2017 to July 2018. Prior to joining Acacia, from January 2013 to July 2017, Mr. Fisher held various management positions at Altera Corporation, which was acquired by Intel Corporation in 2015, most recently as its vice president of sales, Americas and global key accounts. Mr. Fisher holds a B.S. in engineering management from the Missouri University of Science and Technology and an M.B.A. from the Paul Merage School of Business at the University of California, Irvine.

Bhupendra Shah

Mr. Bhupendra C. Shah is Vice President - Engineering of the Company. Prior to joining Acacia, Mr. Shah was the director of engineering at Juniper Networks, Inc. a provider of networking products. Prior to that, he was the director of hardware and software development at Broadcom Corporation, a fabless semiconductor company. Previously, Mr. Shah co-founded and served as the vice president of engineering of Atlantic Cores Incorporated, a developer of standard products and on-chip intellectual property. Mr. Shah holds a B.S. in electrical engineering from the University of Lowell.

David Aldrich

Mr. David J. Aldrich is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Aldrich currently serves as the chairman of the board and executive chairman of Skyworks Solutions, Inc. (“Skyworks”), where he previously served as its chief executive officer since its formation in 2002 in connection with a merger between Alpha Industries and Conexant Systems. Prior to Skyworks’ formation, Mr. Aldrich served in various senior management and executive positions at Alpha Industries, most recently as its chief executive officer. Prior to this, Mr. Aldrich held senior management positions at Adams-Russell and MACOM. In addition, on September 13, 2017, Mr. Aldrich entered into an indemnification agreement (the “Indemnification Agreement”) with the Company. The Indemnification Agreement is substantially identical to the form of indemnification agreement that the Company has entered into with its other directors and provides that the Company will indemnify Mr. Aldrich to the fullest extent permitted by law for claims arising in his capacity as a director, provided that he acted in good faith and in a manner that he reasonably believed to be in, or not opposed to, the Company’s best interests and, with respect to any criminal proceeding, had no reasonable cause to believe that his conduct was unlawful. In the event that the Company does not assume the defense of a claim against Mr. Aldrich, the Company is required to advance his expenses in connection with his defense, provided that he undertakes to repay all amounts advanced if it is ultimately determined that he is not entitled to be indemnified by the Company.

Peter Chung

Mr. Peter Y. Chung is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Chung is a managing director and the chief executive officer of Summit Partners, L.P., a global alternative investment firm, where he has been employed since 1994. He is currently a director of A10 Networks, Inc., a provider of secure application solutions, and MACOM Technology Solutions Holdings, Inc., a provider of analog semiconductor solutions. Previously, Mr. Chung served as a director of various other entities, including Ubiquiti Networks, Inc., a developer of networking technology for service providers and enterprises. Mr. Chung holds an A.B. in economics from Harvard University and an M.B.A. from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business. We believe that Mr. Chung is qualified to serve as a Director of our company due to his wide-ranging experience in investment banking, private equity and venture capital investing in the communications technology sector and his participation on other private and public company boards of directors.

Laurinda Pang

Ms. Laurinda Y. Pang is Independent Director of the Company. In addition to serving on Acacia Communications’ Board of Directors since 2019, Ms. Pang is the president, international and global accounts management of CenturyLink, Inc. Prior to that, Ms. Pang held executive level positions as the regional president, North America and Asia Pacific of Level 3 Communications, Inc. and as senior vice president, human resources of Global Crossing Limited prior to its acquisition by Level 3 Communications in 2011. Ms. Pang holds a B.A. in political science from Pennsylvania State University.

Stan Reiss

Mr. Stan J. Reiss is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Reiss was an engagement manager at McKinsey & Company. Mr. Reiss holds a B.S. in electrical engineering from Cornell University, M.S. degrees in electrical engineering and operations research from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and an M.B.A. from the Harvard Business School. We believe that Mr. Reiss is qualified to serve as a Director of our Company due to his extensive experience as a venture capitalist in the technology sector and his involvement with several private company boards of directors.

John Ritchie

Mr. John Ritchie is Independent Director of the Company. Since August 2015, Mr. Ritchie has been the senior vice president, chief financial officer of Aerohive Networks, Inc., a computer networking equipment company, and he was also appointed to serve as its chief operating officer in February 2017. From April 2013 to April 2015, Mr. Ritchie served as the chief financial officer of Telerik AD, a software development tools company. Prior to that, from May 2010 to March 2013, Mr. Ritchie was the chief financial officer of Ubiquiti Networks, Inc., a developer of networking technology for service providers and enterprises. Previously, Mr. Ritchie held several executive positions, in each case most recently the position of chief financial officer, at Electronics For Imaging, Inc., a provider of products, technology and services enabling analog to digital imaging transformation, and Splash Technology Holdings, Inc., which develops, produces, and markets color servers. Mr. Ritchie holds a B.S. in business administration from San Jose State University. We believe that Mr. Ritchie is qualified to serve as a Director of our company due to his service as the chief financial officer of several publicly traded companies.

Monica Gould

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

Vincent Roche

265,987

Murugesan Shanmugaraj

2,563,600

Benny Mikkelsen

1,723,980

Mehrdad Givehchi

1,711,720

Christian Rasmussen

2,480,540

John Gavin

1,786,530

Eric Fisher

1,741,520

Bhupendra Shah

2,488,270

David Aldrich

242,487

Peter Chung

256,487

Laurinda Pang

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Stan Reiss

248,987

John Ritchie

254,987

Monica Gould

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As Of  31 Dec 2018