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Aquantia Corp (AQ.N)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Faraj Aalaei

57 2016 Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer

Mark Voll

63 2016 Chief Financial Officer

Pirooz Parvarandeh

57 2018 Chief Operating Officer

Kamal Dalmia

45 2014 Senior Vice President - Sales and Marketing

Lip-Bu Tan

58 2016 Lead Independent Director

Dmitry Akhanov

42 2013 Independent Director

Bami Bastani

64 2016 Independent Director

Kenneth Pelowski

58 2013 Independent Director

Geoffrey Ribar

59 2017 Independent Director

Sam Srinivasan

73 2015 Independent Director

Anders Swahn

60 2008 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Faraj Aalaei

Mr. Faraj Aalaei is Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer of Aquantia Corp. Prior to joining Aquantia, Mr. Aalaei served as Chief Executive Officer and was one of the founders of Centillium Communications, a semiconductor solutions company. Mr. Aalaei served as the Vice President, Marketing and Business Development from Centillium’s inception in February 1997 until January 2000, when he was named Chief Executive Officer. Prior to co-founding Centillium, Mr. Aalaei was Director of Access Products at Fujitsu Network Communications, a designer and manufacturer of fiber-optic transmission and broadband switching platforms, from October 1993 to February 1997. Prior to Fujitsu, Mr. Aalaei spent nine years at AT&T Bell Laboratories as a design engineer in various capacities. Mr. Aalaei received an honorary doctorate degree in Engineering and a B.S. in Electrical Engineering Technology from Wentworth Institute of Technology, an M.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Massachusetts and an M.B.A. from the University of New Hampshire. Mr. Aalaei holds three U.S. patents. Our board of directors believes that Mr. Aalaei’s extensive experience with companies in the semiconductor industry and his long-standing service at Aquantia qualify him to serve on our board of directors.

Mark Voll

Mr. Mark Voll is Chief Financial Officer of the Company. Voll has served as our Chief Financial Officer since January 2016. Mr. Voll has more than 25 years of experience in finance and accounting and served as Chief Financial Officer in a number of public and private high technology companies. Prior to joining us, Mr. Voll served as the Chief Financial Officer of Montage Technology Group, an analog semiconductor company, from June 2012 to January 2016, and of Invensense, a provider of MEMS devices for consumer electronics products, from June 2010 to January 2011. Prior to Invensense, Mr. Voll was Chief Financial Officer of Techwell, an analog semiconductor company, from November 2005 to June 2010. Prior to that, he served as Chief Financial Officer for Monolithic System Technology, an intellectual property semiconductor company, from June 2002 to November 2005. Mr. Voll received a B.S. in Accounting from Providence College.

Pirooz Parvarandeh

Mr. Pirooz Parvarandeh is Chief Operating Officer of the company. Mr. Parvarandeh has more than 30 years of experience in the semiconductor industry. From February 2015 to January 2018, Mr. Parvarandeh served in senior advisory and consulting roles across a broad range of technologies including Roche’s DNA sequencing unit, as well as multiple startups in the biotech, semiconductor, software and systems sectors. From July 1987 to February 2015, Mr. Parvarandeh held technical and management positions at Maxim Integrated Products, Inc. including being their first Chief Technology Officer from September 2010 to February 2015 and being their Group President from May 2005 to September 2011. Pirooz completed his B.S. and M.S. in Electrical Engineering at the California Institute of Technology and holds more than 28 issued and pending patents.

Kamal Dalmia

Mr. Kamal Dalmia is Senior Vice President - Sales and Marketing of Aquantia Corporation. He initially joined Aquantia in December 2009 and served as Vice President, Sales and Marketing until December 2014, Mr. Dalmia served as vice president of marketing at Teranetics, a communications semiconductor company, from May 2005 to December 2009 and as director of marketing at Marvell from May 2001 to May 2005. Mr. Dalmia received his M.A.Sc. in Electrical Engineering from the University of British Columbia.

Lip-Bu Tan

Mr. Lip-Bu Tan is Lead Independent Director of the company. Mr. Tan has served as Chairman of Walden International, an international venture capital firm, since he founded the firm in 1987. He has also served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Cadence Design Systems, an electronic design automation software and engineering services company, since January 2009 and as a member of the board of directors since February 2004. Mr. Tan currently serves on the board of directors of Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation, a semiconductor foundry, Hewlett Packard Enterprise and Quantenna Communications, Inc. He previously served on the board of directors of Ambarella from 2004 to 2017, SINA Corporation from 1999 to 2016, Inphi Corporation from 2002 to 2012, and Flextronics International Ltd. from 2003 to 2012. He holds a B.S. in physics from Nanyang University in Singapore, an M.S. in nuclear engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and an M.B.A. from the University of San Francisco. We believe that Mr. Tan’s extensive experience in the electronic design and semiconductor industries, as well as his expertise in international operations and corporate governance, qualifies him to serve as a member of our board of directors.

Dmitry Akhanov

Mr. Dmitry Sergeevich Akhanov is Independent Director of the company. Since December 2010, Mr. Akhanov has been the President and Chief Executive Officer of Rusnano USA, Inc., a U.S. subsidiary of Joint Stock Company, or Rusnano, a Russian state instrument dedicated to fostering the growth of the nanotechnology industry in Russia. Previously, from October 2007 through August 2008, Mr. Akhanov was the Head of the Russian Federal Energy Agency, which was responsible for the implementation of national energy policy and management of state-owned energy assets, including oil and gas, coal and electricity industries. Mr. Akhanov also served as head of the Strategy Department of RAO “UES”, an electric power holding company, from June 2002 through October 2007. Mr. Akhanov also serves on the board of directors of Neophotonics Corporation since 2013 and OJSC Kaluga Power Supply since 2006. Mr. Akhanov holds a Bachelor’s Degree in economics and law and a Master’s Degree in economics from the Peoples’ Friendship University in Russia. Mr. Akhanov has extensive experience in strategic planning, corporate finance and investor relations. We believe Mr. Akhanov brings to our board of directors valuable experience in doing business in the Russian Federation and managing complex technology projects, as well as dealing with cross-border business operations.

Bami Bastani

Dr. Bami Bastani is Independent Director of the company. Dr. Bastani is the Senior Vice President of the radio frequency (RF) business unit at GLOBALFOUNDRIES. Dr. Bastani has more than 35 years of experience in the high-tech industry, ranging from semiconductor components to system level network solutions. He has served as an independent board member at multiple public and private companies. Prior to joining GLOBALFOUNDRIES, he was president, CEO and a board member of Meru Networks, a global enterprise-grade Wi-Fi networks solution provider, from March 2012 to July 2015 when the company was acquired by Fortinet. During his time with Meru Networks, he transformed Meru Networks from a hardware company to a solution provider, delivering a portfolio of software, software-defined networks (in which Meru Networks received the 2015 SDN Excellence Award) and subscription cloud offerings (WaaS). Dr. Bastani has also held the positions of president, CEO and board member in the mobility, consumer and broadband markets. He served as president and CEO of Trident Microsystems, Inc., a set-top box and TV semiconductor company, from June 2011 to April 2012, which filed a voluntary petition for bankruptcy under chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code in 2012, and oversaw the sale of Trident’s assets to Entropic Communications, Sigma Designs and certain other acquirers. Prior to his employment at Trident, he was the founder and CEO of B2 Global Consulting. He also led ANADIGICS, Inc. as the president, CEO and a board member through its turnaround and growth from 1998 to 2008. In addition, he has served in executive positions at Fujitsu Microelectronics and National Semiconductor. Dr. Bastani started his career at Intel Corporation in Technology Development. Dr. Bastani holds three patents in semiconductor technology. He holds a Ph.D. and MSEE in Microelectronics from The Ohio State University. We believe Dr. Bastani brings substantial experience and expertise in the semiconductor industry to our board of directors.

Kenneth Pelowski

Mr. Kenneth R. Pelowski is Independent Director of the company. Mr. Pelowski founded Pinnacle Ventures in 2002 and currently serves as its Managing Partner. Prior to founding Pinnacle Ventures, he founded and was chairman of the board of Currenex, a technology provider geared toward the foreign exchange community, from December 1999 to December 2003. Prior to Currenex, Mr. Pelowski served as chief operating officer and chief financial officer of GetThere, a corporate travel reservation company, from March 1999 to November 2000. From September 1997 to March 1999, he served as Executive VP and Chief Financial Officer of Preview Travel, a company that provides online travel services for small business and leisure travelers. Mr. Pelowski currently serves on the board of directors of Kabam and Viajanet. Mr. Pelowski holds a B.S. in Engineering and an M.B.A. from the University of Michigan. We believe Mr. Pelowski brings extensive business expertise in technology to our board of directors.

Geoffrey Ribar

Mr. Geoffrey George Ribar is Independent Director of the company. Mr. Ribar is also a member of the Board of Directors of MACOM Technology Solutions Holdings, Inc. Before that, he served Cadence Design Systems, Inc. as Senior Vice President from November 2010 to March 2018 and as Chief Financial Officer from November 2010 to October 2017. Prior to Cadence, he served as Chief Financial Officer for Telegent Systems from May 2008 to October 2010, where he led the company’s finance, legal, IT and HR teams. He held the CFO position at a number of semiconductor companies including SiRF Technology, Matrix Semiconductor, Inc., and NVIDIA. Mr. Ribar received his B.S. degree in chemistry, as well as an M.B.A. from the University of Michigan.

Sam Srinivasan

Mr. Sam S. Srinivasan is Independent Director of the company. Mr. Srinivasan has served on the board of directors of Inphi Corporation since May 2007 and is the chairman of its audit committee and a member of its nominating and corporate governance committee. Mr. Srinivasan served as Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of Health Language, a software company from May 2000 to March 2002. He also served as Senior Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer of Cirrus Logic, a semiconductor company, from November 1988 to March 1996, and as Director, Internal Audits and subsequently as Corporate Controller of Intel Corporation, a semiconductor company, from May 1984 to November 1988. He previously served on the board of directors of SiRF Technology Holdings, Centillium Communications and Leadis Technology. Mr. Srinivasan holds an M.B.A. from Case Western Reserve University. We believe Mr. Srinivasan brings considerable financial experience with publicly-traded companies, audit committee experience and significant semiconductor industry experience to our board of directors.

Anders Swahn

Mr. Anders Swahn is Independent Director of the company. From February 2013 to December 2015, Mr. Swahn served as the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Alion Energy, and from May 2009 to February 2012, he served as its CEO. Prior to Alion Energy, Mr. Swahn served as the iCEO for Nicira Networks, a company focused on software-defined networking and network virtualization and, prior to that, he served as the Chief Executive Officer of PicoChip, a fabless semiconductor communications company. Mr. Swahn was also CEO and co-founder of Abrizio, a fabless semiconductor company, in 1998, which was later acquired by PMC-Sierra, where Anders Swahn served as VP & General Manager for the Carrier Switching Division. Prior to Abrizio, Mr. Swahn held various management positions in the semiconductor and communications industry including Executive VP, Worldwide Sales & Marketing at Allied Telesyn and principal marketer of the Ethernet product line of chips at Advanced Micro Devices. Anders Swahn started his career with ABB. Mr. Swahn holds an M.S.E.E. degree from Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg, Sweden and an M.B.A. from INSEAD in Fontainebleau, France.

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

Faraj Aalaei

646,828

Mark Voll

456,945

Pirooz Parvarandeh

--

Kamal Dalmia

495,639

Lip-Bu Tan

40,000

Dmitry Akhanov

40,000

Bami Bastani

40,000

Kenneth Pelowski

40,000

Geoffrey Ribar

40,000

Sam Srinivasan

85,000

Anders Swahn

80,000
As Of  31 Dec 2017