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Calix Inc (CALX.N)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Donald Listwin

60 2007 Independent Chairman of the Board

Carl Russo

62 2002 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Cory Sindelar

50 2018 Chief Financial Officer and Principal Financial Officer, Principal Accounting Officer

Michael Weening

50 2018 Executive Vice President - Field Operations

Matt Collins

2017 Chief Marketing Officer

Christopher Bowick

63 2014 Independent Director

Kathy Crusco

54 2017 Independent Director

Kevin DeNuccio

59 2012 Independent Director

Michael Everett

69 2007 Independent Director

Kira Makagon

55 2017 Independent Director

Michael Matthews

62 2010 Independent Director

Kevin Peters

55 2014 Independent Director

J. Daniel Plants

52 2018 Independent Director

Thomas Dinges

2017 Director of Investor Relations

Biographies

Name Description

Donald Listwin

Mr. Donald J. (Don) Listwin is an Independent Chairman of the Board of the Company. Mr. Listwin founded BelizeKIDS.org in 2016, a non-profit organization focused on helping children in Belize, and Canary Foundation in 2004, a non-profit organization devoted to the early detection of cancer, and has served on the board of directors of both organizations since their inception. From January 2008 to January 2009, Mr. Listwin served as chief executive officer of Sana Security, Inc., a security software company, which was acquired by AVG Technologies. From September 2000 to October 2004, Mr. Listwin served as chief executive officer of Openwave Systems Inc., a leader in mobile internet infrastructure software. From August 1990 to September 2000, he served in various capacities at Cisco, most recently as executive vice president. Mr. Listwin formerly served on the board of directors of Violin Memory, Inc., Isilon Systems, Inc., Openwave Systems Inc. (now known as Unwired Planet, Inc.), TIBCO Software Inc., Redback Networks, Inc. and E-Tek Dynamics Inc., each a publicly-held company. Mr. Listwin also previously served as a member of the board of scientific advisors of the National Cancer Institute. Mr. Listwin holds an honorary Doctorate of Law from the University of Saskatchewan and a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Saskatchewan.

Carl Russo

Mr. Carl E. Russo is the President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of the Company. Mr. Russo has served as Calix’s president and chief executive officer since December 2002. As Calix’s president and chief executive officer, Mr. Russo brings expertise and knowledge regarding our business and operations to Calix’s board of directors. He also brings to the Board an extensive background in the telecommunications and networking technology industries. From November 1999 to May 2002, Mr. Russo served as vice president of optical strategy and group vice president of optical networking of Cisco Systems, Inc. From April 1998 to October 1999, Mr. Russo served as president and chief executive officer of Cerent Corporation, which was acquired by Cisco. From April 1995 to April 1998, Mr. Russo served in various capacities, including as chief operating officer, at Xircom, Inc., which was acquired by Intel Corporation. Previously, Mr. Russo served as senior vice president and general manager for the hyperchannel networking group of Network Systems Corporation and as vice president and general manager of the data networking products division of AT&T Paradyne Corporation. Mr. Russo served on the board of directors of Vital Network Services, Inc., a privately-held company delivering network lifecycle services, and Xirrus, Inc., a privately-held company providing products that enable high-performance wireless networks. Mr. Russo attended Swarthmore College and previously served on its board of managers.

Cory Sindelar

Mr. Cory J. Sindelar is the Chief Financial Officer and Principal Financial Officer, Principal Accounting Officer of the Company effective May 31, 2018. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Sindelar served as the Chief Financial Officer of Violin Memory, Inc., a pioneer in the all-flash-array enterprise storage market, from December 2011 to April 2017. He also previously served as Chief Financial Officer of Ikanos Communications, Inc., a semiconductor and software provider to telecommunications equipment suppliers, from September 2006 to July 2010. From 2003 to 2006, Mr. Sindelar held various finance positions at EMC Corporation. From 2000 to 2003, Mr. Sindelar was Vice President, Corporate Controller and Principal Accounting Officer at Legato Systems, Inc., an enterprise software company, which was acquired by EMC. Mr. Sindelar holds a B.S. in Business Administration from Georgetown University.

Michael Weening

Mr. Michael Weening has served as Calix’s executive vice president of field operations since July 2018, and previously served as Executive Vice President, Sales and Marketing of the Company. Mr. Weening held various executive leadership roles at Salesforce.com. From August 2014 until June 2016, Mr. Weening served as senior vice president of global customer success and services at SalesForce.com, and from May 2012 until August 2014 as senior vice president of customer and sales growth in Japan and Asia Pacific at SalesForce.com. From May 2009 until May 2012, Mr. Weening served as vice president of business sales at Bell Mobility in Canada. Prior to joining Bell Mobility, Mr. Weening also held various sales leadership roles at Microsoft Corporation in Canada and the United Kingdom. Mr. Weening holds a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from Brock University.

Matt Collins

Mr. Matt Collins is the Chief Marketing Officer of the Company, with effective from July 18, 2017. Matt joins Calix from Dun & Bradstreet where, as SVP of global marketing and go-to-market strategy, he built D&B's enterprise marketing capabilities and led the launch of its new cloud solutions and global lines of business. Prior to joining D&B, Matt spent over a decade at IBM in senior marketing and strategy roles across IBM's Software, Hardware and Services businesses. While at IBM Matt also led several cross-IBM "Smarter Planet" growth initiatives including Smarter Computing, Social Business, and Smarter Workforce. While at McKinsey, Matt worked with many of the firms leading clients to help them transform their go-to-market strategies. Matt received his MBA from Harvard University and a B.A. from Dartmouth College.

Christopher Bowick

Mr. Christopher J. Bowick is an Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Bowick is principal of The Bowick Group, LLC, where he provides technology, product, business and executive-development advice and counsel to clients in the cable television and telecommunications industries. From 1998 until his retirement in 2009, Mr. Bowick held various positions at Cox Communications. Mr. Bowick joined Cox in 1998 as vice president, technology development, and was named senior vice president of engineering & chief technical officer in 2000. Mr. Bowick retired as chief technology officer of Cox Communications in June of 2009. At Cox, Mr. Bowick was responsible for strategic technology planning, day-to-day technical operations and the development and deployment of technology solutions for the company’s video, voice, high speed data and wireless products, including the development and deployment of telecommunications services, such as circuit-switched telephone, voice over IP, high-speed data, digital video, HDTV, video-on-demand and interactive television. Mr. Bowick was also responsible for network engineering and network operations for Cox’s nation-wide network infrastructure including its national backbone, Metropolitan Area Networks and HFC networks. Prior to joining Cox, Mr. Bowick served as group vice president/technology & chief technical officer for Jones Intercable, Inc., while simultaneously serving as president of Jones Futurex, a designer and manufacturer of triple DES, PC-based hardware encryption devices and provider of contract manufacturing services. Prior to Jones, Mr. Bowick served as vice president of engineering for Scientific Atlanta’s Transmission Systems Business Division, and as a design engineer for Rockwell International, Collins Avionics Division. Mr. Bowick holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of Colorado and a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology.

Kathy Crusco

Ms. Kathy Crusco is an Independent Director of the company. She joined Epicor in 2011 when the company merged with Activant Solutions Inc., where she served as a senior vice president and CFO. Before joining Activant, she worked for Polycom from 2002 to 2007, rising to the role of vice president of worldwide finance during her tenure. Crusco has also held a variety of financial roles at Documentum, Inc., Adaptec, Inc., and Price Waterhouse LLP. She is currently a board member of Mitchell International, Inc., a privately-held software provider, where she serves as audit committee chair and is a board member of NEC Society, a non-profit organization. Ms. Crusco holds a BS in business with an emphasis in accounting from California State University, Chico. She is a highly accomplished executive with over 20 years of software and communications technology industry experience. She is currently executive vice president, chief operating officer, and chief financial officer at Epicor Software Corporation, where she leads all financial functions and day-to-day operations, including cloud services, IT, customer support, and human resources.

Kevin DeNuccio

Mr. Kevin A. DeNuccio is an Independent Director of the Company. Mr. DeNuccio served as chief executive officer of Metaswitch Networks, a telecommunications hardware and software company, from February 2010 until June 2012. From January 2007 until the present, Mr. DeNuccio has also worked as a private equity investor, both individually and through Wild West Capital, LLC, which he co-founded in July 2012. Mr. DeNuccio served as chief executive officer of Redback Networks from August 2001 until its acquisition by Ericsson in January 2007. From 1995 to 2001, he held a number of executive positions at Cisco Systems, including senior vice president of worldwide service provider operations. Prior to joining Cisco, Mr. DeNuccio was founder, president, and chief executive officer of Bell Atlantic Network Integration, a wholly owned subsidiary of Bell Atlantic (now Verizon Communications). He has also held senior management positions at both Unisys Corporation and Wang Laboratories network integration and worldwide channel partner businesses. Mr. DeNuccio previously served on numerous public and private boards of directors, including Sandisk, Redback and JDS Uniphase Corporation, each a publicly-held company. Mr. DeNuccio has a Master of Business Administration from Columbia University and a Bachelor’s degree in Finance from Northeastern University, and currently serves on the board of Northeastern University.

Michael Everett

Mr. Michael T. Everett is an Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Everett is licensed to practice law in California and in New York and was named chief financial officer of the year by San Francisco Business Times in 2007. From May 2007 until his retirement in December 2008, Mr. Everett served as vice president of finance at Cisco Systems, Inc. From April 2003 to May 2007, Mr. Everett was chief financial officer of WebEx Communications, Inc., a web collaboration service provider that was acquired by Cisco. From 2001 to 2003, Mr. Everett served as chief financial officer of Bivio Networks, Inc., a network appliance company. In 2001, Mr. Everett served as chief financial officer of VMware, Inc., an infrastructure software company. From February 1997 to November 2000, Mr. Everett served as executive vice president and chief financial officer of Netro Corporation. Mr. Everett served in several senior management positions at Raychem Corporation from 1987 through 1996, including senior vice president and chief financial officer from August 1988 to August 1993. Before joining Raychem Corporation, Mr. Everett served as a partner in the law firm of Heller, Ehrman, White & McAuliffe LLC. He currently serves on the board of trustees and as treasurer of the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival, and on its endowment foundation board. Mr. Everett also formerly served on the board of directors and as chairman of the audit committee of Smart Focus, Ltd., a privately-held marketing analytics company, and on the board of directors of Broncus Technologies, Inc., a privately-held medical technology company, including as chairman of the audit committee and member of the compensation committee. Mr. Everett holds a Juris Doctor from the University of Pennsylvania Law School and a Bachelor of Arts in History from Dartmouth College.

Kira Makagon

Ms. Kira Makagon is an Independent Director of the company. Prior to joining RingCentral in 2012, Makagon was founder and CEO of Red Aril, a pioneer in real-time audience and media optimization solutions, providing advertisers and publishers with a SaaS Data Management Platform (DMP) to increase revenue and improve ROI across all digital channels. The company was acquired by Hearst in 2011. Makagon has also co-founded and held leadership positions in flagship online marketing and CRM companies including, NebuAd, Octane Software and Scopus Technologies. Makagon also was associated with the Exigen Group, focusing on large scale transformational technology projects/products and Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) for Fortune 500 clients. She holds a BS in computer science and an MBA from the University of California, Berkeley.

Michael Matthews

Mr. Michael Matthews is an Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Matthews currently serves as an advisor to the TMForum, a global trade association with over 900 member companies including communication service providers, digital service providers and enterprises. Since January 2016, Mr. Matthews has served as chief executive officer and chairman of MobileAware USA, a privately-held technology company. From January 2012 through September 2013, Mr. Matthews served as chief corporate development officer for the information technology company AGT International GMBH, responsible for AGT’s research and development, new business ventures and marketing. From September 2008 to December 2011, Mr. Matthews served as head of strategy and business development at Nokia Siemens Networks, a telecommunications company, where he directed the company’s strategic planning and investments, mergers and acquisitions program and strategic alliances and partnerships. From February 2003 to January 2008, Mr. Matthews served as chief marketing officer at Amdocs Inc. From September 1999 to March 2002 he served as the executive vice president, sales and marketing, at Groove Networks, a privately held software company which was acquired by Microsoft Corporation. Prior to this, he served in leadership positions across technology companies in the United States and Australia such as Platinum Technology, Inc. a database management software company which was acquired by Computer Associates, Inc., Sterling Software, a software company which was acquired by Computer Associates, Inc., and Digital Equipment Corporation, which was acquired by Compaq Computer Corporation. Mr. Matthews has a degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Queensland, Australia.

Kevin Peters

Mr. Kevin Robert Peters is an Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Peters formerly served as executive vice president, global customer service for AT&T, Inc., from 2012 until his retirement in 2014. Mr. Peters joined AT&T in 1986, and held various functional roles, including in IT, sales, engineering and finance until 2000. Mr. Peters then served as vice president, local network planning and project management in 2001. During his subsequent career at AT&T, Mr. Peters served in the following capacities: senior vice president, network engineering (2003-2004); senior vice president, global network technology program management, AT&T Labs (2005); senior vice president-enterprise systems and software engineering (2006); executive vice president, global network operations (2006-2009); and chief marketing officer, business (2010-2011). Since retiring, Kevin has provided advisory services to a number of companies, including Accenture and J&L Group. Mr. Peters currently volunteers and serves on the board of directors of the Crandon Lakes Country Club and the Yogi Berra Museum and Learning Center; and serves on the advisory board of each of the Howe School of Business, Stevens Institute of Technology, Cartesian and NetNumber. Mr. Peters holds a Master of Business Administration with honors (Beta Gamma Sigma) from Columbia University, a Master of Science in Telecommunications Engineering from Stevens Institute of Technology and a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Fairfield University, and attended the Harvard University Advanced Management Program.

J. Daniel Plants

Mr. J. Daniel (Dan) Plants is an Independent Director of the Company. Prior to founding Voce in 2011, Mr. Plants’ two decades of experience featured leadership roles from Wall Street to Sand Hill Road, including executive positions in the mergers and acquisitions groups at Goldman, Sachs & Co. and JPMorgan. Mr. Plants has led dozens of successful M&A transactions and helped raise more than $20 billion in public and private capital for companies across a broad range of industries and market capitalizations. Mr. Plants is an expert in corporate governance, having begun his career as a securities attorney at Sullivan & Cromwell and is a member of the National Association of Corporate Directors. He is currently the Chairman of the Board of Cutera, Inc. (Nasdaq: CUTR).

Thomas Dinges

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

Donald Listwin

220,996

Carl Russo

500,000

Cory Sindelar

813,449

Michael Weening

1,210,560

Matt Collins

--

Christopher Bowick

175,295

Kathy Crusco

173,159

Kevin DeNuccio

170,618

Michael Everett

195,000

Kira Makagon

165,000

Michael Matthews

175,000

Kevin Peters

175,000

J. Daniel Plants

235,258

Thomas Dinges

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As Of  31 Dec 2018