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Cirrus Logic Inc (CRUS.OQ)

CRUS.OQ on NASDAQ Stock Exchange Global Select Market

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23 Oct 2020
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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Al Schuele

74 2012 Independent Chairman of the Board

John Forsyth

46 2020 President

Jason Rhode

50 2020 Chief Executive Officer, Director

Thurman Case

63 2015 Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, Principal Accounting Officer

Gregory Thomas

54 2003 Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary

Scott Anderson

66 2019 Senior Vice President - Supply Chain and Engineering Operations

Andrew Brannan

53 2014 Vice President - Worldwide Sales

Carl Alberty

43 2019 Vice President, Mixed-Signal Products

Jo-Dee Benson

60 2011 Vice President, Chief Culture Officer

Allan Hughes

59 2014 Vice President - Cirrus Logic International

Jeffrey Baumgartner

46 2018 Vice President - Research & Development

Catherine Lego

63 2020 Director

John Carter

65 2009 Independent Director

Alexander Davern

53 2015 Independent Director

Timothy Dehne

54 2009 Independent Director

Deirdre Hanford

58 2018 Independent Director

David Tupman

57 2015 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Al Schuele

Mr. Alan R. Schuele is Independent Chairman of the Board of the Company. Mr. Schuele has been a general partner since 2000 with Sevin Rosen Funds, a high tech venture capital firm. While at Sevin Rosen Funds, Mr. Schuele led the investments in a number of semiconductor companies, including Cicada Semiconductor (acquired by Vitesse), Zilker Labs and D2Audio Corporation (both acquired by Intersil), and Javelin Semiconductor (acquired by Avago Technologies, Ltd.). Prior to working at Sevin Rosen, he was Chief Executive Officer of Benchmarq Microelectronics and served as President and Chief Operating Officer of Unitrode Corporation after its merger with Benchmarq. Over his nearly 30-year career in the semiconductor industry, he has held various executive and sales management positions in several semiconductor companies including the Company, Crystal Semiconductor, Cypress Semiconductor, and Mostek. Mr. Schuele was previously a director at Vidyo, Inc., which provides a scalable software-based solution for video conferencing. Mr. Schuele was also previously a director at InfoNow Corp., a leading provider of SaaS-based channel management solutions, where he served as a director between 2008 and November 2011. In addition to Mr. Schuele’s extensive executive management and sales experience at semiconductor companies, he has played key roles in major mergers and acquisitions and has worked extensively in Asian markets. The Governance and Nominating Committee believes that Mr. Schuele’s experiences, along with his experience in advising entrepreneurs on how to turn their emerging technologies into winning companies, make him well qualified to contribute strategic, operational, and industry expertise to the Board.

John Forsyth

Mr. John Forsyth serves as President of the Company. Previously, from June 2018, he was the Company’s Chief Strategy Officer. Prior to that position, from August 2014, he served as Vice President of Product Marketing. Mr. Forsyth joined the Company in 2014 through the acquisition of Wolfson Microelectronics, where he served as Vice President of Audio Products.

Jason Rhode

Dr. Jason P. Rhode Ph.D. serves as Chief Executive Officer, Director of the Company. Dr. Rhode is the CEO of the Company. From May 2007 through January 2020 he held the combined position of President and CEO. Dr. Rhode joined the Company in 1995 and served in various engineering positions until he became Director of Marketing for analog and mixed-signal products in November 2002. He was appointed Vice President, General Manager, Mixed-Signal Audio Products, in December 2004, a role he served in until his appointment as President and CEO. Dr. Rhode holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from San Diego State University, as well as M.S. and doctorate degrees in Electrical Engineering from North Carolina State University. The Governance and Nominating Committee believes that Dr. Rhode’s prior experience as a semiconductor designer and his current role as CEO of the Company make him well qualified to be on the Board based on his detailed and unique knowledge of the Company’s operations, opportunities, and challenges. In addition, the Governance and Nominating Committee believes that having Dr. Rhode serve on the Board helps to bridge the gap between the Board and management, to facilitate the regular flow of information between management and the Board, and to ensure that the Board and management act with a common purpose to execute our strategic initiatives and business plans.

Thurman Case

Mr. Thurman K. Case is Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, Principal Accounting Officer of the Company. He was appointed CFO in February 2007. He joined the Company in October 2000 and was appointed Vice President, Treasurer, Financial Planning & Analysis, in September 2004. Prior to being appointed to his current position, Mr. Case served as Vice President, Finance between June 2002 and September 2004, and as Director of Finance between October 2000 and June 2002. Mr. Case currently serves as a Director, Audit Committee Chairman, and Corporate Governance Committee member of Helen of Troy (Nasdaq: HELE), a consumer products company based in El Paso, Texas.

Gregory Thomas

Mr. Gregory Scott Thomas is Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of the company, since december 2003. he was appointed Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary in December 2003. He joined the Company in December 2000 as Vice President and Associate General Counsel, Intellectual Property.

Scott Anderson

Mr. Scott Arnold Anderson is Senior Vice President - Supply Chain and Engineering Operations of the Company. Mr. Anderson was appointed Senior Vice President, Supply Chain and Engineering Operations in March 2019. Previously, since October 2007, he was Senior Vice President and General Manager, Mixed-Signal Audio Division. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Anderson served as the President and Chief Operating Officer of Freescale Semiconductor between March 2004 and February 2005, and as President and Chief Executive Officer of Motorola Semiconductor Products Sector between February 2003 and December 2003.

Andrew Brannan

Mr. Andrew Brannan is Vice President - Worldwide Sales of the Company. Mr. Brannan joined Cirrus Logic as part of the Wolfson Microelectronics plc (“Wolfson”) acquisition in August 2014. Mr. Brannan had worked at Wolfson since 2009, where he was Chief Commercial Officer. Immediately before joining Wolfson, Mr. Brannan served as a board member and Executive Vice President of Sales and Customer Operations at Symbian Software Limited.

Carl Alberty

Mr. Carl J. Alberty serves as Vice President, Mixed-Signal Products of the Company. He was appointed Vice President of Mixed-Signal Products in March 2019. Prior to this position, since March 2015, he was Vice President of Product Marketing. Mr. Alberty joined the Company in 1999 in an engineering role supporting audio products and has worked in various audio product marketing leadership roles, leading up to his most recent positions.

Jo-Dee Benson

Ms. Jo-Dee M. Benson is Vice President, Chief Culture Officer of the Company. She joined the Company in July 1995 and served in various marketing communications management roles. Prior to being appointed to her current position, Ms. Benson served as Vice President, Corporate Communications and Human Resources between July 2005 and July 2011, and as Vice President, Corporate Marketing Communications between January 2001 and July 2005.

Allan Hughes

Mr. Allan W. Hughes is Vice President - Cirrus Logic International of the Company. Mr. Hughes joined Cirrus Logic as part of the Wolfson acquisition in August 2014. Mr. Hughes joined Wolfson in March 2009 as Vice President Marketing and Applications. In 2013, he assumed the role of Chief Operating Officer.

Jeffrey Baumgartner

Mr. Jeffrey W. Baumgartner serves as Vice President - Research & Development of the Company. He was appointed Vice President of Research and Development in October 2018. Previously, since April 2018, he was Vice President of Silicon Development. Prior to that position, since March 2015, he was Vice President of Engineering. Mr. Baumgartner joined the Company in 1998 as a design engineer, and in 2006, he began his career in engineering management.

Catherine Lego

Ms. Catherine P. Lego CPA serves as Director of the Company. She is the founder of Lego Ventures LLC, a consulting services firm and source of start-up capital for early-stage technology companies, which she operated from 1992 until December 2018. She currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors of Guidewire Software, Inc., an industry platform provider for property and casualty insurers, since September 2019; Lam Research Corporation, a wafer fabrication equipment company, since 2006, where she has been Chair of its Compensation Committee since 2015, a member of the Nominating and Governance Committee since 2014, and Chair of its Audit Committee from 2009 to 2014; and IPG Photonics Corporation, a high-power fiber laser and amplifier company for diverse applications, since July 2016, where she is a member of the Audit Committee and Chair of its Compensation Committee. In the past five years, Ms. Lego has served on the boards of Cypress Semiconductor Corp., a developer of advanced embedded system solutions, between September 2017 and April 2020, where she served as Chair of its Audit Committee and a member of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee; Fairchild Semiconductor, a fabricator of power management devices, between August 2013 and September 2016, where she was a member of the Compensation Committee and Nominating and Governance Committee; and SanDisk Corporation, from 1989 to 2016, where she was Chair of its Audit Committee. Prior to 2015, she served on several other public company boards, along with other privately-held technology companies. Ms. Lego previously was a partner at two venture capital funds and practiced as a certified public accountant with Coopers & Lybrand (now PricewaterhouseCoopers). Ms. Lego received a B.A. degree in economics and biology from Williams College and a M.S. degree in accounting from the New York University Stern School of Business.

John Carter

Mr. John C. Carter is Independent Director of the Company. He is currently a Principal at TCGen, which is a management consulting and advisory services firm that Mr. Carter founded in 2002 and is located in Menlo Park, California. Between November 2007 and January 2008, Mr. Carter was an Executive in Residence at Vantage Point Venture Partners, a venture capital firm in San Bruno, California, where he assisted in the management of several portfolio companies. Mr. Carter also served as Chief Technical Officer at Klipsch Group, a manufacturer of speakers in Indianapolis, Indiana, between February 2005 and October 2007. Mr. Carter began his career as an engineer at Bose Corporation in 1978, later becoming its Chief Engineer. Mr. Carter holds a B.S. in Engineering from Harvey Mudd College in Claremont, California, and a Master’s in Electrical Engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The Governance and Nominating Committee believes that Mr. Carter’s extensive management experience with companies in the consumer audio market and his knowledge of that market, in addition to his background in venture and private equity investment transactions, make him well qualified to be on the Board. Mr. Carter also has relevant prior engineering and technical experiences in the markets we serve.

Alexander Davern

Mr. Alexander M. Davern is Independent Director of the Company. He stepped down from his position as Chief Executive Officer of National Instruments Corporation (“NI”), on January 31, 2020 and continues as a member of the Board of Directors of NI. NI is an Austin-based public company that supplies measurement and automation products used by engineers and scientists in a wide range of industries. Starting in the Summer of 2020, he will take up a teaching position at the University of Texas McCombs School of Business. Mr. Davern joined NI in February of 1994 and during his career at NI he served in numerous leadership positions, including as Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer beforing taking on the role of Chief Executive Officer. Prior to joining NI, Mr. Davern worked both in Europe and in the United States for the international accounting firm of Price Waterhouse, LLP. Mr. Davern received his bachelor’s degree in Commerce and a diploma in professional accounting from University College in Dublin, Ireland. The Governance and Nominating Committee believes that Mr. Davern is well qualified to be on the Board based on his extensive leadership experience in all aspects of managing a high technology company in Austin, Texas. In addition, Mr. Davern has extensive international finance experience within the technology industry. The Governance and Nominating Committee further believes that his experiences, along with his financial expertise, his familiarity with acquisitions and integrations, and his international tax experience make him well qualified to provide valuable insights to the Board and to serve a role in the oversight of our financial reporting and accounting practices as Chair of the Audit Committee.

Timothy Dehne

Mr. Timothy R. Dehne is Independent Director of the Company. He is currently a consultant for technology-based companies. Most recently, he was the Chief Operating Officer of Xplore Technologies, a public company that was acquired by Zebra Technologies in August of 2018. Prior to that role, he served as Vice President of Engineering for Briggo, Inc., a privately held corporation in Austin, Texas from November 2013 until January 2018. Prior to this position, he served as the Vice President, Global Marketing, at Luminex Corporation between May 2012 and August 2013, an Austin-based company that develops, manufactures, and markets innovative biological testing technologies with applications throughout the life science and diagnostic industries. Prior to his appointment to Vice President, Global Marketing, Mr. Dehne held the position of Vice President of Systems Research and Development, a position he held between July 2009 and May 2012. He previously worked at National Instruments Corporation, an Austin-based supplier of measurement and automation products used by engineers and scientists in a wide range of industries. Mr. Dehne spent over 21 years at National Instruments Corporation where he held many leadership positions while helping to significantly grow the Company to more than 4,000 employees and over $800 million in annual revenue. At National Instruments Corporation, he held the position of Senior Vice President, Research & Development. Prior to his role as Senior Vice President, Research & Development at National Instruments Corporation, Mr. Dehne served in various executive positions in marketing and engineering. Mr. Dehne holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Rice University and serves on the Board of Directors for Asset Intertech, a privately held company, where he also is Chair of its Compensation Committee.

Deirdre Hanford

Ms. Deirdre Hanford is Independent Director of the Company. Hanford is is currently Chief Security Officer and Member of Corporate Staff of Synopsys, Inc., a leading company in the fields of electronic design automation, semiconductor intellectual property, and software security. In this role, Ms. Hanford leads efforts to enable secure hardware, software, and semiconductor design. Previously, from December 2016 through May 2019, Ms. Hanford held the title of Co-General Manager, Design Group for Synopsys where she co-led the development and deployment of Synopsys’s analog/mixed-signal product lines, digital implementation product lines and professional design services organization. Previously, from 2003-2016, Ms. Hanford was the Executive Vice President of Customer Engagement for Synopsys where she led global technical services. Ms. Hanford earned a B.S. in Engineering with a concentration in Electrical Engineering from Brown University and an M.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley. Ms. Hanford currently chairs Brown University's Engineering Advisory Committee and serves on the Engineering Advisory Board for University of California Berkeley's College of Engineering. In December 2017 she was named to VLSI Research’s 2017 All Stars of the Semiconductor Industry. The Governance and Nominating Committee believes that Ms. Hanford is well qualified to be on the Board based on her extensive leadership skills and engineering and technology experience in the semiconductor, semiconductor tools, and software fields, including her business and technical experience with analog and mixed-signal products.

David Tupman

Dr. David J. Tupman is Independent Director of the Company. He is currently the CEO of Details Lab Inc., an advisory firm focusing on scaling organizations for high-growth, technology development and new product introduction. From 2001 to 2011, Dr. Tupman rose from manager to Vice President of hardware engineering at Apple Inc., where he led the hardware engineering and technology teams for multiple mobile devices. Prior to Apple, Dr. Tupman worked at Psion Computers in London, England, from 1995 to 2001 as a hardware-engineering manager, developing a number of personal digital assistant products. From 1988 to 1995, Dr. Tupman was a Principal Design Engineer at Schlumberger in Farnborough, England, where he developed low power, high precision sensors for the gas, fuel and aerospace industries. Dr. Tupman holds a Bachelor’s degree in Electronics Engineering and an honorary doctorate (D.Sc.) from the University of Salford, England. Dr. Tupman is named as an inventor on more than 30 U.S. patents. Dr. Tupman has also served as a director of Pixelworks, Inc., a company that develops video display processing technology, since April 2014. The Governance and Nominating Committee believes that Dr. Tupman is well qualified to be on the Board based on his extensive engineering and technology experience in the consumer electronics and industrial markets.

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

Al Schuele

329,992

John Forsyth

3,122,980

Jason Rhode

6,110,870

Thurman Case

1,647,980

Gregory Thomas

1,591,170

Scott Anderson

1,340,520

Andrew Brannan

1,050,250

Carl Alberty

1,905,680

Jo-Dee Benson

1,097,220

Allan Hughes

--

Jeffrey Baumgartner

--

Catherine Lego

--

John Carter

267,492

Alexander Davern

286,695

Timothy Dehne

292,492

Deirdre Hanford

184,351

David Tupman

272,492
As Of  28 Mar 2020