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Extreme Networks Inc (EXTR.OQ)

EXTR.OQ on NASDAQ Stock Exchange Global Select Market

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

John Shoemaker

76 2017 Independent Chairman of the Board

Edward Meyercord

57 2015 President, Chief Executive Officer, Executive, Director

Remi Thomas

51 2019 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President

Norman Rice

2019 Chief Operating Officer

Katy Motiey

2016 Executive Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer – HR, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary

Pete Doolittle

2019 Senior Vice President of Americas Sales

Nabil Bukhari

2020 Chief Technology Officer, Chief Product Officer

Wesley Durow

53 2020 Chief Marketing Officer

Matt Cleaver

43 2018 Vice President of Financial Planning and Analysis

Joe Vitalone

2020 Chief Revenue Officer

Ingrid Burton

57 2019 Director

Charles Carinalli

71 2004 Independent Director

Kathleen Holmgren

62 2016 Independent Director

Edward Kennedy

64 2011 Independent Director

Raj Khanna

73 2014 Independent Director

Stan Kovler

2019 Vice President, Corporate Strategy and Investor Relations

Biographies

Name Description

John Shoemaker

Mr. John C. Shoemaker is Independent Chairman of the Board of the Company. r. Shoemaker has served as one of our directors since October 2007. He currently serves as a consultant to the high technology industry and also serves as a mentor to corporate executives. From 1990 to June 2004, Mr. Shoemaker held various executive management positions at Sun Microsystems, Inc., including serving as Executive Vice President, Worldwide Operations Organizations and as Executive Vice President, and General Manager for its Computer Systems Division. Mr. Shoemaker previously served in a number of senior executive positions with the Xerox Corporation, a provider of document management technology and services, including as Senior Vice President, World Wide Marketing. Mr. Shoemaker served as a director of Altera Corporation, a publicly traded provider of programmable logic solutions, from 2007 until it was acquired by Intel Corporation, a publicly traded semiconductor company, in December 2015. Mr. Shoemaker served as a director of SonicWall, Inc., a provider of IT security and data backup and recovery solutions, from 2004 to 2010 and as Chairman of the Board from 2006 to 2010. Mr. Shoemaker holds a B.A. in political science and business administration from Hanover College, where he currently is a Trustee Emeritus, and an M.B.A. from Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business, where he is a member of the School of Business Dean’s Advisory Council, the School of Informatics, Computer Science and Engineering Dean’s Advisory Council, and the Johnson Center for Entrepreneurship Board. In 2019, he was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters by Indiana University and was named Entrepreneur of the Year by the Kelley School of Business.

Edward Meyercord

Mr. Edward B. Meyercord, III is a President, Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director of the Company. Mr. Meyercord joined our Board of Directors as an independent director in October 2009 and served as Chairman from March 2011 until August 2015. Prior to assuming his operating role at Extreme Networks in April 2015, Mr. Meyercord was Chief Executive Officer and Director at Critical Alert Systems, LLC, a privately held software-driven, healthcare information technology company that he co-founded in July 2010. Prior to that, Mr. Meyercord served as Chief Executive Officer, President and Director of Cavalier Telephone, LLC, a privately held voice, video and data services company. He served as Chief Executive Officer, President and Director of Talk America Holdings, Inc., a publicly traded company that provided phone and internet services to consumers and small businesses throughout the United States. Earlier in his career, Mr. Meyercord served as a Vice President in the investment banking division of Salomon Brothers Inc. (now part of Citigroup, Inc.), a Wall Street investment bank. He also served on the board of Tollgrade Communications, Inc., a then publicly traded telecommunications company. Mr. Meyercord holds a B.A. in economics from Trinity College in Hartford, CT, and an M.B.A. from the Stern School of Business at New York University.

Remi Thomas

Mr. Remi Thomas is Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President of the Company effective November 26, 2019. While at CA Technologies, Thomas led the organization in the preparation of financial statements, financial reports and SEC and Regulatory filings, and provided executive leadership on all operational accounting activities. Prior to this role, he served as Vice President of Finance at HPE Software, a business unit of Hewlett Packard Enterprise. Thomas also worked for Alcatel-Lucent for close to eight years - mostly inParisandShanghai- in various finance leadership roles including CFO for Enterprise and Strategic Industries, CFO for APAC, CFO for Wireless Networks and finally, head of M&A and Corporate Development. In this last role, Thomas drove negotiations that led to the announcement of the merger between Alcatel-Lucent and Nokia. Thomas has a Master of Business Administration from University of Warwickin the UK, and a bachelor's degree in business administration from Toulouse Business School in France.

Norman Rice

Mr. Norman J. Rice, III is Chief Operating Officer of the company. He has been Vice President and General Manager of the Telecommunications Software business unit of CA, Inc., a provider of information technology management software, since June 2005. He has been Managing Partner of Dawn Patrol, LLC, a management consulting firm, since September 2006. He serves as an Advisory Principal at Chartworth LLC and Chartworth Capital LLC. Mr. Rice served as Executive Vice President of Global Marketing, Supply Chain & Corporate Development of Extreme Networks Inc. since August 3, 2016 until August 2, 2017. Mr. Rice served as Executive Vice President of Marketing and Corporate Development of Extreme Networks Inc. since April 22, 2015 until August 3, 2016. He co-founded a software company that developed statistical software for the environmental services industry. He served as an Independent Director of DSP Group Inc. since May 2013 until June 6, 2016. He served as a Director of NitroSecurity, Inc., since July 2007. He is published in several academic and industry journals. He holds a B.S. in Engineering from the University of Michigan. He is a Distinguished Fellow from Dartmouth College where he earned an M.B.A. and an M.S. in Engineering.

Katy Motiey

Ms. Katy Motiey is Executive Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer – HR, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of the company. She has over 22 years of global legal and employment law experience encompassing corporate governance, mergers & acquisitions, divestitures, debt restructuring, commercial contract negotiation and licensing, patent and trademark portfolio management, IP litigation, IPO process management, as well as employment matters. Motiey has developed a deep understanding of HR matters as a result of her previous in-house positions. Prior to Extreme, Motiey was Corporate Senior Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary at Spansion. Prior to that she was General Counsel & Secretary as well as VP of HR at InvenSense, and General Counsel & Secretary Magellan Navigation & Ashtech, and Maple Optical Systems, as well as being Senior Corporate Counsel at Alta Vista. She began her career as a law clerk to Judge Manuel Real, who was then the Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Central District of California, followed by time as an associate at Skadden, Arps, a New York-based law firm. Motiey holds a Bachelor of Arts and Juris Doctor from Georgetown University.

Pete Doolittle

Mr. Pete Doolittle is Senior Vice President of Americas Sales of the Company. Pete was at Cisco for 13 years where he was instrumental in the company's transformation to a cloud-first recurring revenue model and software-led go-to-market approach. Most recently, Pete led the global SD-WAN sales team. Previously, he was responsible for the technical and go-to-market integration strategy and execution for the Meraki Business Unit. Prior to that, he led worldwide sales and strategy for the enterprise networking group, and helped develop Cisco's initial DNA and intent-based networking motions and offers.

Nabil Bukhari

Mr. Nabil Bukhari serves as Chief Technology Officer, Chief Product Officer of the Company. Nabil is a global authority on technology and portfolio strategy. He brings over 20 years of experience within the technology sector to Extreme's leadership team, having worked in multiple capacities including sales, engineering, product management, and cloud operations. Nabil joined Extreme as part of the Brocade acquisition in 2017. Prior to Extreme, he held key leadership roles at various companies including Cisco, Seagate, SonicWall, and Riverstone Networks. He has a degree in Engineering and an MBA from London School of Economics, NYU Stern, and HEC Paris.

Wesley Durow

Mr. Wesley Dean Durow serves as Chief Marketing Officer of the Company. Wes has spent the past decade enabling successful "as-a-service" firms as the world moves from transactions to subscriptions. Most recently, as CMO for Mitel, he helped establish the company as the world's leading provider of cloud-based solutions for communications and collaboration and enhanced its profile and reach by building strong channel marketing programs and establishing partnerships with Major League Baseball and English Premier League teams. Prior to Mitel, he held marketing leadership roles with Sonus Networks and Fonality. He also served as Vice President and General Manager of Global Marketing for Avaya, where he guided all marketing initiatives following their 2009 acquisition of Nortel's enterprise division. Wes began his career in advertising, building brands including American Airlines, Bank of America, Pace Picante Sauce, and Dial. He holds a Master of Science in Advertising from Northwestern University , and a Bachelor of Arts in Marketing from the University of Northern Iowa .

Matt Cleaver

Mr. Matt Cleaver is re designated as Vice President of Financial Planning and Analysis of the company effective November 26, 2018. He is no longer Interim Chief Financial Officer, and Principal Financial and Accounting Officer of the Company effective November 26, 2018. He is serving as the Company’s Interim Chief Financial Officer and Vice President of Finance. In this role, Mr. Cleaver manages finance, accounting, tax, treasury and internal audit on a global basis and supports investor relations. Mr. Cleaver joined Extreme in December 2012 and has served in roles of increasing responsibility at the Company, including most recently as Vice President, Financial Planning and Analysis since November 2013. He brings 19 years of experience in the areas of financial planning, accounting and internal auditing to the Company. Before joining Extreme, Mr. Cleaver held the position of Vice President, Finance & Controllership at Cree, Inc. Previously, he held Director of Internal Audit positions for two public companies, reporting directly to the board, and was an external assurance manager with Deloitte & Touche LLP. Mr. Cleaver is a Certified Public Accountant and holds a Master of Science degree in Accounting from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington.

Joe Vitalone

Mr. Joe Vitalone serves as Chief Revenue Officer of the Company. He has more than 35 years of experience in sales, marketing, and operations management. He has held senior sales and marketing positions at Mitel, ShoreTel, and Arrow Systems Integration, and most recently served as Chief Sales and Marketing Officer at Jemez Technology. As EVP and President, Americas Sales and Services for Mitel, and Vice President of Sales and Worldwide Channel Marketing at ShoreTel (later acquired by Mitel), Joe helped these companies reach their all-time stock market and 52-week high. Joe was most recently Chief Sales and Marketing Officer at Jemez Technology, where he drove the growth and success of global sales and marketing programs, ensuring that initiatives from both departments were integrated and driving toward the same overall goal of increasing revenue. Previously, Joe served as Chief Marketing Officer at Arrow Systems Integration, now ConvergeOne, and Chief Sales and Marketing Officer at Razberi Technologies. A technology and sales expert to his core, Joe started his career in sales working for companies including AT&T and Polycom.

Ingrid Burton

Ms. Ingrid Burton is Director of the Company. She has served as one of our directors since August 22, 2019. Since February 2018, Ms. Burton has served as the Chief Marketing Officer of H20.ai, a leader in open source in artificial intelligence and machine learning. Ms. Burton was the Chief Marketing Officer at Hortonworks, a data software company, from July 2015 to March 2017. Ms. Burton was the Senior Vice President, Technology and Innovation Marketing at SAP, a global software company, from January 2013 to May 2015. Prior to joining SAP, Ms. Burton held chief marketing officer positions with Silver Spring Networks, a provider of smart grid products, and Plantronics, an electronics company providing audio communications equipment for businesses and consumers. She held various senior executive management positions with Sun Microsystems for more than 20 years, including serving as head of marketing and driving the company and Java brand, global citizenship, championing open source initiative and leading product and strategic marketing teams. She has advised various Silicon Valley startups, driving strategies for market and technology trends, SaaS, cloud computing, open source, internet of things, community engagement and big data. Ms. Burton served on the Board of Directors of Aerohive Networks, Inc. from March 2019 to August 2019, at which time it was acquired by Extreme Networks. Ms. Burton holds a B.A. in Math with a concentration in Computer Science from San Jose State University.

Charles Carinalli

Mr. Charles P. Carinalli is a Independent Director of the Company. He has been a Principal of Carinalli Ventures since January 2002. From 1999 to May 2002, Mr. Carinalli was Chief Executive Officer and a director of Adaptive Silicon, Inc., a privately held developer of semiconductor products. From November 2000 to November 2001, Mr. Carinalli served as Chairman of Clearwater Communications, Inc., a privately held telecommunications company. From December 1996 to July 1999, Mr. Carinalli served as President, Chief Executive Officer and a director of WaveSpan Corporation, a developer of wireless broadband access systems until the company was acquired by Proxim, Inc., a broadband wireless networking systems company. From 1970 to 1996, Mr. Carinalli served in various positions at National Semiconductor Corporation, a publicly traded semiconductor company that developed and sold analog-based semiconductor and integrated communication products, most recently serving as Senior Vice President and Chief Technical Officer. Mr. Carinalli served on the Board of Directors of Fairchild Semiconductor International, Inc., a publicly traded semiconductor company beginning in February 2002 until its acquisition by ON Semiconductor, a publicly traded semiconductor company, in September 2016. He also is a member of the Board of Directors of various privately held companies. Mr. Carinalli formerly served on the Board of Directors of Atmel Corporation, a publicly traded semiconductor company, from February 2008 until its acquisition by Microchip Technology, in April 2016. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of Dhaani Systems, a privately held IT-energy management company. Mr. Carinalli holds a B.S. in electrical engineering from the University of California, Berkeley and a M.S. in electrical engineering from Santa Clara University.

Kathleen Holmgren

Ms. Kathleen M. Holmgren is a Independent Director of the Company. She currently serves on the Board of Directors and as the Chief Officer of Future Workforce at Automation Anywhere, Inc., a privately held developer of robotic process automation and testing software, which she joined as Chief Operating Officer in 2013. Since 2008, Ms. Holmgren has served as a Principal at Sage Advice Partners, a management consulting firm specializing in the high-tech and green-tech markets. From October 2009 to December 2016, she served as a director at the Alliance of Chief Executives, LLC, an organization for chief executives. Ms. Holmgren served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Mendocino Software, a privately held enterprise-class application data developer, from November 2007 to March 2008. Prior to November 2007, Ms. Holmgren spent over 20 years at Sun Microsystems, Inc., a publicly held enterprise software company acquired by Oracle Corporation in 2010, where she held increasingly senior roles, culminating in Senior Vice President, Storage Systems. Ms. Holmgren is a member of the board of Group Delphi, a private design and media production company, where she has served since July 2014. She also joined the board of Calavo Growers, Inc., a publicly traded food and distribution company, in January 2017. In May 2017, she joined the board of Fresh Realm, LLC, a privately held delivery and business platform for the perishable food industry, representing Calavo Growers’ interests. Ms. Holmgren holds a B.S. in Industrial Engineering from California Polytechnic State University, where she is a member of the Dean’s Advisory Board, and a M.B.A. from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.

Edward Kennedy

Mr. Edward H. Kennedy is a Independent Director of the Company. Since June 2017, Mr. Kennedy has been president and Chief Executive Officer of Cenx, Inc., a carrier network assurance software company. From June 2010 to April 2017, Mr. Kennedy served as the Chief Executive Officer and President of Tollgrade Communications, Inc., which was subsequently acquired by Enghouse Systems, a Canadian-based, publicly traded software and services company, in April 2017. Mr. Kennedy previously served as the Chief Executive Officer and President of Rivulet Communications, Inc., a medical video networking company, from 2007 until it was acquired by NDS Surgical Imaging, LLC, a medical imaging and informatics systems company, in 2010. He also previously served as President of Tellabs North American Operations, an optical network technology company, and as Executive Vice President of Tellabs, Inc. from 2002 to 2004. Mr. Kennedy co-founded Ocular Networks, Inc., a provider of optical networking technologies, in 1999 and served as its Chief Executive Officer and President until it was sold to Tellabs, Inc. in 2002. Mr. Kennedy was also a Venture Partner at Columbia Capital, a private equity investment firm, from 2005 to 2007, where he advised regarding investments into new and existing portfolio companies. He previously served as a director of Visual Networks, Inc., a publicly traded network and performance management solutions provider, from 2002 until it was acquired by Fluke Electronic Corporation, an electronic test tools and software company, in 2006. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of Avizia, Inc. a privately held medical device company, as well on the Board of Trustees of Flint Hill School and on the Executive Parent Board of Villanova University. Mr. Kennedy holds a B.S. in electrical engineering from the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.

Raj Khanna

Mr. Raj Khanna is a Independent Director of the Company. Since 2012, Mr. Khanna has served as an independent consultant, assisting companies with finance and internal audit issues. From 2004 to 2011, Mr. Khanna served as Vice President of Corporate Audit at Qualcomm, Inc., a publicly traded semiconductor company. Prior to Qualcomm, Mr. Khanna held various finance roles at Sun Microsystems, Inc., from 1991 to 2004, including International Controller, Vice President Finance for Global Services Business and Senior Director of Finance for Strategic Business Units, and at Xerox Corporation, a provider of document management technology and services, from 1974 to 1991. Mr. Khanna holds a B. Tech in mechanical engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology and a M.B.A. from the University of Rochester, New York.

Stan Kovler

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