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Lantronix Inc (LTRX.OQ)

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25 Sep 2020
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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Bernhard Bruscha

66 2012 Independent Chairman of the Board

Paul Pickle

49 2019 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Jeremy Whitaker

49 2019 Chief Financial Officer

Roger Holliday

2020 Vice President - Worldwide Sales

Fathi Hakam

51 2018 Vice President - Engineering

Jonathan Shipman

2019 Vice President - Strategy

Bruce Edwards

65 2012 Independent Director

Margie Evashenk

53 2019 Independent Director

Paul Folino

74 2012 Independent Director

Hoshi Printer

77 2010 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Bernhard Bruscha

Mr. Bernhard Bruscha serves as Independent Chairman of the Board of the Company. Mr. Bruscha is a serial entrepreneur who started his career in the 1970s, as one of three founding partners in a computer networking software company and for more than 20 years has successfully founded, grown and sold or merged several technology and other companies. From May 2002 to April 2015, Mr. Bruscha served as chairman of the Supervisory Board of transtec AG, a computer systems manufacturer and direct computer reseller. Mr. Bruscha is also Managing Director of TL Investment GmbH and Managing Director of technovest alpha GmbH located in Tübingen, Germany. Mr. Bruscha’s extensive business, managerial, executive and leadership experience in the technology industry, including as an active designer of software systems and a founder of several technology distribution and hardware companies, make him a valuable member of the Board.

Paul Pickle

Mr. Paul H. Pickle serves as President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of the Company. Mr. Pickle served as President and Chief Operating Officer of Microsemi Corporation, a leading provider of semiconductor and system solutions, from November 2013 until Microsemi was acquired by Microchip Technology Inc. in May 2018. Prior to his position as President and Chief Operating Officer, he served Microsemi as Executive Vice President, leading business operations of the company’s Integrated Circuits group, where he played an integral role in the planning, developing, and execution of Microsemi’s leading edge IC solutions for communications, industrial, aerospace, and defense/security markets. Mr. Pickle possesses significant experience in our industry and contributes detailed day-to-day knowledge of our Company’s strategy and operations to the Board.

Jeremy Whitaker

Mr. Jeremy R. Whitaker serves as Chief Financial Officer of the Company. Mr. Whitaker returned to Lantronix after serving as Vice President, Corporate Controller at Mindspeed from January 2011 to September 2011. Mr. Whitaker previously served as our Vice President of Finance and Accounting from September 2010 to January 2011, where he was responsible for managing all worldwide finance and accounting functions. Mr. Whitaker also served as our Senior Director of Finance and Accounting from February 2006 to September 2010 and our Director of Finance and Accounting from August 2005 to February 2006. Prior to August 2005, Mr. Whitaker held vice president and director level finance and accounting positions with two publicly-traded companies and worked in the assurance practice at Ernst & Young LLP for six years.

Roger Holliday

Mr. Roger Holliday has been appointed as Vice President - Worldwide Sales of the Company effective 1/31/2020. Prior to joining Lantronix, Holliday was executive vice president at Microsemi Corporation, where he was part of the management team that grew the company to $2 billion in revenue. He held a variety of sales and marketing positions before being promoted to General Manager of the company's Communication Products Group, which accounted for a significant portion of Microsemi's revenue. He joined Microsemi when the company acquired Linfinity Microelectronics in 1999. At Linfinity, he held various roles in product management, applications and sales management.

Fathi Hakam

Mr. Fathi Hakam serves as Vice President - Engineering of the Company. Mr. Hakam served as the interim Senior Vice President of International Operations at Viewstream, Inc., a provider of videos and marketing content to technology companies, from September 2016 to July 2018, where he was instrumental in planning and expanding the company’s global media strategy. Before joining Viewstream, Mr. Hakam was founder and Senior Vice President of Engineering and Product Management of SwitchRay Inc., a global provider of communication service platforms for global telecom carriers, from 2012 until its acquisition by 46 Labs in September 2016. He previously spent 20+ years at a number of large companies such as Motorola and Kyocera Wireless in various engineering leadership roles, and has also been the founder of two technology companies (including SwitchRay Inc.) in the networking and telecom segment. Mr. Hakam has been a professor at National University in San Diego, instructing undergraduate and graduate courses in program and project management, international management, six sigma and statistical process control.

Jonathan Shipman

Mr. Jonathan Shipman serves as Vice President - Strategy of the Company. Prior to joining Lantronix Jon had a tenured career at Twitch (acquired by Amazon), YouTube, and eBay, to name a few. His responsibilities spanned global initiatives across infrastructure, procurement, engineering, product strategy, programmatic advertising, and emerging market content strategy, where he built and scaled one of the world's largest video networks. Additionally, he led the reformation of the product and engineering organizations into vertically integrated groups, emphasizing accountability and team empowerment along with building out network infrastructure and driving growth in emerging markets.

Bruce Edwards

Mr. Bruce C. Edwards is no longer serves as Independent Director of the Company effective 11/2020. Mr. Edwards has served as a director of Semtech Corporation, a supplier of analog and mixed-signal semiconductor products since 2006 and serves as chairman of its compensation committee. He served as a director of Emulex Corporation, a global supplier of advanced storage networking infrastructure solutions from May 2000 to May 2015, when Emulex was acquired by Avago Technologies. Mr. Edwards was chairman of the board of Emulex from February 2014 to May 2015. Mr. Edwards has served as Chief Executive Officer of Palagon Partners, LLC, a business advisory group, since November 2007. From February 2005 to November 2007, he served as the executive chairman of the board of directors of Powerwave Technologies, Inc., a leading designer,manufacturer and supplier of advance coverage and capacity solutions for the wireless communications industry. From February1996 until February 2005, Mr. Edwards served as Chief Executive Officer and as a director of Powerwave. Mr. Edwards also served as President of Powerwave from February 1996 to May 2004. Before joining Powerwave, Mr. Edwards served eleven years at AST Research, Inc., a personal computer company, where his last positions were Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and a director. Mr. Edwards has leadership experience through his past experience as the chairman and chief executive officer of a publicly-traded global technology company. His management and operational expertise is accompanied by his experience relating to the design and manufacture of technology products, and skills relating to financial statements and accounting matters, making him a valuable member of the Board.

Margie Evashenk

Ms. Margie Evashenk serves as Independent Director of the Company. Ms. Evashenk served from December 2018 as Chief Executive Officer, and from October 2018 as a director, of Kazan Networks, a privately held startup that designs and sells a range of chip and board-level products that facilitate high performance and efficient NVMe over Fabrics technology, until Kazan’s acquisition by Western Digital in September 2019. In addition, since 2015 she has served as a Member of the Advisory Board of minds.ai., a consulting firm focused on assisting clients to exploit the benefits of artificial intelligence. From April 2015 to June 2018, Ms. Evashenk served as a director of Open-Silicon, a private semiconductor company which was sold to SiFive in June 2018, and was also an Entrepreneur in Residence from October 2017 to August 2018 at SKTA Innopartners and Vonzos Partners, where she mentored portfolio companies and evaluated start-up companies. Between October 2006 and December 2014, Ms. Evashenk held various positions at Emulex Corporation, including SVP and Chief Development Officer, where she was responsible for leading Emulex’s global engineering teams. Prior to joining Emulex, from 1989 to 2006 Ms. Evashenk held a variety of engineering and management positions at Hewlett-Packard, Agilent Technologies and Sierra Logic, Inc., a company she co-founded.

Paul Folino

Mr. Paul F. Folino serves as Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Folino served in a number of board and executive positions at Emulex from 1993 to May 2015 when Emulex was acquired by Avago Technologies, including as Emulex’s executive chairman of the board of directors from September 2006 to November 2011; as Chief Executive Officer from May 1993 to September 2006; and as chairman of the board of directors from 2002 to 2006 and from November 2011 to July 2013. Prior to joining Emulex, Mr. Folino served as President and Chief Operating Officer of Thomas-Conrad Corporation, a manufacturer of local area networking products from 1991 to 1993. He also serves on the boards of directors of CoreLogic, Inc., a provider of consumer, financial and property information, analytics and services to business and government, where he serves as chairman of the board. Mr. Folino’s current experience as director of several public companies and his prior experience as an executive in the technology industry provide him with the skills and qualifications to serve on our Board.

Hoshi Printer

Mr. Hoshi Printer serves as Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Printer’s background includes four decades of relevant general and financial management experience, including serving as chief financial officer for several technology companies, including the following: Autobytel, an online automotive marketplace; Peerless Systems Corporation, an embedded imaging systems company; Neuron Data, a developer of high-end, client-server, object- and web-oriented tools; Soane Technologies, an ophthalmic and bioscience business; and Catalytica, a developer of environmental technology. From 2005 to 2010, Mr. Printer was a chief financial officer consultant. His clients included Private Access, Inc., a technology company, Avamar Technologies, Inc., a provider of enterprise data storage software, and Path 1 Network Technologies, a provider of television over IP technology to broadcasters. Mr. Printer also served as the divisional Vice President of Finance for Xerox Corporation. Mr. Printer’s financial expertise, exemplified by his background and experience in a number of companies as a senior financial officer, and his broad experience with technology companies make him a valuable asset to the Board and qualify him to serve as an audit committee financial expert and Chair of the Audit Committee.

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