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Axon Enterprise Inc (AAXN.OQ)

AAXN.OQ on NASDAQ Stock Exchange Global Select Market

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Michael Garnreiter

65 2012 Independent Chairman of the Board

Luke Larson

36 2015 President

Patrick Smith

46 1993 Chief Executive Officer, Director

Jawad Ahsan

38 2017 Chief Financial Officer

Douglas Klint

66 2015 Executive Vice President, General Counsel

Joshua Isner

31 Executive Vice President of Global Sales

Todd Basche

57 2017 Executive Vice President - Worldwide Products

Jim Zito

2017 Vice President of Accounting, Corporate Controller

Julie Cullivan

2017 Director

Mark Kroll

64 2003 Director

Richard Carmona

67 2007 Independent Director

Matthew McBrady

46 2016 Independent Director

Hadi Partovi

44 2010 Independent Director

Bret Taylor

36 2014 Independent Director

Andrea James

2017 Vice President of Investor Relations

Biographies

Name Description

Michael Garnreiter

Mr. Michael Garnreiter, CPA., is an Independent Chairman of the Board of the Company. Mr. Garnreiter most recently served as Vice President of Finance and Treasurer of Shamrock Foods, a privately-held manufacturer and distributor of foods and food-related products. He retired from this position in December 2015. From January 2010 until August 2012, Mr. Garnreiter was a managing director of Fenix Financial Forensics, a Phoenix-based litigation and financial consulting firm. From April 2002 through June 2006, Mr. Garnreiter was Executive Vice President, Treasurer, and Chief Financial Officer of the Main Street Restaurant Group. Mr. Garnreiter previously served with the international accounting firm, Arthur Andersen, from 1974 through March 2002 with increasing levels of responsibility, culminating as a partner. Mr. Garnreiter holds a B.S. degree in accounting from California State University at Long Beach and is a Certified Public Accountant.

Luke Larson

Mr. Luke S. Larson is President of the Company. Mr. Larson serves as Axon’s President. Luke is responsible for day to day operations and execution for all aspects of the Company’s business. Luke joined Axon in June of 2008 and has served in a variety of executive and management roles including director of video products, product manager and product development manager. Prior to joining Axon, Luke served as a Marine Corps infantry officer. Luke graduated from University of Arizona with honors where he was an NROTC Scholarship recipient. He also received an MBA in International Business from Thunderbird School of Global Management.

Patrick Smith

Mr. Patrick W. Smith is Chief Executive Officer and Director of the company. Mr. Smith has served as Chief Executive Officer (“CEO”) and as a director of the Company since 1993. He is also co-founder of the Company. After graduating from Harvard, cum laude, in just three years (class of 1991), Mr. Smith entered directly into the Master of Business Administration program at the University of Chicago. In two years, he completed both a master’s degree in international finance from the University of Leuven in Leuven, Belgium and an M.B.A. degree with honors at the University of Chicago, graduating in the top 5% of his class. After completing graduate school in the summer of 1993, he co-founded Axon Enterprise, Inc. (F.K.A. TASER International, Inc.) in September 1993 with his brother, Thomas P. Smith. Among other qualifications, Mr. Smith brings to the Board extensive executive leadership experience in the technology industry, including the management of worldwide operations, sales, service, and support as well as technology innovation as he currently holds 14 patents.

Jawad Ahsan

Mr. Jawad Ahsan is appointed as Chief Financial Officer of the company effective April 3, 2017. Mr. Ahsan joined the Company in April 2017 after serving as CFO for Market Track where he started in May of 2014. Prior to Market Track, Mr. Ahsan had a 13-year career at General Electric Company where he served as CFO of Clinical Business Solutions, a division of GE Healthcare IT. Prior to this appointment, he served as CFO for Healthcare Knowledge & Connectivity Solutions, which he helped guide to an exit into Caradigm, GE’s healthcare IT joint venture with Microsoft. Mr. Ahsan holds a B.A. in Economics from the College of the Holy Cross and an MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management.

Douglas Klint

Mr. Douglas E. Klint is General Counsel of the Company. Mr. Klint joined the Company in December 2002 as Vice President, General Counsel and held that position through February 2010 at which time he was promoted to President and General Counsel. On December 4, 2014, Mr. Klint resigned as President of Axon effective April 6, 2015 while resuming the role of Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary. Mr. Klint previously served as Vice President and General Counsel of Zycad Corporation, a publicly traded high technology company located in St. Paul, MN and Menlo Park, CA from 1984 to 1998, and Vice President and General Counsel of Aspec Technology, a publicly traded semi-conductor IP company located in Sunnyvale, CA, from 1998 to 1999 at which time he was promoted to President and CEO and continued in that role through 2001. Mr. Klint has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics and Business Administration from Gustavus Adolphus College, and a Juris Doctor Degree from William Mitchell College of Law, cum laude. He is admitted to the Minnesota State Bar and the Arizona State Bar.

Joshua Isner

Mr. Joshua M. Isner is Executive Vice President of Global Sales of the Company. Mr. Isner came to Axon in 2009 as a member of our Leadership Development Program. After rotating through several departments in the company, he eventually helmed our domestic video and cloud sales team, which he led to a record year in 2014. Mr. Isner now oversees our entire sales organization. Mr. Isner was previously the Director of Leadership Development, Northeast Regional Sales Executive, and VP of Video and Cloud Sales at Axon. Mr. Isner has a B.S. in Government & Political Science from Harvard University.

Todd Basche

Mr. Todd Basche is Executive Vice President - Worldwide Products of the company. He joined Axon in 2016 and oversees all research and development for Axon devices. Prior to Axon Todd was VP of software planning and product management at Dell and has held a variety of executive positions in Silicon Valley companies ranging from Rovi to Apple, where he worked directly with Steve Jobs and was responsible for the iLife and iWork suite of products. Todd also has an extensive background as an entrepreneur as a co-founder of Visioneer as well CEO and co-founder of WordLock Inc. Todd has a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Northeastern University.

Jim Zito

Mr. Jim Zito is Vice President of Accounting, Corporate Controller of the company. He joins Axon after serving for four years as the Global Controller for General Electric (GE) Healthcare Digital and Healthcare Partners, the software and consulting businesses within GE Healthcare. There, he led a global team responsible for controllership and commercial finance operations. Jim joined GE in 2010 as the Controller for GE's Healthcare's Clinical Business Solutions product line and completed GE's Experienced Financial Leadership Program in 2015. His prior experience includes progressive leadership positions at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP. Jim earned his B.B.A. in Accountancy and Computer Applications from the University of Notre Dame.

Julie Cullivan

Ms. Julie Anne Cullivan serves as Director of the Company. Ms. Cullivan recently joined ForeScout Technologies, Inc., a leading Internet of Things (IoT) security company, as SVP, Business Operations and CIO where she is responsible for leading the cross functional initiatives and information security strategy to support the fast-growing company. Formerly EVP, Business Operations and CIO at FireEye, Inc., Ms. Cullivan was a member of the executive team that set the company’s strategy. With responsibility for both Business Operations and Information Technology, Ms. Cullivan helped scale FireEye from a private company with $80 million in revenue, through its successful IPO, to a global publicly traded company with revenues of over $700 million and a $2.7 billion valuation. A thought leader in sales, channel, cloud, cyber security, and business digitization, she is adept at implementing innovative technology solutions to enable such strategic imperatives. Ms. Cullivan has held executive positions focused on sales, channel and marketing operations at Autodesk, McAfee, EMC, and Oracle. She is a recognized leader in the cyber-security field and a sought- after speaker on topics including women in security, security as a boardroom imperative, innovation, and building high impact teams. Ms. Cullivan has a B.S. degree in Finance from Santa Clara University and brings extensive business, information technology and cyber security expertise to the Axon Board.

Mark Kroll

Dr. Mark W. Kroll, Ph.D., is Director of the Company. Dr. Kroll retired in July 2005 from St. Jude Medical, Inc., where he held various executive level positions since 1995, most recently as Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, Cardiac Rhythm Management Division. Dr. Kroll holds a B.S. degree in Mathematics and a M.S. degree and a Ph.D. degree from the Electrical Engineering department of the University of Minnesota and an M.B.A. degree from the University of St. Thomas. Dr. Kroll is also the named inventor of over 350 issued U.S. patents and is a Fellow of the: American College of Cardiology, Heart Rhythm Society, Institute of Electronics and Electrical Engineering, and the American Institute for Medicine and Biology in Engineering.

Richard Carmona

Dr. Richard H. Carmona, M.D., M.P.H., F.A.C.S., is an Independent Director of the Company. Dr. Carmona was sworn in as the 17th Surgeon General of the United States on August 5, 2002 and served the statutory four year term. Prior to being named United States Surgeon General, Dr. Carmona was the chairman of the State of Arizona Southern Regional Emergency Medical System, a professor of surgery, public health and family and community medicine at the University of Arizona, and the Pima County Sheriff's Department surgeon and deputy sheriff. He is currently employed as Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Canyon Ranch Health in Tucson, Arizona and has held that position since October 1, 2006. Dr. Carmona attended Bronx Community College of the City University of New York where he earned his associate of arts degree. Dr. Carmona holds a B.S. degree and medical degree from the University of California, San Francisco. He has also earned a Master’s Degree in Public Health from the University of Arizona.

Matthew McBrady

Dr. Matthew R. McBrady, Ph.D., is an Independent Director of the Company. From August 1998 through January 2000, Dr. McBrady served as an international economist with President Clinton’s Council of Economic Advisers and the U.S. Treasury Department. Dr. McBrady subsequently served as a professor of finance at the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania (from September 2002 through May 2003) and at the Darden Graduate School of Business Administration at the University of Virginia (from May 2003 through December 2006). Dr. McBrady then worked as an investment professional within the North American Private Equity group at Bain Capital, LLC (from January 2007 through January 2009). Dr. McBrady then joined Silver Creek Capital Management, LLC as Managing Director and Head of Investment Strategy and Risk Management (from January 2009 through January 2014) prior to joining BlackRock, Inc. where he served as Managing Director and Chief Investment Officer of Multi-Strategy Hedge Funds from January 2014 through September 2016. Dr. McBrady holds a B.A. degree in Economics from Harvard University, a M.S. degree in International Economics from Oxford University (U.K.), and a Masters and Ph.D. degree in Business Economics from Harvard University. Dr. McBrady previously served as a director for the Company from January 2001 through June 2014.

Hadi Partovi

Mr. Hadi Partovi is an Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Partovi is the President and co-founder of the non-profit education organization Code.org. Mr. Partovi is a past or present strategic advisor or early investor at numerous technology companies, including Facebook, Dropbox, OPOWER, airbnb, Zappos, and Bluekai. From 2009 through 2010, Mr. Partovi was Senior Vice President of Technology for MySpace (via acquisition) and from 2006 through 2009 he was President and Co-Founder of ILIKE, Inc. which was acquired by MySpace in 2009. From 2002 through 2005, Mr. Partovi was General Manager, Microsoft MSN Entertainment and MSN.com and from 1999 through 2001, he was Co-Founder and VP of Product and Professional Services for TELLME Networks, Inc. From 1994 through 1999, he was Program Manager for Microsoft Internet Explorer. Mr. Partovi holds B.A. and M.S. degrees in Computer Science, summa cum laude, from Harvard University.

Bret Taylor

Mr. Bret Taylor is an Independent Director of the Company. Bret Taylor served as Group Product Manager at Google Inc. until June 2007, where he co-created Google Maps and the Google Maps API. He then joined venture capital firm Benchmark Capital as an entrepreneur-in-residence where he founded the social network Friendfeed, Inc. with former Google employee, Jim Norris. Mr. Taylor was the CEO of FriendFeed until August 2009, when Facebook acquired the company, and he was named Chief Technology Officer of Facebook. He was the Chief Technology Officer of Facebook until the summer of 2012, and supervised some of Facebook's newest and most important products, including the creation of the Open Graph, the App Center, and its integration with the Apple App Store. Mr. Taylor is the CEO and co-founder of Quip, Inc. (“Quip”). Quip sold to Salesforce.com, Inc. in August 2016, and Mr. Taylor retained the role of CEO subsequent to the sale. Mr. Taylor attended Stanford University, where he earned his bachelor's degree and a master's degree in computer science.

Andrea James

Ms. Andrea S. James is Vice President of Investor Relations of the company. She joins Axon after most recently supporting investor relations at Tesla. Prior to that, she spent seven years as Vice President and Senior Research Analyst in Dougherty & Company, LLC's Equity Capital Markets group. Media outlets including Barron's, Investor's Business Daily, and the Wall Street Journal have frequently interviewed Andrea, and she has made TV appearances on CNBC, Bloomberg News, CNN International, and Fox Business. Before analyzing growth stocks, Andrea worked as a financial journalist. She holds a B.S. in Computer Information Systems from American University and an M.S. in Journalism from Northwestern University. Her Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) licenses included the Series 7, 86, 87 and 63.

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