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Casa Systems Inc (CASA.OQ)

CASA.OQ on NASDAQ Stock Exchange Global Select Market

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Jerry Guo

55 2003 Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer

Maurizio Nicolelli

50 2019 Chief Financial Officer

Abraham Pucheril

51 2012 Senior Vice President - Worldwide Sales

Lucy Xie

52 2011 Senior Vice President - Operations, Director

Weidong Chen

50 2010 Chief Technology Officer, Director

Shaun McCarthy

48 2019 Interim Principal Accounting Officer

William Styslinger

72 2012 Director

Susana D'Emic

54 2018 Independent Director

Bruce Evans

59 2010 Independent Director

Michael Hayashi

2018 Independent Director

Daniel Mead

64 2018 Independent Director

Joseph Tibbetts

66 2017 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Jerry Guo

Mr. Jerry Guo is Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer of the Company. Prior to founding our company, Mr. Guo served as the Vice President of Broadband at River Delta Networks, which was acquired by Motorola in 2001. Prior to that, Mr. Guo was a research scientist at Bell Laboratories’ research division. Mr. Guo holds a Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and an M.S. degree in optical instruments from the Department of Precision Instruments at Tsinghua University. We believe that Mr. Guo is qualified to serve on our board of directors due to his leadership experience in the broadband and network industries, his extensive knowledge of our company and his service as our president and chief executive officer.

Maurizio Nicolelli

Mr. Maurizio Nicolelli is appointed as Chief Financial Officer of the company effective January 2019. Before joining Casa Systems, Mr. Nicolelli served as Principal and Chief Financial Officer of FactSet Research Systems Inc. since October 2009. During his tenure as FactSet CFO, Mr. Nicolelli oversaw the company's rapid growth and was instrumental to numerous operational initiatives and M&A projects, including the acquisition, day-to-day management, and eventual successful divesture of Market Metrics. Mr. Nicolelli joined FactSet and its finance group in 1996 as the Senior Accountant and served as its Chief Accountant from 1999 to 2001. From 2002-2009, he served as Comptroller and Vice President. Prior to joining FactSet, he was employed at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP. Mr. Nicolelli, a Certified Public Accountant, holds a B.A. degree in Political Science from Syracuse University and an MBA from St. John's University.

Abraham Pucheril

Mr. Abraham Pucheril is Senior Vice President - Worldwide Sales of the Company. Prior to joining Casa, Mr. Pucheril was the vice president of sales at Fujitsu Network Communications, Inc., a communications network equipment provider and a wholly owned subsidiary of Fujitsu Limited, from April 2005 to July 2012. Prior to joining Fujitsu, Mr. Pucheril served as area vice president of sales for Alcatel North America, a telecommunications conglomerate, from April 2003 to April 2005, and regional vice president of sales of Atoga Systems, a provider of advanced video and data transmission systems that was acquired by Arris Systems, Inc., from January 2002 to April 2003. He started his professional career with Bell Canada. Mr. Pucheril holds a B.E. degree in electronics and communications engineering from Mangalore University, an M.E. degree in electrical and electronics engineering from Anna University and an M.A.Sc. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Waterloo.

Lucy Xie

Ms. Lucy Xie is Senior Vice President - Operations and Director of the Company. From 2003 to 2011, Ms. Xie served as our chief financial officer and vice president of operations. Prior to joining Casa, Ms. Xie held various accounting, finance and management positions at Raytheon, a U.S. defense contractor and industrial corporation, and Lucent Technologies, a telecommunications equipment company. Ms. Xie has also served as the vice chairman and a board member of the Asia-America Chamber of Commerce. Ms. Xie holds an M.B.A. degree in accounting from Fairleigh Dickinson University. We believe that Ms. Xie is qualified to serve on our board of directors due to her experience as an executive in the telecommunications industry, her extensive knowledge of our company and her service as our senior vice president of operations.

Weidong Chen

Mr. Weidong Chen is Chief Technology Officer, Director of the Company. Prior to joining Casa, Mr. Chen served as a software manager at Motorola, a multinational telecommunications company from October 2001 to November 2003. Mr. Chen holds a Ph.D. degree in physics from the University of Pennsylvania. We believe that Mr. Chen’s deep experience in the telecommunications industry, his extensive knowledge of our company and his position as our chief technology officer enable Mr. Chen to make a valuable contribution to our board of directors.

Shaun McCarthy

Mr. Shaun N. McCarthy is Interim Principal Accounting Officer of the company. He is no longer Interim Chief Financial Officer, Principal Financial Officer Officer of the Company, effective January 2019. He has served as the Company’s Vice President of Finance and Corporate Controller since June 2014. From September 2008 to May 2014, he served as Vice President of Finance, Corporate Controller and Chief Accounting Officer of Dynamics Research Corporation, a formerly-publicly traded technology and management consulting company, which was acquired by Engility Holdings, Inc. From August 1999 to September 2008, he served in various financing and accounting roles at Axcelis Technologies, Inc., a publicly traded semiconductor capital equipment company, including as Vice President of Finance and Corporate Controller from June 2007 to September 2008. Mr. McCarthy received a B.S. degree in Finance and an M.B.A. degree with a concentration in Accounting from Bentley University.

William Styslinger

Mr. William C. Styslinger is Director of the Company. Mr. Styslinger served as chairman, president and chief executive officer of SeaChange International, a provider of multiscreen video software and services, from its inception in July 1993 until his retirement in December 2011. Mr. Styslinger was also previously a member of the board of directors of Omtool, a provider of enterprise client/server facsimile software solutions. Mr. Styslinger holds a B.S. degree in Engineering Science from the State University of New York at Buffalo. We believe that Mr. Styslinger is qualified to serve on our board of directors due to his leadership expertise, including service as chief executive officer of a public company with international operations, as well as his knowledge of the telecommunications industry.

Susana D'Emic

Ms. Susana D'Emic is Independent Director of the Company. Ms. D’Emic served as the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Time Inc., a leading multi-platform media and content company, from November 2016 to April 2018. Previously, Ms. D’Emic was Senior Vice President, Controller and Chief Accounting Officer of Time Inc. from October 2013 to November 2016. Prior to that, Ms. D’Emic was with Frontier Communications, a provider of phone, internet and video services to rural towns and cities across the country, where she served as Senior Vice President, Controller and Chief Accounting Officer from April 2011 until October 2013. Ms. D’Emic served as Senior Vice President, Controller and Chief Accounting Officer at Trusted Media Brands, Inc. (then Reader’s Digest Association, Inc.), where she served in a number of finance roles from January 1998 until April 2011. Before joining Reader’s Digest, she held various positions with Kraft Foods International and Colgate-Palmolive Company and was an audit manager with KPMG (then KPMG Peat Marwick). Ms. D’Emic is a Certified Public Accountant and has a B.S. in accounting from The State University of New York at Binghamton. The Company believes that Ms. D’Emic is qualified to serve on the Board as a result of her strategic financial leadership experience as well as her experience in digital and organizational transformation.

Bruce Evans

Mr. Bruce R. Evans is Independent Director of the Company. Since 1986, Mr. Evans has served in various positions with Summit Partners, a growth equity and venture capital investment firm, including most recently as Chairman of the Board and Senior Advisor to the firm. He is also currently a director of Analog Devices, a public company which designs and manufactures high-performance semiconductor products and several private companies. Mr. Evans previously served as a director of more than a dozen public companies, including, from May 2002 to November 2014, FleetCor Technologies, a provider of fuel cards and workforce payment products and services. In addition, he is Chairman of the Vanderbilt University Board of Trust. Mr. Evans holds a B.E. degree in mechanical engineering and economics from Vanderbilt University and an M.B.A. degree from Harvard Business School. We believe that Mr. Evans is qualified to serve on our board of directors due to his wide-ranging experience in growth equity and venture capital investing in the technology sector and his experience on other private and public company boards.

Michael Hayashi

Mr. Michael Tomoyuki Hayashi serves as Independent Director of the company/. Mr. Hayashi served as a Partner at Jinsei 2.0 Consulting, a technology and business consulting services firm focusing on the cable industry, from April 2015 to December 2017. Prior to his work at Jinsei, Mr. Hayashi spent more than twenty years at Time Warner Cable, Inc., a cable television service provider, and most recently served as the Executive Vice President, Architecture, Development and Engineering from 2010 to March 2015. Mr. Hayashi previously served at Time Warner as Senior Vice President, Advanced Engineering and Subscriber Technologies from 2000 to 2010, and as Vice President, Advaned Engineering from 1993 to 2000. He has served on the board of directors of Espial Group Inc., a publicly-traded software development company, since April 2015 and previously served on the board of directors of Mindspeed Technologies, Inc., a semiconductor supplier, from August 2005 until its acquisition by MACOM Technology Solutions Holdings, Inc. in December 2013. Mr. Hayashi has a B.S. in engineering from Harvey Mudd College and an M.B.A. from The Ohio State University.

Daniel Mead

Mr. Daniel S. Mead is Independent Director of the company. He has served on the board of directors of Syniverse Holdings, Inc., a publicly traded business services company in the mobile communications industry, since December 2016. For over thirty-five years, Mr. Mead served in various leadership roles at Verizon Communications and its predecessor companies, including serving from October 2010 to July 2015 as the chief executive officer and president of Verizon Wireless and from October 2009 to October 2010 as the chief operating officer and executive vice president of Verizon Wireless. Mr. Mead served as the chairman of the Cellular Telecommunications & Internet Association, or CTIA, from July 2013 until December 2014 and served as a member of the boards of directors of the CTIA from September 2010 until March 2015 and of Vodafone Omnitel from September 2009 until October 2010. Mr. Mead also served on the Board of Trustees at Pennsylvania State University from July 2014 to July 2017, including as chairman of its Finance and Capital Planning Committee. Mr. Mead has a B.S. degree in quantitative business analysis and finance from Pennsylvania State University and an M.B.A. degree from Pennsylvania State University. We believe that Mr. Mead is qualified to serve on our board of directors as a result of his significant leadership experience in the telecommunications industry.

Joseph Tibbetts

Mr. Joseph S. Tibbetts is Independent Director of the Company. From March 2017 to March 2018, Mr. Tibbetts served as the interim chief financial officer of Acquia Inc., a provider of cloud-based, digital experience management solutions. Prior to that, Mr. Tibbetts served as the senior vice president and chief financial officer of the Publicis.Sapient unit of Publicis Group SA, from February 2015, when Publicis acquired Sapient Corporation, to September 2015. Prior to that, Mr. Tibbetts served as senior vice president and global chief financial officer for Sapient Corporation from October 2006 to February 2015. Mr. Tibbetts was formerly a partner with Price Waterhouse LLP. Mr. Tibbetts currently serves on the board of directors of Vivint, Inc., a provider of home automation equipment and services, Vivint Solar, Inc., a publicly traded provider of home solar energy solutions, and Carbon Black, Inc., a publicly traded provider of next-generation endpoint security solutions. Mr. Tibbetts holds a B.S. degree in business administration from the University of New Hampshire. We believe that Mr. Tibbetts is qualified to serve on our board of directors due to his experience as an executive officer or director of other technology companies and his financial and accounting expertise.

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