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Fortinet Inc (FTNT.OQ)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Ken Xie

54 2013 Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer, Founder

Michael Xie

48 2013 President, Founder, Chief Technology Officer, Director

Keith Jensen

58 2018 Interim Chief Financial Officer, Chief Accounting Officer

Patrice Perche

Senior Executive Vice President, Worldwide Sales and Support

John Maddison

Senior Vice President of Products and Solutions

Lisa McGill

49 Senior Vice President of People

John Whittle

47 2010 Vice President - Corporate Development, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary

Christopher Paisley

64 2012 Lead Independent Director

Peter Cohen

2017 Director

Ming Hsieh

61 2013 Independent Director

Gary Locke

67 2015 Independent Director

William Neukom

75 2013 Independent Director

Judith Sim

48 2015 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Ken Xie

Mr. Ken Xie is Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer, Founder of the company. Prior to co-founding Fortinet, Mr. Ken Xie was the Founder, President and Chief Executive Officer of NetScreen Technologies, Inc., a provider of network security products, which was acquired by Juniper Networks, Inc. in April 2004. Additionally, Mr. Ken Xie was Chief Executive Officer of SIS, Inc. and is a member of the National Academy of Engineering. In addition to our Board of Directors, Mr. Ken Xie has served on the board of directors of TeleNav, Inc. since July 2012. Mr. Ken Xie received a B.S. and an M.S. in electrical engineering from Tsinghua University in China and an M.S. in electrical engineering from Stanford University. Mr. Ken Xie has more than 25 years of technical and management experience in the networking and security industries, which includes his roles as a founder of Fortinet, NetScreen and SIS and as President and Chief Executive Officer of each of the foregoing companies. The Board of Directors also believes Mr. Ken Xie provides valuable perspective and experience as a co-founder of Fortinet and one of its largest stockholders.

Michael Xie

Mr. Michael Xie is President, Founder, Chief Technology Officer, Director of the company. Prior to co-founding Fortinet, he held positions as Vice President of Engineering for ServGate Technologies, Inc., a network security provider that was acquired by Amarium Technologies, Inc. in April 2006, Software Director and Architect for NetScreen and Senior Software Engineer for Milkyway Networks Corporation, a network security solutions provider. Mr. Michael Xie has an M.S. in electrical engineering from the University of Manitoba in Canada, as well as a B.S. and an M.S. in automobile engineering from Tsinghua University in China. Mr. Michael Xie has more than 20 years of technical and operational experience in the network security industry, which includes positions as the President and Chief Technology Officer of Fortinet, the Vice President of Engineering of ServGate and the Software Director and Architect of NetScreen. The Board of Directors believes that Mr. Michael Xie’s deep technical knowledge is invaluable in developing and improving Fortinet’s technology and network security products. The Board of Directors also believes Mr. Michael Xie provides valuable perspective and experience as a co-founder of Fortinet and one of its largest stockholders.

Keith Jensen

Mr. Keith F. Jensen is re designated as Interim Chief Financial Officer, Chief Accounting Officer of the company effective February 16, 2018. He has served as Fortinet’s Chief Accounting Officer since July 2015. Prior to that, Mr. Jensen served as Fortinet’s Vice President of Finance and Corporate Controller from May 2014 to July 2015. From November 2012 to May 2014, Mr. Jensen served in various positions at DataDirect Networks, Inc., a data storage provider, including as its Chief Accounting Officer and Chief Administrative Officer. From February 2006 to November 2012, Mr. Jensen served in various positions at Sybase, Inc. (which was acquired by SAP America, Inc. in July 2010), an enterprise software and services company, including as Sybase’s Chief Financial Officer and Chief Accounting Officer. Prior to Sybase, from October 1999 to January 2006, Mr. Jensen served as Chief Financial Officer of Dorado Network Systems Corporation, a provider of software solutions to financial service companies. Mr. Jensen also previously held several positions with Coopers & Lybrand, including audit manager. Mr. Jensen holds a B.S. in Business from California State University, Sacramento.

Patrice Perche

Mr. Patrice Perche is Senior Executive Vice President, Worldwide Sales and Support of the company. He has more than 20 years of experience in the IT security industry. Patrice is responsible for managing Fortinet's international sales and support operations worldwide. He has been with Fortinet since 2004, leveraging his extensive experience in successfully penetrating and growing new territories, recruiting and nurturing a value-add channel partners network, and accelerating the company's footprint in the enterprise market. Prior to joining Fortinet, he was co-founder and CEO of Risc Group, a French-based company focusing on IT Security with pan-European operations. Patrice graduated from Insa Lyon and holds a master’s degree in computer engineering.

John Maddison

Mr. John Maddison is Senior Vice President of Products and Solutions of the company. He has more than 20 years of experience in the telecommunications, IT Infrastructure, and security industries. Previously he held positions as general manager data center division and senior vice president core technology at Trend Micro. Before that John was senior director of product management at Lucent Technologies. He has lived and worked in Europe, Asia, and the United States. John graduated with a bachelor of telecommunications engineering degree from Plymouth University, United Kingdom.

Lisa McGill

Ms. Lisa McGill is Senior Vice President of People of the company. She has more than 20 years of experience leading and driving strategic human resource initiatives globally with a focus on enhancing the employee experience. Lisa is a business partner ensuring achievement of corporate objectives and aggressive market leadership. Prior to joining Fortinet, Lisa was in the data networking market. Lisa was senior vice president of human resources at Brocade Communications and prior to that she was senior vice president of human resources at Foundry Networks, which Brocade acquired in 2008. Lisa previously held senior HR positions at Alcatel and PricewaterhouseCoopers. She holds an MBA from Pepperdine University, a bachelor’s of science degree in business management, and is SHRM-CP certified.

John Whittle

Mr. John Lunsford Whittle, J.D., is Vice President - Corporate Development, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of Fortinet Inc. He has over 15 years of experience managing a wide range of corporate development and legal matters for technology companies. Prior to Fortinet, John was vice president, general counsel for Corio, an enterprise application services provider, where he managed the company's legal matters, including an initial public offering and acquisition by IBM. Prior to Corio, John was an attorney at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, representing technology companies in general corporate matters, mergers and acquisitions, and initial public offerings. John holds a B.A. degree in history from the University of Virginia and a JD, magna cum laude, from Cornell University.

Christopher Paisley

Mr. Christopher B. Paisley is Lead Independent Director of Fortinet Inc. Mr. Paisley has served as the Dean’s Executive Professor of Accounting at the Leavey School of Business at Santa Clara University. Mr. Paisley also serves as lead independent director of Equinix, Inc., a provider of network colocation, interconnection and managed services, a member of the board of directors of Fitbit, Inc., a connected health and fitness company, a member of the board of directors of Ambarella, Inc., a developer of low-power, high-definition video compression and image processing semiconductors, and a member of the board of directors of YuMe, Inc., a provider of digital video brand advertising solutions. He also served as a director of Volterra Semiconductor, Inc., a provider of power management semiconductors, from April 2007, and as its Chairman from August 2007, until its acquisition by Maxim Integrated Products, Inc. in October 2013, a director of Bridge Capital Holdings, a bank holding company, from August 2011 until June 2015 and a director of Control4 Corporation, a home automation company, from May 2006 until August 2015. Mr. Paisley holds a B.A. in business economics from the University of California at Santa Barbara and an M.B.A. from the UCLA Anderson School of Management.

Peter Cohen

Mr. Peter Dale Cohen, Jr., is the Director of the Company. Mr. Cohen is a 17-year Amazon executive veteran and founding member of Amazon Web Services (AWS), where he served in senior business and technical roles driving business growth. At AWS, he led strategic direction, product definition and development for several core AWS cloud service offerings. Most recently, Mr. Cohen led strategy, acquisition, and investment for AWS. Prior, Mr. Cohen built and ran the Amazon Mechanical Turk business, where he was responsible for building and operating core technology and computing-related architectural initiatives. Mr. Cohen holds several patents for his cutting-edge cloud innovations. He currently serves as co-founder of Xendota, a next generation cloud technology strategy and research company. In addition to his newest appointment to the Fortinet board of directors, he also provides technology and business advisory and board member services to a number of organizations worldwide.

Ming Hsieh

Mr. Ming Hsieh is an Independent Director of Fortinet Inc. Mr. Hsieh has served as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Fulgent Therapeutics Inc., a cancer drug research and development company, since September 2012. From October 2010 to June 2012, Mr. Hsieh served as the President of 3M Cogent, Inc., a provider of global biometric identification solutions, following the acquisition of Cogent, Inc. by 3M Company in 2010. Prior to the acquisition, Mr. Hsieh served as the Chief Executive Officer, President and Chairman of the board of directors of Cogent since founding Cogent in 1990. Prior to that, Mr. Hsieh was a research and development engineer at International Rectifier Corporation, a manufacturer of semiconductors, from 1985 to 1987. Mr. Hsieh received a B.S.E.E. from the University of Southern California in 1983 and an M.S.E.E. from University of Southern California in 1984. Mr. Hsieh has leadership, operational and executive experience by serving as Chief Executive Officer, President and Chairman of the board of directors of Cogent.

Gary Locke

Mr. Gary F. Locke is an Independent Director of Fortinet, Inc. Mr. Locke is the chairman of Locke Global Strategies LLC, through which he provides strategic advice and consulting services to businesses in the United States and China. Mr. Locke is the former Governor of the State of Washington, serving two consecutive terms from 1997 to 2005. With more than 20 years of public service leadership, Mr. Locke brings extensive knowledge on corporate and global issues related to the cybersecurity challenges of government organizations. From 2009 to 2011, Mr. Locke was the United States Secretary of Commerce. He also served as the United States Ambassador to China from 2011 until 2014. Since February 2016, Mr. Locke has served on the board of directors of AMC Entertainment Holdings, Inc., an American movie theater chain. In addition to his public service, Mr. Locke has extensive experience in international law and government relations. Mr. Locke received a B.A. in political science from Yale University and a J.D. from Boston University.

William Neukom

Mr. William Neukom is an Independent Director of Fortinet, Inc. Mr. Neukom was the Managing General Partner and Chief Executive Officer of San Francisco Baseball Associates, L.P., the ownership group of the San Francisco Giants major league baseball team, and served as its Chairman Emeritus during 2012. Mr. Neukom is the Founder, President and Chief Executive Officer of the World Justice Project, a 501(c)(3) organization, which he founded in 2006, and served as the President of the American Bar Association from August 2007 to August 2008. He was a partner of the international law firm Preston, Gates & Ellis, LLP from 1979 to 1985 and from 2002 through its merger with Kirkpatrick and Lockhart in 2007, and was appointed its Chairman in 2004. Mr. Neukom is currently a retired partner in the Seattle office of K&L Gates LLP. From 1985 to 2002, Mr. Neukom was an Executive Vice President and the Head of Law and Corporate Affairs for Microsoft Corporation. Mr. Neukom received an A.B. from Dartmouth College and an LL.B. from Stanford University.

Judith Sim

Ms. Judith Sim is an Independent Director of the Company. Ms. Sim joined Oracle Corporation in 1991 and has held various customer-related and marketing positions at Oracle, including as its Chief Marketing Officer since 2005. Ms. Sim received a B.S. in dietetics from the University of California at Davis. Ms. Sim has leadership and executive experience from her position as head of marketing programs at Oracle, including experience in field marketing, corporate communications, global customer programs, advertising, campaigns, events and corporate branding.

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

Ken Xie

2,213,440

Michael Xie

1,863,190

Keith Jensen

--

Patrice Perche

--

John Maddison

--

Lisa McGill

--

John Whittle

1,505,020

Christopher Paisley

239,250

Peter Cohen

--

Ming Hsieh

220,250

Gary Locke

209,250

William Neukom

217,250

Judith Sim

212,250
As Of  31 Dec 2016

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