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Mercury Systems Inc (MRCY.OQ)

MRCY.OQ on NASDAQ Stock Exchange Global Select Market

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Vincent Vitto

77 2010 Independent Chairman of the Board

Mark Aslett

50 2007 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Gerald Haines

55 2017 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer, Treasurer

Michael Ruppert

44 2018 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President, Treasurer

Didier Thibaud

57 2016 Chief Operating Officer, Executive Vice President

Christopher Cambria

60 2017 Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary

Michelle McCarthy

38 2018 Chief Accounting Officer, Vice President, Controller

Barry Nearhos

2018 Director

James Bass

61 2010 Independent Director

Michael Daniels

71 2010 Independent Director

Lisa Disbrow

55 2017 Independent Director

Mary Krakauer

61 2017 Independent Director

George Muellner

75 2010 Independent Director

William O'Brien

74 2008 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Vincent Vitto

Mr. Vincent Vitto serves as Independent Chairman of the Board of the Company. Mr. Vitto served as President and Chief Executive Officer of The Charles Stark Draper Laboratory, Inc., a research and development laboratory, from 1997 to his retirement in 2006. Prior to that, he spent 32 years of increasing responsibility at MIT Lincoln Laboratory, a research and development laboratory, rising to Assistant Director for Surface Surveillance and Communications. Mr. Vitto’s qualifications to serve on our Board of Directors include his exceptional understanding of defense technology, particularly related to surveillance and communications, and experience managing major defense research laboratories.

Mark Aslett

Mr. Mark Aslett is President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of the Company. Mr. Aslett has served as our President and Chief Executive Officer since November 2007. Prior to that, he was Chief Operating Officer and Chief Executive Officer of Enterasys Networks, a public technology company, from 2003 to 2006, and held various positions with Marconi plc and its affiliated companies, including Executive Vice President of Marketing, Vice President of Portfolio Management, and President of Marconi Communications—North America, from 1998 to 2002. Mr. Aslett served on the Board of Directors of Enterasys Networks from 2004 to 2006. He has also held positions at GEC Plessey Telecommunications, as well as other telecommunications-related technology firms. Mr. Aslett provides an insider’s perspective in Board discussions about the business and strategic direction of the Company with his detailed knowledge of the Company’s employees, customers, suppliers, business prospects, and markets.

Gerald Haines

Mr. Gerald M. Haines, II, is Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer, Treasurer of the Company. He was Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President, Treasurer of Mercury Systems, Inc. Prior to Mercury, from 2008 to 2010 he served as Executive Vice President at Verenium Corporation, a publicly traded company engaged in the development and commercialization of biofuels and specialty enzymes, where he oversaw various corporate development, corporate finance, and joint venturing activities. Previously, Mr. Haines served as Executive Vice President of Strategic Affairs of Enterasys Networks, Inc., a publicly traded network communications company, Senior Vice President of Cabletron Systems, Inc., the predecessor of Enterasys Networks, and Vice President of Applied Extrusion Technologies, a large manufacturer of plastic films and packaging. He began his career at J.P. Morgan. Mr. Haines holds a bachelor's degree in Business Administration, magna cum laude, from Boston University, and a law degree from Cornell Law School.

Michael Ruppert

Mr. Michael D. Ruppert is Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President, Treasurer of the company. Mr. Ruppert joined the Company in 2014 as its Senior Vice President, Strategy and Corporate Development and in 2017 was named Executive Vice President, Strategy and Corporate Development. In that role he was responsible for the Company’s corporate development activities, including strategy, planning and mergers and acquisitions. Prior to joining the Company, from 2013 to 2014, Mr. Ruppert was Co-Founder and Managing Partner of RS Partners, LLC, a boutique advisory firm focused on the aerospace & defense industries. Previously, he was a Managing Director at UBS Investment Bank where he led the defense investment banking practice from 2011 to 2013. Mr. Ruppert also held positions in the investment banking divisions at Lazard Freres & Co from 2008 to 2011 and at Lehman Brothers from 2000 to 2008.

Didier Thibaud

Mr. Didier M.C. Thibaud is Chief Operating Officer, Executive Vice President of the Company. Prior to that he was President of our Mercury Commercial Electronics business unit since 2012. Prior to that, he was President of our Advanced Computing Solutions business unit since 2007. Prior to that, he was Senior Vice President, Defense & Commercial Businesses from 2005 to June 2007 and Vice President and General Manager, Imaging and Visualization Solutions Group, from 2000 to 2005 and served in various capacities in sales and marketing from 1995 to 2000.

Christopher Cambria

Mr. Christopher C. Cambria is Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary of the Company. Prior to joining Mercury, he was Vice President, General Counsel, and Secretary of Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings, Inc. from 2012 to 2016 and Vice President, General Counsel from 2011 to 2012. He was with L-3 Communications Holdings, Inc. from 1997 through 2009 serving as Senior Vice President and Senior Counsel, Mergers and Acquisitions from 2006 to 2009, Senior Vice President, Secretary and General Counsel from 2001 to 2006, and Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary from 1997 to 2001. Prior to L-3, Mr. Cambria was an Associate with Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson and Cravath, Swaine & Moore.

Michelle McCarthy

Ms. Michelle M. McCarthy is Chief Accounting Officer, Vice President, Controller of the company. She joined the Company in February 2018 as its Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer and Controller. Prior to joining the Company, Ms. McCarthy was Corporate Controller of Analog Devices, Inc., a publicly-traded, global high-performance analog technology company, from 2015 to 2018, and she served as Assistant Corporate Controller at Analog Devices from 2011 to 2015. Previously, she was a Corporate Financial Reporting Manager at J. Jill, Inc., a publicly-traded, women’s apparel company, from 2009 to 2011. Prior to that, Ms. McCarthy held positions within the assurance practice at Ernst & Young LLP from 2002 to 2009. Ms. McCarthy is a Certified Public Accountant licensed in Massachusetts.

Barry Nearhos

James Bass

Mr. James K. Bass is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Bass served as a director of TTM Technologies, Inc., a publicly-traded global printed circuit board manufacturer, from 2000 to 2018, as a director of Tigrent, Inc., a publicly-traded provider of information for real estate and financial investing, from 2010 to 2015, and as a director of Legacy Education Alliance, Inc., a successor to Tigrent and a publicly-traded provider of educational training from 2014 to date, including serving as Chairman of the Board of Legacy since 2015. From September 2005 to June 2009, Mr. Bass served as the Chief Executive Officer and a director of Piper Aircraft, Inc., a general aviation manufacturing company. He served as the Chief Executive Officer and a director of Suntron Corporation, a provider of high mix electronic manufacturing services, from its incorporation in May 2001 until May 2005, and as Chief Executive Officer of EFTC Corporation, a subsidiary of Suntron Corporation, from July 2000 until April 2001. From 1992 to July 2000, Mr. Bass was a Senior Vice President of Sony Corporation. Prior to that, Mr. Bass spent 15 years in various manufacturing management positions at the aerospace group of the General Electric Company. Mr. Bass is one of our “audit committee financial experts.” Mr. Bass’ qualifications to serve on our Board of Directors include his extensive experience in the technology marketplace, his executive and operational experience as the Chief Executive Officer of a public company, and his broad experience with accounting and audit matters for publicly-traded companies.

Michael Daniels

Mr. Michael A. Daniels is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Daniels served as Chairman of the Board of Mobile 365, Inc. from May 2005 to November 2006 and served as its Chief Executive Officer from December 2005 to August 2006. Sybase acquired Mobile 365, Inc. in November 2006 and renamed it Sybase 365, Inc. Mr. Daniels was a director of Sybase, a publicly-traded global enterprise software and services company, from 2007 until its acquisition by SAP in 2010. From December 1986 to May 2004, Mr. Daniels served in a number of senior executive positions at Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC), a publicly-traded scientific, technical, and professional services firm, including Sector Vice President from February 1994 to May 2004. Mr. Daniels served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Network Solutions, Inc., an internet company, from March 1995 to June 2000 when Verisign purchased Network Solutions. From June 2007 to July 2009, Mr. Daniels served on the Board of Directors of Luna Innovations, a high technology manufacturer. From 2007 to 2013 Mr. Daniels served as Chairman of GlobalLogic. Apax Partners purchased GlobalLogic in 2013. In addition to his role at Mercury, he currently serves on the Board of Directors of Blackberry, CACI International, as the Chairman of the Logistics Management Institute (since 2010) and as Chairman of Invincea Labs. Mr. Daniels’ qualifications to serve on our Board of Directors include his extensive executive experience in the defense and technology industries and experience serving as a director of public companies, including software and technology companies.

Lisa Disbrow

Ms. Lisa S. Disbrow serves as Independent Director of the Company. Ms. Disbrow retired as the Under Secretary of the Air Force in 2017. She was responsible for the affairs of the Department of the Air Force, including organizing, training, equipping, and providing for the welfare of approximately 660,000 active duty, Guard, Reserve and civilian Airmen and their families, worldwide. She oversaw the Air Force’s annual budget of more than $132 billion and directed strategy and policy development, risk management, weapons acquisition, technology investments and human resource management across a global enterprise. Prior to the confirmation of the current Secretary of the Air Force in May 2017, Ms. Disbrow served as the Acting Secretary of the Air Force. In 2014, Ms. Disbrow was confirmed by the U.S. Senate as the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Financial Management and Comptroller, the principal senior official on all financial matters. Ms. Disbrow was commissioned into the U.S. Air Force in 1985 and her 23 years of uniformed service culminated in 2008 when she retired as a Colonel from the Air Force Reserve. She has been a director of Perspecta Inc., a publicly-traded U.S. government services provider, since 2018. Ms. Disbrow is one of our “audit committee financial experts.” Ms. Disbrow's qualifications to serve on our Board of Directors include her extensive military and budget experience in our target defense market, her defense procurement experience, and her knowledge of defense and aerospace technology.

Mary Krakauer

Ms. Mary Louise Krakauer serves as Independent Director of the Company. Ms. Krakauer retired as the Executive Vice President, Chief Information Officer of Dell Corporation in 2017, where she was responsible for global IT, including all operations and integration activity. She served as the Executive Vice President, Chief Information Officer of EMC Corporation in 2016. Prior to that she served as EVP, Business Development, Global Enterprise Services for EMC Corporation during 2015 and as Executive Vice President, Global Human Resources for EMC Corporation from 2012 to 2015, where she was responsible for executive, leadership, and employee development, compensation and benefits, staffing, and all of the people-related aspects of acquisition integration. Previously, she held leadership roles at EMC Corporation, Hewlett-Packard Corporation, Compaq Computer Corporation, and Digital Equipment Corporation. She has been a director of Xilinx Inc., a publicly-traded adaptive and intelligent computing company, since 2017 and DXC Technology Co., a publicly-traded IT services company, since 2018. Ms. Krakauer’s qualifications to serve on our Board of Directors include her extensive executive experience in the technology industry, experience integrating acquired companies, and experience with leading the HR function of a public company, including executive compensation and benefits.

George Muellner

Mr. George K. Muellner is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Muellner served as the President of Advanced Systems for the Integrated Defense Systems business unit of The Boeing Company, responsible for developing advanced cross-cutting concepts and technologies, and executing new programs, until his retirement in February 2008. Prior to this assignment, he was Vice President-General Manager of Air Force Systems at Boeing since July 2002. He joined Boeing in 1998. Prior to that, he served 31 years in the U.S. Air Force, retiring as a Lieutenant General from the position of Principal Deputy for the Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition in Washington, D.C. A highly decorated veteran, Mr. Muellner spent most of his career as a fighter pilot and fighter weapons instructor, test pilot, and commander. Mr. Muellner’s qualifications to serve on our Board of Directors include his executive experience with defense contracting, his military experience in our target defense market, and his knowledge of defense and aerospace technology.

William O'Brien

Mr. William K. O'Brien is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. O’Brien served as Executive Chairman at Enterasys Networks, a public technology company, from 2003 until his retirement in 2006. He served as Chief Executive Officer of Enterasys from 2002 to 2004, and as a member of the Board of Directors of Enterasys from 2002 to 2006. Prior to working at Enterasys, he worked for PricewaterhouseCoopers where he held several different senior management positions. Mr. O’Brien had over 33 years of experience in auditing and professional services while at PricewaterhouseCoopers. He has been a director of Virtusa Corporation, a publicly-traded IT services and outsourcing company, since 2008. Mr. O’Brien is one of our “audit committee financial experts.” Mr. O’Brien’s qualifications to serve on our Board of Directors include his executive experience in the technology industry, including being the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of a public technology company, and his strong accounting and financial expertise.

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

Vincent Vitto

262,888

Mark Aslett

5,470,340

Gerald Haines

759,648

Michael Ruppert

3,091,350

Didier Thibaud

2,731,040

Christopher Cambria

1,380,500

Michelle McCarthy

--

Barry Nearhos

--

James Bass

205,888

Michael Daniels

225,888

Lisa Disbrow

296,151

Mary Krakauer

296,151

George Muellner

205,888

William O'Brien

225,888
As Of  30 Jun 2018