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Netlist Inc (NLST.OQ)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Chun Hong

56 2000 Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer

Gail Sasaki

60 2008 Chief Financial Officer, Vice President, Secretary

Jeffrey Benck

52 2016 Director

Kiho Choi

61 2017 Director

Charles Cargile

53 2013 Independent Director

Jun Cho

57 2014 Independent Director

Blake Welcher

55 2013 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Chun Hong

Mr. Chun K Hong is Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer of Netlist Inc. He is one of the founders of Netlist and has been our president and chief executive officer and a director since our inception. Mr. C.K. Hong assumed the title of chairman of the Board of Directors in January 2004. From September 2000 to September 2001, Mr. C.K. Hong served as president and chief operating officer of Infinilink Corporation, a DSL equipment company. Mr. C.K. Hong assisted us on a part-time basis until his departure from Infinilink, at which time he assumed full-time responsibilities with us. From July 1998 until September 2000, Mr. C.K. Hong served as Executive Vice President of Viking Components, Inc., a memory subsystems manufacturing company. From November 1997 to June 1998, he was General Manager of Sales at LG Semicon Co., Ltd., a public semiconductor manufacturing company in South Korea. From April 1992 to October 1997, Mr. C.K. Hong served as Director of Sales at LG Semicon America, Incorporated, a subsidiary of LG. From December 1983 to March 1992, Mr. C.K. Hong held various management positions at LG subsidiaries in South Korea. Mr. C. K. Hong received his Bachelor of Science in economics from Virginia Commonwealth University and his Master of Science in technology management from Pepperdine University's Graduate School of Management. As one of our founders and as our chief executive officer, Mr. C.K. Hong brings to the Board extensive knowledge of our organization and our market.

Gail Sasaki

Ms. Gail Sasaki is Chief Financial Officer, Vice President, Secretary of Netlist Inc. She has been our Vice President and Chief Financial Officer since January 2008 and our Secretary since August 2007. From 2006 to January 2008, Ms. Sasaki served as our Vice President of Finance. Prior to her tenure at Netlist, Ms. Sasaki served in various senior financial roles, including Chief Financial Officer of eMaiMai, Inc., a commercial technology company based in Hong Kong and mainland China; Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President of Finance, Secretary and Treasurer of eMotion, Inc. (a Kodak subsidiary and formerly Cinebase Software), a developer of business-to-business media management software and services, and Chief Financial Officer of MicroNet Technology, Inc., a leader in storage technology. Ms. Sasaki also spent seven years in public accounting leaving as an audit manager with Arthur Young (now known as Ernst &Young LLP). Ms. Sasaki earned a Bachelor’s degree from the University of California at Los Angeles, and also earned a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Southern California.

Jeffrey Benck

Mr. Jeffrey W. Benck is Director of the Company. Benck joined the Netlist Board of Directors in June 2016. He is currently President, Chief Executive Officer and Director of Lantronix, a global IoT solutions provider. Prior to joining Lantronix in December 2015, he served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Emulex Corporation, a global supplier of advanced networking, monitoring and management solutions, from July 2013 to May 2015, when Emulex was acquired by Avago Technologies. Mr. Benck joined Emulex in May 2008 as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer and was subsequently appointed to President and Chief Operating Officer in August 2010. Prior to joining Emulex, Mr. Benck was the President and Chief Operating Officer of QLogic, a supplier of storage networking solutions. Mr. Benck began his career at IBM, a global leader in information technology and services, and for 18 years held various executive leadership roles, including Vice President of xSeries, BladeCenter and Retail Store Solutions development. Mr. Benck holds a Master’s of Science degree in management of technology from University of Miami and a Bachelor’s of Science degree in mechanical engineering from Rochester Institute of Technology. He is also a distinguished inventor in the computer systems field and holds six U.S. patents. Mr. Benck brings to Netlist’s Board of Directors a track record of leadership and breath of expertise spanning technology development, intellectual property management and customer engagement.

Kiho Choi

Mr. Kiho Choi is Director of the company. Choi will join the Board upon his election at the Annual Meeting. In 2005, Mr. Choi established Choi, Kim & Park, LLP (“CKP”), the largest Korean American full service CPA firm in US, in 2005, and is currently the Managing Partner of CKP. In this role, Mr. Choi is responsible for directing the SEC and international company audit service and management and financing consulting practices of the firm. Mr. Choi began his public accounting career in 1989 in the Assurance and Consulting Division of Watkins, Meegan, Drury & Co, LLC in Washington D.C., a full service regional accounting and consulting firm specializing in government, financial institutions, and non-profit organizations. In this role, Mr. Choi had responsibility for auditing banks and government contractors and, as a director in-charge of resolution service division, was responsible for receivership accounting and consulting services to failed savings and loan banks for Resolution Trust Corporation and FDIC. After that, Mr. Choi joined Kim & Lee, LLP, a Korean-American CPA firm, in 1995 as a partner responsible for the firm’s audit and consulting practice. Mr. Choi is a graduate of the University of Illinois, at Chicago, receiving both a Bachelor’s and Master’s of Science degrees in Accounting. Mr. Choi brings to Netlist’s Board of Directors his significant accounting and financial expertise, as well as his extensive senior management experience.

Charles Cargile

Mr. Charles F. Cargile is an Independent Director of Netlist, Inc., with effect from August 15, 2013. Mr.Cargile joined the Netlist Board in August 2013. He currently serves as Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of Newport Corporation a publicly-traded global supplier of advanced-technology products and systems. Mr. Cargile has been the Chief Financial Officer at Newport for 14 years and has been responsible for all aspects of finance, accounting, information technology and strategic planning, including acquisitions and divestitures. Prior to Newport, Mr. Cargile held a number of executive positions at York International Corporation and Flowserve Corporation. Mr. Cargile holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Oklahoma State University and a Master's degree in Business Administration from the Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California. Mr. Cargile brings more than 25 years of industry experience to Netlist's Board of Directors. Mr. Cargile has an extensive background in strategic development, capital structures and international operations.

Jun Cho

Mr. Jun S. Cho is an Independent Director of Netlist, Inc. Cho joined the Netlist Board in November 2014. He currently serves as General Counsel to FCA Asia Pacific and Vice President and Assistant General Counsel to FCA US LLC (formerly called Chrysler Group LLC), a global automobile company. He has more than 18 years of experience as legal counsel for the FCA and over 10 years of experience in the Asia Pacific region leading FCA’s initiatives in technology licensing, product distribution, M&A transactions and joint ventures, from his bases in Beijing and Shanghai. Prior to FCA, Mr. Cho specialized in international financing and corporate transactions working for global-reaching law firms including Debevoise & Plimpton in New York, Kim & Chang in Seoul, Korea and Arnold & Porter in Washington D.C. Mr. Cho holds a J.D. degree from the New York University School of Law and is admitted to the bar in the state of New York and in Washington D.C. He received his undergraduate degree in economics from the College of William and Mary. Mr. Cho brings to Netlist’s Board of Directors his considerable legal background and extensive experience with complex organizations and transactions.

Blake Welcher

Mr. Blake A. Welcher is an Independent Director of Netlist, Inc. Welcher joined the Netlist Board in August 2013. Mr. Welcher served as Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of DTS, Inc., a consumer electronics company, until December 2016, when DTS was sold to Tessera Technologies. Mr. Welcher had been a member of the DTS executive team since March 2000. As General Counsel, Intellectual Property, at DTS, he managed the licensing operations and was instrumental in building key assets that have led to DTS’ success. Mr. Welcher led DTS’ legal licensing functions, collaborated with key partners and worked to establish DTS as a global name in consumer electronics. Mr. Welcher holds a bachelor’s degree in Aeronautical Engineering from California Polytechnic State University at San Luis Obispo, a Juris Doctorate and Masters of Intellectual Property degree from Franklin Pierce Law Center (University of New Hampshire School of Law) and is a U.S. licensed Patent Attorney. Mr. Welcher brings more than 20 years of industry experience to Netlist’s Board of Directors with his extensive background in worldwide licensing operations, corporate governance, risk management, intellectual property and legal affairs.

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

Chun Hong

705,574

Gail Sasaki

324,282

Jeffrey Benck

--

Kiho Choi

--

Charles Cargile

79,217

Jun Cho

24,200

Blake Welcher

70,800
As Of  31 Dec 2016

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