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Netscout Systems Inc (NTCT.OQ)

NTCT.OQ on NASDAQ Stock Exchange Global Select Market

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Anil Singhal

64 2007 Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer

Jean Bua

60 2015 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer, Treasurer

Michael Szabados

66 2018 Chief Operating Officer

John Downing

60 2015 Executive Vice President - Worldwide Sales Operations

John Egan

60 2010 Lead Independent Director

Robert Donahue

70 2013 Independent Director

Alfred Grasso

59 2018 Independent Director

Joseph Hadzima

66 1998 Independent Director

Vincent Mullarkey

70 2000 Independent Director

Christopher Perretta

60 2014 Independent Director

Susan Spradley

57 2018 Independent Director

Andrew Kramer

2014 Vice President, Investor Relations

Biographies

Name Description

Anil Singhal

Mr. Anil K. Singhal is Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer and Director of NetScout systems, Inc. In January 2007, Mr. Singhal was appointed Chairman of the Board, and has been serving as NetScout’s President, CEO and Chairman since that time. In his current role, Mr. Singhal is focused on providing strategic leadership and vision, as well as setting operational priorities for NetScout’s management team. Mr. Singhal’s vision of “traffic-based instrumentation” has guided NetScout’s product direction and focus for the past three decades, helping to shape the evolution for the industry in the process. Under Mr. Singhal’s leadership, NetScout has grown substantially during the past three decades, completing its initial public offering in 1999, acquiring the Danaher Communications Business in 2015 for $2.3 billion which nearly tripled the size of the Company in terms of revenue, free cash flow and employees. He is credited with numerous innovations in the field of network traffic monitoring and analysis that have helped NetScout gain numerous industry accolades. During the past decade, Mr. Singhal has also been an instrumental part of a number of strategic acquisitions that have fortified and enhanced NetScout’s technology, customer base and go-to-market capabilities. Mr. Singhal has earned notable recognition for his entrepreneurial success, including the TiE (The Indus Entrepreneur) Boston Lifetime Achievement in 2013, Enterprise Bank’s 2013 George L. Duncan Award of Excellence and Ernst & Young’s New England Entrepreneur of the Year in 1997. Mr. Singhal holds a BSEE from BITS, Pilani, India and an MS in Computer Science from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. The Company’s Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee believes that Mr. Singhal’s experience serving as the Company’s Chief Executive Officer since the Company’s founding combined with his business expertise, industry-specific knowledge and technical know-how qualify him to serve as a director of the Company.

Jean Bua

Ms. Jean A. Bua is a Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer, Treasurer of the Company. She has served as NetScout’s Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, Chief Accounting Officer and Treasurer since September 2015 and as NetScout’s Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, Chief Accounting Officer and Treasurer from November 2011 until September 2015. She joined the Company in September 2010 as Vice President, Finance, in conjunction with the Company’s succession planning. In her current role, Ms. Bua is responsible for investor relations, treasury, financial planning and analysis, real estate development, accounting and compliance. Ms. Bua has played a key role in executing on the financial aspects of NetScout’s strategy. During her tenure, NetScout successfully completed and integrated five acquisitions before the 2015 $2.3 billion acquisition of the Danaher Communications Business. In May 2017, Ms. Bua joined the board of CoreSite Realty Corporation, a publicly-traded provider of data center and interconnection solutions across the U.S. Before joining NetScout, Ms. Bua served as Executive Vice President, Finance & Treasurer of American Tower Corporation, where she was a critical contributor to multiple equity and debt financings, and numerous acquisitions that helped the company to more than double in revenue and become a leading provider of infrastructure for the wireless telecommunications industry. Prior to American Tower, Ms. Bua spent nine years at Iron Mountain, Inc., concluding as Senior Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer and Worldwide Controller. During her tenure, Iron Mountain successfully consolidated the records management industry, growing from annual revenue of $100 million to over $2 billion through more than 100 acquisitions. Previously, she held senior positions at Duracraft Corp. and Keithley Instruments. She was a management consultant at Ernst & Young and an auditor at KPMG.

Michael Szabados

Mr. Michael Szabados is Chief Operating Officer of the Company. In this role, Mr. Szabados is focused on executing NetScout’s vision and strategy. During his tenure, he has been critical in helping lead NetScout’s key functional areas as NetScout nearly tripled in size. During his tenure, NetScout successfully completed and integrated six acquisitions before the 2015 $2.3 billion acquisition of the Danaher Communications Business. His career at NetScout began in 1997 when he joined the Company as vice president, marketing, charged with increasing the Company’s overall visibility and market awareness. His responsibilities expanded in 2001 to encompass product development, manufacturing and customer support when he was promoted to Senior Vice President, Product Operations. A veteran of the enterprise networking industry, Mr. Szabados held senior leadership roles with companies including UB Networks, SynOptics/Bay Networks and MIPS Corporation following engineering and product management roles at Intel Corporation and later at Apple. Mr. Szabados holds a BSEE from UC Irvine and an MBA from UC Santa Clara.

John Downing

Mr. John William Downing is Executive Vice President - Worldwide Sales Operations of the Company. He has served as NetScout’s Executive Vice President, Worldwide Sales Operations since September 2015, and as Senior Vice President, Worldwide Sales Operations from 2007 until September 2015. In this role, Mr. Downing is responsible for directing NetScout’s sales leadership in both the service provider and enterprise markets. Under Mr. Downing’s direction, NetScout has reported strong revenue growth and built long-term relationships with leading telecommunications service providers, government agencies and many of the world’s largest corporations. He joined NetScout in 2000 as Vice President, Sales Operations, instituting and refining key go-to-market programs and sales processes that have underpinned the Company’s revenue growth during the past 16 years. Prior to NetScout, from April 1998 until September 2000, Mr. Downing served as Vice President of Sales at Genrad Corporation, a $300 million manufacturer of electronic testing equipment and production solutions, and was Vice President of North American Sales from January 1996 until March 1998. Mr. Downing earned a Bachelor of Science in Engineering (BSE) in Computer Science and Applied Mathematics from Tufts University and a Master’s in Business Administration from Suffolk University.

John Egan

Mr. John R. Egan is Lead Independent Director of NetScout Systems, Inc. He is a founding managing partner of Egan-Managed Capital, L.P., a Boston-based venture capital fund specializing in New England information technology and early-stage investments, which began in the fall of 1996, and is a managing partner of Carruth Associates. From 1992 until 2016, he was a member of the Board of Directors at EMC Corporation, a publicly held provider of computer storage systems and software prior to its acquisition by Dell. From 2007 until 2016, Mr. Egan also served as a member of the Board of Directors at VMware, a leader in virtualization and cloud infrastructure. Since 2011, Mr. Egan has served as a member of the Board of Directors and currently serves as Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors and serves on the Compensation Committee and Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee at Progress Software Corp., a publicly traded global software company. Since 2012, Mr. Egan has served as a member of the Board of Directors of Verint Systems, Inc., a publicly held provider of systems to the internet security market, where he is currently the Chairman of the Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee and a member of the Compensation Committee. Mr. Egan also serves on the Board of Trustees at Boston College and as a director for one other privately held company.

Robert Donahue

Mr. Robert E. Donahue is Independent Director of NetScout Systems, Inc. He served on the board of directors of Sycamore Networks, Inc., an intelligent optical networking and multiservice access provider, from July 2007 until October 2014. Mr. Donahue served on the board of directors of Cybersource Corporation, a leading provider of electronic payment and risk management solutions, from November 2007 to August 2010. From August 2004 to November 2007, Mr. Donahue served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Authorize.Net Holdings, Inc. (formerly Lightbridge Inc.), a leading transaction processing company, before it was acquired by Cybersource Corporation in November 2007. Mr. Donahue also served as a member of Authorize.Net’s board of directors from January 2004 until November 2007. The Company’s Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee believes that Mr. Donahue’s industry knowledge together with his service on other public company boards provide deep experience to the Company and qualify him to serve as a director of the Company.

Alfred Grasso

Mr. Alfred Grasso is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Grasso is the immediate past President and Chief Executive Officer of the MITRE Corporation, a position he held from 2006 to 2017 and where he continues to serve as a Trustee and Consultant for the MITRE Corporation. Mr. Grasso’s experience includes service on the boards for a number of scientifically-driven organizations and non-profit institutions. Mr. Grasso is currently a member of the Defense Science Board and a former member of the Army Science Board. He currently serves on the George Mason University Foundation Board of Trustees and as a member of the National Academy of Science’s Government, University and Industry Research Roundtable. Mr. Grasso is a Permanent Director and Executive Committee member of the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA) International’s Board of Directors and served as Chairman from 2012 to 2014 and vice chairman from 2010 to 2012. Mr. Grasso is the former President of the Board of the National GEM Consortium, a non-profit organization that promotes the participation of under-represented groups in the science, technology, engineering and math fields. He has served as a member of the Stevens Institute Systems Engineering Research Center Advisory Board, the University of Virginia’s Department of Systems and Information Engineering Advisory Board, Howard University’s College of Engineering, Architecture and Computer Sciences Board of Visitors, and the Northern Virginia Technology Council. The Company’s Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee believes that Mr. Grasso’s experience as Chief Executive Officer of the MITRE Corporation provides deep government sector and global business experience to the Company and qualify him to serve as a director of the Company.

Joseph Hadzima

Mr. Joseph G. Hadzima, Jr., is Independent Director of NetScout Systems, Inc. Mr. Hadzima has been a Managing Director of Main Street Partners, LLC, a venture capital investing and technology commercialization company, since April 1998. Since 2000, he has also been President of IPVision, Inc., a Main Street Partners portfolio company that provides intellectual property analysis systems and services. Mr. Hadzima is also a Senior Lecturer at MIT Sloan School of Management, of counsel at a law firm, and serves as a director on two private company boards. The Company’s Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee believes that Mr. Hadzima’s experience with emerging technology companies, his prior legal experience, and his service on other boards provide the Company with valuable business perspective and insight into emerging technologies that may affect the business and strategies of the Company and qualify him to serve as a director of the Company.

Vincent Mullarkey

Mr. Vincent J. Mullarkey is Independent Director of NetScout Systems, Inc. From May 2005 to June 2007, he was a member of the Board of Directors and the Chairman of the Audit Committee of webMethods, Inc., a then publicly-held business process integration software company that was acquired by Software AG in June 2007. Mr. Mullarkey was the Senior Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer of Digital Equipment Corporation from 1994 until his retirement in September 1998. The Company’s Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee believes that Mr. Mullarkey’s board and audit committee experience in other public companies coupled with his financial experience in the technology arena provide the Company with essential business and financial expertise and qualify him to serve as a director of the Company.

Christopher Perretta

Mr. Christopher Perretta is Independent Director of NetScout Systems, Inc. Mr. Perretta has served as chief information and operations officer at MUFG Americas Holdings Corporation and its U.S. banking subsidiary, MUFG Union Bank, N.A. since April 2016. Previously, q served as Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer at State Street Corporation from September 2007 until 2016 and as a member of State Street Corporation’s Management Committee February 2013 until 2016. From December 1996 to September 2007, Mr. Perretta served in various roles at General Electric Corporation, including as Chief Information Officer for the North American Consumer Financial Services unit, Chief Technology Officer for General Electric Capital, and, from January 2003 to September 2007, as Chief Information Officer of General Electric Commercial Finance. Mr. Perretta has also served as a member of the board of directors of a privately held technology company and the Advanced Cyber Security Center.

Susan Spradley

Ms. Susan Louise Spradley is Independent Director of the Company. Ms. Spradley is a partner in the Tap Growth Group, a position she has held since August 2017, and the Chief Executive Officer of Motion Intelligence, Inc., a private company, which she joined in December 2017. From January 2013 to January 2017, she served in various roles at Viavi Solutions Inc. (formerly JDS Uniphase), most recently as Executive Vice President and General Manager of Product Line Management and Design. Prior to 2013, Ms. Spradley served as Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director of US Ignite, a White House and National Science Foundation initiative focused on applications for smart city implementation. Ms. Spradley also held senior leadership roles at Nokia Siemens Networks and Nortel Networks prior to that. Ms. Spradley currently serves on the Board of Directors of Qorvo, Inc. (Nasdaq: QRVO), a provider of innovative RF solutions, and Avaya Holdings Corp. (NYSE: AVYA), a digital communications software, services and devices company, and serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors of US Ignite. The Nominating and Corporation Governance Committee believes that Ms. Spradley’s executive experience, as well as her experience with technology companies and service on other public company boards provide valuable insights into issues that affect the Company’s business and qualify her to serve as a director of the Company.

Andrew Kramer

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

Anil Singhal

2,613,000

Jean Bua

1,370,460

Michael Szabados

1,576,940

John Downing

1,401,940

John Egan

268,000

Robert Donahue

231,000

Alfred Grasso

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Joseph Hadzima

241,000

Vincent Mullarkey

236,000

Christopher Perretta

216,000

Susan Spradley

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Andrew Kramer

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As Of  31 Mar 2018