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Rambus Inc (RMBS.OQ)

RMBS.OQ on NASDAQ Stock Exchange Global Select Market

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Eric Stang

58 2013 Independent Chairman of the Board

Luc Seraphin

55 2018 Interim President, Chief Executive Officer

Rahul Mathur

44 2016 Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President

Jae Kim

47 2014 Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary

Mike Noonen

55 2018 Senior Vice President - Global Market Development

Sanjay Saraf

2018 Director

J. Thomas Bentley

68 2013 Independent Director

Ellis Fisher

63 2015 Independent Director

Emiko Higashi

60 2017 Independent Director

Charles Kissner

70 2012 Independent Director

David Shrigley

69 2006 Independent Director

Nicole Noutsios

2015 IR Contact Officer

Biographies

Name Description

Eric Stang

Mr. Eric B. Stang is Independent Chairman of the Board of the Company. He served as a director since July 2008 and has served as Chairman of the Board since March 2013. Mr. Stang currently serves as chairman, president and chief executive officer of Ooma, Inc., a cloud-based communications and connected services company that went public in July 2015. He has held the position of Chairman since December 2014 and the positions of president, chief executive officer and director since January 2009. Prior to joining Ooma, Mr. Stang served as a director, chief executive officer and president of Reliant Technologies, Inc., a developer of medical technology solutions for aesthetic applications, from 2006 to 2008. Mr. Stang previously served as chief executive officer and president of Lexar Media, Inc., a provider of solid state memory products from 2001 to 2006 and chairman from 2004 to 2006. From September 2013 until May 2017, he served on the board of Invensense, Inc. Mr. Stang also serves on the boards of private companies. Mr. Stang holds an A.B. in Economics from Stanford University and M.B.A. from the Harvard Business School. Mr. Stang’s experience as chief executive officer of high technology companies, his prior experience in the memory products market and his years of business and leadership experience led the Board of Directors to conclude that he should serve as a director.

Luc Seraphin

Mr. Luc Seraphin is Interim President, Chief Executive Officer of the Company. Luc Seraphin has served as Senior Vice President and General Manager of Rambus’ Memory and Interface Division since November 2015. Prior to that, Mr. Seraphin served as Rambus’ Senior Vice President of Worldwide Sales and Operations, and, previously, Vice President of Enterprise Solutions Sales, since joining Rambus in October 2013. Mr. Seraphin started his career at NEC and later joined AT&T Bell Labs, which became Lucent Technologies and Agere Systems (now Avago Technologies). During his 18 years at Avago, Mr. Seraphin held several senior positions in sales, marketing and general management, culminating in his last position as executive vice president and general manager of the Wireless Business Unit. Following this, Mr. Seraphin held the position of general manager of a GPS startup company in Switzerland and most recently was vice president of Worldwide Sales and Support at Sequans Communications.

Rahul Mathur

Mr. Rahul Mathur is Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President of the Company. He Senior Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Mathur joined us in his current position in October 2016. Prior to joining us, Mr. Mathur served as senior vice president of finance at Cypress Semiconductor Corp., a provider of embedded memory, microcontroller, and analog semiconductor system solutions, from March 2015 to September 2016, where he was responsible for financial planning and investor relations. From August 2012 to March 2015, Mr. Mathur served as vice president of finance at Spansion, Inc. (later acquired by Cypress Semiconductor Corp.). Mr. Mathur served as vice president of finance at Picaboo Corporation from January 2012 to August 2012 and vice president of finance at CDNetworks Inc. from January 2011 to December 2011. Prior to January 2011, Mr. Mathur held senior finance positions at Telesis Technologies, Inc., NetSuite Inc. and KLA-Tencor Corporation. Mr. Mathur holds a Bachelor of Arts in applied mathematics from Dartmouth College and an M.B.A. from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania.

Jae Kim

Mr. Jae K. Kim is Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary of the Company. He has Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary. Mr. Kim has served as the senior vice president, general counsel and secretary since February 2013 and as our vice president, corporate legal since July 2010. In addition, in December 2016, Mr. Kim assumed responsibility for our human resources and facilities functions. Prior to his tenure at Rambus, Mr. Kim held senior legal positions at Aricent Inc., a privately-held communications technology company and Electronics for Imaging Inc., a digital printing technology company. Mr. Kim has also had significant experience in private practice with the law firm of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, P.C., where he advised high technology and emerging growth companies on mergers and acquisitions, private financings, public offerings, securities compliance, public company reporting and corporate governance. Mr. Kim began his legal career as an attorney with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission, Division of Corporation Finance, in Washington, D.C. Mr. Kim is a member of both the California State Bar and New York State Bar, and received a J.D. from the American University, Washington College of Law, and his bachelor’s degree from Boston University.

Mike Noonen

Mr. Mike Noonen is Senior Vice President - Global Market Development of the Company. During the course of his career, Mr. Noonen has held executive positions at several semiconductor and IoT companies, and in 2013 he was elected to the board of the Global Semiconductor Alliance (GSA). He has held various leadership positions at Silego Technology, Ambiq Micro, Silicon Catalyst, GLOBALFOUNDRIES, NXP, National Semiconductor and Cisco Systems.

Sanjay Saraf

Mr. Sanjay Saraf is Director of the Company. Mr. Saraf currently serves as the executive vice president and chief technology officer at YapStone, where he is responsible for product engineering, infrastructure, operations, information security, research and development, and product innovation. Prior to YapStone, he was chief technology officer at Western Union Digital and was responsible for digital transformation and leading product engineering teams. Throughout Mr. Saraf’s career, he successfully launched mobile payments applications in over 50 countries, integrated payments with over a thousand banks in over 70 countries and processed over $80 billion in principal volume in over 200 countries. Mr. Saraf holds a B.S. in Engineering from the University of Bombay and a M.S. in Engineering from the University of Wyoming. He will be serving on the Board alongside E. Thomas Fisher, Emiko Higashi, Charles Kissner, David Shrigley and Eric Stang.

J. Thomas Bentley

Mr. J. Thomas Bentley is Independent Director of the Company. has served as a director since March 2005, and served as Chairman of the Board from June 2011 to March 2013. He served as a managing director at SVB Alliant (formerly Alliant Partners), a mergers and acquisitions firm, since he co-founded the firm in 1990 until October 2005. Mr. Bentley holds a B.A. in Economics from Vanderbilt University and an M.S. in Management from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Mr. Bentley currently serves on the board of Nanometrics, Inc. Mr. Bentley is not standing for re-election to the Company’s Board of Directors.

Ellis Fisher

Mr. Ellis Thomas Fisher is Independent Director of the Company. He has served as a director since January 2015. He is currently senior vice president and chief technology officer of MapR Technologies. From June 2011 to February 2017, Mr. Fisher served as senior vice president and chief information officer (“CIO”) of Global Commercial Cloud Services at Oracle Corporation. Prior to joining Oracle, Mr. Fisher served as CIO and vice president of Cloud Computing at SuccessFactors, Inc., now SAP, from April 2009 to June 2011. Prior to joining SuccessFactors, Mr. Fisher spent seven years at Qualcomm where he served as CIO of CDMA Technologies. Before Qualcomm, he was vice president and acting chief technology officer at eBay Inc. Mr. Fisher holds a bachelor of arts degree from the University of North Carolina in Charlotte. Mr. Fisher’s experience as a technology officer of high technology companies, his experience with cloud-based products and services as well as his business and leadership experience allow him to provide strategic guidance to the Board and the Company, which led the Board of Directors to conclude that he should serve as a director.

Emiko Higashi

Ms. Emiko Higashi serves as Independent Director of the Company. She is a Higashi has served as a director since May 2017. She founded Tomon Partners, LLC, a mergers and acquisitions and strategy consulting firm, and has served as a managing director since 2003. Prior to Tomon Partners, she was a co-founder and chief executive officer of Gilo Ventures, a technology-focused venture capital firm. Other executive and management roles include various roles with investment bank Lehman Brothers, being a founding member of Wasserstein Parella including the technology head for their M&A business, and serving as a managing director of Merrill Lynch’s global technology M&A practice. Prior to her investment banking career, Ms. Higashi spent two years as a consultant at McKinsey & Co. in Tokyo, Japan. Ms. Higashi currently serves on the boards of KLA-Tencor Corporation, Zeptor, MetLife Insurance K.K., a subsidiary of MetLife, Inc. and Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Ltd. From October 2014 to May 2017, she served on the board of Invensense, Inc., a publicly traded motion sensing hardware and motion processing technology company. She previously served as a director on the boards of private companies. Ms. Higashi is also a senior advisor to several private consulting firms. She holds a B.A. from International Christian University and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School. Ms. Higashi’s experience in investment banking and finance, as a director of several publicly traded companies, and as a founder and partner of a venture capital firm, led the Board of Directors to conclude that she should serve as a director.

Charles Kissner

Mr. Charles D. Kissner is Independent Director of the Company. He Kissner has served as a director since July 2012. From April 2013 to September 2017, Mr. Kissner served as Chairman of the Board of ShoreTel Inc., a business communications systems company acquired by Mitel Networks Corporation. He joined ShoreTel as a director in April 2006. From January 2007 to February 2015, he was Chairman of Aviat Networks and from June 2010 to July 2011, Mr. Kissner was Chairman and CEO. From 2010 to 2015, he served on the board of Meru Networks, a technology leader in the enterprise wireless systems market. From 1995 to 2006, he served as Chairman and CEO of Stratex Networks, a global provider of wireless transmission solutions. Mr. Kissner previously was Vice President and General Manager of M/A-COM, Inc., a manufacturer of radio and microwave communications products, President and CEO of Aristacom International, a communications software company, Executive Vice President of Fujitsu Network Switching, Inc., and held a number of executive positions at AT&T (now Alcatel-Lucent). He has also served on a number of other public and private boards, as well as not-for-profit boards such as the NPR Foundation and Angel Flight, Inc. He currently serves as Chairman of non-profit KQED Public Media. Mr. Kissner holds a Bachelor of Science degree from California State Polytechnic University and a Master of Business Administration degree from Santa Clara University. Mr. Kissner’s experience as a director and executive of wireless technology and networking companies and his years of business and leadership experience led the Board of Directors to conclude that he should serve as a director.

David Shrigley

Mr. David Allen Shrigley is Independent Director of the Company. He has served as a director since October 2006. He was most recently the Executive Chairman of Soil and Topography Information, Inc. Mr. Shrigley was a member of the board of Wolfson Microelectronics plc, a supplier of mixed-signal chips for the digital market from November 2006 o December 2008, and was its chief executive officer from March 2007. He served as a general partner at Sevin Rosen Funds, a venture capital firm, from 1999 to 2005. Prior to that, Mr. Shrigley held the position of executive vice president, Marketing, Sales and Service at Bay Networks, a network hardware company. Mr. Shrigley served in various executive positions at Intel Corporation, including vice president and general manager of Asia Pacific sales and marketing operations based in Hong Kong, and vice president and general manager, corporate marketing. Mr. Shrigley holds a B.S. in Business Administration from Franklin University. Mr. Shrigley’s experience as a director and executive officer of high technology companies, his experience in the venture capital industry and his years of international business and leadership experience led the Board of Directors to conclude that he should serve as a director.

Nicole Noutsios

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

Eric Stang

235,017

Luc Seraphin

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Rahul Mathur

1,230,790

Jae Kim

1,251,650

Mike Noonen

--

Sanjay Saraf

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J. Thomas Bentley

225,017

Ellis Fisher

200,017

Emiko Higashi

337,221

Charles Kissner

219,392

David Shrigley

200,017

Nicole Noutsios

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As Of  31 Dec 2017