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Telenav Inc (TNAV.OQ)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

H. Jin

53 2001 Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer

Salman Dhanani

44 2014 Co-President - Automotive Business Unit

Hassan Wahla

45 2014 Co-President and Co-General Manager, Automotive Business Unit

Michael Strambi

55 2012 Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer

Evan Berg

2013 Vice President - Corporate Development and Strategy

Lily Toy

37 2017 General Counsel, Secretary

Samuel Chen

66 2002 Independent Director

Wesley Cummins

38 2016 Independent Director

Karen Francis

55 2016 Lead Independent Director

Douglas Miller

60 2016 Independent Director

Randy Ortiz

58 2017 Independent Director

Ken Xie

54 2012 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

H. Jin

Dr. H.P. Jin is Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer of TeleNav, Inc. Dr. HP Jin is a cofounder of our company and has served as our president and a member of our board of directors since October 1999. Dr. Jin has also served as our chief executive officer and chairman of our board of directors from October 1999 to May 2001 and since December 2001. Prior to Telenav, Dr. Jin served as a senior strategy consultant at the McKenna Group, a strategy consulting firm. Prior to that time, Dr. Jin was a business strategy and management consultant at McKinsey & Company, a management consulting firm. Dr. Jin was also previously a technical director at Loral Integrated Navigation Communication Satellite Systems, or LINCSS, a division of Loral Space & Communications, Inc., a GPS service and engineering company. Dr. Jin holds a B.S. and M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Harbin Institute of Technology in China and a Ph.D. in Guidance, Navigation and Control, with a Ph.D. minor in Electrical Engineering, from Stanford University.

Salman Dhanani

Mr. Salman Dhanani is Co-President - Automotive Business Unit of TeleNav, Inc. Salman Dhanani is a co-founder of our company and has served as our co-president and co-general manager, automotive business unit since January 2014. From January 2013 to January 2014, Mr. Dhanani served as our co-general manager of our automotive business and vice president of strategic partnerships. Mr. Dhanani served as our vice president, growth strategy and partnerships from July 2012 to January 2013, as our vice president, products from August 2010 to July 2012 and as our vice president, products and marketing from August 2009 to August 2010. Mr. Dhanani served as our executive director of marketing from March 2009 to July 2009 and as our senior director of marketing from November 1999 to February 2009. From January 1999 to November 1999, Mr. Dhanani served as a consultant at the McKenna Group, a strategy consulting firm. From July 1996 to December 1998, Mr. Dhanani served as an application engineer at Schlumberger Ltd., a technology consulting services company. Mr. Dhanani holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Washington.

Hassan Wahla

Mr. Hassan Wahla is Co-President and Co-General Manager, Automotive Business Unit of TeleNav, Inc., Hassan Wahla has served as our co-president and co-general manager, automotive business unit since January 2014. From January 2013 to January 2014, Mr. Wahla served as our co-general manager of our auto business and vice president of business development. Mr. Wahla served as our vice president, business development and carrier sales from August 2009 to January 2013 and served as our executive director of business development from May 2005 to August 2009. From April 2003 to May 2005, Mr. Wahla served as a senior product manager at Nextel Communications, a publicly traded wireless communications company that merged with Sprint. From February 2002 to April 2003, Mr. Wahla served as vice president of business development of Wireless Multimedia Solutions, a wireless software platform company. From September 1999 to February 2002, Mr. Wahla served as director of business development at MicroStrategy, Inc., a publicly traded business intelligence software company. Prior to that time, Mr. Wahla served as a senior consultant at Maritime Power, a maritime equipment company. Mr. Wahla holds a B.S. in Industrial Engineering from Virginia Tech, an M.S. in Management from Stevens Institute of Technology and a Masters of International Affairs from Columbia University.

Michael Strambi

Mr. Michael Strambi is Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of TeleNav, Inc. Michael Strambi has served as our chief financial officer and treasurer since June 2012. From November 2009 to June 2012, Mr. Strambi served as our vice president of finance. From December 2008 to August 2009, Mr. Strambi served as vice president and chief accounting officer of Silver Spring Networks, Inc., a provider of smart grid services. From February 2008 to December 2008, Mr. Strambi served as chief financial officer of Metacafe, Inc., a provider of online video services. From February 2006 to February 2008, Mr. Strambi served as vice president of finance of MobiTV, Inc., a provider of mobile media solutions. From 2002 to 2006, Mr. Strambi served in various positions, the most recent of which was vice president, controller and treasurer, with Macromedia, Inc., a provider of web publishing products and solutions that was acquired by Adobe Systems Incorporated. Mr. Strambi holds a B.S. in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting from California State University, Sacramento and an M.B.A. in Finance from the University of Southern California.

Evan Berg

Mr. Evan Berg was Vice President - Corporate Development and Strategy of Telenav Inc. He leads Telenav's investigation and execution of strategic investments and acquisitions and is also responsible for licensing technology and content used in products and services. He was previously Telenav’s Senior Director of Business Development and has over 13 years of experience in technology companies. Prior to joining Telenav, he held senior Business Development and Corporate Development positions at several public and private, venture-backed companies, including Avid, Visible Measures, Brightcove, Macromedia and Allaire. He began his career as a corporate attorney at Edwards Wildman Palmer in Boston. He holds an MBA and J.D. from Boston University and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Rochester.

Lily Toy

Ms. Lily is General Counsel, Secretary of the company. Lily Toy has served as our general counsel and secretary since August 2017. Prior to that time, Ms. Toy served as our acting general counsel and secretary from January 2017 to July 2017, assistant general counsel from September 2016 to January 2017 and senior counsel from December 2010 to September 2016. Ms. Toy was previously an associate at K&L Gates LLP, Fenwick & West LLP and Shearman & Sterling LLP. Ms. Toy holds a J.D. from Cornell Law School and a B.A. in Economics and Legal Studies from the University of California at Berkeley.

Samuel Chen

Mr. Samuel Chen is an Independent Director of TeleNav, Inc., Samuel Chen has served as a member of our board of directors since January 2002. Mr. Chen has served as chairman of the board of directors of Rayson Technology Co., Ltd., a privately held wireless communications company, for the last 23 years. Since 1994, Mr. Chen has also served as chairman of the board of directors of Sonix Technology Co., Ltd., an integrated circuit development company publicly traded on Taiwan Stock Exchange. Since 2000, Mr. Chen has also served as chairman of the board of directors of GlobalSat Technology Corp., an electronic communications company publicly traded on the Taiwan Stock Exchange. Mr. Chen holds a B.S. in Chemistry from National Tsing Hua University in Taiwan. For the following reasons, the nominating and governance committee concluded that Mr. Chen should serve as our director. Mr. Chen brings with him considerable business experience as the current chairman of the board of directors of Sonix Technology Co. Ltd., GlobalSat Technology Co., Ltd., and Rayson Technology Co. Ltd. Mr. Chen also serves on the board of directors of various other privately held companies. With his experience, Mr. Chen has a substantial amount of knowledge of the complex issues facing global companies and an understanding of what makes businesses work effectively and efficiently. Mr. Chen’s experience as a board member of public and private companies gives him insight and perspective into how other boards function and enables him to be an effective board member. These skills and experience are extremely valuable to our board of directors.

Wesley Cummins

Mr. Wesley (Wes) is the Independent Director of the Company. Wes Cummins has served as a member of our board of directors since August 2016. Mr. Cummins joined Nokomis Capital, L.L.C., an investment advisory firm, in October 2012 as an analyst. From March 2011 to September 2012, Mr. Cummins was an analyst for Harvey Partners, a hedge fund. From February 2002 to March 2011, Mr. Cummins held multiple positions including senior research analyst covering technology hardware companies, director of research, head of capital markets and, finally, president of B. Riley & Co., an investment banking firm. Mr. Cummins has extensive experience in the investment research process, public and private capital raising, mergers and acquisitions, corporate restructuring and shareholder activism. From 2000 to 2002, Mr. Cummins was an associate analyst at Needham & Company, an investment banking firm. Since 2007, Mr. Cummins has served as a member of the board of directors of Applied Science Products, Inc., formerly known as Flight Safety Technologies, Inc., a publicly traded company engaged in developing technologies for aviation safety and efficiency. Mr. Cummins holds a B.S.B.A. from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri. Mr. Cummins' expertise in investment research and analysis will bring valuable experience and perspective to our board of directors. Mr. Cummins joined our board of directors in connection with our agreement with Nokomis Capital, L.L.C. and its affiliates, as further described under "—Agreement with Stockholders"

Karen Francis

Ms. Karen C. Francis serves as Lead Independent Director of the Company. Karen Francis has served as a member of our board of directors since December 2016. Ms. Francis has served as a director of AutoNation, Inc., the largest automotive retailer in the U.S., since February 2016. Ms. Francis previously served as a director of The Hanover Insurance Group, Inc. from May 2014 to May 2017. Ms. Francis also serves as an independent director and strategic advisor to privately held technology companies. Ms. Francis served as CEO of AcademixDirect, Inc., an education technology company, from 2009 to 2014 and as Executive Chairman from 2009 to 2017. From 2004 to 2007, Ms. Francis was Chairman and CEO of Publicis & Hal Riney, based in San Francisco and part of the Publicis global advertising and marketing network. From 2001 to 2002, she served as Vice President of Ford Motor Company, where she was responsible for strategic technology investments including in-vehicle telematics, customer relationship management across all divisions, global vehicle export operations, and Ford Direct, the company’s online sales initiative structured as a joint venture with Ford dealers. From 1996 to 2000, Ms. Francis held several positions with General Motors, including serving as General Manager of the Oldsmobile division overseeing sales, marketing, strategy and product development, as well as Regional Manager of Chevrolet’s Rocky Mountain Region responsible for all dealer operations in eleven states. Ms. Francis holds an M.B.A. from the Harvard Business School and a B.A. in Economics from Dartmouth College. Ms. Francis' experience as a board member and chief executive, as well as her experience in the automotive industry, brings valuable insight and perspective to our board.

Douglas Miller

Mr. Douglas S. Miller is a Director of TeleNav, Inc. Douglas Miller has served as a member of our board of directors since July 2015. Mr. Miller served as a member of the board of directors and chairman of the audit committee of CareDx, a publicly traded diagnostics company, from July 2016 to May 2017. Mr. Miller served as a member of the board of directors and as chairman of the audit committee of Procera Networks, a publicly traded policy enforcement solutions company, from May 2013 to June 2015. Previously, Mr. Miller served as our chief financial officer from May 2006 to June 2012. From July 2005 to May 2006, Mr. Miller served as vice president and chief financial officer of Longboard, Inc., a privately held provider of telecommunications software. From October 1998 to July 2005, Mr. Miller held various management positions at Synplicity, Inc., a publicly traded electronic design automation company acquired by Synopsys, Inc., including senior vice president of finance and chief financial officer. Prior to that time, Mr. Miller also served as chief financial officer of 3DLabs, Inc., a publicly held graphics semiconductor company, and as a partner at Ernst & Young LLP, a professional services organization. Mr. Miller is a certified public accountant (inactive). He holds a B.S.C. in Accounting from Santa Clara University. Our nominating and governance committee believes that Mr. Miller's experience as a chief financial officer and board member of public companies gives him insight and perspective into how other boards function and enables him to be an effective board member. As our former chief financial officer, Mr. Miller has a unique understanding of our operations. These skills and experience are extremely valuable to our board of directors.

Randy Ortiz

Mr. Randy L. Ortiz is Independent Director of the company. He is a recognized auto industry veteran with more than 30 years of experience. Most recently, Mr. Ortiz served as President and Chief Executive Officer of the LoJack Corporation (NASDAQ: LOJN) from November 2011 until March 2016. Mr. Ortiz also served as the Chief Executive Officer of Carmoza LLC, an auto transport services company, from November 2010 to October 2011, and as a director of Carmoza LLC from April 2010 to October 2011. From 2002 until his retirement in 2010, Mr. Ortiz held a variety of senior executive positions at Ford Motor Company. He served as Executive Director and General Manager of Ford’s Worldwide Export Operations from 2002 to 2005, General Manager of Sales for Ford’s Customer Service Division in 2006, and General Manager at Ford and Lincoln-Mercury Sales Operations from 2007 until March 2010, and various other management positions from 1982 through 2002.

Ken Xie

Mr. Ken Xie is an Independent Director of TeleNav, Inc. Ken Xie has served as a member of our board of directors since July 2012. Since October 2000, Mr. Xie has served as the president and chief executive officer of Fortinet, Inc., a publicly traded network security solutions company, which he co-founded. Prior to co-founding Fortinet, Mr. Xie was the founder, president and chief executive officer of NetScreen Technologies, Inc., a publicly traded provider of network security products, which was acquired by Juniper Networks, Inc., an IP network solutions company, in April 2004. Additionally, Mr. Xie was managing partner of Jedi Venture, a venture capital investment fund, founder, president, and chief executive officer of Stanford Infosystems International, Inc., and security architect for Healtheon Corporation, a health information services company, and Philips Semiconductors, a computer equipment manufacturer. Mr. 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. Our nominating and governance committee believes that Mr. Xie provides value as our director due to his experience as a chief executive officer of two public companies and because he brings considerable experience to our board of directors.

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

H. Jin

747,314

Salman Dhanani

1,047,340

Hassan Wahla

1,049,190

Michael Strambi

1,052,990

Evan Berg

--

Lily Toy

--

Samuel Chen

--

Wesley Cummins

--

Karen Francis

--

Douglas Miller

619,381

Randy Ortiz

--

Ken Xie

--
As Of  30 Jun 2014