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Western Digital Corp (WDC.OQ)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Matthew Massengill

56 2015 Chairman of the Board

Michael Cordano

54 2015 President, Chief Operating Officer

Stephen Milligan

54 2015 Chief Executive Officer, Director

Mark Long

50 2016 President - WD Capital, Chief Financial Officer, Chief Strategy Officer

Jacqueline DeMaria

55 2015 Chief Human Resource Officer, Executive Vice President

Martin Fink

52 2017 Executive Vice President, Chief Technology Officer

Michael Ray

50 2015 Executive Vice President, Chief Legal Officer, Secretary

Manish Bhatia

45 2016 Executive Vice President - Silicon Operations

Srinivasan Sivaram

57 2016 Executive Vice President - Memory Technology

Len Lauer

60 2015 Lead Independent Director

Martin Cole

61 2014 Independent Director

Kathleen Cote

68 2001 Independent Director

Henry DeNero

71 2000 Independent Director

Michael Lambert

70 2002 Independent Director

Paula Price

55 2014 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Matthew Massengill

Mr. Matthew E. Massengill is a Chairman of the Board of the Company. He served as our President from January 2000 to January 2002 and our Chief Executive Officer from January 2000 to October 2005. Mr. Massengill previously also served as Chairman of our Board of Directors from November 2001 to March 2007. Prior to that, Mr. Massengill served as our Chief Operating Officer from October 1999 to January 2000 and in various executive capacities since joining the company in 1985. Mr. Massengill currently serves as a director of Microsemi Corporation. Within the last five years, he served as a director of GT Advanced Technologies, Inc.

Michael Cordano

Mr. Michael D. Cordano is President, Chief Operating Officer of the Company. He has served as our President and Chief Operating Officer since October 2015, having previously served as President of our HGST subsidiary from July 2012 to October 2015. Prior to that, Mr. Cordano served as HGST’s executive vice president, sales & marketing, and president, branded business, from April 2009 to March 2012. From February 2005 to April 2009, he served as chief executive officer and co-founder of Fabrik, Inc., which was acquired by HGST in April 2009. From 1994 to February 2005, he served in various roles of increasing responsibility at Maxtor Corporation, including as the executive vice president of worldwide sales and marketing from April 2001 to February 2005, where he formed and managed the branded products business unit.

Stephen Milligan

Mr. Stephen D. Milligan is Chief Executive Officer, Director of the Company. He has served as our Chief Executive Officer since January 2013 and served as our President from March 2012 to October 2015. Prior to that, Mr. Milligan served as HGST’s president and chief executive officer from December 2009 until our acquisition of HGST in March 2012 and its president from March 2009 to December 2009. From September 2007 to October 2009, Mr. Milligan served as HGST’s chief financial officer. From January 2004 to September 2007, he served as our Chief Financial Officer and from September 2002 to January 2004, he served as our Senior Vice President, Finance. From April 1997 to September 2002, he held various financial and accounting roles of increasing responsibility at Dell Inc. and was employed at Price Waterhouse for 12 years prior to joining Dell. Mr. Milligan currently serves as a director of Ross Stores, Inc.

Mark Long

Mr. Mark P. Long is President - WD Capital, Chief Financial Officer, Chief Strategy Officer of the Company. He has served as our President WD Capital, Chief Strategy Officer and Chief Financial Officer since November 2016, having previously served as our Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Strategy Officer from September 2016 to October 2016, our Executive Vice President, Finance and Chief Strategy Officer from July 2016 to September 2016, our Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer from August 2015 to July 2016, our Executive Vice President, Strategy & Corporate Development from February 2013 to August 2015 and in various consulting capacities for Western Digital from March 2012 to February 2013. Prior to that, Mr. Long served as HGST’s senior vice president, strategy and corporate development from July 2010 to March 2012. From August 2005 to July 2010, he served as managing director of VisionPoint Capital, where he provided merger and acquisition and corporate finance services to a range of technology companies, including Fabrik, Inc., which was acquired by HGST in April 2009. Mr. Long previously served as a senior executive with both public and private venture-backed technology companies and was an investment banker with Credit Suisse First Boston and Deutsche Bank Securities.

Jacqueline DeMaria

Ms. Jacqueline M. DeMaria is Executive Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer of the Company. She has served as our Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer since November 2015, having previously served as our Senior Vice President, Global Human Resources from November 2009 to November 2015, and as our Vice President, Human Resources from July 2005 to November 2009. Prior to that, Ms. DeMaria served as senior vice president, human resources, at Earth Tech from April 2004 to July 2005, chief people officer at Overture from January 2001 to April 2003, and vice president, human resources, at Mitsubishi Motors North America from October 1997 to December 2000. Before joining Mitsubishi, she held various senior human resources roles with Southern California Edison.

Martin Fink

Mr. Martin R. Fink is Executive Vice President, Chief Technology Officer of the Company. He previously served as our Chief Technology Officer from January 2017 to February 2017. Prior to that, Mr. Fink served as executive vice president and chief technology officer of HP Labs at Hewlett Packard Enterprise from November 2012 until his retirement in November 2016. Mr. Fink previously served as senior vice president and general manager of business critical systems at Hewlett Packard Enterprise from November 2006 to November 2012, vice president and general manager of the nonstop enterprise division and open source and Linux organization at Hewlett Packard Enterprise from November 2000 to November 2006 and in a number of business and technology leadership roles at Hewlett Packard Enterprise since joining the company in 1985. Mr. Fink currently serves as a director of Hortonworks, Inc.

Michael Ray

Mr. Michael Charles Ray is Executive Vice President, Chief Legal Officer and Secretary of the Company. He previously served as our Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary from April 2011 to November 2015, our Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary from October 2010 to April 2011, and in a number of positions in our legal department, ranging from Senior Counsel to Vice President, Legal Services, from September 2000 to October 2010. Prior to that, Mr. Ray served as corporate counsel for Wynn’s International, Inc. from September 1998 to September 2000. Mr. Ray previously served as a judicial clerk to the U.S. District Court, Central District of California, and practiced law at O’Melveny & Myers LLP.

Manish Bhatia

Mr. Manish H. Bhatia is Executive Vice President - Silicon Operations of the Company, since May 2016. Prior to that, Mr. Bhatia served as SanDisk’s executive vice president, worldwide operations, from April 2016 until our acquisition of SanDisk in May 2016, senior vice president, worldwide operations, from March 2012 to April 2016, vice president, worldwide operations, from March 2010 to March 2012, vice president of the strategic program office from March 2009 to March 2010, senior director of the strategic program office from March 2008 to March 2009, senior director of silicon procurement from January 2007 to January 2008, and director of silicon procurement from January 2006 to January 2007. Mr. Bhatia previously served as director of operations for Matrix Semiconductor, Inc. from August 2000 until it was acquired by SanDisk in January 2006. Prior to Matrix Semiconductor, he held positions at McKinsey & Company and Saint Gobain Corporation.

Srinivasan Sivaram

Dr. Srinivasan Sivaram is Executive Vice President - Memory Technology of the Company, since May 2016. Prior to that, Dr. Sivaram served as SanDisk’s executive vice president, memory technology, from February 2015 until our acquisition of SanDisk in May 2016, senior vice president, memory technology, from June 2013 to February 2015 and vice president, technology, from January 2005 to March 2007. Dr. Sivaram previously served as chief operating officer for Matrix Semiconductor, Inc. from November 1999 until it was acquired by SanDisk in January 2006. From July 1986 to October 1999, Dr. Sivaram held various engineering and management positions at Intel Corporation. Dr. Sivaram also served as chief executive officer of Twin Creeks Technologies, Inc. from January 2008 to December 2012.

Len Lauer

Mr. Len J. Lauer is Lead Independent Director of the Company. He is the chairman and chief executive officer of Memjet, a color printing technology company. Prior to joining Memjet in January 2010, Mr. Lauer was executive vice president and chief operating officer of Qualcomm, Inc., a developer and manufacturer of digital telecommunications products and services, from August 2008 to December 2009, and he was executive vice president and group president from December 2006 to July 2008. From August 2005 to December 2006, he was chief operating officer of Sprint Nextel Corp., a global communications company, and he was president and chief operating officer of Sprint Corp. from September 2003 until the Sprint-Nextel merger in August 2005. Prior to that, he was president-Sprint PCS from October 2002 to October 2004, and was president-long distance (formerly the global markets group) from September 2000 to October 2002. Mr. Lauer also served in several executive positions at Bell Atlantic Corp. from 1992 to 1998 and spent the first 13 years of his business career at IBM in various sales and marketing positions.

Martin Cole

Mr. Martin I. Cole is an Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Cole served as the chief executive of the technology group of Accenture plc, a leading global management consulting and professional services company, with responsibility for the full range of Accenture’s technology consulting and outsourcing solutions and delivery capabilities, including its global delivery network, from March 2012 until he retired in August 2014. Prior to that, Mr. Cole served as the chief executive of Accenture’s communications, media and technology operating group from September 2006 to March 2012, the chief executive of its government operating group from September 2004 to August 2006, the managing partner of its outsourcing and infrastructure delivery group from September 2002 to August 2004 and in a variety of capacities at Accenture since 1980. Mr. Cole currently serves as a director of The Western Union Company and Cloudera, Inc.

Kathleen Cote

Ms. Kathleen A. Cote is an Independent Director of Western Digital Corporation. She was the chief executive officer of Worldport Communications, Inc., a European provider of Internet managed services, from May 2001 to June 2003. Prior to that, Ms. Cote served as president of Seagrass Partners, a provider of expertise in business planning and strategic development for early stage companies, from September 1998 to May 2001. From November 1996 to January 1998, she served as president and chief executive officer of Computervision Corporation, an international supplier of product development and data management software. Ms. Cote currently serves as a director of VeriSign, Inc. Within the last five years, she served as a director of GT Advanced Technologies, Inc.

Henry DeNero

Mr. Henry T. DeNero is an Independent Director of Western Digital Corporation. He was chairman and chief executive officer of Homespace, Inc., a provider of Internet real estate and home services, from January 1999 until substantially all of its assets were acquired by LendingTree, Inc. in August 2000. • Prior to that, Mr. DeNero was executive vice president for First Data Corporation, a provider of information and transaction processing services, from July 1995 to January 1999. Prior to 1995, he was vice chairman and chief financial officer of Dayton Hudson Corporation, a general merchandise retailer, and was previously a senior partner of McKinsey & Company, a management consulting firm. • Within the last five years, Mr. DeNero has served as a director of DataDirect Networks, Inc. and THQ, Inc.

Michael Lambert

Mr. Michael D. Lambert is an Independent Director of Western Digital Corporation. He served as senior vice president for the enterprise systems group of Dell Inc., a computer system company, from 1996 until he retired in May 2002. During that period, he also participated as a member of a six-man operating committee at Dell, which reported to the office of the chairman. Prior to that, Mr. Lambert served as vice president, sales and marketing, for Compaq Computer Corporation, a global information technology company, from 1993 to 1996. He also ran the large computer products division at NCR/AT&T Corporation as vice president and general manager. Mr. Lambert began his career with NCR Corporation, where he served for 16 years in product management, sales and software engineering capacities.

Paula Price

Ms. Paula A. Price is an Independent Director of Western Digital Corporation. She has served as a senior lecturer for Harvard Business School in the Accounting and Management Unit since July 2014. Prior to that, Ms. Price was executive vice president and chief financial officer at Ahold USA, a retailer that operates more than 700 supermarkets and an online grocery delivery service, where she was responsible for finance and accounting, strategic planning, real estate and information technology, from May 2009 to January 2014. From July 2006 to August 2008, she was the senior vice president, controller and chief accounting officer at CVS Caremark and from August 2002 to September 2005, she was the senior vice president and chief financial officer for the institutional trust services division of JPMorgan Chase. Prior to that, she held several other senior management positions in the U.S. and the U.K. in the financial services and consumer products industries at Prudential Insurance Co. of America, Diageo and Kraft Foods. Ms. Price is a certified public accountant. Ms. Price currently serves as a director of Dollar General Corporation and Accenture plc.

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

Matthew Massengill

449,990

Michael Cordano

9,517,310

Stephen Milligan

17,907,600

Mark Long

8,101,610

Jacqueline DeMaria

--

Martin Fink

4,020,920

Michael Ray

4,582,980

Manish Bhatia

--

Srinivasan Sivaram

--

Len Lauer

364,963

Martin Cole

324,977

Kathleen Cote

322,477

Henry DeNero

339,977

Michael Lambert

334,977

Paula Price

314,977
As Of  30 Jun 2017