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Xperi Corp (XPER.OQ)

XPER.OQ on NASDAQ Stock Exchange Global Select Market

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Richard Hill

65 2013 Chairman of the Board

Jon Kirchner

49 2017 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Robert Andersen

54 2014 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President

Craig Mitchell

43 2015 President - Invensas Corporation

Kris Graves

41 2016 Chief Human Resource Officer

Steven Teig

49 2015 Chief Technology Officer

Peter Deventer

Chief Marketing Officer

Paul Davis

39 2016 General Counsel and Corporate Secretary

John Pernin

Head - Corporate Development

Geir Skaaden

50 2016 Chief Products and Services Officer

Chuck White

2016 Head - Engineering and Product Development

Tudor Brown

58 2013 Independent Director

John Chenault

69 2013 Independent Director

David Habiger

48 2016 Independent Director

George Riedel

59 2013 Independent Director

Christopher Seams

54 2013 Independent Director

Geri Weinfeld

2017 Senior Director, Investor Relations

Biographies

Name Description

Richard Hill

Mr. Richard S. Hill is the Chairman of the Board of the Company. He has served as a member of the Board since August 2012 and as Chairman of the Board since March 2013. Mr. Hill also served as the Company’s Interim Chief Executive Officer from April 15, 2013 until May 29, 2013. Mr. Hill previously served as the Chief Executive Officer and member of the board of directors of Novellus Systems Inc., until its acquisition by Lam Research Corporation in June 2012. During his nearly 20 years leading Novellus Systems, a designer, manufacturer, and marketer of semiconductor equipment used in fabricating integrated circuits, Mr. Hill grew annual revenues from approximately $100 million to over $1 billion. Presently, Mr. Hill is Chairman of Marvell Technology Group Ltd. (“Marvell”), a producer of storage, communications and consumer semiconductor products, and a member of its board of directors. Mr. Hill served as Interim Chief Executive Officer of Marvell from May 2016 until July 2016. Mr. Hill is also a member of the boards of directors of Autodesk, Inc., a multinational software corporation that makes software for the architecture, engineering, construction, manufacturing, media, and entertainment industries, Arrow Electronics, Inc., a global provider of products and services to industrial and commercial users of electronic components and enterprise computing, Cabot Microelectronics Corporation, the leading global supplier of chemical mechanical planarization (CMP) slurries and a growing CMP pad supplier to the semiconductor industry, and Yahoo Inc., a technology company providing search engine and related services. Mr. Hill previously served on the board of directors of LSI Corporation and Planar Systems, Inc. Mr. Hill received a B.S. in Bioengineering from the University of Illinois in Chicago and an M.B.A. from Syracuse University.

Jon Kirchner

Mr. Jon E. Kirchner has been appointed as President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of the Company., effective June 1, 2017. He currently serves as President of the Company. He served as DTS’s Chairman of the board of directors and Chief Executive Officer from 2010 to December 2016 and had been a member of DTS’s board of directors from 2002 to December 2016. From 2001 to 2010, he served as DTS’s Chief Executive Officer. Prior to his tenure as Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Kirchner served at DTS from 1993 to 2001 in a number of senior leadership roles including President, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer. Prior to joining DTS, Mr. Kirchner worked for the consulting and audit groups at Price Waterhouse LLP (now PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP), an international accounting firm. In 2012, Mr. Kirchner received the Ernst & Young Technology Entrepreneur of the Year Award for Greater Los Angeles. In 2011, Mr. Kirchner was honored by the Producers Guild of America, receiving the “Digital 25: Leaders in Emerging Entertainment” award for being among the visionaries that have made significant contributions to the advancement of digital entertainment and storytelling. Mr. Kirchner currently serves on the board of directors of Free Stream Media Corporation (Samba TV), a leader in developing cross platform TV experiences for consumers and advertisers. Mr. Kirchner is a Certified Public Accountant and received a B.A. in Economics, cum laude, from Claremont McKenna College.

Robert Andersen

Mr. Robert J. Andersen is the executive vice president and chief financial officer of the Company. He became executive vice president and chief financial officer of Xperi Corporation in January 2014. Prior to joining Xperi Corporation, he served as executive vice president and CFO of G2 Holdings Corp. d/b/a Components Direct, which was acquired by Avnet, Inc. Robert previously served as CFO at Phoenix Technologies Ltd., which was acquired by an affiliate of Marlin Equity Partners. Prior to his time at Phoenix Technologies, he held senior financial roles at Wind River Systems, Inc. and NextOffice, Inc. His finance career began at Hewlett-Packard Company, where he served in various controller, treasury and technology finance management roles. Robert currently serves on the board of directors of publicly traded Quantum Corporation. Robert holds a B.A. in economics from the University of California, Davis, and an M.B.A. from the Anderson School of Management at the University of California, Los Angeles.

Craig Mitchell

Mr. Craig Mitchell is President - Invensas Corporation, subsidiary of Xperi Corporation. His responsibilities include the development, acquisition, and monetization of intellectual property in areas such as semiconductor circuitry, semiconductor processing, 2D and 3D packaging, memory technologies and other related technologies that enable mobile, server and consumer electronic devices. Craig, who was most recently senior vice president of business development, joined Tessera in May 1992, and he has served in a variety of senior roles in technology development, marketing, and licensing. He holds a B.S. in electrical engineering from Manhattan College in New York. Craig is a graduate of Stanford’s Executive Program for Growing Companies and Harvard Business School’s Advanced Management Program. He is also a named inventor on more than 60 U.S. patents.

Kris Graves

Ms. Kris M. Graves is the Chief Human Resource Officer of the company. Between April 2013 and December 2016 she served as the executive vice president, Human Resources at DTS having previously held the position of senior vice president, human resources. Prior to joining DTS, Kris served as the senior vice president of human resources and administration at THQ Inc., a developer and publisher of interactive software, from 2009 to 2012 where she was responsible for developing human capital strategies and programs. From 2003 to 2009, she held a variety of progressive human resources leadership positions at THQ. Prior to joining THQ, Kris served in a human resources management role for PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP from 2001 to 2003. She also served as a senior consultant at Ernst & Young LLP from 1997 to 2000, and advised clients on human resources strategies and systems. Kris holds a bachelor’s degree from Loyola Marymount University.

Steven Teig

Mr. Steven L. Teig is the Chief Technology Officer of the Company. He is a technologist and entrepreneur, he has been CTO of three EDA software companies, two biotech companies, and a semiconductor company; of these, two went public during his tenure, two were acquired, and one is a Fortune 500 company. Before joining Tessera in 2015, Steve founded and was CTO of Tabula, Inc. Prior to Tabula, he was co-CTO at Cadence Design Systems, Inc., which he joined through its acquisition of Simplex Solutions, Inc., where he was also CTO. Before Simplex, he was CTO of CombiChem, where his Discovery Engine™ technology led to pharmaceutical leads in 11 different therapeutic areas. Prior to that, he founded and was CTO at BioCAD Corp. Steve received a World Technology Award and an Edison Award in 2011, and he is an inventor on 293 US patents across multiple disciplines. He holds a BSE in EECS from Princeton University.

Peter Deventer

Mr. Peter Van Deventer is the Chief Marketing Officer of the company. Previously, he was the co-founder and managing partner of Integrity Global Management, a management consulting firm that provided strategic, operational and marketing consulting to a variety of companies and corporations. Pete is an established veteran of global market development, with over 28 years of international business experience. Pete has broad P&L and operational leadership capabilities, having expansive experience in greater than 40 different countries. His experiences range from venture-backed CEO to Fortune 100 sales, marketing and operations executive. Prior to Integrity Global, Pete was SynapSense Corporation president & chief executive officer. He provided fiscal, strategic and operational leadership in creating SynapSense, a company widely recognized as the pioneer and industry leader in both wireless instrumentation and energy efficiency for the data center market. Prior to SynapSense, Pete spent a decade at Intel Corporation in a variety of sales, marketing and operational roles, including serving on the global sales and marketing, Flash Memories, and Mobile Products Group executive staffs. He was the director of worldwide sales and marketing for the global ramp of Centrino™ mobile technology and was involved in greater than 100 different technology ramps. Prior to Intel, Pete founded and built three companies. Pete is the previous chairman of the board of directors of the Sacramento Area Regional Technology Alliance (SARTA), and he is the immediate past board chairman of Easter Seals Superior (Northern) California. Pete also sits on the boards of the Northern California World Trade Center, the Engineering Translational Technology Center at University of California Davis and is an advisory board member of McRock Venture Capital. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Colgate University and holds an International MBA from Thunderbird, the American Graduate School of International Management.

Paul Davis

Mr. Paul E. Davis is the General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of the Company. He previously served as senior vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary of Tessera Technologies, Inc. Before coming to the company, he was an attorney at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, where his practice focused on mergers and acquisitions, corporate securities matters and corporate governance. Paul holds a Juris Doctor from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law and B.A. degrees in history and political science from the University of California, San Diego. While at Hastings, he was magna cum laude, order of the coif and a managing editor on the Hastings Law Journal.

John Pernin

Mr. John Pernin is the Head - Corporate Development of the company. Previously John was senior vice president of corporate development at DTS, Inc. While at DTS, he was responsible for successfully closing more than ten M&A transactions, as well as numerous strategic business development, patent acquisition and licensing transactions. Prior to joining DTS in 2006, John also held senior corporate development, investment banking and investment management positions with Cadiz Inc., First Union Securities, Inc.’s Investment Banking division and Dimensional Fund Advisors. In his spare time, John enjoys playing golf, tennis and spending countless hours on the sidelines with his wife watching his two children play competitive baseball and soccer. John holds an M.B.A from the University of Chicago, Booth School of Business and a B.A. in Business Economics from the University of California, Santa Barbara.

Geir Skaaden

Mr. Geir Skaaden is the Chief Products and Services Officer of the Company. He leads global sales, business development and product management for our portfolio of imaging and audio solutions. At DTS he was promoted to executive vice president, products, platforms and solutions in 2015, having previously served as senior vice president, corporate business development, digital content and media solutions. Prior to that, Geir served as senior vice president, products & platforms from April 2012 to December 2013. From 2008 to 2012, he served in a number of positions where he oversaw strategic sales, licensing operations, and business development. Prior to joining DTS in 2008, Geir served as the chief executive officer at Neural Audio Corporation from 2004 to 2008, where he previously served as vice president, corporate development from 2002 to 2004. Geir holds a B.A. in Finance from the University of Oregon, a business degree from the Norwegian School of Management and an M.B.A. from the University of Washington.

Chuck White

Mr. Chuck White is the Head - Engineering and Product Development of the company. He most recently was senior vice president of corporate development at Tessera Technologies, Inc., responsible for mergers and acquisitions. Prior to that he served as vice president and mems|cam launch product core team lead in Tessera’s DigitalOptics subsidiary. He served as vice president of corporate development, vice president of strategic relationships and senior director of engineering since joining the company in 2004. Before Tessera, Chuck held senior management and engineering positions at Mentor Graphics, Innoveda, Viewlogic Systems, Vitesse Electronics Corporation and Amdahl. He also co-founded two electronic design automation companies, Transcendent and Quad Design Technology, growing them as an operating executive and chief financial officer. Chuck holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Illinois and a M.S. in Engineering Management from Stanford University.

Tudor Brown

Mr. Tudor Brown is an Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Brown has served on the Board since May 2013. Mr. Brown was one of the founding members and, until May 2012, President, of ARM, a publicly-traded, semiconductor IP and software design company based in Cambridge, UK. Mr. Brown began his career at ARM over twenty years ago as a principal engineer and later assumed other roles, including Chief Technical Officer from 1997 through 2000, Chief Operating Officer from 2001 through 2008, and a member of the board of directors from 2001 through his retirement in May 2012. Mr. Brown became President of ARM in July 2008 with responsibility for developing high-level relationships with industry partners and governmental agencies and for regional development, and served as a director on ARM’s board of directors. Mr. Brown was also a non-executive director of ANT Software Limited, a UK company, from April 2005 until February 2013. He became an independent director of Lenovo Group, listed on HKSE, in January 2013 and Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation in August 2013 and was a member of the advisory board of Annapurna Labs up until January 2015. Mr. Brown received an M.A. degree in Electrical Sciences from Cambridge University, and holds one patent in low-power logic. He is a Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology and a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering.

John Chenault

Mr. John Chenault is an Independent Director of the Company. He has served on the Board since March 2013. Mr. Chenault served as Chief Financial Officer of Novellus Systems, a semiconductor company, from April 2005 to September 2005, at which point he retired. Prior to that, he served as Vice President of Corporate Development from February 2005 to April 2005, Vice President of Operation and Administration from September 2003 to February 2005, Executive Vice President of Worldwide Sales and Service from February 2002 to September 2003 and Executive Vice President of Business Operations from July 1997 to January 2002. Mr. Chenault has served on the board of directors of Ichor Holdings, Ltd. since October 2015. Mr. Chenault also served on the board of directors of Ultra Clean Technology from June 2009 to July 2015. Mr. Chenault received a Bachelor of Business degree in Economics and an M.B.A. from Western Illinois University.

David Habiger

Mr. David C. Habiger is no longer an Independent Director of the Company., effective December 31, 2017. He joined the Board of Directors in December 2016. Mr. Habiger served as a director of DTS from March 2014 until its acquisition by the Company in December 2016. Mr. Habiger has been a Senior Advisor at Silver Lake Partners since December 2012 and a Venture Partner with the Pritzker Group since January 2013. Mr. Habiger served as the interim CEO at Textura Corporation, a software company focused on construction management, from May 2015 until its sale to Oracle in June 2016. From May 2011 to August 2012, he served as the Chief Executive Officer of NDS Group Ltd., a provider of video software and content security solutions. Mr. Habiger worked with the founding members of Sonic Solutions (“Sonic”), a computer software company, from 1992 to 2011 and served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Sonic from 2005 to 2011. He serves as a director for Control4 Corporation, Echo Global Logistics, Inc., Enova International, Inc., Immersion Corporation, GrubHub Inc. and Stamps.com Inc., and previously served as director for RealD Inc. and Textura Corporation. He is a member of the National Association of Corporate Directors and is on the Advisory Board of the University of Chicago Center for Entrepreneurship. Mr. Habiger received a bachelor’s degree in business administration from St. Norbert College and an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago.

George Riedel

Mr. George Andrew Riedel is an Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Riedel was most recently the Chairman and CEO of Cloudmark, Inc., a private SF based network security company. Mr. Riedel stepped down in January 2017. Mr. Riedel joined the board at Cloudmark in June 2013, became Chairman in January 2014 and CEO in December 2014. Mr. Riedel is currently the Chairman of the Board of Montreal-based Accedian Networks, where he has served as a director since 2010. Mr. Riedel also served on the board of directors of PeerApp from 2011 until 2014 and on the board of directors of Blade Network Technologies from 2009 until its sale to IBM in 2010. In March 2006, Mr. Riedel joined Nortel Networks Corporation, a publicly-traded, multinational, telecommunications equipment manufacturer (“Nortel”), as part of the turnaround team as the Chief Strategy Officer. His role changed after Nortel initiated creditor protection under the respective restructuring regimes of Canada under the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act, in the U.S. under the Bankruptcy Code, the United Kingdom under the Insolvency Act 1986, on January 14, 2009, and subsequently, Israel, to lead the sale/restructuring of various carrier and enterprise business units through a series of transactions to leading industry players such as Ericsson, Avaya and Ciena.The 2011 patent sale led to an unprecedented transaction of $4.5 billion to a consortium of Apple, Ericsson, RIM, Microsoft and EMC. Prior to Nortel, Mr. Riedel was the Vice President of Strategy and Corporate Development of Juniper Networks, Inc., a publicly-traded designer, developer and manufacturer of networking products, from 2003 until 2006. Mr. Riedel earned a B.S. with Distinction in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Virginia and his M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.

Christopher Seams

Mr. Christopher A. Seams is an Independent Director of the Company. has served on the Board since March 2013. Mr. Seams served as the Chief Executive Officer and a director of Deca Technologies Inc., a subsidiary of Cypress Semiconductor Corporation, a global semiconductor company, from May 2013 until August 2016. Mr. Seams previously was an Executive Vice President of Sales & Marketing at Cypress Semiconductor Corporation, from July 2005 until June 2013. He previously served as an Executive Vice President of Worldwide Manufacturing & Research and Development of Cypress Semiconductor Corporation. Mr. Seams joined Cypress in 1990 and held a variety of positions in process and assembly technology research and development and manufacturing operations. Prior to joining Cypress in 1990, he worked as a process development Engineer or Manager for Advanced Micro Devices and Philips Research Laboratories. Mr. Seams currently serves on the board of directors of Nanometrics Inc. Mr. Seams is a senior member of IEEE, served on the Engineering Advisory Council for Texas A&M University and was a board member of Joint Venture Silicon Valley. Mr. Seams received a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Texas A&M University and a M.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin.

Geri Weinfeld