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Bruce C. Edwards
Chairman of the Board
Mr. Edwards has served as a Director of Emulex since May 2000 and is Chairman of the Compensation Committee of the Board. He served as the Executive Chairman of the Board of Powerwave Technologies, Inc. ("Powerwave Technologies"), a designer, manufacturer and supplier of advance coverage and capacity solutions for the wireless communications industry from February 2005 to November 2007, and served as Chief Executive Officer and as a Director of Powerwave Technologies from February 1996 until February 2005. Mr. Edwards also served as the President of Powerwave Technologies from February 1996 to May 2004. Mr. Edwards was Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Director of AST Research, Inc., a personal computer company, from July 1994 to December 1995 and Senior Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer of AST Research, Inc. from March 1988 to July 1994. Mr. Edwards also serves as a Director and member of the Compensation Committee of Semtech Corporation, a supplier of analog and mixed-signal semiconductor products, and a Director, Chairman of the Compensation Committee, and member of the Audit Committee and Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee at Lantronix, Inc., a global provider of smart M2M connectivity solutions. Mr. Edwards also served as a Director, Chairman of the Audit Committee and member of the Nominating and Governance Committee of SouthWest Water Company, an owner and operator of water and wastewater utilities and related services from August 2009 until SouthWest Water Company was acquired in September 2010.
Jeffrey W. Benck
President, Chief Executive Officer and Director
Mr. Benck currently serves as a Director, Chief Executive Officer and President of Emulex. Mr. Benck joined Emulex in August 2010 as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer and was subsequently appointed to President and Chief Operating Officer in August 2010. Mr. Benck was named a Director of Emulex and President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company in July 2013. Prior to joining Emulex, Mr. Benck was President and Chief Operating Officer of QLogic Corporation, a supplier of storage networking solutions, from April 2007 to March 2008. Prior to joining QLogic Corporation, Mr. Benck worked for International Business Machines Corporation, a global leader in information technology and services, for 18 years, in his last role serving as vice president of xSeries, BladeCenter and Retail Store Solutions development. While at IBM, Mr. Benck's focus included growth initiatives, product development, marketing and strategy, portfolio management and customer relationships. Mr. Benck is widely known for his role in establishing IBM's blade server product line leadership.
Gregory S. Clark
Director
Mr. Clark was named a Director of Emulex in April 2013. Mr. Clark is currently the Chief Executive Officer and a Director of Blue Coat Systems, Inc., a developer of products and services that secure and optimize the delivery of business applications. Mr. Clark served as Chief Executive Officer of Mincom, a leading global provider of software and services to asset-intensive industries, from May 2008 until its acquisition by the ABB Group on July 29, 2011. Prior to Mincom, he served as President and Chief Executive Officer of E2open, a leader in ERP-agnostic global supply chain integration from early 2003 to May 2008, and served as Chief Technology Officer of E2open from its inception in 2001 until early 2003. Earlier in his career, Mr. Clark was the IBM Distinguished Engineer responsible for IBM's security technology and served as a vice president at IBM's Tivoli Systems, Inc. Before joining IBM, he founded the security software firm, Dascom, Inc., which was sold to IBM Corporation in 1999. Mr. Clark previously held senior roles with AT&T, UNIX System Laboratories and Stallion Technologies. Mr. Clark is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Global HealthCare Exchange (GHX) and Intelligrated, Inc.
Gary J. Daichendt
Director
Mr. Daichendt brings a wealth of relevant networking industry experience to the Emulex Board. He served as President and Chief Operating Officer of Nortel Networks Corporation, a supplier of communication equipment, from March 2005 to June 2005. Prior to joining Nortel Networks, Mr. Daichendt served in a number of senior executive positions at Cisco Systems, Inc., a manufacturer of communications and information technology networking products, for 5 years, including most recently as Executive Vice President, Worldwide Operations. Mr. Daichendt currently serves as a Director of ShoreTel, Inc. and was previously Chairman of the Board. Mr. Daichendt also serves as a member of the Board of Directors of NCR Corporation, the global leader in consumer transaction technologies.
Paul F. Folino
Director
Mr. Folino currently serves as Director of Emulex. Mr. Folino joined Emulex in May 1993 as President, Chief Executive Officer and Director. Mr. Folino was appointed Chairman of the Board in July 2002 and was subsequently appointed to the office of Executive Chairman of Emulex and Chairman of the Board of Directors in September 2006. Prior to joining Emulex, Mr. Folino was President and Chief Operating Officer of Thomas-Conrad Corporation, a manufacturer of local area networking products, from January 1991 to May 1993. Mr. Folino is also a Director and member of the Compensation Committee and Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee of Microsemi Corporation, a designer, manufacturer and marketer of high-performance analog and mixed-signal integrated circuits and high reliability discrete semiconductors and is a Director and member of the Compensation Committee and Acquisition Committee of CoreLogic, Inc., a leading provider of consumer, financial and property information, analytics and services to business and government. In addition, Mr. Folino serves as a Director, Chairman of the Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee and as a member of the Audit Committee and Compensation Committee of Lantronix, Inc., a global provider of smart M2M connectivity solutions.
Eugene J. Frantz
Director
Mr. Frantz was named a Director of Emulex in April 2013. Mr. Frantz is currently a partner at Google Capital and was previously a partner at TPG Capital where he worked from 1999 to 2012. Prior to TPG Capital, Mr. Frantz worked at Oracle Corporation leading its venture capital efforts and Morgan Stanley specializing in technology mergers and acquisitions. Mr. Frantz received an M.B.A. from the Stanford Graduate School of Business and a B.S. from the University of California, Berkeley. Mr. Frantz previously served on the boards of directors of Alltel, Avaya, Freescale Semiconductor, MEMC Electronic Materials, Network General, Paradyne Networks, Seagate Removable Storage Solutions and SMART Modular Technologies.
Beatriz V. Infante
Director
Ms. Infante was named a Director of Emulex in May 2012. Ms. Infante is currently the Chief Executive Officer of Business Excelleration LLC, a business consultancy specializing in corporate transformation and renewal. Since 2008, Ms. Infante has also served as an Investor and Advisor to Tandem Capital. Ms. Infante served as Chief Executive Officer and a Director of ENXSuite Corporation from May 2010 until ENXSuite Corporation was acquired in October 2011. Ms. Infante served as Chief Executive Officer and as a Director of VoiceObjects, Inc. from March 2006 until VoiceObjects, Inc. was acquired in December 2008. Ms. Infante served as Director and Interim Chief Executive Officer of Sychron, Inc. from December 2004 to June 2005 until its sale to an investor group. Ms. Infante was Chief Executive Officer and President of Aspect Communications Corporation, a market leader in communications solutions, from April 2000 until October 2003, and was additionally named Chairman in February 2001. Between October 1998 and April 2000, she held additional roles at Aspect Communications. Ms. Infante also serves as a Director and member of the Compensation Committee and member of the Corporate Development & Investment Committee of Sonus Networks, Inc., and Director and Chairman of the Compensation and Audit Committees of 1010data, Inc. Ms. Infante is a 2012 and 2013 National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) Board Leadership Fellow. She has demonstrated her commitment to boardroom excellence by completing NACD's comprehensive program of study for experienced corporate directors—a rigorous suite of courses spanning leading practices for boards and committees. Ms. Infante supplements her board leadership skills through ongoing engagement with the director community and access to leading practices.
John A. Kelley
Director
Mr. Kelley brings a tremendous amount of storage networking and telecommunications experience to Emulex. He is currently the Chief Executive Officer of CereScan Corp., a provider of high-definition functional brain imaging, since July 2009, and as Chairman of the Board of Directors of CereScan, since March 2009. Mr. Kelly formerly served as the Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of McDATA Corporation, a provider of storage networking and data infrastructure solutions, until McDATA was acquired by Brocade Communications Systems, Inc., a data infrastructure company, in January 2007. Mr. Kelley started at McDATA as President and Chief Operating Officer in August 2001. Prior to joining McDATA, Mr. Kelley served as Executive Vice President of networks at Qwest Communications International, Inc. He also served as President of Wholesale Markets for U.S. West, Inc.. Mr. Kelley has significant public board experience from his time at McDATA and has been a director of Polycom, Inc. since March 2000.
Rahul N. Merchant
Director
Mr. Merchant is a seasoned executive with a demonstrated track record as a transformation leader. He brings unique customer insights to Emulex from his multiple roles as chief information officer (CIO) for several large enterprises. Mr. Merchant is currently the citywide Chief Information and Innovation Officer for the City of New York, which he was appointed to in 2012. Previously he served as Executive Vice President, Chief Information Officer and member of the Executive Committee at Fannie Mae, where he led the technology and operations groups. Mr. Merchant also served as Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer at Merrill Lynch & Co. He has extensive computer industry and public board experience as a current director of FICO, and as a former director of Sierra Atlantic, Level 3 Communications, Inc. and Sun Microsystems.
Nersi Nazari
Director
Mr. Nazari has served as a Director of Emulex since June 2011. Mr. Nazari has been Executive Chairman of Vital Connect, Inc., formerly known as Vigilo Networks, Inc., a medical device company, since 2011, and Chairman and Chief Executive Officer since 2012. Mr. Nazari served as Chief Executive Officer and President of Teranetics, Inc., a leader in 10GBASE-T Ethernet Phy chips, from 2009 to 2010. Mr. Nazari has served as President of Pacific General Ventures, a venture capital company that invests in semiconductor and software companies, since 2003. Mr. Nazari served as Vice President for Signal Processing Technology of Marvell Technology Group Ltd. ("Marvell"), from 1997 to 2003. Prior to Marvell, Mr. Nazari served as Chief Technologist at GEC Plessey Semiconductor.
Dean A. Yoost
Director
Mr. Yoost was named as a Director of Emulex in August 2005. Mr. Yoost retired as a Partner after thirty-three years with PricewaterhouseCoopers, wherein he held numerous client service and Firm leadership positions. During this period, he lived and worked in Tokyo and Beijing for sixteen years. He was elected as a Director to the 18-partner Global Oversight Board of PWC International Limited, the coordinating entity for the global network of firms. At his retirement, Mr. Yoost was the Firm's Managing Partner in Orange County and the Regional Leader of its Advisory Services practice. He has been involved in virtually all areas of international trade and investment, and has served clients in a number of industries, including technology, financial services, consumer products, distributions services, health services and manufacturing. Mr. Yoost is a member of the Board of Directors of Pacific Life Insurance Company, a Fortune 500 company and California's largest life and annuities provider, Belden Inc. (NYSE), a designer and global manufacturer of cable, connectivity and networking products, and Union Bank, among the largest fifteen banks in the U.S. He is also one of three members of the advisory board of the American Honda Finance Corporation.
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Mr. Benck currently serves as a Director, Chief Executive Officer and President of Emulex. Mr. Benck joined Emulex in May 2008 as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer and was subsequently appointed to President and Chief Operating Officer in August 2010. Mr. Benck was named a Director of Emulex and President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company in July 2013. Prior to joining Emulex, Mr. Benck was President and Chief Operating Officer of QLogic Corporation, a supplier of storage networking solutions, from April 2007 to March 2008. Prior to joining QLogic Corporation, Mr. Benck worked for International Business Machines Corporation, a global leader in information technology and services, for 18 years, in his last role serving as vice president of xSeries, BladeCenter and Retail Store Solutions development. While at IBM, Mr. Benck's focus included growth initiatives, product development, marketing and strategy, portfolio management and customer relationships. Mr. Benck is widely known for his role in establishing IBM's blade server product line leadership.

Mr. Clark was named a Director of Emulex in April 2013. Mr. Clark is currently the Chief Executive Officer and a Director of Blue Coat Systems, Inc., a developer of products and services that secure and optimize the delivery of business applications. Mr. Clark served as Chief Executive Officer of Mincom, a leading global provider of software and services to asset-intensive industries, from May 2008 until its acquisition by the ABB Group on July 29, 2011. Prior to Mincom, he served as President and Chief Executive Officer of E2open, a leader in ERP-agnostic global supply chain integration from early 2003 to May 2008, and served as Chief Technology Officer of E2open from its inception in 2001 until early 2003. Earlier in his career, Mr. Clark was the IBM Distinguished Engineer responsible for IBM’s security technology and served as a vice president at IBM’s Tivoli Systems, Inc. Before joining IBM, he founded the security software firm, Dascom, Inc., which was sold to IBM Corporation in 1999. Mr. Clark previously held senior roles with AT&T, UNIX System Laboratories and Stallion Technologies. Mr. Clark is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Global HealthCare Exchange (GHX) and Intelligrated, Inc.

Mr. Downey has served as a Director of Emulex since February 1994 and is Chairman of the Audit Committee. Mr. Downey has been a private investor and executive consultant since 1998. Mr. Downey served as the senior financial executive of Nellcor Puritan Bennett and one of its predecessors, a manufacturer of medical instruments, from 1986 to 1997. Mr. Downey was Vice President of Finance with Shugart Corporation, a manufacturer of disk drives, from 1986 to 1994. Mr. Downey serves on the Board of Directors of Engajer, Inc., a privately held cloud-based SaaS company providing an interactive video platform. In addition, Mr. Downey serves as a Director and a member of the Audit, Nominating and Compensation committees of Vertical Communications, Inc. (previously known as Artisoft Inc.), a developer of software-based phone systems, and served as its interim President and Chief Executive Officer from March 2000 to July 2000 and as its Chairman from October 1998 to February 2004. Mr. Downey served as a Director and a member of the Audit and Compensation committees of First Consulting Group, Inc., a consulting and integration management company for the health care and pharmaceutical industries until it was acquired by Computer Sciences Corporation in February 2008 and as a Director and member of the Audit and Compensation committees of Adeza Biomedical Corporation, a designer, developer and manufacturer, and marketer of women’s healthcare products until it was acquired by Cytec Corporation in May 2007.  

Mr. Edwards has served as a Director of Emulex since May 2000 and is Chairman of the Compensation Committee of the Board. He served as the Executive Chairman of the Board of Powerwave Technologies, Inc. (“Powerwave Technologies”), a designer, manufacturer and supplier of advance coverage and capacity solutions for the wireless communications industry from February 2005 to November 2007, and served as Chief Executive Officer and as a Director of Powerwave Technologies from February 1996 until February 2005. Mr. Edwards also served as the President of Powerwave Technologies from February 1996 to May 2004. Mr. Edwards was Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Director of AST Research, Inc., a personal computer company, from July 1994 to December 1995 and Senior Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer of AST Research, Inc. from March 1988 to July 1994. Mr. Edwards also serves as a Director and member of the Compensation Committee of Semtech Corporation, a supplier of analog and mixed-signal semiconductor products, and a Director, Chairman of the Compensation Committee, and member of the Audit Committee and Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee at Lantronix, Inc., a global provider of smart M2M connectivity solutions. Mr. Edwards also served as a Director, Chairman of the Audit Committee and member of the Nominating and Governance Committee of SouthWest Water Company, an owner and operator of water and wastewater utilities and related services from August 2009 until SouthWest Water Company was acquired in September 2010.

Mr. Folino currently serves as Director of Emulex. Mr. Folino joined Emulex in May 1993 as President, Chief Executive Officer and Director. Mr. Folino was appointed Chairman of the Board in July 2002 and was subsequently appointed to the office of Executive Chairman of Emulex and Chairman of the Board of Directors in September 2006. Prior to joining Emulex, Mr. Folino was President and Chief Operating Officer of Thomas-Conrad Corporation, a manufacturer of local area networking products, from January 1991 to May 1993. Mr. Folino is also a Director and member of the Compensation Committee and Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee of Microsemi Corporation, a designer, manufacturer and marketer of high-performance analog and mixed-signal integrated circuits and high reliability discrete semiconductors and is a Director and member of the Compensation Committee and Acquisition Committee of CoreLogic, Inc., a leading provider of consumer, financial and property information, analytics and services to business and government. In addition, Mr. Folino serves as a Director, Chairman of the Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee and as a member of the Audit Committee and Compensation Committee of Lantronix, Inc., a global provider of smart M2M connectivity solutions.

Mr. Frantz was named a Director of Emulex in April 2013.  Mr. Frantz is currently a partner at Google Capital and was previously a partner at TPG Capital where he worked from 1999 to 2012.  Prior to TPG Capital, Mr. Frantz worked at Oracle Corporation leading its venture capital efforts and Morgan Stanley specializing in technology mergers and acquisitions. Mr. Frantz received an M.B.A. from the Stanford Graduate School of Business and a B.S. from the University of California, Berkeley. Mr. Frantz previously served on the boards of directors of Alltel, Avaya, Freescale Semiconductor, MEMC Electronic Materials, Network General, Paradyne Networks, Seagate Removable Storage Solutions and SMART Modular Technologies.

Mr. Goon has served as a Director of Emulex since its inception in 1979. He also serves as the Chairman of the Nominating/Corporate Governance Committee and as a member of the Audit Committee. He was engaged in the practice of law for over 40 years, specializing in complex corporate and securities transactions. He has been a sole practitioner since October 1999.

Ms. Infante was named a Director of Emulex in May 2012. Ms. Infante is currently the Chief Executive Officer of Business Excelleration LLC, a business consultancy specializing in corporate transformation and renewal. Since 2008, Ms. Infante has also served as an Investor and Advisor to Tandem Capital. Ms. Infante served as Chief Executive Officer and a Director of ENXSuite Corporation from May 2010 until ENXSuite Corporation was acquired in October 2011. Ms. Infante served as Chief Executive Officer and as a Director of VoiceObjects, Inc. from March 2006 until VoiceObjects, Inc. was acquired in December 2008. Ms. Infante served as Director and Interim Chief Executive Officer of Sychron, Inc. from December 2004 to June 2005 until its sale to an investor group. Ms. Infante was Chief Executive Officer and President of Aspect Communications Corporation, a market leader in communications solutions, from April 2000 until October 2003, and was additionally named Chairman in February 2001. Between October 1998 and April 2000, she held additional roles at Aspect Communications. Ms. Infante also serves as a Director and member of the Compensation Committee and member of the Corporate Development & Investment Committee of Sonus Networks, Inc., and Director and Chairman of the Compensation and Audit Committees of 1010data, Inc. Ms. Infante is a 2012 and 2013 National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) Board Leadership Fellow. She has demonstrated her commitment to boardroom excellence by completing NACD’s comprehensive program of study for experienced corporate directors—a rigorous suite of courses spanning leading practices for boards and committees. Ms. Infante supplements her board leadership skills through ongoing engagement with the director community and access to leading practices. 

Mr. Lyle has served as a Director of Emulex since February 1994. Since 1983 he has served as an independent consultant to various computer and venture capital companies and as a principal of Technology Management Company, a management consulting firm specializing in high technology companies. Mr. Lyle also serves as a member of the Board of Directors of several private companies.

Mr. McCluney currently serves as Executive Chairman of Emulex and Chairman of the Board of Directors. Mr McCluney joined Emulex in November 2003 as President and Chief Operating Officer, and was subsequently appointed to the position of President and Chief Executive Officer in September 2006.. Mr. McCluney was appointed to the office of Executive Chairman of Emulex and Chairman of the Board of Directors. Mr. McCluney had served as Vixel Corporation’s (“Vixel”) Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, prior to the Emulex acquisition of Vixel in November 2003. Mr. McCluney served as President and Chief Operating Officer of Crag Technologies (formerly Ridge Technologies), a storage system manufacturer, from October 1997 to January 1999. Mr. McCluney served in various positions at Apple Computer, Inc. from October 1994 to September 1997, including Senior Vice President of Worldwide Operations and Vice President of European Operations. Mr. McCluney also serves as a Director of Multi-Fineline Electronix, Inc., a leading global provider of high-quality, technologically advanced flexible printed circuits and value-added component assemble solutions to the electronics industry.

Mr. Nazari has served as a Director of Emulex since June 2011. Mr. Nazari has been Executive Chairman of Vital Connect, Inc., formerly known as Vigilo Networks, Inc., a medical device company, since 2011, and Chairman and Chief Executive Officer since 2012. Mr. Nazari served as Chief Executive Officer and President of Teranetics, Inc., a leader in 10GBASE-T Ethernet Phy chips, from 2009 to 2010. Mr. Nazari has served as President of Pacific General Ventures, a venture capital company that invests in semiconductor and software companies, since 2003. Mr. Nazari served as Vice President for Signal Processing Technology of Marvell Technology Group Ltd. (“Marvell”), from 1997 to 2003. Prior to Marvell, Mr. Nazari served as Chief Technologist at GEC Plessey Semiconductor.

Mr. Yoost was named as a Director of Emulex in August 2005. Mr. Yoost retired as a Partner after thirty-three years with PricewaterhouseCoopers, wherein he held numerous client service and Firm leadership positions. During this period, he lived and worked in Tokyo and Beijing for sixteen years. He was elected as a Director to the 18-partner Global Oversight Board of PWC International Limited, the coordinating entity for the global network of firms. At his retirement, Mr. Yoost was the Firm’s Managing Partner in Orange County and the Regional Leader of its Advisory Services practice. He has been involved in virtually all areas of international trade and investment, and has served clients in a number of industries, including technology, financial services, consumer products, distributions services, health services and manufacturing. Mr. Yoost is a member of the Board of Directors of Pacific Life Insurance Company, a Fortune 500 company and California’s largest life and annuities provider, Belden Inc. (NYSE), a designer and global manufacturer of cable, connectivity and networking products, and Union Bank, among the largest fifteen banks in the U.S. He is also one of three members of the advisory board of the American Honda Finance Corporation.