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Jeff Benck

Jeff Benck

President and Chief Executive Officer

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    Jeff Benck joined Emulex in May 2008 as executive vice president and chief operating officer (COO) and was subsequently appointed to the position of president and COO in August 2010. In July 2013, Benck was appointed to president and chief executive officer. Benck is focused on creating a new level of shareholder value by diversifying the Emulex product portfolio, expanding its customer base, and addressing growing markets around the world. He is driving the Company’s strategy to deliver products that optimize the way high-performance networks are Connected, Monitored and Managed.

    Previously, Benck served as president and COO at QLogic. Prior to joining QLogic, he spent 18 years at IBM, in his last role serving as vice president of xSeries, BladeCenter and Retail Store Solutions development. While at IBM, Benck's focus included growth initiatives, product development, marketing and strategy, portfolio management and customer relationships. Benck is widely known for his role in establishing IBM's blade server product line leadership. His BladeCenter team received IBM's highest honor with the IBM Chairman's Award for Client Excellence.

    Benck is on the board of the Discovery Science Center of Orange County and sits on several university boards including the University of California Irvine CEO roundtable, the UCI Paul Merage School of Business Dean’s advisory board and the Rochester Institute of Technology Kate Gleason College of Engineering Dean’s advisory board.

    Benck holds a Master of Science degree in management of technology from University of Miami and a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering from Rochester Institute of Technology. Benck is also a distinguished inventor in the computer systems field and holds 6 US patents.

Kyle Wescoat

Kyle Wescoat

Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

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    Kyle Wescoat joined Emulex in January 2014 and serves as Emulex senior vice president (SVP) and chief financial officer (CFO), as well as Treasurer. Wescoat is a veteran CFO with more than 25 years of financial, accounting, IT, supply chain management, strategic planning, legal and risk management experience.

    Previously, Wescoat served as SVP and CFO of Skullcandy, a publicly traded headphone, gaming and accessories company. At Skullcandy, Wescoat developed and executed a plan to stabilize and turn around the Company’s business, as well as negotiated a new more flexible credit facility. Prior to joining Skullcandy in 2012, Wescoat served as vice president and CFO of VIZIO, a multi-billion dollar seller and distributor of high quality branded TVs and consumer electronic products. At VIZIO he managed the Company through a period of dramatic growth, culminating in becoming the number one selling TV brand in the US. Wescoat has also served as the CFO for a number of other public and private-branded consumer companies, including VANS, Cherokee, Aspen Education Group and ICN Biomedicals, as well as chief administrative officer for the Los Angeles Dodgers Baseball Team.

    Wescoat resides in Huntington Beach, California and is active in the Orange County community. He is He is a member of the Hoag Hospital Irvine Advisory Board, Chairman of the Hoag Hospital Foundation Healthcare Forum and is a past Treasurer, Audit Committee Chairman and member of the Executive Committee of the Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Orange County. Wescoat received his Masters of Business Administration in Finance from the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan and his Bachelor of Science degree from Drexel University.

Susan Bowman

Susan Bowman

Senior Vice President of Human Resources

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    Susan H. Bowman joined Emulex in April 2008 and serves as senior vice president of human resources and facilities. In this role, Ms. Bowman is responsible for all aspects of human resources including staffing, compensation, benefits, employee relations and organizational effectiveness.

    Susan was most recently senior vice president of human resources at 3Com. Prior to that, Susan was the executive vice president of human resources for Genuity, Inc., an Internet infrastructure and service provider company, which was acquired by Level 3 Communications. Susan has also held a number of executive positions in human resources at GTE/Verizon. Her primary areas of expertise are leading change in organizations, international human resources, developing executive teams and talent management. Susan holds a Ph.D. in industrial/organizational psychology from the University of South Florida in Tampa.

Randall Wick

Randall Wick

Senior Vice President and General Counsel

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    Randall Wick joined Emulex in June 2002 and serves as senior vice president and general counsel. Mr. Wick is responsible for strategic contracts and ensuring Emulex's compliance in all legal matters. Mr. Wick is admitted to practice law in the state of California and holds a juris doctorate degree from the University of Minnesota.

    Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Wick served as vice president, chief operating officer and general counsel of TelOptics Corporation, a high-tech privately held company, since November 2000. The prior year he served as a legal consultant for his own firm. Previously, Mr. Wick held the positions of vice president and general counsel for Samsung Electronics America, Inc. from 1998 to 1999 and AST Research, Inc. from 1990 to 1998.

Margie Evashenk

Margie Evashenk

Chief Development Executive

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    Margie Evashenk is the chief development executive at Emulex and brings more than 20 years of experience in the networked storage industry. She is responsible for leading Emulex’s global engineering team in the execution of the company’s growth strategy, which includes becoming the leader in converged networking. In this role, she is responsible for the development and support of Emulex’s complete product portfolio, while fostering innovation to ensure Emulex products maintain a competitive edge. Her view on engineering success is to blend business savvy, innovation, and efficient execution to produce results. She has also been recognized as a top woman executive in IT by the Network Products Guide Awards.

    She held various positions in engineering and R&D management at HP and Agilent Technologies. She started her career in ASIC supply chain management before becoming an ASIC design engineer, and eventually led an 80-person development team for Fibre Channel controllers. In 2001, she became vice president of engineering and co-founder of Sierra Logic, a venture-backed startup which produced enterprise storage routers and bridges. She played a key role in leading the company to profitability prior to its acquisition by Emulex in 2006. Margie holds a Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering from the University of California, Davis.

Jeff Hoogenboom

Jeff Hoogenboom

Senior Vice President of Worldwide Sales

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    Jeff Hoogenboom joined Emulex in January 2009 and serves as senior vice president of worldwide sales. Mr. Hoogenboom leads the company's global sales team responsible for strengthening and cultivating Emulex's relationship and business with OEM customers, channel partners and enterprise end users.

    Previously, Jeff Hoogenboom held executive positions at Intel Corporation, LSI Corporation and Cadence Design Systems. Most recently, Mr. Hoogenboom was responsible for Cadence Design Systems' SaaS business, partner programs and emerging market development programs. Prior to Cadence, he was executive vice president of sales at LSI Corporation where he led the semiconductor sales team. Mr. Hoogenboom spent 18 years with Intel holding multiple positions including general manager of Intel's reseller channel organization, vice president of Intel's Embedded Sales Group, and vice president of IBM and Lenovo sales region. Jeff Hoogenboom holds a Bachelor of Science degree in industrial engineering from Purdue University.

Perry Mulligan

Perry Mulligan

Senior Vice President of Operations

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    Perry Mulligan serves as the senior vice president of operations for Emulex. Mulligan brings more than 30 years of experience in global operations, supply chain management and procurement to the company. In this role, he will oversee Emulex operations, including IT, facilities, supplier management, test engineering and logistics.

    Most recently, Mulligan served as the SVP of operations at QLogic, responsible for operations, test engineering, supply chain management, IT and facilities management. Prior to joining QLogic, Mulligan spent nine years in the electronic manufacturing services industry, at Solectron and Celestica. At Solectron, he served as SVP of supply chain management and chief procurement officer, and at Celestica, he held roles as vice president of supply chain management and president of commodity management for Asia. Prior to entering the electronics manufacturing services industry, Mr. Mulligan held a number of management positions at Nortel in operations, IT, and materials management.

    Mulligan holds a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Western Ontario

Taufik Ma

Taufik Ma

Senior Vice President of Product Management

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    Taufik Ma has more than 20 years of experience in the semiconductor and systems business and joined Emulex in May 2006 as part of the company’s acquisition of Aarohi Communications. He currently serves as senior vice president of product management at Emulex. At Aarohi, Ma was the vice president of marketing and business development and helped drive the expansion of the company's virtualization business into existing and adjacent markets.

    Prior to Aarohi, Ma was general manager of the Enterprise Platforms and Services Division at Intel Corporation, where he lead the BladeCenter collaboration with IBM, pioneered Intel's white box Storage Area Network (SAN) platform and built their telecom server business. At Intel, he was also director of strategic planning for the Enterprise Group, and responsible for strategy, planning and product management for Intel’s processors, chipsets and technologies. Taufik has a master’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of Southern California and a bachelor’s degree from Arizona State University.

Mike Riley

Mike Riley

Senior Vice President and General Manager for the Endace Portfolio

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    Mike Riley is the senior vice president and general manager of Endace, a division of Emulex. He joined Emulex in February 2013 through its acquisition of Endace. In this role, Mr. Riley is responsible for developing and executing on Emulex’s network visibility product strategy, which spans intelligent network recording appliances, network analytics software and ultra-high speed matrix switching. This product group augments Emulex’s strategy of providing customers with industry-leading solutions to connect, monitor and manage high-performance networks in the world’s most demanding data center environments. Mr. Riley has more than 25 years of experience in the networking industry.

    Previously, Mr. Riley was the chief executive officer (CEO) of Endace where he oversaw Endace’s successful transition from being a component supplier into a provider of complete network recording solutions. During his tenure as CEO of Endace Mike helped the company increase its annual revenue by nearly 150 percent. Prior to joining Endace in 2006, Mr. Riley served as vice president of marketing and strategy at Network Engines, Inc., a leading manufacturer of server appliances for the security and storage networking market. In this role, he led Network Engines' marketing and corporate development initiatives, including the launch of the NS-series family of multi-functional security appliances designed to help customers meet stringent security requirements and regulatory compliance mandates in partnership with Microsoft. Before Network Engines, Mr. Riley served as chief marketing officer at Sonexis, Inc., and senior vice president of worldwide sales and marketing at Artel Video Systems, Inc.

    Mike Riley holds a Bachelor of Science with Honors degree in electronic engineering from the University of Southampton, U.K.

Shaun Walsh

Shaun Walsh

Senior Vice President of Marketing and Corporate Development

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    Shaun Walsh joined Emulex in 2008 and serves as senior vice president of marketing and corporate development. In this role, Mr. Walsh owns the company's corporate development strategy and identifies new market opportunities for growth. Shaun Walsh is also responsible for global marketing, including product, solution, OEM and channel marketing as well as corporate branding.

    Mr. Walsh brings more than 25 years of storage and networking experience to Emulex holding various executive and senior management positions at Quantum, Overland Storage, JNI, STEC, Dot Hill and QLogic. Shaun Walsh holds a Bachelor of Science degree in management from Pepperdine University.