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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.

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

Chief Strategy and Technology Officer, Emulex

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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 chief strategy and technology officer (CSTO) at Emulex, where he is responsible for developing corporate strategy, new product lines, product plans and thought leadership – focused on expanding the company’s connectivity and visibility product portfolios for the cloud era.  Prior to this role, he served as senior vice president of product management.  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 led the BladeCenter collaboration with IBM, pioneered Intel's whitebox 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.  Ma has a master’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of Southern California and a bachelor’s degree from Arizona State University.

Ali Hedayati

Senior Vice President and General Manager, Network Visibility Products, Emulex

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    Ali Hedayati is the senior vice president (SVP) and general manager (GM), Network Visibility Products, at Emulex and brings more than 20 years of experience to the Company, including senior management positions at BMC, Coradiant and Intel. In his role as SVP and GM, NVP, Hedayati will be responsible for driving the NVP portfolio, including overseeing global sales, services, marketing, engineering and strategic direction of the division.

    Prior to Emulex, Hedayati served as VP and GM at BMC, where he was responsible for leading the application management business unit, including Application Performance Management (APM), DevOps and strategy, product direction and sales. Hedayati joined BMC Software, Inc. in 2011 after its acquisition of Coradiant, a Web application performance management company, where he served as president and chief operating officer. Prior to that, Hedayati held a number of entrepreneurial positions as well as senior engineering and general management positions at Intel. 

    Hedayati holds a bachelor of science degree in Computer Information Systems from National University in California.

Shaun Walsh

Shaun Walsh

Senior Vice President of Marketing, Emulex

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    Shaun Walsh joined Emulex in 2008 and serves as senior vice president (SVP) of marketing. In this role, Mr. Walsh is responsible for product strategy, product management, global marketing, OEM and channel marketing, industry alliances, and technical solution marketing. Mr. Walsh is active industry speaker and media contributor of thought provoking and visionary content related to next generation cloud computing, IT infrastructure, strategic OEM and channel developments, and corporate and social media communications programs.

    Mr. Walsh brings more than 30 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.