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Senior Vice President and General Manager, OEM
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Sanjay Mehrotra is co-founder, president and chief executive officer of SanDisk Corporation, a global leader in flash memory storage solutions, and a Fortune 500 and S&P 500 company.
Prior to becoming president and CEO in 2011, Mehrotra served as SanDisk’s president and chief operating officer starting in 2006. He currently serves on SanDisk's board of directors, a position he's held since 2010. Under his guidance, the company has expanded its focus to include solid state drive (SSD) solutions for the enterprise, as well as new growth strategies for the mobile and client computing segments, established and emerging Retail markets, and investments into NAND scaling and post-NAND technologies.
Since helping co-found SanDisk in 1988, Mehrotra has also served as its executive vice president and COO, senior vice president of engineering, vice president of product development, and director of memory design and product engineering.
Mehrotra earned his bachelor's and master's degrees in electrical engineering and computer sciences from the University of California, Berkeley and is a graduate of the Stanford Graduate School of Business Executive Program (SEP). In addition to SanDisk, he serves on the board of directors of Cavium, Inc. and the Global Semiconductor Alliance, the Engineering Advisory Board at UC Berkeley, and the Stanford Graduate School of Business Advisory Council. Mehrotra holds more than 70 patents and has published articles in the area of non-volatile memory design and flash memory systems. His recognitions include receiving the 2013 Outstanding Alumni Award in Electrical Engineering from UC Berkeley and being a joint recipient of the 2006 IEEE Reynold B. Johnson Information Storage Device Technology Award.
Judy Bruner has served as executive vice president of administration and chief financial officer since June 2004. She served as a member of SanDisk's board of directors from July 2002 to July 2004. Bruner has more than 30 years of financial management experience, including serving as senior vice president and chief financial officer of Palm, Inc. from September 1999 to June 2004.
Prior to Palm, Inc., Bruner held financial management positions with 3Com Corporation, Ridge Computers and Hewlett-Packard Company. She earned her bachelor's degree in economics from the University of California, Los Angeles and her master's degree in business administration from Santa Clara University. Bruner currently serves on the board of directors and the audit committee of Brocade Communications Systems, Inc.
Sumit Sadana has served as chief strategy officer since April 2010. Previously, he was president of Sunrise Capital. Prior to that, Sadana was senior vice president of strategy and business development as well as chief technology officer at Freescale Semiconductor. He started his career at IBM where he held several hardware design, software development, operations, strategic planning, business development and general management roles. Sadana earned his bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kharagpur and his master's degree in electrical engineering from Stanford University.
Milo Azarmsa has served as senior vice president of finance since February 2008. He joined SanDisk in June 2005 as vice president of operations finance. Previously, Azarmsa was vice president of finance and controller for worldwide sales at Palm, Inc. Prior to that, he held financial and business development positions at Verifone, Pacific Telesis and VoiceCom Systems. Azarmsa earned his bachelor's degree in finance from Abadan Institute of Technology and his master's degree in business administration from the School of Business and Economics at California State University, Hayward.
Tom Baker has served as senior vice president of human resources since February 2008. He joined SanDisk in October 2005 as vice president of human resources. He has extensive experience in human resources and organizational development. Prior to joining SanDisk, Baker was vice president of human resources at Palm, Inc. He also held positions as director of human resources at TRW and Avery Dennison. Baker earned his bachelor's degree in industrial and labor relations from Cornell University and his master's degree in business administration from Syracuse University.
Manish Bhatia has served as senior vice president of worldwide operations since March 2012. Previously, he served as vice president of worldwide operations, vice president of the strategic program office and senior director of silicon procurement. He joined SanDisk in January 2006 through the acquisition of Matrix Semiconductor. Prior to Matrix, Bhatia held positions at McKinsey & Company and Saint Gobain Corporation. He earned his bachelor's and master's degrees in mechanical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a master's degree in business administration from MIT's Sloan School of Management, which he attended as a Leaders for Manufacturing Fellow.
Kevin Conley has served as senior vice president of solid state drives since January 2011. Previously, Conley was vice president of engineering at Corsair from 2009 to 2010. Conley worked for SanDisk from 1993 until 2009, holding positions as vice president of research and development for audio/video products, senior director of product system engineering and director of system engineering and product development. Prior to joining SanDisk, he worked as an engineer and an engineering manager in the hard disk drive industry. Conley is listed as the inventor or co-inventor on 50 patents in the area of non-volatile memory architecture and management. Conley earned his bachelor's degree in electrical engineering and his master's degree in computer science and engineering from Santa Clara University.
Drew Henry has served as senior vice president of OEM marketing since October 2012. Henry is responsible for developing and executing marketing strategies, as well as driving the company's OEM embedded and removable product roadmaps. Henry joined SanDisk from NVIDIA where he served in various executive roles, most recently as the general manager of the GeForce GPU business. Prior to NVIDIA, Henry held leadership positions at iBeam Broadcasting, Silicon Graphics and Failure Analysis Associates. He started his career in the technology industry with TRW. Henry holds a master's degree in electrical engineering from the University of Southern California and a bachelor's degree in engineering physics from the University of the Pacific.
Dan Inbar has served as senior vice president and general manager of OEM, as well as SanDisk's Israel country manager, since October 2010. Previously, he served as general manager of SanDisk's mobile and imaging vendor business. Inbar joined SanDisk in November 2006 through the acquisition of msystems Ltd. Prior to that, he held marketing and management positions at e-Mobilis, Top Image Systems Ltd. and NICE Systems Ltd. Inbar earned his bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel and his master's degree in business administration from Institut Européen d'Administration des Affaires (INSEAD).
Atsuyoshi Koike is senior vice president of technology and fab operations and president of SanDisk (Japan) Limited, the company's wholly-owned subsidiary in Japan. He joined SanDisk in August 2006 from Renesas Technology where he was a corporate chief engineer. Prior to that, Koike was president and chief executive officer of Trecenti Techologies, Inc. He also held various management positions at Hitachi Ltd. including general manager of the Semiconductor Manufacturing Technology Center. Koike earned his bachelor's and master's degrees in material science from Waseda University, Japan and his doctorate in electrical engineering from Tohoku University, Japan.
Shuki Nir is SanDisk's senior vice president, corporate marketing and general manager of retail. Previously, he served as general manager of SanDisk's consumer business. Nir joined SanDisk in November 2006 through the acquisition of msystems Ltd. Prior to that, he held sales and marketing positions at Destinator Ltd. and also co-founded and served as chief executive officer of MindEcho. Nir earned his bachelor's degree in law and accounting and his master's degree in business administration from Tel Aviv University.
Thomas Rampone is senior vice president and general manager of the company's Storage Group, which includes SanDisk's Enterprise Storage Solutions (ESS) and Client Storage Solutions (CSS) organizations. Rampone joined SanDisk from Intel where he served for over twenty seven years in various engineering and executive roles. Most recently, Rampone was vice president and general manager of Intel's Non-Volatile Memory Solutions Group where he was responsible for all of Intel's flash memory business including technology and product development, operations and marketing. Previously, Rampone served as vice president and general manager for Intel's Channel Platforms Group and the Desktop Boards Business. Rampone holds a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering technology from the Oregon Institute of Technology. He holds multiple patents in the field of system development.
Prior to joining SanDisk, Richard served as SVP and chief sales and marketing officer for Freescale since 2007, leading an organization of over 1,000 people with functional responsibilities that included sales, technical support, and corporate, field and segment marketing. Prior to Freescale, Richard held various senior executive sales and marketing positions at companies including AMD, WebGain, IBM and Seagate. Richard has worked in both the U.S. and Europe, and his experience includes entrepreneurial roles in addition to senior corporate positions.
Richard holds a Baccalaureate E Science & Technology degree from Ecole Nationale Radiotechnique Electronique Appliquee in France; he also attended the Université Paris Jussieu, the Ville d’Avray Institute of Technology and completed numerous executive development programs at the CRC Jouy en Josas.
Jeff VerHeul is the senior vice president for corporate engineering where he oversees the development of SanDisk's growing portfolio of SSD, embedded and removable products and solutions. VerHeul brings 30 years of engineering and management experience to SanDisk where joined from Standard Microsystems Corporation (SMSC), now a part of Microchip Technology. At SMSC he was senior vice president of engineering. Prior to that, he held executive roles at AMD in platform solutions engineering and silicon design. Verheul began his career at IBM where he spent 25 years in positions that included the vice president of server development, vice president of product development for microelectronics, and vice president of engineering and technology services. VerHeul holds a master's degree in management of technology from MIT, and a bachelor's degree in computer engineering from Iowa State University.
Eric Whitaker is SanDisk's senior vice president and chief legal officer. He is responsible for all of the company's legal matters, including those related to corporate governance, securities law, commercial agreements and transactions, litigation, intellectual property development and licensing strategies, and supporting SanDisk's joint ventures and M&A transactions. Whitaker's prior experience includes extensive work with senior management teams and boards of directors of technology companies such as Tesla, Avalanche Technology and Lexar Media on a variety of strategic, operational and compliance matters.
Whitaker obtained his J.D. from Stanford Law School and his undergraduate degree in Politics from Princeton University. His recognitions include being selected as one of the 25 leading general counsel in California in 2011 by the Daily Journal, and receiving the "In-House Legal Department of the Year" award in 2012 by the Recorder, an American Lawyer publication.
Kevin DeNuccio joined Metaswitch in February 2010 after serving for more than a year as an independent board member. He transitioned into the CEO role in order to execute on the company's long-term strategic plans for global growth based on the timeless core values of quality engineering, reliability, exceptional support and innovation. In June 2012, John Lazar returned to the role of CEO while Kevin continues to assess strategic initiatives that can complement Metaswitch's core business plan and product portfolio.
From 2001 to 2008, Kevin was president and chief executive officer of Redback Networks, during which time he oversaw its transformation into a major edge router vendor and acquisition by Ericsson for $2.1 billion. Prior to leading Redback Networks, he was the senior vice president of worldwide service provider operations at Cisco Systems. In this role, he was responsible for all field activities in the service provider marketplace, a business he grew from $500 million to $4 billion in revenue with over 4,000 employees globally. During his tenure at Cisco, Kevin also managed worldwide field operations, including all sales and engineering support organizations.
Prior to joining Cisco, Kevin was the founder, president and chief executive officer of Bell Atlantic Network Integration, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Bell Atlantic (now Verizon Communications), with responsibility for corporate strategy and operations. He has also held senior management positions at both Unisys Corporation and Wang Laboratories as vice president in their network integration and worldwide channel partner businesses.
Kevin received his finance degree from Northeastern University and is a graduate of the MBA program at Columbia University.
Mr. Federman has served as a Director of the Company since September 1988. Mr. Federman has been a general partner in U.S. Venture Partners, a venture capital firm, since April 1990. Mr. Federman was President and Chief Executive Officer of Monolithic Memories, Inc., a semiconductor company, from 1978 to 1987. Prior to serving as President and Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Federman was the Chief Financial Officer of Monolithic Memories, Inc. Mr. Federman also serves as a director for Check Point Software Technologies Ltd., a security software company, Mellanox Technologies, Ltd., a semiconductor company, and various private corporations and charitable trusts. Previously, Mr. Federman served as a director of Centillium Communications, Inc., a developer and supplier of communications integrated circuits, and Nuance Communications, Inc., a speech recognition software company. Mr. Federman holds a B.S. in Economics from Brooklyn College and was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Engineering from Santa Clara University.
Mr. Gomo has served as a Director of the Company since December 2005. Mr. Gomo was Executive Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer from October 2004 until his retirement in December 2011, and Senior Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer from August 2002 to September 2004, at NetApp, Inc., a storage and data management company. Mr. Gomo was also Chief Financial Officer of Gemplus International S.A. from November 2000 to April 2002, Chief Financial Officer of Asera, Inc. from February 2000 to November 2000 and Chief Financial Officer of Silicon Graphics, Inc. from February 1998 to February 2000. Previously, Mr. Gomo spent 24 years at Hewlett-Packard Company serving in various finance, financial management, manufacturing and general management positions. Mr. Gomo has a B.S. in Business Administration from Oregon State University and an M.B.A. from Santa Clara University. Mr. Gomo has served as a director of Enphase Energy Inc. since March 2011 and on the Board of Trustees of Oregon State University since October 2011. Mr. Gomo previously served as a director and member of the Audit Committee of Macromedia, Inc. from April 2004 to December 2005.
Mr. Hartenstein has served as a Director of the Company since November 2005. Mr. Hartenstein has served as publisher and Chief Executive Officer of the Los Angeles Times Media Group ("LATMG"), a print and online media company that publishes the Los Angeles Times among other publications and websites, since August 2008 and Co-President of LATMG's parent entity, Tribune Company, since November 2010. Prior to joining the LATMG, Mr. Hartenstein served as Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of HD Partners Acquisition Corporation, a corporation formed to acquire assets or an operating business in the media, entertainment or telecommunication industries, from its formation in December 2005 through February 2008. Previously, Mr. Hartenstein served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of DIRECTV, Inc., a television service provider, from its inception in 1990 through 2003, when News Corporation purchased a controlling interest in the company. He continued as vice chairman of The DIRECTV Group through 2004 when he retired. Mr. Hartenstein is a member of the National Academy of Engineering, was inducted into the Broadcasting and Cable Hall of Fame in 2002, and received an Emmy for lifetime achievement from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences in 2007. Mr. Hartenstein also serves as the non-executive chairman of SIRIUS-XM Satellite Radio Holdings Inc., and as a director of Broadcom Corporation and the City of Hope. Mr. Hartenstein previously served as a director of Thomson, S.A. (Thomson Multimedia). Mr. Hartenstein received a B.S. in Aerospace Engineering and Mathematics from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, and he received an M.S. in Applied Mechanics from the California Institute of Technology.
Dr. Hu has served as a Director of the Company since August 4, 2009. Since 2001, Dr. Hu has served as the TSMC Distinguished Chair Professor of Microelectronics in Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences at University of California, Berkeley, where he has been a professor since 1976. From 2001 until 2004, Dr. Hu was the Chief Technology Officer at Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company. Dr. Hu also serves on the board of Inphi Corporation and served on the boards of MoSys, Inc. and Formfactor, Inc. and was the founding board chairman of Celestry Design Solutions. Dr. Hu is a member of the U.S. National Academy of Engineering, the Chinese Academy of Sciences and Academia Sinica. Dr. Hu received his B.S. degree from National Taiwan University and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from University of California, Berkeley, all in electrical engineering.
Ms. Lego served as a Director of the Company from 1989 to 2002 and returned to the Board in May 2004. Ms. Lego was a General Partner of The Photonics Fund, an early stage venture fund focused on investing in components, modules and systems companies for the fiber optics telecommunications market from December 1999 to December 2009. She was a general partner at Oak Investment Partners from 1981 to 1992. Ms. Lego serves as a director and Chair of the Audit Committee for Lam Research Corporation, a provider of wafer fabrication equipment and services for the semiconductor industry. Ms. Lego served as a director and Chair of the Audit Committee for WJ Communications, Inc., a public semiconductor company in the wireless communications market, from October 2004 to May 2008. She also served as a director and chaired the Audit Committee of StrataLight Communication, Inc., a private company which sells optical transport equipment, from September 2007 to January 2009. Ms. Lego has recently joined the board of Cosworth Group, a private United Kingdom based precision engineering products and services company in March 2011. Ms. Lego received a B.A. from Williams College and an M.S. in Accounting from the New York University Graduate School of Business. She has previously practiced as a Certified Public Accountant with Coopers and Lybrand.
Mr. Marks has served as a Director of the Company since August 2003 and as Chairman of the Board since January 2011. Since March 2007, Mr. Marks has managed a private equity fund called Riverwood Capital, LLC (formerly Bigwood Capital), which invests in rapidly growing private companies in North America and emerging markets. From August to November 2007, Mr. Marks held the position of interim Chief Executive Officer at Tesla Motors, Inc., a company producing electric sports cars. Prior to Riverwood Capital, LLC, Mr. Marks was a senior adviser of Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co., a private equity firm, from January 2007 to March 2007. From January 2006 until January 2007, Mr. Marks was a member of Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. From January 1994 to January 2006, Mr. Marks served as the Chief Executive Officer of Flextronics, Inc., a leading producer of advanced electronic manufacturing services. Mr. Marks served as a director of Flextronics, Inc. from 1991 to January 2008. He was appointed Chairman of the Board of Flextronics, Inc. effective upon his retirement as Chief Executive Officer on January 1, 2006 until his retirement from the Board of Flextronics, Inc. in January 2008. He previously served as Chairman of the Board of Flextronics from 1993 to January 2003. Mr. Marks also serves as a director of Schlumberger Limited, an oil services company, several private boards, National Parks Conservation Association and The V Foundation for Cancer Research. Mr. Marks also previously served as a director of Calix Networks, Inc., a leading provider in North America of broadband communications access systems and software for copper- and fiber-based network architectures, Sun Microsystems, Inc., a provider of enterprise computing systems, software and services, and Crocs, Inc., a designer, manufacturer and marketer of footwear for men, women and children. Mr. Marks received a B.A. and a M.A. from Oberlin College and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.
Mehrotra earned his bachelor's and master's degrees in electrical engineering and computer