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Jim Chiddix
Chairman of the Board
Mr. Chiddix has been a member of the Symmetricom Board of Directors since 2007. A 40-year cable TV industry pioneer, Chiddix was CEO and Chairman of software company OpenTV from 2004-2007 and served on its board of directors through 2009. He held a variety or senior positions at Time Warner Inc. and its antecedents, including president of Mystro TV, a TW division that developed a server-based DVR service, and 15 years as CTO at Time Warner Cable. Mr. Chiddix has been involved with virtually every major new technology embraced by the cable industry, including local ad insertion, fiber optics, video-on-demand, cable modems, and digital set-top boxes. Chiddix is also currently on the boards of Virgin Media, the primary UK cable operator; Arris, an equipment supplier to cable and other broadband operators and Magnum Semiconductor, a Silicon Valley developer of chips and software for high-quality video compression and transcoding. He served as a board member at Shougang Concord Technology Holdings Ltd., Hong Kong, an operator of digital cable systems in China, until April 2010 and on the board of Dycom Industries, a provider of construction services to the telecommunications and cable industries, from 2007 until November of 2011.
Elizabeth A. Fetter
Chief Executive Officer

Ms. Fetter was appointed Chief Executive Officer at Symmetricom in April 2013, after serving on the Company’s Board of Directors since 2002. She was formerly President, Chief Executive Officer, and a member of the Board of Directors of NxGen Modular LLC, a provider of modular datacenters and mechanical and electrical assemblies in 2011-2012. Between 2001 and 2007, Ms. Fetter was President, Chief Executive Officer, and Director of two SaaS software companies, Jacent Technologies and QRS Corporation, both of which were sold under her leadership. She served as President, Chief Executive Officer and a Director of NorthPoint Communications Group, a broadband DSL company from 1999 to 2001. Ms. Fetter served as an executive and officer at U.S. West, Inc. and Pacific Bell/SBC, where she ran several lines of business, ranging in size from $2B to $5B in revenue. Ms. Fetter serves on the Quantum Corporation and Symmetricom Boards of Directors and is former Chair of the Board of Trustees of Alliant International University. She has an MSIA, High Honors, from the Tepper and & Heiz Schools at Carnegie Mellon University and a B.A., Highest Honors in Communications from Pennsylvania State University. In 2012, she earned an Advanced Professional Director Certificate from the American College of Corporate Directors.

Robert T. Clarkson
Chair, Compensation Committee; Partner, Jones Day
Mr. Clarkson has been a member of Symmetricom’s Board of Directors since 2000. Mr. Clarkson is the partner-in-charge of the Silicon Valley, California office of Jones Day, an international law firm. Mr. Clarkson has been a partner with Jones Day since February 2003. From September 2000 to February 2003, Mr. Clarkson was an independent consultant and investor. From March 2000 until September 2000, Mr. Clarkson served as Chief Operating Officer of MarchFIRST, a professional services company. From December 1998 to February 2000, Mr. Clarkson served in various executive positions with US Web/CKS, a professional services company that was a predecessor to MarchFIRST.
Robert Neumeister
Chair, Audit Committee; Former Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Linux Networx, Inc.
Mr. Neumeister has been a member of the Company’s Board of Directors since 1998. Since January 2009, Mr. Neumeister has been a board member at GeekNet, Inc., where he also served as Chairman from December 2007 to July 2010.  He serves on the Board of Trustees of American Sentinel University, a private for-profit educational institute. Mr. Neumeister was Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Linux Networx, Inc., a privately held company in the high performance computing industry, from April 2006 until May 2007.  Mr. Neumeister served from December 2002 until October 2005 as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Dex Media, Inc., a NYSE listed company that was acquired in January 2006 by R.H. Donnelley. Mr. Neumeister also served as Chief Financial Officer of Myriad Proteomics, Inc., a biotechnology company, from October 2001 to December 2002 and as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Aerie Networks, Inc., a telecommunications company. From December 1998 to January 2000 Mr. Neumeister was Vice President, Finance and Director of Finance of Intel Corporation, a semiconductor manufacturer. From 2005 to 2007, Mr. Neumeister served on the board of Covad Communications Group, Inc.

 

Richard N. Snyder
Former Chairman & CEO, Asure Software Corporation
Mr. Snyder has been a member of Symmetricom’s Board of Directors since 1999. He was Chairman and CEO of Asure Software (formerly Forgent Networks), a provider of workforce management software. Previously he was Chairman and CEO of Forgent Networks. Prior to June 2001, Mr. Snyder was President and Chief Executive Officer of Corum Cove Consulting, LLC, a firm specializing in providing strategic guidance to high technology businesses. Mr. Snyder has over thirty years of experience in managing technology businesses. Previously at Hewlett-Packard, Mr. Snyder served as Group General Manager for the $3 billion inkjet printer business, where he created the Deskjet brand. As Senior Vice President and General Manager at Dell Computer, Mr. Snyder led the establishment of Dell's successful Internet sales model and was responsible for all operations of the $3.5 billion Americas Region. Mr. Snyder also holds a Professional Director Certification from the Corporate Directors Group, a national public company director education organization.
Robert J. Stanzione
Chair, Governance Committee; Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, ARRIS Group, Inc.
Mr. Stanzione has been a member of the Company’s Board of Directors since May 2005. Mr. Stanzione is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of ARRIS Group, Inc., a communications technology company. Prior to his service at ARRIS Group, he was President, Chief Operating Officer and a Director of ANTEC, Inc., a manufacturer of Cable TV networking equipment. Prior to joining ANTEC he was the President and Chief Executive Officer of ARRIS Interactive, a Nortel Networks/ANTEC joint venture. From 1969 to 1995, Mr. Stanzione held a range of senior management positions with AT&T. Mr. Stanzione is currently a board member of the National Cable & Telecommunications Association (NCTA).  He previously served as a Director of Evolve Products Inc., CoaXmedia and Georgia Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.
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