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Patrick C.S. Lo, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

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Patrick C.S. Lo is our co-founder and has served as our Chairman and Chief Executive Officer since March 2002. Mr. Lo founded NETGEAR with Mark G. Merrill with the singular vision of providing the appliances to enable everyone in the world to connect to the high speed internet for information, communication, business transactions, education, and entertainment. From 1983 until 1995, Mr. Lo worked at Hewlett-Packard Company, where he served in various management positions in sales, technical support, product management, and marketing in the U.S. and Asia. Mr. Lo was named the Ernst & Young National Technology Entrepreneur of the Year in 2006. Mr. Lo received a B.S. degree in electrical engineering from Brown University. Mr. Lo's experience as a founder and Chief Executive Officer of the Company gives him unique insights into the Company's challenges, opportunities and operations.

Sarah Butterfass, Director

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Sarah Butterfass joined the board in October of 2020. She also currently serves as the Chief Product Officer (CPO) at FanDuel. As CPO, Sarah will lead the product development organization and will be responsible for delivering world-class experiences to FanDuel customers. Prior to FanDuel, Sarah served as Groupon’s Chief Product Officer. As Groupon’s top product development leader, Sarah oversaw the company’s global product organization in developing the future of the Groupon experience for consumers and businesses across all channels and all verticals. Prior to Groupon, Sarah served as E*TRADE’s Senior Vice President and Head of Customer Experience. While at E*TRADE, she also served as Senior Vice President of the company’s Trader Group and Chief Marketing Officer of OptionsHouse, an E*TRADE company. Prior to E*TRADE, Sarah was Vice President of Customer Loyalty at Orbitz and served in other senior product roles. Sarah has an M.B.A. from the Kellogg School of Management and a bachelor’s degree from Northwestern University.

Laura Durr, Director

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Laura J. Durr has served as one of our directors since January 2020. Ms. Durr served as the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Polycom, Inc. from May 2014 until its acquisition by Plantronics Inc. in July 2018. Prior to becoming Chief Financial Officer, Ms. Durr held various finance leadership roles at Polycom between 2004 and 2014, including Senior Vice President-Worldwide Finance, Chief Accounting Officer and Worldwide Controller. Prior to joining Polycom, Ms. Durr held executive positions in finance and administration at Lucent Technologies and International Network Services and also spent six years at Price Waterhouse LLP. Ms. Durr also serves on the board of directors of TiVo Corporation. Ms. Durr was a certified public accountant and holds a B.S. in Accounting from San Jose State University. Ms. Durr provides valuable operational and strategic experience and insight, given her background in finance and strategy for leading Silicon Valley technology companies.

Shravan Goli, Director

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Shravan Goli joined the board in August 2021. Shravan also currently serves as Coursera's Chief Product Officer and Head of Consumer Revenue. Before joining Coursera, Shravan was at DHI Group Inc. where he initially served as President of Dice, a tech job marketplace, and successfully led the growth strategy and operations for Dice, Dice International, ClearanceJobs, and Slashdot Media. Before that, Shravan served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Dictionary.com where he sparked impressive growth through product innovation. Previously, Shravan was GM for Social Media Business at Slide, Inc. and at Yahoo!, he served as GM for Yahoo! Video and as Head of Products for Yahoo! Finance. Earlier in his career, Shravan was at Microsoft where he started out as an early member of the MSN.com team and led the launch of several MSN services and subsequently held roles in the home and entertainment division. In addition, he was a co-founder of Corners.in, a content-centric social networking service. Shravan holds an M.B.A. from the University of Washington and an M.S. in Computer Science from the University of Maryland.

David J. Henry, President

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David J. Henry joined the board in July 2021. David also currently serves as the President and General Manager of Connected Home Products and Services at NETGEAR. He has worldwide responsibility for both Product Marketing and Engineering of our home networking products and services, encompassing product strategy, development and delivery. He has been with NETGEAR since July 2004, most recently serving as our Senior Vice President of Connected Home Products and Services from January 2016 to July 2021. Prior to that David served as Vice President of Product Management of our Retail Business Unit from March 2011 to January 2016 and as our Senior Director of Product Marketing from October 2010 to March 2011. Prior to NETGEAR, Mr. Henry was a senior product manager for the high technology vertical application at Siebel Systems (acquired by Oracle Corporation). His professional experience also includes business process and information technology consulting with Deloitte Consulting. Mr. Henry received a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering, with an emphasis on Signal Processing, from the University of Washington and an M.B.A. from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.

Brad Maiorino , Director

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Bradley L. Maiorino has served as one of our directors since July 2018. Since May 2019, Mr. Maiorino has served as the Chief Information Security Officer at Thomson Reuters Corporation, a leading provider of business information services. From April 2017 to May 2019, Mr. Maiorino served as an Executive Vice President at Booz Allen Hamilton Inc., a management and technology consulting firm. From June 2014 to April 2017, he served as Senior Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer at Target Corporation, the second largest general merchandise retailer in the United States. From July 2012 to June 2014, Mr. Maiorino was the Chief Information Security and Technology Risk Officer at General Motors Company, an automotive manufacturing and financing services company. Prior to that, from April 2001 to July 2012, he held various leadership roles in the technology organization of General Electric Company, a global digital industrial company, ultimately serving as Chief Information Security Officer for the company. Mr. Maiorino holds a B.S. degree in professional computer studies from Pace University. Mr. Maiorino brings more than 25 years of experience, with diverse business experience and a track record of building and leading global teams within Fortune 50 firms. He has a deep understanding of technology, security and risk management, and also has significant contacts and relationships in the technology and security community.

Janice M. Roberts, Director

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Janice M. Roberts has served as one of our directors since February 2019. Ms. Roberts is an experienced global technology executive and venture capitalist based in Silicon Valley, where her board experience spans public, private, and nonprofit organizations. Since April 2014, she has been a partner at Benhamou Global Ventures, where she invests in early stage “cross-border” companies including SaaS, AI-powered platforms, collaboration and IoT solutions. Ms. Roberts currently serves on the boards of Zebra Technologies, Inc. and Zynga Inc., and was most recently a director of RealNetworks, Inc. for nearly 10 years, until 2020, and of ARM Holdings Plc until its acquisition by the SoftBank Group in 2016. From 2000 to 2013, Ms. Roberts served as Managing Director of Mayfield Fund, where she continued as a venture advisor until 2014, investing in wireless, mobile, enterprise and consumer technology companies. From 1992 to 2000, Ms. Roberts was employed by 3Com Corporation (later acquired by Hewlett Packard), where she held various executive positions, including Senior Vice President of Global Marketing and Business Development, President of 3Com Ventures and President of the Palm Computing Business Unit. She also serves on the advisory board of Illuminate Ventures and is Co-Chair of GBx Global.org, a curated network of British entrepreneurs and senior technology executives in the San Francisco Bay Area. Ms. Roberts holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree (honors) from the University of Birmingham in the U.K. Ms. Roberts provides our Board with a valuable perspective based on her extensive executive and board-level experience with technology companies in multiple product areas and sectors, including networking and communications products, software, microprocessor technology, gaming and applications, spanning consumer, business and service provider markets.

Barbara V. Scherer, Director

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Barbara V. Scherer has served as one of our directors since August 2011. Ms. Scherer is the former Senior Vice President, finance and administration and chief financial officer of Plantronics, Inc. (now known as Poly), a global leader in audio communication devices for businesses and consumers. She served in this position from 1998 to 2012 and was responsible for all aspects of the company's financial management, as well as information technology, legal and investor relations. She was Vice President, finance and administration and chief financial officer of Plantronics from 1997 to 1998. Prior to Plantronics, Ms. Scherer held various executive management positions spanning eleven years in the disk drive industry, was an associate with The Boston Consulting Group, and was a member of the corporate finance team at ARCO in Los Angeles. Ms. Scherer currently serves on the Board of Directors of ANSYS, Inc., a publicly traded engineering simulation software and services company, as well as the Board of Directors of Ultra Clean Holdings, Inc., a publicly traded developer and supplier of systems for the semiconductor capital equipment, flat panel, medical, energy and research industries. From 2004 through 2010, she served as a director of Keithley Instruments, Inc., a publicly traded test and measurement company, until its acquisition by Danaher Corporation. Ms. Scherer received B.A. degrees from the University of California at Santa Barbara and her M.B.A. from the School of Management at Yale University. With extensive hands-on experience in senior management roles with technology growth companies as well as public company board, committee and Audit Chair service, Ms. Scherer provides the Company with practical and strategic insight into complex financial reporting and management issues as well as significant operational expertise.

Thomas H. Waechter, Lead Independent Director

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Thomas H. Waechter has served as one of our directors since December 2014. Mr. Waechter currently is a private investor. From January 2009 to August 2015, Mr. Waechter served as President, Chief Executive Officer and a member of the board of directors of JDS Uniphase Corporation (now Viavi Solutions Inc.), a leading provider of communications test and measurement solutions and optical products. He previously served as Executive Vice President and President of the Communications Test & Measurement Group of JDS Uniphase Corp. from 2007 until becoming Chief Executive Officer. Prior to that, Mr. Waechter held a wide variety of executive positions, including Chief Operating Officer at Harris Stratex Networks (now Aviat Networks, Inc.), President and Chief Executive Officer at Stratex Networks, President and Chief Executive Officer at REMEC Corporation and President and Chief Executive Officer of Spectrian Corporation. Additionally, he held a number of global executive-level positions during his 14-year career with Schlumberger Ltd. Mr. Waechter also serves as an Executive Advisor to Tensility Venture Partners and is a National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) Board Leadership Fellow. He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from The College of William and Mary. As a recent chief executive officer of a public company and as a prior senior executive in a variety of highly relevant technology companies and international industries, Mr. Waechter provides the Company with extensive operational, strategic and executive management experience.