Mr. Mercer has served as a Director of the Company since September 2013. He has served as a Director of Polycom, Inc. since November 2007, and as a Director of QLogic Corporation since October 2010. Mr. Mercer was the Chief Executive Officer of Conexant Systems, Inc. from April 2008 to April 2011, and he also served as a member of the Board of Conexant from May 2003 to April 2011, including as Chairman from August 2008 to April 2011. At Adaptec, Inc., Mr. Mercer served as interim Chief Executive Officer from May 2005 through November 2005, and on Adaptec’s Board of Directors from November 2003 to October 2008. Mr. Mercer has also held Board positions at Palm, Inc., SMART Modular Technologies (WWH), Inc., Alantec Corporation, NetRatings, Inc., and several private companies.
Mr. Mercer served as a senior vice president and advisor to the chief executive officer of Western Digital Corporation from February 2004 through December 2004. Prior to that, Mr. Mercer was a Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for Western Digital Corporation from October 2001 through January 2004. From June 2000 to September 2001, Mr. Mercer served as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Teralogic, Inc. Mr. Mercer has also served in various senior operating and finance roles with Dell, Inc., JWP Businessland, Inc., LSI Corporation, and PricewaterhouseCoopers. He holds a BS in Accounting from California Polytechnic University.