SGI

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Silicon Graphics International Corp.
900 North McCarthy Blvd.
Milpitas, CA 95035

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Board of Directors

Ronald D. Verdoorn

Chairman of the Board

Ronald D. Verdoorn has served as a member of our Board of Directors since March 2005 and as Chairman of our Board since January 2006. Mr. Verdoorn also serves as a member of our Compensation Committee. The Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee concluded that Mr. Verdoorn should continue to serve as Chairman and a director of the Company due to his extensive experience in the operational and managerial requirements of public technology-based companies. This diverse and extensive experience qualifies Mr. Verdoorn as a highly-skilled contributor to our business, the Company and Board, possessing and offering unique expertise regarding our strategic vision, management and operations. From January 2012 until February 2012, Mr. Verdoorn served as our interim chief executive officer. From August to December 2011, Mr. Verdoorn was chief executive officer of Fast Wrap USA LLC, a shrink-wrap company specializing in boat wrap, building wrap and large industrial shrink-wrap projects. From January 1999 to 2002, Mr. Verdoorn served as executive vice president of Global Operations for Affymetrix, Inc., a company specializing in the development of technology for acquiring and managing complex genetic information for use in biomedical research, genomics and clinical diagnostics, following which he continued as a consultant until December 2003. From 1997 to 1999, Mr. Verdoorn served as an independent consultant to the hard disk drive industry. From 1983 to 1997, Mr. Verdoorn held a number of positions with Seagate Technology, Inc., most recently as executive vice president and chief operating officer of Storage Products. Mr. Verdoorn is also on the board of directors of Fast Wrap USA LLC. Mr. Verdoorn holds a B.A. in Sociology from Linfield College in Oregon.

Member Member of the Compensation Committee
Jorge L. Titinger

President and Chief Executive Officer

Jorge Titinger joined SGI in February 2012 as our President and Chief Executive Officer and as a member of our board of directors. The Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee concluded that Mr. Titinger should continue to serve as a director of the Company due to his knowledge of our products and services, his extensive industry experience and management’s success in reaching its goals under his leadership, including significantly increasing enterprise value, returning the Company to operating profitability, significantly strengthening the Company’s balance sheet and strengthening the Company’s leadership team. Previously, Mr. Titinger held several executive positions at Verigy Ltd. (a company in the semiconductor automated test equipment industry) culminating as President, Chief Executive Officer and member of the Board. Mr. Titinger worked for Verigy Ltd. from June 2008 to July 2011. Prior to Verigy, Mr. Titinger was Sr. Vice President and General Manager of Product Business Groups at Form Factor, Inc. (a company in the probe card technology business) from November 2007 to June 2008. Mr. Titinger previously held executive positions at KLA-Tencor Corporation (a company in the semiconductor equipment industry), Applied Materials, Inc. (a company involved in semiconductor manufacturing), MIPS/Silicon Graphics Inc. (a company in the graphics computing industry) and Hewlett-Packard Company. Mr. Titinger also serves on the Boards of Directors of XCERRA, a publicly traded company in the semiconductor test equipment market, and CalAmp Corp., a publicly traded wireless communications solutions provider. Mr. Titinger holds a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering, a Master of Science degree in electrical engineering and a Master of Science degree in engineering management, each from Stanford University.

Charles M. Boesenberg

Charles M. Boesenberg has been a member of SGI’s Board of Directors since August 2006 and is also a member of our Audit Committee. The Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee concluded that Mr. Boesenberg should continue to serve as a director of the Company due to his diverse, extensive experience as a director of public company boards and business executive within our industry. Mr. Boesenberg’s previous experience in both business leadership and public company director service extends his range of knowledge, providing the Board with important perspectives as it leads and guides the Company from business and governance perspectives. Mr. Boesenberg served as Executive Chairman of the board of directors of Callidus Software, a publicly traded provider of sales performance management and incentive compensation software, from November 2007 until November 2008 and has served as Non-Executive Chairman of the board of directors since November 2008. Mr. Boesenberg has held senior executive positions at IBM and Apple and served as president and/or chief executive officer and chairman of NetIQ Corporation, Central Point Software, Magellan and Integrated Systems. Mr. Boesenberg served as a director from September 2006 to August 2013 at Keynote Systems, a publicly traded provider of on-demand test and measurement products for mobile communications, VoIP, streaming and Internet performance, which was acquired by Thoma Bravo in August 2013. Additionally, Mr. Boesenberg served from January 2013 to August 2013 on the board of Websense, Inc., a provider of Internet security software acquired by Vista Capital in June 2013. Mr. Boesenberg served as Chairman of the board of directors at Ancestry.com, a publicly traded provider of online family history, which was acquired by Permira Funds, from July 2006 until December 2012. He has also previously served on the boards of directors of Symantec, Interwoven, Macromedia, Onyx Software, Epicor Software and Maxtor. Mr. Boesenberg holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the Rose Hulman Institute of Technology and an M.S. in Business Administration from Boston University.

Member Member of the Audit Committee
Gary A. Griffiths

Gary A. Griffiths has been a member of SGI’s Board of Directors since November 2004 and is a member of the Audit Committee. Mr. Griffiths also serves as the chairman of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee. The Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee concluded that Mr. Griffiths should continue to serve as a director of the Company due to his extensive executive leadership experience in both large complex and globally established companies, as well as his successful entrepreneurial accomplishments, throughout his career. This diversity and expertise contributes to the Board’s ability to provide insights and business guidance as we execute our strategy. Since February 2015, Mr. Griffiths has been President & CEO of iPass Inc., a publicly-traded global Wi-Fi roaming network provider. Mr. Griffiths Co-Founded Trapit, Inc. in November 2009, and served as Chief Executive Officer through February 2015. In July 2008, Mr. Griffiths joined LiteScape Technologies, Inc., a company focused on unifying various communication technologies over VoIP, as Chief Executive Officer and Chairman. Upon the acquisition in May 2007 by Cisco Systems, Inc. of WebEx Communications, Inc., a provider of web-based conferencing solutions, Mr. Griffiths became a Vice President at Cisco, where he remained until April 2008. Mr. Griffiths joined WebEx in December 2005 as Vice President of Products, and became President of WebEx, where he remained until May 2007. From June 1999 to July 2005, Mr. Griffiths was Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer at Everdream Corporation, a technology services company. Mr. Griffiths holds a B.S. in Aerospace Engineering from the United States Naval Academy and an M.S. from George Washington University.

Member Member of the Audit Committee
Committee Chair Chair of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee
General Michael W. Hagee

General Michael W. Hagee has been a member of SGI’s Board of Directors since February 2008. General Hagee is also a member of our Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee, as well as chairman of our Compensation Committee. The Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee concluded that Mr. Hagee should continue to serve as a director of the Company due to his qualifications which include significant expertise and knowledge of the market segment and customers served by our SGI Federal business. His firsthand experience in successfully leading large, complex organizations also proves invaluable to the growth and management of our diverse global sales and services businesses, qualifying him as a diverse and highly skilled director on our Board. General Hagee is the head of MH Dimension Consulting, specializing in advising, counseling and training in topics such as ethical leadership, team building, mentoring and organizational efficiency. General Hagee retired from the Marine Corps in January 2007. From 2003 to 2006 General Hagee was a member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff as the 33rd Commandant of the United States Marine Corps. Prior to that, he was the Commanding General of the 1st Marine Expeditionary Force. In total, General Hagee served in the U.S. military for more than 43 years. General Hagee holds numerous military, civilian, and foreign decorations, including the Bronze Star with Valor, National Intelligence Distinguished Service Medal, and Defense Distinguished Service Medal. General Hagee graduated with distinction from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1968 with a B.S. in Engineering. General Hagee also holds an M.S. in Electrical Engineering from the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School and an M.A. in National Security and Strategic Studies from the Naval War College. General Hagee currently serves as a member of the board of directors of Cobham, plc, a publicly traded British manufacturing company.

Committee Chair Chair of the Compensation Committee
Member Member of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee
Douglas R. King

Douglas R. King has been a member of SGI’s Board of Directors since February 2008 and serves as the chairman of the Audit Committee. He is also a member of our Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee. The Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee concluded that Mr. King should continue to serve as a director of the Company due to his extensive financial and accounting expertise. He brings invaluable capabilities in financial understanding, business perspective and auditing issues. Through collaboration with our independent auditors and senior management team, Mr. King provides clarity and focus for the Company’s Audit Committee, allowing this vital function to guide the Company’s compliance with current audit issues. This experience qualifies Mr. King as a highly skilled contributor to our business, the Company and the Board. Mr. King is a Certified Public Accountant with more than 30 years of experience in the accounting industry. Mr. King most recently served as the Managing Partner of the San Francisco office of Ernst & Young LLP, from which he retired in 2002. Currently, Mr. King serves on the boards of directors of: SJW Corp (as Chairman of the Audit Committee and member of the Executive Compensation and Finance Committees), Westport innovations, Inc. (as Chairman of the Audit Committee and member of the Governance and Strategy Committees) and of the private company Adaptive Spectrum and Signal Alignment, Inc. Prior to that, Mr. King served as a director, Chairman of the Audit Committee and a member of the Governance, Compensation and Special Committees of Marvell Technology Group and a director, Chairman of the Audit Committee and member of the Governance Committee of Fuel Systems Solutions, Inc. Mr. King has a B.S. in Psychology and Business from the University of Wisconsin (Madison) and an M.B.A. from the University of Arkansas.

Committee Chair Chair of the Audit Committee
Member Member of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee
Nina Richardson

Nina Richardson joined SGI’s Board of Directors in January 2016 and is a member of our Compensation Committee.  Ms. Richardson is an accomplished leader, bringing a wealth of experience from the global technology sector. Her extraordinary technology and business expertise and insights are extremely beneficial to SGI and its stockholders.  Most recently, Ms. Richardson served as Chief Operating Officer of GoPro, a wearable electronic photographic equipment and content producer, from 2013 to 2015; helping take that company public in 2014. Prior to that, Ms. Richardson provided consulting and interim operations management services for a variety of companies.  Ms. Richardson brings over 30 years of experience in engineering, manufacturing, sales, supply chain management and global operations, and has held executive positions in a variety of industry sectors including consumer electronics, technology, energy, lighting, automotive and manufacturing. Ms. Richardson holds a B.S. in Industrial Engineering from Purdue University and an Executive M.B.A. from Pepperdine University.

Member Member of the Compensation Committee
Kirsten Wolberg

Kirsten O. Wolberg joined SGI’s Board of Directors in January 2016 and serves as a member of our Audit Committee. Ms. Wolberg possesses a strong background in strategy, technology and operations. Her extensive skills will help advance SGI’s business strategy. Ms. Wolberg currently serves as Vice President, Talent, Performance and Learning for PayPal, a global technology platform and payments leader. For the past year, she held the role of Separation Executive, leading the separation program as part of the eBay/PayPal tax-free split. Prior to this effort, Ms. Wolberg was responsible for the chief operating functions for PayPal Technology. Ms. Wolberg previously served as CIO for Saleforce.com and was named one of Computerworld’s 2016 Premier 100 Technology Leaders. In 2011, she was selected by the San Francisco Business Times as one of the Most Influential Women in Business in the Bay Area. Ms. Wolberg has served in leadership roles with The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS) and is on the Board of Trustees of the Greater Bay Area chapter of that organization. Ms. Wolberg holds a B.S. degree in Finance from the University of Southern California and an MBA degree from the J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern.

Member Member of the Audit Committee