The Board of Directors of YuMe (the "Company") sets high standards for the Company's employees, officers and directors. Implicit in this philosophy is the importance of sound corporate governance. It is the duty of the Board of Directors to serve as a prudent fiduciary for shareholders and to oversee the management of the Company's business. To fulfill its responsibilities and to discharge its duty, the Board of Directors follows the procedures and standards that are set forth in these guidelines. These guidelines are subject to modification from time to time as the Board of Directors deems appropriate in the best interests of the Company or as required by applicable laws and regulations.

Tony Carvalho, Chief Financial Officer


Mr. Carvalho has served as our Chief Financial Officer since May 2014. Prior to that Mr. Carvalho served as Vice President, Financial Planning and Administration for the Company since March 2013. Prior to joining the Company, from April 2011 to October 2012, Mr. Carvalho served as Vice President, Finance at Modcloth, Inc., an online specialty clothing retailer, and Mr. Carvalho took time off prior to joining the Company in March 2013. From October 2008 to April 2011, Mr. Carvalho served as Vice President, Finance at Service Source International, Inc., a recurring revenue management solutions company. Prior thereto, Mr. Carvalho was the Vice President, Finance of Aliph, Inc., a manufacturer and distributor of Bluetooth enabled devices, the Corporate Controller of Upek, Inc., a provider of biometric fingerprint security solutions, the Chief Financial Officer of Xoom, Inc., a provider of international money transfer solutions and the Vice President, Finance and Corporate Controller of PayPal, Inc. which was acquired by eBay, Inc. Mr. Carvalho is a certified public accountant and holds a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Mumbai.

Michael Hudes, Executive Vice President, Chief Revenue Officer


Michael Hudes brings over 20 years of extensive advertising and digital media experience to the YuMe team. Michael previously served as CEO of Keystream, where he led the development of a platform for publishers and advertisers to create dynamic overlay advertising units to more effectively monetize video content. Prior to that, he served as President of Innovation Strategy and Growth for Interpublic Group's Mediabrands and was the President and Chief Operating Officer of Organic, Inc., where he oversaw the company's evolution from a 17-person shop dedicated to building websites to a 1,300-person team focused on digital marketing services. Michael graduated with Honors with a BA in Political Science from the University of Rochester.

Paul Porrini, President and CEO


Mr. Porrini has served as President and Chief Executive Officer since November 2016. Prior thereto he served as Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary since April 2013. From July 2012 through April 2013 her served as our General Counsel and Secretary. From February 2008 to June 2012, Mr. Porrini served as Vice President, Deputy General Counsel and Assistant Secretary at Hewlett-Packard Company, a global provider of products, technology and software, and from 2001 to 2008 he served in a variety of other legal roles with Hewlett-Packard. From 1999 to 2001, Mr. Porrini served as Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of Bluestone Software, Inc., a web application server software company that was acquired by Hewlett-Packard. Prior to Bluestone, Mr. Porrini held partner and associate roles at several law firms. Mr. Porrini began his legal career as an Attorney Advisor in the Division of Corporation Finance with the SEC. Mr. Porrini holds a B.S. in Quantitative Business Analysis from the Pennsylvania State University, a J.D. from the Widener University School of Law and an L.L.M. (Taxation) from the Georgetown University Law Center.

Ayyappan Sankaran, Chief Technology Officer


Mr. Sankaran is a founder of our Company; he has served as our Chief Technology Officer since August 2008 and has been Vice President, Engineering and a member of the Board since our inception in December 2004. Mr. Sankaran was named Executive Vice President, Engineering and Chief Technology Officer in April 2013. Prior to co-founding YuMe, Mr. Sankaran was Director of Software Development at Netopia, Inc., a publicly-held manufacturer of DSL equipment and service provider for Internet service providers and carriers. He was a co-founder of StarNet Technologies, a voice over DSL company, which was acquired by Netopia in 1999. Prior to co-founding StarNet, Mr. Sankaran held various technical positions at Octel Communications (acquired by Lucent Technologies), Abbott Labs and Ready Systems. Mr. Sankaran holds a B.S.E.E. from the College of Engineering, Madras, India and a Masters in Electrical Engineering from the University of Texas.

Mitchell Habib, Class II Director

Mr. Habib has served as a member of the Board since June 2013. Since June 2014, Mr. Habib has been President and Chief Executive Officer of FCM LLC, a full service consulting firm supporting private equity clients and their portfolio businesses. Mr. Habib was the Chief Operating Officer of Nielsen Holdings N.V. ("Nielsen"), a global information and measurement company, from January 2012 through March 2014. Previously, Mr. Habib served as the Executive Vice President of Nielsen's Global Business Services division from 2007 until December 2011. Prior thereto, Mr. Habib served as Chief Information Officer for certain North American divisions of Citigroup and for several major divisions of General Electric. Mr. Habib holds a B.S. in Journalism and a Masters in Public Administration from the University of Florida.

Adriel Lares, Class II Director

Mr. Lares has served as a member of the Board since June 2013. Since May 2016, Mr. Lares has served as the Chief Financial Officer of Fastly, a real-time content delivery network provider. Mr. Lares served as Chief Financial Officer of Lookout Inc., a security technology company, from February 2012 until July 2015 and remained in an advisory role through November 2015. Previously, Mr. Lares served as the Business Unit Leader of Hewlett-Packard Company’s 3PAR division, which provides data storage solutions, from October 2010 until January 2012, and served as the Director of Finance and later the Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer of 3PAR, Inc., a data storage company, from 2001 until it was acquired by Hewlett-Packard Company in September 2010. Mr. Lares previously served as Chief Financial Officer of Techfuel, Inc., a reseller of high-end storage management solutions, a technology investment banker at Morgan Stanley & Co. Incorporated and a Treasury Analyst for the Walt Disney Company. Mr. Lares holds a B.A. in Economics from Stanford University.

Elias Nader, Class III Director

Mr. Nader has served as a member of the board since May 2016. Mr. Nader has over 20 years of experience in Finance and Accounting and is currently the Chief Financial Officer of Sigma Designs, Inc. Before joining Sigma Designs, Mr. Nader was the Chief Financial Officer for Imperial Holding, based in Europe and the Middle East. He has also been a financial consultant with a number of global companies in Europe and the Middle East where he applied his proficiency in French, Spanish and Arabic. Mr. Nader has also served as Corporate Controller for Bay Area-based Dionex Corporation (acquired by Thermo-Fisher). Prior to Dionex, he was the Vice President of Finance at InterWave Communications (acquired by Alvarion, Inc.). Mr. Nader has also held leadership roles at companies such as Adaptive Broadband, Price Waterhouse Coopers (PWC), VeriFone and Seagate. Mr. Nader holds an MBA from San Jose State University.

Christopher Paisley, Class II Director

Mr. Paisley has served as a member of the Board since November 2012. Mr. Paisley has served as the Dean's Executive Professor of Accounting at the Leavey School of Business at Santa Clara University since 2001. Mr. Paisley served as Chief Financial Officer of 3Com Corporation, a computer networking company, from 1985 to 2000. Mr. Paisley also serves on the boards of directors of Ambarella Corporation, a developer of video compression and image processing semiconductors, Bridge Capital Holdings, a bank holding company, Control 4 Corporation, a supplier of home automation equipment, Equinix, Inc., a provider of network colocation and managed services, and Fortinet, Inc., a provider of unified threat management solutions. He previously served as a director of Volterra Semiconductor Corporation, a provider of power management semiconductors and 3PAR, Inc., a provider of utility storage solutions. Mr. Paisley holds a B.A. degree in business economics from the University of California at Santa Barbara and an M.B.A. from the Anderson School at the University of California at Los Angeles.

Eric Singer, Chairman and Class III Director

Mr. Singer has served as a member of the board since May 2016. Mr. Singer has served as the managing member of each of VIEX GP, LLC, the general partner of VIEX Opportunities Fund, LP and various VIEX Opportunities Funds, as well as certain other investment funds since May 2014. Mr. Singer served as co-managing member of Potomac Capital Management III, L.L.C., from March 2012 until September 2014, and General Partner of several of its related entities from May 2009 until September 2014. From July 2007 to April 2009, Mr. Singer was a senior investment analyst at Riley Investment Management. He has served on the board of directors of TigerLogic Corporation since January 2015 and IEC Electronics Corp., since February 2015. Singer previously served as a director at Meru Networks, Inc. from January 2014 until January 2015, PLX Technology, Inc. from December 2013 until its sale in August 2014, Sigma Designs, Inc. from August 2012 until December 2013, including as its Chairman of the Board from January 2013 until December 2013, and Zilog Corporation from August 2008 until its sale in February 2010. Mr. Singer holds a B.A. from Brandeis University.

John Mutch, Class I Director

Since 2005, Mr. Mutch has been managing partner and founder of MV Advisors LLC, a strategic block investment firm. From 2008 to 2017, Mr. Mutch served as the President, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of BeyondTrust Software, a privately held security software company focused on privilege identity management solutions sold into the Global 2000 IT infrastructure market. Mr. Mutch is a member of the board of directors of Maxell Technologies, an energy storage and power delivery solutions company (since 2017), the chairman of the board of Aviat Networks, a global supplier of microwave networking solutions (since 2015) and a member of the board of directors of Agilysys Networks, a provider of hospitality software and solutions (since 2009). From 2008 to 2016, Mr. Mutch also served as a member of the board of directors of Steel Excel, an oilfield service company. Mr. Mutch holds a B.S. in Applied Economics from Cornell University and an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago.

Brian Kelley, Class I Director

Since 2016, Mr. Kelley has served as the Chief Executive Officer and founder of Four Winds Advisors, a business development and services company. From 2014 to 2015, Mr. Kelley served as Chief Executive Officer of Alteva Corporation and as a member of its board of directors from 2013 to 2014. From 2012 to 2014, Mr. Kelley was Chief Executive Officer of Snom Technologies, a VoIP telephone company. From 2007 to 2010, Mr. Kelley served as President of Tamco Technology Corporation, a telecommunications asset management company. Mr. Kelley holds a B.A. in Economics from the University of New Hampshire and an M.B.A. from the University of Connecticut.

Steve Domenik, Class I Director

Since 1995, Mr. Domenik has served as a general partner of Sevin Rosen Funds, a venture capital firm. From 2010 to 2016, Mr. Domenik served on the board of directors of Pixelworks, Inc., and, from February 2016 to April 2016, Mr. Domenik served as its Interim Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Domenik is also a member of the boards of directors of Emcore Corporation, a provider of advanced mixed-signal optics products (since 2013), and MoSys, Inc., a semiconductor company (since 2012). From 2014 to 2015, Mr. Domenik served as a member on the board of directors of Meru Networks, Inc., a cyber security solutions company. From 2012 to 2013, Mr. Domenik served as a member of the board of directors of PLX Technology, Inc., an integrated circuit company. Mr. Domenik holds an A.B. in Physics and M.S.E.E. from the University of California, Berkeley.

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