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Board of Directors

Betsy S. Atkins
Chief Executive Officer, Baja Corporation LLC and Co-Founder of Ascend Communications
Peter A. Leav
President, Chief Executive Officer and Member of the Board
Martha Helena Bejar
CEO and Board Director, Flow Mobile, and former leader at Wipro Infocrossing and Microsoft
D. Scott Mercer
Retired Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Conexant Systems, Inc., Audit Committee Chair
Robert J. Frankenberg
Owner NetVentures and Former CEO and Chairman for Novell and Encanto Networks
Kevin T. Parker
Chairman of the Board
John A. Kelley
Chief Executive Officer, CereScan Corp.
Gary Daichendt
Former Executive Vice President Worldwide Operations at Cisco

Betsy S. Atkins , , , Chief Executive Officer, Baja Corporation LLC and Co-Founder of Ascend Communications

Betsy S. Atkins has served as Chief Executive Officer of Baja Ventures, a technology, life sciences and renewable energy early stage venture capital fund, since 1994. She served as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Clear Standards, Inc., which developed SaaS enterprise level software monitoring/calculating carbon emissions, from 2008 to 2009 until its sale to SAP. She previously served as Chairperson and Chief Executive Officer of NCI, Inc., a neutraceutical functional food company, from 1991 through 1993. Ms. Atkins co-founded Ascend Communications, a manufacturer of communications equipment, in 1989, where she was also a member of the board of directors until its acquisition by Lucent Technologies, a telecommunications systems, software and products company, in 1999.

Ms. Atkins currently serves on the board of directors of Polycom, Inc., Darden Restaurants, Inc., HD Supply, Inc.,Schneider Electric, Inc., and SL Green Realty Corp. She is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. Ms. Atkins served on the boards of directors of Ltd.; Ciber, Inc.; Chico's FAS, Inc.; Vonage Holdings Corp.; Reynolds American, Inc.; SunPower Corporation; and Towers Watson & Co. She served as a presidential appointee to the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corp. board of directors from 2001 to 2003. Ms. Atkins is also a board member of Florida International University’s College of Medicine Health Care Network Faculty Group Practice, Inc.

Ms. Atkins brings significant global, sales, marketing and corporate governance experience to the Board. Ms. Atkins’ experience, through nearly 25 years of executive officer service with companies in a high growth phase, gives her a unique perspective on the Company’s business. Ms. Atkins has a strong skill set in sales, marketing with deep digital DNA (social, mobile, Big Data analytics, and cyber) and international operations in the telecommunications, software and professional services industries as well as extensive knowledge of its principal customer segments. Ms. Atkins also brings to the Board extensive knowledge in the areas of sustainability, enterprise risk management, executive compensation and corporate governance.

Martha Helena Bejar , , , CEO and Board Director, Flow Mobile, and former leader at Wipro Infocrossing and Microsoft

Martha Helena Bejar joined the Polycom Board of Directors in October 2013, and is currently CEO and Board Chairman of Flow Mobile (since 2012). Flow Mobile has developed a 4G technology alternative to LTE that can provide wide area coverage at an affordable cost, in order to bring broadband service to underserved and unserved towns across the country.

Prior to joining Flow Mobile, Ms. Bejar was Chairperson and CEO of Wipro Infocrossing (a Wipro Company) from 2011 to 2012, responsible for the strategic and operational management of the Infrastructure Technology Outsourcing business at Infocrossing. She also led Wipro’s government relations program, education initiatives in the U.S., and go-to-market strategy for its Private Equity business. Ms. Bejar joined Wipro in 2009 as President, Global Sales and Operations for Wipro’s IT business and was responsible for the global sales strategy.

Between 2007 and 2009, Ms. Bejar worked at Microsoft, where she was Corporate Vice President for the Communications Sector. Before Microsoft, she served as Nortel’s president of the Caribbean and Latin America (CALA) region from 2004 to 2007 and was responsible for sales, operations, and marketing. Prior to Nortel, Ms. Bejar held numerous technical and commercial positions at BellSouth Corp. and Bell Communications Research.

Ms. Bejar holds a B.S. in Industrial Engineering from the University of Miami and an MBA from Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. She is also a graduate of the Advanced Management Program at Harvard University Business School.

Robert J. Frankenberg , , , Owner NetVentures and Former CEO and Chairman for Novell and Encanto Networks

Robert Frankenberg joined the Polycom Board of Directors in October 2013. Mr. Frankenberg currently heads NetVentures, a management consulting firm he founded in 1996 that focuses on the high tech industry, and previously was Chairman of Kinzan, a leading provider of Internet services platforms that was sold in 2004. From 1994 to 1996, Mr. Frankenberg was Chairman and CEO of Novell, one of the largest networking software companies in the world, where he led the business through a major strategy change to focus the company on the network software business. After Novell, Mr. Frankenberg served for more than three years as Chairman, President, and CEO of eBusiness software and services provider Encanto Networks through the sale of its major business to Avaya.

Prior to Novell and Encanto Networks, Mr. Frankenberg was Vice President & Group General Manager of Hewlett-Packard's Personal Information Products Group, responsible for the personal computer, server, networking, and other office software and consumer product lines. Under his leadership, HP's PC business moved from #26 in market share to #7, and the team he built took HP to the #1 position after he left for Novell. Mr. Frankenberg joined HP as a manufacturing technician and moved up through engineering and management positions.

Mr. Frankenberg is currently on the Board of Directors of Polycom, Nuance Communications, Rubicon Project, Inc., SQLStream, Sylvan Source, Veracity Networks and Wave Systems, and serves on the board of Robert Redford’s Sundance Institute. He is a former member of many other boards including San Jose State University Advisory, Stanford Business School Alumni, National Semiconductor, AOL, Encanto Networks, PowerQuest, Secure Computing and Starlight Networks.

Mr. Frankenberg is a summa cum laude Computer Engineering graduate from San Jose State University, graduate of Stanford's Graduate School of Business executive program, and four-year member of the U.S. Air Force. He has received numerous honors and awards including the Air Force Commendation Medal, Smithsonian Jefferson Scholar, Distinguished Utahan, SJSU College of Engineering Distinguished Graduate and Silicon Valley Engineering Hall of Fame inductee.

John A. Kelley , , , Chief Executive Officer, CereScan Corp.

John Kelley joined CereScan in April of 2009 and currently serves as Chair and CEO of this diagnostic functional brain imaging company with world leading correlated imaging and clinical data warehousing capabilities. Prior to serving in this capacity, he was employed at McDATA Corporation (Nasdaq Listed) in August 2001 as President and Chief Operating Officer and was named President and Chief Executive Officer in August of 2002. He added the position of Chairman in 2004. As Chief Executive Officer, he re-built the management team, introduced multiple products simultaneously on a global basis, acquired and integrated both private and public companies, modernized the company’s aging business processes and systems to meet compliance requirements and prepare for growth, and ultimately grew the company from a $200 million to $630 million annual revenue stream during one of the most tumultuous times for the technology industry. In February of 2007, Brocade Corporation acquired McDATA in a stock transaction valued at just under one billion dollars.

Prior to joining McDATA, Mr. Kelley served as Executive Vice President of Networks at Qwest Communications (NYSE Listed) from July of 2000 to December 2000 after its acquisition of US West Communications (NYSE Listed). Before the acquisition, he served as President of Wholesale and Interconnect Markets for US West from May of 1998 to June of 2000. From March 1995 to April of 1998, John served as Vice President and General Manager of Large Business and Government accounts and simultaneously held the position of President of Federal Services for US West.

Before joining US West, Mr. Kelley was the Area President for Mead Corporation’s Zellerbach Southwestern Division and Vice President and General Manager for their Industrial Products Group from 1991 to 1995. Prior to his assignments at Mead, he held a number of senior and sales management positions at Annatek, Friden-Alcatel and Xerox Corporation.

His professional activities include being a member of the Board of Directors of Polycom since 2000. He is currently Chair of their Corporate Governance Committee. Mr. Kelley is also a board member of Emulex Corporation, as well as Circadence, a private company. He previously served on the Board of Directors of Captaris Corporation in Redmond, Washington.

Mr. Kelley is very active in a variety of non-public activities. He has been a board member of the Colorado Women’s Vision Foundation “Allies Group” whose mission is to advance and retain corporate women leaders since 1997. From 1997 to 1999, he served on the Marshall School of Telecommunication’s Management Advisory Board at the University of Southern California and he was appointed to the Colorado Governor’s Commission on Science and Technology for two years in 2004. He was the executive sponsor for the US West Association of Black Telecommunications Professionals from 1998 to 2000. He currently serves on the Board of Directors at Mount St. Vincent Home, an institution serving children with emotional and behavioral disorders. He has been the National Vice-Chairman for INROADS, Inc., an organization supporting the development and placement of talented minority youths. He has actively served on a variety of committees and support projects for the American Red Cross, United Way, Special Olympics, and the Boy Scouts of America.

Mr. Kelley has been a frequent keynote speaker focusing on technology, leadership, best practices management and corporate ethics. He has been asked to address such organizations as the American Association of Collegiate Schools of Business Deans; the University of Colorado Leeds School of Business; Heidelberg University in Tiffin, Ohio; Denver University School of Business; Colorado State University School of Business; the Communications Managers Association of America; American Electronics Association; and the Computer Software Industry Association of Colorado. More recently he was honored to be the 2010 commencement speaker at the graduation ceremonies at Heidelberg University in Ohio.

Mr. Kelley holds a BS degree in Business from the University of Missouri, St. Louis. A native of Missouri, he currently resides in Golden, Colorado.

Peter A. Leav , , , President, Chief Executive Officer and Member of the Board

Peter Leav was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of Polycom and named a member of Polycom’s board of directors in December 2013.

Mr. Leav brings to Polycom a strong background in operations, general management and sales, spanning a successful 20+ year career in communications, technology and services. He has a proven track record of driving revenue and shareholder value while leading global organizations at such companies as NCR and Motorola and regional organizations at Cisco Systems and Tektronix.

Mr. Leav comes to Polycom from NCR Corporation, where he held senior and executive leadership positions since 2009. Most recently, he was Executive Vice President and President of Industry and Field Operations, responsible for leading a team of approximately 8,000 employees across 120 countries. Mr. Leav led NCR’s global go-to-market efforts, including the NCR Global Sales organization’s direct and indirect sales channels, Professional Services, and Industry Lines of Business, focusing on customers in the Financial Services, Retail, Hospitality, Travel and Technology and Telecom industries. Mr. Leav also led NCR’s Interactive Printer Solutions division, managing its global footprint of manufacturing and distribution capabilities. In addition, Mr. Leav was a member of NCR’s Executive Committee, helping to develop and execute on the company’s global strategy.

Prior to NCR, Mr. Leav worked at Motorola, Inc., from 2006 to 2009, where he held the title of Corporate Vice President and General Manager for Motorola’s enterprise business in North America, Latin America and EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa). Previous to that, he held executive sales leadership positions at Symbol Technologies, Cisco Systems and Tektronix, Inc.

Mr. Leav is a graduate of Lehigh University and a member of the board of directors for HD Supply, Inc.

D. Scott Mercer , , , Retired Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Conexant Systems, Inc., Audit Committee Chair

Mr. Mercer joined the Polycom Board of Directors in November 2007. He is a recognized technology industry leader whose career spans three decades across various executive functions from operations and strategic planning to finance within the storage and computer industry segments. Mr. Mercer served as Chairman and CEO of Conexant from 2008 until its acquisition by Golden Gate Capital in 2011. He served as Chairman of the Board at Adaptec, Inc. until 2008 having served as its interim CEO in 2005. Mr. Mercer was also at Western Digital Corporation as its chief financial and administrative officer in the early 90s, returning 2001-2004 as its CFO during which time he also served as advisor to the CEO regarding business development matters. At Dell in the late 90s he served in vice president of finance roles, and as Dell's vice president of product development for its desktop and notebook product lines. Mr. Mercer's other executive positions have included CFO of TeraLogic, Inc., CFO and controller of LSI Logic Corporation, and as an accountant with Price Waterhouse.

In addition to Polycom, Mr. Mercer currently serves on the boards of QLogic Corp and Sandisk Corporation, and he has previously served on the boards of Alantec, Inc., Hitachi Global Storage Technologies Pte. Ltd., MEMEC Ltd. NetRatings, Inc., Palm, Inc., SMART Modular Technologies (WWH) Inc. and Synergy Semiconductor, Inc. He received his B.S. in Accounting from California Polytechnic University.

Kevin T. Parker , , , Chairman of the Board

Kevin Parker joined Polycom’s Board of Directors in January 2005 and was appointed Chairman of the Board in May 2013. He served as Interim Chief Executive Officer of Polycom from July 2013 to December 2013. Mr. Parker is also a Co-founder and Managing Principal at Bridge Growth Partners, LLC.

Previous to his current roles, Mr. Parker served as President, CEO and Chairman of the Board of Deltek, a recognized technology industry leader, and was the driving force behind Deltek’s strategy of providing superior enterprise software, information solutions and consulting services to leading businesses worldwide.

Prior to Deltek, Mr. Parker served as PeopleSoft's CFO from October 2000 to December 2004. He was also named co-president of PeopleSoft in October 2004. At PeopleSoft he was responsible for internal operations as well as worldwide finance and accounting functions, including administration, human resources, legal, facilities and the IT organization worldwide. During his tenure at PeopleSoft, the company significantly improved its margins, increased its cash flow and return on investments, reduced expenses and lowered days sales outstanding (DSO) to best in class levels. Prior to joining PeopleSoft, Mr. Parker served as senior vice president and chief financial officer for CRM provider Aspect Communications Corp., as well as held senior management positions at Fujitsu Computer Products of America, Standard Microsystems and Toshiba America. In addition, Mr. Parker was previously with the accounting firm of Price Waterhouse.

Mr. Parker is a Henry Crown Fellow at the Aspen Institute. In 2000, CFO Magazine named him one of 20 CFOs who would make a difference in the next decade. He received his bachelor's degree in accounting from Clarkson University where he serves on the Board of Trustees. Parker also serves on the Board of Camber Corporation, a leading provider of professional and management services, information technology, engineering, and advanced training solutions to federal government agencies.

Gary Daichendt , , , Former Executive Vice President Worldwide Operations at Cisco

Gary Daichendt has been a Managing Member of TheoryR Properties LLC since October 2002 and has more than 25 years of experience in the tech industry. He served as Executive Vice President Worldwide Operations at Cisco, where he was responsible for global sales, support, distribution, manufacturing and strategic alliances. He spent eight years at Wang Laboratories, serving as its Vice President of Central Operations and Vice President of Marketing. He was also President and Chief Operating Officer at Nortel Networks and spent 10 years in various sales, marketing and management positions at IBM.

Mr. Daichendt also has extensive experience in public company corporate governance. Currently, he serves on the boards of Polycom, Inc., NCR Corporation and Juniper Networks, Inc. Previously, he served on the boards of ShoreTel, Inc. and Emulex Corporation.

Mr. Daichendt holds a bachelor’s degree in Mathematics from Youngstown State University in Ohio and a master’s degree in Mathematics from the Ohio State University.

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