Committee Composition

Below is a summary of our committee structure and membership information. To read more about any of the committees, click on committee names in the chart below.
Chairperson Chairperson Committee Member Member Financial Expert Financial Expert
 Audit CommitteeCompensation CommitteeNominating and Corporate Governance Committee
Ron Foster Financial Expert
Ron Foster
Director


Ronald C. Foster has served as a member of our Board of Directors since May 2016. Since November 2014, Mr. Foster has served on the Board of Directors of Advanced Energy Industries, Inc. From April 2008 to March 2015, Mr. Foster served as Chief Financial Officer and Vice President of Finance of Micron Technology, Inc., where he served as a member of Micron’s Board of Directors from June 2004 to April 2005. Before joining Micron, Mr. Foster was the Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice Presiden... 
Chairperson   
Stephen J. Socolof  
Stephen J. Socolof
Director


Stephen J. Socolof has served as a member of our Board of Directors since June 2008. Mr. Socolof is Managing Partner of New Venture Partners, a venture capital firm that he co-founded in 2001. Previously, Mr. Socolof worked at Lucent Technologies, Inc. from 1996 to 2001 where he established Lucent’s New Ventures Group. Before joining Lucent, Mr. Socolof spent eight years with Booz, Allen & Hamilton Inc., where he was a leader of the firm’s innovation consulting practice. Mr. Socolof is currently... 
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Geoffrey R. Tate 
Geoffrey R. Tate
Director


Geoffrey R. Tate has served as a member of our Board of Directors since August 2009. From March 2010 until January 2012, Mr. Tate was the interim Chief Executive Officer and a member of the Board of Directors of Nanosolar, Inc. Mr. Tate was the founding Chief Executive Officer of Rambus Inc. in May 1990 and served as CEO and a member of the Board of Directors until January 2005. Mr. Tate served as the non-employee Chairman of the Board of Directors of Rambus from January 2005 to August 2006. Fro... 
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Lawrence G. Finch 
Lawrence G. Finch
Director


Lawrence G. Finch has served as a member of our Board of Directors since June 2008. Mr. Finch has served as managing director at Sigma Partners, a venture capital firm, since joining the firm in 1987. Mr. Finch brings a wealth of operational experience in moving early-stage technology companies through high-growth stages of development. He has advised more than 20 companies throughout his career. We believe that Mr. Finch’s 40 years of experience in founding, managing, and financing businesses, ... 
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Peter Hébert 
Peter Hébert
Director


Peter Hébert was appointed as a member of our Board of Directors in June 2008. Mr. Hébert is a managing partner at Lux Capital, a venture capital firm, which he co-founded in 2000. In addition to Everspin, Mr. Hébert currently serves on the Board of Directors for Auris Surgical Robotics, Inc., Gridco Inc., Lux Research, Inc., Halo Neuro, Inc., Flex Logix Technologies, Inc. and Matterport, Inc. From 2003 to 2008, Mr. Hébert served as founding Chief Executive Officer of Lux Research, which he help... 
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Mike Gustafson 
Mike Gustafson
Director


Mike Gustafson has served as a member of our Board of Directors since March 2017. Mike Gustafson was Senior Vice President of the Enterprise Flash Unit of WD/HGST and prior to that was Chairman and CEO of Virident Systems (an enterprise flash storage software and solutions company acquired by Western Digital Corporation in October 2013 for $685 million). Gustafson was also President & CEO of BlueArc, a network attached storage company (acquired by Hitachi Data Systems), and before that an execut... 
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