Blake A. Welcher joined the Netlist Board in August 2013. Prior to the sale of DTS in December 2016, he served as Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of DTS, Inc., a NASDAQ public company and had been a member of the Company’s executive team since March 2000. As General Counsel, Intellectual Property, at DTS, he managed the licensing operations and was instrumental in building key assets that have led to DTS’ success. Mr. Welcher led the Company’s legal licensing functions, collaborated with key partners and worked to establish DTS, Inc. as a global name in consumer electronics. Mr. Welcher holds a bachelor’s degree in Aeronautical Engineering from California Polytechnic State University at San Luis Obispo, a Juris Doctorate and Masters of Intellectual Property degree from Franklin Pierce Law Center (University of New Hampshire School of Law) and is a US licensed Patent Attorney. Mr. Welcher brings more than 20 years of industry experience to Netlist’s Board of Directors with his extensive background in worldwide licensing operations, corporate governance, risk management, intellectual property and legal affairs.