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C.K. Hong , ,

Chun K. Hong is one of the founders of Netlist and has served as president, chief executive officer and director since our inception. He assumed the title of chairman of the Board of Directors in 2004. Prior to Netlist, Mr. Hong was president and chief operating officer of Infinilink Corp., a communications software company based in Irvine, CA. Prior to that, he was executive vice president of Viking Components, Inc., a memory manufacturing company based in RSM, CA. From 1983 to 1998, Mr. Hong held various management positions at LG subsidiaries in South Korea and in the U.S. He received a B.S. degree in economics from Virginia Commonwealth University and an M.S. degree in technology management from Pepperdine University's Graduate School of Management. As one of the founders and a semiconductor industry veteran, Mr. Hong brings to the Board extensive knowledge of the organization, our markets and our customers.

Blake A. Welcher , ,

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.

Jun S. Cho , ,

Jun Cho joined the Netlist Board in November 2014. He brings a considerable legal background to the Netlist’s Board of Directors, as General Counsel to Fiat Chrysler Asia Pacific and Vice President and Assistant General Counsel to Chrysler Group LLC. He has more than 16 years of experience as legal counsel for the Chrysler Group and over 10 years of experience in the Asia Pacific region heading up Fiat Chrysler's initiatives in technology licensing, product distribution, M&A transactions and joint ventures, from his bases in Beijing and Shanghai. Prior to Chrysler, Mr. Cho specialized in international financing and corporate transactions working for global-reaching law firms including Debevoise & Plimpton in New York, Kim & Chang in Seoul, Korea and Arnold & Porter in Washington D.C. Mr. Cho holds a J.D. degree from the New York University School of Law and is admitted to the bar in the state of New York and in Washington D.C. He received his undergraduate degree in economics from the College of William and Mary.

Kiho Choi , ,

Kiho Choi joined the Netlist Board in May 2017. In 2005, Mr. Choi established Choi, Kim & Park, LLP (“CKP”), the largest Korean American full service CPA firms in the U.S., and is currently the Managing Partner of CKP. In this role, Mr. Choi is responsible for directing the SEC and international company audit service and the management and financing consulting practices of the firm. He also currently serves on the Board of Directors of Hanmi Financial Corporation. Mr. Choi began his public accounting career in 1989 in the Assurance and Consulting Division of Watkins, Meegan, Drury & Co, LLC in Washington D.C. As director in charge of resolution services division, Mr. Choi had responsibility for auditing banks and government contractors and worked closely with the Resolution Trust Corporation and FDIC. In 1995, Mr. Choi joined Kim & Lee, LLP, as a partner responsible for the firm’s audit and consulting practice. Mr. Choi is a graduate of the University of Illinois, at Chicago, receiving both a Bachelor’s and Master’s of Science degrees in Accounting. Mr. Choi brings to Netlist’s Board of Directors his significant accounting and financial expertise, as well as his extensive senior management experience.


Audit Committee Compensation Committee Nominating and Corporate
Governance Committee
Jun Cho
Kiho Choi
Blake Welcher

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