Kirt P. Karros
Mr. Karros has served on our Board since August 2019. Mr. Karros has served as Senior Vice President, Finance and Treasurer at Hewlett Packard Enterprise since November 2015. Prior to that, Mr. Karros performed a similar role at Hewlett Packard Co., as well as leading Investor Relations, from May 2015 to October 2015. Previously, Mr. Karros served as a Principal and Managing Director of Research for Relational Investors LLC, an investment manager, from 2001 to May 2015. Prior to joining Relational in 1997, Mr. Karros was a Tax Manager at Arthur Andersen LLP, primarily providing tax consulting to public and private entities. From August 2013 to May 2015, Mr. Karros served on the Board of Directors of PMC-Sierra, Inc., a semiconductor company, including on its compensation committee. Mr. Karros holds a master’s degree in accounting and bachelor’s degree in business administration (summa cum laude) from San Diego State University. He is a Certified Public Accountant and holds the professional designation of Chartered Financial Analyst. Mr. Karros’ financial expertise and his shareholder perspective enable him to offer valuable contributions in his service to the Board as well as the Compensation Committee.