Karen L. Niparko
...Karen L. Niparko Vice President of Human Resources
...Karen L. Niparko has been the Vice President of Human Resources since September 2001.Prior to joining McDATA, Mrs. Niparko was Executive Consultant for Corporate Solutions, Inc. from April 2001 to September 2001, Corporate Vice President of Human Resources and Officer and former Vice-President of Human Resources for Worldwide Sales & Service of Storage Technology Corporation from April 1997 to February 2001, and Vice President of Operations for Auto-trol Technology Corporation from January 1993 to April 1997.Mrs. Niparko has a Master of Business Administration from the University of Colorado, a BA in Behavioral Sciences from the University of Michigan and a Certificate for Leadership for Sr. Executives Programs from Harvard University.Mrs. Niparko serves on the Boards of the Colorado Safety Association and INROADS-Colorado Inc., both non-profit organizations.She is an advisor to FATLINE.com, an Internet service provider.She served as Chair for the eLearning committee of Governor Owen's Strategy
Workforce Development Council and Education Blueprint Committee.She is an advisor for the Chancellor's Community Advisory Committee for the University of Colorado at Boulder and the Women's Vision Foundation.
Ms. Cooper, Mr. Finley, Mr. Kelley, Ms. Niparko
and Mr. Search received 90,000, 55,000, 250,000, 40,000, and 25,000 new hire options to purchase Class B common stock, respectively, that vests one quarter each year.