Board of Directors

Dr. Kyeongho "K.H." Lee

Dr. Kyeongho "K.H." Lee, Co-Founder and Director

Kyeongho Lee, Ph.D., is a co-founder of our company. He was the driving force behind the engineering innovations that give GCT its competitive advantage in the wireless industry, including our mobile handset and wireless multimedia SOC. Since 2002, Dr. Lee served as a member of the Board of Directors of AnaPass, Inc., a KOSDAQ-listed fabless semiconductor company that supplies advanced panel controller solutions. From 1995 to 1998, Dr. Lee served as a member of the technical staff at Silicon Image Inc., a provider of advanced, interoperable connectivity solutions for high-definition displays. As a member of Silicon Image's engineering division, Dr. Lee created and patented the technology for the PanelLink flat panel display, which was adopted as the worldwide standards known as DVI and HDMI. Dr. Lee holds 17 U.S. patents on RF direct conversion and other RF design techniques, which laid the foundation for the development of our proprietary CMOS RF and single-chip technology. Dr. Lee holds a B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Seoul National University, where he was granted the Distinguished Dissertation award for his Ph.D. thesis on CMOS RF technology.

Paul J. Kim

Dr. Paul H.J. Kim, Director

Paul H.J. Kim is GCT’s founding investor, and has served as Chairman of the Board of Directors from 2006 to 2012, and member of the board since November of 2002. He also has served as Chairman of the Board of Directors at Anapass from 2005 to 2012. Since March 2000, Dr. Kim has been the managing director of Parakletos Ventures, a global investment fund focused on innovative technology companies in China, Korea, India and the U.S., which included investments in Silicon Image, Inc., a provider of advanced, interoperable connectivity solutions for high-definition (HD) content, WuMart Store, Inc., one of the leading retail chains in China and Techwell Inc, a semiconductor company that was acquired by Intersil Corporation, a designer and manufacturer of high-performance analog and mixed-signal integrated circuits. From 1995 to 1999, Dr. Kim was Executive Vice President at Korea Technology Investment Corporation (KTIC), a Korea-based venture capital firm. In 1984, Dr. Kim founded the Kim Law Firm in the Silicon Valley, a firm practicing law for U.S. and Asian based companies. Dr. Kim serves as the executive director of Church Growth International, a global educational arm of the Yoido Full Gospel Church in Seoul, Korea since 1988. He also serves as the executive elder of Jubilee Christian Center in San Jose, California.

Robert Barker

Robert Barker, Director and Audit Committee Chairman

Robert J. Barker has served as a member of our Board of Directors since April 2011, and served as Chairman of the Audit Committee since 2013. From October 1999 to January 2010, Mr. Barker was Vice President of Corporate Business Development at Micrel, Incorporated (Micrel), a semiconductor company focused on developing analog power integrated circuits. Mr. Barker was Vice President of Human Resources at Micrel from February 2008 to January 2010. From October 2008 to January 2009, Mr. Barker served as Interim Vice President of Finance and Chief Financial Officer of Micrel. Mr. Barker also served as Micrel's Secretary from May 2000 to May 2001 and was reappointed as Secretary in February of 2009. From April 1994 to September 1999, Mr. Barker was Vice President of Finance and Chief Financial Officer of Micrel. Prior to that, Mr. Barker was Vice President of Finance and Secretary of Waferscale Integration, Inc., a fabless semiconductor manufacturer focused on non-volatile memory products. Mr. Barker also held various accounting and financial positions at Monolithic Memories and Lockheed Missiles and Space Co. Mr. Barker holds a B.S. in Electric Engineering and an M.B.A. from the University of California at Los Angeles.

John Schlaefer

Mr. John Schlaefer, Director and Chief Executive Officer

John Schlaefer is our Chief Executive Officer and has served on our Board of Directors since 2013. He is responsible for ensuring the strategic direction of the company, business development, and day-to-day operations. He served as Chief Operating Officer from 2006 to 2013, where he led all sales, marketing, program management and production operations at GCT. Mr. Schlaefer offers a strong background in the wireless semiconductor industry, including extensive experience in marketing, business development and operations. From 2003 to 2006, Mr. Schlaefer served as a member of our Board of Directors. From 2001 to 2005, Mr. Schlaefer was the Product Line Director for the RF Products Business Unit at National Semiconductor Corporation (National), a leading semiconductor company focused on analog and mixed-signal integrated circuits, where he was responsible for National's industry leading phase-locked loop (PLL) and voltage-controlled oscillator (VCO) product lines. During this time, Mr Schlaefer also architected a successful partnership between National and GCT, resulting in the launch of PLL/VCO and PHS radio families by National. From 1994 to 2000, Mr. Schlaefer held various regional and worldwide marketing and operational positions at National, including Marketing Director, RF Products Business Unit from 1999-2001, Product Line Marketing Manager, Wireless Product Business Unit from 1996 to 1999 and Marketing Manager, New Business Development, Americas Regional Business Unit, from 1994 to 1996. From 1987 to 1993, Mr. Schlaefer was a Project Engineer and Program Manager at Watkins-Johnson Company, a microwave component and systems company serving the military marketplace. Mr. Schlaefer holds a B.S. and M.S. in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University, and an MBA from the University of California at Berkeley.

Sundance Joe

Sundance Joe, Director

Sundance Joe has served as a member of our Board of Directors since 2013. He also served as Chief Executive Officer and member of the Board of Directors at Anapass, where he led the successful IPO efforts to KOSDAQ in 2010. Mr. Joe joined Anachip, Inc, as Executive Vice President in 2003. The company changed its name to Anapass in 2004. Prior to joining Anapass, Mr. Joe served two years for GCT as the initial kick off member both in Korea and the U.S. supporting business development and the funding process. Prior to GCT, Mr. Joe worked as Country Manager of Silicon Graphics, Inc., in Korea from 1994 to 1999, where he contributed revenue growth from $4 mil. to $70 mil. over five years. From 1983 to 1990 he worked as Sales Manager for Hyundai Electronics both in Korea and the U.S. and prior as an R&D Engineer at Daewoo Heavy Industries from 1977 to 1980 where he designed micro computer electronics for machine tools and robotics. Mr. Joe holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Seoul National University.

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