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California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, BS
Electronic Engineering
Golden Gate University, MBA

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Mark Sanders

Mr. Mark L. Sanders served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Pinnacle Systems Inc. from January 1990 to July 2002. Mr. Sanders served in numerous senior executive positions at Ampex Corporation (a manufacturer of video broadcast equipment), including Vice President and General Manager of the Audio-Video Systems Division, the Data Systems Division and the Recording Systems Division. He served as Chairman at LookSmart, Ltd. from July 7, 2008 to November 2009. Mr. Sanders served as Chairman of Pinnacle Systems Inc., from July 2002 to March 1, 2004.

He served as a Director of LookSmart, Ltd. from January 2003 to January 24, 2013 and served as its Lead Independent Director from April 2010 to January 24, 2013. He served as Director of Bell Microproducts Inc. since August, 2003. He previously served as Lead Director of LookSmart, Ltd from October 2007 to July 2008. He served as a Director of Pinnacle Systems Inc. since January 1990. He was U.S. Naval Officer.

Mr. Sanders holds a B.S. Degree in Electronic Engineering from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona and an MBA from Golden Gate University.

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