Investor Relations

Nicholas Woodman, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman

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Nicholas Woodman founded GoPro and has served as our Chief Executive Officer and a member of the board of directors since 2004, as Chairman since January 2014 and as President from 2004 until June 2014. Mr. Woodman got his start in 1998 by founding an online gaming company, Funbug.com. When that venture failed in 2001, Mr. Woodman planned an international surfing trip to look for inspiration. While preparing for that trip, Mr. Woodman had the idea for a 35mm film-based wrist camera that could be worn during sports like surfing, enabling the user to capture images while engaged in the sport. This idea became GoPro’s first product, the HERO Camera. In the years that followed, Mr. Woodman, along with friends, family and employees, innovated on the HERO Camera concept along with a wide array of mounting devices that would make it easy to mount the camera to everything from helmets to surfboards, vehicles and more. Mr. Woodman holds a B.A. in Visual Arts from the University of California, San Diego. We believe Mr. Woodman’s experience as the founder of GoPro and his knowledge of our products and customers give him the experience and leadership capabilities that qualify him to serve as a member of our board of directors.

Ty Ahmad-Taylor, Director

Mr. Ahmad-Taylor has served on our board of directors since June 2018. Since June 2017, Mr. Ahmad-Taylor has been Vice President, Product Marketing of Facebook, Inc., an online social platform. Prior to his role at Facebook, Mr. Ahmad-Taylor was CEO and President of THX Limited from November 2015 to May 2017. From March 2014 to July 2015, Mr. Ahmad-Taylor was Vice President, SmartTV Services of Samsung Electronics Company Limited and Head, SmartTV Services of Samsung Electronics Company Limited from October 2012 to March 2014. Mr. Ahmad-Taylor is currently an Advisory Board Member of Consumer Technology Association. We believe Mr. Ahmad-Taylor is qualified to serve as a member of our board of directors based on his extensive executive experience in the consumer products industry and his background in product development and marketing.

Kenneth Goldman, Director

Kenneth Goldman has served on our board of directors since December 2013 and as lead independent director of our board since April 2017. Since September 2017, Mr. Goldman has served as the President of Hillspire LLC, a wealth management service provider. From October 2012 to June 2017, Mr. Goldman served as the Chief Financial Officer of Yahoo! Inc., an Internet commerce website, where he was responsible for Yahoo’s global finance functions including financial planning and analysis, controllership, tax, treasury, and investor relations. From September 2007 to October 2012, Mr. Goldman was the Senior Vice President, Finance and Administration and Chief Financial Officer of Fortinet Inc., a provider of threat management technologies. From November 2006 to August 2007, Mr. Goldman served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Dexterra, Inc., a mobile enterprise software company. From August 2000 until March 2006, Mr. Goldman served as Senior Vice President of Finance and Administration and Chief Financial Officer of Siebel Systems, Inc., a supplier of customer software solutions and services. Previously, Mr. Goldman has been the Chief Financial Officer of Sybase, Inc. (acquired by SAP SE), Excite@Home, Cypress Semiconductor Corporation and VLSI Technology, Inc. (acquired by Philips Electronics). Mr. Goldman currently serves on the board of directors of NXP Semiconductor N.V., TriNet, Inc., and RingCentral, as well as the Trustee Emeritus of Cornell University. From December 1999 to December 2003, Mr. Goldman served on the Financial Accounting Standards Board’s (FASB’s) primary Advisory Council (FASAC). Mr. Goldman was appointed in January 2015 to a three-year term to the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board’s (PCAOB) Standing Advisory Group (SAG), an organization that provides advice on the need to formulate new accounting standards or change existing standards. Mr. Goldman holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Cornell University and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School. We believe Mr. Goldman is qualified to serve as a member of our board of directors based on his experience on the boards of directors of numerous companies, his extensive executive experience and his service as a member of FASAC and SAG. He provides a high level of expertise and significant leadership experience in the areas of finance, accounting and audit oversight.


Chair of the Audit Committee
Member of the Nominating and Governance Committee

Peter Gotcher, Director

Peter Gotcher has served on our board of directors since June 2014. Mr. Gotcher is an independent private investor focusing on investments in digital media technology companies. From September 1999 to June 2002, Mr. Gotcher was a venture partner with Redpoint Ventures, a private investment firm. Prior to that, Mr. Gotcher was a venture partner with Institutional Venture Partners, a private investment firm, from 1997 to 1999. Mr. Gotcher founded Digidesign, Inc., a manufacturer of digital audio workstations, and served as its President, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman from 1984 until it was acquired by Avid Technology, a media software company, in 1995. He served as the Executive Vice President of Avid Technology from 1995 to 1996. Mr. Gotcher currently serves on the board of trustees of Santa Clara University and is the Chairman of the board of directors of Dolby Laboratories, Inc. Mr. Gotcher holds a B.A. in English Literature from the University of California at Berkeley. We believe Mr. Gotcher is qualified to serve as a member of our board of directors based on his broad understanding of the operational, financial, and strategic issues facing public companies and his background providing guidance to companies in the digital media industry.


Chair of the Compensation and Leadership Committee
Member of the Audit Committee

Jim Lanzone, Director

Mr. Lanzone has served on our board of directors since August 2018. Since May 2016, Mr. Lanzone has been Chief Digital Officer of CBS Corporation, a leading mass media company. In addition, since January 2014, Mr. Lanzone has been CEO of CBS Interactive, a top 10 consumer Internet property with nearly 300 million users worldwide and a division of CBS Corporation. Previously, Mr. Lanzone served as President of CBS Interactive from March 2011 to December 2013. From January 2009 to February 2011, Mr. Lanzone was Founder and CEO of Clicker Media, Inc., an Internet video search engine and navigation guide, which was acquired by CBS Corporation in 2011. Mr. Lanzone is currently a member of the board of Edmunds.com, Inc. and Newport Festivals Foundation. We believe Mr. Lanzone is qualified to serve as a member of our board of directors based on his extensive executive experience and digital product and media expertise.

Zander Lurie, Director

Alexander Lurie has served on our board of directors since February 2016. Since January 2016, Mr. Lurie has served as the Chief Executive Officer of SurveyMonkey, Inc., a creator and publisher of online surveys, and he has served as a member of the board of SurveyMonkey since 2009, including as Chairman of the Board from July 2015 to January 2016. Mr. Lurie served as GoPro’s Senior Vice President of Media from November 2014 until January 2016. From February 2013 to January 2014, Mr. Lurie served as Executive Vice President for Guggenheim Digital Media, an internet media company. From April 2010 to August 2012, Mr. Lurie served as SVP, Strategic Development at CBS Corporation, a mass media corporation. From February 2008 to April 2010, Mr. Lurie served as Chief Financial Officer and Head of Business Development for CBS Interactive, a division of CBS Corporation. Mr. Lurie came to CBS Interactive via its acquisition of CNET Networks, a technology information website, where he served as Chief Financial Officer and head of Corporate Development from February 2006 to February 2008. Mr. Lurie began his career in the investment banking group at JPMorgan where he led equity transactions and mergers and acquisitions in the Internet sector. He holds a J.D. and M.B.A. degree from Emory University, and a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Washington. We believe Mr. Lurie is qualified to serve as a member of our board of directors based on his previous experience as an executive officer of GoPro, his operational and financial expertise from his management experience, and his background in the digital media industry.

Susan Lyne, Director

Susan Lyne has served on our board of directors since April 2017. Since September 2014, Ms. Lyne has been President and Managing Partner of BBG Ventures, an AOL-backed investment fund focused on women-led tech startups. From February 2013 to September 2014, Ms. Lyne was Chief Executive Officer of the AOL Brand Group where she oversaw the content brands of AOL, Inc., a global media technology company, including TechCrunch, Engadget, StyleList, Moviefone and MapQuest. From September 2008 to February 2013, she was Chief Executive Officer and then Chair of Gilt Groupe, Inc., the innovative ecommerce company that pioneered flash sales in the United States. From 2004 to 2008, Ms. Lyne served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, Inc., a diversified media and merchandising company. From 1996 to 2004, Ms. Lyne held various positions at The Walt Disney Company, a diversified worldwide entertainment company, including President of ABC Entertainment where she oversaw the development of shows including Desperate Housewives, Grey’s Anatomy, and Lost. Ms. Lyne is currently a director of Brit Media, Inc. and has previously served as a director of Gilt Groupe, Inc., AOL, Inc., Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, Inc. and Starz Entertainment Group, LLC. In addition, Ms. Lyne is a member of the Rockefeller University Council and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. We believe Ms. Lyne is qualified to serve as a member of our board of directors based on her experience on the boards of directors of other companies, her extensive executive experience and her background in the media and consumer products industries.

Member of the Compensation and Leadership Committee
Member of the Nominating and Governance Committee

Rick Welts, Director

Rick Welts has served on our board of directors since October 2017. Since October 2011, Mr. Welts has served as President and Chief Operating Officer of the Golden State Warriors. Prior to joining the Warriors, Mr. Welts spent nine years with the Phoenix Suns, serving the organization as President and Chief Executive Officer for the last two seasons. Prior to joining the Suns, Mr. Welts enjoyed a successful 17-years (1982-1999) at the NBA league office in New York, where he ascended through the ranks to eventually become the league’s third-in-command as the Executive Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer and President of NBA Properties. Mr. Welts currently serves as a board member of the Bay Area Council and the Warriors Community Foundation. He is also a member of the NBA’s Team Advisory Committee and Global Inclusion Council. Mr. Welts has been honored with multiple awards recognizing his significant contributions to promoting diversity, inclusion and equality in sports and society, including the Anti-Defamation League’s Torch of Liberty Award, the United States Tennis Association 2011 ICON Award, GLSEN’s (Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network) Respect Award and GLAAD’s (Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation) Davidson/Valentini Award. We believe Mr. Welts is qualified to serve as a member of our board of directors based on his extensive executive experience and marketing expertise.


Member of the Compensation and Leadership Committee

Lauren Zalaznick, Director

Lauren Zalaznick has served on our board of directors since July 2016. Since January 2014, Ms. Zalaznick has been serving as a board member and senior advisor to several companies: she is currently a member of the boards of directors of RTL Group (since April 2018), The Nielsen Company (since April 2016) and Shazam (since April 2014), and she is a board observer of Refinery29 (since November 2017). In addition, she is currently a senior advisor to various content and tech start-ups including LifePosts and Medium.com. From 2004 through December 2013, Ms. Zalaznick held various roles of increasing responsibility within NBCUniversal, Inc. including Chairman, Entertainment & Digital Networks and Integrated Media where she had responsibility for the Bravo, Oxygen, Style, Telemundo and Mun2 networks and ran its digital portfolio. She was Executive Vice President at NBCUniversal, Inc. until departing the company in December 2013. Since July 2011, Ms. Zalaznick has been a trustee of the Corporation of Brown University from which she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa. We believe Ms. Zalaznick is qualified to serve as a member of our board of directors based on her operational and management expertise and her background in digital media and content strategy.


Chair of the Nominating and Governance Committee
Member of the Compensation and Leadership Committee
Member of the Audit Committee