Mr. Min Woo Nam serves as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of DASAN Networks Inc. (formerly DASAN Internet Inc.). Mr. Nam has been the Chairman and Director of DASAN Zhone Solutions, Inc. since September 9, 2016, and currently serves as chair of the compensation and corporate governance & nominating committees. Mr. Nam founded DASAN Engineering, Inc. in 1993, following his founding of Korea Ready Systems in 1991. He founded ‘DASAN Internet Inc.’ merging ‘DASAN Engineering Inc.’ in 1999. Mr. Nam continues to serves as Vice Chairman of Korean Venture Business Association, having also served as its Chairman previously. Mr. Nam has been a Director of the Korea Entrepreneurship Foundation since November 2011, and was General Chairman of International Network Korea Entrepreneurs from 2004 to 2006.
Mr. Nam holds a B.S. in Engineering from Seoul National University in 1984, and also graduated from the Technical Research Center / Research Institute of Daewoo Motor Company.
IL Yung Kim joined DZS as Co-Chief Executive Officer and a director on September 9, 2016 in connection with the merger of Zhone Technologies and DASAN Solutions. Prior to the merger, Mr. Kim served as a consultant to DASAN in connection with the merger. From September 2014 to August 2016, served as Chief Executive Officer of TukTak in Korea, an online startup company, which enables people with creative talents to collaborate and produce goods and services online.
From December 2014 to August 2016, he also served as a strategic advisor for InMobi, a global mobile advertising platform provider. Previously, Mr. Kim held various positions with Korea Telecom, including as President and executive board member, and as Chief Strategy Officer. Mr. Kim commenced his career with British Telecom, where he held various senior positions including Vice President of Technology and Innovation, Program Director and Head of Technology and Investment.
Mr. Kim holds an M.S. Degree in Microwave and Modern Optics and a B.S. (with Honors) in Electrical Engineering from University College, University of London.
Dr. Michael M. Connors serves as Director of The Connors Foundation and a member of the advisory board of the European Technology Fund. Dr. Connors has been a Director of DASAN Zhone Solutions, Inc., since November 2003, and currently serves as a member of the audit, compensation, and corporate governance and nominating committees. Dr. Connors served as the President of AOL Technologies, an Internet service provider from 1992 to 1998.
Dr. Connors earned a B.S. in Engineering, an M.S. in Statistics and a Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics & Operations Research from Stanford University.
Rolf Unterberger serves as Managing Director of RMU CAPITAL GmbH, as well as Managing Partner of Executive Interim Partners GmbH. Mr. Unterberger been a Director of DASAN Zhone Solutions, Inc., since April 9, 2018. Prior to his current roles, Mr. Unterberger served as a Board Member and Executive Manager for Frequentis AG in Austria, as an Executive Partner and Managing Director at Accenture in Germany. Mr. Unterberger also held different General Management positions for Siemens in Germany, Austria, China and Indonesia.
Mr. Unterberger holds degrees in mechanical engineering and industrial engineering. Mr. Unterberger has also completed executive programs at the Stanford Graduate School of Business and London Business School.
Mr. Seong-Gyun Kim serves as Executive Director for Finetex EnE Inc. a leading manufacturer of nanofibers using electrospinning technology. Mr. Kim has been a Director of DASAN Zhone Solutions, Inc., since September 9, 2016, and currently serves as chair of the audit committee. Mr. Kim previously served as Outside Director for Interpark Corp., Executive Director for DONG WON Corp, and Manager-Finance by Korea Rental Corp.
Mr. Kim holds an M.B.A. from Ajou University, and an undergraduate degree from Seoul National University.
Sung Bin Park was Co Founder of Translink Capital and serves as its Managing Director, with active investments in Airplug, Diamanti, Nexenta, and Solinea. Mr. Park been a Director of DASAN Zhone Solutions, Inc. since September 9, 2016, and currently serves as a member of the audit, compensation, and corporate governance and nominating committees. Prior to co-founding TransLink, Mr. Park founded SPK Inc. and Spark and Associates in Korea. Mr. Park also co-founded Soundpipe in the US, worked for 3Com as a router product manager, and Mitsubishi Corporation in Japan.
Mr. Park holds an M.B.A. from Stanford University, and and S.B. in Materials Science and Engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology
David R. Schopp joined Private Equity firm Stonebridge Partners as an Operating Partner in 2004 and is also a General Partner in Fund IV. Mr. Schopp became a Director of DASAN Zhone Solutions, Inc., on August 13, 2018. He currently is Chairman of three portfolio companies; Cast-Crete, Hydraulex Global and Specialty Bakers, and previously was Chairman of American Dryer and Alpine Engineered Products. Mr. Schopp was previously President and CEO of Orbis Corporation, a $250 million manufacturer of plastic reusable packaging and a leader in supply chain solutions for the automotive and beverage industry. Prior to joining Orbis, he was Vice President and General Manager of Promo Edge, a leading supplier of promotional printed labels and displays. Mr. Schopp has 25 years of turnaround experience, building and then selling several of his own portfolio companies. He was previously a consultant with Booz, Allen & Hamilton specializing in strategy and marketing for Fortune 500 companies.
Mr. Schopp holds both an M.S. and B.S. in Aeronautical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.