Independent Vice Chairman of the Board
Mr. Thomas J. Kalinske is an Independent Vice Chairman of the Board of LeapFrog Enterprises Inc. He was the Chairman of our board of directors from September 1997 to February 2004. Mr. Kalinske served as our Chief Executive Officer at two different times first from September 1997 to March 2002 and again from February 2004 to July 2006. From April 2007 to May 2008 Mr. Kalinske served as Chief Executive Officer of cFares Inc. an online metasearch company. From 1996 to February 2004 Mr. Kalinske served as the President of Knowledge Universe a private company focused on building leading companies in areas relating to education technology and career management and the improvement of individual and corporate performance. From 1990 to 1996 he served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Sega of America a leading video game and entertainment company. Prior to that he was President and Chief Executive Officer of the Universal Matchbox Group a manufacturer of games toys and childrens vehicles from 1987 to 1990. Prior to that he served as President and CoChief Executive Officer of Mattel Inc. a leading toy manufacturer and public company. Mr. Kalinske earned a B.S. from the University of Wisconsin and an M.B.A. from the University of Arizona. Mr. Kalinske has served on our nominating and corporate governance committee since June 2012.
Age: 69 Chairman Since 2006 CFAKalinske earned a B.S. from the University of Wisconsin and an M.B.A. from the University of Arizona.