Friday, September 21, 2007

Form 8-K

My former manager was recently promoted to VP of Finance and Chief Accounting Officer, and today we filed a form 8-K with the SEC.
Change in Directors or Principal Officers

Item 5.02 Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.

(c) On September 14, 2007 the Board of Directors of Broadcom Corporation elected Bret W. Johnsen as Vice President and Corporate Controller, and designated him as Principal Accounting Officer, effective immediately. Mr. Johnsen succeeds Bruce E. Kiddoo, who resigned from those positions effective August 31, 2007.

Mr. Johnsen, 38, joined Broadcom as a Corporate Accounting Manager in October 1999. From June 2000 through December 2003 Mr. Johnsen served as Controller for various business groups within Broadcom. He was appointed Director of Finance, Worldwide Operations in April 2003, and became Senior Director of Finance & Operations - Worldwide Manufacturing in May 2005. Most recently he served as Senior Director of Finance - Wireless Connectivity Group. Prior to joining Broadcom, Mr. Johnsen served as the Corporate Controller of Classified Ventures, Inc., an Internet company specializing in classified advertising. Before joining Classified Ventures, Mr. Johnsen served in various financial management positions at Qualcomm Incorporated. He received a B.S. in Accounting from the University of Southern California and an M.S. in Finance from San Diego State University. Mr. Johnsen is a certified public accountant, licensed in California.

I worked for Bret from June 2000 through February 2007. Since he's the biggest USC fan at work, everyone assumed that he got his MBA from USC. Not many people realize that he actually went through the part-time program at SDSU. It's no big deal but Bret used to say that if people want to think he was an USC MBA alumni, there's no need to correct them. Now that fact is out there for the world to see, although I'm not sure who actually reads 8-K filings.

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