Industry & Services >> CEO Interviews >> April 4, 2005

Paul Kim – Cogent Inc (cogt)

PAUL KIM has served as Chief Financial Officer at Cogent, Inc., since January 2004. Prior to that, Mr. Kim was the Chief Financial Officer of JNI Corporation, a publicly-traded storage area network technology company, from September 2002 until December 2003. From October 1999 to August 2002, Mr. Kim was Vice President, Finance and Corporate Controller of JNI. Prior to joining JNI, he served as Vice President of Finance and Administration for Datafusion, Inc., a software development company, from January 1998 to October 1999. From April 1996 to January 1998, Mr. Kim was the Corporate Controller for Interlink Computer Sciences, Inc., a publicly traded enterprise software company. From January 1990 to April 1996, Mr. Kim worked for Coopers and Lybrand LLP, leaving as an Audit Manager. Mr. Kim received a BA in Economics from the University of California at Berkeley in 1989 and is a Certified Public Accountant. Profile
TWST: Can we start with a history and overview of Cogent?

Mr. Kim: The company was founded in 1990 by Ming Hsieh, the CEO and

Chairman of Cogent. We are headquartered in Pasadena, California.