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LETTER TO THE STOCKHOLDERS
San Francisco, California
April 29, 2024
Dear Stockholder,
I am pleased to invite you to attend the 2024 Annual Meeting of Stockholders (the “Annual Meeting”) of Amplitude, Inc. (the “Company” or “Amplitude”), which will be held online via live audio webcast at www.virtualshareholdermeeting.com/AMPL2024, on June 11, 2024 at 9:00 a.m. PT.
The attached Notice of 2024 Annual Meeting of Stockholders and Proxy Statement contain details of the business to be conducted at the Annual Meeting.
Your vote is important. Whether or not you attend the Annual Meeting online, I urge you to vote and submit your proxy via the internet, by phone or by mail as soon as possible. If you decide to attend the Annual Meeting online, you will be able to vote electronically at the Annual Meeting, even if you have previously submitted your proxy.
Thank you for your support.
Sincerely,

Spenser Skates
Chairperson of the Board & Chief Executive Officer
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AMPLITUDE, INC.
NOTICE OF 2024 ANNUAL MEETING OF STOCKHOLDERS

Date and Time
June 11, 2024 (Tuesday)
9:00 a.m. PT

Location
Online
at: www.virtualshareholdermeeting.com/AMPL2024

Who Can Vote
Stockholders as of April 12, 2024 are eligible to vote.
Time
9:00 a.m. PT on Tuesday, June 11, 2024
Place
Virtually at www.virtualshareholdermeeting.com/AMPL2024. Please refer to the accompanying proxy statement for information on how to register and attend the virtual Annual Meeting. There is no physical location for the Annual Meeting.
Items of Business
1. To elect Ron Gill, Elisa Steele, Eric Vishria and James Whitehurst as Class III Directors, to serve until the 2027 Annual Meeting of Stockholders and until each such director’s respective successor is elected and qualified;
2. To ratify the appointment of KPMG LLP as the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2024;
3. To approve, on an advisory (non-binding) basis, the compensation of the Company’s named executive officers;
4. To approve the amendment and restatement of the Company’s restated certificate of incorporation to provide for the exculpation of officers; and
5. To transact such other business as may properly come before the Annual Meeting or any continuation, postponement, or adjournment of the Annual Meeting.
Voting
Whether or not you attend the Annual Meeting online, it is important that your shares of common stock be represented and voted at the Annual Meeting. Please refer to the accompanying proxy statement for information on how to vote prior to the Annual Meeting. If you decide to attend the Annual Meeting online, you will be able to vote electronically using the control number on your Notice of Internet Availability, on your proxy card or in the instructions accompanying your proxy materials, even if you have previously submitted your proxy.
Who Can Vote
Only stockholders of record at the close of business on April 12, 2024 are entitled to notice of and to vote at the Annual Meeting. A list of stockholders entitled to vote at the Annual Meeting will be available for inspection for 10 days prior to the Annual Meeting at our executive offices. In addition, a list of stockholders of record will be available during the Annual Meeting for inspection by stockholders of record for any purpose related to the Annual Meeting at www.virtualshareholdermeeting.com/AMPL2024.
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PROXY STATEMENT SUMMARY
This proxy statement is furnished in connection with the solicitation by the Board of Directors (the “Board”) of Amplitude, Inc. (“we,” “us,” “our,” the “Company” or “Amplitude”) of proxies to be voted at our 2024 Annual Meeting of Stockholders to be held on Tuesday, June 11, 2024, at 9:00 a.m. PT (the “Annual Meeting”), and at any continuation, postponement, or adjournment of the Annual Meeting. The Annual Meeting will be a completely virtual meeting, which will be conducted via live audio-only webcast. There is no physical location for the Annual Meeting. We believe that hosting a virtual meeting will facilitate stockholder attendance and participation at our Annual Meeting by enabling stockholders to participate from any location around the world. We have designed the virtual meeting to provide the same rights and opportunities to participate as stockholders would have at an in-person meeting, including the right to vote and ask questions during the Annual Meeting through the virtual meeting platform. You will be able to attend and participate in the Annual Meeting online, vote your shares electronically and submit your questions during the Annual Meeting by visiting www.virtualshareholdermeeting.com/AMPL2024 at the meeting date and time. Please refer to “What will I need in order to attend the Annual Meeting?” below for information on how to register and attend the Annual Meeting. The mailing address of our principal executive offices is Amplitude, Inc., 201 3rd Street, Suite 200, San Francisco, California 94103.
Holders of record of outstanding shares of Class A common stock, $0.00001 par value per share (“Class A common stock”), and Class B common stock, $0.00001 par value per share (“Class B common stock” and, together with the Class A common stock, “common stock”), as of the close of business on April 12, 2024 (the “Record Date”), will be entitled to notice of, and to vote at, the Annual Meeting and any continuation, postponement, or adjournment of the Annual Meeting. The holders of our Class A common stock and Class B common stock will vote as a single class on all matters presented at the Annual Meeting. Each share of Class A common stock is entitled to one vote on each proposal and each share of Class B common stock is entitled to five votes on each proposal. Stockholders are not permitted to cumulate votes with respect to the election of directors. As of the Record Date, there were 88,407,197 shares of Class A common stock outstanding and 33,349,488 shares of Class B common stock outstanding.
IMPORTANT NOTICE REGARDING THE AVAILABILITY OF PROXY MATERIALS FOR THE STOCKHOLDER MEETING TO BE HELD ON JUNE 11, 2024
Pursuant to the rules adopted by the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”), we have elected to provide access to our Annual Meeting materials, which include this proxy statement and our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2023 (the “2023 Annual Report”), over the internet in lieu of mailing printed copies. We expect to begin mailing the Notice of Internet Availability to our stockholders of record as of the Record Date for the first time on or about April 29, 2024. The Notice of Internet Availability will contain instructions on how to access and review the Annual Meeting materials and will also contain instructions on how to request a printed copy of the Annual Meeting materials. In addition, we have provided brokers, dealers, banks, voting trustees, and their nominees, at our expense, with additional copies of our proxy materials and the 2023 Annual Report so that our record holders can supply these materials to the beneficial owners of shares of our common stock as of the Record Date.
This proxy statement and our 2023 Annual Report are available at www.proxyvote.com.
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PROPOSALS
At the Annual Meeting, our stockholders will be asked:
Proposals
Board Vote
Recommendations
For Further
Details
To elect Ron Gill, Elisa Steele, Eric Vishria, and James Whitehurst as Class III Directors, to serve until the 2027 Annual Meeting of Stockholders and until each such director’s respective successor is elected and qualified;
“FOR” each director nominee
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To ratify the appointment of KPMG LLP as the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2024;
“FOR”
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To approve, on an advisory (non-binding) basis, the compensation of the Company’s named executive officers;
“FOR”
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To approve the amendment and restatement of the Company’s restated certificate of incorporation to provide for the exculpation of officers; and
“FOR”
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To transact such other business as may properly come before the Annual Meeting or any continuation, postponement, or adjournment of the Annual Meeting.
The Board knows of no other business that will be presented at the Annual Meeting. If any other matter properly comes before the stockholders for a vote at the Annual Meeting, however, the proxy holders named on the Company’s proxy card will vote your shares in accordance with their best judgment.
Recommendations of the Board
The Board recommends that you vote your shares as indicated below. If you return a properly completed proxy card, or vote your shares by phone or internet, your shares of common stock will be voted on your behalf as you direct. If not otherwise specified, the shares of common stock represented by the proxies will be voted, and the Board recommends that you vote:
(1)
FOR the election of each of Ron Gill, Elisa Steele, Eric Vishria, and James Whitehurst as Class III Directors, to serve until the 2027 Annual Meeting of Stockholders and until each such director’s respective successor is elected and qualified;
(2)
FOR the ratification of the appointment of KPMG LLP as the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2024;
(3)
FOR the approval, on an advisory (non-binding) basis, of the compensation of the Company’s named executive officers; and
(4)
FOR the amendment and restatement of the Company’s restated certificate of incorporation to provide for the exculpation of officers.
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Information About This Proxy Statement
Why you received this proxy statement. We have made this proxy statement and proxy card available to you on the internet or, upon your request, have delivered printed proxy materials to you, because the Board is soliciting your proxy to vote at the Annual Meeting, including at any continuations, postponements, or adjournments of the Annual Meeting. You are invited to attend the Annual Meeting online to vote on the proposals described in this proxy statement. However, you do not need to attend the Annual Meeting to vote your shares. Instead, you may simply follow the instructions below to submit your proxy over the phone, via the internet, or by mail.
This proxy statement, the Notice of Internet Availability, the notice and accompanying proxy card will be first made available for access on or about April 29, 2024 to all stockholders of record entitled to vote at the Annual Meeting.
Householding. We have adopted a procedure called “householding,” which the SEC has approved. Under this procedure, we deliver a single copy of the Notice of Internet Availability and, if applicable, our proxy materials to multiple stockholders who share the same address unless we have received contrary instructions from one or more of such stockholders. This procedure reduces our printing costs, mailing costs, and fees. Stockholders who participate in householding will continue to be able to access and receive separate proxy cards. We agree to deliver promptly, upon written or oral request, a separate copy of the proxy materials, as requested, to any stockholder at the shared address to which a single copy of those documents was delivered. If you prefer to receive separate copies of the proxy materials, or if you are currently a stockholder sharing an address with another stockholder and wish to receive only one copy of future proxy materials for your household, please write to our Investor Relations department at:
Amplitude, Inc.
Attention: Investor Relations
201 3rd Street, Suite 200
San Francisco, California 94103
Phone: (650) 988-5131
or at investors.amplitude.com/shareholder-services/investor-contacts.
Alternatively, stockholders who received one set of materials due to householding may revoke their consent for future mailings at any time by mail or phone by contacting:
Broadridge Householding Department
51 Mercedes Way
Edgewood, NY 11717
Phone: (866) 540-7095
Street name stockholders may contact their broker, bank, or other nominee to request information about householding.
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QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS ABOUT
THE 2024 ANNUAL MEETING OF STOCKHOLDERS
Who is entitled to vote at the Annual Meeting?
The Record Date for the Annual Meeting is April 12, 2024. Holders of either class of our common stock as of the close of business on the Record Date may vote at the Annual Meeting. As of the Record Date, there were 88,407,197 shares of our Class A common stock outstanding and 33,349,488 shares of our Class B common stock outstanding. Our Class A common stock and Class B common stock will vote as a single class on all matters described in this proxy statement for which your vote is being solicited. Stockholders are not permitted to cumulate votes with respect to the election of directors. Each share of Class A common stock is entitled to one vote on each proposal and each share of Class B common stock is entitled to five votes on each proposal. Our Class A common stock and Class B common stock are collectively referred to in this proxy statement as our common stock.
What is the difference between being a “Registered Holder” and holding shares in “street name” as a “Beneficial Holder”?
A “Registered Holder” is a stockholder of the Company that holds shares in such stockholder’s name as of the close of business on the Record Date. A “Beneficial Holder” is a stockholder of the Company that holds, as of the close of business on the Record Date, shares in “street name,” meaning the shares are held in the name of a bank or broker on a person’s behalf.
Am I entitled to vote if I am a Beneficial Holder that holds my shares in “street name” through a bank or broker?
Yes. If your shares are held by a bank or a brokerage firm, you are considered the beneficial owner of those shares held in “street name.” If your shares are held in street name, these proxy materials are being provided to you by your bank or brokerage firm, along with a voting instruction form. As the Beneficial Holder, you have the right to direct your bank or brokerage firm how to vote your shares, and the bank or brokerage firm is required to vote your shares in accordance with your instructions.
Alternatively, you may vote your shares by attending the Annual Meeting and voting during the Annual Meeting. Please see “What will I need in order to attend the Annual Meeting?” below for instructions on how to attend the Annual Meeting and vote your shares.
How many shares must be present to hold the Annual Meeting?
A quorum must be present at the Annual Meeting for any business to be conducted. The holders of a majority in voting power of our common stock issued and outstanding and entitled to vote, present in person, or by remote communication, if applicable, or represented by proxy, will constitute a quorum for the transaction of business at the Annual Meeting.
What does it mean if I receive more than one set of proxy materials?
It means that your shares are held in more than one account at the transfer agent and/or with banks or brokers. Please vote all of your shares. To ensure that all of your shares are voted, for each set of proxy materials, please submit your proxy by phone, via the internet, or by mail.
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How can I vote my shares, and participate, at the Annual Meeting?
This year’s Annual Meeting will be held entirely online to allow greater participation. Stockholders may participate in the Annual Meeting by visiting the following website: www.virtualshareholdermeeting.com/AMPL2024. To participate in the Annual Meeting, you will need the 16-digit control number included on your Notice of Internet Availability, on your proxy card, or on the instructions that accompanied your proxy materials. Shares held in your name as the Registered Holder may be voted electronically during the Annual Meeting. Shares for which you are the Beneficial Holder but not the Registered Holder also may be voted electronically during the Annual Meeting. However, even if you plan to attend the Annual Meeting, the Company recommends that you vote your shares in advance, so that your vote will be counted if you later decide not to attend the Annual Meeting.
How can I vote my shares without attending the Annual Meeting?
To vote your shares without attending the Annual Meeting, please follow the instructions for internet or telephone voting on the Notice of Internet Availability. If you request printed copies of the proxy materials by mail, you may also vote by signing and submitting your proxy card and returning it by mail, if you are the Registered Holder, or by signing the voter instruction form provided by your bank or broker and returning it by mail, if you are the Beneficial Holder but not the Registered Holder. This way your shares will be represented whether or not you are able to attend the Annual Meeting.
What will I need in order to attend the Annual Meeting?
You are entitled to attend the virtual Annual Meeting only if you were a Registered Holder as of the Record Date, or you hold a valid proxy for the Annual Meeting. You may attend the Annual Meeting, vote and submit a question during the Annual Meeting by visiting www.virtualshareholdermeeting.com/AMPL2024 and using your 16-digit control number to enter the meeting. If you are not a Registered Holder but hold shares as a Beneficial Holder in street name, you may be required to provide proof of beneficial ownership, such as your most recent account statement as of the Record Date, a copy of the voting instruction form provided by your broker, bank, trustee, or nominee or other similar evidence of ownership. If you do not comply with the procedures outlined above, you will not be admitted to the virtual Annual Meeting.
How can I submit a question at the Annual Meeting?
If you want to submit a question during the Annual Meeting, log-in to www.virtualshareholdermeeting.com/AMPL2024, type your question in the “Ask a Question” field and click “Submit.” Appropriate questions pertinent to meeting matters will be read and answered during the meeting, subject to time constraints. The questions and answers will be available as soon as practical after the Annual Meeting at investors.amplitude.com and will remain available for one week after posting.
What is a proxy?
A proxy is your legal designation of another person to vote the stock you own. That other person is called a proxy. If you designate someone as your proxy, that designation also is called a “proxy” or, if in a written document, a “proxy card.” Spenser Skates and Christopher Harms have been designated as proxies for the Annual Meeting.
Can I change my vote after I submit my proxy?
Yes. If you are a Registered Holder, you may revoke your proxy and change your vote:
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by submitting a duly executed proxy bearing a later date;
by granting a subsequent proxy through the internet or by phone;
by giving written notice of revocation to the Secretary of the Company prior to the Annual Meeting; or
by voting online at the Annual Meeting.
Your most recent proxy card or internet or telephone proxy is the one that is counted. Your attendance at the Annual Meeting by itself will not revoke your proxy unless you give written notice of revocation to the Secretary of the Company before your proxy is voted or you vote online at the Annual Meeting as described above.
If your shares are held in street name (i.e., if you are a Beneficial Holder), you may change or revoke your voting instructions by following the specific directions provided to you by your bank or broker, or you may vote online at the Annual Meeting.
Who will count the votes? Is my vote confidential?
A representative of Broadridge Investor Communication Solutions will act as Inspector of Elections, supervise the voting, decide the validity of proxies, and receive and tabulate proxies. As a matter of policy, we keep confidential all stockholder meeting proxies, ballots, and voting tabulations that identify individual stockholders. In addition, the vote of any stockholder is not disclosed except as may be necessary to meet legal requirements.
What if I do not specify how my shares are to be voted?
If you submit a proxy but do not indicate any voting instructions, the persons named as proxies will vote in accordance with the recommendations of the Board. See “Recommendations of the Board” above.
Will any other business be conducted at the Annual Meeting?
We know of no other business that will be presented at the Annual Meeting. If any other matter properly comes before the stockholders for a vote at the Annual Meeting, however, the proxy holders named on the Company’s proxy card will vote your shares in accordance with their best judgment.
Why hold a virtual meeting instead of a physical meeting?
Our Board believes that holding a virtual Annual Meeting will facilitate stockholder attendance and participation at our Annual Meeting by enabling stockholders to participate from any location around the world. With this live audio-only webcast format, we believe we will provide you with substantially the same opportunities to participate as you would have at an in-person meeting, including the right to vote and ask questions during the Annual Meeting through the virtual meeting platform.
What if I have trouble accessing the Annual Meeting virtually?
The virtual meeting platform is fully supported across browsers and devices (desktops, laptops, tablets and smartphones) running the most up-to-date version of applicable software and plugins. Participants should ensure that they have a strong internet connection wherever they intend to participate in the Annual Meeting.
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We encourage you to access the Annual Meeting 15 minutes prior to the start time. If you need further assistance accessing the Annual Meeting, technical support numbers will be posted on the Annual Meeting website.
How many votes are required for the approval of the proposals to be voted upon and how will abstentions and broker non-votes be treated?
Proposal
Votes Required
Effect of Votes Withheld/
Abstentions and Broker Non-Votes
Proposal 1: To elect Ron Gill, Elisa Steele, Eric Vishria, and James Whitehurst as Class III directors, to serve until the 2027 Annual Meeting of Stockholders and until each such director’s respective successor is elected and qualified
A plurality of the votes cast. This means that the three nominees receiving the highest number of affirmative “FOR” votes will be elected as Class III Directors.
Votes withheld and broker non-votes will have no effect.
Proposal 2: To ratify the appointment of KPMG LLP as the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2024
The affirmative vote of the holders of a majority in voting power of the votes cast (excluding abstentions and broker non-votes).
Abstentions and broker non-votes, if any, will have no effect. We do not expect any broker non-votes on this proposal.
Proposal 3: To approve, on an advisory (non-binding) basis, the compensation of the Company’s named executive officers
The affirmative vote of the holders of a majority in voting power of the votes cast (excluding abstentions and broker non-votes).
Abstentions and broker non-votes, if any, will have no effect.
Proposal 4: To approve the amendment and restatement of the Company’s restated certificate of incorporation to provide for the exculpation of officers
The affirmative vote of the holders of a majority of the voting power of the outstanding shares of stock entitled to vote.
Abstentions and broker non-votes will have the same effect as a vote against this proposal.
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What is a “vote withheld” and an “abstention,” and how will votes withheld and abstentions be treated?
A “vote withheld,” in the case of the proposal regarding the election of directors, or an “abstention,” in the case of the proposal regarding the ratification of the appointment of KPMG LLP as our independent registered public accounting firm, the approval, on an advisory (non-binding) basis, of the compensation of the Company’s named executive officers or the approval of the amendment and restatement of the Company’s restated certificate of incorporation to provide for the exculpation of officers, represents a stockholder’s affirmative choice to decline to vote on a proposal. Votes withheld and abstentions are counted as present and entitled to vote for purposes of determining a quorum. Votes withheld have no effect on the election of directors. Abstentions have no effect on the ratification of the appointment of KPMG LLP or the approval, on an advisory (non-binding) basis, of the compensation of the Company’s named executive officers. Abstentions on the approval of the amendment and restatement of the Company’s restated certificate of incorporation to provide for the exculpation of officers will have the same effect as a vote against this proposal.
What are “broker non-votes,” and do they count for determining a quorum?
Generally, “broker non-votes” occur when shares held by a broker in “street name” for a Beneficial Holder are not voted with respect to a particular proposal because the broker (i) has not received voting instructions from the Beneficial Holder and (ii) lacks discretionary voting power to vote those shares. A broker is entitled to vote shares held for a Beneficial Holder on “routine” matters, such as the ratification of the appointment of KPMG LLP as our independent registered public accounting firm, without instructions from the beneficial owner of those shares. On the other hand, absent instructions from the Beneficial Holder of such shares, a broker is not entitled to vote shares held for a Beneficial Holder on “non-routine matters,” such as the election of directors (even if not contested),the approval, on an advisory (non-binding) basis, of the compensation of the Company’s named executive officers or the approval of the amendment and restatement of the Company’s restated certificate of incorporation to provide for the exculpation of officers. Broker non-votes count for purposes of determining whether a quorum is present.
Where can I find the voting results of the Annual Meeting?
We plan to announce preliminary voting results at the Annual Meeting, and we will report the final results in a Current Report on Form 8-K, which will be filed with the SEC within four business days after the Annual Meeting.
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Proposal No. 1: Election of Directors
We currently have nine directors on our Board. At the Annual Meeting, four Class III Directors—Ron Gill, Elisa Steele, Eric Vishria, and James Whitehurst—are nominees to be elected to hold office until the 2027 Annual Meeting of Stockholders and until each such director’s respective successor is elected and qualified or until each such director’s earlier death, resignation, or removal.
The proposal regarding the election of directors requires the approval of a plurality of the votes cast. This means that the nominees receiving the highest number of affirmative “FOR” votes will be elected as Class III Directors. Votes withheld and broker non-votes are not considered to be votes cast and, accordingly, will have no effect on the outcome of the vote on this proposal.
As set forth in our Restated Certificate of Incorporation, the Board is currently divided into three classes with staggered, three-year terms. At each annual meeting of stockholders, the successors to directors whose terms then expire will be elected to serve from the time of election and qualification until the third annual meeting following election. The current class structure is as follows: Class I, whose term will expire at the 2025 Annual Meeting of Stockholders; Class II, whose term will expire at the 2026 Annual Meeting of Stockholders; and Class III, whose current term expires at the 2024 Annual Meeting of Stockholders. The current Class I Directors are Spenser Skates and Erica Schultz; the current Class II Directors are Pat Grady, Curtis Liu, and Catherine Wong; and the current Class III Directors are Ron Gill, Elisa Steele, Eric Vishria, and James Whitehurst. Our Restated Certificate of Incorporation provides that each class will consist, as nearly as possible, of one-third of the total number of directors.
The division of our Board into three classes with staggered three-year terms may delay or prevent a change of our management or a change in control of our company. Our directors may be removed only for cause by the affirmative vote of the holders of at least two-thirds of the voting power of all of the then-outstanding shares of voting stock of the Company entitled to vote at an election of directors.
If you submit a proxy but do not indicate any voting instructions, the persons named as proxies will vote the shares of common stock represented thereby for the election of each of Messrs. Gill, Vishria, and Whitehurst and Ms. Steele as a Class III Director. In the event that any of Messrs. Gill, Vishria, and Whitehurst and Ms. Steele should become unable to serve, or for good cause will not serve, as a director, it is intended that votes will be cast for a substitute nominee designated by the Board, or the Board may elect to reduce its size. The Board has no reason to believe that any of Messrs. Gill, Vishria, and Whitehurst or Ms. Steele will be unable to serve if elected. Each of Messrs. Gill, Vishria, and Whitehurst and Ms. Steele has consented to being named in this proxy statement and to serve if elected. Proxies cannot be voted for a greater number of persons than three at the Annual Meeting, the number of nominees named in this proxy statement.
Vote Required
The proposal regarding the election of directors requires the approval of a plurality of the votes cast. This means that the four nominees receiving the highest number of affirmative “FOR” votes will be elected as Class III Directors.
Votes withheld and broker non-votes are not considered to be votes cast and, accordingly, will have no effect on the outcome of the vote on this proposal.
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RECOMMENDATION OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS
The Board unanimously recommends a vote FOR the election of each of
the below Class III Director nominees.
Nominees For Class III Director (terms to expire at the 2027 Annual Meeting of Stockholders)
The current members of the Board who are also nominees for election to the Board as Class III Directors are as follows:
Name
Age
Position with the Company
Ron Gill
58
Director
Elisa Steele
57
Director
Eric Vishria
44
Director
James Whitehurst
56
Lead Director
The principal occupations and business experience, for at least the past five years, of each Class III Director nominee for election at the Annual Meeting are as follows:
Ron Gill
Ron Gill has served as a member of our Board since June 2019. Mr. Gill has served as an Operating Partner of Lead Edge Capital, a growth equity investment firm, since June 2018. From August 2007 to March 2017, Mr. Gill held multiple financial leadership positions at NetSuite, Inc., a cloud computing company, most recently serving as Chief Financial Officer from July 2010 to March 2017, including through NetSuite’s acquisition by Oracle in 2016. He previously held a variety of financial positions with several technology companies, including Hyperion Solutions, SAP SE, Dell Inc., and Sony Group Corporation. Mr. Gill has served on the Board of Directors of HubSpot, Inc., a publicly-traded customer relationship management software company, since June 2012. Mr. Gill received a B.A. in Finance and Economics from Baylor University and an M.I.B. in International Business from the University of South Carolina. We believe that Mr. Gill is qualified to serve on our Board due to his extensive experience as a senior executive at public technology companies and his deep financial expertise.
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Elisa Steele
Elisa Steele has served as a member of our Board since March 2021. Ms. Steele previously served as Chief Executive Officer of Namely, Inc., a human resources software company, from August 2018 to July 2019, and as a member of the Board of Directors of Namely from August 2017 to September 2022, including as Chairperson of the Board from July 2019 to September 2022. From January 2014 to July 2017, Ms. Steele held various leadership positions at Jive Software, Inc., a collaboration software company acquired by Aurea Software, Inc., most recently serving as Chief Executive Officer and President. Ms. Steele has also previously held executive leadership positions at Microsoft Corporation, Skype Inc., Yahoo! Inc., and NetApp, Inc. She currently serves on the Boards of Directors of multiple publicly-traded technology companies, including Bumble Inc., since July 2020, JFrog Ltd., since March 2020, and Procore Technologies, Inc., since February 2020. Ms. Steele previously served as chair of the Board of Directors of Cornerstone OnDemand, Inc., a publicly-traded human capital management software company, from June 2018 to June 2021 and as a member of the Boards of Directors of Splunk, Inc., then a publicly-traded technology company, from September 2017 until Splunk was acquired by Cisco in March 2024, and Jive Software from February 2015 to June 2017. Ms. Steele received a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of New Hampshire and an M.B.A. from San Francisco State University. We believe that Ms. Steele is qualified to serve on our Board due to her marketing expertise and her extensive experience as a public and private company chief executive officer and as a board member of publicly-traded technology companies.
Eric Vishria
Eric Vishria has served as a member of our Board since December 2014. Since July 2014, Mr. Vishria has served as a General Partner of Benchmark Capital, a venture capital firm, where he focuses on early-stage infrastructure and enterprise software investments. From August 2013 to August 2014, Mr. Vishria was Vice President, Digital Magazines and Verticals at Yahoo! Inc., a web services provider. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of Confluent, Inc., a publicly-traded data solutions company, and on the Boards of Directors of numerous privately-held technology companies, including AcuityMD, Inc., Airplane Labs, Inc., Benchling, Inc., Cerebras Inc., Commerce Layer, Inc. and Contentful Global, Inc. He received a B.S. in Mathematical and Computational Science from Stanford University. We believe that Mr. Vishria is qualified to serve on our Board due to his extensive operational and marketing expertise and his service as a board member of other technology companies.
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James Whitehurst
James Whitehurst has served as a member of our Board since September 2021. Mr. Whitehurst has served as interim Chief Executive Officer and President, and as a member of the Board of Directors, of Unity Software Inc., a publicly-traded software development company, since October 2023. He has also served as a Special Advisor at Silver Lake Partners, a technology investment firm, since March 2021. He previously served as a Senior Advisor at International Business Machines Corporation (“IBM”), a global technology company, from July 2021 to May 2022, after serving as President from April 2020 to July 2021 and as Senior Vice President from July 2019 to April 2020. From January 2008 to April 2020, he served as Chief Executive Officer of Red Hat, Inc., an open source software company, including through Red Hat’s acquisition by IBM in July 2019. Prior to joining Red Hat, Mr. Whitehurst held various leadership positions at Delta Air Lines, Inc., a global airline operator, from January 2002 to August 2007, and Boston Consulting Group, a management consulting firm, from September 1989 to December 2001. Mr. Whitehurst has served on the Boards of Directors of United Airlines Holdings, Inc., a publicly-traded global airline operator, since March 2016, Tanium Inc., a privately-held cybersecurity and systems management company, since January 2022, and Software AG, a software company traded on a foreign stock exchange, since January 2023. Mr. Whitehurst previously served on the Boards of Directors of multiple publicly-traded companies, including Red Hat, from January 2008 to July 2019, SecureWorks Corp., a cybersecurity company, from April 2016 to April 2019, and DigitalGlobe, Inc., a builder and operator of satellites for digital imaging, from August 2009 to May 2016. Mr. Whitehurst received a B.A. in Computer Science and Economics from Rice University and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School. We believe that Mr. Whitehurst is qualified to serve on our Board due to his extensive operational and management expertise and his experience as a public company chief executive officer and as a board member of publicly-traded technology companies.
Continuing Directors Not Standing for Election at the Annual Meeting
The current continuing members of the Board who are not standing for election at the Annual Meeting are as follows:
Name
Age
Position with the Company
Class / Term Expires
Erica Schultz
50
Director
Class I / 2025
Spenser Skates
35
President and Chief Executive Officer, Director, and Chairperson of the Board
Class I / 2025
Pat Grady
41
Director
Class II / 2026
Curtis Liu
35
Chief Technology Officer, Director
Class II / 2026
Catherine Wong
48
Director
Class II / 2026
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The principal occupations and business experience, for at least the past five years, of each continuing director not standing for election at the Annual Meeting are as follows:
Erica Schultz
Erica Schultz has served as a member of our Board since December 2020. Since October 2019, Ms. Schultz has served as President of Field Operations at Confluent, Inc., a publicly- traded data solutions provider. She also serves as a Limited Partner and Fund Advisor at Operator Collective, a venture capital fund that she joined in January 2019. Prior to joining Confluent, Ms. Schultz held various leadership positions at New Relic, Inc., a cloud-based software company, from June 2014 to October 2019, most recently serving as Chief Revenue Officer. She previously served as Executive Vice President of Global Sales, Services and Field Operations at LivePerson, Inc., a digital engagement company, from May 2013 to March 2014, after serving as Executive Vice President of Global Sales from February 2012 to May 2013. From November 1995 to January 2012, Ms. Schultz served in various roles at Oracle Corporation, a computing infrastructure and software company. She received a B.A. in Spanish and Latin American Studies from Dartmouth College, where she has served as a member of the Board of Trustees since June 2016. We believe that Ms. Schultz is qualified to serve on our Board due to her sales expertise and extensive management experience as a senior executive at enterprise technology companies.
Spenser Skates
Spenser Skates is our co-founder and has served as our Chief Executive Officer and as a member of our Board since 2011. Mr. Skates previously worked as an algorithmic trader at DRW Trading Group, a diversified trading firm, from July 2010 to March 2011. He received a B.S. in Biological Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (“MIT”). While at MIT, he won MIT’s largest programming competition, Battlecode, in 2009 and 2010. We believe that Mr. Skates is qualified to serve on our Board due to the valuable expertise and perspective he brings in his capacity as our Chief Executive Officer and because of his extensive experience and knowledge of our industry.
Pat Grady
Pat Grady has served as a member of our Board since November 2018. Mr. Grady is a Partner of Sequoia Capital, a technology-focused venture capital firm that he joined in March 2007. He also serves on the Boards of Directors of numerous privately-held technology companies, including Attentive Mobile, Inc., Cribl, Inc., Pilot.com, Inc, Watershed and Harvey. He previously served on the Boards of Directors of Okta, Inc., a publicly-traded identity and access management company, from May 2014 to June 2023, and Embark Trucks Inc., a publicly-traded autonomous trucking company, from May 2018 to August 2023, and on the Boards of Directors of numerous privately-held technology companies, including MarkLogic Corporation, Prosper Marketplace, Inc., and Namely, Inc.. Mr. Grady received a B.S. in Economics from Boston College. We believe that Mr. Grady is qualified to serve on our Board due to his extensive experience in the venture capital industry and his knowledge of scaling technology companies.
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Curtis Liu
Curtis Liu is our co-founder and has served as our Chief Technology Officer and as a member of our Board since 2011. Mr. Liu previously worked as a Software Engineer at Google LLC, a technology company, from August 2010 to August 2011. He received a B.S. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from MIT. While at MIT, he won MIT’s largest programming competition, Battlecode, in 2010. We believe that Mr. Liu is qualified to serve on our Board due to his perspective, experience and leadership as our Chief Technology Officer.
Catherine Wong
Catherine Wong has served as a member of our Board since June 2021. Since March 2023, Ms. Wong has served as Chief Operating Officer and Chief Product Officer of Entrata, Inc., a property management software company. Prior to Entrata, Ms. Wong held various roles at Domo, Inc., a publicly-traded cloud-based business intelligence platform, serving as Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President, Engineering from November 2015 to January 2023, after serving as Chief Product Officer and Executive Vice President, Engineering from November 2015 to March 2022 and Senior Vice President, Engineering from September 2013 to November 2015. Ms. Wong continued to provide advisory services to Domo through March 2023. Prior to joining Domo, Ms. Wong was Vice President, Engineering at Adobe Inc., a software company, from August 2009 to August 2013, and previously held various roles at Omniture, Inc., an online marketing and web analytics company, prior to its acquisition by Adobe. She currently serves as a member of the Boards of Directors of Human Interest, Inc., an employee benefit plan provider, and the Women Tech Council. Ms. Wong received a B.S. in Computer Science from Brigham Young University. We believe that Ms. Wong is qualified to serve on our Board due to her extensive experience as a senior engineering executive at enterprise technology companies and her deep knowledge of our industry.
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Proposal No. 2: Ratification of Appointment of Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm
Our Audit Committee has appointed KPMG LLP as our independent registered public accounting firm for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2024. Our Board has directed that this appointment be submitted to our stockholders for ratification at the Annual Meeting. Although ratification of our appointment of KPMG LLP is not required, we value the opinions of our stockholders and believe that stockholder ratification of our appointment is a good corporate governance practice.
KPMG LLP also served as our independent registered public accounting firm for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2023, and has served as our independent registered public accounting firm since 2017. Neither the accounting firm nor any of its members has any direct or indirect financial interest in, or any connection with, us in any capacity other than as our auditors, providing audit and non-audit related services. A representative of KPMG LLP is expected to attend the Annual Meeting and to have an opportunity to make a statement and be available to respond to appropriate questions from stockholders.
In the event that the appointment of KPMG LLP is not ratified by the stockholders, the Audit Committee will consider this fact when it determines whether to retain KPMG LLP. Even if the appointment of KPMG LLP is ratified, the Audit Committee retains the discretion to appoint a different independent registered public accounting firm at any time if it determines that such a change is in the interest of the Company.
Vote Required
This proposal requires the affirmative vote of the holders of a majority in voting power of the votes cast. Abstentions are not considered to be votes cast and, accordingly, will have no effect on the outcome of the vote on this proposal. Because brokers have discretionary authority to vote on the ratification of the appointment of KPMG LLP, we do not expect any broker non-votes in connection with this proposal.
RECOMMENDATION OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS
The Board unanimously recommends a vote FOR the ratification of the appointment of KPMG LLP as our independent registered public accounting firm for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2024.
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REPORT OF THE AUDIT COMMITTEE OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS
The material in this report is being furnished and shall not be deemed “filed” with the SEC for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”), or otherwise subject to the liability of that section, nor shall the material in this section be deemed to be “soliciting material” or incorporated by reference in any registration statement or other document filed with the SEC under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”), except as otherwise expressly stated in such filing.
The Audit Committee has reviewed the audited consolidated financial statements of the Company for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2023 and has discussed these financial statements with management and the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm. The Audit Committee has discussed with the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm the matters required to be discussed by the applicable requirements of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (“PCAOB”) and the SEC.
The Company’s independent registered public accounting firm also provided the Audit Committee with the written disclosures and letter from the independent registered public accounting firm required by the applicable requirements of the PCAOB regarding the independent registered public accounting firm’s communications with the Audit Committee concerning independence. In addition, the Audit Committee discussed with the independent registered public accounting firm its independence from the Company.
Based on the above-mentioned reviews and discussions with management and the independent registered public accounting firm, the Audit Committee recommended to the Board of Directors that the audited consolidated financial statements be included in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2023.
Audit Committee
Ron Gill (Chairperson)

Pat Grady

Elisa Steele
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INDEPENDENT REGISTERED PUBLIC ACCOUNTING FIRM FEES AND OTHER MATTERS
The following table summarizes the fees of KPMG LLP, our independent registered public accounting firm, billed to us for each of the last two fiscal years:
Year Ended December 31,
Fee Category
2023
2022
Audit Fees
$1,900,000
$1,745,000
Audit-Related Fees
$
$
Tax Fees
$100,076
$63,526
All Other Fees
$
$
Total Fees
$2,000,076
$1,808,526
Audit Fees
Audit fees consist of fees billed for professional services performed by KPMG LLP for the audit of our annual financial statements, the review of quarterly financial statements, and related services that are normally provided in connection with registration statements. Audit fees for fiscal year 2023 include fees for professional services rendered in connection with our registration statement on Form S-8 and professional fees in connection with an audit of our fiscal year 2023 financial statements (including the fiscal year 2023 audit of the effectiveness of our internal control over financial reporting).
Audit fees for fiscal year 2022 include fees for professional services rendered in connection with our registration statement on Form S-8 and professional fees in connection with an audit of our fiscal year 2022 financial statements (including the fiscal year 2022 audit of the effectiveness of our internal control over financial reporting).
Audit-Related Fees
Audit-related fees consist of services that are reasonably related to the performance of the audit or review of our financial statements.
Tax Fees
Tax fees consist of services for tax compliance, tax advice, and tax planning.
All Other Fees
All other fees consist of any services not included in the other three categories.
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Audit Committee Pre-Approval Policy and Procedures
The Audit Committee is directly responsible for the appointment, compensation, retention, and oversight of the independent registered public accounting firm retained to audit our financial statements. The Audit Committee is responsible for the audit fee negotiations associated with our retention of KPMG LLP. The Audit Committee has established a policy regarding pre-approval of all audit and non-audit services provided by the independent registered public accountants.
On an ongoing basis, management communicates specific projects and categories of services for which the advance approval of the Audit Committee is requested. The Audit Committee reviews these requests and advises management if the Audit Committee approves the engagement of the independent registered public accountants. On a periodic basis, management reports to the Audit Committee regarding the actual spending for such projects and services as compared to the approved amounts. The Audit Committee may also delegate the ability to pre-approve audit and permitted non-audit services to a subcommittee consisting of one or more members, provided that such pre-approvals are reported on at a subsequent Audit Committee meeting. All fees for services performed for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2023 and 2022 were pre-approved by the Audit Committee.
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Proposal No. 3: Approve, on an Advisory (Non-Binding) Basis, the Compensation of Our Named Executive Officers
Section 14A of the Exchange Act requires that we provide our stockholders with the opportunity to vote to approve, on an advisory, non-binding basis, not less frequently than once every three years, the compensation of our named executive officers as disclosed in our annual proxy statement in accordance with the compensation disclosure rules of the SEC.
As described in detail under the heading “Compensation Discussion and Analysis,” we seek to closely align the interests of our named executive officers with the interest of our stockholders. Our compensation program is designed to reward our named executive officers for the achievement of short-term and long-term financial, operational, and strategic goals and the achievement of increased total stockholder return, while at the same time avoiding the encouragement of unnecessary or excessive risk-taking.
Stockholders are urged to read the “Compensation Discussion and Analysis” and “Executive Compensation” sections of this proxy statement, which discuss how our executive compensation policies and practices implement our compensation philosophy and contain tabular information and narrative discussion about the compensation of our named executive officers. Our Board of Directors and the Compensation Committee believe that these policies and practices are effective in implementing our compensation philosophy and in achieving our compensation program goals.
The vote on this resolution is not intended to address any specific element of compensation but rather the overall compensation of our named executive officers and the philosophy, policies, and practices described in this proxy statement. The vote is advisory, which means that the vote is not binding on the Company, our Board of Directors, or our Compensation Committee. Although non-binding, our Board of Directors and Compensation Committee value the opinions that stockholders express in their votes and will review the voting results and take them into consideration as they deem appropriate when making future decisions regarding our executive compensation program.
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Accordingly, we are asking our stockholders to vote on the following resolution at the Annual Meeting:
RESOLVED, that the stockholders of Amplitude, Inc. approve, on an advisory, non-binding basis, the compensation of the Company’s named executive officers, as disclosed in this proxy statement pursuant to Item 402 of Regulation S-K, including in the Compensation Discussion and Analysis, the compensation tables and the narrative disclosures that accompany the compensation tables.
Vote Required
This proposal requires the affirmative vote of the holders of a majority in voting power of the votes cast (excluding abstentions and broker non-votes). Abstentions and broker non-votes will have no effect on the outcome of the vote. As noted above, the vote is advisory, which means that the vote is not binding on the Company, our Board of Directors, or our Compensation Committee.
RECOMMENDATION OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS
The Board unanimously recommends a vote FOR the resolution to approve, on an advisory (non-binding) basis, the compensation of our named executive officers, as disclosed in this proxy statement.
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Proposal No. 4: Approve the Amendment and Restatement of our Restated Certificate of Incorporation to Provide for the Exculpation of Officers
Article VIII of our restated certificate of incorporation currently provides that, to the fullest extent permitted by law, a director of the Company shall not be personally liable to the Company or its stockholders for monetary damages for breach of fiduciary duty. Effective August 1, 2022, the State of Delaware, which is the Company’s state of incorporation, amended Section 102(b)(7) of the General Corporation Law of the State of Delaware (the “DGCL”) to authorize exculpation of officers of Delaware corporations. Specifically, the amendments extend the opportunity for Delaware corporations to exculpate their officers, in addition to their directors, for personal liability for breach of the duty of care in certain circumstances. This provision would only permit exculpation of officers for direct claims, as opposed to derivative claims made by stockholders on behalf of the Company, and would not exculpate officers from liability for breach of the duty of loyalty, acts or omissions not in good faith or that involve intentional misconduct or a knowing violation of law or any transaction in which the officer derived an improper personal benefit. The rationale for limiting the scope of liability is to strike a balance between stockholders’ interest in accountability and their interest in the Company being able to attract and retain quality officers to work on its behalf.
The Board believes it is necessary to provide protection to officers to the fullest extent permitted by law in order to attract and retain top talent. Accordingly, the Board believes that the proposal to extend exculpation to officers is fair and in the best interests of the Company and our stockholders. The Board has unanimously determined that it is in the best interests of the Company and our stockholders to amend and restate our current restated certificate of incorporation in order to provide for the exculpation of officers pursuant to Section 102(b)(7) of the DGCL.
Proposed Amendment and Restatement of Our Restated Certificate of Incorporation
Article XI of the proposed amended and restated certificate of incorporation (the “Restated Certificate”) provides that, to the fullest extent permitted by law, an officer of the Company shall not be personally liable to the Company or its stockholders for monetary damages for breach of fiduciary duty.
This description of the proposed Restated Certificate is a summary and is qualified by the full text of the proposed Restated Certificate, which is attached to this proxy statement as Appendix A and is marked to show the changes described above.
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Vote Required
This proposal requires the affirmative vote of the holders of a majority of the voting power of the outstanding shares of stock of the Company entitled to vote at the Annual Meeting. Abstentions and broker non-votes will have the same effect as a vote against this proposal.
If our stockholders approve the Restated Certificate, our Board has authorized our officers to file the Restated Certificate with the Secretary of State of the State of Delaware, and the Restated Certificate will become effective upon acceptance by the Secretary of State of the State of Delaware. We intend to make that filing if, and as soon as practicable after, this proposal is approved at the Annual Meeting.
RECOMMENDATION OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS
The Board unanimously recommends a vote FOR the amendment and restatement of our restated certificate of incorporation to provide for the exculpation of officers.
If our stockholders do not approve the Restated Certificate, then the changes shown in Appendix A will not be adopted.
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EXECUTIVE OFFICERS
The following table identifies our executive officers as of April 12, 2024:
Name
Age
Position
Spenser Skates
35
​Chief Executive Officer, Director, and Chairperson of the Board
Curtis Liu
35
Chief Technology Officer, Director
Thomas Hansen
53
President
Christopher Harms
57
Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer
The following biographical information is furnished with regard to our executive officers (except for Messrs. Skates and Liu, whose biographical information appears above under “Continuing Directors Not Standing for Election at the Annual Meeting”):
Thomas Hansen
Thomas Hansen has served as our President since June 2022. He previously served as Chief Revenue Officer of UiPath, Inc., a publicly-traded robotics software company, from April 2020 to May 2022. Prior to that, Mr. Hansen served as Senior Vice President of Operations, Carbon Black Security Division at VMware, Inc., a software company, from October 2019 to April 2020. Until its acquisition by VMware in October 2019, Mr. Hansen held multiple positions at Carbon Black, Inc., a cybersecurity company, serving as Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President from October 2018 to October 2019 and Chief Revenue Officer and Executive Vice President from July 2017 to October 2018. Previously, Mr. Hansen served as Global Vice President of Revenue for Dropbox, Inc., a cloud computing company, from August 2015 to July 2017. He has served on the Boards of Directors of Forter, Inc. since July 2019 and Dixa ApS since April 2021. Mr. Hansen holds a B.S. in Economics & Business Administration and an M.S. in Economics & Business Administration, both from the Copenhagen Business School.
Christopher Harms
Christopher Harms has served as our Chief Financial Officer since February 2023. He previously served as Chief Financial Officer of Forescout Technologies, Inc., then a publicly-traded cybersecurity software company, from March 2013 to August 2020. From July 2011 to January 2013, Mr. Harms served as Chief Financial Officer of Socialware, a software company. He previously held a variety of financial positions with several technology companies, including IBM, PSS Systems, Transitive, BT Group (formerly British Telecom), and Hewlett Packard. Mr. Harms has served on the Board of Directors of Slice Solutions, Inc., a software platform and service provider to independent pizzerias, since February 2022, and served on the Board of Directors of WorkBoard, Inc., a strategy execution platform provider, from August 2022 to October 2023. Mr. Harms holds a B.S. in Accounting and an M.B.A., both from the University of California, Berkeley.
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CORPORATE GOVERNANCE
General
Our Board has adopted Corporate Governance Guidelines, a Code of Business Conduct and Ethics (the “Code of Conduct”), and charters for our Audit Committee, Compensation Committee, and Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee to assist the Board in the exercise of its responsibilities and to serve as a framework for the effective governance of the Company. You can access our current committee charters, our Corporate Governance Guidelines, and our Code of Conduct in the “Governance Documents” section of the investor relations section of our corporate website located at investors.amplitude.com, or by writing to our Secretary at our offices at 201 3rd Street, Suite 200, San Francisco, California 94103.
Board Composition
Our business and affairs are managed under the direction of our Board. Our Board currently consists of nine members: Spenser Skates, Curtis Liu, Ron Gill, Pat Grady, Erica Schultz, Elisa Steele, Eric Vishria, James Whitehurst, and Catherine Wong. Our Board is divided into three classes, with the directors in each class serving for a three-year term, and one class being elected each year by our stockholders.
When considering whether directors have the experience, qualifications, attributes, or skills, taken as a whole, to enable our Board to satisfy its oversight responsibilities effectively in light of our business and structure, our Board focuses primarily on each person’s background and experience as reflected in the information discussed in each of the directors’ individual biographies set forth above. We believe that our directors provide an appropriate mix of experience and skills relevant to the size and nature of our business.
Director Independence
Our Board has undertaken a review of the independence of our directors and considered whether any director has a material relationship with us that could compromise that director’s ability to exercise independent judgment in carrying out that director’s responsibilities. In making these determinations, our Board considered the current and prior relationships that each director has with our company and all other facts and circumstances our Board deemed relevant in determining their independence, including the beneficial ownership of our capital stock by each director and any transactions involving a director as described in “Certain Relationships and Related Person Transactions,” and any other employment, advisory, or academic relationship of our directors with other companies and institutions with which we do business. This includes, without limitation, Ms. Schultz’s role as President of Field Operations at Confluent, Inc. and Ms. Wong’s role as Chief Operating Officer and Chief Product Officer of Entrata, Inc., and our ordinary course business transactions with Confluent and Entrata. Our Board considers these transactions and relationships as part of its overall analysis of the independence of our directors, and has affirmatively determined that each of our directors, other than Messrs. Liu and Skates, is an “independent director,” as defined under Nasdaq rules. In addition to determining whether each director satisfies the director independence requirements set forth in the Nasdaq rules, in the case of members of the Audit Committee and Compensation Committee, our Board made an affirmative determination that such members also satisfy separate independence requirements and current standards imposed by the SEC and Nasdaq.
There are no family relationships among any of our directors or executive officers.
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Director Candidates
The Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee of the Board is primarily responsible for searching for qualified director candidates for election to the Board and filling vacancies on the Board. To facilitate the search process, the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee may solicit current directors and executives of the Company for the names of potentially qualified candidates. The Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee may also consult with outside advisors or retain search firms to assist in the search for qualified candidates, or consider director candidates recommended by our stockholders. Once potential candidates are identified, the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee reviews the backgrounds of those candidates, evaluates candidates’ independence from the Company and potential conflicts of interest, and determines if candidates meet the qualifications desired by the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee for candidates for election as a director.
In evaluating the suitability of individual candidates (both new candidates and current Board members), the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee, in recommending candidates for election, and the Board, in approving (and, in the case of vacancies, appointing) such candidates, will consider candidates who have a high level of personal and professional integrity, strong ethics and values, and the ability to make mature business judgments. Other than the foregoing, there are no stated minimum criteria for director nominees, although the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee and the Board may also take into account many factors, including: experience in corporate management, such as serving as an officer or former officer of a publicly-traded company; experience as a board member of other companies, including service on the Board of Directors of another publicly-traded company; professional and academic experience relevant to our industry; the strength of the candidate’s leadership skills; the candidate’s experience in finance and accounting and/or executive compensation practices; whether the candidate has the time required for preparation, participation, and attendance at Board meetings and committee meetings, if applicable; the diversity of viewpoints, background, experience, and other characteristics, such as geographic background, nationality, culture, gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity, race, and age, that a candidate would bring (including in light of applicable diversity requirements regarding gender, underrepresented communities, or otherwise); and any other relevant qualifications, attributes, or skills. The Board evaluates each individual in the context of the Board as a whole, with the objective of assembling a group that can best perpetuate the success of the business and represent stockholder interests through the exercise of sound judgment using its diversity of experience in these various areas. In determining whether to recommend a director for re-election, the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee may also consider the director’s past attendance at meetings and participation in, and contributions to, the activities of the Board.
Stockholders may recommend individuals to the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee for consideration as potential director candidates by submitting the names of the recommended individuals, together with appropriate biographical information and background materials, to the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee, c/o Secretary, Amplitude, Inc., 201 3rd Street, Suite 200, San Francisco, California 94103. In the event there is a vacancy, and assuming that appropriate biographical and background material has been provided on a timely basis, the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee will evaluate stockholder-recommended candidates by following substantially the same process, and applying substantially the same criteria, as it follows for candidates submitted by others.
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Board Diversity
The following table summarizes our current directors’ voluntary self-identified diversity characteristics.
 
Board Diversity Matrix as of April 12, 2024
Total Number of Directors
9
 
Female
Male
Non-Binary
Did Not Disclose
Part I: Gender Identity
Directors
3
6
Part II: Demographic Background
African American or Black
Alaskan Native or Native American
Asian
1
3
Hispanic or Latinx
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
White
2
4
Two or More Races or Ethnicities
1
LGBTQ+
Did Not Disclose Demographic Background.
Communications from Stockholders
The Board will give appropriate attention to written communications that are submitted by stockholders, and will respond if and as appropriate. Our Secretary is primarily responsible for monitoring communications from stockholders and for providing copies or summaries to the directors as she considers appropriate.
Communications are forwarded to all directors if they relate to important substantive matters and include suggestions or comments that our Secretary considers to be important for the directors to know. In general, communications relating to corporate governance and long-term corporate strategy are more likely to be forwarded than communications relating to ordinary business affairs, personal grievances, and matters as to which we tend to receive repetitive or duplicative communications. Stockholders who wish to send communications on any topic to the Board should address such communications to the Board in writing: c/o Secretary, Amplitude, Inc., 201 3rd Street, Suite 200, San Francisco, California 94103.
Board Leadership Structure and Role in Risk Oversight
Our Amended and Restated Bylaws and Corporate Governance Guidelines provide our Board with flexibility to combine or separate the positions of chairperson of the Board and Chief Executive Officer and to implement a lead independent director in accordance with its determination regarding which structure would be in the best interests of our company. Mr. Skates currently serves as our chairperson of the Board and Chief Executive Officer. Our Corporate Governance Guidelines provide that whenever our chairperson of the Board is also a member of management or is a director that does not otherwise qualify as an independent director, the independent directors may elect a lead director. Mr. Whitehurst currently serves as our lead independent director. As lead independent director, Mr. Whitehurst presides over all meetings of the Board at which the chairperson of the Board is not present, including any executive sessions of the independent directors, approves Board meeting schedules and agendas, and acts as the liaison between the independent directors and our Chief Executive Officer and the chairperson of the Board.
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Our Board has concluded that our current leadership structure is appropriate at this time. In particular, we believe that the structure of our Board and its committees provides effective independent oversight of management while Mr. Skates’ combined role enables strong leadership, creates clear accountability, and enhances our ability to communicate our message and strategy clearly and consistently to stockholders. Our Board will continue to periodically review our leadership structure and may make such changes in the future as it deems appropriate.
Risk assessment and oversight are an integral part of our governance and management processes. Our Board encourages management to promote a culture that incorporates risk management into our corporate strategy and day-to-day business operations. Management discusses strategic and operational risks at regular management meetings, and conducts specific strategic planning and review sessions during the year that include a focused discussion and analysis of the risks we face. Throughout the year, senior management reviews these risks with the Board at regular board meetings as part of management presentations that focus on particular business functions, operations, or strategies, and presents the steps taken by management to mitigate or eliminate such risks.
Our Board does not have a standing risk management committee, but rather administers this oversight function directly through our Board as a whole, as well as through various standing committees of our Board that address risks inherent in their respective areas of oversight. While our Board is responsible for monitoring and assessing strategic risk exposure, our Audit Committee is responsible for overseeing our major financial and cybersecurity risk exposures and the steps our management has taken to monitor and control these exposures. The Audit Committee also approves or disapproves any related person transactions. Our Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee monitors the effectiveness of our corporate governance guidelines. Our Compensation Committee assesses and monitors whether any of our compensation policies and programs has the potential to encourage excessive risk-taking.
Code of Business Conduct and Ethics
We have adopted a written Code of Conduct that applies to our directors, officers, and employees (including our principal executive officer, principal financial officer, principal accounting officer or controller, or persons performing similar functions). A copy of the Code of Conduct is posted on our investor relations website at investors.amplitude.com. In addition, we have posted or intend to post on our website all disclosures that are required by law or the Nasdaq rules concerning any amendments to, or waivers from, any provision of the Code of Conduct. Information contained on, or that can be accessed through, our website is not incorporated by reference in this proxy statement and does not form a part of this proxy statement. The inclusion of our website address in this proxy statement is an inactive textual reference only.
Compensation Committee Interlocks and Insider Participation
During 2023, Ron Gill, Eric Vishria, James Whitehurst, and Catherine Wong served as members of our Compensation Committee. None of the members of the Compensation Committee has been one of our executive officers or employees. None of our executive officers serve, or has served during the last year, as a member of the Board of Directors or as a member of the Compensation Committee, or other committee serving an equivalent function, of any other entity that has one or more of its executive officers serving as a member of our Board or our Compensation Committee.
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Anti-Hedging and Anti-Pledging Policy
Our Board has adopted an Insider Trading Compliance Policy, which applies to all directors, officers, and employees of the Company and its subsidiaries, as well as their respective family members sharing the same household, and subject to certain exceptions, any other entity that they control. Our Insider Trading Compliance Policy specifically prohibits short sales, transactions in put and call options or other derivative securities involving the Company’s equity securities, and other hedging or monetization transactions. In addition, our Insider Trading Compliance Policy provides that no director, officer, or employee may pledge Company securities as collateral to secure loans absent approval by our Compliance Officer. This prohibition means, among other things, that these individuals may not hold Company securities in a “margin” account, which would allow the individual to borrow against their holdings to buy securities.
Policy for Recovery of Erroneously Awarded Compensation
Our board of directors has adopted the Company’s Policy for Recovery of Erroneously Awarded Compensation (the “Clawback Policy”), effective as of October 2, 2023, applicable to our current and former executive officers, as defined in Exchange Act Rule 10D-1(d), in accordance with SEC rules and the applicable Nasdaq listing standards. This Clawback Policy applies to incentive-based compensation that is granted, earned or vested wholly or in part upon attainment of one or more financial reporting measures (each, “Financial Reporting Measure”) that is received by an executive officer (1) after beginning service as an executive officer, (2) who served as an executive officer at any time during the performance period for that compensation and (3) during the three completed fiscal years immediately preceding the date on which the Company concludes, or reasonably should have concluded, that the Company is required to prepare a restatement with respect to any such Financial Reporting Measure. The Clawback Policy provides that, in the event of a restatement of our financial statements due to material noncompliance with financial reporting requirements, the administrator of the Clawback Policy will recover (subject to limited exceptions) the amount (as determined on a pre-tax basis) of incentive-based compensation erroneously received by an executive officer (i.e., in the event that the amount of such compensation was calculated based on the achievement of certain financial results that were subsequently revised due to the restatement, and the amount of the incentive-based compensation that would have been earned by such executive officer had the financial results been properly reported would have been lower than the amount actually paid).
Attendance by Members of the Board at Meetings
There were five meetings of the Board during the fiscal year ended December 31, 2023. During the fiscal year ended December 31, 2023, each director attended at least 75% of the aggregate of (i) all meetings of the Board and (ii) all meetings of the committees on which the director served during the period in which he or she served as a director.
Under our Corporate Governance Guidelines, which are available on our investor relations website at investors.amplitude.com, a director is expected to spend the time and effort necessary to properly discharge such director’s responsibilities. Accordingly, a director is expected to regularly prepare for and attend meetings of the Board and all committees on which the director serves (including separate meetings of the independent directors), with the understanding that, on occasion, a director may be unable to attend a meeting. A director who is unable to attend a meeting of the Board or a committee of the Board is expected to notify the chairperson of the Board or the chairperson of the appropriate committee in advance of such meeting, and, whenever possible, participate in such meeting via videoconference or teleconference in the case of an in-person meeting. We do not maintain a formal policy regarding director attendance at the Annual Meeting; however, we strongly encourage our directors to attend our stockholder meetings. Eight of our nine directors attended the 2023 Annual Meeting of Stockholders.
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COMMITTEES OF THE BOARD
Our Board has established three standing committees—Audit, Compensation, and Nominating and Corporate Governance—each of which operates under a written charter that has been approved by our Board.
The current members of each of the Board committees and committee chairpersons are set forth in the following chart.
Name
Audit
Compensation
Nominating and
Corporate Governance
Ron Gill
Chairperson
X
Pat Grady
X
Erica Schultz
X
Elisa Steele
X
Chairperson
James Whitehurst
Chairperson
Catherine Wong
X
Audit Committee
Our Audit Committee is responsible for, among other things:
appointing, compensating, retaining, evaluating, terminating, and overseeing our independent registered public accounting firm;
discussing with our independent registered public accounting firm its independence from management;
reviewing with our independent registered public accounting firm the scope and results of its audit;
approving all audit and permissible non-audit services to be performed by our independent registered public accounting firm;
overseeing the financial reporting process and discussing with management and our independent registered public accounting firm the quarterly and annual financial statements that we file with the SEC;
overseeing our financial and accounting controls and compliance with legal and regulatory requirements;
reviewing our policies on risk assessment, risk management, and risk oversight, including responsibility for oversight of risks and exposures associated with major financial and cybersecurity risks;
reviewing related person transactions; and
establishing procedures for the confidential, anonymous submission of concerns regarding questionable accounting, internal controls, or auditing matters.
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Our Audit Committee currently consists of Ron Gill, Pat Grady, and Elisa Steele with Mr. Gill serving as chairperson. Our Board has affirmatively determined that Messrs. Gill and Grady and Ms. Steele each meet the definition of “independent director” for purposes of serving on the Audit Committee under Rule 10A-3 under the Exchange Act, and Nasdaq rules. Each member of our Audit Committee also meets the financial literacy requirements of the Nasdaq rules. In addition, our Board has determined that Mr. Gill qualifies as an “audit committee financial expert,” as such term is defined in Item 407(d)(5) of Regulation S-K. Our Board has adopted a written charter for the Audit Committee, which is available on our corporate website at investors.amplitude.com. The information contained on, or that can be accessed through, our website is deemed not to be incorporated in this proxy statement and references to our website address in this proxy statement are inactive textual references only.
The Audit Committee met five times in the fiscal year ended December 31, 2023.
Compensation Committee
Our Compensation Committee is responsible for, among other things:
reviewing and making recommendations to the full Board regarding the compensation of our Chief Executive Officer, and reviewing and approving the compensation of our non-employee directors and other executive officers;
reviewing and approving the terms of any employment agreements, severance arrangements, change in control protections, and any other compensatory arrangements for our executive officers;
overseeing our compensation and employee benefit plans;
implementing our Policy for Recovery of Erroneously Awarded Compensation; and
appointing and overseeing any compensation consultants or other advisors.
In fulfilling its responsibilities, our Compensation Committee has the authority to delegate any or all of its responsibilities to a subcommittee of the Compensation Committee. Our Compensation Committee also has the authority to authorize one or more of our officers to grant rights, options, or other equity awards to officers (other than executive officers) and employees, in a manner that is in accordance with applicable laws and applicable Nasdaq rules. From time to time, our Compensation Committee may use outside compensation consultants to assist it in analyzing our executive and non-employee director compensation programs and in determining appropriate levels of compensation and benefits. Our Compensation Committee has engaged Compensia, Inc., a national compensation consulting firm (“Compensia”), to advise us on the selection of a group of peer companies to use for compensation benchmarking purposes, and cash and equity compensation levels for our non-employee directors, executives, and other employees based on current market practices. Compensia reports directly to the Compensation Committee and does not provide any non-compensation related services to us. In compliance with the disclosure requirements of the SEC regarding the independence of compensation consultants, Compensia has addressed each of the six independence factors established by the SEC with the Compensation Committee. Its responses affirmed the independence of Compensia on executive compensation matters. Based on this assessment, the Compensation Committee determined that the engagement of Compensia does not raise any conflicts of interest or similar concerns. In addition, the Compensation Committee evaluated the independence of its other outside advisors to the Compensation Committee, including outside legal counsel, considering the same independence factors, and concluded their work for the Compensation Committee does not raise any conflicts of interest.
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In addition to advice provided by outside advisors, our executive officers submit proposals to our Compensation Committee regarding our executive and non-employee director compensation. Our Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Skates, also serves on our Board and as the chairperson of the Board. By serving multiple roles, Mr. Skates is uniquely positioned to help the Board and the Compensation Committee in many of its compensation decisions as he possesses detailed knowledge of the issues, opportunities and challenges we face, our business and our industry, which helps him to identify the key performance measures and indicators that may be used in setting incentive-based compensation. In his role as our Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Skates is also close enough to our day-to-day operations to be able to identify key contributors and top performers within the Company, so as to ensure that their compensation accurately reflects their responsibilities, performance, future expectations and experience levels. While Mr. Skates recuses himself from any Board discussions that involve his own compensation, his recommendations and feedback, along with the feedback and recommendations of our other senior executive officers, are often taken into consideration by the Board and Compensation Committee when setting compensation levels.
Our Compensation Committee consists of Ron Gill, James Whitehurst, and Catherine Wong, with Mr. Whitehurst serving as chairperson. Eric Vishria served on our Compensation Committee during the fiscal year ended December 31, 2023, through January 30, 2024. Our Board has affirmatively determined that Messrs. Gill and Whitehurst and Ms. Wong each meet, and that Mr. Vishria met, the definition of “independent director” for purposes of serving on the Compensation Committee under Nasdaq rules. Each member of our Compensation Committee is, and Mr. Vishria was, a “non-employee director” as defined in Rule 16b-3 under the Exchange Act. Our Board has adopted a written charter for the Compensation Committee, which is available on our corporate website at investors.amplitude.com. The information contained on, or that can be accessed through, our website is deemed not to be incorporated in this proxy statement and references to our website address in this proxy statement are inactive textual references only.
The Compensation Committee met four times in the fiscal year ended December 31, 2023.
Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee
Our Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee is responsible for, among other things:
identifying individuals qualified to become members of our Board, consistent with criteria approved by our Board;
evaluating the overall effectiveness of our Board and its committees; and
reviewing developments in corporate governance compliance and developing and recommending to our Board a set of corporate governance guidelines.
Our Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee consists of Erica Schultz and Elisa Steele, with Ms. Steele serving as chairperson. Our Board has determined that Mses. Schultz and Steele each meet the definition of “independent director” for purposes of serving on the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee under Nasdaq rules. Our Board has adopted a written charter for the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee, which is available on our corporate website at investors.amplitude.com. The information contained on, or that can be accessed through, our website is deemed not to be incorporated in this proxy statement and references to our website address in this proxy statement are inactive textual references only.
The Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee met four times in the fiscal year ended December 31, 2023.
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COMPENSATION DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS
In this Compensation Discussion and Analysis (“CD&A”), we provide an overview and analysis of the compensation awarded to or earned during fiscal year 2023 by our named executive officers identified in the Summary Compensation Table below, including the elements of our compensation program for our named executive officers, material compensation decisions made under that program for fiscal year 2023, and the material factors considered in making those decisions. Our named executive officers for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2023, which consist of our principal executive officer, our former and current principal financial officers, and our other two most highly compensated executive officers for fiscal year 2023 (collectively, the “named executive officers” or “NEOs”) are:
Spenser Skates, who serves as our Chief Executive Officer and is our principal executive officer (our “CEO”);
Christopher Harms, who serves as our Chief Financial Officer and principal financial officer;
Hoang Vuong, who formerly served as our Chief Financial Officer and principal financial officer;
Thomas Hansen, who serves as our President; and
Curtis Liu, who serves as our Chief Technology Officer.
Executive Changes
Mr. Vuong served as our Chief Financial Officer and principal financial officer during a portion of fiscal year 2023. Effective February 22, 2023, Christopher Harms replaced Mr. Vuong as our Chief Financial Officer and principal financial officer and Mr. Vuong remained an at-will employee through May 2023.
This discussion may contain forward-looking statements that are based on our current plans, considerations, expectations, and determinations regarding future compensation programs. Actual compensation programs that we adopt following this proxy statement may differ materially from currently planned programs as summarized in this CD&A.
Executive Summary
Who We Are
Amplitude is driving the evolution of a new category of software called digital analytics. Our Digital Analytics Platform helps businesses understand how people are using their products so they can build amazing digital experiences that increase acquisition, monetization, and retention—and drive revenue growth.
Digital products are embedded in every part of our daily lives and digital has become the primary way business is done. Offering compelling digital products and services is key to business growth and success. That is why digital analytics is emerging as a strategic investment for every company to survive and thrive in the digital-first world.
The way that companies build digital products is going through a fundamental change from being intuition-based to data-driven. Product teams have historically decided what to build based on gut feel and without a firm
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understanding of what will drive business results. Today, the best teams make decisions based on a complete picture of what customers are doing and why. Product data makes this possible. It is the next untapped growth lever to transform how businesses build products, gain key insights into which features have the greatest business impact, and connect with customers.
Amplitude built the first Digital Analytics Platform so teams can see everything their customers do in their product, and in turn, build more engaging, personalized, and profitable experiences. We power some of the most beloved and iconic consumer and B2B digital products. We enable businesses, regardless of size, industry, or where they are in their digital maturity, to unleash digital innovation and growth.
Fiscal Year 2023 Business Highlights
We had a strong fiscal year 2023, with our financial and operational results including:
Annual recurring revenue1 was $281 million, up 10% year-over-year;
Fiscal year 2023 revenue of $276.3 million, up 16% year-over-year;
Fiscal 2023 cash flow from operations of $25.6 million and free cash flow2 of $22.4 million, a 13-percentage point increase in free cash flow margin3 year-over-year; and
Number of paying customers grew 37% year-over-year to 2,723 as of December 31, 2023.
Free cash flow and free cash flow margin are non-GAAP measures. For a reconciliation of such non-GAAP measures, please see Appendix B.
Executive Compensation Philosophy and Objectives
We take a principled approach in providing fair, reasonable, and competitive compensation and benefits to a dynamic workforce with diverse needs. In keeping with our status as a publicly held company, we maintain a commitment to strong corporate governance in connection with our executive compensation arrangements where our Board works with our management to develop and maintain compensation structures that are appropriate and competitive for a public company. In the case of our executive compensation program, we seek to employ and retain the best leaders in our industry to ensure we successfully execute on our short-term and long-term business and strategic goals, and to emphasize and reward company performance, functional performance, and individual contributions to promote continued growth and profitability, and to effectively create and maintain sustainable long-term stockholder value. We are guided in achieving these results through our overarching philosophy of “paying for performance.”
The primary objectives of our executive compensation program are to:
Attract, motivate, reward, and retain talented, highly-qualified, and committed individuals with the proper background, skills, experience, and leadership ability required to grow our business
1
We define annual recurring revenue (“ARR”) as the annual recurring revenue of subscription agreements, including certain premium professional services that are subject to contractual subscription terms, at a point in time based on the terms of customers’ contracts. ARR should be viewed independently of revenue, and does not represent our U.S. GAAP revenue on an annualized basis as it is an operating metric that can be impacted by contract start and end dates and renewal rates.
2
We define free cash flow as net cash provided by (used in) operating activities, less cash used for purchases of property and equipment and capitalized internal-use software costs.
3
Free cash flow margin is calculated as free cash flow divided by total revenue.
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and meaningfully drive our future growth and profitability by offering a competitive and balanced total compensation program that flexibly adapts to changing economic, regulatory, and social conditions, and takes into consideration the compensation practices of peer companies based on an objective set of criteria;
Align our target total direct compensation opportunities to our long-term growth-oriented business goals and strategic priorities;
Provide a significant portion of compensation through variable elements that are “at-risk”; and
Link the interests of our executive officers and our stockholders by tying a significant portion of their target total direct compensation opportunity to our overall financial and operating performance and the creation of sustainable long-term stockholder value through the use of equity awards.
At this point in our operating history, we use competitive peer company data, a qualitative review of company and individual performance, an analysis of our retention objectives and the holding power of our long-term incentive compensation opportunities, the replacement costs (financial and otherwise) for each of our executive positions, an assessment of current market conditions, and the business experience and judgment of our Compensation Committee to determine the total compensation packages of our executive officers. As our needs evolve and as circumstances require, we intend to reevaluate our executive compensation philosophy, primary objectives, and program design.
Executive Compensation Policies and Practices
We endeavor to maintain sound governance standards consistent with our executive compensation policies and practices. The Compensation Committee evaluates our executive compensation program on an annual basis to ensure that it is consistent with our short-term and long-term goals given the dynamic nature of our business and the market in which we compete for executive talent. Below are highlights of what we do and what we do not do:
What We Do
What We Do Not Do
Emphasize performance-based, at risk compensation.
Do not grant uncapped cash incentives or guaranteed equity compensation.
Emphasize the use of equity compensation to promote executive retention and reward long-term value creation.
Do not provide significant perquisites.
Weight the overall pay mix towards incentive compensation for senior executives.
Do not provide any compensation-related tax gross-ups.
Engage an independent compensation consultant to advise our Compensation Committee.
Do not reprice our stock option awards.
Maintain a Policy for Recovery of Erroneously Awarded Compensation compliant with SEC and Nasdaq rules.
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Compensation-Setting Process
Role of Compensation Committee, Board of Directors, and CEO
The Compensation Committee, composed of independent, non-employee members of the Board, oversees the executive compensation program for our executive officers, except for our CEO whose compensation is determined by the independent members of the full Board. The Compensation Committee and the Board work closely with Compensia, the Compensation Committee’s compensation consultant. The Compensation Committee also seeks the input of our CEO (except with respect to his own compensation) to examine the effectiveness of our executive compensation program throughout the year.
During fiscal year 2023, the independent members of the full Board, with respect to our CEO, and our Compensation Committee, with respect to each other named executive officer, were responsible for designing and administering our executive compensation program and making compensation decisions. In each case, the independent members of the full Board and the Compensation Committee determined these compensation arrangements were also influenced by a variety of factors, including the relevant experience of the individual, competitive standards of pay, business conditions, and Company and individual performance.
Our CEO made recommendations to the Compensation Committee to assist in determining fiscal year 2023 compensation levels for our executive officers, including our other named executive officers. While the Compensation Committee considered this information, the ultimate decisions regarding fiscal year 2023 executive compensation were made by the Compensation Committee and the independent members of the full Board exercising their own independent judgment.
Role of Compensation Consultant
When making compensation decisions in fiscal year 2023, our Compensation Committee considered data and analysis provided by Compensia to provide guidance regarding our executive compensation program and how our compensation practices compare to the compensation practices of the competitive market (based on the companies comprising the compensation peer companies). The Compensation Committee analyzed public company market data for executive compensation as a general indicator of relevant competitive market conditions and pay practices, focusing on revenue, industry, talent competitors, operating income, etc. In particular, our Compensation Committee reviewed competitive market compensation data from the following group of peer companies as a reference source, developed in consultation with Compensia:
Alteryx
AppFolio
Asana
Blackline
Braze
C3.ai
Confluent
Domo
Elastic
Fastly
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Flywire
JFrog
LivePerson
nCino
New Relic
Smartsheet
Sprinklr
Sprout Social
SPS Commerce
Sumo Logic
Varonis Systems
WalkMe
In establishing the peer group for fiscal 2023, we removed three peers due to acquisition (Anaplan, Cloudera, and Medallia) and removed another peer due to it not meeting our market capitalization requirements (Upland Software). Three peers were added (Braze, Domo, and Sprinklr) as they met our peer group selection criteria.
The Compensation Committee reviewed our named executive officer compensation against this compensation peer group to ensure that our named executive officer compensation is competitive and sufficient to recruit and retain our named executive officers. While the Compensation Committee and the Board considered this data in evaluating the compensation of our executive officers, including our CEO, they did not seek to benchmark our executive officer compensation to any particular level.
The Compensation Committee has evaluated Compensia’s independence pursuant to the Nasdaq listing requirements and SEC rules and concluded that Compensia’s work did not give rise to a conflict of interest that would have prevented Compensia from serving as an independent consultant to the Compensation Committee currently or during fiscal year 2023.
Our Compensation Committee expects to periodically review and update this compensation peer group and to utilize Compensia for peer group data and analysis in determining and developing compensation packages for our executive officers.
Elements of Our Executive Compensation Program
Historically, and for fiscal year 2023, our executive compensation program consisted of a combination of the following elements, each established as part of our program in order to achieve the compensation objective specified below:
Compensation Element
Compensation Objectives Designed to be Achieved and Key Features
Base Salary
Attract and retain key talent by providing base cash compensation at competitive levels
Cash-Based Incentive Compensation
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Compensation Element
Compensation Objectives Designed to be Achieved and Key Features
 
performance and achievement of specified financial, business, and strategic goals
Equity-Based Incentive Compensation
Provides long-term incentives to drive financial and operational performance and stockholder value creation
Severance and Other Benefits Potentially Payable upon Termination of Employment or Change in Control
Create clarity around termination or change of control events and provide for retention of executives
Health and Welfare Benefits/Perquisites
Attract and retain key talent by providing competitive health and welfare benefit programs
We do not currently have, and we do not expect to have, formal policies relating to the allocation of total compensation among the various elements of our executive compensation program.
Base Salaries
In general, base salaries for our executive officers, including our named executive officers, are initially established through arm’s length negotiation at the time the executive is hired, taking into account such executive’s qualifications, experience, and prior base salary. Base salaries of our executive officers are approved and reviewed annually by our Compensation Committee, except for the CEO whose base salary is reviewed by the independent members of the full Board, and adjustments to base salaries are based on the scope of an executive’s responsibilities, individual contribution, prior experience, and sustained performance. This strategy is consistent with our intent of offering compensation that is cost-effective, competitive, and contingent on the achievement of performance objectives.
In May 2023, the Board, upon the recommendation of our CEO, Mr. Skates, approved reductions to Messrs. Skates’ and Liu’s base salaries. Effective May 1, 2023, Messrs. Skates’ and Liu’s base salaries were decreased as set forth in the table below. The base salaries for our named executive officers for 2023 are set forth in the table below:
Named Executive Officer
2023 Base Salary
Percentage
Decrease from 2022
Spenser Skates
$225,000
50%
Christopher Harms
$484,000
0%
Hoang Vuong
$550,000
0%
Thomas Hansen
$500,000
0%
Curtis Liu
$200,000
50%
The actual base salaries paid to our named executive officers during fiscal year 2023 are set forth in the “Fiscal 2023 Summary Compensation Table” below.
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Cash-Based Incentive Compensation
In June 2023, our Compensation Committee adopted an Executive Bonus Plan (the “Bonus Plan”) pursuant to which certain of our executive officers, including Messrs. Hansen and Harms, may be awarded performance-based cash incentive awards based on the Company’s financial and operational performance. Messrs. Skates and Liu were not eligible for participation in the Bonus Plan. Mr. Vuong departed in early 2023, so was not eligible for participation in the Bonus Plan. The Compensation Committee believes that the annual performance measures used in the Bonus Plan contribute to driving long-term stockholder value, play an important role in influencing executive performance, and are an important element of our executive compensation program to help attract, motivate, reward, and retain our executive officers.
Under the Bonus Plan, the Compensation Committee approves company-wide performance objectives each year, which serve as the basis for determining the eligibility for, and amount of, bonuses to be paid under the Bonus Plan. Performance under the Bonus Plan is measured as of December 31st each year and paid out the following March. The Compensation Committee reviews our actual achievement against the target levels for the pre-established performance measures and determines the bonus, if any, to be paid under the Bonus Plan. The Compensation Committee may increase or decrease awards under the Bonus Plan in its discretion based on factors the Compensation Committee deems appropriate.
For fiscal year 2023, the Compensation Committee selected the following two performance measures for the Bonus Plan: (1) revenue and (2) non-GAAP operating income (loss). We define non-GAAP income (loss) from operations as U.S. GAAP income (loss) from operations, excluding stock-based compensation expense and related employer payroll taxes, amortization of acquired intangible assets, and non-recurring cost such as restructuring and other related charges. Performance is measured on a cumulative basis annually as of December 31, 2023, and are weighted as follows: 70% for revenue and 30% for non-GAAP operating income (loss). The total payout can range from 0% to 200% of target.
The following table shows our 2023 revenue and non-GAAP operating income target levels compared to our actual results and related achievement. For the 12-month period ended December 31, 2023, we recorded $276.3 million in revenue, which was below the targeted revenue performance level of $301.2 million. The resulting payout associated with revenue was 12.2%. Our non-GAAP operating income exceeded the target level of -$15.6 million, resulting in an associated payout of 60.0%. Based on the achievement and weighting of these performance measures, the payout for fiscal year 2023 was equal to 72.2% of the target annual cash bonus opportunity.
Measure
Weight
Original Target
Actual
Bonus Driver
Payout
(Bonus
Driver x
Weight)
Revenue
70%
$301.2 million
$276.3 million
17.4%
12.2%
Non-GAAP Operating Income
30%
-$15.6 million
-$3.5 million
200.0%
60.0%
72.2%
The above-referenced performance targets should not be interpreted as a prediction of how we will perform in future periods. As described below, the targets were established for the purpose of establishing a method for determining the payment of fiscal year 2023 annual cash bonuses under the Bonus Plan.
The following table summarizes the annual cash bonuses paid to our NEOs for fiscal year 2023 under the Bonus Plan.
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Named Executive Officer
2023 Bonus
Payment
($)
Target
Bonus
Opportunity
(as % of
annual base
salary)
Bonus Payment as a % of
Target Bonus Opportunity
Christopher Harms(1)
$149,840
50%
72.2%
Thomas Hansen(2)
$361,020
100%
72.2%
(1)
Mr. Harms’ base salary was prorated to 85.8% of his annual base salary for purposes of determining his 2023 bonus payment given his commencement of employment with us in February 2023. His 2023 bonus payment was made on March 15, 2024.
(2)
Mr. Hansen was paid $183,400 of his 2023 bonus payment in November 2023. The remaining $177,620 was paid on March 15, 2024.
For fiscal year 2023, only Messrs. Hansen and Harms participated in the Bonus Plan and received annual cash-based incentive bonuses. No other NEO received a cash-based incentive bonus payment.
The actual annual cash bonuses paid to our named executive officers during fiscal year 2023 are set forth in the “Fiscal 2023 Summary Compensation Table” below.
For fiscal year 2024, we have adopted a similar Bonus Plan, pursuant to which several of our executive officers are eligible to participate, including Messrs. Harms and Hansen.
Equity-Based Incentive Compensation
We view equity-based incentive compensation as a critical element of our balanced total executive compensation program. Equity-based compensation creates an ownership culture among our executive officers, including our named executive officers, that provides an incentive to contribute to the continued growth and development of our business and aligns the interests of our executive officers with those of our stockholders.
We have historically granted stock options and restricted stock unit (“RSU”) awards to our executive officers. When determining the size of the equity awards for our NEOs, the independent members of the full Board and/or our Compensation Committee, as applicable, take into account the size of past equity awards, the NEO’s position (level) in the Company, and the NEO’s value for the Company based on his or her experience, innovation, expertise, and leadership capabilities. The Compensation Committee believes that stock options provide the executive officer with a strong incentive to build long-term value in the Company. Such awards vest according to the schedule set out in the applicable equity award agreement subject to the executive officer’s continued service with us through the applicable vesting dates. In addition, the exercise price of the stock options granted to our executive officers is equal to the fair market value of our common stock on the date of grant as determined by the independent members of the full Board or the Compensation Committee, as applicable.
The following table sets forth the stock options and RSU awards granted to our named executive officers in fiscal year 2023. Mr. Harms received two sets of equity awards. The first set of awards was granted in connection with his commencement of employment with us and the second set of awards were refresher grants made in recognition of his continued service to the Company. Mr. Hansen’s equity awards were refresher grants made in recognition of his continued service to the Company. The Compensation Committee did not grant any new equity awards to Messrs. Liu and Vuong, nor did the independent members of our Board grant any new equity awards to Mr. Skates in fiscal year 2023.
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Named Executive Officer
Options Granted
RSUs Granted
Christopher Harms
385,607(1)
655,636(2)
Thomas Hansen
39,745(3)
66,021(4)
(1)
241,819 of the shares subject to the stock option award vest as to 1/36th of the shares on each monthly anniversary of February 15, 2023, and 143,788 of the shares subject to the stock option award vest as to 1/48th of the shares on each monthly anniversary of August 15, 2023, in each case, subject to Mr. Harms’ continued service through the applicable vesting date.
(2)
408,057 of the units subject to the RSU award vest as to 1/36th of the units on each quarterly anniversary of February 15, 2023, and 247,579 of the units subject to the RSU award vest as to 1/48th of the units on each quarterly anniversary of August 15, 2023, in each case, subject to Mr. Harms’ continued service through the applicable vesting date.
(3)
1/24th of the shares subject to the stock option award vest on each monthly anniversary of August 15, 2023, subject to Mr. Hansen’s continued service through the applicable vesting date.
(4)
1/8th of the units subject to the RSU award vest on each quarterly anniversary of August 15, 2023, subject to Mr. Hansen’s continued service through the applicable vesting date.
The equity awards granted to our named executive officers during fiscal year 2023 are set forth in the “Fiscal 2023 Summary Compensation Table” and the “Grants of Plan-Based Awards in Fiscal Year 2023 Table” below.
Perquisites and Other Personal Benefits
We determine perquisites on a case-by-case basis and will provide a perquisite or other personal benefit to an executive officer, including our NEOs, when we believe it is necessary to attract or retain the executive officer. Any perquisites we provide are reasonable and consistent with market trends in the countries in which our executive officers are located. We believe that providing these benefits is a relatively inexpensive way to enhance the competitiveness of the executive officer’s compensation package. In fiscal year 2023, we did not provide any perquisites or other personal benefits to our NEOs not otherwise made available to our other employees, with the exception of hotel accommodations near our headquarters in San Francisco, which we provided to our Chief Financial Officer, Mr. Christopher Harms, in connection with his travel from Los Gatos, California to our headquarters. See the “Fiscal Year 2023 Summary Compensation Table” below for more information.
Any policies with respect to perquisites and other personal benefits to our named executive officers are subject to review and approval by our Compensation Committee (or the independent members of the full Board in the case of our CEO).
Health and Welfare Benefits
All of our full-time employees, including our executive officers and our named executive officers, are eligible to participate in our health and welfare plans, including:
medical, dental, and vision benefits;
medical, dependent care, transportation, and parking flexible spending accounts;
short-term and long-term disability insurance; and
life insurance.
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We believe the benefits described above are necessary and appropriate to provide a competitive compensation package to our executive officers. We design our benefits programs to be affordable and competitive in relation to the market, as well as compliant with applicable laws and practices. We adjust our employee benefits programs as needed based upon regular monitoring of applicable laws and practices and the competitive market.
Retirement Benefits
Section 401(k) Plan
We believe that providing a vehicle for tax-deferred retirement savings through our Section 401(k) retirement savings plan (the “Section 401(k) Plan”) adds to the overall desirability of our executive compensation program and further incentivizes our employees, including our executive officers, in accordance with our compensation policies. As such, we currently maintain the Section 401(k) Plan for our employees, including our executive officers, who satisfy certain eligibility requirements. Our named executive officers are eligible to participate in the Section 401(k) Plan on the same terms as other full-time employees.
The Section 401(k) Plan permits us to make matching contributions to eligible participants. We did not make any matching contributions in fiscal year 2023.
Other Retirement Plans
Other than with respect to our Section 401(k) Plan, our U.S. employees, including our NEOs, do not participate in any plan that provides for retirement payments and benefits, or payments and benefits that will be provided primarily following retirement.
Employment and Severance Arrangements
Below are summary descriptions of our employment agreements with each of our named executive officers in effect as of December 31, 2023. Each of our named executive officers’ employment is “at will” and may be terminated at any time.
We are party to employment agreements with each of our named executive officers. Each of these agreements provides for “at-will” employment and sets forth the named executive officer’s annual base salary and right to participate in the health and welfare benefit plans made available to other similarly situated executives. Messrs. Hansen’s and Harms’ employment agreements also provide that they each are entitled to an initial stock option and RSU award, as described above, and an annual performance-based cash bonus, with a target achievement of 100% and 50% of their annual base salaries, respectively.
In addition, under these employment agreements with each of our NEOs, if such NEO’s employment with us is terminated without Cause or such NEO resigns for Good Reason (as each is defined in the employment agreement), the applicable NEO will be entitled to receive: (i) a cash payment equal to six months base salary and (ii) payment or reimbursement of the cost of continued healthcare coverage for six months. In lieu of the foregoing benefits, if such NEO’s employment with us is terminated without Cause or such NEO resigns for Good Reason during the period commencing three months prior to a Change in Control (as defined in our 2021 Incentive Award Plan (the “2021 Plan”)) and ending on the 12-month anniversary following such Change in Control, the applicable NEO will be entitled to receive: (i) a cash payment equal to 12 months base salary plus 100% of the NEO’s target annual cash bonus opportunity, (ii) payment or reimbursement of the cost of continued healthcare coverage for 12 months, and (iii) full accelerated vesting of any of the NEO’s unvested equity awards (except for any performance
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awards, which shall be governed by the terms of the applicable award agreement). The foregoing severance benefits are subject to the applicable NEO’s delivery of an executed release of claims against us and continued compliance with the NEO’s confidentiality agreement with us.
In addition, each of our named executive officers has executed our standard confidential information and invention assignment agreement.
Mr. Vuong ceased serving as Chief Financial Officer on February 22, 2023, and remained as our employee through May 31, 2023 during which time he continued to be an employee of the Company providing advice and services as requested by the Company. As an at-will employee, he continued receiving his same base salary and his outstanding equity awards continued to vest.
We do not have any agreements with our named executive officers guaranteeing any tax gross-up payments on severance or change in control payments or benefits.
See “Potential Payments Upon Termination or Change in Control” for information regarding these post-employment compensation arrangements, including an estimate of the payments and benefits that would have been payable under these arrangements at the end of fiscal year 2023.
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Tax and Accounting Considerations
As a general matter, the independent members of the full Board and the Compensation Committee review and consider the various tax and accounting implications of compensation programs we utilize.
Taxation of Parachute Payments and Deferred Compensation
Section 280G of the Internal Revenue Code disallows a company’s tax deduction for payments received by certain individuals in connection with a change in control to the extent that the payments exceed an amount approximately three times their average annual compensation and Section 4999 of the Internal Revenue Code imposes a 20% excise tax on those payments. Our Board will take into account the implications of Section 280G in determining potential payments to be made to our executive officers in connection with a change in control. Nevertheless, to the extent that certain payments upon a change in control are classified as excess parachute payments, such payments may not be deductible pursuant to Section 280G.
Deductibility of Executive Compensation
The Compensation Committee and our Board have considered the potential future effects of Section 162(m) of the Internal Revenue Code on the compensation paid to our executive officers. Section 162(m) disallows a tax deduction for any publicly-held corporation for individual compensation exceeding $1.0 million in any taxable year for “covered employees.” While we consider the tax deductibility of each element of executive compensation as a factor in our overall compensation program, the independent members of the full Board and the Compensation Committee, however, retain the discretion to approve compensation that may not qualify for the compensation deduction if, considering all applicable circumstances, it would be in our best interest for such compensation to be paid without regard to whether it may be tax deductible.
Accounting for Stock-Based Compensation
Under FASB ASC Topic 718, we are required to estimate the grant date “fair value” for each grant of equity award using various assumptions. This calculation is performed for accounting purposes and reported in the compensation tables below, even though recipients may never realize any value from their awards. FASB ASC Topic 718 also requires us to recognize the compensation cost of stock-based awards in our income statements over the period that an employee is required to render service in exchange for the award.
Compensation and Risk
In fiscal year 2023, management assessed our compensation program for the purpose of reviewing and considering any risks presented by our compensation policies and practices that are reasonably likely to have a material adverse effect on us. As part of that assessment, management reviewed the primary elements of our compensation programs, including base salary, short-term incentive compensation, and long-term incentive compensation. Management’s risk assessment included a review of the overall design of each primary element of our compensation programs, and an analysis of the various design features, controls, and approval rights in place with respect to compensation paid to management and other employees that mitigate potential risks to us that could arise from our compensation programs. Following the assessment, management determined that our compensation policies and practices did not create risks that were reasonably likely to have a material adverse effect on us and reported the results of the assessment to our Compensation Committee.
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Director and Officer Indemnification and Insurance
We have entered into indemnification agreements with each of our directors and executive officers. These agreements, among other things, require, or will require, us to indemnify each director and executive officer to the fullest extent permitted by Delaware law, including indemnification of expenses such as attorneys’ fees, judgments, fines, and settlement amounts incurred by the director or executive officer in any action or proceeding, including any action or proceeding by or in right of us, arising out of the person’s services as a director or executive officer. We have also obtained an insurance policy that insures our directors and officers against certain liabilities, including liabilities arising under applicable securities laws.
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COMPENSATION OF OUR NAMED EXECUTIVE OFFICERS
Fiscal Year 2023 Summary Compensation Table
The following table contains information about the compensation earned by each of our named executive officers during the fiscal years ended December 31, 2023, 2022, and 2021 (or shorter time as a named executive officer).
Name and Principal Position
Year
Salary
($)
Bonus
($)(1)
Stock
Awards
($)(2)
Option
Awards
($)(2)
Non-Equity
Incentive Plan
Compensation
($)(1)
All Other
Compensation
($)(5)
Total
Spenser Skates
2023
$300,000
$300,000
Chief Executive Officer
2022
450,000
450,000
2021
450,000
450,000
Hoang Vuong(3)
2023
$229,167
229,167
Former Chief Financial Officer
2022
550,000
4,691,673
1,582,666
6,824,339
2021
550,000
550,000
Christopher Harms(4)
2023
414,537
7,862,638
2,595,389
149,840
24,836
11,047,240
Chief Financial Officer
Thomas Hansen
2023
500,000
750,659
250,601
361,020
1,862,280
President
2022
240,530
242,466
14,620,000
5,516,016
20,619,012
Curtis Liu
2023
266,667
267,667
Chief Technology Officer
2022
400,000
400,000
2021
400,000
400,000
(1)
Amounts reported for Messrs. Harms and Hansen represent the annual cash-based incentive bonus that Messrs. Harms and Hansen were eligible to receive under their employment agreements and in connection with the Bonus Plan. Mr. Harms’ bonus was paid in March 2024. The first installment of Mr. Hansen’s target bonus was paid in the fourth quarter of 2023 and the remainder of the bonus was paid in March 2024.
(2)
Amounts reflect the full grant-date fair value of stock awards and stock options granted during fiscal year 2023 computed in accordance with ASC Topic 718. We provide information regarding the assumptions used to calculate the value of all stock awards and option awards made to executive officers in fiscal year 2023 outlined in Note 5 of our financial statements included in our 2023 Annual Report.
(3)
Mr. Vuong’s employment with the Company terminated effective May 31, 2023.
(4)
Amount reported for Mr. Harms’ base salary represents the prorated portion of his annual base salary of $484,000 earned after commencing his employment with us on February 22, 2023.
(5)
Amount reported for Mr. Harms represents the aggregate incremental cost of providing hotel accommodations in San Francisco, CA, the location of our corporate headquarters.
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Grants of Plan-Based Awards in Fiscal Year 2023 Table
The following table provides supplemental information relating to grants of plan-based awards made during fiscal year 2023 to help explain information provided above in our Summary Compensation Table. This table presents information regarding all grants of plan-based awards occurring during fiscal year 2023. Messrs. Skates, Vuong, and Liu were not granted any equity award in fiscal year 2023.
Name
Grant Date
Estimated
Future
Payouts
Under Non-
Equity
Incentive
Plan
Awards
Target ($)(1)
Maximum
($)(1)
All Other
Stock
Awards:
Number of
Shares of
Stock or
Units (#)
All Other
Option
Awards:
Number of
Securities
Underlying
Options (#)
Exercise or
Base Price
of Option
Awards
($/Sh)
Grant Date
Fair value of
Stock and
Option
Awards ($)(2)
Christopher Harms
3/15/2023
241,819
12.37
1,654,042
3/15/2023
408,057
5,047,665
8/15/2023
143,788
11.37
941,346
8/15/2023
247,579
2,814,973
N/A
149,840
484,000
Thomas Hansen
8/15/2023
39,745
11.37
250,601
8/15/2023
66,021
750,659
N/A
361,020
1,000,000
(1)
Amount reported in the target column represents the potential target short-term annual cash incentive award opportunity under our Bonus Plan based on achievement of the performance goals at 100%. Amount reported in the maximum column represents the potential maximum short-term annual cash incentive award opportunity under our Bonus Plan based on achievement of the performance goals which is capped at 200% of target. No threshold payouts were established under our Bonus Plan, and accordingly, the sub-columns Threshold ($) is not applicable and has not been presented. Additional information regarding the Bonus Plan is set forth in “Compensation Discussion and Analysis – Cash-Based Incentive Compensation” above.
(2)
Amounts reported represent the aggregate grant-date fair values of the equity awards calculated in accordance with ASC Topic 718. The aggregate grant-date fair values for the RSUs were based on the fair value of our common stock on the date of grant, which was determined as the closing market price per share of our Class A common stock on the date of grant. The aggregate grant-date fair value for the stock options was based on the Black-Scholes option valuation methodology. This calculation is performed for accounting purposes and reported in the table. However, our NEOs may never realize any value from their equity awards. For a discussion of the assumptions and methodologies used to calculate the amounts reported for equity awards, please see Note 5 of the audited consolidated financial statements included in our 2023 Annual Report filed with the SEC on February 20, 2024.
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Outstanding Equity Awards at Fiscal Year-End
The following table lists all outstanding equity awards held by our NEOs as of December 31, 2023. The equity awards below are subject to certain vesting acceleration provisions as provided in the applicable NEO’s employment agreement, as discussed in “Employment and Severance Agreement” and the “Potential Payments Upon Termination or Change in Control Table.”
 
 
Option Awards
Stock Awards
Name
Vesting
Commencement
Date
Number
of
Securities
Underlying
Unexercised
Options (#)
Exercisable
Number
of Securities
Underlying
Unexercised
Options (#)
Unexercisable
Option
Exercise
Price ($)
Option
Expiration
Date
Number of
Shares or
Units of
Stock
That Have
Not Vested
(#)
Market Value of
Shares or Units
of
Stock That Have
Not
Vested
($)(12)
Spenser Skates
01/01/2021(1)
723,298
47,732
4.19
12/27/2030
09/21/2021(2)
1,101,030
4.19
12/27/2030
Hoang Vuong
04/29/2019(1)
878,009
2.26
06/03/2029
04/29/2022(1)
19,517
4.19
12/27/2030
05/15/2022(3)
22,953
15.63
06/14/2032
Christopher Harms
02/15/2023(6)
67,172
174,647
12.37
03/14/2033
02/15/2023(7)
306,043
3,892,867
08/15/2023(8)
11,982
131,806
11.37
08/14/2033
08/15/2023(9)
232,106
2,952,388
Thomas Hansen
07/08/2022(4)
191,250
483,750
14.62
07/14/2032
07/08/2022(5)
700,000
8,904,000
08/15/2023(10)
6,624
33,121
11.37
8/14/2033
08/15/2023(11)
57,769
734,822
Curtis Liu
01/01/2021(1)
117,768
36,065
4.19
12/27/2030
4,744
60,344
09/21/2021(2)
515,515
4.19
12/27/2030
(1)
The shares subject to the option vest as to 1/48th of the shares on each month following the vesting commencement date, such that all awards will be fully vested on the four-year anniversary of the vesting commencement date, subject to the applicable NEO continuing to provide services to us through such vesting date. The option is exercisable prior to vesting subject to the applicable NEO agreeing that any shares that were exercised prior to vesting are subject to a right of repurchase in favor of us (although only a portion of the grant was exercisable prior to vesting). For Mr. Liu, he early exercised a portion of his option and received restricted stock that vests upon the same vesting schedule (the portion of which remains unvested is set forth in the Stock Award column).
(2)
The shares subject to the option vested as to 1/24th of the shares on each monthly anniversary of September 21, 2021, the date of effectiveness of the registration statement relating to our Direct Listing, such that the options were fully vested on September 21, 2023. The option was exercisable prior to vesting subject to the applicable NEO agreeing that any shares that were exercised prior to vesting are subject to a right of repurchase in favor of us.
(3)
Mr. Vuong’s employment with the Company was terminated effective May 31, 2023. The shares subject to the option vested as to 1/8th of the shares on the first anniversary of the vesting commencement date. The Company extended the post-termination exercise period of his outstanding vested stock options from 90 days after his termination to June 15, 2032.
(4)
The shares subject to the option vest as to 1/60th of the shares on each monthly anniversary of the vesting commencement date, subject to Mr. Hansen’s continued service through the applicable vesting date.
(5)
The RSUs vest as to 1/20th of the RSUs on each quarterly anniversary of the vesting commencement date, such that all RSUs will be fully vested on May 15, 2027, subject to Mr. Hansen’s continued service through the applicable vesting date.
(6)
The shares subject to the option vest as to 1/36th of the shares on each monthly anniversary of the vesting commencement date, such that all awards will be fully vested on the three-year anniversary of the vesting commencement date, subject to Mr. Harms continuing to provide services to us through such vesting date
(7)
The RSUs vest as to 1/12th of the RSUs on each quarterly anniversary of the vesting commencement date, such that the award will be fully vested on the three-year anniversary of the vesting commencement date, subject to Mr. Harms’ continued service through the applicable vesting date.
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(8)
The shares subject to the option vest as to 1/48th of the shares on each monthly anniversary of the vesting commencement date, such that all awards will be fully vested on the four-year anniversary of the vesting commencement date, subject to Mr. Harms continuing to provide services to us through such vesting date.
(9)
The RSUs vest as to 1/16th of the RSUs on each quarterly anniversary of the vesting commencement date, such that the award will be fully vested on the four-year anniversary of the vesting commencement date, subject to Mr. Harms’ continued service through the applicable vesting date.
(10)
The shares subject to the option vest as to 1/24th of the shares on each monthly anniversary of the vesting commencement date, such that all awards will be fully vested on the two-year anniversary of the vesting commencement date, subject to Mr. Hansen continuing to provide services to us through such vesting date.
(11)
The RSUs vest as to 1/8th of the RSUs on each quarterly anniversary of the vesting commencement date, such that the award will be fully vested on the two-year anniversary of the vesting commencement date, subject to Mr. Hansen’s continued service through the applicable vesting date.
(12)
The market value of shares that have not vested is based on the closing trading price of our Class A common stock on the Nasdaq Capital Market on December 29, 2023 (which was the last trading day in 2023), which was $12.72.
Options Exercised and Stock Vested in Fiscal Year 2023 Table
The following table sets forth options that were exercised by our NEOs and time-based RSUs held by our NEOs that vested during fiscal year 2023.
 
Option Awards
Stock Awards
Name
Number of
Shares
Acquired on
Exercise (#)
Value Realized
on Exercise
($)(3)
Number of
Shares
Acquired on
Vesting (#)(4)
Value Realized
on Vesting($)(5)
Spenser Skates
Hoang Vuong
36,945(2)
346,027
37,521
387,592
Christopher Harms
117,487
1,270,281
Thomas Hansen
258,252
2,891,292
Curtis Liu
23,866(1)
258,230
(1)
The number of shares reflected are shares of our Class B common stock. Mr. Liu exercised options to acquire the stated number of shares of our Class A common stock, and converted those shares to our Class B common stock.
(2)
The number of shares reflected are shares of our Class A common stock.
(3)
The value realized on each exercise is based on the difference between the closing price of our Class A common stock on the date of exercise and the applicable exercise price of those options, and does not represent actual amounts received by the NEOs as a result of the option exercises.
(4)
The number of shares reflected is equal to the gross number of RSU shares that vested prior to tax withholding. Accordingly, the NEO actually received fewer shares than the amounts set forth in the table above.
(5)
The value realized on vesting is based upon the gross shares underlying the time-based RSU awards that vested multiplied by the market value of our Class A common stock on the vesting date.
Pension Benefits
None of our NEOs participated in, or had account balances in, qualified or non-qualified defined benefit plans sponsored by us during fiscal year 2023.
Non-Qualified Deferred Compensation
None of our NEOs participated in, or had account balances in, non-qualified defined contribution plans or other deferred compensation plans maintained by us during fiscal year 2023.
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Potential Payments Upon Termination or Change in Control
We have entered into certain agreements with each of our named executive officers, as described above, that provide for potential payments upon either a termination of employment or upon a change in control of the Company.
The following table summarizes the payments that would be made to our named executive officers upon the occurrence of certain qualifying terminations of employment or a change in control of the Company, in any case, occurring on the last day of fiscal year 2023. For Mr. Vuong, he is not included in the table below as his employment with the Company was terminated effective as of May 31, 2023 and he did not receive any payments or benefits upon the termination of his employment. Amounts shown do not include (i) accrued but unpaid base salary through the date of termination or (ii) other benefits earned or accrued by the named executive officer during his employment that are available to all salaried employees, such as accrued vacation, and assume that any successor company in a change in control assumed or substituted awards for any outstanding awards under the 2021 Plan.
Name
Benefit(1)
Termination Without
Cause or for Good
Reason / Cause (no
Change in Control)
($)
Termination
Without Cause or
for Good Reason /
Cause in
Connection with a
Change in Control
($)
Spenser Skates
Cash(2)
112,500
225,000
Bonus(3)
Equity Acceleration(4)
2,705,324
COBRA Reimbursement(5)
9,760
19,520
Total
​122,260
2,949,844
Christopher Harms
Cash(2)
242,000
484,000
Bonus(3)
242,000
Equity Acceleration(4)
7,084,320
COBRA Reimbursement(5)
14,107
28,214
Total
256,107
7,838,534
Thomas Hansen
Cash(2)
250,000
500,000
Bonus(3)
500,000
Equity Acceleration(4)
9,683,535
COBRA Reimbursement(5)
11,848
23,697
Total
261,848
10,707,232
Curtis Liu
Cash(2)
100,000
200,000
Bonus(3)
Equity Acceleration(4)
1,352,662
COBRA Reimbursement(5)
3,905
7,810
Total
​103,905
1,560,472
(1)
Severance payments and benefits are subject to the applicable NEO’s delivery of an executed release of claims against us and continued compliance with the NEO’s confidentiality agreement.
(2)
Represents a cash payment of (i) six months of base salary in the event of termination of employment without cause or for good reason outside a change in control of the Company; and (ii) 12 months of base salary in the event of termination of employment without cause or for good reason during the period commencing three months prior to a Change in Control (as defined in the 2021 Plan) and ending on the 12-month anniversary following such Change of Control.
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(3)
Represents a cash payment of 100% of the NEO’s target bonus amount in the event of termination of employment without cause or for good reason during the period commencing three months prior to a Change in Control and ending on the 12-month anniversary following such Change in Control. No NEO besides Messrs. Hansen and Harms had target cash bonus opportunities during fiscal year 2023.
(4)
Represents the aggregate value of the NEO’s unvested equity awards that would have vested on an accelerated basis, based on the difference between the fair market value of our common stock ($12.72 per share as of December 29, 2023, the last trading date in 2023) and, if applicable, the options’ exercise prices in the event of termination of employment without cause or for good reason during the period commencing three months prior to a Change in Control and ending on the 12-month anniversary following such Change in Control.
(5)
Represents continued coverage under COBRA based on the incremental cost of our contribution as of December 31, 2023 to provide this coverage of (i) six months in the event of termination of employment without cause or for good reason outside a change in control; and (ii) 12 months in the event of termination of employment without cause or for good reason during the period commencing three months prior to a Change in Control and ending on the 12-month anniversary following such Change in Control.
CEO Pay Ratio
As required by Item 402(u) of Regulation S-K, we are required to disclose the ratio of our CEO’s annual total compensation to the median of the annual total compensation of our other employees.
The annual total compensation for 2023 for our CEO was $300,000, as reported in the Fiscal Year 2023 Summary Compensation Table. The annual total compensation for 2023 for our median employee, identified as discussed below, was $261,840, calculated in accordance with Item 402(c)(2)(x) of Regulation S-K. Based on this information, for 2023, the ratio of the annual total compensation of our CEO to the median of the annual total compensation of our other employees was approximately 1.15 to 1.
For purposes of calculating the CEO pay ration above, we used the same median employee who was identified in fiscal year 2022. Since December 31, 2022, there has been no change in our employee population or employee compensation arrangements that we believe would significantly impact the pay ratio disclosure.
Methodology, Assumptions, and Estimates Used in Determining our Pay Ratio Disclosure
We chose December 31, 2022 as the date for establishing the employee population used in identifying the median employee and used calendar year 2023 as the measurement period. We identified the median employee using the consistently applied compensation measure of base wages for each employee employed as of December 31, 2022 (other than our CEO). We annualized the compensation measure for permanent employees who joined in 2022. We captured all full-time, part-time, seasonal, and temporary employees, consisting of approximately 728 individuals.
The annual total compensation of the median employee and the annual total compensation of our CEO were calculated in accordance with the requirements of Item 402(c)(2)(x) of Regulation S-K.
The pay ratio reported above is a reasonable estimate calculated in a manner consistent with SEC rules based on our internal records and the methodology described above. Because the SEC rules for identifying the median compensated employee and calculating the pay ratio based on that employee’s annual total compensation allow companies to adopt a variety of methodologies, to apply certain exclusions, and to make reasonable estimates and assumptions that reflect their employee populations and compensation practices, the pay ratio reported above should not be used as a basis for comparison between companies by other companies. In addition, we expect our annually reported pay ratio may vary significantly year over year, given our size and the potential variability in our employee compensation.
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Pay Versus Performance
Pay Versus Performance Table
As required by Item 402(v) of Regulation S-K, we are providing the following information about the relationship between the executive compensation actually paid to our named executive officers for the fiscal years ended December 31, 2023, December 31, 2022 and December 31, 2021 and certain aspects of our financial performance. We completed our Direct Listing in September 2021, so we have not included any information for fiscal year 2020 while we were a privately-held company. Prior to and since our Direct Listing, we have not yet granted performance-based equity awards. For further information concerning our “pay for performance” philosophy and how we align executive compensation with our performance, please refer to “Executive Compensation – Compensation Discussion and Analysis.”
(a)
(b)
(c)
(d)
(e)
(f)
(g)
(h)
(i)
 
 
 
 
 
Value of Initial Fixed $100
Investment Based on:
 
 
Year
Summary
Compensation
Table Total
for PEO
($)(1)
Compensation
Actually Paid to
PEO($)(2)
Average
Summary
Compensation
Table Total for
Non-PEO Named
Executive
Officers ($)(3)
Average
Compensation
Actually
Paid to Non-
PEO Named
Executive
Officers
($)(4)
Total
Stockholder
Return($)(5)
Peer Group
Total
Stockholder
Return($)(6)
Net
Income
(Loss)
(in
millions)
($)(7)
Company-
Selected
Measure –
GAAP
Revenue
(in millions)
($)
2023
$300,000
​$147,456
$3,351,589
​$2,242,561
$23.21
61.33
($90.36)
$276
2022
$450,000
($70,416,709)
$7,994,979
​($14,202,174)
$22.04
43.78
($93.38)
$238
2021
$450,000
$102,026,238
$771,571
​$40,646,680
$96.61
$90.31
($74.98)
$167
(1)
The dollar amounts reported in column (b) represent the amount of total compensation reported for Mr. Skates (our “PEO”) for each covered fiscal year in the “Total” column of the Summary Compensation Table for such fiscal year. Please refer to “Executive Compensation – Executive Compensation Tables – Fiscal Year 2023 Summary Compensation Table.”
(2)
The dollar amounts reported in column (c) represent the amount of executive “compensation actually paid” (“CAP”) to our PEO, as computed in accordance with Item 402(v) of Regulation S-K for each covered fiscal year. The dollar amounts do not reflect the actual amount of compensation earned or received by or paid to our PEO in each covered fiscal year. Our PEO does not participate in a defined benefit plan, so no adjustment for pension benefits is included in the table below. In accordance with the requirements of Item 402(v) of Regulation S-K, the following adjustments were made to our PEO’s total compensation for each covered fiscal year to determine his CAP:
Year
Reported
Summary
Compensation
Table Total for
PEO
Reported
Value of Equity Awards (a)
Equity
Award Adjustments (b)
Compensation
Actually Paid to PEO
2023
$300,000
$0
($152,544)
$147,456
2022
$450,000
$0
($70,866,709)
($70,416,709)
2021
$450,000
$0
$101,576,238
$102,026,238
(a)
The grant date fair value of equity awards represents the total of the amounts reported in the “Stock Awards” and “Option Awards” columns in the Summary Compensation Table for each covered fiscal year.
(b)
The equity award adjustments for each covered fiscal year include the addition (or subtraction, as applicable) of the following: (i) the year-end fair value of any equity awards granted in the covered fiscal year that are outstanding and unvested as of the end of the covered fiscal year; (ii) the amount equal to the change as of the end of the covered fiscal year (from the end of the prior fiscal year) in fair value (whether positive or negative) of any equity awards granted in any prior fiscal year that are outstanding and unvested as of the end of the covered fiscal year; (iii) for equity awards that are granted and vest in the same covered fiscal year, the fair value as of the vesting date; (iv) for equity awards granted in any prior fiscal year for which all
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applicable vesting conditions were satisfied at the end of or during the covered fiscal year, the amount equal to the change as of the vesting date (from the end of the prior fiscal year) in fair value (whether positive or negative); (v) for equity awards granted in any prior fiscal year that are determined to fail to meet the applicable vesting conditions during the covered fiscal year, a deduction for the amount equal to the fair value at the end of the prior fiscal year; and (vi) the dollar value of any dividends or other earnings paid on stock or option awards in the covered fiscal year prior to the vesting date that are not otherwise included in the total compensation for the covered fiscal year.
The valuation assumptions used to calculate the fair values of the stock options held by our PEO that vested during or were outstanding as of the end of each covered fiscal year materially differed from those valuation assumptions disclosed at the time of grant in the following respects: the expected term assumptions varied from seven years to ten years, the stock price volatility assumptions varied from 51.95% to 57.13%, and the risk-free interest rate assumptions varied from 1.09% to 4.75%, depending on the specific stock option the fair value of which was being recalculated. The valuation assumptions used to calculate the fair values of the RSU awards held by our PEO that vested during or were outstanding as of the end of each covered fiscal year did not materially differ from those valuation assumptions disclosed at the time of grant. For the majority of these values, the valuation was based on objective, observable market prices on the closing price on the day of vest.
The amounts deducted or added in calculating the equity award adjustments are as follows:
Year
Year End
Fair Value
of Equity
Awards
Year over
Year Change
in Fair Value
of
Outstanding
and
Unvested
Equity
Awards
Fair
Value as
of
Vesting
Date of
Equity
Awards
Granted
and
Vested in
Year
Year over
Year Change
in Fair Value
of Equity
Awards
Granted in
Prior Years
that Vested
in Year
Fair Value
at End of
Prior Year
of Equity
Awards
that Failed
to Meet
Vesting
Conditions
in Year
Value of
Dividends or
other
Earnings Paid
on Stock or
Option
Awards not
Otherwise
Reflected in
Fair Value or
Total
Compensation
Total
Equity
Award
Adjustments
2023
$0
$123,232
$0
($275,776)
$0
($152,544)
2022
$0
($41,690,077)
$0
($29,176,632)
$0
($70,866,709)
2021
$0
$87,392,626
$0
$14,183,612
$0
$101,576,238
(3)
The dollar amounts reported in column (d) represent the average of the amounts of total compensation reported for our named executive officers (our “NEOs”) as a group (excluding Mr. Skates, who has served as our PEO since 2012) for each covered fiscal year in the “Total” column of the Summary Compensation Table for such fiscal year. Please refer to “Executive Compensation – Executive Compensation Tables – Fiscal Year 2023 Summary Compensation Table.” The names of each NEO (excluding our PEO) included for purposes of calculating the average of the amounts of total compensation in each covered fiscal year are as follows: (i) for 2023, Christopher Harms, our Chief Financial Officer, Hoang Vuong, our former Chief Financial Officer, Thomas Hansen, our President, and Curtis Liu, our Chief Technology Officer; (ii) for 2022, Hoang Vuong, our Chief Financial Officer, Thomas Hansen, our President, Curtis Liu, our Chief Technology Officer, and Matthew Heinz, our Chief Revenue Officer; and (iii) for 2021, Hoang Vuong, our Chief Financial Officer, and Matthew Heinz, our Chief Revenue Officer.
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(4)
The dollar amounts reported in column (e) represent the average of the amount of executive “compensation actually paid” to our NEOs as a group (excluding our PEO), as computed in accordance with Item 402(v) of Regulation S-K for each covered fiscal year. The dollar amounts do not reflect the average actual amount of compensation earned or received by or paid to our NEOs as a group (excluding our PEO) in each covered fiscal year. Our NEOs do not participate in a defined benefit plan, so no adjustment for pension benefits is included in the table below. In accordance with the requirements of Item 402(v) of Regulation S-K, the following adjustments were made to the average of the total compensation of our NEOs as a group (excluding our PEO) for each covered fiscal year to determine the CAP, using the same methodology described above in Note 2(b):
Year
Average
Reported
Summary
Compensation
Table Total for
Non-PEO
Named
Executive
Officers
Average
Reported
Value of Equity Awards (a)
Average Equity
Award Adjustments (b)
Average Compensation
Actually Paid to Non-
PEO Named Executive
Officers
2023
$3,351,589
2,864,822
$1,755,794