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MDC Partners Inc (MDCA.OQ)

MDCA.OQ on NASDAQ Stock Exchange Global Select Market

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Scott Kauffman

61 2015 Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer

David Doft

45 2007 Chief Financial Officer

Robert Kantor

59 2016 Executive Vice President, Global Chief Marketing Officer

Mitchell Gendel

51 2016 Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary

David Ross

36 2016 Executive Vice President - Strategy and Corporate Development

Alexandra Ewing

37 2016 Chief Communications Officer

Bradley Gross

44 2017 Director

Daniel Goldberg

52 2016 Independent Director

Lawrence Kramer

67 2016 Independent Director

Anne O'Donovan

58 2016 Independent Director

Irwin Simon

58 2013 Independent Director

Matt Chesler

2016 Vice President - Investor Relations and Finance

Biographies

Name Description

Scott Kauffman

Mr. Scott L. Kauffman serves as Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer of MDC Partners Inc., effective July 20, 2015, He is also currently the Chairman of two venture-backed internet companies. From April 2013 to May 2014, he was President and Chief Executive Officer of New Engineering University, a new university system designed to educate the next generation of world-class engineers. From April 2011 to January 2013, Mr. Kauffman was a member of the board of directors and then Chairman of LookSmart, Ltd, a publicly-traded, syndicated pay-per-click search network. From January 2009 to August 2010, Mr. Kauffman was President and Chief Executive Officer, and a member of the board of directors, of GeekNet, Inc., a publicly-traded open source software application developer and e-commerce website operator. From September 2006 until its acquisition by Yahoo! in October 2007, Mr. Kauffman was President and Chief Operating Officer, and a member of the board of directors, of BlueLithium, Inc., an internet advertising network and performance marketing company. Prior to joining BlueLithium, Mr. Kauffman was President and CEO, and a member of the board of directors, of several early stage companies, including Zinio Systems, Inc., MusicNow LLC and Coremetrics Inc., where he continued to serve as a board member until the company was acquired by IBM in July 2010. In 1996, Advertising Age named Mr. Kauffman one of twenty digital media masters, and in 1992, Advertising Age named him one of the top 100 marketers in the country. Mr. Kauffman brings extensive media and marketing experience to the Board and has a long history of leading complex entrepreneurial companies at the crossroads of advertising, technology and data. Mr. Kauffman has been a member of the MDC Partners board of directors since his appointment on April 28, 2006.

David Doft

Mr. David B. Doft serves as Chief Financial Officer of MDC Partners Inc., since August 10, 2007. Prior to joining MDC Partners, he oversaw media and Internet investments at Cobalt Capital Management Inc. from July 2005 to July 2007. Prior thereto, he worked at Level Global Investors from October 2003 to March 2005 investing in media and Internet companies. Before that, Mr. Doft was a sell side analyst for ten years predominately researching the advertising and marketing services sector for CIBC World Markets where he served as Executive Director and ABN AMRO/ING Barings Furman Selz where he was a Managing Director.

Robert Kantor

Mr. Robert Andrew Kantor serves as Executive Vice President, Global Chief Marketing Officer of the Company. Mr. Kantor joined MDC Partners in May 2009, and currently serves as Global Chief Marketing Officer. Prior to joining MDC Partners, he served as CEO of Publicis NY and President of Lowe & Partners NA, and also founded and built Rotter Kantor, an integrated communications company, as well as Hanger Network, the country’s largest green-marketing platform.

Mitchell Gendel

Mr. Mitchell S. Gendel serves as Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary of the Company. Mr. Gendel joined MDC Partners in November 2004, as General Counsel and Corporate Secretary. Prior to joining MDC Partners, he served as Vice President and Assistant General Counsel at The Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc. from December 1999 until September 2004.

David Ross

Mr. David C. Ross serves as Executive Vice President - Strategy and Corporate Development of the Company. He was Senior Vice President - Corporate Development & Strategy of MDC Partners Inc. Mr. Ross joined MDC Partners in March 2010 and currently serves as Executive Vice President, Strategy and Corporate Development. Prior to joining MDC Partners, Mr. Ross was an attorney at Skadden Arps LLP where he represented global clients in a wide range of capital markets offerings, M&A transactions, and general corporate matters.

Alexandra Ewing

Ms. Alexandra Delanghe Ewing serves as Chief Communications Officer of the Company. She was Senior Vice President - Corporate Communications of the Company. Ms. Ewing joined MDC Partners in January 2012, and currently serves as Chief Communications Officer. Prior to joining MDC Partners, Ms. Ewing served as U.S. Director of Communications for DDB, managing national communications efforts on behalf of the network and its agencies.

Bradley Gross

Mr. Bradley J. Gross serves as Director of the company. He is a Managing Director in the Merchant Banking Division (“MBD”) of Goldman, Sachs & Co., a position he has held since 2007. Mr. Gross is focused on US technology, media and telecom investing and serves as a member of the MBD Corporate Investment Committee and MBD Risk Committee. Mr. Gross joined Goldman Sachs in 1995 and rejoined the firm after completing business school in 2000. He became a vice president in 2003 and was named managing director in 2007. Mr. Gross serves on the boards of Americold Realty Trust, the global leader in refrigerated warehouse logistics, Griffon Corporation, a holding company with subsidiaries in building products, specialty plastics and defense electronics, Neovia Logistics Holdings, a provider of logistics solutions, PSAV Holdings, a hospitality industry technology provider and Proquest Holdings, a leading information services business serving the higher education market. Mr. Gross brings to the board an exceptional track record and important expertise to our continued pursuit of maximizing long-term shareholder value.

Daniel Goldberg

Mr. Daniel Steven Goldberg serves as Independent Director of the Company effective July 1, 2016. He is President and Chief Executive Officer of Telesat, a Canadian satellite communications company, a position he has held since 2006. Prior to joining Telesat, Mr. Goldberg served as Chief Executive Officer of SES New Skies and as a member of the SES Executive Committee, and earlier New Skies positions include Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel. Before joining New Skies, Mr. Goldberg served as Associate General Counsel and Vice President of Government and Regulatory Affairs at PanAmSat. Mr. Goldberg is a seasoned executive, bringing to the board global operations expertise and a track record of achieving industry-leading growth and significant equity value creation. Mr. Goldberg obtained an undergraduate degree from the University of Virginia, graduating with the highest honors and earned a law degree from Harvard Law School, where he graduated cum laude.

Lawrence Kramer

Mr. Lawrence S. Kramer serves as Independent Director of the Company effective March 1, 2016. He was the founder, Chairman and CEO of MarketWatch Inc., an operator of financial information websites, is past President and Publisher of USA Today, a nationwide newspaper company, and past President of CBS Digital Media, the digital media division of the CBS broadcasting network. Mr. Kramer currently serves as Chairman of TheStreet, Inc., a digital financial media company. He is also a member of the board of directors of Gannett, a news and media company, and a member of the boards of trustees at both Syracuse University and Harvard Business School Publishing. He also served on the board of directors for Discovery Communications from 2008 to 2012. He has been one of the pioneers in digital media since the beginning of the internet, with decades of leadership experience as an executive and board member of private and public companies. He brings to the Board extensive experience in building consumer media brands that leverage emerging digital technology and in helping established media properties navigate the shifting consumer landscape. Spencer Stuart, a leadership consulting firm that was engaged by the MDC Partners board of directors in 2016 to complete an extensive director search, recommended Mr. Kramer to the board. Mr. Kramer’s leadership at both financial and media related companies facilitated the determination that he should be nominated to the MDC Partners board of directors.

Anne O'Donovan

Ms. Anne Marie O'Donovan serves as Independent Director of the company effective March 1, 2016. She is an experienced strategic senior executive, public company board member, and CPA, with over 30 years of Canadian and global financial services industry expertise. Ms. O’Donovan currently serves as a Corporate Director and President of O’Donovan Advisory Services Ltd., a financial advisory company. She is a member of the board of directors of Indigo Books & Music, a Canadian bookstore company, Aviva Canada, a leading property and casualty insurance group, and Cadillac Fairview, an owner/operator/developer of office, retail and mixed-use properties. Most recently she served as Executive Vice President at Scotiabank, where she was Chief Administrative Officer for Global Banking and Markets division. Prior to that Ms. O’Donovan had a long, distinguished career at Ernst & Young, a professional services and accounting firm, as Partner. She holds an HBA degree from the Richard Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario and is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario. Spencer Stuart, a leadership consulting firm that was engaged by the MDC Partners’ board of directors in 2016 to complete an extensive director search, recommended Ms. O’Donovan to the board. Ms. O’Donovan brings to the board an in-depth knowledge in the areas of executive leadership, risk management, regulatory, governance, financial management, technology, operations and internal audit, as well as relevant experience working with international teams across Europe, Asia and Latin America.

Irwin Simon

Mr. Irwin David Simon serves as Independent Director of MDC Partners Inc. He is the founder of The Hain Celestial Group, Inc., a leading organic and natural products company and a Nasdaq listed corporation, and has been its President, Chief Executive Officer and a member of the board of directors since its inception in 1993. In addition, Mr. Simon has served as Chairman of the board of directors of Hain Celestial since 2000. Mr. Simon also served as a member of the board of directors of Jarden Corporation, a consumer products company from June 2002 until April 14, 2016.

Matt Chesler

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