People: Acacia Research Corp (ACTG.O)

ACTG.O on Nasdaq

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26 Nov 2014
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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Robert Harris

55 2013 Executive Chairman of the Board

Matthew Vella

42 2013 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Clayton Haynes

44 2001 Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President - Finance, Treasurer

Edward Treska

48 2011 Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary

William Anderson

55 2007 Independent Director

Fred deBoom

78 1995 Independent Director

Edward Frykman

77 1996 Independent Director

G. Louis Graziadio

64 2002 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Robert Harris

Mr. Robert L. Harris, II is Executive Chairman of the Board of Acacia Research Corp. He has served as a director since April 2000 and as President from July 2000 to January 2013. On January 12, 2013, Mr. Harris was appointed Executive Chairman. Mr. Harris previously served as President and a director of Entertainment Properties Trust, a publicly traded entertainment, recreation and specialty real estate company which Mr. Harris founded, from 1997 to July 2000. Mr. Harris led the International Division and served as Senior Vice President of AMC Entertainment, Inc., a publicly traded theatrical exhibition company, from 1993 to 1997, and served as President of Carlton Browne and Company, Inc., a holding company and trust with assets in real estate, insurance and financial services, from 1984 to 1992. Mr. Harris serves as a director of True Religion Apparel, Inc., a publicly traded clothing company.

Matthew Vella

Mr. Matthew Vella is President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of Acacia Research Corp. He has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer, Director of the Company effective August 1, 2013. He has been President of the Company since September 5, 2012. He joined the Company in November 2006 as Vice President of Acacia Research Group, LLC (“ARG”), a subsidiary of the Company. Mr. Vella was appointed Senior Vice President in October 2007, Executive Vice President in October 2011 and President in September 2012. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Vella served as Senior Intellectual Property Counsel for ATI Research, Inc. from May 2005 to November 2006. Prior to joining ATI Research, Mr. Vella served in a number of licensing positions with Nortel Networks, Inc. from January 1999 to May 2005, including Lead Patent License Counsel. Mr. Vella holds a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from Carleton University and a J.D. degree from the University of Toronto Law School.

Clayton Haynes

Mr. Clayton J. Haynes is Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President - Finance, Treasurer of Acacia Research Corp. In November 2001, Mr. Haynes was appointed Chief Financial Officer. From 1992 to March 2001, Mr. Haynes was employed by PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, ultimately serving as a Manager in the Audit and Business Advisory Services practice. Mr. Haynes received a B.A. degree from the University of California at Los Angeles and is a Certified Public Accountant (Inactive).

Edward Treska

Mr. Edward J. Treska is Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary of Acacia Research Corp. He was appointed Secretary in March 2007, General Counsel in March 2010 and Senior Vice President in October 2011. Mr. Treska was previously General Counsel, Director of Patents and Licensing for SRS Labs, Inc., a technology licensing company specializing in audio enhancement, between 1996 and 2004. Prior to joining SRS Labs, Mr. Treska practiced law at the intellectual property law firm of Knobbe, Martens, Olson & Bear and prior to law school was a design engineer with the former TRW Space & Technology Group. Mr. Treska is a registered patent attorney who received a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from Colorado State University and a J.D. degree from the University of San Diego School of Law.

William Anderson

Mr. William S. Anderson is an Independent Director of Acacia Research Corp. Mr. Anderson currently serves as Founder and Chief Executive Officer of First Beverage Group, a privately held company founded by Mr. Anderson in 2005 which provides financial services to the beverage industry. Prior to founding First Beverage Group, Mr. Anderson served as Executive Vice-President of Topa Equities, Ltd., a diversified holding company and beer distributor group, from 1991 to 2004. Prior to joining Topa, Mr. Anderson was an attorney with O’Melveny & Myers in Los Angeles. Mr. Anderson has served on the board of directors of Topa Equities, Ltd. since 2008, the advisory board of Lineage Capital Partners, a private equity firm focused on partnering with controlled and owner-managed businesses, since 2005, and on the boards of directors of Purity Organic, LLC, an organic fruit juice company, WhistlePig, a craft rye whiskey, and Bottlenotes, Inc., an online media platform for the wine and craft beer industries, since 2012. Mr. Anderson received a B.A. degree from Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine and a J.D. degree from the University of California, Los Angeles School of Law.

Fred deBoom

Mr. Fred A. deBoom is an Independent Director of Acacia Research Corp. Mr. deBoom has been a principal in Sonfad Associates, an Orange County-based firm which is involved in mergers and acquisitions, private debt and equity placements, strategic and financial business planning, bank debt refinance and asset based financing, since 1995. Previously, Mr. deBoom served for five years as a Vice President of Tokai Bank, for eight years as a Vice President of Union Bank, and for twenty-two years as a Vice President of First Interstate Bank. Mr. deBoom received a B.A. degree from Michigan State University and an M.B.A. degree from the University of Southern California.

Edward Frykman

Mr. Edward W. Frykman is an Independent Director of Acacia Research Corp. Mr. Frykman served as an Account Executive with Crowell, Weedon & Co. from 1992 to 2008 when he retired. Before joining Crowell, Weedon & Co., Mr. Frykman served as Senior Vice President of L.H. Friend & Co. Both Crowell, Weedon & Co. and L.H. Friend & Co. are investment brokerage firms located in Southern California. In addition, Mr. Frykman was a Senior Account Executive with Shearson Lehman Hutton, where he served as the manager of the Los Angeles Regional Retail Office of E. F. Hutton & Co. Mr. Frykman serves as a director of Arrowhead Research Corporation, a publicly traded development stage nanotechnology holding company. Mr. Frykman received a B.S.B.A. degree from the University of Florida.

G. Louis Graziadio

Mr. G. Louis Graziadio,III., is an Independent Director of Acacia Research Corp. Mr. Graziadio is President and Chief Executive Officer of Second Southern Corp., the managing partner of Ginarra Partners, L.L.C., a closely-held California company involved in a wide range of investments and business ventures. Mr. Graziadio is also Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Boss Holdings, Inc., a distributor of work and hunting gloves, rainwear, rain boots, industrial apparel, pet products, specialty merchandise, and wireless accessories for electronic and mobile devices. From 1984 to 2000, Mr. Graziadio served as a director of Imperial Bancorp, the parent company of Imperial Bank, a Los Angeles based commercial bank acquired by Comerica Bank in January 2001. Mr. Graziadio, and companies with which he is affiliated shareholders in numerous private and public companies in a number of different industries. Since 1978, Mr. Graziadio has been active in restructurings of both private and public companies, as well as corporate spin-offs and IPOs. Mr. Graziadio also serves as a director of True Religion Apparel, Inc., a publicly traded clothing company.

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

Robert Harris

1,246,230

Matthew Vella

1,645,510

Clayton Haynes

--

Edward Treska

1,046,450

William Anderson

--

Fred deBoom

--

Edward Frykman

--

G. Louis Graziadio

--
As Of 30 Dec 2013

Options Compensation

Name Options Value

Robert Harris

1,780,669 12,615,205

Matthew Vella

0 0

Clayton Haynes

0 0

Edward Treska

102,500 1,073,880

William Anderson

0 0

Fred deBoom

0 0

Edward Frykman

0 0

G. Louis Graziadio

0 0
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