People: Pendrell Corp (PCO.OQ)

PCO.OQ on NASDAQ Stock Exchange Global Select Market

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29 Aug 2014
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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Craig McCaw

64 2011 Chairman of the Board

Benjamin Wolff

45 2011 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

David Rinn

50 2013 Chief Financial Officer, Vice President

R Salemme

60 2011 Executive Vice President, Chief Strategy Officer, Director

Joseph Siino

49 2011 Chief IP Officer

Richard Emerson

52 2010 Independent Director

Nicolas Kauser

74 2008 Independent Director

Lee Mikles

58 2014 Independent Director

Stuart Sloan

70 2010 Independent Director

H. Thompson

75 2007 Independent Director

Christopher Doherty

IR Contact Officer

Biographies

Name Description

Craig McCaw

Mr. Craig O. McCaw is Chairman of the Board of Pendrell Corp. Since 1993, Mr. McCaw has been Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, and the beneficial member of the Eagle River group of investment companies which focus on strategic investments in the telecommunications industry. Mr. McCaw served as a director and Chairman of DBSD North America, Inc., a satellite communications company, from 2005 to 2008. Mr. McCaw founded Clearwire in 2003 and served as its Chairman of the Board of Directors from 2003 to December 2010. Mr. McCaw was a director of Nextel Communications, Inc., a wireless service provider that was acquired by Sprint Corporation in 2005, from 1995 until 2003, and a director of XO Communications, Inc., a communications network services provider formerly known as NEXTLINK Communications, Inc. (“XO”), from 1997 until 2002. From 1994 to 1997, he was also XO’s Chief Executive Officer. From 1974 to 1994, Mr. McCaw served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of McCaw Cellular Communications, Inc., which he built into the nation’s leading provider of cellular services in more than 100 U.S. cities, until the company was sold to AT&T in 1994.

Benjamin Wolff

Mr. Benjamin G. Wolff is President, Chief Executive Officer and Director of Pendrell Corp. Mr. Wolff was a co-founder of Clearwire, where he served in a variety of capacities, including as a member of the Board of Directors, Executive Vice President, President, Co- Chief Executive Officer, Chief Executive Officer and finally Co-Chairman, a position he held until March 2009. Mr. Wolff again served on the Clearwire Board of Directors as the designated representative of Eagle River from January 2011 until October 2011. Mr. Wolff served as the President of Eagle River from 2004 until July 2011, a position from which he resigned in connection with his full-time engagement with the Company. He continues to serve on the Boards of Directors of some privately held companies affiliated with Eagle River. From 1994 to 2004, Mr. Wolff was a lawyer with Davis Wright Tremaine LLP, a national law firm, where he became a partner in 1998. Mr. Wolff’s practice focused on mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, intellectual property licensing, and strategic alliance transactions. He also co-chaired the firm’s Business Transactions department and served on the firm’s Executive Committee. Mr. Wolff holds a J.D., magna cum laude, from Lewis & Clark, Northwestern School of Law and a B.S., cum laude, in Agribusiness Management from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo.

David Rinn

Mr. David H. Rinn is no longer Chief Financial Officer, Vice President of Pendrell Corporation, effective September 30, 2014. Mr. Rinn is a seasoned financial and corporate development executive with expertise in technology and internet firms, serving most recently as Senior Vice President, Strategy and Corporate Development of Ancestry.com Inc., a family history resource company, from January 2009 to May 2011 and as Chief Financial Officer from June 2004 to January 2009. Following his employment with Ancestry.com and prior to joining us in March 2013, Mr. Rinn pursued personal interests. Before joining Ancestry.com, Mr. Rinn held a number of leadership roles at Microsoft Corporation, a computer software company, over 11 years, including CFO of the Mobile and Embedded Division, CFO and board member of HomeAdvisor Technologies, Inc. (a majority-owned subsidiary of Microsoft), Senior Director and Controller of Product Group Finance, and Director of Corporate Development. Mr. Rinn began his professional career with Morgan Stanley as an analyst and associate in the Investment Banking Division. Mr. Rinn holds an M.B.A. from the Anderson Graduate School of Management at the University of California, Los Angeles and a B.A. cum laude from Vassar College.

R Salemme

Mr. R. Gerard Salemme is Executive Vice President, Chief Strategy Officer, Director of Pendrell Corp.Mr. Salemme has served as our Chief Strategy Officer and Executive Vice President since March 2011. Mr. Salemme has 30 years of experience in business and government, having served as a senior leader for strategy and business development for public corporations and private investment firms. Mr. Salemme has served on the Board of Directors of EarthLink, Inc., a leading IT services and communications provider, since October 2013. As an executive with Craig McCaw from 1997 until July 2011 in Eagle River, a private investment firm, Mr. Salemme was a founding shareholder of Clearwire and a senior executive at XO. At Clearwire, Mr. Salemme was an Executive Vice President responsible for transactions valued at over $10 billion that resulted in Clearwire becoming the largest holder of spectrum in the United States and a leader in the wireless broadband industry. Prior to his work with Clearwire, Mr. Salemme served as an executive at AT&T and McCaw Cellular Communications. He also held the position of Senior Telecommunications Policy Analyst for the U.S. House of Representatives Subcommittee on Telecommunications and Finance (1987-1991) and served as Chief of Staff to Congressman Ed Markey of Massachusetts (1976-1984). From 1982-1984, he taught Economics at the University of Massachusetts, Salem and held key management positions in national political campaigns.

Joseph Siino

Mr. Joseph K. Siino is no longer Chief IP Officer of Pendrell Corporation, effective September 1, 2014. Prior to founding Ovidian, Mr. Siino served as Senior Vice President of Intellectual Property of Yahoo!, a digital media company, from 2005 to February 2009. Mr. Siino holds a bachelor’s degree in physics and a J.D. from the University of California, Berkeley.

Richard Emerson

Mr. Richard P. Emerson is Independent Director of Pendrell Corp. Mr. Emerson has spent his entire career in investment banking and corporate finance. Since 2008, Mr. Emerson has been a private investor and advises on acquisitions and other financial matters. Mr. Emerson attended Stanford University Law School from which he earned a juris doctor degree in 2013. From 2004 through 2008, he was Senior Managing Director of Evercore Partners Inc., a public investment banking advisory firm. From 2000 through 2003, Mr. Emerson served as Senior Vice President for Microsoft Corporation, a leading provider of software and technology solutions, reporting directly to the Chief Executive Officer and serving on the executive leadership team, with responsibility for all acquisitions, investments and corporate strategy. Mr. Emerson joined Microsoft from investment bank Lazard Ltd., where as a Senior Managing Director, he advised telecom and technology clients on significant mergers, acquisitions and related financial transactions from 1994 to 2000. Prior to Lazard, Mr. Emerson held senior roles with The Blackstone Group and Morgan Stanley & Co., both of which are financial services companies. Mr. Emerson previously served on the Board of Directors of Clearwire Corporation, a leading provider of wireless broadband services (“Clearwire”), from 2003 through 2008, where he also served on the Audit Committee.

Nicolas Kauser

Mr. Nicolas Kauser is an Independent Director of Pendrell Corp. Mr. Kauser has spent over 40 years in the communications industry, including as President of Clearwire International LLC, Chief Technology Officer of Clearwire, Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer for AT&T Wireless Services, Inc. (formerly McCaw Cellular Communications, Inc.) and Senior Vice President of Operations and Vice President of Engineering of Cantel, Inc. He also spent 20 years in Venezuela where he first worked for the National Telephone Co. and subsequently co-founded two companies in the communications industry. Mr. Kauser has served on the Board of Directors of TriQuint Semiconductor, Inc., a provider of radio frequency solutions and technology, since 1999, where he also chairs the Nominating and Governance Committee and serves on the Audit Committee. In 1998, Mr. Kauser received the prestigious Gold Prize awarded by The Carnegie Mellon Institute and American Management Systems for excellence in the application of information technology. In recognition of his contributions to the communications industry, Mr. Kauser was inducted to the Wireless Hall of Fame in October 2011.

Lee Mikles

Mr. Lee E. Mikles has been appointed as Independent Director of Pendrell Corporation effective April 10, 2014. r. Mikles has served as president and director of FutureFuel Corp., a manufacturer of custom and performance chemicals and biofuels, since 2005, and served as its Chief Executive Officer from 2005 to January 2013. Mr. Mikles also served as the principal financial officer of FutureFuel Corp. from 2005 to January 2008. Mr. Mikles currently serves on the board of directors of Boss Holdings, Inc., a marketer and distributor of gloves, protective wear and pet supplies. He served as chairman of Mikles/Miller Management, Inc., a registered investment adviser and home to the Kodiak family of funds, between 1992 and 2005 and was chairman of Mikles/Miller Securities, LLC, a registered broker-dealer, between 1999 and 2005. Mr. Mikles has served on the boards of directors of Pacific Capital Bankcorp., Official Payments Corporation, Coastcast Corporation, Nelnet, Inc., Imperial Bank and Imperial Bancorp.

Stuart Sloan

Mr. Stuart M. Sloan is an Independent Director of Pendrell Corp. Since 1984, Mr. Sloan has been a principal of Sloan Capital Companies LLC, a private investment company that serves as general partner in the redevelopment of University Village, a nationally recognized regional center for upscale shopping in Seattle, Washington. From 1986 through 1999, Mr. Sloan was an owner and executive officer of Quality Food Centers, Inc., a grocery retailer (“QFC”), which was acquired by The Fred Meyer Co. in 1997. Prior to QFC, from 1967 until 1984, Mr. Sloan owned in part and operated Schuck’s Auto Supply, Inc., a retail provider of automotive maintenance and repair products that was sold to Pay ‘n Save Corp in 1984. Mr. Sloan currently serves as a director of Anixter International, Inc., a global distributor of communications and security products, electrical and electronic wire and cable, fasteners and other small parts. From 2003 until March 2011, Mr. Sloan served as a director of J. Crew Group, Inc., an apparel retailer. He is active, both personally and through his private foundation, in numerous civic, cultural, educational and other philanthropic activities.

H. Thompson

Mr. H. Brian Thompson is Independent Director of Pendrell Corp. Since 2006, Mr. Thompson has been Executive Chairman of Global Telecom & Technology, a cloud networking service provider offering Tier 1 IP and Ethernet network solutions to multinational enterprises. Mr. Thompson continues to head his own private equity investment and advisory firm, Universal Telecommunications, Inc. From 2002 to 2007, Mr. Thompson was Chairman of Comsat International, which became one of the largest independent telecommunications operators serving all of Latin America. Mr. Thompson was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of LCI International, Inc. a telecommunications company, from 1991 until its merger with Qwest Communications International Inc. in June 1998. Mr. Thompson became Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors for Qwest until his resignation in December 1998. Mr. Thompson previously served as Executive Vice President of MCI Communications Corporation, a telecommunications company, from 1981 to 1990, and prior to MCI was a management consultant with McKinsey & Company, a global management consulting firm, where he specialized in the management of telecommunications. He currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors of Axcelis Technologies, Inc., a provider of solutions for the semiconductor industry, Penske Automotive Group, an international automotive retailer, and Sonus Networks, Inc., a provider of IP network solutions. He serves as a member of the Irish Prime Minister’s Ireland-America Economic Advisory Board, and from January-March 1999, he served as Non-Executive Chairman of Telecom Eireann, Ireland’s incumbent telephone company. Mr. Thompson received his M.B.A. from Harvard’s Graduate School of Business and holds an undergraduate degree in chemical engineering from the University of Massachusetts.

Christopher Doherty

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

Craig McCaw

775,382

Benjamin Wolff

1,013,580

David Rinn

1,457,870

R Salemme

545,808

Joseph Siino

427,593

Richard Emerson

--

Nicolas Kauser

--

Lee Mikles

--

Stuart Sloan

--

H. Thompson

--

Christopher Doherty

--
As Of 30 Dec 2013
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