People: Rovi Corp (ROVI.O)

ROVI.O on Nasdaq

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19 Sep 2014
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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Andrew Ludwick

68 2008 Chairman of the Board, Independent Director

Thomas Carson

54 2011 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Peter Halt

53 2012 Chief Financial Officer

John Burke

2014 Chief Operating Officer, Executive Vice President

Pamela Sergeeff

41 2013 Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary

Andy Elder

2014 Executive Vice President - Worldwide Sales and Marketing

Alan Earhart

70 2008 Independent Director

James Meyer

59 1997 Independent Director

James O'Shaughnessy

67 2004 Independent Director

Ruthann Quindlen

59 2004 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Andrew Ludwick

Mr. Andrew K. Ludwick is Independent Chairman of the Board of Rovi Corporation, since May 2008. Mr. Ludwick has been a private investor since November 1997. Mr. Ludwick served as Chief Executive Officer of Bay Networks, a networking company, from September 1995 to October 1997. From July 1985 to September 1995, Mr. Ludwick was founder, President and Chief Executive Officer of SynOptics, an internetworking company. Mr. Ludwick holds a B.A. from Harvard College and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School. Mr. Ludwick has served on the Board of Directors of Zebra Technologies Corporation, a provider of on-demand printing solutions, since 2008. We believe Mr. Ludwick’s experience as the former chief executive officer of two large public technology companies provides our Board of Directors with invaluable industry, technology and operational insight.

Thomas Carson

Mr. Thomas Carson is President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of Rovi Corp. Mr. Carson has served as our President and Chief Executive Officer and a member of our Board of Directors since December 2011. Mr. Carson previously was Executive Vice President, Worldwide Sales & Marketing since May 2008 when the acquisition of Gemstar-TV Guide International by the company was completed. From April 2006 to May 2008, Mr. Carson served in various capacities at Gemstar, including President of the North American IPG business and President for North American CE business. From February 2005 to April 2006, Mr. Carson served as Executive Vice President of Operational Efficiency programs at Thomson Multimedia Corporation and from February 2004 to February 2005, he served as Executive Vice President, Global Sales and Services at Thomson. Mr. Carson holds a B.S in business administration and an MBA from Villanova University. We believe Mr. Carson is qualified to sit on our Board of Directors as he is our President and Chief Executive Officer.

Peter Halt

Mr. Peter C. Halt has been appointed as Chief Financial Officer of Rovi Corp., effective May 19, 2012. Mr. Halt previously was Senior Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer since May 2008 when the acquisition of Gemstar-TV Guide International was completed. From March 2004 to May 2008, Mr. Halt served as Senior Vice President, Finance and Chief Accounting Officer at Gemstar. Previously, Mr. Halt served in various capacities at Sony Pictures Entertainment, including serving as Chief Financial Officer of Sony Pictures Digital Entertainment from November 2000 to November 2003 and Corporate Controller of Sony Pictures Entertainment from July 1997 to November 2000. Mr. Halt holds a B.S. in Business from the University of Southern California.

John Burke

Mr. John Burke has been appointed as Chief Operating Officer, Executive Vice President of the Company effective March 18, 2014. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Burke worked at ARRIS Group, Inc., as Senior Vice President, Corporate Development & Strategy, and President, Cloud Solutions Business. Mr. Burke joined ARRIS in April 2013 through the acquisition of the Motorola Home business from Google, where he served as Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Converged Solutions business. Previously, Mr. Burke worked in various capacities at Motorola, Inc., including Senior Vice President and General Manager of Motorola’s Broadband Home Solutions from 2007 to 2010. Mr. Burke joined Motorola in 2000 with the acquisition of General Instrument Corp., where he spent 15 years in a variety of leadership positions, including Vice President and General Manager of Data & Voice CPE Solutions. With a track record of strategic and operational leadership spanning over 25 years, Mr. Burke has spent his career merging business and technology strategies to achieve optimal results, improve business processes, and reduce costs in both domestic and international markets. He holds a B.S. in business administration from The Ohio State University; an MBA from St. Joseph’s University; and attended the Executive Leadership Program at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Business.

Pamela Sergeeff

Ms. Sergeeff joined the Company (then Macrovision Corporation) in 2003. She served as the company’s Senior Vice President and Associate General Counsel from March 2011 to December 2013 and as the company’s Vice President and Associate General Counsel from July 2007 to March 2011. Ms. Sergeeff holds a B.A. in Economics from the University of California, Los Angeles and a J.D. from the University of California, Berkeley School of Law. Ms. Sergeeff is a member of the California State bar.

Andy Elder

Mr. Andy Elder is Executive Vice President - Worldwide Sales and Marketing of the Company. Prior to joining the company, Mr. Elder was executive vice president of Global Licensing at Intellectual Ventures where he was responsible for all aspects of monetization and go-to-market strategy for the company. Before that he spent 13 years with Cisco Systems, Inc., where he oversaw $2 billion in product revenue and maintained a consistent track record of delivering outstanding results. Among his accomplishments, he instituted sophisticated sales processes, systems and pipeline management, and was responsible for significant revenue growth around the world, including countries in EMEA and the Americas. Additionally, Mr. Elder has held a number of positions throughout his career at both start-ups and more established companies that make him well rounded and deeply knowledgeable. With more than 20 years of global sales leadership experience, Mr. Elder brings with him a reputation for building and motivating high-performance sales teams.

Alan Earhart

Mr. Alan L. Earhart is Independent Director of Rovi Corporation. Mr. Earhart retired as partner of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP in 2001. From 1970 to 2001, Mr. Earhart held a variety of positions with Coopers & Lybrand and its successor entity, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, an accounting and consulting firm, including most recently as the Managing Partner for PricewaterhouseCoopers’ Silicon Valley office. Mr. Earhart holds a B.S. degree in accounting from the University of Oregon. Mr. Earhart currently serves on the Board of Directors of NetApp, a computer storage and data management company, and Brocade Communications Systems Inc., a data center networking solution company. From his experience as a partner at a major accounting firm, we believe Mr. Earhart has extensive knowledge of accounting issues and valuable experience dealing with accounting principles and financial reporting rules and regulations, evaluating financial results and generally overseeing the financial reporting process of publicly-reporting companies, as well as technology industry insight.

James Meyer

Mr. James E. Meyer is Independent Director of Rovi Corp. Mr. Meyer has served as Chief Executive Officer of Sirius XM Radio since December 2012 and served as President of Operations and Sales of Sirius Satellite Radio from April 2004 to December 2012. From December 2001 until 2002, Mr. Meyer served as special advisor to the Chairman of Thomson Multimedia, Inc. (“Thomson”). From January 1997 until December 2001, Mr. Meyer served as the Senior Executive Vice President for Thomson as well as Chief Operating Officer for Thomson Consumer Electronics. Mr. Meyer served as a member of the Board of Directors of Gemstar from 1997 until May 2008. Mr. Meyer holds a B.S. in economics and an MBA from St. Bonaventure University. With his years of managerial experience, both at Sirius and Thomson, we believe Mr. Meyer brings to our Board of Directors demonstrated management ability at senior levels and critical industry, technology and operational insights.

James O'Shaughnessy

Mr. James P. O'Shaughnessy is Independent Director of Rovi Corp. Mr. O'Shaughnessy has served as Chief Intellectual Property Counsel of HarQuen, Inc., a private company focused on voice technology solutions, from 2011 to 2012. From 1996 to 2004, Mr. O’Shaughnessy served as Vice President and Chief Intellectual Property Counsel at Rockwell Automation, a company dedicated to industrial automation and information, and its predecessor, Rockwell International Corp, a multinational conglomerate having major interests in high technology industries. Mr. O’Shaughnessy served as a member of the Board of Directors of Gemstar from 2004 until May 2008. Mr. O’Shaughnessy holds a B.S. in materials engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and a J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center. We believe Mr. O’Shaughnessy’s experience in the field of patent law is integral to the company and its business and helps provide strategic guidance to the company and the Board.

Ruthann Quindlen

Ms. Ruthann Quindlen is Independent Director of Rovi Corp. Ms. Quindlen has been a general partner or managing member of Funds VI-VIII with Institutional Venture Partners (IVP), a Silicon Valley early-stage venture capital firm, since 1994. At IVP, Ms. Quindlen works with her partners to evaluate ongoing investments in IVP portfolio companies. Ms. Quindlen served as a member of the Board of Directors of Gemstar from November 2004 until May 2008 and as a member of the Board of Directors of Digital Impact from November 1998 to May 2004. Ms. Quindlen holds a B.S. in Foreign Service from Georgetown University and an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Ms. Quindlen has years of experience investing in and advising software, Internet and new media companies in a variety of roles, including early stage venture capitalist, investment banker and Wall Street analyst. We believe Ms. Quindlen’s breadth of financial and investment experience provides for a unique perspective, which helps contribute to the Board’s effectiveness as a whole.

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

Andrew Ludwick

--

Thomas Carson

5,789,590

Peter Halt

2,972,350

John Burke

--

Pamela Sergeeff

577,587

Andy Elder

--

Alan Earhart

--

James Meyer

--

James O'Shaughnessy

--

Ruthann Quindlen

--
As Of 30 Dec 2013

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