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Rovi Corp (ROVI.O)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

James Meyer

61 2015 Independent Chairman of the Board

Thomas Carson

56 2015 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Peter Halt

55 2016 Chief Financial Officer

John Burke

53 2014 Chief Operating Officer, Executive Vice President

Pamela Sergeeff

43 2013 Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary

Ted Schremp

40 2016 Chief Marketing Officer

Alan Earhart

72 2008 Independent Director

Eddy Hartenstein

65 2015 Independent Director

N. Steven Lucas

43 2015 Independent Director

Ruthann Quindlen

61 2004 Independent Director

Raghavendra Rau

66 2015 Independent Director

Glenn Welling

45 2015 Independent Director

Peter Ausnit

2016 Vice President, Investor Relations

Biographies

Name Description

James Meyer

Mr. James E. Meyer is an Independent Chairman of the Board of the Company. He 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. Mr. Meyer has served as Chief Executive Officer of Sirius XM Radio since December 2012. Mr. Meyer served as President of Operations and Sales of Sirius Satellite Radio from April 2004 to December 2012. From 1997 to 2002, Mr. Meyer served in various capacities at Thomson. Mr. Meyer served as a member of the Board of Directors of Gemstar from 1997 until May 2008.

Thomas Carson

Mr. Thomas Carson is President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of the Company since 2015. 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. Prior to joining Gemstar, Mr. Carson held various executive positions at Thomson Multimedia Corporation (“Thomson”), including Executive Vice President of Operational Efficiency programs, Executive Vice President, Global Sales and Services and Executive Vice President of Patents & Licensing.

Peter Halt

Mr. Peter C. Halt is Chief Financial Officer of the Company. Mr. Halt previously was the Company’s Senior Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer since May 2008 when the acquisition of Gemstar-TV Guide International by the Company was completed. Mr. Halt previously served as Senior Vice President, Finance and Chief Accounting Officer at Gemstar from March 2004 to May 2008. Prior to joining Gemstar, 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 is Chief Operating Officer, Executive Vice President of the Company. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Burke served as Senior Vice President, Corporate Development & Strategy, and President, Cloud Solutions Business at ARRIS Group, Inc., a telecommunications equipment manufacturing company, from April 2013 to November 2013. From October 2010 to April 2013 when ARRIS acquired Motorola Mobility’s Home business from Google, he served as Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Converged Solutions business of Motorola. Prior to that, he served 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. Mr. Burke holds a B.S. in business administration from The Ohio State University and an MBA from Saint Joseph’s University.

Pamela Sergeeff

Ms. Pamela Sergeeff is Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary of the Company. Ms. Sergeeff joined Rovi (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.

Ted Schremp

Mr. Ted W. Schremp is Chief Marketing Officer of the company. He joins Rovi as an accomplished global executive with extensive experience across the telecom, media and technology industries. He began his telecom career working for AT&T, and he has held leadership positions in both startups and industry-leading companies, including several years with Charter Communications as executive vice president and chief marketing officer. Most recently, Mr. Schremp served as CEO for SmartHomes Ventures, an Internet of Things (IoT) platform-as-a-service startup in the connected home and smart security market. Previously, Mr. Schremp was the executive vice president and chief strategy officer of First Media Group, an Indonesian telecom and media company and served as CEO of First Media/Link Net, Indonesia's largest cable TV and internet provider. During his tenure at Link Net he launched DOCSIS 3.0, wireless home networking, TV Anywhere and Over-the-Top (OTT) services, and was instrumental in preparing for an initial public offering, which was successfully completed in June 2014.

Alan Earhart

Mr. Alan L. Earhart is Independent Director of Rovi Corporation. Mr. Earhart retired as partner of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, an accounting and consulting firm, in 2001. At the time of his retirement, he served as Managing Partner for PricewaterhouseCoopers’ Silicon Valley office. From 1970 to 2001, Mr. Earhart held a variety of positions with Coopers & Lybrand and its successor entity, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP. He 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.

Eddy Hartenstein

Mr. Eddy W. Hartenstein is an Independent Director of Rovi Corporation. Mr. Hartenstein served as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Tribune Company, a multimedia, publishing, digital media and broadcasting company, from May 2011 to January 2013. Mr. Hartenstein was also publisher and Chief Executive Officer of the Los Angeles Times from August 2008 to August 2014. Previously, Mr. Hartenstein served as President of DIRECTV, Inc., a television service provider, from its inception in 1990 through 2001 and then as its Chairman and Chief Executive Officer from 2001 to 2003, when News Corporation purchased a controlling interest in the company. He continued as Vice Chairman of The DIRECTV Group until 2004. Mr. Hartenstein was inducted into the Consumer Electronics Association Hall of Fame in 2008, the Broadcasting and Cable Hall of Fame in 2002 and the National Academy of Engineering in 2001, and received an Emmy® from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences for lifetime achievement in 2007. Mr. Hartenstein holds a B.S. in aerospace engineering, a B.S. in mathematics and an honorary Doctor of Science from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, and an M.S. in applied mechanics from the California Institute of Technology. Mr. Hartenstein currently serves as the lead independent director of Sirius XM Radio Inc. and as a director of Broadcom Corporation, an analog and digital semiconductor connectivity solutions company, City of Hope, a private, not-for-profit clinical research center, hospital and medical school, Tribune Publishing and SanDisk Corporation, a flash memory storage device and software company.

N. Steven Lucas

Mr. N. Steven Lucas is an Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Lucas has served as President of SAP’s Platform Solutions organization since January 2013 and leads go-to-market, product marketing and strategy for SAP’s Analytics, Database, Cloud Platform and ‘Internet of Things’ products. From January 2012 to July 2013, Mr. Lucas served as Executive Vice President of Business Analytics, Database and Technology of SAP, where he led the mobile, analytics, database, middleware and big data organizations. Mr. Lucas served as Global General Manager and Senior Executive for SAP Business Analytics and Technology organization from January 2011 to January 2012, where his responsibilities included strategy and go-to-market activities across sales, marketing and product management lines of business. From August 2009 to January 2011, Mr. Lucas served as Senior Vice President of SAP Business Objects, North America, where he oversaw sales of software for data integration and management. Mr. Lucas holds a B.S. in business from the University of Colorado. Mr. Lucas currently serves on the Board of Directors of SendGrid, Inc., a privately-held internet email infrastructure technology company. Mr. Lucas has also co-chaired various government oriented technology leadership initiatives, including the TechAmerica BigData committee.

Ruthann Quindlen

Ms. Ruthann Quindlen is Independent Director of Rovi Corp. Ms. Quindlen served as a General Partner or Managing Member in Funds VI-VIII of Institutional Venture Partners (IVP), an early stage Silicon Valley venture capital firm, from 1994 to 2015. From July 1983 to May 1993, Ms. Quindlen served as a Managing Director at Alex Brown & Sons, and led the IPOs of many prominent software companies including Microsoft and Electronic Arts as well as leading data analytics companies such as Epsilon. Since April 2014, Ms. Quindlen has served as a Venture Advisor to SRI (Stanford Research Institute). Ms. Quindlen has also served as a Board Advisor to two early-stage new media companies since April 2014. Ms. Quindlen served as a member of the Board of Directors of Gemstar from October 2004 until May 2008. 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, analytics and new media companies in a variety of roles, including early stage venture capitalist, investment banker and Wall Street analyst.

Raghavendra Rau

Mr. Raghavendra Rau is Independent Director of Rovi Corporation. Mr. Rau served as Chief Executive Officer of SeaChange International Inc., a video software technology company, from November 2011 to October 2014 and was a member of its board from July 2010 until October 2014. Mr. Rau has held a number of senior leadership positions with Motorola Inc. from 1992 to 2008, including Senior Vice President of Strategy and Business Development of the Networks & Enterprise business, Senior Vice President of the Mobile TV Solutions business, and Corporate Vice President of Marketing and Professional Services. Mr. Rau holds a bachelor's degree in engineering from the National Institute of Technology (Surathkal, India) and an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management (Ahmedabad). Mr. Rau served on the board of Aviat Networks, a wireless networking company, from November 2010 to January 2015, and on the board of Microtune, Inc., a silicon and subsystems company from May 2010 to December 2010.

Glenn Welling

Mr. Glenn W. Welling is Independent Director of Rovi Corporation. Mr. Welling has been the Chief Investment Officer and Principal of Engaged Capital, LLC since its founding in 2012. Prior to founding Engaged Capital, Mr. Welling was a principal and managing director of research at Relational Investors, LLC, which he joined in July 2008 and was responsible for the research in the equity fund's consumer, healthcare and utility group. Form February 2002 to May 2008, Mr. Welling was a Managing Director of Credit Suisse Group AG, where he also served as the Head of the Investment Banking Department’s Advisory Business. Mr. Welling holds a B.S. in economics from the University of Pennsylvania. Mr. Welling has been a member of the board of directors of Jamba, Inc., a leading restaurant retailer of better-for-you food and beverage offerings, since January 2015 and on the board of Medifast, Inc., a manufacturer and provider of weight-loss and healthy living products and programs , since June 2015.

Peter Ausnit

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