People: Rosetta Stone Inc (RST.N)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

A. John Hass

49 2015 Interim President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Thomas Pierno

53 2012 Chief Financial Officer

Judy Verses

58 2011 President - Global Institutions

Sonia Cudd

46 2015 General Counsel and Secretary

David Nierenberg

62 2015 Director

Steven Yankovich

54 2014 Director

James Bankoff

45 2012 Independent Director

Laurence Franklin

62 2012 Independent Director

Laura Witt

46 2011 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

A. John Hass

Mr. A. John Hass is Interim President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of Rosetta Stone Inc. Mr. Hass was appointed to the Board pursuant to a Nomination and Support Agreement, dated November 18, 2014, between the Company and the Osmium Parties (as defined therein), and signed a Director Agreement. For more information, see "Corporate Governance – Nomination and Standstill Agreement and Appointment of A. John Hass to the Board of Directors." There is no other agreement or understanding between Mr. Hass and any other person pursuant to which he was appointed to the Board. The Board of Directors appointed Mr. Hass to serve as the Company's Interim President and Chief Executive Officer effective as of April 1, 2015 while the Company engages in a search for a chief executive officer. In addition, Mr. Hass is a private investor and advisor to for-profit and non-profit entities. From September 2012 until November 2014, he was a senior advisor to Osmium Partners, LLC, an alternative asset management firm and a stockholder of the Company. Mr. Hass was a partner at PEAK6 Investments, L.P., a financial services company, from October 2008 through September 2012 and was the Senior Financial Officer of PEAK6 Investments, L.P. from February 2009 through June 2010. Mr. Hass was the Chief Executive Officer of OptionsHouse, a brokerage company and subsidiary of PEAK6 Investments, L.P., from October 2006 until September 2008. From 1988 to October 2006, he was employed at Goldman, Sachs & Co., a subsidiary of the financial services company, The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc., most recently as a Managing Director (Partner) in the Investment Banking Division. He also serves on the boards of a number of privately held for-profit businesses. In addition, Mr. Hass is the president of the board of directors of WITNESS, Inc., a global-human rights nonprofit, and serves as a trustee of The Museum of Contemporary Photography. Mr. Hass received his Bachelor of Science in Finance from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Thomas Pierno

Mr. Thomas M. Pierno is Chief Financial Officer of Rosetta Stone Inc., since May 2, 2012. Prior to joining Rosetta Stone, Mr. Pierno was Chief Financial Officer at Vertis Communications, Inc. ("Vertis"), a marketing communications firm from May 2011 to April 2012, and while there, also directed supply chain and information technology operations. Prior to joining Vertis, Mr. Pierno held the position of Vice President, Financial Planning and Treasury at Comverse, a global provider of software and systems, from February 2010 to April 2011, where he was responsible for worldwide budgets, forecasts and treasury operations. Before joining Comverse, Mr. Pierno served in several executive positions at AOL from 1998 to 2009, notably Senior Vice President and Controller. Prior to joining AOL, Mr. Pierno was Chief Financial Officer at World Color Press, Inc., a publicly traded company that prints magazines, catalogs, direct mail and books, from 1994 to 1998. He began his career at Ernst & Young as a Certified Public Accountant. Mr. Pierno holds a B.B.A. in Accounting and an M.B.A. from Pace University.

Judy Verses

Ms. Judy K. Verses is President - Global Institutions of Rosetta Stone Inc., since October 2011. Prior to joining Rosetta Stone, Ms. Verses was President and Chief Client Officer at Blackboard, Inc., a market leader of educational enterprise software and consulting services, from July 2009 to February 2011 and President and Chief Operating Officer at Blackboard Learn from 2008 to 2009. From 1983 to 2007, Ms. Verses served in several executive positions at Verizon Communications Inc. ("Verizon"), including Senior Vice President of Marketing, Senior Vice President for Business Sales and Senior Vice President for Verizon's portfolio of voice, video and data products. Ms. Verses joined the board of Promethean World Plc in March 2014. She earned her B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Connecticut.

Sonia Cudd

Ms. Sonia G. Cudd is General Counsel and Secretary of Rosetta Stone in January 2015. Prior to joining Rosetta Stone, Ms. Cudd served as Vice President, Associate General Counsel - Corporate and Secretary at Keurig Green Mountain, Inc. from 2012 to 2014. Ms. Cudd has over 20 years of legal experience in government, law firm and in-house counsel roles, including Ethics and Employment Counsel at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Trust from 2008 to 2011, Assistant General Counsel and Assistant Corporate Secretary at McCormick & Co., Inc., from 2005 to 2008. Earlier in her legal career, Ms. Cudd held positions with Blank Rome LLP, Whiteford, Taylor & Preston LLP, and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Prior to her practice of law she was a financial analyst at Citicorp. She received undergraduate degrees from Hood College in Frederick, Maryland and her Juris Doctor from John Marshall Law School in Chicago, Illinois.

David Nierenberg

Mr. David Nierenberg, J.D., is an Director of the Company., effective April 15, 2015. Mr. Nierenberg serves as the President of Nierenberg Investment Management Company, Inc. ("NIMCO"), which manages the D3 Family Funds. Several of the D3 Family Funds, NIMCO and Mr. Nierenberg are stockholders of the Company. Before founding NIMCO in 1996, Mr. Nierenberg was a General Partner at Trinity Ventures, a venture capital fund. Mr. Nierenberg began his career at Bain & Company Inc., where he was a Partner, managing strategy, acquisition, and cost reduction projects. Mr. Nierenberg is a member of the board of directors of Electro Scientific Industries, Inc. and Kuni Automotive. He serves as Co-Chair of the Advisory Board of the Ira M. Millstein Center for Global Markets and Corporate Ownership at Columbia Law School. Mr. Nierenberg serves as a member of the Research Advisory Council of Glass, Lewis & Co. He is also a member of the Washington State Investment Board and the Board of Trustees of Whitman College. Mr. Nierenberg received his Juris Doctor from Yale Law School and his B.A. in History, summa cum laude, from Yale College, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa.

Steven Yankovich

Steven P. Yankovich is a Director of Rosetta Stone Inc., since October 7, 2014. Since December 2012, he has led the creation of mobile, e-commerce and retail technology and business innovations at eBay Inc., currently as Head of Product & Technology of eBay Enterprise. Mr. Yankovich previously served as Vice President of Innovation and New Ventures at eBay Inc. from December 2012 to January 2015, as well as Vice President of Mobile from March 2009 to December 2012, in which position he was responsible for product and business development across mobile ecosystems. Mr. Yankovich has also served as a board member of PayPal's Giving Fund since 2013 and serves as a Board Observer at Appcelerator and a Venture Advisor at Relay Ventures. Prior to joining eBay, Mr. Yankovich was an Entrepreneur In Residence at Adobe from September 2007 to December 2009. From April 1998 to June 2007, Mr. Yankovich was the Founder and CTO of Movaris Inc., an enterprise business process automation software company serving Fortune 500 companies. Earlier in his career, Mr. Yankovich served in various technical and technical management roles in the computer hardware and design automation space. As a technologist, Mr. Yankovich holds six patents and has thirty patents pending.

James Bankoff

Mr. James P. Bankoff is an Independent Director of Rosetta Stone Inc. Mr. Bankoff is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Vox Media, Inc. ("Vox Media"), the publisher of SB Nation, The Verge, Eater and others. He has served in this capacity since 2009. Immediately prior to joining Vox Media, Mr. Bankoff served as a Senior Adviser with Providence Equity Partners ("Providence"), a leading private equity firm focused on media and telecommunications. Prior to joining Providence in 2008, he served as Executive Vice President of Programming and Products at AOL Inc. ("AOL"). Mr. Bankoff joined AOL in 1995 and held a number of leadership positions, including President, AOL Web Properties; President, Netscape; and Vice President of Strategy and Operations, AOL brand. Mr. Bankoff also served on the board of Audible, Inc., from June 2007 to March 2008. Mr. Bankoff holds an M.B.A. from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and a B.A. from Emory University.

Laurence Franklin

Mr. Laurence Franklin is an Independent Director of Rosetta Stone Inc. He previously served as the Chairman of the Board of Directors from February 2011 to February 2012. Since April 2014, he has served as managing partner of LF Enterprises, LLC, a private investment and business advisory firm. Mr. Franklin previously served as the Chief Executive Officer of Frette Srl, a leading manufacturer and retailer of luxury linens and home furnishings, from July 2011 until January 2014. Mr. Franklin served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Tumi Inc. ("Tumi"), a manufacturer and retailer of luxury travel, business and lifestyle accessories, from 2002 until 2009, and was a board member of Tumi until 2011. Prior to joining Tumi, Mr. Franklin served as President of Coach Leatherware Company, Inc. and General Manager of Elizabeth Arden Inc. Mr. Franklin began his career at Peat Marwick Mitchell and Co., in audit, and then worked in the Management Consulting Services group at Price Waterhouse & Co. Mr. Franklin earned his B.A. from Colgate University and his M.S. from the New York University Graduate School of Business. Mr. Franklin is a qualified (non-practicing) Certified Public Accountant.

Laura Witt

Ms. Laura L. Witt is an Independent Director of Rosetta Stone Inc. She has also served as Chair of our Compensation Committee since January 2006. Ms. Witt joined ABS Capital Partners in September 1997 and has served as a General Partner since January 2001. She served on the boards of Double-Take Software, Inc., from 2002 to 2008, and Familymeds Group, Inc., from 2004 to 2007. Ms. Witt currently serves on the boards of several private companies. She earned a B.A. from Princeton University and an M.B.A. from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

A. John Hass

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Thomas Pierno

1,142,770

Judy Verses

982,905

Sonia Cudd

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David Nierenberg

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Steven Yankovich

--

James Bankoff

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Laurence Franklin

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Laura Witt

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As Of  30 Dec 2014

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