People: Tucows Inc (TCX.PH)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Allen Karp

74 2012 Independent Co-Chairman of the Board

Rawleigh Ralls

52 2012 Independent Co-Chairman of the Board

Elliot Noss

52 2001 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Michael Cooperman

63 2000 Chief Financial Officer

David Woroch

52 2009 Executive Vice President - Sales and Support

Robin Chase

56 2014 Director

Joichi Ito

48 2008 Director

Erez Gissin

56 2001 Independent Director

Jeffrey Schwartz

52 2005 Independent Director

Lawrence Chamberlain

Investor Relations Officer

Biographies

Name Description

Allen Karp

Mr. Allen Karp, QC, serves as Independent Co-Chairman of the Board of Tucows Inc. He was with Cineplex Odeon Corporation in various positions since 1986, where he retired as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer in 2002 and as Chairman Emeritus in 2005. From 1966 to 1986, he practiced law at the law firm of Goodman and Carr LLP, where he was named partner in 1970. Mr. Karp is a Director of Brookfield Real Estate Services Inc., the Chair of its corporate governance committee and sits on the audit committee. Mr. Karp is Chairman of the Board of Directors of IBI Group Inc., and is Chairman of the Nominating, Governance and Compensation Committee. Mr. Karp is a past director of the Toronto International Film Festival Group, where he served as Chairman of the Board from 1999 to 2007 and has served as Chairman of its Corporate Governance Committee since 2007. Mr. Karp has extensive executive leadership skills, long-standing senior management experience, a strong ethics and compliance focus and audit committee experience. These skills and qualifications, in addition to his current service on the boards of directors of other public companies, enable him to bring valuable perspectives to our Board, particularly with respect to corporate governance matters, and qualify him to be a director of Tucows.

Rawleigh Ralls

Mr. Rawleigh H. Ralls IV, is Independent Co-Chairman of the Board of Tucows Inc. He is a founding partner of Lacuna, LLC, an investment management company focused on both public and private companies, which he formed in October 2006. Prior thereto, from 1999 to 2006, he was Chairman of Netidentity.com, an Internet email and web hosting company, where he led corporate strategy and development until the firm’s sale in 2006. Mr. Ralls currently serves on the Board of Directors of a number of companies, including Savoya, LLC, IntraOp Medical, Knowledge Factor, and Mocapay, Inc. Mr. Ralls has a wealth of industry experience, most notably the experience that he gained through his leadership of Netidentity.com. In addition, Mr. Ralls contributes a unique perspective to the Board’s discussions and considerations based on the two decades of investing and portfolio management experience. All of these attributes qualify Mr. Ralls to be a director of Tucows.

Elliot Noss

Mr. Elliot Noss serves as President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of Tucows Inc. From May 1999 until completion of the merger in August 2001, Mr. Noss served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Tucows Delaware. Before that, from April 1997 to May 1999, Mr. Noss served as Vice President of Corporate Services of Tucows Interactive Ltd., which was acquired by Tucows Delaware in May 1999.

Michael Cooperman

Mr. Michael Cooperman serves as a Chief Financial Officer of Tucows Inc. He has more than 20 years of experience in the financial and general management fields, primarily as a senior financial executive in the technology industry. Prior to joining Tucows, Mr. Cooperman worked at Archer Enterprise Systems Inc., a provider of SalesForce Automation Software. He also served as Chief Executive Officer, Chief Operating Officer, President and member of the board at SoftQuad International Inc., a provider of content publishing tools for the Internet and corporate Intranets. Mr. Cooperman holds a Bachelor of Accounting Sciences Degree from the University of South Africa.

David Woroch

Mr. David Woroch serves as Executive Vice President - Sales and Support of Tucows Inc. He joined Tucows as Director of Sales in March 2000, and was promoted to Vice President of Sales in June 2001 responsible for all sales activities. He assumed responsibility for customer support in March 2004 and Domain Direct, the online retail department, in February 2005. In June 2005, he was given responsibility for the marketing department and became Vice President Sales and Marketing. In June 2009, David was named Executive Vice-President, Sales and Support. Mr. Woroch holds an Honours Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, Ontario.

Robin Chase

Ms. Robin Chase serves as Director of Tucows Inc., with effect from 27 October 2014. She is a transportation entrepreneur. She is founder and former CEO of Zipcar, the largest car sharing company in the world; Buzzcar, a service that brings together car owners and drivers in a car sharing marketplace in France; and GoLoco, an online ridesharing community. She is also Executive Chairman of Veniam, a vehicle communications company building the networking fabric for the Internet of Moving Things. Ms Chase is on the Boards of the Massachusetts Department of Transportation, the World Resources Institute, and Tucows. She also served on the National Advisory Council for Innovation & Entrepreneurship for the US Department of Commerce, the Intelligent Transportations Systems Program Advisory Committee for the US Department of Transportation, the OECD’s International Transport Forum Advisory Board the Massachusetts Governor’s Transportation Transition Working Group, and Boston Mayor’s Wireless Task Force. Ms Chase lectures widely, has been frequently featured in the major media, and has received many awards in the areas of innovation, design, and environment, including Time 100 Most Influential People, Fast Company Fast 50 Innovators, and BusinessWeek Top 10 Designers. Robin graduated from Wellesley College and MIT's Sloan School of Management, was a Harvard University Loeb Fellow, and received an honorary Doctorate of Design from the Illinois Institute of Technology. Her experience operating companies at the CEO level along with her numerous experiences on these boards and councils qualify her to be a director of Tucows. Our directors are elected annually and serve until the election or appointment and qualification of their successors or their earlier death, resignation or removal.

Joichi Ito

Mr. Joichi Ito serves as Director of Tucows Inc. He is the director of the MIT Media Lab. He is also the Chairman of Creative Commons, where he has served on the board since April 2008 and is a co-founder of Digital Garage, where he has served on the board since September 2006. Since June 2012, Mr. Ito has been a member of the Board of Directors of the New York Times Corporation and in June 2013, he became a member of the Board of Directors of the Sony Corporation. From June 2002 until July 2008, Mr. Ito served on the board of Pia Corporation, a ticket and entertainment magazine company in Japan (Tokyo Stock Exchange 4337). Since May 2009 Mr. Ito has served on the board of CCC, a video rental franchise company in Japan (Tokyo Stock Exchange 4756). He served on the board of ICANN, a U.S. non-profit corporation, from December 2004 until December 2007. ICANN manages the domain name registration system that Tucows uses for its domain name business and ICANN receives fees from Tucows for domain name registrations. Mr. Ito is also on the board of directors of a number of non-profit organizations, including The Knight Foundation, the MacArthur Foundation and The Mozilla Foundation. He has created numerous Internet companies, including PSINet Japan, Digital Garage (Tokyo Stock Exchange 4819) and Infoseek Japan and was an early stage investor in Twitter, Six Apart, Flickr, SocialText, Dopplr, Last.fm, Rupture and Kongregate. He has served and continues to serve on various Japanese central as well as local government committees and boards, advising the government on IT, privacy and computer security related issues.

Erez Gissin

Mr. Erez Gissin serves as an Independent Director of Tucows Inc. He has served since 2010 as a managing partner in Helios Energy Investment, a Renewable Energy investment fund, and since 2005 as the Chief Executive Officer of BCID Ltd., an investment company focusing on infrastructure development projects in China. From July 2000 to March 2005, Mr. Gissin has served as the Chief Executive Officer of IP Planet Networks Ltd., an Israeli satellite communication operator providing Internet backbone connectivity and solutions to Internet Service Providers. From July 1995 to July 2000, Mr. Gissin was Vice President, Business Development of Eurocom Communications Ltd., a holding company that controls several telecommunications services, equipment and Internet companies in Israel.

Jeffrey Schwartz

Mr. Jeffrey Schwartz serves as an Independent Director of Tucows Inc. He has served as a director of Dorel Industries since 1987 and as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer since 2003. Mr. Schwartz is a graduate of McGill University in Montreal and has a degree in the field of business administration.

Lawrence Chamberlain

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

Allen Karp

--

Rawleigh Ralls

--

Elliot Noss

535,844

Michael Cooperman

408,457

David Woroch

366,849

Robin Chase

--

Joichi Ito

--

Erez Gissin

--

Jeffrey Schwartz

--

Lawrence Chamberlain

--
As Of  30 Dec 2014
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