People: Unwired Planet Inc (UPIP.O)

UPIP.O on Nasdaq

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19 Dec 2014
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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Philip Vachon

54 2014 Chairman of the Board, Principal Executive Officer

Eric Vetter

51

Mark Thompson

53 2014 Principal Financial Officer, Principal Accounting Officer

Daniel Mendez

49 2011 Vice President, General Manager - Intellectual Property Division

Timothy Robbins

38 2011 Vice President, General Manager - Intellectual Property Division

Richard Chernicoff

2014 Independent Director

Dallas Clement

48 2014 Independent Director

Andrew Dodge

2014 Independent Director

Mark Jensen

63 2012 Independent Director

Gregory Landis

59 2013 Independent Director

William Marino

2013 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Philip Vachon

Mr. Philip A. Vachon is Chairman of the Board, Principal Executive Officer of Unwired Planet Inc. He has served as one of our directors since June 2013 and as Chairman of the Board since July 2013. In 2009, Mr. Vachon co-founded IPMG AG, a privately-held global intellectual property licensing firm, where he currently serves as a director. From 2006 to 2008, Mr. Vachon advised one of the world’s largest patent holders on licensing to the telecommunications industry. Mr. Vachon served as President of Liberate International, a software and services firm that serviced the telecommunications industry, from 2003 to 2007. Mr. Vachon previously served on the board of directors of Hostess Brands from 2007 to 2009. The Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee believes that Mr. Vachon’s experience as an executive officer at several technology companies and in the telecommunications licensing industry qualifies him to serve as the Chairman of the Board.

Eric Vetter

Mr. Eric Vetter is no longer serves as President, Chief Administrative Officer of Unwired Planet, Inc., effective as of November 18, 2014. Eric Vetter has served as our Chief Financial and Administrative Officer since joining the Company in November 2012. In June 2013, he was also appointed as President of the Company. Mr. Vetter has worked in finance and operations roles in technology, appliances and gaming industries over the past 25 years. In 2012, Mr. Vetter was an internal commercial and operations excellence consultant to the President and CFO at Aristocrat Gaming. Prior to that, he spent 11 years with International Game Technology in a variety of positions, including Vice President of International Business Development and Senior Vice President of Finance and Accounting. Mr. Vetter holds a BS in Business Administration from the University of Nevada, Reno and a Masters in International Management from Thunderbird School of Global Management.

Mark Thompson

Mr. Mark G. Thompson is Principal Financial Officer, Principal Accounting Officer of Unwired Planet, Inc. Mr. Thompson is Vice President of The Brenner Group, a financial consultancy firm, a position he has held since April 2011. He currently also serves as Chief Financial Officer of Affymax, Inc. on a contract basis. Prior to the Brenner Group, from 2008 to 2010 he was Chief Financial Officer of Venrock, a venture capital firm. From 2003 to 2007 he was Chief Financial Officer of Spark Networks (NYSE “LOV”). He previously held financial positions at Solidus Networks, Vectiv, PeopleSoft, Chiron and Chevron. Mr. Thompson holds a B.S. from Texas A&M University and an M.B.A. from the University of California at Berkeley.

Daniel Mendez

Mr. Daniel Mendez is Vice President, General Manager - Intellectual Property Division of Unwired Planet Inc., since December 2011. Daniel Mendez has served as our Vice President and General Manager, Intellectual Property Division since December 2011. From January 2011 to present, Mr. Mendez has also served as co-founder and Managing Director of Savoy Innovation Partners, an IP services firm. From October 2010 to December 2011, Mr. Mendez managed his personal investments. From October 1996 to October 2010, Mr. Mendez served as co-founder, Vice President and Chief Technology Officer of Good Technology, Inc., formerly Visto Corporation, a mobile technology company. Mr. Mendez received his BA in Computer Science with a concentration in Cognitive Psychology from Harvard University.

Timothy Robbins

Mr. Timothy Robbins is Vice President, General Manager - Intellectual Property Division of Unwired Planet Inc., since November 2011. Tim Robbins has served as our Vice President and General Manager, Intellectual Property Division since November 2011. From January 2011 to present, Mr. Robbins has also served as cofounder and Managing Director of Savoy Innovation Partners, an IP services firm. From March 2004 to January 2011, Mr. Robbins served as Vice President and General Counsel of Good Technology, Inc. (formerly Visto Corporation), a mobile technology company. Mr. Robbins received his BA in Business/Economics from the University of California, Los Angeles and his JD from the University of Virginia, School of Law.

Richard Chernicoff

Mr. Richard Chernicoff is an Independent Director of Unwired Planet, Inc. Mr. Chernicoff has many years of intellectual property litigation and licensing experience. Mr. Chernicoff was president of Tessera Intellectual Property Corp. His prior experience includes running corporate development and the intellectual property business of SanDisk Corporation and as President of Unity Semiconductor, which was acquired by Rambus. Earlier in his career, Mr. Chernicoff focused on mergers and acquisitions at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, and on technology-driven mergers and acquisitions at Brobeck, Phleger & Harrison LLP. Mr. Chernicoff received his B.S. degree in Accounting from California State University, Northridge and a J.D. from St. John’s University School of Law, New York.

Dallas Clement

Mr. Dallas Clement is an Independent Director of Unwired planet Inc. Previously, Mr. Clement served in several leadership positions spanning 20 years at Cox Communications, leading Cox’s strategy and product management organizations. As the executive vice president and chief strategy and product management officer, Mr. Clement led the development of the company’s long-term planning process, steered Cox to new industries and businesses and provided leadership across the company’s product lines. He also spearheaded Cox’s early wireless strategy and oversaw the execution of spectrum acquisition, business model evaluation, team development, wholesale negotiations, network build and go-to-market positioning. Mr. Clement serves as a director of Airo, a wireless device company and is also a named inventor with patents in the communications sector. Mr. Clement received a Bachelor of Arts in applied mathematics and economics from Harvard College and holds a Master of Science in engineering-economic systems from Stanford University.

Andrew Dodge

Mr. Andrew M. Dodge is an Independent Director of Unwired Planet Inc., Mr. Dodge is currently an Investment Partner of Indaba Capital Management, L.P. An affiliate of Indaba Capital Management is the largest shareholder of Unwired Planet. Prior to joining Indaba Capital Management, Mr. Dodge was an associate at Sageview Capital, LP and an analyst at Sankaty Advisors, LLC. Mr. Dodge graduated cum laude from Harvard University with an A.B. in Economics.

Mark Jensen

Mr. Mark E. Jensen is an Independent Director of Unwired Planet, Inc. Mark Jensen has served as one of our directors since October 2012. From October 2001 until his retirement in June 2012, Mr. Jensen was an executive at Deloitte & Touche LLP, where he held a variety of positions, including U.S. Managing Partner-Audit and Enterprise Risk Services, Technology Industry and U.S. Managing Partner-Venture Capital Services Group. Mr. Jensen currently serves on the boards of directors of Lattice Semiconductor Corporation, a developer and manufacturer of semiconductor devices, and ForeScout Technologies, Inc., a leading provider of real-time network security solutions for business enterprises and government organizations. Prior to joining Deloitte & Touche LLP, Mr. Jensen was the Chief Financial Officer of Redleaf Group. Mr. Jensen brings to the Board significant experience and in-depth knowledge of public company financial reporting and accounting, specifically with companies in the technology industry. His numerous leadership positions at two international accounting firms is extremely valuable to the Board in its oversight of the Company’s financial reporting and filing obligations.

Gregory Landis

Mr. Gregory P. Landis has been appointed as an Independent Director of Unwired Planet, Inc., effective July 26, 2013. Gregory P. Landis has served as one of our directors since July 2013. Since January 1, 2013, Mr. Landis has served as General Counsel of TerraPower LLC, a nuclear energy research and development company. From November 2007 until June 2011, Mr. Landis served as General Counsel at Intellectual Ventures, an invention and patent acquisition and licensing company. Mr. Landis was the General Counsel of Vulcan Inc. from 2005 to 2007, and from 1995 to 2005 was the General Counsel of AT&T Wireless, where he also served as Executive Vice President and Corporate Secretary. He is a member of the board of directors of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights, a public policy and advocacy organization, and a prior member of the boards of CTIA, a wireless communications trade association, and the Seattle Children’s Theater. He also previously served as Chairman of the Board of Equal Justice Works, a non-profit organization that enables attorneys to provide pro bono legal services to communities in need. The Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee believes that Mr. Landis’ extensive experience in the telecommunications industry, as well as in intellectual property licensing and acquisition matters, makes him well-suited to the Company’s business strategy and direction.

William Marino

Mr. William Marino has been appointed as an Independent Director of Unwired Planet Inc., with effect from June 04, 2013. William Marino has served as one of our directors since June 2013. Mr. Marino is currently Chief Executive Officer of Pragmatus LLC, a privately-held intellectual property licensing firm. Since January 2011, Mr. Marino has served as Chief Intellectual Property Officer of ObjectVideo, a provider of intelligent video analytics software for security, public safety, business intelligence and other applications. From October 2007 to June 2010, Mr. Marino served as Chief Executive Officer of Saxon Innovations, LLC, an intellectual property licensing company in the networking, wireless and wired voice and data communications industry. From October 2005 until June 2010, Mr. Marino also served as partner and General Counsel for Altitude Capital Partners, a private investment fund focused on investing in intellectual property. Mr. Marino holds an undergraduate degree in Biochemistry from the University of Massachusetts and a Juris Doctor from Suffolk University, and he is registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Mr. Marino brings to the Board significant experience in intellectual property licensing and strategy matters, and the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee believes that his industry knowledge makes him a qualified Board member.

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