People: Vringo Inc (VRNG.OQ)

VRNG.OQ on NASDAQ Stock Exchange Capital Market

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1 Aug 2014
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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Andrew Lang

47 2013 President, Chief Technology Officer, Director

Andrew Perlman

36 2012 Chief Executive Officer, Director

Anastasia Nyrkovskaya

37 2013 Chief Financial Officer

Alexander Berger

30 2012 Chief Operating Officer, Secretary, Director

David Cohen

43 2013 Chief Legal and Intellectual Property Officer

H. Van Sinclair

61 2013 Lead Independent Director

John Engelman

58 2010 Independent Director

Ashley Keller

35 2012 Independent Director

Noel Spiegel

66 2013 Independent Director

Donald Stout

67 2012 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Andrew Lang

Mr. Andrew Kennedy Lang is President, Chief Technology Officer, Director of Vringo, Inc. Mr. Lang has served as President, Chief Technology Officer and a director since July 19, 2012 (date of the merger) and served as President, Chief Executive Officer, Chief Technology Officer and a director of Innovate/Protect from June 22, 2011 to July 19, 2012. Mr. Lang has been an inventor and entrepreneur for over two decades. Mr. Lang founded WiseWire Corporation in 1995 and sold it to Lycos in 1998 for $39.75 million. He served as the Chief Technology Officer of Lycos prior to its sale to Terra Networks in 2000 for $5.4 billion. Thereafter, Mr. Lang served from 2001 to 2006 as Chief Executive Officer of Lightspace Corporation, an active gaming technology company. Mr. Lang is a graduate of Duke University where he finished second in his class and holds Bachelor’s degrees in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Mathematics, and Physics. Mr. Lang holds a Master’s degree in Computer Science from Carnegie Mellon University

Andrew Perlman

Mr. Andrew Perlman serves as Chief Executive Officer, Director of Vringo Inc. He has served as our Chief Executive Officer since March 2012, as our President from April 2010 to July 2012 and a member of our board of directors since September 2009. From February 2009 to March 2010, Mr. Perlman served as vice president of global digital business development at EMI Music Group, where he was responsible for leading distribution deals with digital partners for EMI’s music and video content. From May 2007 to February 2009, Mr. Perlman served as General Manager of our United States operations as well as our Senior Vice President Content & Community. In this position, Mr. Perlman managed our United States operations and led our content and social community partnerships. From June 2005 to May 2007, Mr. Perlman was senior vice president of digital media at Classic Media, Inc., a global media company with a portfolio of kids, family and pop-culture entertainment brands. In his position with Classic Media, Mr. Perlman led the company’s partnerships across video gaming, online and mobile distribution. From June 2001 to May 2005, Mr. Perlman served as general manager for the Rights Group, LLC and its predecessors, a mobile content, marketing and mobile fan club company, where he oversaw mobile marketing campaigns for major international brands and artists such as Visa, Pepsi, Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake. Mr. Perlman holds a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from the School of Business and Public Management at George Washington University.

Anastasia Nyrkovskaya

Ms. Anastasia Nyrkovskaya is Chief Financial Officer of Vringo, Inc. Ms. Nyrkovskaya joined the Company in May 2013 as Chief Financial Officer. Ms. Nyrkovskaya has over fifteen years of accounting experience. Prior to joining the Company, from 2011, Ms. Nyrkovskaya served as Vice President and Assistant Global Controller at NBCUniversal Media, LLC. From 2008 to 2011, while also at NBCUniversal Media, LLC, Ms. Nyrkovskaya served as Vice President, Corporate Finance and Business Development, where she structured merger and acquisition transactions and partnerships. From 2006 to 2008, Ms. Nyrkovskaya was a Director in Corporate Finance and Business Development at NBCUniversal Media, LLC. From 1998 to 2006, Ms. Nyrkovskaya served in the Audit and Assurance practice at KPMG LLP. Ms. Nyrkovskaya is a Certified Public Accountant and received an advanced degree in economics and business administration from Moscow State University of Publishing and Printing Arts.

Alexander Berger

Mr. Alexander R. Berger is Chief Operating Officer, Secretary, Director of Vringo Inc. He has served as Chief Operating Officer, Secretary and a director since July 19, 2012 (date of the merger) and served as Innovate/Protect’s Chief Operating Officer, Chief Financial Officer, Secretary and Treasurer and a director from June 8, 2011 to July 19, 2012. Prior to joining Innovate/Protect, from February 2008 to August 2011, Mr. Berger was employed at Hudson Bay Capital Management LP, most recently as a Vice President. From 2005 to 2007, Mr. Berger was an aide to the President’s energy and environmental policy adviser at the White House. Earlier, Mr. Berger developed the Maestro vetting system, which was implemented by the White House staff in 2003 to systematically research individuals and organizations. Mr. Berger holds a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from The George Washington University.

David Cohen

Mr. David L. Cohen, Esq., is Chief Legal and Intellectual Property Officer of Vringo Inc. Mr. Cohen oversees the Company’s world-wide efforts in intellectual property development and monetization. Prior to joining Innovate/Protect, Mr. Cohen was Senior Litigation Counsel at Nokia, where among his other duties, he oversaw many of Nokia’s litigations Mr. Cohen has also worked in private practice in Lerner David Littenberg Krumholz & Mentlik, LLP from 2004 to 2007 and Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP from 2000 to 2004. Before practicing law, Mr. Cohen earned a BA and MA from the Johns Hopkins University in the history of science and history; an M.Phil in the history and philosophy of science from Cambridge University, an MA (with distinction) in legal and political theory from University College London, and a J.D. (cum laude) from Northwestern University School of Law, where he was an associate editor of the Law Review. Mr. Cohen received the Sara Norton prize from Cambridge University and the First Prize in Lowden-Wigmore Prizes for Legal Scholarship from Northwestern. Mr. Cohen clerked for The Honorable Chief Judge Gregory W. Carman of the Court of International Trade.

H. Van Sinclair

Mr. H. Van Sinclair is Lead Independent Director of Vringo, Inc. Mr. Sinclair has been director since July 19, 2012 and a director of Innovate/Protect since November 7, 2011 and until the consummation of the merger. Since 2003, Mr. Sinclair has served as President, Chief Executive Officer and General Counsel of The RLJ Companies, the investment company organized by Robert L. Johnson, the founder of Black Entertainment Television. The RLJ Companies owns or holds interests in diverse businesses, including private equity, financial services, asset management, insurance services, automobile dealerships, film production, sports and entertainment and video lottery terminal gaming. Mr. Sinclair currently serves as a director of RLJ Entertainment, Inc. a publicly traded company in the media rights business, and formerly served as President and a director of RLJ Acquisition, Inc., a publicly traded Special Purpose Acquisition Company that is now a subsidiary through merger of RLJ Entertainment, Inc. Mr. Sinclair also sits on additional boards of RLJ portfolio investment companies. Mr. Sinclair has also served as Vice President of Legal and Business Affairs for RLJ Urban Lodging Funds, a private equity fund which concentrated on limited and focused service hotels; for RLJ Development, the RLJ Companies’ hotel and hospitality company; and as Acting President of the Charlotte Bobcats, the NBA franchise located in Charlotte, North Carolina. Mr. Sinclair holds a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics and a Master’s degree in business administration from the University of Rochester, and a J.D. from The George Washington University.

John Engelman

Mr. John Engelman is an Independent Director of Vringo Inc. Mr. Engelman also serves as an independent director of Hemisphere Media Group, Inc., a publically traded Hispanic media company that owns and operates television stations and cable networks in the U.S., Puerto Rico and Latin America. Mr. Engelman was a co-founder of Classic Media, Inc., a global media company specializing in family and children’s entertainment where he served as co-chief executive officer until 2012. During that time, he launched television and consumer products driven brands based on iconic entertainment properties such as Lassie, Casper the Friendly Ghost, Frosty the Snowman and Bullwinkle and Rocky. Mr. Engelman developed monetization strategies and oversaw the roll up of intellectual property assets from diverse rights holders. In August 2012, Classic Media was acquired by DreamWorks Animation SKG where Mr. Engelman currently co-heads the DreamWorks Classics division. From 2007 to 2009, Mr. Engelman was co-chief executive officer of Boomerang Media, Inc., an acquisition company controlled by GTCR Golder Rauner. From 1997 to 2001, he was an operating partner with Pegasus Capital Advisors and a managing director of Brener International Group, LLC. From 1991 to 1996, Mr. Engelman was President of Broadway Video, Inc., a producer of live television and motion pictures. He began his career as a partner at the Los Angeles law firm of Irell & Manella. Mr. Engelman has a J.D. from Harvard Law School and a B.A. in Government from Harvard College.

Ashley Keller

Mr. Ashley Keller is Independent Director of Vringo, Inc. Mr. Keller is a is co-founder and Chief Investment Officer of Gerchen Keller Capital, LLC, a private investment firm formed to invest in complex commercial legal claims. Prior to co-founding Gerchen Keller Capital, Mr. Keller was a special situations Analyst at Alyeska Investment Group, a hedge fund based in Chicago. In that position, he focused on investments in companies facing complex regulatory, legal, and other matters. Prior to joining Alyeska, Mr. Keller was an attorney with an array of experience in complex and high-stakes commercial litigation. He was a Partner at Bartlit Beck Herman Palenchar & Scott LLP, where he handled various trial and appellate matters involving securities and patent cases, contractual disputes, and mass-tort class actions. Before practicing law, Mr. Keller clerked for Judge Richard Posner at the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit and Justice Anthony Kennedy at the Supreme Court of the United States. Mr. Keller graduated magna cum laude from Harvard University with a degree in government. He received an MBA with high honors from the University Of Chicago Booth School Of Business, where he graduated in the top 5% of his class. He earned his J.D. with highest honors from the University of Chicago Law School, where he graduated first in his class.

Noel Spiegel

Mr. Noel J. Spiegel is Independent Director of Vringo, Inc. Mr. Spiegel is currently a director of American Eagle Outfitters, Inc., where he serves as chairman of the Audit Committee and a member of the Compensation Committee, as well as a director of Radian Group, Inc., where he serves as a member of the Audit Committee. Mr. Spiegel was a partner at Deloitte & Touche LLP, where he practiced from September 1969 until his retirement in May 2010. In his over forty year career at Deloitte, he served in numerous management positions, including Deputy Managing Partner, member of the Executive Committee and Partner-in-Charge of Audit Operations in Deloitte’s New York Office. Mr. Spiegel also served as Managing Partner of Deloitte's Transaction Assurance practice, Global Offerings and International Financial Reporting Standards practice, and Technology, Media and Telecommunications practice for the Northeast Region. Mr. Spiegel holds a B.S. from Long Island University, and attended the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School.

Donald Stout

Mr. Donald E. Stout is Independent Director of Vringo Inc. In a career spanning over forty years, Mr. Stout has been involved in virtually all facets of intellectual property law. Mr. Stout has been a senior partner at the law firm of Antonelli, Terry, Stout and Kraus, LLP since 1982. As an attorney in private practice, Mr. Stout has focused on litigation, licensing and representation of clients before the USPTO in diverse technological areas. From 1971 to 1972, Mr. Stout worked as a law clerk for two members of the USPTO Board of Appeals and, from 1968 to 1972. Mr. Stout was an assistant examiner at the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), where he focused on patent applications covering radio and television technologies. Mr. Stout has written and prosecuted hundreds of patent applications in diverse technologies, rendered opinions on patent infringement and validity, and has testified as an expert witness regarding obtaining and prosecuting patents. Mr. Stout is also the co-founder of NTP Inc., which licensed Research in Motion (RIM), the maker of the Blackberry handheld devices, for $612.5 million to settle a patent infringement action. Mr. Stout serves on the board of directors of Augme Technologies, Inc. (AUGT) and of Tessera Technologies, Inc. (TSRA). Mr. Stout is a member of the bars of the District of Columbia and Virginia, and is admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of the United States, the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and the USPTO. Mr. Stout holds a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering, with distinction, from Pennsylvania State University, and a J.D., with honors, from The George Washington University.

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

Andrew Lang

--

Andrew Perlman

2,367,180

Anastasia Nyrkovskaya

--

Alexander Berger

2,310,150

David Cohen

915,216

H. Van Sinclair

--

John Engelman

--

Ashley Keller

--

Noel Spiegel

--

Donald Stout

--
As Of 30 Dec 2013
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