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Ekso Bionics Holdings Inc (EKSO.OQ)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Steven Sherman

69 2014 Independent Chairman of the Board

Thomas Looby

44 2016 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Maximilian Scheder-Bieschin

54 2014 Chief Financial Officer

Russdon Angold

39 2014 Chief Technology Officer

Matthias Stief

2016 Managing Director

Howard Palefksy

2017 Director

Ted Wang

2017 Director

Amy Wendell

56 2015 Director

Dan Boren

41 2014 Independent Director

Marilyn Hamilton

65 2014 Independent Director

Jack Peurach

49 2014 Independent Director

Stanley Stern

59 2014 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Steven Sherman

Mr. Steven Sherman is an Independent Chairman of the Board of Ekso Bionics Holdings, Inc., since December 2013. Mr. Sherman has served on the Board of Ekso Bionics since December 2013. Since 1988, Mr. Sherman has been a member of Sherman Capital Group, a Merchant Banking organization with a portfolio of private and public investments. In addition to the Company, Mr. Sherman is the former Chairman of Purple Wave Inc. Mr. Sherman is a founder of Novatel Wireless, Inc., Vodavi Communications Systems Inc. and Main Street and Main Inc. Previously, Mr. Sherman has served as a director of Telit; Chairman of Airlink Communications, Inc. until its sale to Sierra Wireless, Inc.; Chairman of Executone Information Systems; and as a director of Inter-Tel (Delaware) Incorporated. The Board has concluded that Mr. Sherman is well-qualified to serve on the Board and has the requisite qualifications, skills and perspectives based on, among other factors, his extensive business experience and his financial and investment expertise.

Thomas Looby

Mr. Thomas Looby is President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of the Company. He was Interim Chief Executive Officer of Ekso Bionics Holdings, Inc. Mr. Looby joined the Company in April 2014 as the Company’s Chief Marketing Officer leading the development and execution of the Company’s global hospital and rehabilitation marketing strategy. Prior to joining the Company, from September 2006 to March 2014, Mr. Looby served as Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer at Given Imaging, where he was responsible for worldwide market development for PillCam® capsule endoscopy and other novel diagnostic technologies to gastrointestinal diseases. Prior to joining Given Imaging, Mr. Looby also served as Corporate Director of Marketing and Business Development at Eastman Kodak. Mr. Looby attended the University of Notre Dame where he received a B.S. in Chemical Engineering and received his M.B.A. from the University of Dayton.

Maximilian Scheder-Bieschin

Mr. Maximilian Scheder-Bieschin is Chief Financial Officer of Ekso Bionics Holdings, Inc., From November 2009 until he joined Ekso Bionics, Mr. Scheder-Bieschin was an independent consultant for a number of emerging technology companies, including Ekso Bionics. From March 2007 to October 2009, he was co-founder and CEO of Barefoot Motors, a designer and manufacturer of electric all-terrain vehicles. From October 2005 to February 2007, Mr. Scheder-Bieschin served as President of ZAP, a publicly-traded distributor of electric vehicles. From August 1997 to March 2004, Mr. Scheder-Bieschin lived in Frankfurt, serving in senior investment banking roles for BHF-Bank, ING Barings and Deutsche Bank. Mr. Scheder-Bieschin received his BA in economics from Stanford University. He attended New York University and Stanford University’s Executive Program.

Russdon Angold

Mr. Russ Angold is Chief Technology Officer of Ekso Bionics Holdings, Inc., Mr. From the founding of Ekso Bionics in 2005 until December 2011, Mr. Angold served as Vice President of Engineering. Prior to joining Ekso Bionics, Mr. Angold held various engineering positions at Rain Bird Corporation, Berkeley Process Control and the Irrigation Training and Research Center in San Luis Obispo, California. Mr. Angold is also the Founding President and Chairman of the Bridging Bionics Foundation. Mr. Angold is a registered Professional Mechanical Engineer and holds a bachelor’s degree in BioResource and Agricultural Engineering from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo.

Matthias Stief

Howard Palefksy

Mr. Howard D. Palefksy is Director of the company. Howard Palefsky is a veteran in the healthcare industry who has extensive experience as an entrepreneur, CEO, board chair, director and investor in the life sciences, including medical devices. Mr. Palefsky is currently an active advisor or board member to multiple companies in the healthcare arena, including Olatec Therapeutics, Adigica Health, Life Sciences Alternative Funding and Victoria Capital Management. Previously, he was a managing director at Montreux Equity Partners as well as chairman and CEO of a Montreux portfolio company, NeurogesX. From 1978 to 1997, Mr. Palefsky was the chairman, president and CEO of Collagen Corporation, a pioneer in the aesthetic medicine field. Mr. Palefsky led Collagen from a pre-revenue, venture funded start up through numerous financings, product approvals, international launches and profitability, all of which culminated in Collagen's initial public offering. He then managed the creation of Collagen's spin-off companies and each of their ultimate acquisitions.

Ted Wang

Dr. Ted Wang, Ph.D., serves as Director of the Company. Dr. Wang has served as the Chief Investment Officer of Puissance Capital Management LP, of which he was a founder, since January 2015. Prior to that, Dr. Wang was a Partner of Goldman, Sachs & Co. (“Goldman”), which he joined in 1996 and with which he served in many leadership positions, mostly recently as Co-Head of U.S. Equities Trading and Global Co-Head of One Delta Trading and a member of the Goldman Sachs Risk Committee. Prior to joining Goldman, Dr. Wang co-founded Xeotron Corp., a company specializing in DNA biochips in Texas. Dr. Wang holds a Ph.D. in Physics from the University of Minnesota, an M.B.A. from the University of Texas, Austin, and a B.S. from Fudan University, China.

Amy Wendell

Ms. Amy McBride Wendell is an Director of the EKSO BIONICS HOLDINGS, INC. Since 1986, Amy Wendell has served in a range of leadership positions at Covidien, formerly known as Tyco Healthcare/Kendall, where she led the company's strategic planning and portfolio management functions, as well as all business development initiatives including M&A, integrations, equity investments, divestitures, licensing, distribution, and market intelligence. Amy received a bachelor’s degree from Lawrence Institute of Technology (Mich.) and a master’s degree in biomedical engineering from the University of Illinois.

Dan Boren

Mr. Dan Boren is an Independent Director of Ekso Bionics Holdings, Inc. He has served on the Board of Directors of Ekso Bionics since April 2013. Since January 2013, Mr. Boren has served as the President of Corporate Development for the Chickasaw Nation. Prior to that role, Mr. Boren served as the elected representative of Oklahoma's 2nd Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives from 2005 through 2013. Before his election to the U.S. House of Representatives, Mr. Boren was elected to the Oklahoma House of Representatives from 2002 to 2004. Mr. Boren earned his B.S. in Economics at Texas Christian University and went on to obtain an M.B.A. at the University of Oklahoma. The Board has concluded that Mr. Boren is well-qualified to serve on the Board and has the requisite qualifications, skills and perspectives based on, among other factors, his experience in governance matters and his nomination by CNI Commercial LLC pursuant to their contractual right to nominate a director for election to the Board of Directors.

Marilyn Hamilton

Ms. Marilyn Hamilton is an Independent Director of Ekso Bionics Holdings, Inc., since January 2012. She has served on the Board of Directors of Ekso Bionics since January 2012. In 2009, Ms. Hamilton founded StimDesigns LLC, a neurotechnology company that develops devices and distributes Galileo neuromuscular training devices for rehabilitation and has served as CEO from 2009 to present. In 2007, Ms. Hamilton launched Envision, a professional speaking and medical business consulting company, and has served as its CEO from 2007 to present. Prior to this role, Ms. Hamilton co-founded Motion Designs Inc. in 1979, a manufacturing and marketing company that pioneered innovative custom, ultra-lightweight Quickie wheelchairs that revolutionized the industry. She served in various executive roles in sales, marketing and product development until it was sold ultimately to Sunrise Medical Inc., where Ms. Hamilton served as Global VP. In 1990, Ms. Hamilton founded Winners on Wheels, a coed-scouting program for children in wheelchairs; in 2003 she co-founded Discovery through Design and served as Chairwoman, raising awareness and funds for spinal cord injury research and women's health; for nine years she served as a founding board member and current emeritus board member of The California Endowment, and for four years she has served as an advisory board member of the National Center for Medical Rehabilitation Research at the National Institute of Health. Ms. Hamilton has been a member of The Committee of 200 businesswomen since 1993 whose mission is to foster, celebrate and advance women's leadership in private and public companies. Ms. Hamilton holds a Bachelor of Science in Education and Secondary Teaching Credential from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo.

Jack Peurach

Mr. Jack Peurach is an Independent Director of Ekso Bionics Holdings, Inc. He has served on the Board of Directors of Ekso Bionics since January 2012. Since 2011, Mr. Peurach has been the Executive Vice President, Products for SunPower Corp (NASDAQ: SPWR), where he is responsible for all aspects of SunPower's PV modules and residential, commercial and utility PV systems. Prior to this role, from 2009 to 2011, Mr. Peurach served as Executive Vice President, Research and Development for SunPower, where he led the research and development efforts of the PV Cells, Modules and Systems. From 2008 to 2009, Mr. Peurach was the Vice President of the Advanced Product Development Group, and from 2007 to 2008, Mr. Peurach was the Senior Director of Product Development at SunPower. Prior to SunPower's acquisition of PowerLight in 2007, Mr. Peurach served as PowerLight's Vice President of Product Development. Earlier in his career, Mr. Peurach was a strategy consultant for Mercer Management Consulting and director of engineering at Berkeley Process Control, Inc. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering from Michigan State University, a Master of Science degree in mechanical engineering from the University of California, Berkeley, and a Master of Business administration, finance and entrepreneurship from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. The Board has concluded that Mr. Peurach is well-qualified to serve on the Board and has the requisite qualifications, skills and perspectives based on, among other factors, his product development experience and strategic insight.

Stanley Stern

Mr. Stanley Stern is Independent Director of the EKSO BIONICS HOLDINGS, INC. He currently is Managing Partner of Alnitak Capital, which he founded in 2013, to provide Board level strategic advisory services, primarily in technology related industries. Before founding Alnitak, Mr. Stern was a Managing Director at Oppenheimer & Co. from 1982 to 2000 and from 2004 to 2013, where, among other positions, he led the firm’s investment banking department and technology investment banking groups. Mr. Stern also held roles at Salomon Brothers, STI Ventures and C.E. Unterberg. Mr. Stern is currently the Chairman of the Board of Audiocodes Inc., a leader in VOIP infrastructure equipment, a member of the Board and Chairman of the Audit Committee of Foamix, Inc., and a member of the board of Sodastream, the global leader of at home beverage makers. Previously Mr. Stern was a member of the Board of Directors of Given Imaging and a Member of the Board of Directors of Fundtech Inc., and Chairman of the Board of Tucows, Inc. Mr. Stern holds a B.A. in Economics and Accounting from City University of New York, Queens College, and an M.B.A. from Harvard University. The Board has concluded that Mr. Stern is well-qualified to serve on the Board and has the requisite qualifications, skills and perspectives based on, among other factors, his extensive business and finance experience, particularly in technology related industries.