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Odyssey Marine Exploration Inc (OMEX.OQ)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Gregory Stemm

57 2014 Chairman of the Board

Jay Nudi

52 2017 Chief Financial Officer, Chief Accounting Officer, Treasurer

John Longley

48 2014 Chief Operating Officer

Laura Barton

52 2012 Executive Vice President, Director of Communications

Mark Gordon

55 2014 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Mark Justh

50 2013 Independent Director

David Saul

75 2001 Independent Director

Jon Sawyer

69 2009 Independent Director

Ron Both

IR Contact Officer

Biographies

Name Description

Gregory Stemm

Mr. Gregory P. Stemm is the Chairman of the Board of Odyssey Marine Exploration, Inc. He is no longer serves as Chief Executive Officer of Odyssey Marine Exploration Inc. He has served as Chief Executive Officer since January 2008 and served as Chairman from 2008 to 2010. In his present capacity, Mr. Stemm is responsible for strategic planning and general execution of business plan. He previously served as Co-Chairman from 2006 to 2008 and as a Director and Executive Vice President since May 1994. During that time he was responsible for research and operations on all shipwreck projects. Mr. Stemm has experience in managing shipwreck exploration operations since entering the field in 1986, including deep-ocean search and robotic archaeological excavation on a number of projects. A panelist at the 1998 Law of the Sea Institute, Mr. Stemm was appointed for four consecutive terms to the United States delegation to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) meeting to negotiate the “Draft Convention for the Protection of Underwater Cultural Heritage.” He was selected as a Fellow of the Explorers Club, and was the founder and past-president of the Professional Shipwreck Explorers Association (ProSEA). Mr. Stemm served as a founding director (1986-93) and international president (1992-93) of YEO (Young Entrepreneurs Organization) and was also a founding member of the World Entrepreneurs Organization, where he served on the International Board of Directors (1997-98).

Jay Nudi

Mr. Jay A. Nudi is Chief Financial Officer, Chief Accounting Officer, Treasurer of Odyssey Marine Exploration Inc. He has served as Treasurer since June 2010 and Principal Accounting Officer of the Company since January 2006. Mr. Nudi has been with the Company since May 2005 as Corporate Controller and has over 20 years of accounting and management experience. Mr. Nudi is a certified public accountant. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Nudi served as Controller for The Axis Group in Atlanta where he began in 2003. The Axis Group provides logistic solutions and services to the automotive industry. From 2001 to 2003, he served as a consultant to various companies on specific value-added tasks. From 2000 to 2001, Mr. Nudi was Director of Financial Reporting for OneSource, Inc., provider of facilities management. From 1997 to 2000, he served as Corporate Controller for Acsys, Inc., a national recruiting firm that was publicly held until it was acquired in 2000. Mr. Nudi received a B.S. degree in Accounting from Pennsylvania State University in 1985.

John Longley

John D. Longley, Jr., is Chief Operating Officer of Odyssey Marine Exploration, Inc. Previously, Mr. Longley served as Senior Vice President, Director of Sales and Business Operations, since 2013, and Vice President, Director of Business Development since 2012. He joined Odyssey in 2005 as Director of Business Development. With over 25 years of marketing and business strategy experience, he has been integral in growing the company’s business opportunities including its attractions, the monetization of valuable shipwreck finds and exploring new deep-ocean opportunities that utilize Odyssey’s core competencies. Mr. Longley has an instrumental role in executing major marketing programs and projects at Odyssey. Following the Gairsoppa silver recovery operations that took place in 2012 and 2013, Mr. Longley led the program to monetize the 110 tons of shipwreck silver bullion, which constituted the world’s largest precious metals recovery from a shipwreck in history. Mr. Longley also orchestrated the development of Odyssey’s global distribution network for shipwreck coins and collectibles, which now reaches millions of shipwreck collectible buyers, and directs Odyssey’s traveling exhibit SHIPWRECK! which has been on a tour through 13 North American cities since 2005 and continues today. Prior to joining Odyssey, Mr. Longley served as Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Public Imagery from 2003 to 2005 and Director of Retail Marketing for Office Depot North American stores from 1998 to 2003. Mr. Longley graduated with a Bachelors of Science degree in Communications with a specialty in Advertising from Florida State University in 1989.

Laura Barton

Ms. Laura Lionetti Barton is Executive Vice President, Director of Communications of Odyssey Marine Exploration Inc., since June 2012. She formerly served as Vice President of Communications from November 2007 to June 2012. Ms. Barton directs marketing and corporate communications activities and media content development for the Company. Previously, Ms. Barton served as Director of Corporate Communications and Marketing for Odyssey since July 2003. From June 1994 to July 2003, she was President of LLB Communications, a marketing and communications consulting company that served a variety of broadcast networks, stations and distributors, and Odyssey. Prior to founding LLB Communications, Ms. Barton served in various marketing, promotions, publicity and creative services positions in local and network television since 1983. Ms. Barton received a B.A. degree in Mass Communication from the University of South Florida.

Mark Gordon

Mr. Mark D. Gordon is President, Chief Executive Officer, Chief Operating Officer, Director of Odyssey Marine Exploration, Inc. He has served as President and Chief Operating Officer since October 2007 and as a Director since January 2008. He was named Executive Vice President of Sales in January 2007, in which capacity he was responsible for the Attraction, Business Development and Retail Merchandising operations for the Company. He joined the Company in June 2005 as Director of Business Development. Prior to joining Odyssey, Mr. Gordon started, owned, and managed four different entrepreneurial ventures from 1987 to 2003, including Synergy Networks, which he founded in 1993 and served as Chief Executive Officer until September 2003, when the company was sold to the Rockefeller Group. He continued to serve as President of Rockefeller Group Technology Services Mid Atlantic (RGTSMA), a member of Rockefeller Group International, until December 2004. Mr. Gordon received a B.S. degree in Business Administration in 1982 and an MBA degree in 1983 from the American University. As a shipwreck diver with the National Diving Center in Washington, D.C., he has conducted hundreds of dives and explorations on shipwrecks and was the first person to discover and dive on the wreck of the S.S. Proteus, a ship that had been missing since the early 1900s.

Mark Justh

Mr. Mark B. Justh is an Independent Director of Odyssey Marine Exploration Inc., effective July 25, 2013. Justh previously served for 12 years at JP Morgan. There he was a managing director and head of Pan Asian Equities Distribution in Hong Kong. During his tenure at JP Morgan he was also responsible for Cash Equities Distribution in the Americas. Prior to JP Morgan, he was a partner at a startup fund in the media space, HPJ Media Ventures/DeNovo Capital. Earlier in his career, he was a vice president at Goldman Sachs International in International Equities. Justh holds a B.A. in economics from Princeton University, an M.S. degree in real estate finance from New York University, and an MBA from INSEAD (Fontainebleau, France). He was also honorably discharged from the U.S. Army Reserve as a first lieutenant in the Medical Service Corps.

David Saul

Dr. David J. Saul is an Independent Director of Odyssey Marine Exploration Inc., since October 2001. Dr. Saul was Bermuda’s Minister of Finance from 1989 to 1995, and Premier of Bermuda from 1995 to 1997. In addition to his public service background, Dr. Saul held two senior posts with Fidelity Investments, from 1984 through 1995, as the President of Fidelity Bermuda and Executive Vice President of Fidelity International. He retired from the firm in 1999 but remains a Director of Fidelity’s main international Board, and a Director of some 40 other Fidelity companies around the world - including the U.K., Bermuda, Jersey, Tokyo, Hong Kong, Cayman Islands, Luxembourg and Taiwan. Dr. Saul’s professional activities include two stints as a Director of the Bermuda Monetary Authority (Bermuda’s Central Bank), and until 2010 as a Director of Lombard Odier Darier Trust Ltd. (Bermuda), a subsidiary of the Swiss Bank, and until 2010 as a Director of the London Steam Ship Owners’ Mutual Insurance Association (Bermuda) Ltd., at which time he retired from these two boards. A keen oceanographer with a passion for shipwrecks and the sea, he was a founding Trustee of the Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute and a founding Director of the Professional Shipwreck Explorers Association.

Jon Sawyer

Mr. Jon D. Sawyer is an Independent Director of Odyssey Marine Exploration Inc., since November 2009. He has served as chairman of the Governance and Nominating Committee from November 2009 until June 2011 and the Compensation Committee since March 2011. He is a practicing securities attorney with the firm of Jin, Schauer & Saad, LLC in Denver, Colorado, where he has worked since March 2009. He started his securities law career working for the Denver Regional Office of the Securities and Exchange Commission as a trial attorney for three years from 1976 to 1979. He worked the next 27 years practicing securities law in private practice, and during this time he served as securities counsel for Odyssey from 1997 to 2006. He was a partner with the Denver law firm of Krys Boyle, P.C. from November 1996 until June 2007. From June 2007 until March 2009 he was a co-owner and worked full time in various capacities including President and general counsel for Professional Recovery Systems, LLC, a privately held financial services firm engaged in the business of purchasing, selling and collecting portfolios of consumer charged-off debt.

Ron Both

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

Gregory Stemm

532,124

Jay Nudi

329,838

John Longley

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Laura Barton

443,465

Mark Gordon

1,423,810

Mark Justh

--

David Saul

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Jon Sawyer

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Ron Both

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As Of  30 Dec 2014

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