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Rubicon Technology Inc (RBCN.OQ)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Timothy Brog

53 2017 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Mardel Graffy

55 2014 Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer, Secretary

Christine Richardson

2015 Chief Technology Officer

Jefferson Gramm

42 2017 Independent Director

Michael Mikolajczyk

63 2004 Independent Director

Raymond Spencer

65 2008 Independent Director

Susan Westphal

2017 Independent Director

Dee Johnson

Vice President Investor Relations

Biographies

Name Description

Timothy Brog

Mr. Timothy E. Brog is President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of the Company. He is the President of Locksmith Capital Management LLC. Previously, he served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Peerless Systems Corporation from June 2008 to February 2015, Chief Executive Officer from August 2010 to March 2015 and a director beginning in July 2007. Mr. Brog served as a Managing Director and portfolio manager to Locksmith Value Opportunity Fund LP from September 2007 to August 2010. He served as Managing Director of E2 Investment Partners LLC, a special purpose vehicle to invest in Peerless, from March 2007 to July 2008. Prior to his experience at Locksmith Capital and E2 Investment Partners, Mr. Brog was President of Pembridge Capital Management LLC and the portfolio manager of Pembridge Value Opportunity Fund LP, a deep value hedge fund, from June 2004 to September 2007. He also worked as the Managing Director of The Edward Andrews Group Inc., a boutique investment bank from 1996 to 2007, and from 1989 to 1995, Mr. Brog was a corporate finance and mergers and acquisitions associate of the law firm Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP. Mr. Brog is currently a Director of Eco-Bat Technologies Limited and has previously served as Chairman of the Board and Chairman of the Audit Committee of Deer Valley Corporation from October 2014 to April 2015 and as a member of the Board of Directors of the Topps Company Inc. from July 2006 to October 2007. From March 2015 until March 16, 2017, Mr. Brog, age 53, served as the president of Locksmith Capital Management LLC, an investment advisory firm. His legal, investment banking, executive management and financial analysis experience position him well to serve as a director of Rubicon. Mr. Brog received a J.D. from Fordham University School of Law in 1989 and a B.A. from Tufts University in 1986.

Mardel Graffy

Ms. Mardel A. Graffy is Chief Financial Officer, Secretary and Treasurer of the Company., since December 15, 2014. Ms. Graffy joined the Company in January 2005 and has most recently served as the Vice President-Financial Operations, a position she was promoted to in September 2014. Prior to that, Ms. Graffy served as Vice President-Finance since July 2008, from December 2007 to June 2008, Ms. Graffy served as the Controller of the Company, and from January 2005 to November 2007, she served as the Director of Finance.

Christine Richardson

Jefferson Gramm

Mr. Jefferson P. Gramm serves as Independent Director of the Company. He is a portfolio manager at Bandera Partners, a value-oriented investment partnership. Mr. Gramm has been in his present position with Bandera since 2006. He is Chairman of the Board of Tandy Leather Factory, where he has been a Director since 2014. His prior experience includes serving as Managing Director of Arklow Capital, LLC, a hedge fund manager focused on distressed and value investments, from October 2004 to July 2006. He was a Director of Ambassadors Group Inc., Morgan’s Foods Inc. and Peerless Systems Corp. He received an M.B.A. from Columbia University in 2003 and an A.B. in Philosophy from University of Chicago in 1996.

Michael Mikolajczyk

Mr. Michael E. Mikolajczyk is the Independent Director of Rubicon Technology, Inc. Since September 2003, Mr. Mikolajczyk also serves as a member of our Audit and Compensation Committees. Since September 2003, Mr. Mikolajczyk has served as managing director of Catalyst Capital Management, LLC, a private equity firm. From 2001 through 2003, Mr. Mikolajczyk worked as an independent consultant providing business and financial advisory services to early stage and mid-cap companies. Mr. Mikolajczyk also served as vice chairman of Diamond Management & Technology Consultants, Inc., a management and technology consulting firm, from 2000 to 2001, president from 1998 to 2000 and chief financial officer from 1994 to 1998. Mr. Mikolajczyk served as chief financial officer of Technology Solutions Company, a business solutions provider, from 1993 to 1994. Mr. Mikolajczyk served as a director of Diamond Management & Technology Consultants, Inc. from 1994 to 2010 and served as director of Kanbay International, Inc. from 2004 to 2007. Mr. Mikolajczyk is a CPA in the State of Michigan and holds a BS in business from Wayne State University and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Raymond Spencer

Mr. Raymond J. Spencer is the Independent Director of Rubicon Technology, Inc., since January 28, 2008. Since January 2011, Mr. Spencer has been the chairman of the South Australian Economic Development Board. From February 2007 to December 2009, Mr. Spencer served as chief executive officer of the Financial Services Strategic Business Unit of Capgemini SA, a provider of consulting, technology and outsourcing services. From February 1989 to February 2007, Mr. Spencer served as chairman and chief executive officer of Kanbay International, Inc., an information technology services firm. From 1970 to 1989, Mr. Spencer was employed by the Institute of Cultural Affairs (ICA), a not-for-profit development organization. At ICA, Mr. Spencer was the country head for India from 1970 to 1976 and was later involved in worldwide fundraising, government relations and investment operations. Mr. Spencer attended the Adelaide University School of Law.

Susan Westphal

Ms. Susan M. Westphal is Independent Director of the company. Ms. Westphal is the Chief Counsel of Melissa and Doug, LLC, a leading designer and manufacturer of educational toys and children's products. Susan M. Westphal has been Chief Counsel at Melissa & Doug, LLC, leading designer and manufacturer of educational toys and children's products, since February 2016. Ms. Westphal is responsible for a range of legal, strategic, and organizational matters. From January 2012 to January 2016, Ms. Westphal was an attorney with Brody and Associates, LLC. Prior to 2012, Ms. Westphal was an attorney at several law firms, including Epstein, Becker, & Green, p.c. Ms. Westphal's legal practice has included representing corporate clients in litigations and negotiations in commercial, real estate, and employment matters. Ms. Westphal received a J.D. from George Washington University National Law Center in 1989 and a B.A. from Tufts University in 1986.

Dee Johnson

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