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Resonant Inc (RESN.OQ)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

John Major

72 2015 Chairman of the Board

George Holmes

53 2017 Chief Executive Officer, Director

Jeff Killian

57 2016 Chief Financial Officer, Principal Financial and Accounting Officer

Robert Hammond

68 2013 Chief Technology Officer, Director

Daniel Christopher

50 2014 Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary

Marybeth Carberry

2018 Vice President - Business Operations

Dejan Nenov

2018 Vice President - Software Engineering

Jean Rankin

58 2017 Director

Janet Cooper

64 2014 Independent Director

Michael Fox

38 2016 Independent Director

Thomas Joseph

66 2015 Independent Director

Richard Kornfeld

55 2013 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

John Major

Mr. John E. Major is Chairman of the Board of the Company. Mr. Major has served as a member of our board of directors since December 2013. In January 2003, Mr. Major founded MTSG, a strategic consulting and investment company of which he continues to serve as President. From April 2004 to October 2006, he served as Chief Executive Officer of Apacheta Corp., a privately held mobile, wireless software company whose products are used to manage retail inventory, service and deliveries. From August 2000 until January 2003, Mr. Major was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Novatel Wireless Inc., a wireless data access solutions company. Previously, he was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Wireless Knowledge, a joint venture of Qualcomm Inc. and Microsoft Corp. Prior to joining Wireless Knowledge, he served as Corporate Executive Vice President of Qualcomm and President of its wireless infrastructure division. For approximately 18 years, Mr. Major held various executive and leadership positions at Motorola Inc., the most recent of which was Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer. He serves on the Dean’s Advisory Committee of the University of Rochester Hajim School of Engineering and Applied Science and as Chairman of the University of Illinois at Chicago-Engineering School Advisory Board. He also serves as Chairman of the La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology. He currently serves on the boards of directors of Lennox International Inc.

George Holmes

Mr. George B. Holmes is Chief Executive Officer, Director of the company. Mr. Holmes joined Resonant in February 2016 as President and Chief Commercial Officer and as a member of our board of directors, and brings to us more than 30 years’ leadership experience in sales, marketing and management spanning a broad range of technologies, including semiconductor, optical components and systems and sub-systems for telecom and CATV. Prior to joining Resonant, Mr. Holmes most recently served as Chief Commercial Officer for Tigo Energy, where he was responsible for creating the company’s customer acquisition and expansion strategy. From 2013 to 2015, he worked for Energous Corporation, a developer of wire-free charging technology for electronic devices, first as Senior Vice President Sales & Marketing then as Chief Commercial Officer where he was responsible for securing development and licensing agreements, overseeing IP strategy and process, spearheading regulatory strategy and tactics and public and investor relations. From 2011 to 2013, he served as Vice President of Sales at SolarBridge Technologies, overseeing all sales, business development and sales operations. His prior experience includes serving as Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing for PureEnergy Solutions, a developer and manufacturer of wireless power products as well as senior sales executive roles at Agere Systems (formerly Lucent MicroElectronics), Ortel Corp (acquired by Lucent), Level One Communications and Symmetricom. Mr. Holmes holds a B.A. in Business from the University of Puget Sound and a Diploma in international business from Nyenrode University, Netherlands.

Jeff Killian

Mr. Jeff A. Killian has been appointed as Chief Financial Officer, Principal Financial and Accounting Officer of the Company, with effect from October 24, 2016. Mr. Killian comes to Resonant with almost 30 years of relevant financial, filter and semiconductor industry experience. Since 2010, Mr. Killian was Chief Financial Officer at Cascade Microtech, Inc. (NASDAQ: CSCD), a worldwide leader in the design, development and manufacture of advanced wafer probing solutions for the electrical measurement and test of semiconductor integrated circuits and chips, until its successful sale to FormFactor (NASDAQ: FORM) in 2016. During his eight year tenure, Mr. Killian helped lead the company from a market cap of $25 million to $258 million, and drove revenue growth from $77 million to $144 million. Prior to that, Mr. Killian held several positions of increasing responsibility at TriQuint Semiconductor, Inc. (NASDAQ: TQNT) over an 11 year span, as well as US Bank for 20 years. He holds a Bachelor of Science, Business Administration and Finance from Oregon State University and an MBA from the University of Oregon.

Robert Hammond

Dr. Robert B. Hammond, Ph.D. is a Chief Technology Officer, Director of the Company. Dr. Hammond has served as our Chief Technology Officer and as a member of our board of directors since June 2013, and served as Chief Technology Officer of our subsidiary, Resonant LLC from June 2012 until June 2013. Prior to founding Resonant, Dr. Hammond served for more than 20 years as Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer of Superconductor Technologies, Inc. where he was involved in the development of high temperature superconducting materials, cryogenic refrigeration and packaging, and RF and microwave circuits. Prior to that, He was Leader Electronics Advanced Development at Los Alamos National Labs. Dr. Hammond holds a BS degree in Physics, a MS degree in Applied Physics and a PhD in Applied Physics, each from the California Institute of Technology. Dr. Hammond was selected to serve on our board of directors because of the perspective and experience he brings as one of our co-founders and as one of our largest stockholders, his extensive experience with the technologies we are developing and technology companies in general, and his experience serving as a senior executive officer of a public company.

Daniel Christopher

Daniel Christopher is Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary of the company. Mr. Christopher has served as our Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary since January 2014. . In April 2015, Mr. Christopher’s title of General Counsel was changed to Vice President of Legal Affairs. Mr. Christopher is a corporate and securities lawyer with more than 25 years of experience representing start-up, emerging growth and middle-market companies in corporate, securities and general business matters. Mr. Christopher has represented us since our formation in May 2012. Mr. Christopher trained at the Los Angeles law firm of Irell & Manella LLP and became a corporate partner in 1995. Along with several of his Irell & Manella partners, he co-founded the corporate law boutique of Guth—Christopher LLP in 1997. From 2007 to 2013, Mr. Christopher had a private practice focused on business development and legal counseling for high tech start-up ventures. Mr. Christopher received his J.D. from Columbia Law School in 1989. Prior to that, he graduated summa cum laude and first in his class from Villanova University, where he majored in electrical engineering with an emphasis on digital signal processing and a minor in mathematics.

Marybeth Carberry

Ms. Marybeth Carberry is Vice President - Business Operations of the Company. Ms. Carberry most recently served from 2015-2017 as Senior Director, North America Sales Strategy and Planning for Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE), Austin, TX. Prior to that she was with McKinsey & Company in Dallas, TX as a member of the Marketing and Sales Practice. Ms. Carberry also served as Director of Sales Operations and Global Customer Service from 2006-2011 for Entegris in Austin, TX. Her accomplishments include implementation of systems and business processes, and leading sales planning and support. Her career spans over 16 years in sales and finance management positions.

Dejan Nenov

Mr. Dejan Nenov is Vice President - Software Engineering of the Company. Mr. Nenov is a software industry veteran, and joins Resonant with nearly 30 years of software engineering and executive management experience. In 2006, Mr. Nenov founded Panaton Software, a wholly owned subsidiary of Sirma Group, a bespoke software and hardware engineering company, working on multi-disciplinary projects in consumer electronics, cloud migration and parallel computing, cyber security, machine vision and machine learning. Prior to Panaton, Mr. Nenov was CTO at Safari Books Online, VP, Engineering at X1 Technologies, Inc., VP Wireless Messaging at Intellisync/Nokia and has served in executive software and technology roles for several different industries. He holds a Bachelor's Degree in Computer Engineering from the Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, and has been awarded several patents.

Jean Rankin

Ms. Jean F. Rankin serves as Director of the company. Ms. Rankin served as Executive Vice President, Secretary and General Counsel for LSI Corporation, a designer of semiconductors and software that accelerated storage and networking in data centers, mobile networks and client computing, from 2007 to May 2014, when LSI was acquired by Broadcom Limited (NASDAQ: AVGO) (formerly Avago Technologies). Ms. Rankin was a key participant in the strategic process and negotiations resulting in the company’s successful sale to Broadcom. Prior to that, Ms. Rankin served as General Counsel for Agere Systems Inc., before it merged with LSI in April 2007. Prior to Agere, Ms. Rankin held several positions of increasing responsibility at Lucent Technologies, Inc. over a five year span, as well as at AT&T for six years. She holds a law degree from University of Pennsylvania Law School and a B.A. from the University of Virginia.

Janet Cooper

Ms. Janet K. Cooper is Independent Director of the Company. Ms. Cooper has served as a member of our board of directors since January 2014. Ms. Cooper served as Senior Vice President and Treasurer of Qwest Communications International Inc. (now doing business as CenturyLink) from September 2002 to June 2008, and served as Qwest’s Senior Vice President, Finance from 2000 to 2001. From 2001 to 2002, Ms. Cooper was Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President of McDATA Corporation. From 1998 to 2000, she served in various senior level finance positions at US West Inc., including as Vice President, Finance and Controller and Vice President and Treasurer. From 1978 to 1998, Ms. Cooper served in various capacities with The Quaker Oats Company, including as Vice President, Treasurer and Tax from 1997 to 1998 and Vice President, Treasurer from 1992 to 1997. Ms. Cooper serves on the board of directors of The Toro Company, Lennox International Inc. and MWH Global, Inc., a privately held company. Ms. Cooper received a B.S. in Math and Computer Science from the University of Illinois, an M.S. in Applied Math from the University of Illinois, an M.B.A. from University of Chicago Booth School of Business. Through her experience in various senior level financial positions with Qwest, McDATA Corporation, US West and Quaker Oats, Ms. Cooper has developed a substantial financial and accounting background and expertise, which she contributes to our board of directors. Ms. Cooper’s financial expertise and acumen in capital markets, audit, tax, accounting, treasury and risk-management matters assists our board in providing oversight to management on these matters. Ms. Cooper’s senior leadership experience also enables her to provide strategic input to our board, in addition to her financial expertise, discipline and oversight.

Michael Fox

Mr. Michael J. Fox is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Fox has served as a member of our board of directors since February 2016. He is the Chief Executive Officer of Park City Capital, LLC, a value-oriented investment management firm he founded in June 2008. From 2000 to 2008, Mr. Fox worked at J.P. Morgan in New York, most recently as Vice President and Senior Business Services Analyst. As J.P.Morgan’s Senior Business Services Analyst, Mr. Fox headed the firm’s Business Services equity research group from 2005 to 2008. From 2000 to 2005 Mr. Fox was a member of J.P. Morgan’s Leisure equity research group, which was consistently recognized by Institutional Investor’s All America Research Team. Mr. Fox serves on the board of directors of Adcare Health Systems, Inc. Mr. Fox received his Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Texas Christian University. Mr. Fox’s expertise and background in the financial and equity markets, coupled with Park City Capital’s significant financial stake in our company, will enable him to provide our board of directors and management with valuable perspectives on executing strategies to maximize stockholder value.

Thomas Joseph

Dr. Thomas R. Joseph, Ph.D. is Independent Director of the Company. Dr. Joseph has served as a member of our board of directors since July 2015. Dr. Joseph brings deep expertise in the radio frequency, compound semiconductor, cellular, fiber optics, and surface acoustic wave (SAW) industries. Dr. Joseph worked at RFMD (now Qorvo) from 2000 until his retirement in 2013. At RFMD, Dr. Joseph was Senior Manager, Technical Projects for the Cellular Products Group leading cross-functional teams that developed high volume, front-end component solutions for cellular handsets. He began his career at Hughes Aircraft Company. He then joined TRW Space and Defense (now Northrop Grumman) where he established, grew and oversaw the foundry products business to make available GaAs process technology to outside commercial and defense customers. Dr. Joseph earned his B.S. in Applied Physics from the California Institute of Technology. He earned his PhD and MSEE in Electrical Engineering from the University of Southern California. Dr. Joseph wrote his dissertation on the design, fabrication, testing and performance modeling of SAW resonators, performing much of the seminal work on these devices. He has authored or co-authored more than 50 technical publications, and symposium presentations on SAW devices, GaAs circuits and processes, integrated and fiber optics and acousto-optics. Dr. Joseph is a life member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).

Richard Kornfeld

Mr. Richard Kornfeld is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Kornfeld has served as a member of our board of directors since December 2013. Mr. Kornfeld currently serves as President and Chief Executive Officer of Kitu Systems, Inc., a leader in communication protocol software for the Internet-of-Things market. From 2006 to 2008, he served as Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer of NextWave Wireless. From 2004 to 2006, he served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Staccato Communications. Prior to joining Staccato, Mr. Kornfeld was Vice President and Generl Manager of Texas Instruments’ Wireless Chipset Business Unit. He joined Texas Instruments as part of the acquisition of Dot Wireless, where he served as Co-Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. Prior to founding Dot Wireless, Mr. Kornfeld was a founder of NextWave Telecom, Inc. where he was the Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Consumer Products division. Previously, Mr. Kornfeld was Vice President of Engineering at Qualcomm Inc., leading the development of the first commercial CDMA subscriber equipment. Prior to Qualcomm, Mr. Kornfeld held various technical positions at M/A-Com Linkabit. Mr. Kornfeld serves on the board of the La Jolla Institute of Allergy and Immunology and to Kitu Systems, Inc. He serves on the Council of Advisors of University of California, San Diego’s Jacobs School of Engineering where he also participates in the university’s Von Liebig Clean Tech grant activities. He also serves on AIPAC’s San Diego council and AIPAC’s national council. Mr. Kornfeld also was Vice-Chairman of Commnexus and the founding Chairman of EvoNexus. Mr. Kornfeld received his BS degree in 1982 from the University of California, San Diego where he was also named the Alumni of the Year in 2001.