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Acacia Research Corp (ACTG.OQ)

ACTG.OQ on NASDAQ Stock Exchange Global Select Market

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

G. Louis Graziadio

67 2016 Executive Chairman of the Board

Robert Stewart

51 2017 President

Clayton Haynes

47 2001 Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President - Finance, Treasurer

Edward Treska

51 2017 Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary

William Anderson

58 2007 Independent Director

Joseph Davis

2018 Independent Director

Fred deBoom

81 1995 Independent Director

Paul Falzone

2018 Independent Director

Edward Frykman

80 1996 Independent Director

James Sanders

58 2017 Independent Director

Frank Walsh

50 2016 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

G. Louis Graziadio

Mr. G. Louis L. Graziadio, III is Executive Chairman of the Board of Acacia Research Corp. Mr. Graziadio is President and Chief Executive Officer of Second Southern Corp., the managing partner of Ginarra Partners, L.L.C., a closely-held California company involved in a wide range of investments and business ventures. Mr. Graziadio is also Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Boss Holdings, Inc., a distributor of work and hunting gloves, rainwear, rain boots, industrial apparel, pet products, specialty merchandise, and wireless accessories for electronic and mobile devices. From 1984 to 2000, Mr. Graziadio served as a director of Imperial Bancorp, the parent company of Imperial Bank, a Los Angeles based commercial bank acquired by Comerica Bank in January 2001. Mr. Graziadio, and companies with which he is affiliated, are significant stockholders in numerous private and public companies in a number of different industries. Since 1978, Mr. Graziadio has been active in restructurings of both private and public companies, as well as corporate spin-offs and IPOs. Mr. Graziadio previously served as a director of True Religion Apparel, Inc., a publicly traded clothing company until its sale in July 2013. Mr. Graziadio is also a member of the Board of Directors of World Point Terminals, LP, which owns, operates, develops, and acquires terminal assets relating to the storage of light refined products and crude oil.

Robert Stewart

Mr. Robert B. Stewart is a President of the Company. He joined Acacia Research Corporation in August 1997 as Vice President. In August 2004 Mr. Stewart was appointed our Senior Vice President. On April 19, 2017, Mr. Stewart was appointed our President upon the resignation of Mr. Key. Mr. Stewart received a B.S. degree from the University of Colorado at Boulder.

Clayton Haynes

Mr. Clayton J. Haynes is Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President - Finance, Treasurer of Acacia Research Corp. In November 2001, Mr. Haynes joined Acacia Research Corporation in April 2001 as Treasurer and Senior Vice President, Finance. In November 2001, Mr. Haynes was appointed our Chief Financial Officer. From 1992 to March 2001, Mr. Haynes was employed by PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, ultimately serving as a Manager in the Audit and Business Advisory Services practice. Mr. Haynes received a B.A. degree from the University of California at Los Angeles and is a Certified Public Accountant (Inactive).

Edward Treska

Mr. Edward J. Treska is Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary of Acacia Research Corp. He joined us in April 2004 as Vice President. He was appointed Secretary in March 2007, General Counsel in March 2010 and Senior Vice President in October 2011. Mr. Treska was previously General Counsel, Director of Patents and Licensing for SRS Labs, Inc., a technology licensing company specializing in audio enhancement, between 1996 and 2004. Prior to joining SRS Labs, Mr. Treska practiced law at the intellectual property law firm of Knobbe, Martens, Olson & Bear and prior to law school was a design engineer with the former TRW Space & Technology Group. Mr. Treska is a registered patent attorney who received a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from Colorado State University and a J.D. degree from the University of San Diego School of Law.

William Anderson

Mr. William S. Anderson is an Independent Director of Acacia Research Corp. Mr. Anderson currently serves as Founder and Chief Executive Officer of First Beverage Group, a privately held company founded by Mr. Anderson in 2005 which provides financial services to the beverage industry. Prior to founding First Beverage Group, Mr. Anderson served as Executive Vice-President of Topa Equities, Ltd., a diversified holding company and beer distributor group, from 1991 to 2004. Prior to joining Topa, Mr. Anderson was an attorney with O’Melveny & Myers in Los Angeles. Mr. Anderson has served on the board of directors of Topa Equities, Ltd. since 2008, on the board of directors of Purity Organic, LLC, an organic fruit juice company, since 2011, on the board of directors of Bottlenotes, Inc., an online media platform for the wine and craft beer industries, since 2012, and on the board of directors of Health-Ade Kombucha, since 2013. Mr. Anderson received a B.A. degree from Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine and a J.D. degree from the University of California, Los Angeles School of Law.

Joseph Davis

Mr. Joseph (Joe) Davis CPA., is Independent Director of the company. He is currently serves as the Chief Executive Officer of ETONIEN, LLC, a financial consulting firm that he co-founded in July 2008. Prior to co-founding ETONIEN, Mr. Davis was the Managing Partner of the Los Angeles practice for Tatum LLC, an executive services and consulting firm, from December 2004 to July 2008. Prior to joining Tatum, Mr. Davis was a partner with KPMG for 27 years. Mr. Davis is currently a Board Member and the Chairman of the Finance Committee for The Los Angeles Regional Food Bank. From 2005 to 2011, Mr. Davis served as a Board Member and Audit Committee Chair for Dorado Network Systems Corporation, a venture capital backed, Silicon Valley company in the software applications market space. Mr. Davis is a CPA in California, New York and Ohio. He also holds a B.A. in History/Political Science from Butler University, a B.S. in Accounting from Arizona State University and a Masters in Business Taxation from the University of Southern California.

Fred deBoom

Mr. Fred A. deBoom is Independent Director of Acacia Research Corp. Mr. de Boom has been a principal in Sonfad Associates, an Orange County-based firm which is involved in mergers and acquisitions, private debt and equity placements, strategic and financial business planning, bank debt refinance and asset based financing, since 1995. Previously, Mr. de Boom served for five years as a Vice President of Tokai Bank, for eight years as a Vice President of Union Bank, and for twenty-two years as a Vice President of First Interstate Bank. Mr. de Boom received a B.A. degree from Michigan State University and an M.B.A. degree from the University of Southern California. We believe that Mr. de Boom’s qualifications to serve on the Board include his 20-year tenure as a member of our Board and extensive experience in the fields of finance and business transactions.

Paul Falzone

Mr. Paul Joseph Falzone is Independent Director of the company. He is currently the Managing Partner of Manifest Investment Partners – a growth equity fund focused on tech-enabled services and business-to-business software companies. He and the fund have a deep background in building data-driven software companies with a focus on marketing applications. Prior to Manifest, Mr. Falzone was President and Chief Growth Officer of Brand Networks, one of the largest global pure-play social media software companies powering over $500M in advertising spend for over half of the Fortune 100 advertisers. Before joining Brand Networks, he served as President of SDI Media, the market-leading language localization software and services company with offices in 35 countries, and President of MediaMix Marketing, one of the pioneering Internet marketing companies during the early days of digital marketing. Mr. Falzone serves as Vice Chairman on the Board of Directors for Brand Networks, serves on the Boards of several of Manifest's portfolio companies and is on the Board of Directors for MPI Cognition – an innovative health care practice focused on reversing the effects of the Alzheimer's disease. He graduated with Honors from Northwestern University.

Edward Frykman

Mr. Edward W. Frykman is an Independent Director of Acacia Research Corp. He served as an Account Executive with Crowell, Weedon & Co. from 1992 to 2008 when he retired. Before joining Crowell, Weedon & Co., Mr. Frykman served as Senior Vice President of L.H. Friend & Co. Both Crowell, Weedon & Co. and L.H. Friend & Co. are investment brokerage firms located in Southern California. In addition, Mr. Frykman was a Senior Account Executive with Shearson Lehman Hutton, where he served as the manager of the Los Angeles Regional Retail Office of E. F. Hutton & Co. Mr. Frykman serves as a director, as chairman of the audit committee and as a member of the compensation committee of Arrowhead Research Corporation, a publicly traded development stage nanotechnology holding company. Mr. Frykman holds a B.S.B.A. degree from the University of Florida.

James Sanders

Mr. James F. Sanders serves as Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Sanders is a corporate lawyer currently engaged in private practice advising both publicly held and privately held companies. From 1998 to March 2017, Mr. Sanders served as corporate counsel for Apex Oil Company, Inc., a privately held company with nationwide operations in petroleum trading, bulk storage, distribution and inland marine transportation. From 2006 through July 2015, Mr. Sanders also served as corporate counsel for FutureFuel Corporation, a publicly held manufacturer and distributor of biodiesel and chemical products, with primary responsibility for corporate governance and SEC compliance and reporting. Since October 1998, Mr. Sanders has served as secretary and general counsel of Boss Holdings, Inc., a distributor of work gloves, work apparel, pet products, wireless accessories and promotional products. From 1990 to 1998, Mr. Sanders was an associate then partner at Lewis, Rice & Fingersh in St. Louis. Mr. Sanders holds a B.S. degree in business administration (summa cum laude) and an M.B.A. in finance from St. Louis University School of Business Administration, as well as a J.D. degree from St. Louis University School of Law.

Frank Walsh

Mr. Frank E. Walsh III, is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Walsh is a Vice President of Jupiter Capital Management Partners, LLC and a founding partner of WR Capital Partners. Through Jupiter and WR, Mr. Walsh has extensive experience in the acquisition and financing of both public and private companies in the technology industry and many other industries. Mr. Walsh serves on the board of directors and the audit and compensation committees of 1st Constitution Bancorp and as a director and audit committee member of World Point Terminals Inc. Mr. Walsh also serves as a trustee for St. Benedicts Preparatory School in Newark, New Jersey and Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.