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Bsquare Corp (BSQR.OQ)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Andrew Stanley Harries

53 2018 Executive Chairman of the Board

Kevin Walsh

59 2018 Acting Chief Executive Officer

Peter Biere

2016 Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer, Secretary

Giles Frith

2018 Chief Operating Officer, Vice President - Customer Solutions

Scott Caldwell

47 2014 Vice President - Worldwide OEM Sales

David Wagstaff

53 2015 Vice President, Chief Architect

Mark Whiteside

53 2014 Vice President - Solution

Robert Chamberlain

62 2015 Director

Mary Jesse

2016 Director

Robert Peters

2018 Director

Ryan Vardeman

2018 Director

Elliott Jurgensen

73 2013 Independent Director

William Savoy

51 2004 Independent Director

Kendra VanderMeulen

64 2005 Independent Director

Brett Maas

2015 Investor Relations

Biographies

Name Description

Andrew Stanley Harries

Mr. Andrew Stanley Guy Harries serves as Executive Chairman of the Board of the Company. He was Independent Chairman of the Board of Bsquare Corp. Mr. Harries has been a director since November 2012 and has served as the Chairman of the Board since July 2013. Mr. Harries was a co-founder of Sierra Wireless (NASDAQ: SWIR), a NASDAQ-listed wireless Internet of Things systems vendor, and previously served as Sierra’s Senior Vice President of Sales, Marketing and Operations. Mr. Harries also was the co-founder of Zeugma Systems Inc. where he served as the President, CEO and board member from October 2004 until Tellabs Inc. acquired substantially all of Zeugma in November 2010, after which Mr. Harries provided consulting services to Zeugma until December 2011. During his career, Mr. Harries has also held a variety of positions at Motorola Inc., and currently runs his own consulting practice. He currently chairs the boards of directors of Mojio Inc., an automobile open applications platform company, and Contractually, an online contracts management company. He also serves on the boards and is the immediate past-chair of Simon Frasier University’s Beedie School of Business Dean’s External Advisory Board and of Science World British Columbia. Mr. Harries holds a Master of Business Administration, Marketing and Finance from Simon Fraser University. The Board of Directors has concluded that Mr. Harries should serve as a director because of his embedded technology industry expertise and extensive management and sales and marketing experience. He also has experience as a public company board member.

Kevin Walsh

Mr. Kevin Walsh serves as Acting Chief Executive Officer of the Company. Mr. Walsh joined Bsquare in July, 2015 as vice president of marketing. He has over 35 years of industry experience in software development, product management, and marketing roles in a number of networking, software, cloud, and IoT companies. In an executive capacity, Mr. Walsh has worked with several startups, including three that went on to successful initial public offerings. Mr. Walsh has also worked for public companies in an executive capacity, overseeing investor relations and corporate strategy, in addition to marketing and product management.

Peter Biere

Mr. Peter Biere has been appointed as Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer, Secretary of the Company, effective as of December 30, 2016. With over three decades of financial and executive management experience, Mr. Biere brings a wealth of domain expertise to Bsquare as the company transitions to the Internet of Things (IoT) software market through its innovative DataV™ solution. Mr. Biere has served as the Chief Financial Officer of DreamBox Learning, a privately held education software company, since February 2013. Prior to that he served as a Partner of NextLevel, a professional services firm that provides executive and board services on an interim, project and advisory basis, and as the Chief Financial Officer of Global Scholar, a privately held online education company. Mr. Biere holds a BBA and MA in Accounting from the University of Iowa.

Giles Frith

Mr. Giles Frith is Chief Operating Officer, Vice President - Customer Solutions of the Company. Mr. Frith joined the Company in September 2016 as Vice President of Customer Solutions. Prior to joining the Company, from August 2014 to September 2016, Mr. Frith served as Vice President of Customer Operations and Success at Blue Box Group, Inc. (acquired by IBM in 2015), and from July 2012 to August 2014 he served as Vice President of Services and Customer Success at Tier 3 Inc. (acquired by CenturyLink Technology Solutions in 2013). Prior to that, Mr. Frith worked at Accenture from 1999 to July 2012 managing a variety of technology programs across different industries. Mr. Frith received a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering with a minor in Management Information Systems from Pennsylvania State University.

Scott Caldwell

Mr. Scott B. Caldwell is Vice President, Worldwide OEM Sales of Bsquare Corp. Scott Caldwell has been with Bsquare since 2005, and was promoted to Vice President, Worldwide OEM Sales in 2010. In this role Mr. Caldwell joined BSQUARE in 2005 and was promoted to Vice President, Worldwide OEM Sales in 2010. In this role, Mr. Caldwell has responsibility for global sales of our third-party software licensing business which includes Microsoft, Adobe and McAfee products to vertical market OEMs. Prior to joining BSQUARE, Mr. Caldwell led the very first international sales expansion at Sierra Wireless, where he established wireless operator, OEM, and distribution partnerships in South America, Europe and Asia for that company’s wireless modems. Other roles included Director of Business Development for Action Engine, where Mr. Caldwell established wireless operator and handset OEM relationships. Mr. Caldwell holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from Simon Fraser University in Burnaby, British Columbia.

David Wagstaff

Mark Whiteside

Mr. Mark D. Whiteside is Vice President - Solution of Bsquare Corp. He joined BSQUARE in May 2011, where his duties include managing our consulting services resources for design, development, project management and education. Prior to this role, he was a Wireless Services Executive with IBM. Prior to that, from 2004 to 2007, Mr. Whiteside was the Chief Operating Officer at Vallent Inc., a wireless performance management software provider which was purchased by IBM. Mr. Whiteside has held a number of other executive roles in global technology companies, including EMEA Vice President Wireless Services based in London for Marconi PLC and Global Vice President of Services for MSI, a mediation middleware company purchased by Marconi PLC. He was also General Manager of International Business at Holocentric and Director of Customer Services, Asia Pacific based in Singapore for Sequent Computers. Mr. Whiteside holds a Bachelor of Arts in Computer Sciences from the University of California, San Diego.

Robert Chamberlain

Mr. Robert J. Chamberlain is Director of the Company. From 2014 to present, Mr. Chamberlain served as the CFO for Big Fish Games Incorporated, a leading provider of casual games, which was acquired by Churchill Downs, Inc. From 2013 to 2014, Mr. Chamberlain served as the senior vice president and CFO for Audience Science Incorporated, a leading provider of Enterprise Advertising Management Systems. Prior to serving in that capacity, Mr. Chamberlain was senior vice president and CFO of PopCap Games Incorporated, another provider of casual gaming from 2009 to 2011 that was acquired by Electronic Arts, Inc. Mr. Chamberlain served as CFO for WatchGuard Technologies Incorporated, a private global provider of firewall and unified threat management (UTM) appliances from 2006 to 2009. He has also served as CFO of other technology companies in the Seattle area including F5 Networks, Onyx Software Corp. (acquired by Consona Corporation) and Photodisc (acquired by Getty Images, Inc.). Earlier in his career, Mr. Chamberlain was an audit partner in the Seattle office of KPMG where he served middle market public and private companies. Mr. Chamberlain has a BS in Business Administration-Accounting from California State University Northridge.

Mary Jesse

Ms. Mary Jesse is Director of the Company. She is a technology executive, strategist, inventor and pioneer in the wireless, virtual reality and product development arenas. From 2015 to present, she has served as Chief Strategy Officer for VRstudios, a global virtual reality company based inBellevue, Washington. Jesse oversees VRstudios' product and content development, as well as pivotal industry partner and developer relationships and initiatives. Her past roles include founder and CEO of Ivycorp, co-founder and CTO of RadioFrame Networks, VP of Strategic Technology for McCaw Cellular Communications, Inc., and VP of Technology Development for AT&T Wireless. Jesse volunteers her time to support STEM education, promote documentary films and mentor girls and women in business. Jesse frequently speaks and writes on technology, business and entrepreneurship. She served on the board of the Northwest Entrepreneur Network and Washington State University's Executive Advisory Committee and currently serves on the Advisory Board of theUniversity of Washington, Bothellschool of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM).

Robert Peters

Mr. Robert J. Peters is Director of the Company. Mr. Peters is a principal of Palogic Value Management, L.P., a Dallas, Texas based investment management company (“PVM”), a position he has held since January 2007. Pursuant to that certain previously disclosed Board Observer and Standstill Agreement dated effective June 25, 2018 by and between the Company and PVM, Palogic Value Fund, L.P. and Palogic Capital Management, LLC (collectively, “PCM”),

Ryan Vardeman

Elliott Jurgensen

Mr. Elliott H. Jurgensen, Jr., is Independent Director of Bsquare Corp. Mr. Jurgensen has been a director since January 2003 and served as Chairman of the Board from October 2008 to July 2013. Mr. Jurgensen retired from KPMG LLP, an international public accounting firm, in January 2003 after 32 years, including 23 years as an audit partner. During his public accounting career at KPMG, he held a number of leadership positions, including Managing Partner of the Bellevue, Washington office from 1982 to 1991 and Managing Partner of the Seattle, Washington office from 1993 to 2002. He is also a director of ASG Consolidated LLC, a large privately owned seafood catcher processor company, and Tableau Software, Inc., a publicly owned business intelligence and analytics software company. Mr. Jurgensen was also a director of McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood Restaurants, Inc., a publicly owned restaurant operating company, from July 2004 until December 2011 when it was sold; a director of Isilon Systems, Inc., a publicly owned data storage and management company from April 2006 to December 2010 when it was sold; and a director of Varolii Corporation, a privately owned software messaging service company, from August 2007 to June 2011 when he resigned. Mr. Jurgensen has a B.S. in accounting from San Jose State University. His career at KPMG gives him the requisite experience to qualify as an “audit committee financial expert” having “financial sophistication” for audit committee purposes. The Board of Directors has concluded that Mr. Jurgensen should serve as a director because he brings to our Board of Directors substantial financial expertise that includes extensive knowledge of the complex financial and operational issues facing publicly-traded companies, and a deep understanding of accounting principles and financial reporting rules and regulations. He also brings professional service expertise, technology industry experience, experience as a public company board member, and sales and marketing experience at KPMG.

William Savoy

Mr. William D. Savoy is Independent Director of Bsquare Corp. Between 2004 and 2007, Mr. Savoy has been a director since May 2004. Between 2004 and 2007, Mr. Savoy consulted with The Muckleshoot Indian Tribe on investment-related matters, strategic planning and economic development. Mr. Savoy served as a consultant for Vulcan Inc., an investment entity that manages the personal financial activities of Paul Allen, from September 2003 to December 2005. Vulcan Inc. resulted from the consolidation in 2000 of Vulcan Ventures Inc., a venture capital fund, and Vulcan Northwest. Mr. Savoy served in various capacities at Vulcan Inc. and its predecessors from 1988 to September 2003, most recently as President of the portfolio and asset management division, managing Vulcan’s commercial real estate, hedge fund, treasury and other financial activities, and as President of both Vulcan Northwest and Vulcan Ventures. Mr. Savoy served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Layered, Inc., a software company, from June 1989 until its sale in June 1990 and as its Chief Financial Officer from August 1988 to June 1989. Mr. Savoy received a B.S. in computer science, accounting and finance from Atlantic Union College. Mr. Savoy has financial expertise, industry experience with portfolio companies, experience managing product development, and mergers and acquisitions experience. He has also held board positions with other publicly traded companies, including Drugstore.com from 1999 through its acquisition in 2011. He also has indirect experience managing engineering efforts. The Board of Directors has concluded that Mr. Savoy should serve as a director because his experience as a chief executive officer, and in various other executive roles, has provided him with broad leadership and executive experience, which contributes operational knowledge and strategic planning skills, along with knowledge important to our corporate development and any mergers and acquisitions activities.

Kendra VanderMeulen

Ms. Kendra A. VanderMeulen is Independent Director of Bsquare Corp. Ms. VanderMeulen has been a director since March 2005. Ms. VanderMeulen is currently the President of the National Christian Foundation, Seattle, a position she has held since 2007. She served as Executive Vice President, Mobile at InfoSpace from May 2003 to December 2004, and is an active board member or advisor to a variety of privately held companies in the wireless Internet arena, including INRIX, Inc. Ms. VanderMeulen joined AT&T Wireless (formerly McCaw Cellular Communications) in 1994 to lead the formation of the wireless data division. Prior to McCaw Cellular Communications, Ms. VanderMeulen served as Chief Operating Officer and President of the Communications Systems Group of Cincinnati Bell Information Systems (now Convergys). She also held a variety of business and technical management positions at AT&T in the fields of software development, voice processing, and signaling systems. Ms. VanderMeulen received a B.S. in mathematics from Marietta College and an M.S. in computer science from Ohio State University. She is the recipient of the 1999 Catherine B. Cleary award as the outstanding woman leader of AT&T. Ms. VanderMeulen has broad industry experience both in management and as a board member. She also brings experience in managing product development, sales and marketing efforts, mergers and acquisitions, and directly managing engineering efforts. The Board of Directors has concluded that Ms. VanderMeulen should serve as a director because of her experience in and deep understanding of the wireless Internet industry in which we compete. Her experience at AT&T has provided her with broad leadership and executive abilities, and her outside board experience as director of other technology companies enables her to provide essential strategic and corporate governance leadership to our management team and Board of Directors.

Brett Maas