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Digimarc Corp (DMRC.OQ)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Bruce Davis

64 2008 Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer

Charles Beck

39 2013 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President, Treasurer

Tony Rodriguez

48 2016 Executive Vice President, Chief Technology Officer

Robert Chamness

63 2008 Executive Vice President, Chief Legal Officer, Secretary

Joel Meyer

50 2012 Executive Vice President - Intellectual Property

James Richardson

69 2008 Lead Independent Director

Gary DeStefano

60 2016 Director

Richard King

67 2015 Independent Director

William Miller

71 2008 Independent Director

Andrew Walter

48 2016 Independent Director

Bernard Whitney

60 2008 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Bruce Davis

Mr. Bruce Davis is a Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer of the Company. Mr. Davis was elected Chairman of the Board of Directors and named our Chief Executive Officer on June 18, 2008. He served the former Digimarc Corporation, our former parent company, (“Old Digimarc”) as its Chief Executive Officer since 2001 and a director since December 1997, as Old Digimarc’s chairman of the Board of Directors since May 2002, and as its President from December 1997 through May 2001. Mr. Davis received a B.S. in accounting and psychology and an M.A. in criminal justice from the State University of New York at Albany, and a J.D. from Columbia University. Mr. Davis brings strategic, operational and transactional expertise to the Board of Directors. He has broad technological and market knowledge, establishes the strategic direction for the company, has over 19 years of Digimarc executive leadership experience, has been an architect of the company’s intellectual property portfolio, and had about 25 years of broad-based entrepreneurial, start-up, legal and CEO experience prior to joining Digimarc. For more information on Mr. Davis’s background and experience, please see the biographical information posted on our website at www.digimarc.com on the Company, Executive Officers page.

Charles Beck

Mr. Charles Beck is Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President, Treasurer of the Company. Mr. Beck was named our Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer on November 5, 2013, having served since May 2012 as our Controller. Mr. Beck also oversees information technology. Before joining Digimarc, Mr. Beck was a senior manager at KPMG LLP, which provides audit, tax and advisory services, where he served in various management roles since 2002. Mr. Beck is a CPA and holds an M.B.A. in Finance, and a B.A. in Accounting, from the University of Portland.

Tony Rodriguez

Mr. Tony Rodriguez is a Executive Vice President, Chief Technology Officer of the Company. Mr. Rodriguez was named our Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer effective January 1, 2016. Mr. Rodriguez joined Old Digimarc in 1996, and has been a leader of innovation efforts at Digimarc. Mr. Rodriguez has approximately 27 years of experience in computer science and image processing research and development. At Old Digimarc and Digimarc, Mr. Rodriguez has held senior software engineering and research positions, focused on the development and application of digital watermarking and other content identification technologies. Before joining Old Digimarc, Mr. Rodriguez worked at Intel Architecture Labs as a senior software engineer focused on video segmentation and streaming technologies. Mr. Rodriguez has a bachelor degree in electrical engineering from the University of Washington and completed the AeA/Stanford Executive Institute program from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.

Robert Chamness

Mr. Robert P. Chamness is a Executive Vice President, Chief Legal Officer, Secretary of the Company. Mr. Chamness was named our Executive Vice President, Chief Legal Officer and Secretary on June 18, 2008, having served at Old Digimarc since January 2002 in various roles including Vice President and General Counsel, Secretary, Vice President of Human Resources, Chief Legal Officer, and Executive Vice President. Mr. Chamness also oversees corporate licensing, facilities, government relations, is the general manager of Digimarc GmbH, and serves as Compliance Officer and Privacy Officer. Prior to joining Digimarc, Mr. Chamness was President, Chief Operating Officer and a member of the Board of Directors of Concentrex, Inc. (Nasdaq: CCTX), a software and services provider to the financial services industry. Mr. Chamness holds an A.B. cum laude from Wabash College and a J.D. summa cum laude from the Indiana University School of Law.

Joel Meyer

Mr. Joel Meyer is a Executive Vice President - Intellectual Property of the Company. Mr. Meyer was named our Executive Vice President, Intellectual Property on May 1, 2012. Mr. Meyer joined Old Digimarc in November of 1999 and had served as the Vice President of Intellectual Property at Old Digimarc and Digimarc since September 2004. Prior to joining Old Digimarc, Mr. Meyer was a partner at the law firm of Klarquist Sparkman, where his practice particularly focused on advising high tech companies on the protection and enforcement of their intellectual property rights. Mr. Meyer received a B.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Wisconsin with highest distinction, and a J.D. with honors from the University of Wisconsin Law School.

James Richardson

Mr. James T. Richardson is Lead Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Richardson was elected to our Board of Directors in July 2008, and has served as Lead Director since that time. Mr. Richardson is a director of and consultant to companies in the high-technology sector. Until its 2016 merger, Mr. Richardson was a director (and former chairman of the board of directors and the former chairman of the Audit Committee) of FEI Company (Nasdaq: FEIC), a diversified scientific instruments company. He previously served as a director and audit committee chair of Tripwire, Inc., a network security company, from 2003 to 2011; as a director of Epicor Software Corporation (Nasdaq: EPIC) from 2008 to 2010; and as a director of Plumtree Software, Inc. (Nasdaq: PLUM) from 2003 to 2005. Mr. Richardson received a B.A. in finance and accounting from Lewis and Clark College, an M.B.A. from the University of Portland, and a J.D. from Lewis and Clark Law School, and is a licensed C.P.A. and attorney in Oregon. Mr. Richardson is a Board Leadership Fellow certified by the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD). Mr. Richardson provides the local business community perspective, and brings public company operational, financial, legal and industry expertise to the Board of Directors, particularly in the high technology and financial areas. Prior to joining our Board, Mr. Richardson served as chief financial officer and chief administrative officer for five global technology companies ranging in size from $20 million to $300 million in annual revenue, including as senior vice president and chief financial officer at WebTrends Corporation, senior vice president— corporate operations and chief financial officer at Network General Corporation, vice president finance and administration and chief financial officer at Logic Modeling Corp., and vice president finance and administration and chief financial officer at Advanced Logic Research, Inc. These experiences are particularly germane to the strategic and operational oversight

Gary DeStefano

Mr. Gary M. DeStefano is a Director of the Company. Mr. DeStefano was elected to our Board of Directors in October 2016. Mr. DeStefano has 25 years of senior management experience at Nike Inc. (Nike), which included serving as Nike’s President of Global Operations for seven years until 2013. Mr. DeStefano has served on a number of public and private boards, including on the Board of Directors of Umpqua Holding Corp. (Nasdaq: UMPQ); a member of the Board of Regents and the University Relations and Academic Affairs committee of the University of Portland; and the Board of Directors of the Nike Foundation. Mr. DeStefano received a B.S. from the University of New Hampshire and an M.B.A. from Southern New Hampshire University. Mr. DeStefano brings strategic, international, operational and transactional expertise to the Board of Directors. Prior to joining our Board, as Nike’s President of Global Operations, Mr. Stefano was instrumental in delivering record growth and overseeing all business related activities across 190 countries worldwide with responsibility for approximately 80 percent of the profit and loss (P&L) for Nike Inc. Throughout his Nike career, Mr. DeStefano led several transformational initiatives, including the revival of Nike’s premium high-end segment, reorganization of the Asia Pacific business during the 1996 Far East economic crisis, and standardization of Nike’s global order entry and sales force automation system.

Richard King

Mr. Richard L. King is an Independent Director of the Company. Mr. King was elected to our Board of Directors in May 2015, and has served as a member of all Board committees since that time and Chair of the Nominating and Governance Committee since 2016. Mr. King is a retired corporate executive with 46 years of experience in the retail food and drug industry. Since 2002, he has served as a consultant and as an Advisory Board Member of Encore Associates Inc. Mr. King also served as the Chief Executive Officer of TrueBlue, Inc. (formerly Labor Ready, Inc.), which provides temporary staffing services in the United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico, from May 2000 to October 2001. He began his career with Albertson’s, Inc., where he held several senior level management positions, including as its President and Chief Operating Officer from February 1996 to June 1999. As President and Chief Operating Officer of Albertson’s, Mr. King was responsible for a $16 billion operation with nearly 1,000 stores and over 100,000 employees. Mr. King also served as a member of the Board of Directors of TrueBlue, Inc. (NYSE: TBI) from May 2000 to October 2001, Albertsons, Inc. from February 1996 to June 1999, and TJ International, Inc. from May 1996 to January 2000. He has also served as a member of the Monsanto Advisory Board and as a director of a number of private and non-profit entities and associations, including the Western Association of Food Chains. Mr. King received a B.S. degree in Business from Utah State University. He is a graduate of the Stanford Executive Program.

William Miller

Mr. William J. Miller J.D. is an Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Miller was elected to our Board of Directors in July 2008, and has served as Chair of the Compensation Committee since that time. Mr. Miller is a retired corporate executive with nearly 40 years of experience in the high technology and legal sectors, and has, since 1999, served as an independent director and consultant. He serves as a member of the Board of Directors for each of the following companies: Nvidia Corp (Nasdaq: NVDA), a provider of graphics processing units, media and communications processors, wireless media processors, and related software for personal computers, handheld devices, and consumer electronics platforms; Waters Corporation (NYSE: WAT), a manufacturer of analytical instruments; and Glu Mobile Inc. (Nasdaq: GLUU), a global publisher of mobile games. He previously served as a director of Overland Storage, Inc. (Nasdaq: OVRL), a supplier of data storage products, from 2006-2009, and of Viewsonic Corporation from 2004-2008. Mr. Miller received a B.A. in speech communication from the University of Minnesota and a J.D. from the University of Minnesota.

Andrew Walter

Mr. Andrew Walter is an Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Walter was elected to our Board of Directors in October 2016. Mr. Walter has more than 25 years of operations, information technology and shared services experience, including his long tenure at The Procter & Gamble Company (P&G). Mr. Walter has served on a number of boards, including the GS1 US Board of Governors as Chair for their technology committee. He is currently serving as Trustee and Treasurer for the Ovarian Cancer Alliance of Greater Cincinnati. Mr. Walter received his B.C.S. from the University of Cincinnati. Mr. Walter brings strategic, international, operational and transactional expertise to the Board of Directors. Prior to joining our Board, Mr. Walter enjoyed a long tenure at P&G, where he most recently led their Global Business Services and IT Global Commercial Services and Delivery organization until August 2016, with more than 1,500 IT and multifunctional professionals and more than 5,000 partner resources. He has deep expertise in integration of emerging and core commercial technologies, supply chain management, sales and marketing, and consumer and business analytics.

Bernard Whitney

Mr. Bernard Whitney is an Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Whitney was elected to our Board of Directors in July 2008, and has served as Chair of the Audit Committee since that time. Mr. Whitney is a retired corporate executive with 32 years of experience in the high technology and finance sectors. Since 2009, he has been a partner at FLG Partners LLC, a leading CFO and Board advisory firm in Silicon Valley, California. He also serves as a director for a number of private and non-profit entities. He previously served as a director and audit committee chair of Plumtree Software, Inc. (Nasdaq: PLUM) from 2000 to 2005. Mr. Whitney received a B.S. in business administration, majoring in finance, from California State University Chico, and an M.B.A. from San Jose State University.

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