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Digimarc Corp (DMRC.OQ)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Bruce Davis

66 2008 Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer

Charles Beck

41 2013 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President, Treasurer

Robert Chamness

65 2008 Executive Vice President, Chief Legal Officer, Secretary

Joel Meyer

52 2012 Executive Vice President - Intellectual Property

Gary DeStefano

62 2016 Independent Director

Richard King

69 2015 Independent Director

James Richardson

71 2008 Independent Director

Andrew Walter

50 2016 Independent Director

Bernard Whitney

62 2008 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Bruce Davis

Mr. Bruce Lewis Davis is a President, 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 its 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 20 years of Digimarc executive leadership experience, has been an architect of the Company’s intellectual property portfolio, and had over 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.

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 and 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.

Gary DeStefano

Mr. Gary M. DeStefano is a Independent Director of the Company. Mr. DeStefano was elected to our Board of Directors in October 2016. Mr. DeStefano serves as a member of the Governance and Nominating Committee, the Market Development Committee, and as the Chair of the Compensation Committee. Mr. DeStefano had 25 years of senior management experience at Nike, Inc. (NYSE: NKE), a global footwear and apparel company, 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); 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.

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. Mr. King serves as a member of the Compensation Committee, the Market Development Committee and as the Chair of the Governance and Nominating Committee. Mr. King is a retired corporate executive with 46 years of experience in the retail food and drug industry. 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.), from May 2000 to October 2001. He began his career with Albertson’s, Inc., a retail and grocery company, 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), a provider of staffing and workforce management solutions, from May 2000 to October 2001, Albertsons, Inc. from February 1996 to June 1999, and TJ International, Inc., an engineered lumber manufacturing company, 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.

James Richardson

Mr. James T. Richardson is 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. He served Old Digimarc as a director since March 2003. Mr. Richardson serves as a member of the Audit Committee. Mr. Richardson has served as an officer and director of and consultant to companies in the high-technology sector. Mr. Richardson was a director (and former chairman of the board of directors and the former chairman of the Audit Committee) of FEI Company (listed on Nasdaq as FEIC until acquired), a diversified scientific instruments company, until its sale in 2016. 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), a global business software company, from 2008 to 2010; and as a director of Plumtree Software, Inc. (Nasdaq: PLUM), an enterprise software company, 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).

Andrew Walter

Mr. Andrew J. Walter is an Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Walter was elected to our Board of Directors in October 2016. Mr. Walter serves as a member of the Audit Committee, the Compensation Committee and as the Chair of the Market Development Committee. Mr. Walter has more than 30 years of operations, information technology and shared services experience, including 26 years at The Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE: PG), a consumer goods company. Mr. Walter has served on a number of boards, including the GS1 US Board of Governors, an organization that develops and maintains global standards for business communication, as Chair for their technology committee. He is currently serving as an advisory board member or strategic advisor for various privately held technology companies and as Trustee and Vice Chair for the Ovarian Cancer Alliance of Greater Cincinnati. Mr. Walter received his B.C.S. from the University of Cincinnati.

Bernard Whitney

Mr. Bernard J. Whitney is an Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Whitney was elected to our Board of Directors in July 2008. Mr. Whitney serves as the Chair of the Audit Committee and as a member of the Governance and Nominating Committee. He served Old Digimarc as a director since June 2005. Mr. Whitney is a retired corporate executive with over 35 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 Palo Alto, California. He has also served 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), an enterprise software company, 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.

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

Bruce Davis

2,233,850

Charles Beck

721,706

Robert Chamness

632,769

Joel Meyer

632,769

Gary DeStefano

157,754

Richard King

154,004

James Richardson

169,004

Andrew Walter

150,254

Bernard Whitney

164,004
As Of  31 Dec 2018

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