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Marathon Patent Group Inc (MARA.OQ)

MARA.OQ on NASDAQ Stock Exchange Capital Market

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Merrick Okamoto

58 2018 Executive Chairman of the Board, Interim Chief Executive Officer

David Lieberman

74 2018 Interim Chief Financial Officer, Director

James Crawford

43 2013 Chief Operating Officer

Michael Berg

69 2018 Independent Director

S. Michael Rudolph

67 2018 Independent Director

Frederick Thiel

57 2018 Independent Director

Jason Assad

IR Contact Officer

Biographies

Name Description

Merrick Okamoto

Mr. Merrick D. Okamoto is Executive Chairman of the Board, Interim Chief Executive Officer of the Company. Mr. Okamoto serves as the President at Viking Asset Management which he co-founded in 2002. Mr. Okamoto is responsible for research, due diligence, and structuring potential investment opportunities. He has been instrumental in providing capital to over 200 private and public companies. He is also responsible for the firm's trading operations. Prior to Viking, Mr. Okamoto co-founded TradePortal.com, Inc. in 1999 and served as its President until 2001. He was instrumental in developing the proprietary Trade Matrix software platform offered by TradePortal Securities. Mr. Okamoto's negotiations were key in selling a minority stake in TradePortal.com Inc. to Thomson Financial. Prior to that, he held Vice President positions with Shearson Lehman Brothers, Prudential Securities, and Paine Webber.

David Lieberman

Mr. David P. Lieberman is Interim Chief Financial Officer, Director of the Company. He is a seasoned business executive with over 40 years of financial experience beginning with five years as an accountant with Price Waterhouse. He has extensive experience as a senior operational and financial executive serving both multiple public and non-public companies. Mr. Lieberman currently serves as the President of Cobra International and Lieberman Financial Consulting where he acts as administrator for several investment groups. Previously he served as CFO and Director for MEDL Mobile Holdings, Inc., and CFO and Director of Datascension, Inc., a telephone market research company that provides both outbound and inbound services to corporate customers, since January 2008 and a director of that company since 2006. From 2006 to 2007, he served as Chief Financial Officer of Dalrada Financial Corporation, a publicly traded payroll processing company based in San Diego. From 2003 to 2006, he was the Chief Financial Officer for John Goyak & Associates, Inc., a Las Vegas-based aerospace consulting firm. Mr. Lieberman attended the University of Cincinnati, where he received his B.A. in Business, and is a licensed CPA in the State of California.

James Crawford

Mr. James G. Crawford serves as Chief Operating Officer of the Company. Mr. Crawford, was a founding member of Kino Interactive, LLC, and of AudioEye, Inc. Mr. Crawford’s experience as an entrepreneur spans the entire life cycle of companies from start-up capital to compliance officer and director of reporting public companies. Prior to his involvement as Chief Operating Officer of the Company, Mr. Crawford served as a director and officer of Augme Technologies, Inc. beginning March 2006, and assisted the company in maneuvering through the initial challenges of acquisitions executed by the company through 2011 that established the company as a leading mobile marketing company in the United States. Mr. Crawford is experienced in public company finance and compliance functions. He has extensive experience in the area of intellectual property creation, management and licensing. Mr. Crawford also served on the board of directors Modavox and Augme Technologies, and as founder and managing member of Kino Digital, Kino Communications, and Kino Interactive.

Michael Berg

Mr. Michael Berg is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Berg has been a practicing accountant for over 30 years, Since, May of 2011, he has served on the Board of Directors of Sol Array, a high technology company based in China, which develops next generation solar cells, and serves as an advisor to several small public companies. From September of 1977 until June of 1985, he was an audit manager for Coopers & Lybrand (now PWC) in San Francisco and in January 2008, co-founded and served as the West Coast PIC of PMB Helin Donovan, a 100+ person CPA firm. From September. He has established several independent companies including EXIS in January, 1992, which sold and installed a proprietary software product which he helped develop for distributed general ledger systems . Mr. Berg has worked extensively with public companies and as participated in many public offerings in national markets. The Board believes that Mr. Berg meets the definition of an “Independent Director” as defined by NASDAQ. We believe Mr. Berg is qualified to serve as a member of our Board because of his experience as an advisor to public companies and public offering experience. .

S. Michael Rudolph

Mr. S. Michael Rudolph is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Rudolph has served since July 1995, as the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Edgehill Group, Inc. a consulting firm which provides financial management, operational expertise, strategic advice, practical management and tactical guidance. Among other assignments Mr. Rudolph served as the Contract Chief Financial Officer for Consejosano, Inc., a Hispanic Telehealth provider, from May 2016 to July 2017. Mr. Rudolph also was the Chief Financial Officer of Fullbottle, Inc., an online advertising agency from April 2014 to May 2017. Mr. Rudolph co-founded and served as Chief Financial Officer and Managing Member of Viking Asset Management, LLC an SEC registered investment advisor (“RIA”) from January 2001 until March 2016. The Board believes that Mr. Rudolph meets the definition of an “Independent Director” as defined by NASDAQ. We believe Mr. Rudolph is qualified to serve as a member of our Board because of his financial and investment advisory experience.

Frederick Thiel

Mr. Frederick G. Thiel is Independent Director of the company. Since June 2017, Mr. Thiel has been the Chairman of SPROCKET, INC., a Blockchain/Cryptocurrency technology and financial services company whose mission is to reduce the risk and friction of cryptocurrency trading across marketplaces, regions and exchanges by establishing a federation of exchanges that together create a single aggregated global trading market place with large scale liquidity, rapid execution, minimal counter-party risk, and price transparency. From January 2013 until November 2015, Mr. Thiel served as a director of Local Corporation, which was a NASDAQ listed entity which was a leader in on-line local search and digital media, mobile search monetization and programmatic retargeting markets. He served as Chairman of the Board of LOCAL from January 2014 to November 2015 and as its Chief Executive Officer from May 2014 to November 2015. Mr. Thiel has been the principal of Thiel Advisors Inc. since 2013. Thiel Advisors is a boutique advisory firm providing PE and VC firms, as well as public and private company boards of director, with deep technology industry operating expertise and strategic advisory services. Mr. Thiel has no family relationship with any other officer or director. The Board believes that Mr. Thiel meets the definition of an “Independent Director” as defined by NASDAQ.

Jason Assad

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