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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

57 2018 Executive Chairman of the Board, Interim Chief Executive Officer

David Lieberman

73 2018 Interim Chief Financial Officer, Director

James Crawford

42 2013 Chief Operating Officer

Bill Easton

2017 Chief Technology Officer

Michael Berg

2018 Independent Director

Richard Chernicoff

53 2015 Independent Director

S. Michael Rudolph

2018 Independent Director

Frederick Thiel

55 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.

Bill Easton

Mr. Bill Easton is Chief Technology Officer of the Company. Mr. Easton joins Verve Industrial Protection from RES software, a leading provider of end point protection services where he was a leader of BigFix integration. Mr. Easton is one of the leading innovators in how to integrate different types of end-point protection to simplify the security process for end users. Mr. Easton will help continue to expand the capabilities of the Verve Security Center. Verve Security Center (VSC) is a vendor agnostic security suite that consolidates antivirus, application whitelisting, change & configuration management, security information & event management (SIEM), patch management, vulnerability assessments, intrusion detection, backup management, compliance, workflow and document management into a unified solution. VSC brings together threat intelligence into a single console so users can quickly and simply understand their security posture and compliance status.

Michael Berg

Mr. Michael Berg is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Michael Berg has been a practicing accountant for over 30 years. He was an audit manager for Coopers & Lybrand (now PWC) in San Francisco and was the cofounder and served as the West Coast PIC of PMB Helin Donovan, a 100+ person CPA firm. Michael was the CFO of a public real estate company and a high-tech manufacturer and a research and development company. Michael has worked extensively with public companies and has participated in many public offerings in national markets. Michael will become the Chair of the Independent Audit Committee.

Richard Chernicoff

Mr. Richard S. Chernicoff is an Independent Director of Company. He has served as a director of Unwired Planet, Inc. since March 2014. Prior to joining the board of directors of Unwired Planet, Inc., Mr. Chernicoff was President of Tessera Intellectual Property Corp. from July 2011 to January 2013. Mr. Chernicoff was President of Unity Semiconductor Corp. from December 2009 to July 2011. Prior to that, Mr. Chernicoff was with San Disk from 2003 to 2009 where as Senior Vice President, Business Development, Mr. Chernicoff was responsible for mergers and acquisitions and intellectual property matters. Previously, Mr. Chernicoff was a mergers and acquisitions partner in the Los Angeles office of Brobeck, Phleger & Harrison LLP from 2001 to 2003, and Mr. Chernicoff was a corporate lawyer in the Los Angeles office of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP from 1995 to 2000. Prior to that, Mr. Chernicoff was a member of the staff of the United States Securities and Exchange Commission in Washington DC from 1993 to 1995. Mr. Chernicoff began his career as a certified public accountant with Ernst & Young. Mr. Chernicoff has a B.S. in Business Administration from California State University Northridge and received a J.D. from St. John’s University School of Law.

S. Michael Rudolph

Mr. S. Michael Rudolph is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. S. Michael Rudolph is President and CEO of The Edgehill Group, a proven leader with considerable senior management experience in financial services as well as having had a variety of diverse assignments in high technology businesses. Experience spans startups through large public companies. Specialties include: hedge funds, startup experience, turnaround situations, investment management and banking.

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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