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Meet Group Inc (MEET.OQ)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Spencer Rhodes

40 2016 Non-Executive Independent Chairman of the Board

Geoffrey Cook

39 2013 Chief Executive Officer, Director

James Bugden

47 2018 Chief Financial Officer

Frederic Beckley

54 2011 Executive Vice President - Business Affairs, General Counsel

Mike Johnson

2017 Chief Accounting Officer

Spencer Grimes

52 2018 Director

Jean Clifton

57 2013 Independent Director

Christopher Fralic

55 2017 Independent Director

James Parmelee

2017 Independent Director

Bedi Singh

58 2017 Independent Director

Jason Whitt

46 2014 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Spencer Rhodes

Mr. Spencer G. Rhodes is an Non-Executive Independent Chairman of the Board of the Company. Mr. Rhodes has served as a director since April 2013. Mr. Rhodes is Alternative Investments Global Business Manager of Allianz Global Investors, an investment management firm, where he has worked since July of 2013. Prior to that, Mr. Rhodes was the Chief Operating Officer and Head of Business Development for Tradewinds Investment Management LP, also an investment management firm. Mr. Rhodes was affiliated with Tradewinds Investment Management LP from January 2008 to June 2013. Before that Mr. Rhodes was a Vice President with BlackRock Investment Management. Mr. Rhodes also was an angel investor and board observer for myYearbook. Mr. Rhodes has served as a director of Sierra Molecular Corporation, a private biotechnology corporation, since 2011. Mr. Rhodes was selected to serve on our Board because of his investment experience and his experience with emerging companies. He graduated from Harvard University with a BA (Honors), Harvard Business School with an MBA, and the University of Cambridge with a Master's in Sustainability Leadership

Geoffrey Cook

Mr. Geoffrey Cook is Chief Executive Officer, Director of the meeting group, inc. Mr. Cook served as our Chief Operating Officer from November 2011 through March 2013. Mr. Cook started myYearbook in 2005, which would become MeetMe in 2012 and would become The Meet Group in 2017. Mr. Cook was appointed to the Board in connection with the merger of the Company with Insider Guides, Inc. d/b/a myYearbook (“myYearbook”), where he served as Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Cook previously founded EssayEdge and ResumeEdge while a student at Harvard University in 1997 and sold them to the Thomson Corporation in 2002. He graduated from Harvard University with a BA. Mr. Cook serves as a director pursuant to his employment agreement with the Company. The companies Mr. Cook has led have received numerous awards including Deloitte Technology Fast 500, #3 Fastest Growing Company in North America, "83,209% Five-Year Growth"; Best Places to Work in Pennsylvania; Inc. 500, #394, "861% Three-Year Growth"; and AlwaysOn Global 250 Top Private Companies. Mr. Cook is the recipient of the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award for the Philadelphia region. He also serves as Mentor at Princeton University's Keller Center.

James Bugden

Mr. James (Jim) Bugden is Chief Financial Officer of the meet group inc. Mr. Bugden also served as Chief Financial Officer of Insider Guides, Inc. (d/b/a myYearbook.com) (“myYearbook”), and then with the Company after myYearbook merged with and into the Company on November 10, 2011, from July 2008 to March 2012. From 2015 to February 2017, Mr. Bugden served as CFO In-Residence for First Round Capital. During this time, Mr. Bugden also served as CFO of ROI Influence Media and Zoomin.com. From May 2013 to October 2015, Mr. Bugden served as CFO of Solve Media, and from March 2012 to January 2013, he served as Senior Vice President, Finance of Rent the Runway. In his capacity as CFO, Mr. Bugden has played a key role in over $750 million of M&A and fundraising transactions. Mr. Bugden earned his CPA during his seven years with Deloitte where he primarily served public technology companies. He graduated from the University of Delaware with a BS in Accounting.

Frederic Beckley

Mr. Frederic Beckley is Executive Vice President - Business Affairs, General Counsel of the meet group inc. From September 2000 to December 2010, Mr. Beckley worked at TruePosition, Inc., where his last position was Executive Vice President, Business Development and General Counsel. From August 1995 to September 2000, Mr. Beckley held a number of positions at Verizon Corporation, including Senior Counsel, Business Development at Verizon Wireless. Mr. Beckley began his professional career in private practice, at Dechert, Price & Rhoads from June 1990 to January 1993, and Pepper, Hamilton & Scheetz, from February 1993 to July 1995. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a BA, Yale Law School with a JD, and Yale Divinity School with an MAR.

Mike Johnson

Spencer Grimes

Mr. Spencer Grimes has served as a director of the meet group inc. since March 2018. Mr. Grimes is Managing Partner of Twinleaf Management LLC, a Connecticut-based registered investment advisor focused on small cap equities in media and technology. Mr. Grimes is also currently an adjunct professor at The New School in New York, teaching a graduate level finance course. Prior to founding Twinleaf in 2011, Mr. Grimes was a private equity investor at BG Media Partners and Sequence LLC. From 1996 to 2000, he was an equity research analyst at Citigroup Smith Barney. Early in his career, he held sales and marketing positions at Viacom, Inc., a global entertainment company. He graduated from the University of Virginia with a BA and from Emory University with an MBA. Mr. Grimes was selected to serve on our Board because of his experience in executive management oversight and finance.

Jean Clifton

Ms. Jean Clifton is an Independent Director of the meet group inc. Ms. Clifton joined Veterinary Specialists of North America, LLC upon its formation in July 2014 as the company’s Chief Financial Officer. Ms. Clifton performs consulting services through Platinum Strategic Partners, LLC, a financial and operations consulting firm she founded in 2006. Ms. Clifton served as the Chief Financial Officer of WestwoodOne (f/k/a Dial Global, Inc.) from June 2012 through January 2014 after completing the sale of the company and post-sale integration work. From July 1986 through June 2006, Ms. Clifton worked for Journal Register Company, a New York Stock Exchange listed company, and its predecessor companies, in various capacities in the U.S. and Europe, including as President and Chief Operating Officer from 2005 to 2006 and Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer from 1989 to 2005 and served on the Board of Directors of the company. Ms. Clifton has held Chief Financial Officer/Chief Accounting Officer positions at Readers’ Digest and three MidOcean Partners portfolio companies (Penton Media from 2008 through 2010, Olympus Media and Jones & Frank). Ms. Clifton was selected to serve on our Board because of her financial experience, including her roles in raising billions of dollars in various forms of debt capital (for acquisition plans and other purposes) and managing the capital allocation for both private and public companies in the United States and Europe.

Christopher Fralic

Mr. Christopher D. Fralic is Independent Director of the meet group,inc. Mr. Fralic is a partner at First Round Capital, a seed-stage venture firm, where he has worked since March 2006. At First Round he has focused on numerous investment areas that include advertising and marketing technology, social/mobile, eCommerce/travel, connected devices and gaming. Mr. Fralic has over 30 years of technology industry experience including having served in several significant Internet business development roles since 1996. First Round was an early investor in myYearbook and Mr. Fralic was a board observer for myYearbook. Prior to joining First Round, Mr. Fralic served as VP of Business Development at social bookmarking and tagging company del.icio.us through its acquisition by Yahoo! He was also one of the early employees at Half.com, where he served as VP of Business Development starting in 1999, and following the company’s acquisition by eBay, he spent six years with eBay in a variety of business development, media and entertainment roles. Mr. Fralic has also attended the TED Conference for more than 20 years and helped to launch TEDTalks, which have been viewed over four billion times. Mr. Fralic was selected to serve on our Board because he is a well-known technology veteran who brings substantial experience to MeetMe, including a strong network and deep industry expertise.

James Parmelee

Mr. James P. Parmelee serves as Independent Director of the meet group inc. Mr. Parmelee brings over 25 years of technology industry experience. He is currently an advisor to Hamilton Robinson Capital Partners, a middle market focused private equity firm. Jim was previously a Managing Director in Peak Ten Management LLC, where he was responsible for the firm's investments in the software, Internet and technology infrastructure verticals. Before Peak Ten, Jim was a Partner in Union Square Advisors, an M&A advisory firm focused on the technology sector, where he led the firm's global Information Technology infrastructure practice. Jim was previously a leading data networking and telecom equipment equity research analyst at Credit Suisse First Boston (now Credit Suisse). Jim was highly ranked by external polls throughout his research career including being named six times to Institutional Investor Magazine's All America Research Team.

Bedi Singh

Mr. Bedi Ajay Singh is Independent Director of the meet group inc. From December 2012 through March 2017, Mr. Singh served as Chief Financial Officer of News Corporation, a multinational mass media corporation. From 2008 to 2010, Mr. Singh served as Co-CEO, President and Chief Financial Officer for MGM Studios, a media company. From 2006 through 2008, Mr. Singh served as Chief Financial Officer at Gemstar-TV Guide. Before that, from 2004 to 2006, Mr. Singh served as Chief Finance and Administration Officer at Novartis Pharma A.G. and, from 1999 to 2003, as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Sony Pictures Entertainment. Before joining Sony Pictures Entertainment, he held a number of senior finance positions at 21st Century Fox, including at News International (now known as News UK) as Financial Controller and Fox Filmed Entertainment as Deputy Chief Financial Officer and as Senior Vice President, Office of the Chairman of News Corporation. He graduated from the London School of Economics with a BSc Economics and from the Program for Management Development at the Harvard Business School. Mr. Singh is a Fellow of The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. Mr. Singh was selected to serve on our Board because of his public company operating and finance experience.

Jason Whitt

Mr. Jason Whitt is an Independent Director of the meet group inc. Since March 2015, Mr. Whitt has been the Senior Vice President of Corporate Development, Business Development, and Channels for Serviz, Inc., an on-demand home services company for booking and buying home repairs online. He was the Senior Vice President of Corporate and Business Development of ReachLocal, Inc., an internet marketing and software company, a position he held since joining ReachLocal from March 2011 to February 2015. From June 2005 through February 2011, Mr. Whitt was a venture capital investor for VantagePoint Venture Partners, where he focused on investments in Internet/digital media, cloud software, mobile, consumer, and healthcare IT. From September 2000 through May 2005, Mr. Whitt was responsible for acquisitions, venture investing, and corporate strategy for Cisco Systems’ Corporate Business Development group, where he led numerous transactions involving communications software and applications, enterprise collaboration, mobile/wireless, Internet/digital media, and consumer technology companies. He graduated Stanford University with a BS and an MBA. Mr. Whitt was selected to serve on our Board because of his investment experience and his experience with technology companies.

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