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RPX Corp (RPXC.OQ)

RPXC.OQ on NASDAQ Stock Exchange Global Select Market

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Shelby Bonnie

52 2017 Independent Chairman of the Board

Martin Roberts

56 2017 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

David Anderson

38 2017 Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President and Treasurer (Principal Financial and Principal Accounting Officer)

Paul Mankoo

2017 Chief Executive Officer of Inventus

Mallun Yen

46 2017 Director

Andrew Africk

50 2016 Independent Director

Frank Dangeard

59 2014 Independent Director

Steven Fingerhood

59 2012 Independent Director

Gilbert Palter

51 2016 Independent Director

Sanford Robertson

85 2011 Independent Director

Magdalena Yesil

58 2017 Independent Director

JoAnn Horne

2012 IR Contact Officer

Biographies

Name Description

Shelby Bonnie

Mr. Shelby W. Bonnie serves as Independent Chairman of the Board of the Company. Mr. Bonnie has been a director of our company since January 2011, and chairman of the board of directors since March 2017. Mr. Bonnie is the CEO of Pylon AI, an artificial intelligence company, a position he has held since September of 2016. Previously, Mr. Bonnie was a Managing Director of Allen & Company, an investment firm, from September 2012 to September 2016, and the CEO of Whiskey Media LLC, an online media company, from June 2007 until February 2012. Mr. Bonnie was a co-founder of CNET Networks, Inc. and was at CNET Networks, Inc. as both an executive and member of the board of directors from 1993 to 2006, including as Chief Executive Officer from March 2000 until October 2006. Prior to joining CNET Networks, Inc., Mr. Bonnie held positions at Tiger Management Corporation, a New York-based investment management firm, Lynx Capital, a private equity fund, and Morgan Stanley & Co. Inc. Mr. Bonnie served as a member of the board of directors of Warner Music Group Corp., a global record company, from November 2005 until July 2011. Mr. Bonnie received a B.S. from the University of Virginia and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.

Martin Roberts

Mr. Martin E. Roberts, Jr. J.D. is President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of the Company. He has served as our Chief Executive Officer and President since March 2017. Mr. Roberts was our Interim Chief Executive Officer, General Counsel and Secretary from February 2017 to March 2017. From February 2013 to February 2017, Mr. Roberts was our Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary, and from October 2010 to February 2013, our Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary. From July 2007 until October 2010, Mr. Roberts was the Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary of Linden Research, Inc. From January 2006 to July 2007, Mr. Roberts served as Deputy General Counsel of eBay Inc., and from March 2004 to January 2006, he served as Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of Shopping.com Ltd. Mr. Roberts holds a B.A. from the University of Virginia and a J.D. from the University of Alabama School of Law.

David Anderson

Mr. David Anderson is appointed as Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President and Treasurer (Principal Financial and Principal Accounting Officer) of the company effective May 15, 2017. He has been at the Company since October 2010 and is currently the Company’s Senior Vice President, Corporate Development. He previously served as Vice President, Senior Director and Director of Corporate Development. Prior to RPX, he spent five years at The Boston Consulting Group. Mr. Anderson received a B.A. and M.A. from Stanford University and an M.B.A from the Harvard Business School.

Paul Mankoo

Mallun Yen

Ms. Mallun Yen, J.D. is a Director of the Company. She is no longer Executive Vice President of the Company, with effect from September 1, 2017. Prior to joining, Ms. Yen served as Vice President of Worldwide Intellectual Property and Deputy General Counsel from 2002 to 2010, at Cisco Systems, Inc. where she was responsible for developing and implementing the company’s strategy to protect, enhance, defend and capture the value of its intellectual property. Ms. Yen received her B.S. from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo and her J.D. from UC Berkeley School of Law, Boalt Hall.

Andrew Africk

Mr. Andrew D. Africk is an Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Africk has been a director of the Company since July 2016. Mr. Africk has over 20 years of corporate management and director experience. Mr. Africk founded Searay Capital LLC, a private investment company, in 2013. He previously spent 21 years at Apollo Global Management LLC, an alternative asset management firm, including as a senior partner responsible for Apollo’s investments in technology and communications such as Apollo’s purchases of Intelsat Ltd. (a global provider of commercial satellite services) and Hughes Communications, Inc. (a leading provider of satellite technology). Mr. Africk is currently a director of ADT Inc. and SunCoke Energy, Inc., and was previously a director of Hughes Telematics, Allique Biomed, and STR Holdings. Mr. Africk has a Juris Doctor degree, magna cum laude, from the University of Pennsylvania Law School, and holds an MBA from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania. In addition, Mr. Africk holds a B.A. in Economics, summa cum laude, from the University of California at Los Angeles.

Frank Dangeard

Mr. Frank E. Dangeard is an Independent Director of the Company. He has been a director of the Company since April 2014. He has been the Managing Partner of Harcourt, an advisory and investment firm, since March 2008. Mr. Dangeard was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Thomson, a provider of digital video technologies, solutions and services, from September 2004 to February 2008. From September 2002 to September 2004, he was Deputy CEO of France Telecom, a global telecommunications operator. From 1997 to 2002, Mr. Dangeard was Deputy CEO of Thomson Multimedia and Thomson S.A. and was appointed Deputy Chairman of Thomson Multimedia in 1999. Prior to joining Thomson Multimedia and Thomson S.A., Mr. Dangeard was Managing Director of SG Warburg from 1988 to 1997. Mr. Dangeard is currently a director of Royal Bank of Scotland and Symantec Corporation and was previously a director of Telenor Group. Mr. Dangeard also serves on the advisory board and as a non-voting director for a number of other public companies, including ATARI, Inc. He graduated from the École des Hautes Études Commerciales, the Paris Institut d’Études Politiques and holds an L.L.M from Harvard Law School.

Steven Fingerhood

Mr. Steven L. Fingerhood J.D. is an Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Fingerhood has been a director of our company since April 2012. Mr. Fingerhood is the managing partner of Technology Opportunity Partners, L.P., a private investment partnership, a position he has held since 2003. Previously, Mr. Fingerhood was the founder of Zero Gravity Technologies Corporation, a developer of document security solutions, and served as its chairman and Chief Executive Officer until its sale to InterTrust Technologies Corporation in 2001. Prior to that, Mr. Fingerhood founded and was Chief Executive Officer of Direct Language Communications, Inc., a provider of localization services to the technology industry. Mr. Fingerhood also served as the lead independent director of the board of directors of Harris Interactive Inc. until its acquisition by Nielsen Holdings N.V. in February 2014. Mr. Fingerhood received a J.D. from Harvard Law School and an A.B. from Harvard University.

Gilbert Palter

Mr. Gilbert S. Palter is an Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Palter has been a director of the Company since May 2016. Mr. Palter co-founded EdgeStone Capital Partners in 1999, and as Chief Investment Officer & Managing Partner helped EdgeStone grow to be one of Canada’s leading independent private capital managers, with in excess of $2 billion of capital commitments for its private equity, mezzanine debt, and venture capital funds. Prior to joining EdgeStone, Mr. Palter was the Founder, Chief Executive Officer, and Managing Director of Eladdan Capital Partners from January 1997, a Toronto-based private equity investment fund investing in and adding value to established, high quality, mid-market Canadian and American companies. He also founded Eladdan Enterprises in 1995, a boutique investment bank specializing in providing buy-side mergers and acquisitions advice. Mr. Palter previously worked at Morgan Stanley, Smith Barney, McKinsey & Company, and Clairvest Group Inc., a TSX-listed merchant bank. Mr. Palter holds a B.S. degree from the University of Toronto, and he graduated with an MBA from Harvard Business School as a Baker Scholar and winner of the John L. Loeb Fellowship in Finance. Mr. Palter presently serves as Director at Atlantic Power Corporation, as well as Director and Chairman on numerous private company boards.

Sanford Robertson

Mr. Sanford R. Robertson is an Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Robertson has been a partner of Francisco Partners, a technology buyout fund, since 1999. Prior to founding Francisco Partners, Mr. Robertson was the founder and chairman of Robertson, Stephens & Co., a technology investment bank formed in 1978 and sold to BankBoston in 1998. Since the sale, Mr. Robertson has been a technology investor and advisor to several technology companies. Mr. Robertson was also the founder of Robertson, Colman, Siebel & Weisel, later renamed Montgomery Securities, another technology investment bank. Mr. Robertson also serves on the boards of directors of Pain Therapeutics, Inc. and Salesforce.com, Inc. He served on the board of directors of Dolby Laboratories, Inc. from 2003 to 2015. Mr. Robertson received a B.B.A. and an M.B.A. from the University of Michigan.

Magdalena Yesil

Ms. Magdalena Yesil is an Independent Director of the Company. Ms. Yesil has been a director of our company since March 2017. Ms. Yesil is the first investor in and founding board member of Salesforce.com, Inc. and served on that company’s board for more than six years. She spent eight years as a general partner at the venture capital firm US Venture Partners, making 16 investments in a variety of technology start-ups, from 1998 to 2006. Prior to her investing career, Ms. Yesil was an entrepreneur and multiple time founder with UUnet, CyberCash, and MarketPay, and was chosen Entrepreneur of the Year by Red Herring. Most recently, she co-founded Broadway Angels, an angel network based in San Francisco. Ms. Yesil received a B.S. in industrial engineering and management science and an M.S. in electrical engineering from Stanford University.

JoAnn Horne