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Sphere 3D Corp (ANY.OQ)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Eric Kelly

55 2014 Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer

Peter Tassiopoulos

2014 President, Vice Chairman of the Board

Kurt Kalbfleisch

48 2014 Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President

Cheemin Bo-Linn

62 2017 Director

Vivekanand Mahadevan

61 2014 Director

Duncan McEwan

2017 Director

Biographies

Name Description

Eric Kelly

Mr. Eric L. Kelly of Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer of Sphere 3D Corp. He is a seasoned executive with over 30 years' experience in the technology industry and possesses distinct operational, marketing and sales experience. Mr. Kelly has served as Chief Executive Officer of Overland Storage since January 2009, its President since January 2010 and a member of its Board of Directors since November 2007. Previously, he was President of Silicon Valley Management Partners Inc., a management consulting and M&A advisory firm, which he co-founded in 2007. Prior to Overland, Mr. Kelly also held the positions of Vice President and General Manager of Storage Systems Solutions at Adaptec, Inc.; President and CEO of Snap Appliance, which was acquired by Adaptec; President of the Systems Division at Maxtor Corp.; and had various prior executive-level roles with Dell Computer Corp., Diamond Multimedia, Conner Peripherals and IBM. In March of 2013, U.S. Deputy Secretary of Commerce Rebecca Blank appointed Mr. Kelly to the 2013 US Department of Commerce Manufacturing Council, where he currently serves as Vice-chairman of the subcommittee on Workforce and Public Perception of Manufacturing. Mr. Kelly possesses an M.B.A. from San Francisco State University and a B.S. in Business from San Jose State University.

Peter Tassiopoulos

Mr. Peter Tassiopoulos is President, Vice Chairman of the Board of Sphere 3D Corp. Mr. Tassiopoulos is a current member of the Board and has served as President of the Corporation since December 1, 2014. Mr. Tassiopoulos served as the Chief Executive Officer of the Corporation from March 2013 until December 1, 2014. Mr. Tassiopoulos has extensive experience in information technology business development and global sales as well as a successful track record leading early-stage technology companies. He has been actively involved as a business consultant over the past 10 years, including acting as Chief Operating Officer and then Chief Executive Officer of BioSign Technologies Inc. from September 2009 to April 2011 and Chief Executive Officer of IgeaCare Systems Inc. from February 2003 to December 2008. Mr. Tassiopoulos currently serves on the board of directors of Argentium Resources, Inc., a Canada-based mineral exploration company.

Kurt Kalbfleisch

Mr. Kurt Kalbfleisch is Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President of Sphere 3D Corp. In connection with our acquisition of Overland, we assumed the employment agreement then in effect between Overland and Mr. Kalbfleisch (the “Kalbfleisch Agreement”), who had been serving as Overland’s Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer and was appointed our Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, effective December 1, 2014. The Kalbfleisch Agreement provides for Mr. Kalbfleisch to earn a base salary of $266,000. In November 2013, Mr. Kalbfleisch’s base salary was increased to $300,000. If we terminate Mr. Kalbfleisch's employment without cause or he resigns his employment for good reason before the end of a fiscal quarter or year, he will be eligible to receive a prorated amount of the target bonus for the fiscal quarter or year in which his employment terminates. For purposes of the Kalbfleisch Agreement, the terms “cause” and “good reason” are defined in the agreement, and a termination of employment by us without cause includes a termination by us at the end of the term then in effect. The Kalbfleisch Agreement automatically renews each year for additional one-year terms. We may unilaterally modify Mr. Kalbfleisch's cash compensation at any time, subject to Mr. Kalbfleisch's right to terminate his employment for good reason.

Cheemin Bo-Linn

Dr. Cheemin Bo-Linn, Ed.D. serves as Director of the Company. She has been appointed as the Chairperson of the Board's Audit Committee, and will also serve as a member of both the Compensation and the Nominating and Governance Committees. Over the past 25 years, Dr. Bo-Linn has had a successful career in both the private and public markets where she held executive and leadership positions that spanned technology, finance and operations. Her corporate leadership experience has included serving as Vice President of IBM Corporation, where she was responsible for a multi-billion dollar global business in IT infrastructure, software, and enterprise storage, as well as serving as Chief Marketing and Revenue Officer of NetLine Corp, a digital marketing firm. She also has a broad range of board governance experience where she has served on the boards of both public and private technology companies. Dr. Bo-Linn is currently President and CEO of Peritus Partners, Inc., a consulting services firm focused on assisting companies to identify opportunities to increase shareholder value. She also serves as a director of SNOMED, a global organization that administers and develops clinical language for analytics and software.

Vivekanand Mahadevan

Mr. Vivekanand Mahadevan is Director of Sphere 3D Corp. Mr. Mahadevan, also known as Vic, is a current member of the Board and also serves as the Chair of the Nominating and Governance Committee. Mr. Mahadevan has been the Chief Executive Officer of Dev Solutions, Inc., a consulting firm that helps technology startups build next-generation market leaders in data analytics, security, storage and cloud markets since March 2012. Mr. Mahadevan was the Chief Strategy Officer for NetApp, Inc., a supplier of enterprise storage and data management software and hardware products and services, from November 2010 until February 2012. Prior to that time served as Vice President of Marketing for LSI Corporation, an electronics company that designs semiconductors and software that accelerate storage and networking, from January 2009 to September 2010. Prior to LSI Corporation, he was Chief Executive Officer for Deeya Energy, Inc., and has also held senior management positions with leading storage and systems management companies including BMC Software, Compaq, Ivita, and Maxxan Systems. Mr. Mahadevan currently serves on the board of directors of Violin Memory, Inc., a supplier of all-flash storage and data management products, and is a member of its audit committee (since 2014).

Duncan McEwan

Mr. Duncan J. McEwan is Director of the company. Previously, Mr. McEwan was Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer of Call-Net Enterprises Inc., a provider of long-distance telephone services until it merged into Rogers Communication Inc. (2004-2005); President and Chief Operating Officer of Sprint Canada Inc., an integrated, national telecommunications provider (2001-2004); Chief Executive Officer of Northpoint Canada Communications, a provider of high-speed data and Internet (DSL) lines (2000-2001); President and Chief Executive Officer of Canadian Satellite Communications (Cancom) (1996-2000). Mr. McEwan has been Chairman of the Board of Geminare, Inc. since 2010, an emerging global leader in business continuity and cloud-based software systems, and has previously served on a number of other public and private company boards. Mr. McEwan is a graduate of the University of Toronto.

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

Eric Kelly

231,908

Peter Tassiopoulos

560,135

Kurt Kalbfleisch

114,216

Cheemin Bo-Linn

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Vivekanand Mahadevan

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Duncan McEwan

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As Of  31 Dec 2014