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Anterix Inc (ATEX.OQ)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Morgan O'Brien

75 2020 Executive Chairman of the Board

Robert Schwartz

54 2020 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Timothy Gray

50 2014 Chief Financial Officer

Ryan Gerbrandt

42 2020 Chief Operating Officer

Elaine Gangeri

54 2019 Chief Accounting Officer and Assistant Corporate Secretary

Gena Ashe

58 2019 General Counsel, Corporate Secretary

Hamid Akhavan

2020 Director

Leslie Daniels

2020 Director

Gregory Haller

53 2018 Independent Director

Singleton McAllister

68 2018 Independent Director

Gregory Pratt

70 2020 Independent Director

Paul Saleh

64 2016 Independent Director

Natasha Vecchiarelli

2017 Investor Relations Manager

Biographies

Name Description

Morgan O'Brien

Mr. Morgan E. O'Brien serves as Executive Chairman of the Board of the Company. He has also served as a member of our Board since April 2012, and as Vice Chairman from May 2014 to April 2018. In April 2018, Mr. O’Brien transitioned to serving as our Chief Executive Officer. From January 2009 to present, Mr. O’Brien has served as an independent consultant to several wireless start-ups and until June 2017 served as a member of the board of directors of GTT Communications, Inc. (NYSE: GTT). As a co-founder and chairman of Nextel, Mr. O’Brien led the creation of the first all-digital nationwide wireless network (the Nextel National Network) and brought push-to-talk (“PTT”) communication to the mass business and consumer market. After the merger of Nextel with Sprint Corporation in 2004, he was a co-founder of Cyren Call Communications Corporation, where he served until January 2009. Mr. O’Brien was recognized in 1987 as New Jersey Entrepreneur of the Year and was voted the RCR Person of the Year in 1993 and again in 2006. In 2005, he was inducted into the Washington, DC Business Hall of Fame, and in 2007 he was named a Fellow of the Radio Club of America and was named by Fierce Wireless as “one of the top U.S. wireless innovators of all time.” In 2016, Mr. O’Brien was awarded the Armstrong Medal, the highest award of the Radio Club of America, for demonstrated excellence and lasting contributions to radio arts and sciences. Mr. O’Brien has also served on a number of boards of other public companies including Sprint and Williams elecommunications. He also serves on the board of several private companies and charitable organizations. Mr. O’Brien is a graduate of Georgetown University and received his law degree from Northwestern University.

Robert Schwartz

Mr. Robert H. Schwartz serves as President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of the Company. Mr. Schwartz was appointed our President & Chief Executive Officer in July 2020. Having joined the Company in 2015 as Chief Strategy and Development Officer, he became our President and Chief Operating Officer in May 2018. Prior to joining our Company, beginning in October 2013, Mr. Schwartz served as Chief Executive Officer of STI Brasil, LLC; a company focused on developing shared fiber infrastructure for wireless operators in Brazil. Prior to STI, from November 2009 to September 2013, Mr. Schwartz served as a Managing Director of Unison Site Management, during which time Unison acquired and managed cell site easements throughout the United States and sold its site portfolio to American Tower. From June 2006 to October 2009, Mr. Schwartz was Managing Partner of Woodmont Partners LLC, a strategic consultancy to telecom, media, and technology companies, including software, wireless, and cable companies. Earlier, Mr. Schwartz was Executive Vice President of IDT Telecom from 2001 to 2006, and led corporate development, product management, and the wireless division. In 1996, Mr. Schwartz joined The Associated Group to launch Teligent. He became Teligent’s Senior Vice President of Corporate Development, leading functions including strategy, capital markets, investor relations and M&A activities through the startup, initial public offering, and the sale to Liberty Media. Mr. Schwartz also served as Director of Corporate Development at Nextel and its precursor Fleetcall where he was responsible for supporting key strategic, M&A, and capital markets initiatives. Mr. Schwartz holds an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from George Washington University’s School of Government & Business Affairs.

Timothy Gray

Mr. Timothy Gray CPA serves as Chief Financial Officer of the Company. From November 2011 to May 2013, Mr. Gray served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of MedImmune, Inc. (Nasdaq: MEDI) (“MedImmune”), and then served as Senior Vice President of Finance for MedImmune’s Specialty Care Group until November 2013. Mr. Gray also served in various other finance roles at MedImmune since April 2008. Prior to joining MedImmune, Mr. Gray served in finance positions at AOL (NYSE: AOL) and Nextel and started his career at Deloitte & Touche LLP. He is also a member of the Audit Committee of the Children’s Inn at the National Institutes of Health. Mr. Gray received a B.B.A. in Accounting from the University of Notre Dame and is a certified public accountant.

Ryan Gerbrandt

Mr. Ryan Gerbrandt serves as Chief Operating Officer of the Company. He joins Anterix from Trilliant Networks, a communications platforms and applications provider to utilities and smart cities, where he served for 13 years, most recently as Managing Director of Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), after successfully overseeing other significant operational activities. Gerbrandt has dedicated his career to addressing mission critical communications issues and, prior to Trilliant, he was responsible for utility communications and control systems at Manitoba Hydro, an electric power and natural gas provider.

Elaine Gangeri

Ms. Elaine M. Gangeri serves as Chief Accounting Officer and Assistant Corporate Secretary of the Company. Ms. Gangeri is responsible for the company's accounting operations and financial reporting functions. Prior to joining Anterix in 2014, she served as the controller for the Americas region at Nice Systems Ltd, an Israeli-based company specializing in telephone voice recording, data security and surveillance. Before Nice Systems, she held the roles of controller, financial reporting director and accounting manager at Virgin Mobile USA, Inc., a prepaid cell phone company, from 2002 to 2010. Ms. Gangeri also held notable accounting and finance positions at Metromedia Fiber Network, Lucent Technologies, and International Specialty Products. Dedicated to educating and developing accounting and other business professionals, Ms. Gangeri served as an adjunct professor and lecturer at Bergen Community College in New Jersey from 2008 to 2011. Ms. Gangeri holds a Bachelor of Arts in business administration from Gettysburg College and a Master of Business Administration with a concentration in accounting from Fairleigh Dickinson University. She is a certified public accountant and certified equity professional.

Gena Ashe

Ms. Gena Lynn Ashe J.D. serves as General Counsel, Corporate Secretary of the Company. Prior to Anterix, Ms. Ashe held senior legal roles with KKR portfolio company The Brickman Group, LLC. (now BrightView Landscapes LLC NYSE: BV), where she served as Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary, Catalina Marketing Corporation, Public Broadcasting Service (PBS), Darden Restaurants, Inc., Lucent Technologies, Inc., AT&T, and most recently Adtalem Global Education (NYSE:ATGE), where she also served as Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary. Earlier, Ms. Ashe was an electrical engineer with IBM Corporation before joining IBM’s legal team. She is a member of the Board of Directors at XPO Logistics (NYSE: XPO), where she serves on the audit and acquisition committees, and at XPO Logistics Europe S.A. (Euronext: XPO), where she serves as Vice Chairman of the Board. She holds a Juris Doctorate from Georgetown University, a Master of Science in electrical engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology and a Bachelor of Science in mathematics and physics from Spelman College. Ms. Ashe is a graduate of the executive development program of the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and holds a certificate in international management from Oxford University in England.

Hamid Akhavan

Leslie Daniels

Gregory Haller

Mr. Gregory A. Haller serves as Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Haller has served as a member of our Board since November 2018. He has more than 30 years of experience serving as a senior executive in the wireless and telecommunication services industries. Since July 2018, he has served as the Chief Operating Officer at Alorica, Inc. (“Alorica”), a leading customer relationships management company. At Alorica, Mr. Haller is responsible for global operations, client solutions, global business services and marketing communications. Prior to joining Alorica, Mr. Haller served in a number of senior executive positions at Verizon Wireless (NYSE: VZ) (“Verizon”). From August 2016 to June 2018, Mr. Haller was the chief executive for Verizon’s prepaid brand, Visible. Prior to that, from January 2012 until August 2016, he was the president of the west area for all Verizon sales and operations, which encompassed the 18 most western states in the U.S. From September 2010 through January 2012, he held the roles of President, Enterprise and Government Markets and Vice President of Consumer Marketing. Through his 29-year career at Verizon, he also served in leadership positions in the areas of operations, sales, marketing and advanced solutions as well as consumer product portfolio and pricing. Mr. Haller received his Bachelor of Arts in business administration from Wittenberg University.

Singleton McAllister

Ms. Singleton B. McAllister serves as Independent Director of the Company. Ms. McAllister is currently serving as Of Counsel at the law firm Husch Blackwell, LLP, a Senior Advisor with Husch Blackwell Strategies. Before joining Husch Blackwell in May 2014, Ms. McAllister served as a partner in the law firms of Williams Mullen from 2012 to 2014, Blank Rome LLP from 2010 to 2012 and LeClairRyan from 2007 to 2010. Prior to entering private practice, Ms. McAllister served for five years as the general counsel for the United States Agency for International Development and previously served in senior positions in the U.S. House of Representatives. Ms. McAllister is a director of Alliant Energy Corporation (NYSE: LNT) and serves on its Nominating and Governance Committee and a past share of its Compensation and Personnel Committee. She also serves on the Proxy Board of Securitas Infrastructure Services, Inc. She has been a member of the Blue Ribbon Advisory Board on Compensation and Personnel issues for the National Association of Corporate Directors’ (“NACD”). Most recently, she has been recognized in 2018 as one of the top Corporate Directors’ of NACD. She also served as a director of United Rentals (NYSE: URI) from 2004 to May 2018, and previously chaired the National Women’s Business Center. Ms. McAllister is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, fellow to the National Academy of Public Administration and Vice Chairman of the National Women History Museum Board of Directors. She has also served on the Advisory Board of the African Development Foundation and has been appointed Secretary to the Virginia State Board of Elections. Ms. McAllister has a B.A. from the University of Maryland and completed Graduate Studies in International Relations and earned her law degree from Howard University.

Gregory Pratt

Mr. Gregory A. Pratt serves as Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Pratt is the Chairman of the Board of Directors at Carpenter Technology Corporation and served as interim President and Chief Executive Officer of Carpenter in fiscal years 2010 and 2015. Mr. Pratt is a former Vice Chairman and director of OAO Technology Solutions, Inc. ("OAOT"), an information technology and professional services company. He joined OAOT in 1998 as President and Chief Executive Officer after OAOT acquired Enterprise Technology Group Inc. a software engineering firm founded by Mr. Pratt. Mr. Pratt served as President and Chief Operations Officer of Intelligent Electronics, Inc. from 1991 through 1996, and was co-founder, and served variously as Chief Financial Officer and President, of Atari (US) Corporation from 1984 through 1991. Mr. Pratt serves as Chairman of the Nominating and Governance Committee and a member of the Audit Committee at Tredegar Corporation (NYSE: TG). He served as a Director and Audit Committee Chairman of AmeriGas Propane. Inc., a public company listed on the NYSE for seven years. Mr. Pratt is a National Association of Corporate Directors ("NACD") Board Leadership Fellow. He has demonstrated his commitment to boardroom excellence by completing NACD's comprehensive program of study for experienced corporate directors, which is a rigorous suite of courses spanning leading practices for boards and committees. He also was appointed to serve a three-year term on the Standing Advisory Group of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board ending November 2016. He supplements his skill sets through ongoing engagement with the director community and access to leading practices. Mr. Pratt received his MBA in finance from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, and his Bachelor of Science in business administration from Cheyney University. He is a certified public accountant.

Paul Saleh

Mr. Paul N. Saleh serves as Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Saleh currently serves as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of DXC Technology (NYSE: DXC), which was formed in 2017 from the merger of Computer Sciences Corp. (“CSC”) and Hewlett Packard Enterprise Services. Previously Mr. Saleh served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for CSC. Prior to CSC, Mr. Saleh was the Chief Financial Officer for Gannett Co. Inc. (NYSE: GCI), as well as Sprint Nextel Corporation and Walt Disney International (NYSE: DIS). Before joining the Walt Disney Company, he was with Honeywell International Inc. (NYSE: HON) for 12 years, where he held various leadership positions in finance, including Treasurer of the company. Institutional Investor Magazine named Mr. Saleh as the best Chief Financial Officer in the wireless telecom industry in 2004, 2005, 2006 and 2007. In 2005, Treasury & Risk Management magazine recognized him as one of the 100 Most Influential People in Finance. In 2006 and 2017, Mr. Saleh received the Public Company CFO of the Year Award from the Northern Virginia Technology Council. Mr. Saleh holds an MBA with distinction in Finance; an M.S. in Computer, Information & Control Engineering; and a B.S.in Electrical Engineering, all from the University of Michigan.

Natasha Vecchiarelli