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Anterix Inc (ATEX.OQ)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Brian McAuley

78 2004 Chairman of the Board

Robert Schwartz

53 2018 President, Chief Operating Officer

Morgan O'Brien

75 2018 Chief Executive Officer, Director

John Pescatore

54 2018 Vice Chairman of the Board

Timothy Gray

49 2014 Chief Financial Officer

Mark Hennessy

61 2017 Lead Independent Director

Greg Haller

52 2018 Director

T. Clark Akers

62 2014 Independent Director

Rachelle Chong

60 2018 Independent Director

Greg Cominos

60 2018 Independent Director

Singleton McAllister

67 2018 Independent Director

Paul Saleh

63 2016 Independent Director

Natasha Vecchiarelli

2017 Investor Relations Manager

Biographies

Name Description

Brian McAuley

Mr. Brian D. McAuley is the Chairman of the Board of the Company. Mr. McAuley is a co-founder of Nextel Communications, Inc. (Nasdaq: NXTL) (“Nextel”) and held senior executive positions at Nextel from its inception in 1987 until 1996, including seven years as President and Chief Executive Officer. Upon leaving Nextel, he joined Imagine Tile, Inc., a custom tile manufacturer, where he served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer from 1996 to 1999, and where he continues to serve as Chairman of the Board. Mr. McAuley also served as President and Chief Executive Officer of NeoWorld Communications, Inc., a wireless telecommunications company, from 1999 until the sale of that company to Nextel in 2003. Mr. McAuley is a certified public accountant and, prior to co-founding Nextel, his positions included Chief Financial Officer of Millicom Incorporated, Corporate Controller at Norton Simon Inc. and Manager at Deloitte & Touche LLP. Mr. McAuley served on the board of directors of United Rentals (NYSE: URI) from April 2004 until May 4, 2017. Mr. McAuley has a B.B.A. Degree from Adelphi University and is a member of various finance and telecommunications industry organizations.

Robert Schwartz

Mr. Robert H. Schwartz is President, Chief Operating Officer of the Company. He joined the Company as Chief Strategy and Development Officer in August 2015. Prior to joining our Company, beginning in October 2013, Mr. Schwartz served as Chief Executive Officer of STI Brasil, LLC (“STI”), 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 (“Unison”), during which Unison acquired and managed cell site easements throughout the United States and sold its site portfolio to American Tower (NYSE: AMT). 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, mobile and cable companies. Earlier Mr. Schwartz was Executive Vice President of IDT Telecom, Inc. from 2001 to 2006, and led corporate development, product management, and the mobile division. In 1996, Mr. Schwartz joined The Associated Group to launch Teligent Inc. (“Teligent”), and 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 Corporation. Mr. Schwartz also served as Director of Corporate Development at Nextel where he was responsible for supporting key strategy, M&A, and capital markets initiatives. Mr. Schwartz holds an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and a B.B.A. from George Washington University’s School of Government & Business Administration.

Morgan O'Brien

Mr. Morgan E. O'Brien is Chief Executive Officer, Director 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.

John Pescatore

Mr. John C. Pescatore is Vice Chairman of the Board of the Company. He previously served as our President and Chief Executive Officer from August 2004 until April 2018. Mr. Pescatore has also served as a member of our Board since August 2004. He is a seasoned telecommunications executive with particular expertise in rapidly growing companies. Prior to his service at pdvWireless, he was Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of NeoWorld Communications. NeoWorld was founded to develop and launch a nationwide dispatch system and held spectrum in major markets throughout the United States. The company was successfully sold to Nextel Communications in 2003. Prior to that, Mr. Pescatore was Executive Vice President of Operations with Expanets, Inc., one of the fastest growing voice and data communications solutions and services companies in the United States during his tenure. He was one of the key architects in building Expanets and saw the business through enormous growth by strategic acquisitions. Prior to that, Mr. Pescatore was part of the team involved in the start-up of Nextel, where he held numerous senior leadership positions including Vice President of Operations, President of the Two-Way Radio Division, and President of the New York Area during its digital system rollout. Prior to Nextel, Mr. Pescatore was a consultant with Deloitte & Touche LLP. He earned his undergraduate degree in accounting from New York University and earned his certified public accountant certification.

Timothy Gray

Mr. Timothy Gray, CPA is the 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.

Mark Hennessy

Mr. Mark J. Hennessy is an Lead Independent Director of the company. Mr. Hennessy retired in December 2015 after a 34-year career at IBM (NYSE: IBM) where he served in a number of executive management and leadership positions. During his tenure at IBM, Mr. Hennessy was responsible for global integration initiatives and technology operations focused on innovation and growth. He served as General Manager for several IBM businesses, including the Asia Pacific Systems business based in Tokyo, the European business based in Zurich, and the Global Distribution Sector based at IBM corporate headquarters. Mr. Hennessy also held several IBM executive staff assignments, including Global Chief Information Officer, General Manager of Global Business Partners and General Manager of Strategy and Sales Transformation. During the last five years, Mr. Hennessy’s positions at IBM included General Manager of the European business, General Manager of the Global Distribution Sector and General Manager of Global Business Partners. For the past seven years, Mr. Hennessy has served on the board of directors of Covenant House International where he has led many board activities, including strategic planning, program evaluation and site expansion. Mr. Hennessy received Covenant House International’s Beacon of Hope award in 2014. Mr. Hennessy holds a B.A. in Economics from Boston College and an MBA from the University of Chicago.

Greg Haller

Mr. Greg A. Haller is Director of the Company. 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: YZ) (“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 B.B.A. from Wittenberg University.

T. Clark Akers

Mr. T. Clark Akers is an Independent Director of the Company. He has served as a Managing Director, SBIC Funds Placement Division at B. Riley FBR (Nasdaq: FBRC), a Los Angeles, CA based investment banking firm, since September 2015. His responsibilities at B Riley FBR include raising capital for Small Business Investment Company (SBIC) funds for experienced U.S. investment managers. Prior to B. Riley FBR, Mr. Akers was a Managing Director at Commerce Street Capital, a Dallas, TX based investment banking firm. Mr. Akers serves on the advisory board of Pharos Capital Group, a private equity firm based in Nashville, TN and Dallas, TX. Mr. Akers serves on the board of the Fred Jones Companies, the automotive affiliate of Hall Capital, an Oklahoma City, OK based family office. Mr. Akers also served, from 2004 to 2009, as Vice Chairman of Intechra, the largest electronic waste and asset disposal company in the U.S. As a founder of Intechra (Group LLC) (“Intechra”), Mr. Akers raised $50 million of equity that was necessary for the organic and acquisitive growth which marked Intechra’s rise to leadership in the e-waste business. Additionally, he was responsible for recruiting key members of Intechra’s management team. Following those initiatives, he worked closely with the sales team on targeted Fortune 100 business development efforts. Prior to Intechra, Mr. Akers served as Senior Vice President of External Affairs for TeleCorp PCS, Inc., the ninth largest wireless phone company in the U.S. before its acquisition by AT&T Wireless in 2002. Mr. Akers received his B.A. from Vanderbilt University in 1979.

Rachelle Chong

Ms. Rachelle B. Chong, J.D., is Independent Director of the company. Ms. Chong established and has served as the principal of the Law Office of Rachelle Chong since July 2013, focusing on representing internet, telecommunication, energy and transportation clients before the FCC, the California Public Utilities Commission and the California State Legislature. Prior to entering private practice, she was appointed and served in a number of significant Federal and State leadership positions, including Commissioner of the FCC from 1994 to 1997, Commissioner of the California Public Utilities Commission from 2006 to 2009 and Special Counsel Advanced Information and Communications Technologies, California Department of Technology from 2009 to 2011. From 2011 to 2013, she served as the Vice President, Government Affairs, California Region for Comcast Communications. She also previously served as a law partner at two international law firms, Coudert Brothers LLP and Graham & James LLP. She serves on the board of the CalAsian Chamber of Commerce and the California Foundation for the Economy and the Environment. In the past, she served as a member of the boards of Corsair, Lightbridge and Authorize.net. She has served on various non-profit organization boards, including Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Bay Area, the Legal Services Trust Fund, and the California Emerging Technology Fund. Ms. Chong has a dual degree in Political Science and Journalism from the University of California, Berkeley, and earned her legal degree from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law.

Greg Cominos

Mr. Greg W. Cominos is an Independent Director of the company. Mr. Cominos is a 32-year veteran of both the power and the oil and gas industries, most recently serving as Executive Vice President of Benchmark Electronics Corporation (NYSE: BHE) (“Benchmark”). He joined Benchmark following 18 years of service with General Electric Company (NYSE: GE) (“GE”), where he held executive positions from 2009 to 2015, including President and CEO of GE’s $1B Flow and Process Technologies Division (formerly Dresser Corp.) from April 2013 to June 2015, Chief Commercial Officer of GE’s $8B Energy Management Division (Power Transmission, Distribution, and Control solutions) from April 2011 to May 2013, and Chief Operating Officer of GE’s $3B Digital Energy Division (Smart Grid Products and Services) from March 2009 to April 2011. In these roles, Mr. Cominos led international GE organizations, managed businesses in the utility, independent power, and power ministry sectors, and was a Senior Executive of GE. He engaged actively with electric industry associations, utilities, regulators, and other stakeholders to promote the benefits and paybacks of modernizing the world’s electrical grids with an emphasis on smarter and cleaner technologies. In his early GE years, he held general management positions in the Turbine-Generator business where he led business development for the services segment globally. Prior to GE, Mr. Cominos spent 11 years with Siemens Power. Mr. Cominos holds a B.S. in Industrial Engineering from West Virginia University.

Singleton McAllister

Ms. Singleton B. McAllister is an 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.

Paul Saleh

Mr. Paul N. Saleh is an 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 since 2012. 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 telecom wireless 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; a M.S.in Computer, Information & Control Engineering; and a B.S.in Electrical Engineering, all from the University of Michigan. He resides with his family in the Washington D.C., metropolitan area.

Natasha Vecchiarelli

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

Brian McAuley

460,000

Robert Schwartz

3,293,780

Morgan O'Brien

1,119,420

John Pescatore

4,315,790

Timothy Gray

786,527

Mark Hennessy

177,799

Greg Haller

89,976

T. Clark Akers

158,005

Rachelle Chong

122,478

Greg Cominos

122,478

Singleton McAllister

127,673

Paul Saleh

140,005

Natasha Vecchiarelli

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As Of  31 Mar 2019