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Aware Inc (AWRE.OQ)

AWRE.OQ on NASDAQ Stock Exchange Global Market

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13 Aug 2020
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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Brent Johnstone

48 2019 Chairman of the Board

Robert Eckel

61 2019 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

David Barcelo

41 2020 Chief Financial Officer

Mohamed Lazzouni

60 2019 Chief Technology Officer

David Traverse

2020 Controller

Robert Mungovan

2019 Chief Commercial Officer

Peter Faubert

2020 Director

Brian Connolly

49 2012 Independent Director

John Stafford

48 2011 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Brent Johnstone

Mr. Brent P. Johnstone is Chairman of the Board of the Company. Mr. Johnstone serves as a managing director for Quarry Capital Management LLC, a private investment firm which he co-founded in 2005. Mr. Johnstone served as CEO of Royal Pet Supplies, a portfolio company of Quarry Capital Management, from June 2010 to June 2012. Mr. Johnstone has also served as a board member of Royal Pet Supplies since March 2009. Prior to Quarry Capital Management LLC, Mr. Johnstone served as a vice president in the investment management division at Thomson Financial from 2003 to 2005. From 2002 to 2003, Mr. Johnstone served as general manager of TheMarketsPro at TheMarkets.com. Prior to TheMarkets.com, Mr. Johnstone co-founded and launched BulldogResearch.com, a financial website. Prior to co-founding BulldogResearch.com, Mr. Johnstone worked in private client services at Lehman Brothers from 1998 to 1999 and worked as a strategic marketing associate at SystemSoft Corporation from 1995 to 1996. Prior to SystemSoft, Mr. Johnstone worked in investment banking in Morgan Stanley’s real estate and technology corporate finance teams from 1993 to 1995. Mr. Johnstone received a B.A. from Harvard College and an M.B.A. from the Harvard Business School. Our board benefits from Mr. Johnstone’s 24 years’ experience in the investment and financial services industries and his expertise in finance.

Robert Eckel

Mr. Robert A. Eckel is President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of the Company. He currently serves as a strategic advisory board member of Evolv Technology and as a consultant for Digimarc Corporation. Mr. Eckel previously served as an advisor to Sonavation, Inc. from March 2019 to September 2019 and Columbia Tech from February 2019 to September 2019. Mr. Eckel also served as a consultant to Aware from May 2019 to September 2019. Prior to his advisory and consulting work, Mr. Eckel served as the Regional President, Chief Executive Officer of NORAM Identity & Security, Idemia (OT-Morpho) from 2017 to 2018. Prior to Idemia, Mr. Eckel served as President and Chief Executive Officer of MorphoTrust USA LLC from 2011 to 2017. Prior to MorphoTrust USA LLC, Mr. Eckel served in the Secure Credentialing Division of L-1 Identity Solutions Company as President from 2010 to 2011 and as Executive Vice President from 2008 to 2010. Prior to L-1 Identity Solutions Company, Mr. Eckel served as President of the Identity Systems division of Digimarc Corporation from 2005 to 2008. Mr. Eckel received his Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of California Los Angeles and his bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Connecticut. The Aware Board believes that Mr. Eckel’s extensive industry and leadership experience will be of benefit to Aware’s Board and shareholders.

David Barcelo

Mr. David Barcelo serves as Chief Financial Officer of the Company. He served as Vice President of Strategic Marketing of IDEMIA (OT-Morpho) from November 2017 to May 2020. Mr. Barcelo previously served as Vice President of Business Operations for MorphoTrust USA LLC from 2011 to 2017, as Corporate Director of Financial Planning and Strategic Operations of L-1 Identity Solutions from 2006 to 2011, and as Director of Operations for WorkOnCall.com from 2005 to 2006. Mr. Barcelo received his MBA and MIS degrees from Boston University and his Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from Yale University.

Mohamed Lazzouni

Mr. Mohamed Lazzouni is Chief Technology Officer of the Company. He currently serves as a board member of Epochal Technologies, Inc., a provider of demographic data solutions. Mr. Lazzouni served as President and CEO of Epochal Technologies, Inc. from August 2018 to November 2019. Mr. Lazzouni previously served as President of the Anti-Counterfeiting Business, then Chief Operating Officer at Authentix, Inc., a provider of authentication solutions, from 2013 to 2018; Chief Technology Officer and Senior Vice President of MorphoTrust USA LLC, a provider of identity assurance solutions, from 2006 to 2013 and as Chief Technology Officer and Senior Vice President of Viisage Technology, Inc., a provider of identity verification technology, from 2001 to 2006. Mr. Lazzouni received his Ph.D. in Physics from the University of Oxford, his Master’s degree in Physics from the University of London and his Bachelor of Science degree in Physics from Badji Mokhtar University, Annaba (UBMA).

David Traverse

Robert Mungovan

Mr. Robert M. Mungovan serves as Chief Commercial Officer of the Company.

Peter Faubert

Mr. Peter R. Faubert serves as Director of the Company. Mr. Faubert currently serves as the Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer and Secretary of Evolv Technology, Inc., a leader in free-flow threat detection technology, a position he has held since October 15, 2019. He brings over twenty years of extensive finance leadership for public and private software companies that focused on security technology, video service providers, mobility, gaming and enterprise computing. Prior to Evolv, Mr. Faubert served as Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President and Treasurer of SeaChange International, Inc. from July 7, 2016 to October 8, 2019, and from February 25, 2019 to April 4, 2019, served in the Office of the CEO. Mr. Faubert served as Chief Financial officer of This Technology, Inc. from December 2013 to August 2015 when This Technology was acquired by Comcast Corporation (“Comcast”). Mr. Faubert provided consulting services to Comcast until June 2016. Prior to This Technology, Mr. Faubert served as Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of Vision Government Solutions, Inc. from October 2012 to December 2013, Chief Financial Officer of JNJ Mobile (MocoSpace) from February 2009 to July 2012 and Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer at Turbine, Inc. from August 2005 to January 2009. Prior to that Mr. Faubert held various senior finance positions with Viisage Technology Inc., Burntsand Inc. and Ariba Inc. Mr. Faubert is also a Certified Public Accountant. Mr. Faubert received a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Northeastern University.

Brian Connolly

Mr. Brian D. Connolly serves as Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Connolly has served as a director of Aware since January 2012. Mr. Connolly is currently a portfolio manager for Millstreet Capital Management LLC, an investment firm which he co-founded in 2010. Prior to Millstreet Capital Management LLC, Mr. Connolly served as a senior analyst at Regiment Capital Advisors, LP from 2005 to 2008. From 2000 to 2005, Mr. Connolly served as a research analyst at Fidelity Management & Research Company. Mr. Connolly received a B.A. from Harvard University and an M.B.A. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Sloan School of Management. Our board benefits from Mr. Connolly’s over 21 years of experience in the financial services and investing field and his expertise in finance.

John Stafford

Mr. John S. Stafford III serves as Independent Director of the Company. He has served as a director of Aware since January 2011. Since 2001, Mr. Stafford has served as Chief Executive Officer of Ronin Capital, LLC, a registered broker dealer with proprietary trading operations encompassing equity, fixed income and derivative securities. Since 2012, Mr. Stafford has served as Chief Executive Officer of Ronin Trading LLC, a non-registered entity with proprietary trading operations in various financial instruments. Mr. Stafford has also previously served as a board member of Xencor, Inc. Mr. Stafford has also made investments in over 40 private companies, and has served as a board member on several of these companies. Our board benefits from Mr. Stafford’s investing experience, his experience as a member of other boards of directors, and the fact that, as one of our significant stockholders, his and our stockholders’ interests in the success of Aware are aligned.