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Meet Group Inc (MEET.OQ)

MEET.OQ on NASDAQ Stock Exchange Capital Market

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Spencer Rhodes

39 2016 Non-Executive Independent Chairman of the Board

Geoffrey Cook

38 2013 Chief Executive Officer, Director

Jim Bugden

2017 Interim Chief Financial Officer

Frederic Beckley

52 2011 Executive Vice President - Business Affairs, General Counsel

Niklas Lindstrom

40 2017 Chief Technology Officer

Mike Johnson

2017 Chief Accounting Officer

William Alena

44 2011 Chief Revenue Officer

Jean Clifton

56 2013 Independent Director

Christopher Fralic

54 2017 Independent Director

James Parmelee

2017 Independent Director

Bedi Singh

57 2017 Independent Director

Jason Whitt

45 2014 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Spencer Rhodes

Mr. Spencer G. Rhodes is an Non-Executive Independent Chairman of the Board of the Company. Mr. Rhodes has served as a director since April 2013. Mr. Rhodes is Alternative Investments Global Business Manager of Allianz Global Investors, an investment management firm, where he has worked since July of 2013. Prior to that, Mr. Rhodes was the Chief Operating Officer and Head of Business Development for Tradewinds Investment Management LP, also an investment management firm. Mr. Rhodes was affiliated with Tradewinds Investment Management LP from January 2008 to June 2013. Before that Mr. Rhodes was a Vice President with BlackRock Investment Management. Mr. Rhodes also was an angel investor and board observer for myYearbook. Mr. Rhodes has served as a director of Sierra Molecular Corporation, a private biotechnology corporation, since 2011. Mr. Rhodes was selected to serve on our Board because of his investment experience and his experience with emerging companies.

Geoffrey Cook

Mr. Geoffrey Cook is Chief Executive Officer, Director of the Company. Mr. Cook served as our Chief Operating Officer from November 2011 through March 2013. Mr. Cook was appointed to the Board in connection with the merger of the Company (then named “Quepasa Corporation”) with Insider Guides, Inc. d/b/a myYearbook (“myYearbook”). Mr. Cook co-founded myYearbook where he served as Chief Executive Officer from 2005 until its merger with Quepasa in November 2011. During his tenure at myYearbook, Mr. Cook grew myYearbook to profitability and $30+ million revenue with 100 employees. Mr. Cook previously founded EssayEdge and ResumeEdge while a student at Harvard University in 1997 and sold them to the Thomson Corporation in 2002. Mr. Cook serves as a director pursuant to his employment agreement with the Company.

Jim Bugden

Frederic Beckley

Mr. Frederic Beckley is Executive Vice President - Business Affairs, General Counsel of the Company. From September 2000 to December 2010, Mr. Beckley worked at TruePosition, Inc., where his last position was Executive Vice President, Business Development and General Counsel. From August 1995 to September 2000, Mr. Beckley held a number of positions at Verizon Corporation, including Senior Counsel, Business Development at Verizon Wireless. Mr. Beckley began his professional career in private practice, at Dechert, Price & Rhoads from June 1990 to January 1993, and Pepper, Hamilton & Scheetz, from February 1993 to July 1995.

Niklas Lindstrom

Mr. Niklas Lindstrom is Chief Technology Officer of the Company. Mr. Lindstrom co-founded Skout, Inc. and served as its Chief Technology Officer from January 2008 until MeetMe acquired Skout in October 2016. Before Skout, Mr. Lindstrom worked for Metrotech Corporation as Project Manager, Engineering from January 2006 until January 2008, and as a Senior Software Engineer from November 2003 to January 2006. Prior to that he was a Senior Software Engineer for International SoftDevices Corporation from 2000 until 2003.

Mike Johnson

William Alena

Mr. William Alena is Chief Revenue Officer of the Company. Mr. Alena was appointed Chief Revenue Officer in connection with the myYearbook merger. From April 2007 until November 2011, Mr. Alena served as the Chief Revenue Officer of myYearbook. From March 2002 to March 2007, Mr. Alena served as the Director of Internet Advertising at Scholastic Inc. (NASDAQ: SCHL), a global children’s publishing, education and media company.

Jean Clifton

Ms. Jean Clifton is an Independent Director of the Company. Ms. Clifton joined Veterinary Specialists of North America, LLC upon its formation in July 2014 as the company’s Chief Financial Officer. Ms. Clifton performs consulting services through Platinum Strategic Partners, LLC, a financial and operations consulting firm she founded in 2006. Ms. Clifton served as the Chief Financial Officer of WestwoodOne (f/k/a Dial Global, Inc.) from June 2012 through January 2014 after completing the sale of the company and post-sale integration work. From July 1986 through June 2006, Ms. Clifton worked for Journal Register Company, a New York Stock Exchange listed company, and its predecessor companies, in various capacities in the U.S. and Europe, including as President and Chief Operating Officer from 2005 to 2006 and Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer from 1989 to 2005 and served on the Board of Directors of the company. Ms. Clifton has held Chief Financial Officer/Chief Accounting Officer positions at Readers’ Digest and three MidOcean Partners portfolio companies (Penton Media from 2008 through 2010, Olympus Media and Jones & Frank). Ms. Clifton was selected to serve on our Board because of her financial experience, including her roles in raising billions of dollars in various forms of debt capital (for acquisition plans and other purposes) and managing the capital allocation for both private and public companies in the United States and Europe.

Christopher Fralic

Mr. Christopher D. Fralic is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Fralic is a partner at First Round Capital, a seed-stage venture firm, where he has worked since March 2006. At First Round he has focused on numerous investment areas that include advertising and marketing technology, social/mobile, eCommerce/travel, connected devices and gaming. Mr. Fralic has over 30 years of technology industry experience including having served in several significant Internet business development roles since 1996. First Round was an early investor in myYearbook and Mr. Fralic was a board observer for myYearbook. Prior to joining First Round, Mr. Fralic served as VP of Business Development at social bookmarking and tagging company del.icio.us through its acquisition by Yahoo! He was also one of the early employees at Half.com, where he served as VP of Business Development starting in 1999, and following the company’s acquisition by eBay, he spent six years with eBay in a variety of business development, media and entertainment roles. Mr. Fralic has also attended the TED Conference for more than 20 years and helped to launch TEDTalks, which have been viewed over four billion times. Mr. Fralic was selected to serve on our Board because he is a well-known technology veteran who brings substantial experience to MeetMe, including a strong network and deep industry expertise.

James Parmelee

Mr. Jim Parmelee serves as Independent Director of the company. Mr. Parmelee brings over 25 years of technology industry experience. He is currently an advisor to Hamilton Robinson Capital Partners, a middle market focused private equity firm. Jim was previously a Managing Director in Peak Ten Management LLC, where he was responsible for the firm's investments in the software, Internet and technology infrastructure verticals. Before Peak Ten, Jim was a Partner in Union Square Advisors, an M&A advisory firm focused on the technology sector, where he led the firm's global Information Technology infrastructure practice. Jim was previously a leading data networking and telecom equipment equity research analyst at Credit Suisse First Boston (now Credit Suisse). Jim was highly ranked by external polls throughout his research career including being named six times to Institutional Investor Magazine's All America Research Team.

Bedi Singh

Mr. Bedi Ajay Singh is Independent Director of the company. He brings more than 25 years of public company operating and financial experience to The Meet Group, most recently in his former role as CFO of News Corporation. Prior to News Corp., Mr. Singh served as Co-CEO, President & CFO of MGM Studios, CFO of Gemstar-TV Guide, CFO of Novartis Pharma A.G. and CFO of SONY Pictures Entertainment. Prior to 2000, he held a number of senior finance positions at 21st Century Fox, including at News International plc (now known as News UK) and Fox Filmed Entertainment. Mr. Singh has served on the Loews Cineplex Board of Directors, the North American Advisory Board for the London School of Economics, and the Advisory Boards of Move Inc. and MCAP Fund Investments. Mr. Singh is a Fellow of the UK Institute of Chartered Accountants, a graduate of the PMD program from Harvard Business School and started his business career with Arthur Andersen in London.

Jason Whitt

Mr. Jason Whitt is an Independent Director of the Company. Since March 2015, Mr. Whitt has been the Senior Vice President of Corporate and New Channel Development for Serviz, Inc., an on-demand home services company for booking and buying home repair services online. He was the Senior Vice President of Corporate and Business Development of ReachLocal, Inc., an internet service provider company, a position he has held since joining ReachLocal from March 2011 to February 2015. From June 2005 through February 2011, Mr. Whitt was a Venture Capital Investor for VantagePoint Venture Partners, where he focused on investments in Internet/digital media, cloud delivered software & services, mobile, consumer-oriented technology and healthcare IT. From September 2000 through May 2005, Mr. Whitt was responsible for acquisitions, venture investing, and corporate strategy for Cisco Systems’ Corporate Business Development group, where he led numerous transactions involving communications software and applications, enterprise collaboration, mobile/wireless, Internet/digital media, and consumer technology companies.