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Monaker Group Inc (MKGI.OQ)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Donald Monaco

63 2018 Chairman of the Board

William Kerby

58 2018 Chief Executive Officer, Vice Chairman of the Board

Omar Jimenez

55 2017 Chief Financial Officer, Chief Operating Officer, Director

Douglas Checkeris

60 2012 Independent Director

Patrick LaVecchia

49 2011 Independent Director

Simon Orange

49 2017 Independent Director

Robert Post

56 2017 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Donald Monaco

Mr. Donald P. Monaco is Chairman of the Board of the Company. He served on the RealBiz Media Group, Inc. Board of Directors from October 2012 until April 2016. Mr. Monaco is the principal owner of Monaco Air Duluth, LLC, a full service, fixed-base operator aviation services business at Duluth International Airport serving airline, military and general aviation customers since November 2005; a partner in Lark O’ the Lake, LLC since April 2015; and the principal owner of the Duluth Flying Club, LLC since May 2015. Mr. Monaco also serves as a Commissioner on the Metropolitan Airports Commission in Minneapolis-St. Paul and is a Director at Republic Bank in Duluth, Minnesota. Mr. Monaco is the President and Chairman of the Monaco Air Foundation, Immediate Past Chairman of the Miller-Dwan Foundation, Treasurer of Honor Flight Northland, Treasurer of the Duluth Aviation Institute, Chairman of the Board of Destination Duluth, and a member of the Duluth Chamber of Commerce Military Affairs Committee. Mr. Monaco spent over 18 years as a Partner and Senior Executive and has 28 years as an international information technology and business management consultant with Accenture in Chicago, Illinois. We selected Mr. Monaco to serve on our Board because he brings a business background to the Company, and adds significant strategic, business and financial experience. Mr. Monaco’s business background provides him with a broad understanding of the issues facing us, the financial markets and the financing opportunities available to us.

William Kerby

Mr. William Kerby is Chief Executive Officer, Vice Chairman of the Board of the Company. He is the architect of the Monaker model, overseeing the development and operations of the Company’s Travel, Real Estate and Television Media divisions. In October 2012, Monaker transferred its real estate assets into a public company - RealBiz Media Group, Inc., where Mr. Kerby served as CEO until August 2015 and on the Board until April of 2016. In July 2015 the decision was made to separate the Television and Real Estate operations from Monaker thereby allowing management to focus all efforts on the development of its travel operations. From April 2002 to July 2008, Mr. Kerby served as the CEO of various media and travel entities that ultimately became part of Extraordinary Vacations Group. Operations included Cruise & Vacation Shoppes, Maupintour Extraordinary Vacations, Attaché Travel and the Travel Magazine - a TV series of 160 travel shows. From February 1999 to April 2002 Mr. Kerby founded and managed Travelbyus, a publicly traded company on the TSX and NASD Small Cap. The launch included an intellectually patented travel model that utilized technology-based marketing to promote its travel services and products. Mr. Kerby negotiated the acquisition and financing of 21 companies encompassing multiple tour operators, 2,100 travel agencies, media that included print, television, outdoor billboard and wireless applications and leading edge technology in order to build and complete the Travelbyus model. The company had over 500 employees, gross revenues exceeding $3 billion and a Market Cap over $900 million.

Omar Jimenez

Mr. Omar J. Jimenez serves as Chief Financial Officer, Chief Operating Officer, Director of the Company. He held a variety of senior financial management positions including CFO at EpiCenter Development, a real estate developer with combined projects amounting to $6 billion, and President & CFO at American Leisure Holdings, Inc., with listings on the NASDAQ and London Stock Exchange focusing on leisure and business travel, hospitality & hotels, call centers and real estate development. Mr. Jimenez also served as Director of Operations for US Installation Group, Inc., a selling and installation group for The Home Depot, and CFO and VP of Onyx Group, Inc., a conglomerate with 700 employees and annual revenues exceeding $400 million. Mr. Jimenez is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA), and a Member of the AICPA and FICPA. Mr. Jimenez holds a B.B.A in Accounting and a B.B.A in Finance from the University of Miami and an M.B.A from Florida International University.

Douglas Checkeris

Mr. Douglas Checkeris is Independent Director of the Company. He also served as the Company’s Chief Marketing Officer from February 2012 to February 2014. Mr. Checkeris is a Senior Media and Advertising Executive with nearly three decades of hands-on management in all facets of interactive media. Mr. Checkeris’s work experience includes 14 years of service with Mediacom where he rose through the ranks to become the CEO for Mediacom North America, until recently headquartered in New York. With close to $18 billion in global billings, 4,600 employees, and 116 offices in 89 countries, Mediacom provides and specializes in business-building media solutions for some of the world’s largest, well-known advertisers. Previous to Mediacom, Doug started his career in a media company in Toronto, Canada, and was a partner when the company was acquired by Grey Worldwide and the WPP. Mr. Checkeris served on the RealBiz Media Group, Inc. Board of Directors from October 2012 until April 2016. We selected Mr. Checkeris to serve on our Board because he brings to the board extensive knowledge of the media industry. Having served in senior corporate positions in many media related companies he has a vast knowledge of the industry.

Patrick LaVecchia

Mr. Patrick M. LaVecchia is Independent Director of the Company. He has been a founding principal and Managing Member of LaVecchia Capital LLC (“LaVecchia Capital”), a merchant banking and investment firm, since 2007 and has over 20 years of experience in the financial industry. Mr. LaVecchia has built and run several major Wall Street groups and has extensive expertise in capital markets, including initial public offerings, secondary offerings, raising capital for private companies and PIPEs as well as playing the leading role in numerous mergers, acquisitions, private placements and high yield transactions. Prior to forming LaVecchia Capital, Mr. LaVecchia ran several groups at major firms including: Managing Director and Head of the Private Equity Placement Group at Bear, Stearns & Company (1994 to 1997); Group Head of Global Private Corporate Equity Placements at Credit Suisse First Boston (1997 to 2000); Managing Director and Group Head of the Private Finance and Sponsors Group at Legg Mason Wood Walker, Inc (2001 to 2003); co-founder and Managing Partner of Viant Group (2003-2005) and Managing Director and Head of Capital Markets at FTN Midwest Securities Corp. (2005 to 2007). Mr. LaVecchia received his B.A., magna cum laude (and elected to Phi Beta Kappa), from Clark University and an M.B.A. from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania with a major in Finance and a concentration in Strategic Planning. In the past, Mr. LaVecchia has served on several public company boards, including as Vice Chairman of InfuSystems, Inc. (INFU). Mr. LaVecchia also served on the RealBiz Media Group, Inc. Board of Directors from April 2014 until April 2016. Mr. LaVecchia is also currently a managing partner of Sapphire Capital Management.

Simon Orange

Mr. Simon Sebastian Orange is Independent Director of the Company. He has responsible for identifying and negotiating acquisitions in conjunction with its corporate finance partners, as well overseeing strategic development, funding, and partnerships. Following a "buy and build" approach, CorpAcq maintains long-term investments in a diverse portfolio of successful businesses. Currently comprised of 19 portfolio companies, CorpAcq has been recognized as one of the fastest growing enterprises in the UK. Orange has been involved in funding and managing the growth of numerous business ventures, some which have been acquired by NASDAQ and London Stock Exchange listed companies. He is also a founding member of Cicero Consulting Group, based in New York City.

Robert Post

Mr. Robert John Post serves as Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Post is a highly successful entrepreneur, investor, tech-company executive and veteran re-structuring expert with 20 years of success in the travel and hospitality industry. He has served as Chief Executive Officer of Cloud5, the largest provider of cloud based telecommunications and high speed Internet to major brands in the hospitality industry, including Marriott, IHG, Hilton, La Quinta, Motel 6 and Red Roof Inn, since January 2015. He has also served as a member of the Board of Directors of Cloud5 since January 2015. Mr. Post has served as the Executive Chairman of The Knowland Group, a hospitality and data analytics company since March 2014. From 2005 to December 2011, Mr. Post served as Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer of TravelCLICK, a leading provider of global, hotel e-commerce solutions that supports more than 15,000 customers across 140 countries, including Blackstone, Hilton, Hyatt, Accor, Marriott and Trump. He also previously served as executive and corporate officer at MICROS Systems, a hospitality technology provider, where he helped lead its secondary NASDAQ offering. Since 2002, Mr. Post has also operated Pconsulting, providing start-up investment and restructuring services for mid-sized businesses, including OpenTable.com, hotelBANK, and Radiant Systems. Mr. Post served as a member of the Board of Directors of Avatech Solutions, a publicly reporting company, and served on the Compensation and Audit Finance Committee of that entity, from March 2004 to October 2010. He is a graduate of Wharton’s Advanced Management Program, and earned his Bachelors of Science in Business from Duquesne University.

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

Donald Monaco

--

William Kerby

314,400

Omar Jimenez

29,167

Douglas Checkeris

--

Patrick LaVecchia

--

Simon Orange

--

Robert Post

--
As Of  29 Feb 2016