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Quarterhill Inc (QTRH.TO)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

John Gillberry

62 2019 Independent Chairman of the Board

Douglas Parker

48 2018 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

James Skippen

56 2019 Vice Chairman of the Board

Shaun McEwan

2018 Chief Financial Officer

Randy Hanson

2018 International Road Dynamics Chief Executive Officer

Michael Vladescu

2019 New WiLAN Chief Executive Officer

John Vujicic

VIZIYA Chief Executive Officer

Prashant Watchmaker

2017 Senior Vice President, General Counsel

Russ Stuebing

2018 Senior Vice-President, Corporate Development

Roxanne Anderson

58 2015 Independent Director

Ronald Laurie

76 2015 Independent Director

W. Paul McCarten

74 2019 Independent Director

Ian McKinnon

64 2017 Independent Director

Richard Shorkey

72 2007 Independent Director

Dave Mason

IR Contact Officer

Biographies

Name Description

John Gillberry

Mr. John Kendall Gillberry Independent Chairman of the Board of the company. Mr. Gillberry has been Chairperson of the Board since April 1, 2019 and a member of the Board since 2005. He has been a member of a number of private and public boards of directors and brings that experience to Quarterhill as Chairperson of the Board, Chair of the Nominating Committee and a member of the Compensation Committee. Mr. Gillberry is the Founder and President of Bayfield Capital Group, a corporate finance advisory firm. Mr. Gillberry was the Chief Executive Officer of Coreworx Inc. from February 2017 to October 2018. He was a member of the board of GuestLogix Inc. from March 2015 to September 2016, and its interim Chief Executive Officer from September 2015 to September 2016. From March 2012 to December 2014, Mr. Gillberry was the Executive Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer of eSentire Inc. Mr. Gillberry holds a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Western Ontario in London, Ontario. Mr. Gillberry is an “independent” member of the Board, is Chairperson of the Board, a member of the Compensation Committee and is the Chair of the Nominating Committee.

Douglas Parker

Mr. Douglas Michael Parker is President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of the Company. Mr. Parker is President & Chief Executive Officer of Quarterhill. Mr. Parker has 20 years of global legal and business experience in various technology driven industries. Prior to Quarterhill, from 2009 to 2017, Mr. Parker was with the TSX listed public enterprise software company Open Text Corporation (“Open Text”), most recently as Senior Vice President, Corporate Development. In this role Mr. Parker was a member of Open Text’s Executive Leadership Team and managed a seasoned group of corporate development professionals with operational responsibility for Open Text’s corporate development, Mergers & Acquisitions, integration and venture capital activities. Mr. Parker’s professional experience includes leadership or involvement in dozens of corporate acquisitions. Prior to Open Text, Mr. Parker held a senior role as Associate General Counsel of Nortel where he was responsible for all legal aspects of Nortel’s global Mergers & Acquisitions. Mr. Parker holds an MBA (Executive) from the Richard Ivey School of Business, the University of Western Ontario, an LLB from Queen's Law School and a B.A. from Trinity College, the University of Toronto.

James Skippen

Mr. James Douglas Skippen is Vice Chairman of the Board of the company. Mr. Skippen has been the Vice-Chairperson of Quarterhill since April 1, 2019, prior to which he was Quarterhill’s Chairman (since April 18, 2017) and its President & Chief Executive Officer from June 2006 to April 18, 2017. Prior to joining Quarterhill, Mr. Skippen had more than 18 years’ legal experience in business management, patent licensing and technology transfer including more than 9 years as a Senior Executive with MOSAID Technologies Incorporated, experience as leader of the Ottawa Technology Practice of the law firm McCarthy Tétrault LLP and more than 8 years as an associate and then partner with the law firm Borden & Elliot (now, Borden Ladner Gervais LLP). Mr. Skippen is a frequent speaker on patent monetization matters. Mr. Skippen holds an LL.B. degree from the University of Ottawa in Ottawa, Ontario. Mr. Skippen is a former member of the Board of the Canadian Diabetes Association, a former member of the Board of Governors of Elmwood School in Ottawa, Canada, a former member of the Board of Directors of the Ottawa Art Gallery.

Shaun McEwan

Mr. Shaun McEwan is Chief Financial Officer of the Company. February 2008 to present (other than between April 2017 and December 2017) – Chief Financial Officer of Quarterhill. April 2017 to December 2017 – Interim Chief Executive Officer of Quarterhill.

Randy Hanson

Mr. Randy Hanson is International Road Dynamics Chief Executive Officer of the Company. July 18, 2018 to present - International Road Dynamics, President & Chief Executive Officer. January 2000 to July 2018 – International Road Dynamics, Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer.

Michael Vladescu

Mr. Michael Vladescu is New WiLAN Chief Executive Officer of the Company. February 2019 to present – New WiLAN President & Chief Executive Officer. June 2017 to February 2019 – Chief Operating Officer of New WiLAN. March 2012 to June 2017 – Chief Operating Officer of Old WiLAN.

John Vujicic

Mr. John Vujicic is VIZIYA Chief Executive Officer of the Company. 2006 to present – VIZIYA President and Chief Executive Officer.

Prashant Watchmaker

Mr. Prashant Watchmaker is Senior Vice President, General Counsel of the Company. April 2017 to present – Senior Vice-President & General Counsel. March 2015 to April 2017 – Senior Vice President, General Corporate Counsel & Corporate Secretary of Old WiLAN. October 2007 to March 2015 – Vice-President, Corporate Legal & Corporate Secretary of Old WiLAN.

Russ Stuebing

Roxanne Anderson

Ms. Roxanne Anderson is an Independent Director of the Company. Ms. Anderson is the CEO of March Advisory Inc. which specializes in transformation and turnaround mandates. Ms. Anderson has over 25 years of corporate transformation and turnaround experience, including strategic reviews, financial and operational transformation, turnarounds, risk management and governance across a number of industries but with an emphasis on technology. From September 1985 to July 2012, Ms. Anderson was with PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP where she held various roles including Managing Partner of the National Federal Government Services Practice and Managing Partner of the Ottawa office. Since June 2017, Ms. Anderson has been on the Board of Trustees of the Royal Ottawa Health Care Group and Vice Chair of its Finance, Audit and Innovation Committees. In May 2016, Ms. Anderson was appointed a member of the Departmental Audit Committee for Shared Services Canada, a department of the Government of Canada. Ms. Anderson is a member of the Executive Committee of the Ottawa Chapter of the Institute of Corporate Directors. Ms. Anderson holds B.Comm. and M.B.A. degrees from McMaster University, Hamilton ON, Canada, is a Fellow Chartered Professional Accountant in the Province of Ontario, Canada and holds the ICD.D designation from the Institute of Corporate Directors.

Ronald Laurie

Mr. Ronald Sheldon Laurie is an Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Laurie is the co-founder and Managing Director of Inflexion Point Strategy, LLC, the first intellectual property investment bank, which provides patent brokerage and IP-driven M&A advisory services to technology companies and institutional investors. He also serves as Chairman of InventionShare, an open innovation company that commercializes breakthrough technologies by connecting world-class inventors with global product and service companies. Prior to launching Inflexion Point in 2004, Mr. Laurie was a founding partner of the Silicon Valley offices of the Skadden Arps, Weil Gotshal and Irell & Manella law firms. At Skadden, Mr. Laurie founded the firm’s IP Strategy & Transactions practice group and led IP teams in some of the largest high-tech and life sciences M&A and joint venture deals ever done, worth over $50 billion in the aggregate. Mr. Laurie holds a J.D. degree from the University of San Francisco School of Law, San Francisco CA, USA, a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering from the University of California in Berkeley CA, USA and is registered to practice before the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office.

W. Paul McCarten

Mr. W. Paul McCarten is Independent Director of the company. Mr. McCarten was a partner with the law firm of Borden Ladner Gervais LLP from 1981 to his retirement from that firm on December 31, 2010. Mr. McCarten holds an LL.B. degree from Queens University in Kingston, Ontario and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Carleton University in Ottawa, Ontario. Mr. McCarten was recently a member of the National Board of Directors of Start 2 Finish and is the former National Secretary of the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of Canada, is a former Chair of the Board of Directors of the Canadian Diabetes Association. Mr. McCarten is a member of the Institute of Corporate Directors.

Ian McKinnon

Mr. Ian H. McKinnon is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. McKinnon is an independent director and technology industry business consultant. Between 1995 and 2007, Mr. McKinnon was President, Chief Executive Officer and a member of the Boards of Directors of each of Promis Systems Corporation Ltd. and Certicom Corp. He is currently Chair of the Board of Directors of Messagepoint Inc., a privately held Canadian software company. Mr. McKinnon was previously a member of the Board of Directors of TSX listed Constellation Software Inc., a member of the Board of Directors of SMART Technologies Inc. and Chair of the Board of Directors of Adeptron Technologies Corporation. Mr. McKinnon holds an Honours B.A. from McMaster University and attended the INSEAD Advanced Management Program.

Richard Shorkey

Mr. Richard J. Shorkey is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Shorkey is a Chartered Professional Accountant and Chartered Accountant in the Province of Ontario, Canada who has provided part-time and interim chief financial officer services to several technology companies since September 2002. Mr. Shorkey has more than 40 years of industry experience holding senior financial and general management roles in a number of public and private companies, all of which experience he brings to Quarterhill as Chair of the Board’s Audit Committee. Mr. Shorkey is a member of the Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario and of CPA Canada.

Dave Mason

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