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Sonic Foundry Inc (SOFO.OQ)

SOFO.OQ on NASDAQ Stock Exchange Capital Market

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Mark Burish

62 2011 Non-Executive Independent Chairman of the Board

Gary Weis

68 2011 Chief Executive Officer, Chief Technology Officer, Director

Kenneth Minor

53 2001 Chief Financial Officer, Secretary

Robert Lipps

44 2008 Executive Vice President - Sales

Frederick Kopko

60 2001 Director

Nelson Murphy

2017 Director

David Slayton

2017 Director

Brian Wiegand

47 2012 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Mark Burish

Mr. Mark D. Burish is Non-Executive Independent Chairman of the Board of the Company. Mr. Burish is a shareholder of the law firm of Hurley, Burish & Stanton, Madison, WI, which he helped start in 1983. He is the founder and CEO of Our House Senior Living, LLC, Milestone Senior Living, LLC and Milestone Management Services, LLC, which he started in 1997. Mr. Burish received his BA degree in communications from Marquette University in 1975 and his JD degree from the University of Wisconsin in 1978.

Gary Weis

Mr. Gary R. Weis is Chief Executive Officer, Chief Technology Officer, Director of the Company. Prior to joining Sonic, he served as President, Chief Executive Officer and a Director of Cometa Networks, a wireless broadband Internet access company from March 2003 to April 2004. From May 1999 to February 2003 he was Senior Vice President of Global Services at AT&T where he was responsible for one of the world's largest data and IP networks, serving more than 30,000 businesses and providing Internet access to more than one million individuals worldwide. While at AT&T, Mr. Weis also was CEO of Concert, a joint venture between AT&T and British Telecom. Previously, from January 1995 to May 1999 he was General Manager of IBM Global Services, Network Services. Mr. Weis served as a Director from March 2001 to February 2003 of AT&T Latin America, a facilities-based provider of telecom services in Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Peru and Columbia. Mr. Weis earned BS and MS degrees in Applied Mathematics and Computer Science at the University of Illinois, Chicago.

Kenneth Minor

Mr. Kenneth A. Minor is Chief Financial Officer, Secretary of the Company. From September 1993 to April 1997, Mr. Minor was employed as Vice President and Treasurer for Fruehauf Trailer Corporation, a manufacturer and global distributor of truck trailers and related aftermarket parts and service where he was responsible for financial, treasury and investor relations functions. Prior to 1993, Mr. Minor served in various senior accounting and financial positions for public and private corporations as well as the international accounting firm of Deloitte Haskins and Sells. Mr. Minor is a certified public accountant and has a B.B.A. degree in accounting from Western Michigan University.

Robert Lipps

Mr. Robert M. Lipps is Executive Vice President - Sales of the Company. He joined Sonic Foundry in April 2006 as Vice President of International Sales and assuming expanded responsibility for U.S. central sales in 2007. Mr. Lipps leads the company’s global sales organization including oversight of domestic, international and channel sales. He holds 15 years of sales leadership, business development and emerging market entry expertise in the technology and manufacturing sectors, including sales and channel management. From January 2004 to March 2006 he served as General Manager of Natural Log Homes LLC, a New Zealand based manufacturer of log homes. From July 1999 to Dec 2002 he served as Latin America Regional Manager of Adaytum, a software publisher of planning and performance management solutions, (acquired by Cognos Software, an IBM Company, in January 2003) and from May 1996 to July 1999 he served as International Sales Manager for Persoft, a software publisher of host access and mainframe connectivity solutions (acquired by Esker software in 1998). Mr. Lipps has a B.S. degree in Marketing from the University of Wisconsin at La Crosse.

Frederick Kopko

Mr. Frederick H. Kopko, Jr., is Director of the Company. He has been Sonic Foundry’s Secretary from April 1997 to February 2001. Mr. Kopko is a partner of the law firm of McBreen & Kopko, Chicago, Illinois, and has been a partner of that firm since January 1990. Mr. Kopko practices in the area of corporate law. He is the Managing Director, Neltjeberg Bay Enterprises LLC, a merchant banking and business consulting firm and has been a Director of Mercury Air Group, Inc. since 1992. Mr. Kopko received a B.A. degree in Economics from the University of Connecticut, a J.D. degree from the University of Notre Dame Law School and an M.B.A. degree from the University of Chicago.

Nelson Murphy

Mr. Nelson Murphy is Director of the Company. Mr. Murphy has been the Executive VP, Finance & Operations for Catawba College, a private liberal arts college since 2015. Previously he held senior corporate positions including VP - Finance, Electronic Systems Sector at Northrop Grumman Corporation and senior finance roles for AT&T in the US, Europe and Latin America. Mr. Murphy has a B.S. in Accounting from Wake Forest University.

David Slayton

Mr. David Slayton is Director of the Company. Mr. Slayton, has been CFO of Ovative Group, a digital media agency and analytics firm, since 2013. He previously served as co-founder, Executive Vice President - CFO and a member of the board of Alice.com, Inc., CFO at Shavlik Technologies, LLC, Managing Director and co-founder at Haviland Partners Inc. and Executive Vice President and CFO of NameProtect Inc. Slayton earned a B.S. degree in Management with a minor in Economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and an MBA from the Harvard University Graduate School of Business Administration.

Brian Wiegand

Mr. Brian Wiegand is Independent Director of the Company. He is a serial entrepreneur who successfully founded and sold several internet-based companies. He is currently the founder and CEO of Hopster, a company that links digital marketing efforts with real-world shopping behavior by rewarding consumer purchase loyalty, engagement and advocacy. Hopster announced in October 2014 that it was acquired by Inmar, Incorporated. Mr. Wiegand co-founded and served as executive chair of the board of Alice.com, an online retail platform that connects manufacturers and consumers in the consumer packaged goods market. Alice.com filed for receivership in August 2013. Mr. Wiegand also co-founded Jellyfish.com, a shopping search engine, in June of 2006. He served as CEO until October 2007 when the company was sold to Microsoft. Mr. Wiegand continued with Microsoft as the General Manager of Social Commerce until May 2008. He also co-founded NameProtect, a trademark research and digital brand protection services company in August 1997, which was sold to Corporation Services Company in March 2007. In addition, Mr. Wiegand founded BizFilings in 1996, the Internet’s leading incorporation Services Company. He served as the president and CEO until 2002 when the company was acquired by Wolters Kluwer. Mr. Wiegand attended the University of Wisconsin – Madison.

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

Mark Burish

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Gary Weis

719,823

Kenneth Minor

428,149

Robert Lipps

414,450

Frederick Kopko

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Nelson Murphy

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David Slayton

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Brian Wiegand

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As Of  30 Sep 2015