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Spherix Inc (SPEX.OQ)

SPEX.OQ on NASDAQ Stock Exchange Capital Market

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Robert Vander Zanden

73 2009 Independent Chairman of the Board

Anthony Hayes

51 2017 Chief Executive Officer, Principal Financial Officer, Principal Accounting Officer, Director

Gregory Blattner

41 2018 Director

Eric Weisblum

49 2016 Director

Tim Ledwick

61 2015 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Robert Vander Zanden

Dr. Robert J. Vander Zanden, Ph.D., is an Independent Chairman of the Board of Spherix Inc. He is a Board member since 2004, having served as a Vice President of R&D with Kraft Foods International, brings a long and distinguished career in applied technology, product commercialization, and business knowledge of the food science industry to us. Dr. Vander Zanden holds a Ph.D. in Food Science and an M.S. in Inorganic Chemistry from Kansas State University, and a B.S. in Chemistry from the University of Wisconsin – Platteville, where he was named a Distinguished Alumnus in 2002. In his 30-year career, he has been with ITT Continental Baking Company as a Product Development Scientist; with Ralston Purina’s Protein Technology Division as Manager Dietary Foods R&D; with Keebler as Group Director, Product and Process Development (with responsibility for all corporate R&D and quality); with Group Gamesa, a Frito-Lay Company, as Vice President, Technology; and with Nabisco as Vice President of R&D for their International Division. With the acquisition of Nabisco by Kraft Foods, he became the Vice President of R&D for Kraft’s Latin American Division. Dr. Vander Zanden retired from Kraft Foods in 2004. He currently holds the title of Adjunct Professor and Lecturer in the Department of Food, Nutrition and Packaging Sciences at Clemson University, where he also is a member of their Industry Advisory Board.

Anthony Hayes

Mr. Anthony Hayes is Chief Executive Officer, Principal Financial Officer, Principal Accounting Officer, Director of Spherix Inc, effective September 10, 2013. Mr. Hayes was the fund manager of JaNSOME IP Management LLC and JaNSOME Patent Fund LP from August 2012 to August 2013, both of which he co-founded. Mr. Hayes was the founder and Managing Member of Atwater Partners of Texas LLC from March 2010 to August 2012 and a partner at Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP from May 1999 to March 2010. Mr. Hayes received his Juris Doctorate from Tulane University School of Law and his B.A. in Economics from Mary Washington College. The Board believes Mr. Hayes is qualified to serve as a Director of the Company based on his extensive knowledge of, and experience in, the patent monetization sector, as well as because of his intimate knowledge of the Company through his service as Chief Executive Officer.

Gregory Blattner

Mr. Gregory James Blattner is Director of the company. He has nearly five years of experience in the alternative investment technology industry. Since January 2014, he has served as the Director of Business Development at Agio, a progressive managed information technology and cybersecurity services provider, where he is responsible for sales and account management of enterprise accounts. Prior to Agio, from May 2013 to December 2013, Mr. Blattner was a business development manager for the Eikon platform at Thomson Reuters. From 2010 to 2013, Mr. Blattner was a sales manager at American Express for its foreign exchange business. From 2005 to 2009, Mr. Blattner held various positions at JPMorgan, first in the operational risk management arm of the investment bank and later in Foreign Exchange product sales for its treasury services business. From 2000 to 2004, Mr. Blattner was an Associate at Morgan Stanley’s corporate treasury funding desk. He earned a bachelor’s degree from Iona College. The Company believes Mr. Blattner’s extensive experience in technology and operations solutions make him a qualified appointee as director.

Eric Weisblum

Mr. Eric Weisblum, who joined as a member of our Board in 2016, is currently CEO and board member of Point Capital Inc., a business development company that primarily invests in small U.S. based companies. In addition to being a prolific investor in both public and private companies, Mr. Weisblum provides managerial assistance and guidance to help companies execute on their business strategy. Mr. Weisblum has reviewed, invested, and worked with numerous public and private companies, as well as overseeing the execution of M&A strategy in the micro-cap and small cap markets. Mr. Weisblum also co-founded Whalehaven, a hedge fund that invested in over 100 public companies. Prior to Whalehaven, Mr. Weisblum was employed with M.H. Meyerson & Co. Inc., a full-service financial and investment-banking firm, with individual and institutional accounts. At M.H. Meyerson, Mr. Weisblum traded equities on behalf of numerous established funds, and originated, structured, and placed structured financing transactions. As a result, Mr. Weisblum brings with him almost 20 years of experience in structuring and trading financial instruments. Mr. Weisblum holds a B.A. from the University of Hartford’s Barney School of Business. The Board believes Mr. Weisblum is qualified to serve as a Director of the Company based on executive experience providing him with valuable business expertise and insight into the market.

Tim Ledwick

Mr. Tim S. Ledwick, CPA, is Independent Director of Spherix Incorporated. Previously, he served as a consultant, providing CFO services for a $150 million workforce solutions firm as well as a mortgage banking firm, and as a Special Advisor to The Dellacorte Group, a middle-market financial advisory firm focusing on transactions between $100 million and $1 billion. From 2002 to 2006, Mr. Ledwick served as a Director, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of the Dictaphone Corporation, a leading international provider of healthcare and call center software solutions based in Stratford, Conn. He holds a Master of Science degree in Finance from Fairfield University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from George Washington University. He is a Certified Public Accountant and received the "Gold Medal Certificate" for achieving the highest combined score in the CPA Exam in the State of Connecticut. Mr. Ledwick is a member of the Connecticut Society of Certified Public Accountants and the AICPA.

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

Robert Vander Zanden

--

Anthony Hayes

349,010

Gregory Blattner

--

Eric Weisblum

--

Tim Ledwick

--
As Of  31 Dec 2018

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