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Energous Corp (WATT.OQ)

WATT.OQ on NASDAQ Stock Exchange Capital Market

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

John Gaulding

70 2015 Chairman of the Board

Stephen Rizzone

2015 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Brian Sereda

53 2015 Chief Financial Officer, Vice President

Cesar Johnston

51 2014 Senior Vice President - Engineering

Michael Leabman

42 2013 Chief Technology Officer, Director

Jeff McNeil

2015 Vice President - Operations

Kelly Birmingham

2016 Vice President - Business Development

Martin Cooper

83 2015 Director

Robert Griffin

48 2014 Independent Director

Rex Jackson

57 2014 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

John Gaulding

Mr. John R. Gaulding is Chairman of the Board of the company since February 2015. Since July 1996, Mr. Gaulding has been a private investor and business consultant in the fields of strategy and organization. Mr. Gaulding is a Co-Founder and Director Emeritus of Sage Partners, an advisory firm providing counsel on strategy and corporate governance issues. He is also Chairman Emeritus of Dominican University of California where he served for 7 years as Chairman and 16 years as a Trustee. From 1996-1999 and again from 2001 to the present, Mr. Gaulding has been an independent director of Monster, Worldwide (NYSE:MWW), where he serves on the Audit Committee and chairs the Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee. From 2002-2012, he served as a Director for Yellow Media, Inc. (TSE:Y) where he also chaired the Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee and the Compensation Committee. Mr. Gaulding’s extensive corporate board experience includes ANTs Software, Inc. where he was lead director and Chairman of the Audit Committee, and ORTEL (NASDAQ:ORTL), a high–technology manufacturer of electro-optical devices used in the telecommunications industry. In addition, he served as the executive Chairman and CEO of National Insurance Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:NAIG). Mr. Gaulding has also served as non-executive Chairman of Novo Media, Inc.,Finally, he was a founding director of the popular in-airport wine lounge, Vino Volo. Mr. Gaulding ‘s industry experience includes 15 years as a corporate officer, serving as Vice-President for Corporate Strategy and Development for Pacific Telesis Group, President and CEO for Pacific Bell Yellow Pages, and President and CEO for ADP Claims Solutions Group. Mr. Gaulding holds a BS in Engineering from UCLA, an MBA with honors from the University of Southern California, and an honorary Doctor of Laws from Dominican University of California

Stephen Rizzone

Mr. Stephen R. Rizzone is President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of the company. Mr. Rizzone joined the Company as President, Chief Executive Officer and a Director in October 2013. Mr. Rizzone also served as chairman of the Board of Directors from October 2013 to February 2015. Mr. Rizzone has more than 45 years of executive management, marketing, sales and entrepreneurial experience in the data communications hardware, networking hardware and software, silicon and optical components markets. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Rizzone served as Chief Executive Officer and chairman of the board of directors of Active Storage, Inc. from June 2011 until December 2012 and as the Chief Executive Officer and chairman of the board of directors of Communicado, Inc. from April 2006 to September 2009. Mr. Rizzone previously served as member of the board of directors of Katzkin Leather from June 2011 to November 2013 and the Los Angeles Regional Technology Alliance (LARTA) from February 2009 to November 2011. Mr. Rizzone holds a BA in Public Administration from California State University at Fullerton.

Brian Sereda

Mr. Brian J. Sereda is Chief Financial Officer, Vice President of Energous Corporation. For over 20 years, Mr. Sereda has provided financial management expertise to a diverse set of emerging growth technology companies in software, semiconductors, networking equipment and consumer electronic devices. Most recently, he served as Chief Financial Officer of ActiveVideo, where he was responsible for the financial, investment and merger and acquisition activities essential to the company's growth and eventual acquisition of the Company by Arris Group, Inc. and Charter Communications, Inc. Mr. Sereda previously served as Chief Financial Officer of Virage Logic Corporation where he oversaw the company's successful acquisition by Synopsys. He was also Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of Proxim Wireless Corporation. Mr. Sereda also served as Vice President of Finance and Corporate Controller for Portal Software, and has held senior financial management positions with Credence Systems Corp., Handspring Inc., Sygen International, and Lam Research. Mr. Sereda holds an MBA from St. Mary's College of California, a BSBA from Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, British Columbia, and a Diploma of Technology in Petroleum Engineering from the British Columbia Institute of Technology in Vancouver.

Cesar Johnston

Mr. Cesar Johnston is Senior Vice President - Engineering of Energous Corporation effective July 14, 2014. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Johnston had various management roles at Marvell Semiconductor from March 2006 until September 2013 including Vice President of Engineering for Wireless Connectivity since May 2010. At Marvell, he was responsible for development of Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, FM and NFC silicon products. Mr. Johnston was the Senior Director Engineering for Wi-Fi VLSI and Hardware development at Broadcom from January 2004 until March 2006. Mr. Johnston is a recognized pioneer in the development of wireless technologies, and he has been responsible for the introduction of multiple first-of generations of SISO and MIMO wireless products. Mr. Johnston is a Senior Member of the IEEE. Mr. Johnston received both a Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering and is listed as either inventor or co-inventor on 18 issued patents.

Michael Leabman

Michael Leabman is Chief Technology Officer, Director of the company since October 2013. Mr. Leabman has been a member of the Company’s Board of Directors since its founding and served as the Company’s President, Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer and Secretary until October 2013. From September 2010 to September 2013, Mr. Leabman served as President of TruePath Wireless, a service provider and equipment provider in the broadband communications industry. Mr. Leabman served on the board of directors of TruePath Holdings from 2010-2013. From 2008 to 2010, Mr. Leabman served as Chief Technology Officer for DataRunway Inc., a wireless communication company providing broadband internet to airlines. Mr. Leabman received both his Bachelor of Science degree and Master of Engineering degree in electrical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Jeff McNeil

Mr. Jeff McNeil is Vice President - Operations of Company. Prior to joining Energous, McNeil held a successful 21 year tenure at Cypress Semiconductor where he most recently served as Senior Vice President, Worldwide Operations. In his recent global operations role, he was responsible for worldwide operations for subcon manufacturing, FA, planning and logistics. Significant achievements at Cypress Semiconductor include reducing lead-times by 40 percent, improving on time delivery to > 99.5% and reducing inventory by > 30% while delivering exceptional quality product. Earlier in his career, McNeil held extensive operations and engineering leadership positions at companies including Heraeus, Digital Equipment Corporation, Seagate and Memorex. McNeil will oversee day-to-day global operations as Energous prepares to migrate from technology development and customer acquisition to fulfillment.

Kelly Birmingham

Ms. Kelly Birmingham is Vice President - Business Development of the company. Before joining Energous, Birmingham held a successful four-year tenure at Powermat, where she most recently served as vice president, sales. At Powermat, Birmingham was instrumental in establishing carrier, mobile device OEM and venue partnerships, as well as the licensing program, enabling wireless charging solutions and devices. Earlier in her career, she held extensive business expansion roles and sales positions at companies including TeleNav, Fuego Nation, DSP Communications and Intel Capital.

Martin Cooper

Mr. Martin A. Cooper is an Director of the Company. Since January 2015, Mr. Cooper has served on the Company’s Board of Advisors, and he has served as a consultant to the Company since February 2015. Since January 2008, Mr. Cooper has served as Chairman of Dyna, LLC, a new business incubator and developer located in Del Mar, California. Mr. Cooper has over 60 years of experience in the wireless business in which time he has served on numerous boards of directors, participated in the creation of the cellular industry, and contributed to the technology of radio spectrum management. Mr. Cooper previously served as Corporate Director of Research and Development at Motorola and led a team credited with having conceived and created the first portable cellular telephone. Mr. Cooper also previously founded ArrayComm, a software firm specializing in antenna technologies for mobile phones and wireless Internet connectivity. Mr. Cooper is a member of the National Academy of Engineering and serves on the Federal Communications Commission Technology Advisory Council and the United States Department of Commerce Spectrum Management Advisory Committee. Mr. Cooper has been awarded the National Academy of Engineering’s Draper Prize, the Marconi Prize, and is an IEEE Centennial Medal awardee and Prince of Asturias Laureate awardee. Mr. Cooper holds a Bachelors of Science degree and a Masters of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the Illinois Institute of Technology.

Robert Griffin

Robert J. Griffin is an Independent Director of the company since February 2014. Mr. Griffin is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Griffin International Companies, a Minneapolis-based retail sales and marketing firm. Since founding Griffin International Companies in 1997, Mr. Griffin has led the expansion of the company’s business across three continents and secured the license of brands and technologies from a number of large, well known companies. Prior to founding Griffin International Companies, Mr. Griffin spent 6 years at Best Buy Co. in various management roles. Mr. Griffin holds a BA in Economics from Gustavus Adolphus College.

Rex Jackson

Rex S. Jackson is an Independent Director of the company since March 2014. Mr. Jackson has served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of JDS Uniphase Corporation (“JDSU”) (NASDAQ:JDSU), a provider of network and service enablement solutions and optical products for telecommunications service providers, cable operators, and network equipment manufacturers, since January 2013. Mr. Jackson joined JDSU in January 2011 as senior vice president, Business Services, with responsibility for several corporate functions, including Information Technology, where he drove significant operational improvements. Prior to JDSU, Mr. Jackson served as executive vice president and chief financial officer at Symyx Technologies from 2007 to 2010, where he had responsibility for finance, legal, IT and other corporate functions and where he led the company’s acquisition of MDL Information Systems and subsequent merger with Accelrys. Mr. Jackson also previously served as acting CFO at Synopsys and held executive positions with Avago, AdForce and Read-Rite. Mr. Jackson holds a B.A. degree from Duke University and earned his J.D. from Stanford University Law School.

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