Board of Directors

Rob Deutschman

Chairman of the Board

Mr. Deutschman has served as a Managing Director at Cappello Capital Corp., an investment banking firm, since 1999 and as Vice Chairman of Cappello Group, Inc. since 2008. Prior to joining Cappello, Mr. Deutschman was a Managing Director of Saybrook Capital Corp., and a Senior Vice President at Houlihan, Lokey. Mr. Deutschman holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Haverford College, with honors, and a Juris Doctor from Columbia University School of Law, where he was a Harlan Fiske Stone scholar. Since 2004, Mr. Deutschman has served as the Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of Enron Creditors Recovery Corp. (formerly Enron Corp.), a position he assumed upon Enron's emergence from bankruptcy. Mr. Deutschman has also served on the Advisory Board of the RAND Center for Corporate Ethics and Governance since 2006 and has served as a director of MPG Office Trust, Inc. (NYSE: MPG) since 2011. The board of directors nominated Mr. Deutschman to serve as a director based on the entirety of his experience and skills, although the board noted specifically his extensive investment banking and financial experience and background in strategic advising, mergers and acquisitions and capital raising for institutions and private companies.

Committees

Committee Role
Audit Committee Chair
Governance and Nominating Committee Member

Craig Forman

Director

Craig Forman previously served as the executive chairman of the board of directors of Appia until March 2015. Mr. Forman is a private investor and entrepreneur, a former media, technology and telecommunications executive and former Wall Street Journal bureau chief and foreign correspondent. From March 2006 to May 2009, Mr. Forman served as President of Value Added Services and subsequently as President of Access & Audience at EarthLink Inc. where he also led such shared services as Operations, Information Technology and Customer Support. Prior to joining EarthLink, Mr. Forman was a senior executive at Yahoo Inc., where he had served since February 2004 as head of that Internet portal company’s Media and Information businesses. Since 2009, Mr. Forman has served as a director on a variety of public and private company boards. Mr. Forman is currently the non-executive chairman of Success Television, a company he founded before joining EarthLink, and a director of McClatchy Co., a leading U.S. newspaper and information company (NYSE: MNI) and Yellow Media Ltd. (TSE:Y), a leading Canadian digital media and marketing solutions company. Mr. Forman has a master’s degree in law from Yale and an undergraduate degree from Princeton.

Committees

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Audit Committee Member

Mohan Gyani

Director

Mr. Gyani is a private investor and an advisor at Primera Capital, a venture capital firm that helps build sustainable, successful companies that focus on innovative products, services and technologies. His career includes serving as the President and Chief Executive Officer of AT&T Wireless Mobility Services from 2000 until his retirement from that company in 2003, and as a senior advisor to the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of AT&T Wireless through December 2004. From 1995 through 1999, he was the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of AirTouch Communications, a wireless telephone services provider. Upon the acquisition of AirTouch by Vodafone, Mr. Gyani served as executive Director on the board of Vodafone AirTouch and as its head of strategy and M&A until July 1999. Prior to AirTouch Communications, Mr. Gyani spent 15 years with Pacific Telesis Group, Inc., parent of Pacific Bell, a telecommunications company, where he held various financial and operational positions. 

Mr. Gyani currently serves as Vice Chairman of Mobileum, Inc., which designs and develops roaming services and telco big data analytics solutions to mobile network operators in the United States and internationally, and is currently a member of the boards of  Ruckus Wireless, Inc., a Wi-Fi technology company; Blackhawk Network Holdings, Inc., a provider of prepaid payments products; IDEA Cellular, a wireless service provider; and MUFG Union Bank, N.A and its financial holding company, MUFG Americas Holdings Corporation, as well as the boards of other private companies that are in the wireless mobile space. Mr. Gyani has also held board positions at Mobile Telesystems (MTS), a cell phone operator, from June 2007 to June 2010. From March 2002 to August 2013, he served on the board of directors of Keynote Systems, Inc., a mobile and web cloud testing and monitoring company, and from October 2004 to February 2015, he served on the board of directors of Safeway, Inc., a retail food and drug company. Mr. Gyani holds a Bachelor of Arts in Business and a Masters in Business Administration in Finance from San Francisco State University.

Committees

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Compensation Committee Member

Jeff Karish

Director

Mr. Karish joined our Board of Directors on May 23, 2013. Mr. Karish currently serves as President of Windsor Media, Inc., after having served as Executive Vice President and acting General Counsel of that company. Windsor Media's principal lines of business include a private equity fund, a venture capital fund and fixed income management. Previously, Mr. Karish was Head of Media Strategy and Corporate Development at Yahoo!, Inc. Before Yahoo, he was a management consultant at McKinsey & Company, and a key member of McKinsey's West Coast Media and Technology practice. Mr. Karish has been a director of the First Pactrust Bancorp, Inc. since 2011. Mr. Karish holds a Juris Doctor from Harvard University, a Masters of Philosophy in International Economics from Cambridge University and a Bachelor of Arts in History from the University of California Berkeley. The board appointed Mr. Karish to serve as a director based on the entirety of his experience and skills, although the Board specifically noted his extensive strategic and managerial expertise, and extensive background in media and corporate development.

Committees

Committee Role
Compensation Committee Member
Governance and Nominating Committee Member

Chris Rogers

Director

Mr. Rogers has served as Senior Vice President, Corporate Development and Spectrum, of Sprint Nextel Corporation where he evaluated and executed strategic initiatives, including mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, equity investments and joint ventures within the mobile communication and e-commerce sectors. He also was responsible for management and oversight of wireless spectrum licenses and Sprint Nextel's investment portfolio of emerging technology start-ups. Prior to its merger with Sprint in 2005, Rogers was Co-Founder and Senior Vice President of Nextel Communications, Inc. as well as Co-Founder of FleetCall Communications, the predecessor to Nextel Communications, and Founder and Chairman of Dispatch Communications, Inc., which was sold to Fleet Call/Nextel in 1993. Rogers holds a JD in Communications Law and has served as a Director on multiple public and private company Boards and as a Director for several Washington, DC-based philanthropic organizations.

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Audit Committee Member
Compensation Committee Member

Paul Schaeffer

Director

Mr. Schaeffer is a veteran of 20 years of private law practice and served as an EVP of Sony Pictures Entertainment, overseeing its worldwide corporate operations, including worldwide administration, financial affairs, human resources, corporate affairs, legal affairs, and corporate communications. He is the co-founder, Vice Chairman and Chief Operating Officer of Mandalay Entertainment Group.

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Bill Stone

Chief Executive Officer

Bill became CEO of Mandalay Digital Group in October 2014. Prior to becoming CEO, he was CEO of Digital Turbine Group, Inc, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Mandalay Digital from September 2012 to September 2014. Bill was previously Senior Vice President of QUALCOMM Inc. and President of its subsidiary FLO TV Inc. from 2009 to 2011. Prior to Qualcomm, he was the CEO and President of the smartphone application storefront provider, Handango, (acquired by Appia Inc.) from 2007 to 2009. Bill has also served as the President of Amp'd Mobile Inc., from 2006 to 2007. He has extensive experience in carrier relations, wireless, content, marketing and distribution, having held executive positions at several operators such as Verizon, Vodafone, and AirTouch. Bill received his BA and MBA from Rice University.

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