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Biography PhotoRICHARD SULPIZIO, BA MS
DIRECTOR

Richard Sulpizio has served as our director since August 2005. He is chair of our compensation committee. Rich retired as President and COO of Qualcomm, Inc in 2001. He served on Qualcomm’s board of directors from 2000 until 2007. Rich joined Qualcomm in 1991 and in 1994, was appointed president of Qualcomm Wireless Business Solutions. Four years later, he became Qualcomm’s President and COO.

In 2002, he re-joined Qualcomm to serve as interim president of Qualcomm China and then took the helm of Qualcomm Europe in 2004. Rich was appointed as interim president in 2005 of MediaFLO USA, Inc., (now FLO TV Incorporated,) a wholly owned subsidiary of Qualcomm, and was chartered with overseeing the development and deployment of MediaFLO technology and bringing multimedia services to the wireless industry. Rich’s last assignment, from Dec 2009 to Nov 2013 was President and CEO of Qualcomm Enterprise Services, (QES,) a division of Qualcomm, Inc., which was sold to a private equity firm.

Before joining Qualcomm, Rich worked at Unisys Corporation and Fluor Corporation.