Corporation (NASDAQ: TIVO), a global leader in entertainment
technology, today announced the election of Laura Durr and Loria Yeadon
to its Board of Directors, effective as of April 10, 2019. The new
appointments expand the size of the board from seven to nine directors.
Laura Durr brings nearly three decades of broad financial expertise at
major technology companies in both the public and private markets to the
TiVo Board. She most recently served as the EVP & Chief Financial
Officer of Polycom, Inc. from May 2014 until the acquisition of Polycom
by Plantronics Inc. in 2018. Prior to becoming CFO, Ms. Durr held
various finance leadership roles at Polycom between 2004 and 2014,
including Senior Vice President-Worldwide Finance, Chief Accounting
Officer and Worldwide Controller. Prior to joining Polycom, Ms. Durr
held executive positions in finance and administration at Lucent
Technologies and International Network Services and also spent six years
at Price Waterhouse LLP. Ms. Durr was a certified public accountant and
holds a B.S. in Accounting from San Jose State University.
Loria Yeadon brings deep legal and operational expertise in intellectual
property and licensing to the TiVo Board. Ms. Yeadon has been serving as
the Chief Executive Officer of YMCA of Greater Seattle since February
2019. She most recently served as the Chief Executive Officer of Yeadon
Intellectual Property LLC, a specialized intellectual property
consulting firm, from 2014 to 2019 and in various roles at Intellectual
Ventures from 2009 to 2014, including serving as its Executive Vice
President and General Manager of the IV transportation business, EVP of
the Invention Investment Fund and as their Chief IP Counsel. Prior to
her tenure at Intellectual Ventures, Ms. Yeadon served as CEO of
Honeywell Intellectual Properties, Inc. Ms. Yeadon holds a B.S. in
Electrical Engineering from the University of Virginia, a M.S. in
Electrical Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology, and a J.D.
from Seton Hall School of Law.
TiVo’s Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee conducted the
search process in conjunction with leading professional search firm
Spencer Stuart and identified, interviewed and evaluated a wide range of
candidates. Following completion of the Committee’s evaluation process,
the Committee and the Board approved of the candidates’ election to the
Board. “We are very pleased to have these two extremely qualified,
diverse business leaders add to the strength of TiVo’s board,” said Jim
Meyer, chairman of the Board and chairman of TiVo’s Corporate Governance
and Nominating Committee. “Each of these individuals impressed our Board
with their demonstrable records of significant accomplishment at the
highest levels in their field and we believe they bring a powerful mix
of expertise with specific relevance to TiVo’s business and its
strategic opportunities moving forward regardless of the conclusion of
the strategic alternatives process. The Committee enthusiastically
recommended to the full Board the appointment of these two excellent
directors,” added Meyer.
About TiVo Corporation
TiVo (NASDAQ: TIVO) is a global leader in entertainment technology and
audience insights. From the interactive program guide to the DVR, TiVo
delivers innovative products and licensable technologies that
revolutionize how people find content across a changing media landscape.
TiVo enables the world’s leading media and entertainment providers to
deliver the ultimate entertainment experience. Explore the next
generation of entertainment at tivo.com,
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