John Bode

Board Member

John Bode has been an independent director of the Company since March 2018. Mr. Bode’s past corporate experience includes many years serving as a key executive and/or financial officer for leading public companies. Since February 2015, he has been the owner and managing director of Aerie Investments, LLC, an investment company focused on assisting digital media start-ups with business development, strategic initiatives, and raising capital. Prior thereto, Mr. Bode was Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of the Tribune Publishing Company (now tronc, Inc, (NASDAQ: TRNC) from October 2013 to January 2015. Mr. Bode also served as the CFO of Source Interlink Companies, one of the largest enthusiast media companies in the USA and a leading distributor of periodicals. His extensive past accounting/auditing career also included being employed as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) for BDO Seidman. Mr. Bode qualifies as an independent director under the rules of FINRA, the SEC, and all national stock exchanges.