Unwired Planet, (NASDAQ: UPIP), today announced that Dallas Clement was appointed to the company’s board of directors. Mr. Clement is executive vice president and chief financial officer for Cox Automotive, a $4.4 billion annual revenue worldwide automotive marketplace provider. In this role, Mr. Clement leads all of the company’s finance functions, as well as legal, corporate development, strategy and investor relations activities.
“Dallas brings considerable skills in strategic and financial planning, plus an increased level of investor communications focus to our board,” said Phil Vachon, Chairman of the Unwired Planet board. “His experience and insight in these areas will be invaluable as we continue to plan and execute our growth strategy. I am personally looking forward to working with Dallas and on behalf of my fellow board members, employees and shareholders welcome him to the Unwired Planet board.”
Previously, Mr. Clement served in several leadership positions spanning 20 years at Cox Communications, leading Cox’s strategy and product management organizations. As the executive vice president and chief strategy and product management officer, Mr. Clement led the development of the company’s long-term planning process, steered Cox to new industries and businesses and provided leadership across the company’s product lines. He also spearheaded Cox’s early wireless strategy and oversaw the execution of spectrum acquisition, business model evaluation, team development, wholesale negotiations, network build and go-to-market positioning. Mr. Clement serves as a director of Airo, a wireless device company and is also a named inventor with patents in the communications sector.
Mr. Clement received a Bachelor of Arts in applied mathematics and economics from Harvard College and holds a Master of Science in engineering-economic systems from Stanford University.The Unwired Planet board now consists of seven members. For further information and biographies of our board members please consult our website at http://www.unwiredplanet.com. About Unwired Planet Unwired Planet, Inc. (NASDAQ: UPIP) is the inventor of the Mobile Internet and a premier intellectual property company focused exclusively on the mobile industry. The company's patent portfolio of over 2,500 issued and pending US and foreign patents, includes technologies that allow mobile devices to connect to the Internet and enable mobile communications. The portfolio spans 2G, 3G, and 4G technologies, as well as cloud-based mobile applications and services. Unwired Planet's portfolio includes patents related to key mobile technologies, including baseband mobile communications, mobile browsers, mobile advertising, push notification technology, maps and location based services, mobile application stores, social networking, mobile gaming, and mobile search. Unwired Planet is headquartered in Reno, Nevada. References in this release to Unwired Planet may be to Unwired Planet, Inc. or its subsidiaries.