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RPX Corporation appoints Marty Roberts as CEO

RPX CorporationRPX Corporation, a provider of patent risk and discovery management solutions, announced that it has named Marty Roberts chief executive officer and president of the company.

Mr. Roberts had been serving as Interim CEO since February 5, 2017.

Mr. Roberts served as General Counsel of Linden Lab where he was responsible for managing the legal department and advising the company's board and management on legal issues and corporate governance matters.

Before joining Linden Lab, he was Deputy General Counsel of eBay Inc., where he managed regulatory affairs and legal operations.

Mr. Roberts received his law degree from the University of Alabama School of Law and a BA from the University of Virginia.

The Company also announced that Magdalena Yesil has joined its Board of Directors.

Ms. Yesil is the first investor in and founding board member of Salesforce and served on that company's board for more than six years.

Ms. Yesil spent eight years as a general partner at the venture capital firm US Venture Partners, making 16 investments in a variety of technology start-ups.

Prior to her investing career, she was an entrepreneur and multiple time founder with UUnet, CyberCash, and MarketPay, and was chosen Entrepreneur of the Year by Red Herring.

Most recently, she co-founded Broadway Angels, an angel group based in San Francisco.

Ms. Yesil received a BS in industrial engineering and management science and an MS in electrical engineering from Stanford University.


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