S&P Global Market Intelligence presents a rundown of recent board changes in the U.S. technology, media and telecommunications industries.
* Mir Aamir stepped down as CEO and president of Quotient Technology Inc. and also resigned from the company's board. Steven Boal, who founded Quotient in 1998, was named CEO and chairman of the board. Scott Raskin, who served on the board since February 2017, also resigned from the board after being appointed president of the company.
* In connection with his appointment as CEO of National CineMedia Inc., Thomas Lesinski resigned from the company's board as the independent director designated by Cinemark Media Inc. pursuant to the director designation agreement dated February 2007 between the company and American Multi-Cinema Inc., Cinemark and Regal CineMedia Holdings LLC. Cinemark notified the company that it will designate a replacement director who is an independent director under the rules of the Nasdaq Stock Market.
Lesinski also resigned his position as chairman of the board. National CineMedia's board subsequently appointed Lesinski as a member of the board in his role as CEO, according to an SEC filing. The board also appointed Mark Segall to serve as board chair.
* Resonant Inc., which develops filter designs for radio frequency front-ends, increased the size of the company's board to eight members. The company appointed Rubén Caballero to fill the vacancy, according to a news release. Caballero will provide technical advisory services to the company.
* David Burgstahler and Joshua Tamaroff resigned from WideOpenWest Inc.'s board, the company disclosed in an SEC filing. Both Burgstahler and Tamaroff were appointed to the company's board by Avista Capital Partners as part of the private equity firm's investment in the company. On Aug. 6, Avista determined to distribute its shares of the company's stock to its limited partners in its capacity as the general partner of several funds. The resignations of Burgstahler and Tamaroff are in connection with this wind-down of Avista's stock holdings in the company.
* Tix Corp. added Jordan Fiksenbaum, David Saxe and Mesfin Eyob to its board to fill the three existing vacancies. Fiksenbaum has served in various management roles in the live entertainment industry, including as the vice president of marketing and public relations for the North American Resident Shows Division of Cirque du Soleil. Saxe is the owner of David Saxe Productions Inc., a Las Vegas-based entertainment company, which operates two theaters at Planet Hollywood Resort.
Eyob is president, CEO and co-founder of Reservation Gateway Inc., which provides software for the travel industry.
* New Media Investment Group Inc. agreed to buy USA Today owner Gannett Co Inc. in a cash-and-stock transaction. The combined company's board will have nine members, including New Media CEO Michael Reed as chairman, five independent directors from New Media and three independent directors from Gannett.
* Boingo Wireless Inc. increased the size of its board to nine members from eight members and appointed Roy Chestnutt to the board, the company disclosed in an SEC filing. Chestnutt is a senior adviser at VMware Inc. and Blackstone Group Inc. Chestnutt's term will expire at the company's 2020 annual meeting of stockholders.