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With decades of in-depth experience in the M2M field, Digi’s leadership team has the talent and track record that translates into meaningful, measurable value for customers and shareholders.

Ron KoneznyPresident and CEO

Ron Kenezny

Mr. Konezny joined our company December, 2014, as President and Chief Executive Officer. Prior to joining us he was Vice President, Global Transportation and Logistics division of Trimble Navigation Limited, a global provider of navigation and range-finding equipment and related solutions. He had served in that role since September 2013. Prior to this position, he served from August 2011 to September 2013 as the General Manager of this division and as the Chief Executive Officer of PeopleNet, Inc., after PeopleNet was acquired by Trimble in 2011. Mr. Konezny was a founder of PeopleNet where he held a variety of executive positions since 1996, including Chief Technology Officer, Chief Financial Officer, Chief Operating Officer and, from September 2007 through PeopleNet’s acquisition by Trimble, Chief Executive Officer. PeopleNet is a leading provider of telematics solutions for the transportation industry. Mr. Konezny also presently serves on the board of directors of I.D. Systems, Inc.

Mr. Konezny has extensive experience in the wireless M2M industry working with solutions comprised of hardware and cloud-based applications. He brings extensive leadership experience in corporate strategy, manufacturing, operation, technology, finance and business development to the Board. Mr. Konezny was the 2009 winner of the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year® award in the Technology category.

Mike GoergenSVP, CFO, Treasurer

Mike Goergen

Mr. Goergen joined Digi International in April 2015, as Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer. Prior to joining Digi he served as Senior Vice President – Finance of the Transport/Logistics division of Trimble Navigation Limited from April 2013 to March 2015. From June 2007 to April 2013, Mr. Goergen served as Chief Financial Officer of PeopleNet Communications. PeopleNet was acquired by Trimble in 2011. Prior to his role as Chief Financial Officer of PeopleNet, he served since 1997 in various financial roles at PeopleNet.

Joel YoungSVP of Research & Development, CTO

Joel Young

Mr. Young joined our company in July 2000 as Vice President of Engineering and was named Vice President of Research and Development and Chief Technical Officer in November 2005. In October 2006, Mr. Young was named Senior Vice President of Research and Development and Chief Technical Officer. Prior to joining us, Mr. Young served as a Vice President for Transcrypt International, a provider of encryption products, in various engineering, sales and marketing positions from February 1996 to June 2000. Before that, he held various engineering and management positions at AT&T and AT&T Bell Laboratories from 1986 to 1996.

Kevin RileySVP of Sales

Kevin Riley

Mr. Riley joined our company in January 2013 as Senior Vice President of Sales. Prior to joining us, Mr. Riley served as Senior Vice President – Global Markets for Infor Global Solutions, where he led four global business units to profitable growth. Prior to his time at Infor, he was Vice President and General Manager to Oracle from September 2008 to January 2010 and President of Global Knowledge Software from September 2002 to September 2008, when Global Knowledge Software was acquired by Oracle. He has also served as President and Chief Operating Officer for Learn2 Corporation. Mr. Riley is a graduate of Old Dominion University where he graduated with a BS in Business Administration.

Jeff LieblVP, CMO

Jeff Liebl

Mr. Liebl joined our company in October 2013 as Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer. He brings extensive experience in growing venture-backed and technology-oriented B2B companies. Prior to joining us, Mr. Liebl served as Vice President Sales and Marketing for TST Media, a Cloud-based SaaS and e-commerce firm. From September 2006 to February 2012, he worked at eBureau, a venture capital-backed predictive analytics and data services firm, where he served as Chief Marketing Officer and Chief Strategy Officer. From 2001 to 2006, Mr. Liebl served as Vice President Global Marketing & Product Management for global telecommunications software provider Ubiquity Software, which conducted a successful IPO in 2005 and was later acquired by Avaya.

Jon NylandVP of Manufacturing Operations

Jon Nyland

Mr. Nyland joined Digi in 1993 as Manager of Manufacturing and Test Engineering. He served in roles of increasing responsibility until he was promoted in April 1999 to his current position of Vice President of Manufacturing Operations. Prior to joining us, from 1985 to 1993, Mr. Nyland held engineering and consulting positions with ITT Corporation, Minnesota Technology and Turtle Mountain Corporation.

Tracy RobertsVP of Talent and Information Technology

Tracy Roberts

Ms. Roberts has served as our Vice President of Human Resources and Information Technology since March 2005 and has been employed by the Company since June 1999. Prior to joining us, Ms. Roberts served as the Director of Human Resources at Novartis Nutrition Corporation where she served the medical nutritional business unit. Prior to her time at Novartis, Ms. Roberts had an extensive career with Cray Research (now Silicon Graphics) including various roles with Human Resources and Marketing.

David SampsellVP, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary

David Sampsell

Mr. Sampsell joined our company in April 2011 as Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary. Prior to joining us, Mr. Sampsell worked as corporate counsel at ADC Telecommunications, Inc. from December 1999 until March 2011. His most recent role at ADC was as Associate General Counsel overseeing corporate transactions and securities law compliance. Prior to joining ADC, Mr. Sampsell was an attorney in private practice with Leonard, Street and Deinard, P.A. in Minneapolis from 1996 to 1999 and Moore & Van Allen, PLLC in Charlotte, NC from 1993 to 1996.

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