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William M. (Bill) Malloy

Bill Malloy served as the Chief Marketing Officer at Sprint Corp. (formerly, Sprint Nextel Corp.). Mr. Malloy serves as Vice President of Sales at Deleet Merchandising Corp. He served as Venture Partner at Ignition Venture Partners IV, L.P., Ignition Venture Partners III, L.P., Ignition Venture Partners II, L.P. Mr. Malloy served as a Venture Partner at Ignition Partners joined it in 2002 and worked on telecommunications and wireless investments. He has over 20 years of experience in senior operating roles with marketing and technology companies. He served as the Chief Executive Officer at WorldStream Communications, Inc. and Peapod, LLC, focusing on turnaround and follow-on financing. He founded Sparkplug, Inc. and served as its Managing Director and its Chief Executive Officer since July 2006. Prior to this, for over 11 years, he has extensive operational responsibility at McCaw and AT&T Wireless. As an Executive Vice President U.S. Operations for AT&T Wireless, he created and launched AT&T Digital One Rate which revolutionized the wireless industry and drove revenue at nearly three times the industry rate; grew revenue from $4 billion to $6 billion and completed the $1.5 billion acquisition of Vanguard Cellular Systems and $1 billion acquisition of LA Cellular making AT&T Wireless the largest United States’ wireless carrier prior to heading the United States operations for it, he served as the President of the AT&T Wireless Central Region, leading the $1.5 billion build out of AT&T PCS markets in the Central United States and developing joint ventures with First Energy and Cincinnati Bell Telephone. Prior to that, he served as the Regional Vice President and at McCaw Cellular's Southwest Region and he led the launch of Cellular One as the first national wireless brand for independent carriers and the introduction of the North American Cellular Network. He joined McCaw Cellular in 1988 however, began working with it in 1985 when he was a Partner with its advertising agency creating products including Go Phone ®. Prior to McCaw Cellular, Mr. Malloy spent 14 years in marketing and advertising, holding Senior Operating and Partner positions with several advertising firms and media agencies. He served as Chairman of Sparkplug, Inc. since August 2008. He serves as a Director of AOL Wireless. He represented Ignition on the Board of Directors of Extend America and Wildseed. Mr. Malloy is a graduate of Washburn University and Northwestern University Kellogg Graduate School of Management where he graduated from the Kellogg Management Institute.

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