Meet Linden Lab New Investors

Bradford Oberwager

Bradford Scovill Oberwager serves as Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Oberwager is founder and CEO of Jyve, a Silicon Valley based, technology company revolutionizing labor, staffing and merchandising functions in the consumer goods vertical. Prior to Jyve, Mr. Oberwager owned Bare Snacks, acquired in 2018 by PepsiCo. Previously, he was CEO of the SaaS company, OpenWebs. Brad received his BS in Finance from Georgetown University and his MBA in Strategic and Entrepreneurial Management from the Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania.

Current positions of Brad S. Oberwager 
 Asure Software, Inc.
(Software)Independent Director2018Jyve Corp.Chief Executive Officer2015Sundia Corp.Chairman2010Penny Black Holdings LLCSenior Advisor-
Holdings of Brad S. Oberwager 
 Asure Software, Inc. (ASUR)
(Software)15,1650.082%107,672 USD

J. Randall Waterfield

. Randall Waterfield is Chairman of The Board & Chief Executive Officer of Waterfield Holdings. Waterfield traces its roots back to 1928, when Richard H. Waterfield founded Waterfield Mortgage Company and Waterfield Insurance Agency in Fort Wayne, Indiana. After selling the largest private mortgage company in the US and largest Indiana based bank in 2006 and 2007 respectively, Waterfield has diversified into technology, real estate, asset management and merchant banking. Waterfield today has over $2 billion in managed assets.

Mr. Waterfield was the 2017-2018 Chairman of Young Presidents Organization (YPO) International (www.ypo.org), an organization of over 30,000 CEOs from over 140 countries with combined revenue of over US$ 9 Trillion. He is also a director of SMTC Corporation (NASDAQ: SMTX), Red Oak Partners, WTI Holdings, and former Chairman of YPO New York City, among other board positions further detailed below. Prior to joining Waterfield, Mr. Waterfield was employed by Goldman Sachs Asset Management, where he was responsible for the small cap growth portfolios. Prior to his employment with Goldman, Sachs, & Co., Mr. Waterfield trained at Fidelity Investments in Boston, and Prudential Securities in New York. Mr. Waterfield graduated from Harvard University in 1996; he holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation (CFA) and is a member of MENSA.

BOARD POSITIONS

Mr. Waterfield is currently, or was previously, a member of the following boards of directors:

  • Waterfield Group
  • Waterfield Enterprises
  • Waterfield Asset Management
  • Waterfield Private Equity Fund(s) I,II, & III
  • Waterfield Technologies
  • Waterfield Energy
  • Affinity Financial Corporation
  • National InterBank
  • Waterfield Financial Services
  • Young Presidents Organization New York City
  • Asure Software (NASDAQ)
  • Culver Military Summer Academy
  • TheRateReport
  • Cappello, Waterfield & Co.
  • Fife, Waterfield & Co.

CULTURAL & OTHER NON-PROFIT

Through the Waterfield Foundation, Mr. Waterfield supports a variety of environmental and Midwestern based causes.

SPEAKER

Mr. Waterfield has been a frequent guest on CNBC, MSNBC, Fox News, and CNN Radio. He has been quoted in numerous publications, including the Wall Street Journal, The Los Angeles Times, The San Francisco Examiner, The Orange County Register, and American Banker, among others.

EDUCATION

Mr. Waterfield graduated from Harvard University in 1996. He is a member of MENSA and holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation (CFA).


OPINION:

As a Second Life user since 2012 I have seen many changes from the introduction to mesh and other major updates. I have also seen the decline of users and the increase in cost of land ownership.

After reading information on the new acquisition and the individuals involved I have to say this may bring new life in Second Life, taking us into a new era that could possibly bolster Second Life to new people while adding new features and revenue.

Of course with any major change there is skepticism. Will Second Life fail? Be sold off? Divided? I honestly do not see Linden Lab putting Second Life in the hands of individuals that would destroy what Linden Lab has built for so many years. Only time will tell what changes will come, if any.

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