Directors

Jonathan Kagan

Director

Mr. Kagan has been a Managing Principal of Corporate Partners LLC since January 2006, where he oversees the investment of privately negotiated investments in public and private companies. Mr. Kagan began his career in the investment banking division of Lazard Frères Co. LLC where he held a variety of positions from 1980 until 2009 including Managing Director of Lazard Alternative Investments LLC. Previously, Mr. Kagan was also a Managing Director of Corporate Partners I LP, and of Centre Partners Management LLC, where he managed the Centre Capital Funds. Mr. Kagan received an MA (1 Hon) from Oxford University and his AB, summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Harvard College. Mr. Kagan is a member of the board of directors of Ironshore, Inc., a company that filed a registration statement with the SEC in June 2014 in connection with its proposed initial public offering.

Rob Redmond

Director

Mr. Redmond is Executive Chairman of Macquarie Capital (USA) Inc., having joined the firm in March 2009. Mr. Redmond has a distinguished reputation as an experienced senior advisor across multiple sectors. Mr. Redmond joined Macquarie Capital from Barclays Capital, where he held the title of Vice Chairman from 2008-2009. Prior to Barclays Capital, Mr. Redmond was at Lehman Brothers Holdings, Inc. (“Lehman”) where he was Vice Chairman from 2005-2008 and Managing Director from 1994 to 2005. During his 14 years at Lehman, Mr. Redmond developed and ran several global businesses for the firm including founding Lehman’s Financial Sponsors business and played a central role in building the firm’s Industrials and Leveraged Finance businesses to leading positions in the US and in other markets around the world. He also served on Lehman’s Global Management Committee and on the Executive Committee for the Global Investment Banking Division. At Lehman, Mr. Redmond advised on a number of significant transactions, including the IPO of The Blackstone Group, the buyouts of First Data Corp, Texas Utilities and Warner Music Group and the buyout, IPO and secondary offering of Hertz Corporation. Before joining Lehman Brothers in 1994, Mr. Redmond was a Managing Director at Kidder Peabody where he was Head of Leveraged Finance and High Yield Capital Markets, as well as a member of that firm’s Underwriting and Commitment Committees. Mr. Redmond joined Kidder, Peabody as a Vice President in their Capital Markets Division in 1987. He began his career in 1980 as an officer of the Chase Manhattan Bank managing the bank’s relationships with diversified companies. Mr. Redmond holds a BA in Economics from Lafayette College and received his MBA degree from Cornell University’s Johnson Graduate School of Management. He currently serves as a member of The Cornell University Council and as a member of The Johnson Graduate School of Management Advisory Board.

George Brokaw

Director

Mr. Brokaw is a Managing Partner at Trafelet Brokaw & Co. Until 2013, Mr. Brokaw was a Managing Director at Highbridge Capital Management. Prior to joining Highbridge in 2012, he held senior positions at Perry Capital, LLC and Lazard Freres & Co.LLC.  Mr. Brokaw is a member of the board of directors of DISH Network Corporation and Alico, Inc. Mr. Brokaw has previously served as a director to several companies including North American Construction Group, North American Energy Partners Inc., Capital Business Credit LLC, Exclusive Resorts, LLC, Ovation, Timberstar and ValuePlace Holdings LLC. In addition, he is a member of the board of the Carter Burden Center for the Aging. Mr. Brokaw received a B.A. from Yale University, a J.D./M.B.A. from the University of Virginia and is a member of the New York Bar.

Victor Mendelson

Director

Mr. Mendelson has been associated with HEICO Corporation since 1990, serving as a Director since 1996, Co-President since October 2009 and as Executive Vice President from 2001 through September 2009. Mr. Mendelson has also served as President and Chief Executive Officer of the HEICO Electronic Technologies Group since its formation in September 1996. He was General Counsel of the company from 1993 to 2008 and Vice President from 1996 to 2001. In addition, Mr. Mendelson was the Chief Operating Officer of HEICO’s former MediTek Health Corporation subsidiary from 1995 until its profitable sale in 1996. Mr. Mendelson is a co-founder, and, since 1987, has been President of Mendelson International Corporation, a private investment company, which is a shareholder of HEICO. He is a Vice Chair of the Board of Visitors of Columbia College in New York City, a Trustee of St. Thomas University in Miami Gardens, Florida, a Director of Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade and is a Director and Immediate Past President of the Board of Directors of the Florida Grand Opera. Mr. Mendelson earned an AB from Columbia College of Columbia University and JD from University of Miami School of Law.


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