Board of Directors

Alex Spiro (Chairman)

Alex Spiro is our Chairman and principal executive officer. Mr. Spiro joined our Board on August 26, 2015. On January 25, 2021, the Board appointed Alex Spiro to serve as its Chairman and as the Company’s principal executive officer, effective on the same day. Mr. Spiro has been a partner at Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan LLP since October 2017. Prior to that, Mr. Spiro had been an attorney at Brafman and Associates in New York City since July 2013. In that position, Mr. Spiro has handled an array of complex litigation and investigations. Prior to his joining Brafman and Associates, from September 2008 to July 2013, Mr. Spiro worked as a Manhattan prosecutor. Mr. Spiro formerly was the director of an autism children’s program at McLean Hospital, Harvard’s psychiatric hospital. Mr. Spiro is a graduate of the Harvard Law School where he remains on the adjunct faculty. He has lectured and written on a variety of subjects related to psychology and the law. Mr. Spiro brings to our Board his significant analytical and overall business leadership skills.

Joseph De Perio

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Joseph A. De Perio joined our Board on May 20, 2015. On March 22, 2017, the Board appointed Joseph De Perio to serve as its Chairman and as the Company’s principal executive officer, effective on the same day. Mr. De Perio served in that role until January 2021. Previously, Mr. De Perio served as the Board’s Non-Executive Chairman. Mr. De Perio has served as a Senior Portfolio Manager of Clinton since October 2010; he also served in a similar capacity from 2006 until December 2007. From December 2007 until October 2010, Mr. De Perio was a Vice President at Millennium Management, L.L.C., a global investment management firm. Mr. De Perio was a Private Equity Associate at Trimaran Capital Partners, a private investment firm, from 2004 until 2006 and an analyst and associate in the mergers and acquisitions department at CIBC Oppenheimer, a national investment boutique, from 2000 until 2004. Mr. De Perio also served on the board of directors of Viking Systems, Inc., a leading worldwide developer, manufacturer and marketer of 3D and 2D visualization solutions for complex minimally invasive surgery, from June 2011 until its sale to Conmed Corporation in October 2012, and Overland Storage, Inc. (f/k/a Overland Data, Inc.), a provider of data protection appliances, from April 2011 until its sale to Sphere 3D Corporation in December 2014. Mr. De Perio also served on the board of directors of EveryWare Global, Inc., a provider of tabletop and food preparation products for the consumer and foodservice markets, from May 2013 until April 2015 when the company filed for protection under Chapter 11 of the United States Bankruptcy Code pursuant to a pre-packaged plan of reorganization. Mr. De Perio received a B.A. in in business economics and organizational behavior management with honors from Brown University.

Robert Searing

Robert joined our Board on August 26, 2015. Mr. Searing has been the Chief Operating Officer and the Chief Financial Officer of BH Asset Management, LLC, a Registered Investment Advisory firm, since January 2010. From 2003 to 2009, he was the Chief Operating Officer of Schottenfeld Group, LLC, an investment advisory and broker dealer firm. Mr. Searing is also a Certified Public Accountant. Mr. Searing brings to our Board his experience as a financial leader with significant depth and breadth of knowledge in dealing with complex financial and accounting matters as well as broad managerial expertise.

Robert G. Torricelli

Robert joined our Board on February 27, 2017. Mr. Torricelli served in the U.S. House of Representatives from the Ninth District of New Jersey from 1982 until his election to the U.S. Senate in 1996, where he served until 2003. During his tenure in the Senate, Mr. Torricelli was a member of the Senate Finance, Governmental Affairs, Foreign Relations, Judiciary and Rules Committees and also served as Chair of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee. Upon retiring from the Senate, Mr. Torricelli established a national and international business strategy firm, Rosemont Associates LLC, and created a real estate development business, Woodrose Properties LLC. Mr. Torricelli brings to our board extensive leadership and strategic business experience.

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